Thursday, November 29, 2012

Creative Cleansing - Sewing!

I needed to clear my mind today, and decided to busy myself with another project.

I needed to make Comet a new coat :)

He is the boss of the house, and quite spoiled.

See how happy he is with himself?

There is a little 'challenge' for lack of better words in our area, called The 12 Acts of Kindness.

Starting on Dec 1st, it is a challenge to do an act of kindness toward your local rescue group or shelter. Making this coat got me thinking, how fun would it be, to go to pick up your newest addition to your family and show up and have them in a new coat :) So I am going to make several and drop them off around the area.

What is your 'creative cleansing' that gets you rejuvenated to move on to your next project?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

KISS Collection - Message Necklaces

Most of us are familiar with the KISS theory (Keep It Simple Stupid) and I am adopting this for a new line of necklaces. Simple designs with a straight forward message. Not everyone is looking for an 'edge' with their style. Sometimes you don't want to be 'on' all the time, you just wanna blend. This is what this line is about. Amazonite and Agate - a combination of honesty and harmony.
Rose quartz and Jade - Love, love and more love :)
When the statement is not as important as the message. These designs say what you need them to say, simply, elegantly and honestly.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Resisting Autumn - Dangle Bracelet

When it comes to fall I am never ready. I am always holding onto my summer greens. That is what inspired this bracelet. Fall came late this year in the south. Leaves are still green and still changing and still falling to the ground in splendid color.

I love the eclectic sampling of beads on this bracelet. Green glass and lampwork, mixed in with golden brown lampwork and glass. Add a hint of mookite for a pop of color, some lapis for a glimpse of autumn skies and it all starts to come together like a picture from a fall meadow. There is so much more in this bracelet, as you wear it you will come across other beads and stones, like when you are walking in the yard, and kicking up leaves and finding small treasures buried beneath. What is your favorite part of fall?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Beaded Hairsticks

I got these hair sticks from OMG! They are so cute, so addictive and what a hit! 5 links is all I used, I didn't want them to be too long and get caught in the hair. 5 links is just enuff to great a great little treasure cluster. So easy to personalize too.

The top is fresh water pearl, agate, glass pearl, swarovski crystals, glass beads. Pearl for calming and centering, agate for harmony and balance, and a butterfly to remind you you are beautiful inside and out.

The bottom is snowflake obsidian, jet, agate, crystal and lampwork. Protection and healing. Snowflake obsidian and jet are both used to bring issues to the surface to be dealt, healing emotions.

 What would your combination say about you? 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Silver River Jewelry is having a give away!

Scooch on over to Silver River Jewerly's blog for the rules and the link to the give away sponsored by 12 different artists!

Browse through their work, and see all the beautiful designs! Pick your favorite (up to 3) and you are entered!

Good luck!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Peace and Love - Messages from a stone necklace

I love being inspired by one component of a design and starting the build from there. The glass heart pendant started this design. The green in the glass was a perfect compliment to the sandy colors of the jasper beads. Jasper is the stone of gentleness and nurturing. It is said to bring joy. Why not pair it up with that heart, and wear your heart out for all to see and bring joy to those around you!
The little brass clasp with the peace symbol - didn't take much to push me in that direction :) Amethyst, fluorite, apatite and tourmalated rose quartz. Coupled with the lampwork heart - all speak peace.
I added the blue shell that I found on the beach as a personal touch, and now I am a bit torn about it... Should I change it up? Does it need a different focal? Should I stop over analyzing it?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hammered Coppper Earrings - Mismatched style

This is a fun mismatched style, meaning large and small. Kind of a throw back to the 80's, and I am an 80's child. I remember off the shoulder sweatshirts, mini skirts, leg warmers, BIG HAIR, heavy make up and some of the best jewerly ever!
These are a fun throw back to that time. What was your favorite part of the 80's?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Lampwork and Lapis cuff

This cuff makes me stupid happy. There is no rhyme or reason to the wrap, and that is the purpose.

I wove small lapis beads into the design to represent creativity. When I look at it, it tells me a story. It is a story of a journey, and how the journey takes so many twists and turns, but if you keep your eyes open, it is full of treasures along the way. Does it tell you a story?