Wednesday, January 25, 2012

{A Few of my Favorite Things} Randomness

I admit that when taking on this January Earring Challenge, I didn't think it would be quite so much work. I have a feeling the end result will be worth it though. Most of my posts have been only about my daily earrings. Not that it's a bad thing, but I wouldn't want my wonderful readers to get bored... So here are a few of my favorite things from the last few weeks!

I have been listening to a lot of  the very talented Lana Del Rey, while working on my daily earrings.

Personal Photo

I have been lazy and keep forgetting to clean up my desk space after I make something. The result has been disastrous! So I've decided to really Clean & Organize my work room. I know this will take some time, so I've been doing a little bit each day and incorporating these great tips!

Ice cube trays: To sort and separate all those piles of random beads on my desk :\
Clip Boards: Organize all your supplies for a project on individual clipboards!

I popped in to a few new blogs during the weekend and I realized that my blog is, well, boring to look at. Thank goodness one of the blogs I stumbled upon happened to have a very helpful tutorial on how to spice things up a bit!

Head over to Sweet Verbena for this and many more awesome tutorials!

One of my favorite meals is Mac&Cheese. When I have a bad day this is usually my go-to meal to prepare for Hubby and I. You know, comfort food. However, this is not the most healthy of dinners. Imagine how excited I was when I came across this recipe: SKINNY Mac & Cheese!

Six Sister's Stuff shared this recipe and I can't wait to try it!

Monday, January 23, 2012

January Challenge: Day 15 - 19

I am definatly behind in posting my daily pair of earrings. In order to catch up a bit, I tried to take a few photos at work today. Without my usual equipment, the quality in these last few is really lacking. Please forgive me :)

 Day 15

 Day 16

Day 17

Day 18

Day 19

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I am very excited to announce that I was randomly picked to participate in Lori Anderson's next Bead Soup Blog Party! I tried this for the first time back in September and had an absolute blast (even if my partner dropped off the face of the planet on the reveal day). This time my partner is Shannon from For My Sweet Daughter. Pop on over and look at her blog; Shannon's work is wonderful!

Since it's Wednesday, I have a few shots from my bead table for you!


Working on my daily earrings.

I've been working on this necklace for a while... I'm just not sure about it.

Monday, January 16, 2012

January Earring Challenge: Day 11 - 14

Artisan made lampwork beads and Czech glass.

Freshwater pearls, Czech glass, Sterling silver and blue vintage lucite beads with caps.

Brown pearls, Gold toned metal beads and Swarovski crystal.

Sterling silver and Red Tiger's Eye faceted rounds.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

January Earring Challenge: Day 9 and 10

It seems that there is a bug going around, and of course, I had to catch it. These next two designs are simple, as I haven't had the energy to do much the last few days.

Day 9: Filigree squares. Pearls and olive glass beads.


Day 10: Blue czech glass crystals and sterling silver chain.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Purple pearls

My sketchbook. Working out a few designs!

Day 7 Earrings. Sterling silver and purple pearls

Saturday, January 7, 2012

January Earring Challenge: Day 4 - 6

Am I still able to say I'm meeting my goal if I didn't make any earrings one day, but made two pairs the next day? :)

 Day 4 - Handmade clay beads and Czech glass.

 Day 5 - Handmade lampwork beads, Iolite and Czech glass.

Day 6 - Jasper and Sterling Silver
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