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"!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Madison" & Anniversary of Wire Crochet

"Madison" is created with Rose Quartz beads on silver wire and has matching earrings.  There are a lot of  beads in this one, assorted shapes and sizes.  Most of them are fairly large so it's a nice chunky one, yet the  soft shades of pale pink and white give it a delicate look. 

This month marks the anniversary of my journey into wire crochet.  On November 21st last year our daughter was in a serious car accident.  She was hit by a drunk driver who didn't stop at a major highway intersection. While sitting with her during the weeks after the accident, I began experimenting with wire crochet.  The journey has continued  for a year now and I still love it!  I'd like to thank the ladies I have "met" online for their kind words and encouragement and the ladies locally who have purchased my designs!

I'd also like to say how thankful I am for the blessing of family.  I love you all and am so thankful for every one of you!  Happy Thanksgiving!

~Today's Quote~

Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.
~Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

Sunday, November 22, 2009


This is a single strand necklace using Mother of Pearl beads with a few creamy colored seed beads in between and a pretty Mother of Pearl circle pendant. 

I had a booth at the local "Pecanfest" yesterday.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by!  It was an enjoyable day and as I write I'm enjoying some yummy cherry mash fudge that I purchased there!

~Today's Quote~

Did you ever stop to think and forget to start again?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Swarovski Crystal Volcano Teardrop

Is this GORGEOUS or what!
Crystal Volcano is a perfect name because it's an explosion of colors! 
This was taken in indirect light.  It's even more vibrant in direct sun!

 My thanks to Artbeads for allowing me to choose this pendant as a part of their blogging program.  It's a 24 x 12mm Faceted Teardrop Pendant in Crystal Volcano from their beautiful selection of Swarovski Crystal.  Take advantage of 10% off  your purchase through 12/31/09 with the "Share the Savings" discount!
Use Coupon Code SCF10P-ARTBEADS-0424.

It may work it's way into a piece of wire crochet one day, but for the time being it's simply strung on a black velvet cord.  This really allows it to shine!

~Today's Quote~

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~Marcel Proust

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

For Ann, #2

This is the second necklace I've done for Ann.  The first was in shades of blue and was posted last July.  I received a call from her asking if I would make another necklace for her to match a favorite pair of earrings.  The earrings are shown in the photo along with the necklace.  The necklace is done in shades of amethyst and purple using Czech glass fire polish beads and glass seed beads on silver wire.  Thanks, Ann!  I hope you'll be happy with it!

~Today's Quote~

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass,
it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"Mother Nature"

I mentioned awhile back that I had bought a box of beads at a garage sale.  These are some more of them.  At the time I thought I'd never use them, just not really my style, but of course I didn't get rid of them!  I was looking through them the other day and saw possibility.  Wood, bone, & turquoise.  Together they all had an organic feel.  I mixed them up and started stringing.  That's the magic of wire crochet!  Just string them up and see what comes out!  Copper seemed to be the accent to use with this scheme.  I used tarnish-resistant copper wire and added a textured copper washer.  The earrings are smaller copper washers that I also added texture to. 

I'm sure most everyone already knew this, but I just recently discovered that you can click on the picture and get an enlarged version.  This shows a lot more detail!

~Today's Quote~

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson