Saturday, February 19, 2011

My New Green Collection

Yep, I wanted to show off my new green collection. I've been a bit busy the last couple of days.....since I was sick and couldn't do anything else......and I got a bit creative. I love the green colors I had in my bead collection and decided to make a green collection of jewelry. Watch out, cuz I still have more of those greens, so they'll be popping up in the future! Anyway, I wanted to show them off and see what you think. They'll be great for summer! The above bracelet I listed yesterday. But the rest have yet to be listed.

I started out with this bracelet. The beads I used are green Tagua nut! I knotted it with brown leather and lime green cotton cord.

I went from the bracelet to this summery necklace. I used a yellow cotton cord on this one and added one of my Mexican beach stones. It's so lightweight and comfortable!!

I couldn't stop , so I made some earrings to match! I think they're cute!

So here is my latest collection. Hope someone likes them!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Where Did The Week Go?

Doesn't it seem that sometimes the weeks fly by and you sit back and wonder if you accomplished anything worthwhile? I feel that way at times, especially weeks like this one, when I'm sick. I just don't feel like doing anything worthwhile! But yesterday, I did accomplish a few things. I took over 100 photos of all my necklaces hanging on my necklace form. There's a sample at the top of the page! Actually that one I haven't listed yet, so I guess you could say that it's a teaser! LOL

I also want to say thank you, to my wonderful hubby who has taken such good care of me the last couple of days. He's made dinner, did the dishes and doted on me. What more could a girl ask for!! Today I hope I can clean the house a bit and do some laundry since I feel a bit better. It's the coughing that drives me crazy.

Have a wonderful Friday and a wonderful weekend too! Sorry to bore you this morning!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I'm Sick And I'm A Big Baby!

Yep, you heard it right! When I'm sick, I'm a big baby! I would love someone to dote on me! Bring me some tea, some tissues and give me a back rub! But noooooo, I'm handling it all alone. My hubby is working and doesn't feel too sorry for me. You see, when he's sick, he never complains! (I wish he would so I wouldn't feel so bad as I whine and whine and then drink wine)! "It's just a cold! You'll get better!" LOL
So I decided to just show you something warm and summery and leave it at that. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Migraine, Backache and Computer Troubles.....What Next!?

(photo by lakevermilionphotos please take a look at his shop)

As my title says, yesterday included all of that! I woke up with both the physical things (probably slept wrong) and my computer kept wanting to crash! I was able to backup most of what I wanted from it, except for the 83 photos I took yesterday morning that needed editing! Arrghh! I erased them from my camera too! I was a bit distraught as you may very well have guessed! I felt like going out and climbing a tree and falling asleep (like you see in the above photo!) I went to my meeting and when I came home, my head was really pounding!! But I was determined to retrieve those photos!!! So I pulled out my puter, took the panel off and reset some of the ribbons. I've done this several times in the past, cuz this is an ongoing problem! Sometimes it's just dusty, but not this time. I then fired it up spit and sputtered, and came on! I quickly downloaded the photos and was able to edit them too! And today, for some odd reason, it's working! For how long? We'll see! In the meantime, we're looking to buy a new one.
Anyway, here's a few of my new photos!

This is one of my newest necklaces! I haven't listed it yet! Do you like my new necklace form? I do, as you will see in the next few photos! Thank you for your patience! LOL

Don't you just love the color in this trapezoid? I do! And it's all sterling silver too!

How about antique brass? I think this is a beauty!!

I've already listed this one! I love the color of the pearls! And it's gold instead of silver!

Here's the bracelet that matches the above necklace! I haven't listed it yet, but will soon!

I also made these earrings to match. Hmmmm, not too sure about them yet! May have to go back to the drawing board. What do you think?

And lastly, this is a remake of an older necklace I had around for a long time! I really like it! What do you think?

I sure hope you all had a wonderful weekend and have a great week ahead!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

If I Were A Bear

(Photo by Joanna's Foto )

If I were a bear...
The winter would go by fast.
I would sleep in my den
Till the winter was past.
If I were a bear.

If I were a bear...
I could nap in a tree
Or out in the snow
Wherever I choose to be.
If I were a bear.

(photo by Schmetzpetz)

If I were a bear...
I could sleep soundly in my bed
I could sleep the winter away
And wake only to be fed.
If I were a bear.

(artwork by amberalexander)

If I were a bear...

I could dance to the moon
I could sleep the day away
Or only sleep till noon.
If I were a bear.

If I were a bear...
I could be a red gummy
Or any other color
Cuz I would still taste yummy!
If I were a bear.

(Wuglyee is the mascot of Wugylees on Etsy)

If I were bear...
I could be soft and cuddly

I could sit on a shelf
Or I could be a Wuglyee!

.....If I were a bear....

Lately with all the snow we've had I've often thought about a bears life of sleeping the winter away. Wouldn't it be nice??

I would like to thank all of the Etsy shops above for allowing me to use their artwork!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Can I Show Off My Newest Creations?

I hope you all don't mind, but I'd really LOVE to show off my newest creations. First off, I had a request for a custom order. It was for a purse charm. Here is the finished product and I have to say that the customer loves it and wants another in a different color!

Isn't it great? If you love it too and would like one like it, let me know! I'd love to make you one!

And then I had a lady tell me she was getting married and she showed me her dress (which is gorgeous, by the way) and said she was having a hard time coming up with jewelry to accent it. I told her I'd see what I could do. These may not be right for her, but they will go in my shop...soon! This first one I loved so much that I made a matching bracelet and some earrings. I'm not too sure about the earrings yet, but I can still change them before I list it. What do you think?

I love the gold chain and the champagne button pearls on this one! It is so feminine!!

I also made this next necklace thinking it would look great as well. I loved this one too when I got it finished! What do you think?

This one is also made with a gold chain. The bigger beads are a glass bead in a sand and cream color. I added the Swarovski bicones for interest. This is AWESOME!

I would really love to know what you think and if they will have any appeal! Please leave me your thoughts in the comments below! I love to read them!
Well, I'm not going to bore you anymore today. I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and get plenty of rest for the coming week!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snow, Snow And More Snow!!!

I couldn't believe it when I woke up yesterday morning. The weather people were actually right for a change! Even Vinnie (the cat in the photo above) was in shock!! Poor little guy wanted to go out so bad, but as you can see, the snow was too deep for him. But he was insistent, so I opened the door so he could see for himself! Nope....he wasn't going out there! LOL

So, what was I going to do? I baked some delicious Oatmeal Raisin cookies (sorry no photo). I then got busy and created. First I made this bracelet:

I really love this one! I haven't gotten around to listing it yet, but maybe this afternoon. I then started to rummage through my bead stash and decided it was time to make a new purse dangle. Who doesn't like pink?

Thought it turned out quite well! From there I thought maybe a pair of earrings....Yeah! So here are the earrings I made:

As the day went on, it finally quit snowing and I decided to venture outside for a photo or two. I wanted to go out in the backyard, but when I opened the door from the garage, this is what I got:

So needless to say, I didn't go out in the backyard! But I did take a photo of what our deck looked like (the same deck Vinnie was looking at longingly in the top photo). Pretty drifted I'd say!

Hubby took the day off since he couldn't get out of the driveway or down our street. So what was he doing?

Yep, you got it!! Snow blowing! That was only the 3rd time that morning!! And he had to do it again when the snow plows came through!!! If I was a good wife, I would have helped! Tee Hee! Nope! I'd much rather be indoors warm, creating and watching! By the way.....I will shovel off the deck a bit later today! The sun is shining and it's going to be a great day! Hope you have a good one too!