Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

 Waterford Beach, CT

This holiday weekend was a hot and humid one! I did make it out to the beach one day, but then decided I'd rather sit in front of the fan, create jewelry and stay cool :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bead Table

Some new things on my bead table! A turquoise pendant that was a gift from Sandy of Creative Chaos (Thank you!) and a few other things I picked up from a small local shop called Thistle Beads.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Flea Market and Mother's Day

Sunday was a beautiful day, so I took a drive up to a local flea market. Then I had dinner with Mom before heading home for a relaxing night of reading The Hunger Games.

A booth full on buttons!

Some of the buttons I took home.

Other little treasures I found.

How I ended my weekend :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

A winner!

On Facebook, there is a lovely community known as the Creative Bead Chat. It's an amazing place where beaders and jewelry designers of all types and skill levels can chat about we all love the most. I signed up for a Supply Swap and was partner with Lisa of Pine Ridge Treasures. Below is a pic of all the awesome supplies she sent me! I've already started working with the cute heart!

I also was the lucky winner of a giveaway! Sandra of Creative Chaos sent me these beautiful 'wing' themed collection of goodies.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

My crayon is red

When I signed up for Sally Russick's One Crayon Color Challenge over at The Studio Sublime I wanted to give myself a bit of a challenge and use a color that I don't design with very often. I probably should have thought this through a bit more, because I really didn't have much to work with. Oops!

Because the color red often symbolizes passion, love, anger and energy. I wanted to create earrings with lots of movement and a bit of spice! I used copper headpins with red drops at the end and spiraled those around red glass beads that hang from copper hooks.

Photography by Ryan Vanderheyden

I imagine pairing these earrings with an outfit like Sarah from Pandora's Box is wearing is the above photo. She has an amazing sense of style and I love the red pants!

Hosted by:

Sally Russick  http://thestudiosublime.com


Bobbie Rafferty   http://beadsong.blogspot.com


Linda Landig  http://LindasBeadBlog.com
Renetha Stanziano   http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com
Tanya Goodwin  http://pixiloo.blogspot.com
Amy Severino   http://amybeads.blogspot.com


Heather Powers   http://humblebeads.blogspot.com


Rebecca Anderson  http://songbeads.blogspot.com
Hope Smitherman  http://craftyhope.blogspot.com
Alicia Marinache  http://allprettythings.ca
Charissa Sloper   http://blog.obsidiansoda.com
Sandi Volpe   http://sandivolpe.com


Jenny Davies Reazor   http://www.jdaviesreazor.com
Elizabeth Auld  http://beadsforbusygals.com


Jennifer Judd Velasquez http://jenjuddrocks.blogspot.com
Lori Anderson  http://prettythingsblog.com


Diana Ptaszynski   http://suburbangirlstudio.com
Janice Everett   http://JLynnJewels.blogspot.com


Friday, May 4, 2012

Beads, Glourious beads!

This past weekend, I attended the Innovative Bead Expo. I joined the Connecticut Bead Society, met the talented Keith O'Connor and purchased some beautiful beads.

Green Girl Studios and Sterling Silver

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