Friday, May 25, 2012

New Jewelry!

 A little series of affordable "Boho" bracelets and earrings

 It's all about clearing our the hoard of beads!

 I'll have lots to choose from :)

Later I'll make some necklaces, too!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Finally---May's Button!

May is supposed to be emerald, but I took some artistic liberties and used the colors of green that I had on hand.  Also, this one is a bit smaller...measuring in at about an inch.  Also in the spirit of using what I have on hand :)  I'll use the smaller (cuter) ones for the remainder of the year, and I will also be making them as buttons instead of a brooch.  Still want to wear yours when you win?  A safety pin is all you need!  

Enter to win by leaving a comment on this post! Get your name in a second time by posting to your Facebook account, or pinning to Pinterest! Be sure to come back and let me know you've posted elsewhere. Easy, yes?  

I will give you a bit of extra time this month since I am so late with posting!  Check back to see if I draw your name!


There are many myths associated with the emerald. The stone was once believed to prevent epilepsy, stop bleeding, cure dysentery and fever, and protect the wearer from panic. Its magnificent green color was said to rest and relieve the eye. To the ancient Romans, emeralds were dedicated to the goddess Venus because the green emerald symbolized the reproductive forces of nature. Early Christians saw it as a symbol of the resurrection of Christ. In the Middle Ages, emeralds were believed to hold the power to foretell the future.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Come see me!

Today I'll be at Michael's in the Pine Lake area signing up lovely people for classes!  Come see what you can learn from me.....or just come see me:)  I'll be in the jewelry department!!! Saturday, 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Friday, May 11, 2012

We interrupt the beads....

 for some bracelets!  "Shamballa" style!
 All the rage these days....
 Made with my beads and Hobby Lobby cording.
 I might just take the grey one for myself :)
Here's a link to the tutorial:  Shamballa Bracelets

Thursday, May 10, 2012

And even more....

 beads!  Purple and Zebra Stripes.
 Just so you don't think I do nothing but make beads....Here's some square shapes I've been playing with.  Just making and having fun right now with no idea where it will go.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Even More Beads!

 Bored with these yet?  I'm not quite :)
But I did make these raku discs, along with some other lovelies just for you!
Check out the Etsy shop later today to grab them up for yourself!

Sunday, May 06, 2012

More Bead Sets!

 I have to admit....
 I am having a good time making all these sets!
Haven't made this many bead sets at once in a long time!  Don't worry....I'll make some extras for you all to buy at the next show!!

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Finished it!

 My version of the Kate McKinnon bracelet.
 Hard to get a good picture, though.  And more beads for my class at the Sheldon Art Gallery:
 I like these cubes a lot.  I need to make more.  In different colors.
 These grey ones are nice too: