Sunday, September 5, 2010

Featured with a hosted giveaway!!

I was interviewed recently by Nat of Adore By Nat and featured on her wonderful blog yesterday! It was a little scary at first to be interviewed but once I got started on answering the first question...everything just started flowing naturally! You can check out her Saturday Artisan feature of me here!

And for those of you who love a great giveaway...(Who doesn't love giveaways?!!)...She is hosting a giveaway for me on her blog too!

I'm giving away one of my lovely zipper pulls:


The giveaway started today and ends September 11th, 2010!  For all the instructions on how to enter to win you need to hop on over to Adore By Nat's blog! (Please note that you must visit Adore By Nat's blog to participate in this giveaway.)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Busy week with NEW Jewelry Designs!!

So last week I wasn't able to work on anything including cards! It was so hot...I think the temp got up to around 98 with really high humidity! And we don't have air conditioning so my craft room was so unbreathably hot that I wasn't able to get in there. But thankfully we got some rain this week that cooled the weather down a bit. I so can't wait for autumn...lol!!

So anyways...once I was able to start working on things I got right to work on some new bracelets and earrings that I had ideas for before I forgot what I wanted to do...lol.




I always lay out the beads and colors I want to use for the bracelet I'm going to work on to get an idea of how it will look and apporximentaly how many beads I will need...





A couple months ago the local bead shop that I go to was having a major sale on their chinese crystal...so Hubs let me get some in every color! I love implementing sparkle into all my designs, so I couldn't wait to play with them!!

For these bracelets I wanted a little bit of a sparkly tassle look...








 Here are the bracelets partly finished and yes that is my organized chaos in the background lol!









 And I've been trying to show my work lately so here are some pics of the tassels getting wrapped onto the bracelet and the wrapping of the bracelet foundation...


I went a little overboard with this design and made a few of these bracelets in different colors and different finishes including antiqued brass!

But I not only worked on bracelets this week but some new delightful floral earrings...yes some NEW earrings with a floral theme! I can't get enough of czech glass beads in floral shapes!!



I made these in a few different colors too and all have been topped off with Swarovski crystals!


Along with the bracelets seen up top I have also worked on some new triple strand bracelets...so you will have to wait to see them in the shop! I hope you enjoyed the little sneak peeks of what's to come! And hopefully I will be able to get the final pics for these done within the next couple of days and added to the shop by next week!!

Thanks for looking! :D

Friday, September 3, 2010

Things That Go Bump In The Night!

What an awesome title right?! Specially for a very spooktacularly awesome Halloween treasury!!! The curator Karaskraftykreations of Etsy featured my spooky jack-o-lantern note cards seen on the bottom right! I can't believe my silly little note cards are featured along with such a fantastic collection of talent! A very well done treasury with a wonderful color palette too!


Take a look for yourself!...