Friday, February 12, 2010

Something Different!

I was so excited to become a member of Artbeads Blogging Partners program! For this month Artbeads declred February as 'The Beauty of Spring"I was to choose products that represented Spring to me. I chose the most beautiful hand painted Porcelain oval Pendant called "Green Tree" I knew I loved it on the site, but I truly wasn't expecting the quality of this pendant. I had a hard time photographing it because of the shine on this pendant! To me this pendant represents spring in every way. Spring is about budding trees, everything is green and lush and fresh. I also chose the 6mm roundelle Swarovski beads in jet (I love swarovski pearls and crystals) and a "Grow" charm all of which I will be using to make a necklace that I will show you at a later date! I then decided to make a Spring charm bracelet! I used several of Artbeads Antique Silver charms and a darling TierraCast Antique Silver Paloma bead. I was happily surprised at the detail and quality of these charms. Spring brings back many of the birds that migrated, the butterflies, bees and flowers, so I thought these were perfect choices. I also used 6mm Swarovski Pearls in white, some lovely 5x4mm Olivine/Pink Opal mix beads from Artbeads and some sterling wire and a sterling toggle clasp I had on hand. I think it turned out darling and because of the springlike colors of pink and green and the pearls and charms, it will go with many of my outfits.
Fine Print: I have received the following items free of charge from Artbeads. I am giving my honest opinion of these products. I have not been paid for my opinion of the following products: Swarovski pearls and crystals, porcelain pendant, charms, glass beads.

Monday, February 8, 2010

January is gone....

Dont mind the Maddux

But still not done! I have made a little progress, not nearly as much as I would like to have made. You know how it is when life keeps you on your toes, don't you? I squeeze in a little here and a little there but cant seem to find the time to sit down and work for hours like I used to. I had a good time bezeling a rivoli for this months page. That is something I have never done and I liked doing it. Perhaps more rivolis in the future?? One never knows! In case you can't tell from the picture, I am doing this months piece in the January birthstone colors - Garnet. Do I sense a theme here? Maybe!

This past weekend we had Little Ethan's baptism! Mike and Jess then had a luncheon at their house afterward. We had great food and great company. I felt such pride in Jess and her hospitality and her cooking too!. She is such a special girl to me. You just couldn't ask for a better baby on such a busy day! Ethan actually smiled and "talked" to the pastor when he poured the holy water on his head! He is getting so big and is such a good baby! Mike and Jess are spoiled. He already sleeps around 8 hours a night at only 2 months of age!