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"!

Sunday, February 28, 2010


The silver fire polished beads sparkle like stars in the night sky.

I used 6mm Gray Czech Fire Polished, 4mm Silver Fire Polished beads and Black Diamond seed beads on silver wire to create this five strand necklace.

It's hard to get a good picture in this dreary weather.  Like everyone, I'm longing for warm weather, green grass and sunshine! 

~Today's Quote~

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
 ~Anne Bradstreet

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Oh, Lucky Me!

Look what came in the mail today!

I'm the lucky winner & proud owner of this bracelet!   It's called "Aberdeen Ferns" and was created by Erin of  Tesori Trovati, which means "Treasures Found".  I follow her blog & made a comment on one of her "give-away" posts. Imagine my excitement when I found out my name was drawn!

I had to include a picture of the beautifully coordinated packaging, too!  It was inside a gift box tied with a matching ribbon and included a tag decribing the inspiration behind it and the items used to create it.  Also included was a hand written note. All very special!  Erin's "signature" is the skeleton key, which I love.  The first thing I looked for was the little metal tag stamped with a skeleton key attached to the bracelet.  As one of her blog followers, I knew it would be there!

Erin, Thank You!  I love the bracelet!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Dragonflies for Mom

Wednesday was my Mom's birthday.  We celebrated with Dairy Queen ice cream cake, gifts, and lots of giggles!  Hope your day was happy, Mom!  We love you!!!

 I made this necklace & earrings especially for her because she likes Dragonflies. A "fried marble" is attached to the tail.  My granddaughter{Delaney} & I like to do crafty things together.  One day we fried marbles.  They turned out quite pretty & sparkly!  Delaney gave one of the marbles to Mom and she has saved it so I knew it would have special meaning on the necklace. 

I used Czech Fire Polished beads in "Moonlight Mist".  These are so pretty, aqua with bronze-y accents, which went perfectly with the Vintaj bronze wire.  I used a Vintaj Scrolled Filigree Ring & Art Deco Dragonfly, and used a Vintaj bead cap to attach the marble.  The earrings are Dragonfly Connectors with a "Moonlight Mist" dangle.

~Today's Quote is in Honor of my Mom~

"All that I am or hope to be I owe to my Mother."
~Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"Clair de Lune"

Clair de Lune is French for Moonlight.

This necklace was inspired by a challenge from Erin at "Treasures Found: Inspiration is Everywhere".  The challenge is to create a piece of jewelry "Inspired by..The Solar System".

As soon as I read the challenge I knew I wanted to use this pendant.  It is repurposed from an old necklace.  I love the quirky bent key and dangling moon.  To complete the theme, I used 8mm Moonstone beads crocheted on silver wire.  The Moonstone beads are translucent and seem to glow.

  Thanks to the challenge I was able to use two things from my "stash" that I really like and wouldn't have thought to put together otherwise.

~Today's Quote~

"Always maintain a kind of summer even in the middle of winter"
~Henry David Thoreau