Welcome to my blog! When I started this blog it was all about wire crochet jewelry. I fell in love with the first piece I saw and I had to learn how. I was "hooked"!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mixed Metals

As my granddaughter says, This is the best day ever! I am SO excited to be the featured designer on A Bead A Day! http://www.abeadaday.blogspot.com/ Thank you, Lisa!

And thank you to my sister, who is a very talented photographer, for her sweet blog post! http://lou-2009.blogspot.com/ I think she may be exaggerating just a little!

Now, on to the necklace! Mixed metals are "in" right now. This one includes a strand of gold, silver and copper wire along with an assortment of beads in gold, silver and copper. The pendant is a "dangle" including each color and some small fire polished beads.

~Today's Quote!

"The Best Things in Life aren't Things"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Black on Silver Necklace

This necklace has lots of black glass bicone beads and black seed beads. I also added some silver lined clear beads to brighten it up a little and match the silver wire. The pendant is a little flower charm layered over a teardrop disk with a little black bead dangle.

~Today's Quote~
"Got 'er to do - Git 'er done!"
This quote comes from one of my youngest daughter's classmates! The reason I used this quote today is because along with warmer weather comes mowing. I really dislike mowing and weed- eating but because I've "Got 'er to do" I guess I better get out there and "Git 'er done"!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Something in Red

This one is a short choker style with matching earrings. It's done in all red, including the wire. It's a cloudy day so I couldn't capture how bright and sparkly it really is!
~Today's Quote~
"Cherish Yesterday ~ Dream Tomorrow ~ Live Today"

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Another Copper Necklace

This is another necklace done on dark copper wire. There's an assortment of Czech fire polished beads in shades of brown, bronze and amber with a mother of pearl and copper pendant. I use these colors a lot. It has kind of a vintage look that I like.
~Today's Quote~
"A smile costs nothing but gives much."

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Bracelet

This is an Easter bracelet for a very special young lady, my 8 year old granddaughter. She saw the necklace made with these beads and liked it. Aqua is her favorite color right now and she commented it's "just my colors"! She seems to like the things I make so I'm hoping she'll like this.
~Today's Quote~
"To the world you may be just one person
but to one person you may be the world."

Saturday, April 4, 2009

70's Style

A couple of years ago I bought some beads at a garage sale. Included was a container of all colors and sizes of seed and bugle beads. They look so pretty all mixed together, like a little treasure chest! I think there's every color imaginable. I thought it would be fun to start stringing them and see what happened. As I was working on it, it reminded me of the beads in the 70's, so I added a peace sign dangling from a little rainbow bead.
~Today's Quote~
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.