Saturday, August 23, 2014

Czech Glass Bead Bracelet and Earrings

Colorful triangle shaped Czech glass beads are a great start for a simple patinated copper wire bracelet.

And then I had to go and make some earrings too!

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Summer Garden

 A few things from my garden.

Meyer Lemon

Lady Slippers

Moss Roses

(specific name unknown)

How is your summer growing?

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

A Good Ol' Swap...

My blogging friend Kathy over at KathyinOzarks had run across some lovely blue green Czech glass picasso finish beads that she wanted to have made into a bracelet...and we decided to do a swap. I would make her some form of wrap-around style bracelet adding beads and materials from my personal collection and she in turn would provide me with some of her wonderful handmade soap.

I decided to try working with memory wire, adding a variety of different spacers and a few complimenting Czech beads of my own. Here is the result:

Can't forget the pressed coin beads used at the ends and tied off with sari silk ribbon. Such lovely beads, and a fun project to complete.

Now onto the soaps! I received two bars and a moisturizer which I absolutely adore. The butter moisturizer is made with sweet almond oil and has a wonderful light clean fragrance. The consistency is like whipped butter -and I am using this moisturizer every night. The soaps are also sure to be favorites. One is glycerin with dried calendula petals and the 2nd is a goat milk with pink Himalayan salt (for abrasive). The fragrances are amazing, my favorite is the goat milk bar which smells like honey.

I love the idea of trading different kinds of handmade goods. It was an awesome swap!

Thanks Kathy