Thursday, November 26, 2009

Couldn't Wait!!!

I've been waiting for about a week now for a brighter day, it really does make a tremendous difference in my photos ...unfortunately it has been gloomy and gray! I have two necklaces I want to show you...for today I have just the one because the other necklace is made with Swarovksi crystals and I just couldn't get their sparkle, so that one will wait!!!

Back in September I won three strands each of two different colored African bone beads... I won these on my friend Pearls blog, . The beads were courtesy of For The Love of Beads an online Canadian bead shop.

It took me awhile but I don't like to make something until I "feel" like it...sometimes it just doesn't work. Here you have it...the African bone beads, brown/black agate, crazy lace agate(love this stone) spaced with pewter beads, finished with a butterfly toggle...if you compare the top photo of the beads and the bottom of the necklace you will see what I mean about the quality of the photo...the bead photo was taken on a brighter day and the color is much nicer, more accurate!

I'll have to take another on a brighter day and post this photo doesn't do the necklace justice, if I do say so myself!!! :0)


Third time is not a charm!!!

Ok...ok...this is not "the one", but I do like the Mei suggested the lighter color is easier on the eyes!

I started playing around and lost track of time, so I will settle for this one for the time being. It came from Scrap-E-Blog, the blog backgrounds are by Cori and she has some great backgrounds...but still not as simple as I think I would like.

Will keep looking...but for now I have to go or I'll be late!!!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Surprise Again!!!

While I love the last background, I found it just a bit too busy for me...especially when I upload jewelry photos...I do expect to change the backgrounds out often until I find the one that suits the best...I do like the colors in this one???

I found the link for this site The Background Fairy while visiting a friend Diane, I never noticed the link until this morning but thought I would take a look...


Sunday, November 22, 2009


Hey...I know it is a bit of a shocker but it is sort of growing on me!!! I've been wanting to change the blogs appearance for some time now but I didn't know what to do so I didn't do anything! Until I came across "Scrappin Blogs" ...great site...lots of templates to choose from!

So I decided to give this one a try...if it doesn't end up being "the one" I'm sure I will find something else I like...

A new piece will be up in the next day or so...

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Now that my busy time of the year has slowed tremendously I've the time to acknowledge two awards that two blogging friends saw fit to bestow on me!
I do have to mention during my busy season I don't usually have the time to respond to the awards...that in no way means I don't appreciate the kindness or the just means some things have to wait!!!

The first award is from Mei, at Wire Bliss Mei.
Mei makes amazing wire wrapped jewelry and has an extensive list of great tutorials of her work, stop by and say hello! Thank you Mei for thinking of me...
Mei presented me with "The Premio Meme Award"...the rules are simple. List seven facts about yourself and pass the award to seven worthy bloggers.

1. Jewelry is my first is fast becoming a second passion, beyond the need to take great photos of my jewelry...reading is in there somewhere!
2. Always wanted to paint...or write a book!!!
3. I get side tracked easily, which is why there never seems to be enough time in a day!
4. I dislike "house work" and that includes cooking!!!
5. I love the sun, sand and water...should have been born in the Caribbean...or Florida at the very least!!!
6. I have a certificate in Criminal Psychology & Behavior and seriously contemplated getting a degree, 5 years ago!!!!!
7. I've developed a strong liking for chocolate in the last few years!

The second award comes from is the "One Lovely Blog Award"...
All this award requires is to be passed along to 15 other blogger that are newly discovered.

Thanks again Mei...

My third award comes from Diane at That's What I'm Here For ...Diane is a gentle soul who who writes about life and everything that comes with it! Stop by and visit Diane...she always has something interesting to say! Thank you Diane for thinking of me for the "Over The Top Award"...

This award calls for a quiz of one word answers...shouldn't be difficult, right???
Where is your cell phone? kitchen
Your hair? short
Your mother? Florida
Your dad? Passed
Your favorite food? Salty
Dream last night? No
Favorite drink? Wine
Goal? Many
What room are you in? Studio
Hobby? Lots
Fear? Flying over water
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Respected
Something you aren't? Disciplined enough
Muffins? Cranberry
Wish List? Peace
Where did you grow up? North Bay, Ontario
Last thing you did? Lunch
What were you wearing? Cloths
Your TV? Off
Your pets? Cat
Your life? May change directions
Your mood? Calm
Missing someone? Yes
Vehicle? Van
Something you're not wearing? Earrings
Favorite color? Purple
Last time you laughed? Today
Last time you cried? Recently
Best friend? Yes
Place you could go over and over? Beach
Person who emails regularly? Many
Favorite place to eat? Cecil's

Well...I didn't do too badly...some just required more than one word... :0)
Again...thank you Mei and Diane for thinking of me...I am truly honored!!!

I've thought about what I should do regarding passing these awards along, because with three awards there will be duplication, even triplication a word??? :0)
I haven't decided so for now I'll do nothing, and leave that thought for another day!!!
Oh my...I just realized this is a very long post...hope you get through it...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Red Magma Sprig Coral!

How is that for a name of a Swarovski crystal??? Red magma is a gorgeous color!
That is the color of the Swarovski Sprig Coral that I received from in the same packages as the tanzanite Swarovski crystals. I just noticed while doing this post the Sprigs and many of the Swarovski pendants and components are 15% off until November 5th....I'm going to have to take a few minutes to do some shopping!!!

Isn't the Sprig beautiful...I've never been a fan of orange red but this is special!

I also liked the is Swarovski Cosmic Oval in the red will go nicely I think!

...and what about these huge Swarovski red Magma roundelles??? I love these so much I picked up a dozen more...not sure how many I'll use for the piece but they certainly won't go to waste!

There you have the individual pieces all from'm also planning on using one or two pieces of fine silver ovals and sterling silver chain...

Stay tuned for the finished piece soon...

A special thanks to for all the gorgeous Swarovski components, pendants and beads.

Sorry I've been absent this week...I had a great three day show this past weekend and I'm preparing for the last of my three day shows this coming weekend...then I will have some time to get back to my regular visiting!