Thursday, September 30, 2010 Jewelry Contest! is having a "What inspires you" jewelry contest!

The public will vote for their favorites determining the top 3 winners in two categories, Necklaces and other Beaded Designs...
  • Grand Prize winners in the necklace & beaded design categories wins $500.00 gift certificate each from
  • 2nd Place winners in each category wins a $250.00 gift certificate each from
  • 3rd Place winners in each category wins a $100.00 gift certificate each from

    • What Inspires You? Necklace Contest

    • Click on the links for further information

    • What Inspires You? Beading Contest

      I've been told "This is a contest of originality, design, and vision. All entries MUST be an original design. At least 50% of the beads and components in a submitted entry must be purchased from Participants must upload one picture of their design and one of picture of their inspiration, such as you see above in the banners. This contest is open to beaders worldwide, aged 18 and older."

      Sounds like fun...take a few minutes to check it know you want to!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Almost everything copper!

I bet you thought I forgot...yes & no, kind of, not really, you get the picture!!!

Here are the gorgeous copper components from I received the end of April...I can't believe it has been that long...gotta love that company for their patience!

It took awhile bit I've finally finished the necklace...I started wire wrapping the turquoise rice beads to the circles probably back in June, but put it away when I moved and there it sat until last Friday...only took a short while to complete!

As you see below...I started with the three 32mm copper plated pewter circle links, I wire wrapped turquoise rice beads I had in my stash, to the links...then wire wrapped the gorgeous double star, attached the square & oval links spacing them with the same turquoise rice beads...then attached everything to the copper plated metal chain...this is really nice sturdy chain, I was very pleased with it. All the copper pieces are good quality, with a substantial feel to them, you won't be disappointed!

The necklace that emerged is not what I had in mind...things often happen that way, I went with the idea regardless!
I've used everything but one each, of the square and oval links and the three pretty stoneware beads...I also have some of the chain left...I'm going to make a second necklace with what is left...soon!!!

Thank you to for allowing me the time I needed to take this summer!!!

Enjoy your week...

PS...I'm still trying to find the "right" spot to take my photos!!!

*FTC compliance disclosure* the products attributed to in this post where provided as a promotional gift by in relation to the blogging program. My comments pertaining to these products are my personal opinion, no compensation has been received for the comments.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What everyone has been waiting for...

Blogmania has arrived!!!

The event of the season is now, click around to see what is up for will find an amazing collection of some of the most creative, uniquely interesting items you will find anywhere, anything you can imagine or dream of!

"My Favorite Things" charm bracelet...

  • sterling silver chain, completely adjustable so it will fit anyone who receives it as long as I receive and accurate wrist measurement.
  • sterling silver toggle
  • the sterling silver charms are...xxxooo, whales tail, sail boat, sun glasses, four leaf clover, Florida charm, starfish, (of course) butterfly, shell, sun, VIP, ribbon, and a peace well I love both turquoise and sponge coral so I've added those to add color...
Dawn has worked hard and has increased the "My Favorite Things" group prize value to $500.00 + category.

To enter to win you must leave a comment on the Blogmania post on Designs by Dawn Marie's blog

Do take a few extra minutes to visit all the members of our team who worked hard to create a wonderful item for this event!

Hop around and enter to win fabulous prizes, find wonderful new blogs to follow, make great new friends but above all have a good time!


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Back just in time for Blogmania!!!

Hello has been a while!

As you know I've moved into a rental house and I'm renovating my new was expected it is a painfully slow process, which is why we are renting. For the last 34 years we renovated while living in the house, and I'm talking major renovations over the years..I'm too old and just not in the mood to do that again!

I have to tell you about something very important...last spring I was very excited to sign up for "Blogmania", one of 175 blogs to participate in this twice yearly, two day blog hopping give away ...once my house sold... surprise, surprise... I knew I wouldn't be able to spend the time required on "Blogmania" so I stepped down from my spot and joined my wonderful friend Dawn's (from Designs by Dawn Marie) Blogmania group..."My Favorite Things" .

Through Dawn's hard work she has increased the "My Favorite Things" group prize value to $500.00 + category so mark midnight, EST, September 15th through to 11:59 EST September 16th on your calendar. Hop around and enter to win fabulous prizes, find wonderful new blogs to follow, make great friends but above all have a good time doing it!

The team "My Favorite Things" partners are:

I will of course have a new post up at midnight EST, on September 15th with "My Favorite Things" give away...stop by and check it out!

I've missed all my blogging friends a great deal but unfortunately I don't expect to be around as often as before, I will post when I can...

Enjoy the coming week...