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 23, 2011

Strawberry with Sprinkles

These beads reminded me of strawberry ice cream with sprinkles!  They are a mix of tiny pale pink pearlized seed beads and clear bugle beads lined with bright pink.  The bugle beads catch the light and have a little sparkle to them!  It's one long strand crocheted and then twisted together.  I finished it with a pale pink organza ribbon that ties in the back.  This is the first time I've used ribbon but it just seemed to go with this one since it's so dainty and girly!

Hope you're having a nice Easter weekend!

~Today's Quote~

Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hot Pink & Black Blingy Necklace!

This necklace was inspired by all the blingy wallets and purses you see everywhere, like this one...

Photo from the website of ST Country Bling located in Welch, OK

I've had the cross pendant for awhile but needed to get the right beads.  You can't see it too well in the picture, but I used black wire.  It is kind of big and blingy but it's really cute on!

As you can probably tell, I've still been a little uninspired this year.  I think maybe I just needed some new beads!  I took my granddaughter on her first trip to Hobby Lobby yesterday!  (Well, actually I did take her once before, but she doesn't remember, so it doesn't count!)  She had a gift card and I printed a 40% off coupon for her.  She had the ultimate Hobby Lobby experience!  She loved it.  She's partial to paper like the rest of us girls and was amazed that you could buy just one sheet of paper...and thrilled!  She picked out a couple of sheets of paper and some stickers to decorate a notebook and some little glass animal charms and a ball chain so she'll be able to switch out her charms for different necklaces.  It sure was fun!

I've been doing a lot of crocheting with yarn since the fall and have opened a new Etsy shop, but more on that later!

~Today's Quote~

There is in each of us so much goodness that if we could see it glow, it would light the world.

~Sam Friend