Monday, October 31, 2011

Lucite Flower Necklace

I was at my local bead shop and saw a basket full of lucite lily flowers.  I wanted to buy the whole basket, but since they were a littly pricey I selected a few to make a necklace,  I love the powder blue with the yellow.  I think I may go back and get a few of the smaller flowers and make dangley earrings on the same silver chain. 


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Things I Love

I come across so many things that make me happy on a daily basis I figured I create a post about them.  Sometimes I think people take things for granted.  I think that we all are looking for the bigger and better "thing" that we forget it is OK to appreciate the everyday joys.

Here is what made me happy:

Finding a Seth Godin Book at the used book store.
My eBay purchase of vintage clogs!!!!

The thrill of going back to school for design and writing classes.

American Horror Story being on tonight!!

The nice fall weather today.

Yogi Tea.

Oprah's Life Class

Stumbling upon various websites today that fueled my creativity.

Coming across this quote on one of the sites:


Monday, October 17, 2011

Cherry Blossoms & A Thrifted Piece


I love this pendant.  I found it at one of my friends bead shop.  I was not sure how to come up with a necklace design.........but I love red and black and I had red chipped beads that really look great against this.  I added some black round beads and piece complete.  I finished it last night at our monthly bead meeting.

It is different.  That is what I love about designing jewelry.  You can create your own pieces to go with whatever mood, outfit, occasion you need.  The joys of being creative!

I am attending a city Art Association tomorrow.  They saw some of my pieces last month and this month I get to find out if I am voted in!  Fingers crossed!

Besides my many craft groups, I belong to a book club, and a local Art Museum.  I read something the other day......."Consume experiences, not things"  I really thought about that one, because at this state in my life that is what I am doing.  There is more important things in life than buying the over priced latest fad or being duped by the many advertising traps out there to make you think you NEED the next IPhone or whatever is current these days.  As I get older, this becomes abundantly clearer to me.

A friend of mine saw a 1950's bangle bracelet at a thrift store over the weekend.  This bracelet is awesome!  Matches my outfit today!  The cost was less than a $1.  I was so appreciative of my friend who gave it to me first thing Monday morning (what a boost for a Monday) and  it looks great.  This is what life is about, good friends, good thoughts........and a good glass of wine!