These seem to be the popular earrings of the season.
A friend of mine recently had a jewelry party for me and she chased the woman who bought the last pair of these earring around her house to show them off! LOL! If you would like to win these little beauties,
Make a comment, I don't have the imagination to think of anything clever to ask you about, so feel free to be clever anyway.
Be sure to leave me your email address.
My daughter will be picking the name out of a hat this coming Sunday, November 18th at noonish.
So my friend Tandra wants me to put a picture of the 'Wicked' earrings I made for her on my blog, the problem is every time a little branch broke off the end turned into 'killer cutting the skin' earrings! She told me someone gave her a hug at her husbands 50th B~Day party and almost cut through her jugular vain!!
Scary!! just in time for Halloween...
This is a necklace and a silly little pumpkin bead. I couldn't find the earring picture.
This is my very first Blog candy!! Tandra made me do it! If you would like to win this 'Red Hots' bracelet, leave me a comment telling me what your favorite candy is. I made these heart beads using Effetre Italian glass.My beads are always Kiln annealed for durability.I wire wrapped the beads using sterling silver wire and a sterling silver lobster clasp. This bracelet Measures 7-1/2 to 8 1/2 inches. Be sure to leave me your email address, so I can contact the winner. This contest ends Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 at noon PST. (the first day of school, oh my!) Only one comment per person! The winner will be chosen by random number. Sorry the display box is not included! I know, I know, it was the box you really wanted!
Psalm 147:3 He heals the broken hearted and binds their wounds...
... So we packed up our daughter, Madison and dropped her off at college this past Monday. Even as I try to write this I can hardly keep myself from falling apart. My husband drove the truck with our youngest daughter, Paige.
Madi and I followed behind in her car.
We chatted and had some laughs, when we arrived in the parking lot by my daughter's dorm we were laughing about something silly and I said "I have to be silly, otherwise I'd be crying"
It got kind of quite.
We spent the day together, went to dinner then sat in on a opening message which was incredible. We walked Madi to a 'meet and greet' said our goodbyes and we all broke down.
We cried all the way home.
So much of the jewelry I create comes from something I'm going through, have gone through or a lesson I've learned. It's how I express myself, like many people do through their art.
I've noticed a lot of the women who've commented on my blog are into stamping, making cards and scrap booking. All of it is SO beautiful, I've been checking you guys out and I admire the beauty, work and expression you put into your art. I'm in awe of the things you women create!
Psalm 71:23 I will shout for joy and sing your praises, for you have redeemed me.
I love taking wine bottles, beer bottles, booze bottles and water bottles that have lost their usefulness and have been tossed out.
I break them into pieces and melt them into something acceptable and beautiful...
I personally hand make all of my lampwork beads in my studio.
Using a torch that’s fueled by an oxygen/propane mix,
glass canes are melted to 1500 degrees until the glass liquefies and is pliable then a blob of glass is placed on a mandrel and shaped by hand into a bead.
Some beads I make can have up to five layers of glass to achieve desired effects, for example: animal patterns, dots and stripes.
When the layers and shape of the bead are complete, it’s put into a preheated kiln and annealed slowly for 8 to 9 hours.
This process takes the stress out of the bead making it more durable and less susceptible to cracking during the cooling process.
My beads are not super fragile, but keep in mind that they are made of glass and like anything made of glass if you drop it on a hard surface there is a chance of breaking.