Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Exactly where did the 3-day holiday weekend go??? Went way too fast...and it was way too hot and humid.  I spent most of the time in my basement creating - or at the computer editing pictures.  In fact, the last few weeks have been too hot for me...and it is still May!  ugh....Anyway, this is what I have been up to lately...

My mother is extremely stylish...the shoes match the purse, the necklace matches the blouse, etc. She has a beautiful outfit with a very deep pink and black pattern.  I did not want crystals, I wanted something different.  So, I searched for some gemstones and found these absolutely gorgeous gems at Lima Beads called RhodochrositeIncidentally, anytime I order from Lima Beads, my order is received within 3 business days - usually 2!  They are awesome!  I made her this necklace, bracelet, and earrings to wear with her outfit.  I accented the beads with two gorgeous bronze beads from Summers Studio, a stunning bronze clasp by Lesley Watt, and brass beads. 
These earrings are made with porcelain tiles by Marsha Neal and teardrop beads by Unicorne.
More earrings, with tiles by Marsha Neal, lampwork beads by Kelleys Beads, and sterling poppy headpins by DaisyChainExtra.
Sweet, summertime bracelet with beads by GlassBeadArt, Mother of Pearl chips, and a cool, anchor connector by SuburbanGirlStudios.

My favorite pieces lately have black - not sure why - just looks so regal!  This bracelet is made with peeled paint beads by Jeannie, black lampwork beads by Leah Deeb, and gold filled accents.

This last bracelet features a stunning large focal by Marsha Neal, two stunning beads by Golem Studios, more black lampwork from Leah Deeb, and a daisy clasp from Daisy Chain extra.

Hope the weather is better wherever you are!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. You've been busy! Everything is so beautiful, and my favorite is the necklace you made for you mom.

  2. Wow that is a lot of work up there! Love the pink and copper together - one of my favorite combos!