Monday, April 28, 2008

Another Monday!

And a rainy one at that! Yuck! Where did the beautiful sun go??? I hope he comes back out soon!

I'm babysitting my baby nephew right now, so this is going to be a super short post! lol

I did manage to get a few pictures of my new Mini Fairy Lantern Necklace while he was napping:

Yep, you've seen that color combination before! lol I really like it! With the dusty blue, deep raspberry, and the rich chocolate, it just looks so elegant and vintage. I can't think of a good name for it yet, but I have a few in mind. I'm going to list the necklace in my shop tomorrow morning, so I have to pick out a good name by then! If you have a name you'd like to suggest, I would love to hear it!

Oh! I also want to point out that those are the new Mini Fairy Lanterns! They are so tiny! I love being able to create pretty color combos with them in the same necklace. I <3>

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Oh dear!

I have been such a slacker this week! Well, as far as my shop goes anyway. But with good reason!

I've been helping my SIL with her prom jewelry this week! And after several evenings of shopping for materials, and then another evening of actually putting the jewelry together, we finally got it all finished!

And it turned out so beautiful! We did a gorgeous necklace, and a pair of earrings. The colors she chose are spring green and black. Her dress is a lovely little strapless number, and the necklace is going to look GREAT with it! The next time I'm over at their house, I'll be sure to get some pictures of it, because it is a beauty!

And today I did finally add a new bracelet to my shop!

I just listed it a few minutes ago! I just love this one, too! One of my favorite materials is Swarovski crystals; it's so fun doing the wire wrapping!

I also have this bracelet, that will most likely be listed tomorrow...

I've really been into pink lately. I think it's because it's spring, and I'm just really loving the pretty, bright colors of the season! Especially the beautiful pink dogwood trees that line my street. That, along with the nice, warm weather we're having, really makes for a happy girl! lol

I hope all of you are having a wonderful weekend as well!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Happy Monday to you all! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! I’m sure it went by too fast for you guys, too!

I spent most of my weekend experimenting with different designs and ideas and materials... Hehe…

Yesterday evening, The Sweetie and I went to the park to eat dinner, and it was surprisingly cold! We were sitting on the bench shivering and laughing at how we were the only people wearing shorts! lol I just don’t ever know what to wear! It was a nice evening though! :D

And… As I said, I’ve been experimenting… I really like the way the mini hand stitched food items look.

Very whimsical and fun, yet easily wearable! I don’t know what it is about the threads… They give the items a very unique, sort of quirky look. And I love the texture! I have plans for ice cream cones for summer, too! As well as some other seasonal treats. But you’ll just have to wait for those!

I get so distracted with experimenting… I really was hoping to have at least one more Scented Softie or Scented Sweetheart listed last week! Sheesh! There’s just so much to do! Oh! See??? Like right now I just got a really cool idea from looking through some princess stuff on Etsy! Ah! I’m such a mess! lol

Well, I will list some more things this week; I’m just not even going to name what they are. Mainly because I don’t even know yet! lol

If you have any suggestions, just let me know!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

I've been in the Strawberry Patch!

Well... Not really, but it sure smells like it!

I just finished this special Scented Strawberry Patch Necklace:

And it is very special indeed! The inspiration for this creation is a memory I have of wandering in my neighbor's strawberry patch, back when I was just barely old enough to be in school! She gave me permission to 'test' as many strawberries as I needed! lol What fun I had going from row to row, trying to find the best section of juicy sweet strawberries!

I'm so happy that I got this necklace finished. It was so much fun to make! I went through several different shapes and scents before I was happy with the finished product. And I also did several variations on the seeds as well.

All in all, I am so happy with this necklace. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Flowers and... Watermelon?

I am quite amused right now. *giggle*

Last night my husband brought home some flowers and a watermelon for me. I can see you right now thinking, What's wrong with that?

Well... Here is the source of my amusement... Don't you usually hear of ladies getting flowers and a box of chocolates? lol And here my Sweetie comes home with some beautiful roses...

...and one of the best watermelons I have ever eaten!

For some reason, I just find that really funny! Now don't get me wrong; he knows me very well! I would rather have watermelon than just about anything! (Including a box of chocolates!) So he did a good job. :) Actually, almost half of the watermelon is gone already! I <3 watermelon! lol Hehe! (It's the little things... I'm tellin' ya!)

I'm also excited to help my SIL design and create her jewelry for Prom. I'm really trying hard to get her into jewelry making, so I'll have someone to share the obsession with. ;) Her prom dress is my favorite shade of bubblegum pink, and it has little sparkles all over it. Her jewelry is going to be made with silver and black Swarovski crystals - so pretty with the pink dress! We've also talked about incorporating ribbons and pearls, too. It's a really fun process!

And now I'm off to get some lunch. And some more of that watermelon! ;)

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Scented Sweethearts!

I just had to share my happy news! I finally got my Scented Sweethearts perfected! *giggles*

This one is scented in Lavender Vanilla. You can purchase it here!

Look for these scents coming soon:

Vanilla Rose (Pink and Cream color)
Minty Basil Sage (Green)
Refreshing Grapefruit (Juicy pink color)

And many more! I'm having a ball with these!

Now... I better get to bed! lol

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Yum yum Lemon Cupcake!

I just posted my first Scented Softie necklace in the spring line!

I can't believe how it smells just like a lemon cupcake with loads of sweet lemon icing! I think I gain a few pounds every time I sniff it! lol You can find it here!

I will be posting the rest during this next week! I think you all are really going to like them! They are a bit larger than this one. I dunno... For some reason I just like the larger ones that I made. The Sweetie says they look like candy all piled up on my table! ^_^

Also I've been playing around with new shapes for the softies! It's slow going, but I think it's definitely going to be worth it! ;)

And last, but certainly not least, I have some sweet new rings to post soon!

As soon as I get the Scented Softies Spring line completed, I will be posting more rings!

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

Friday, April 11, 2008

It's Friday!

Come on, be excited with me! lol I'm soo looking forward to this weekend! For once, I have nothing planned, and I'm looking forward to just relaxing with my thread and beads! (And good-smelling things!) :D

I was just looking out the window, and it's so windy out there! But very sunny; I thought it was supposed to be nasty and rainy all day. How nice!

O... I'm so disappointed that I haven't able to get my Scented Softies listed yet. Some of my 'ingredients' were late arriving, so it will most likely be Monday. Or maybe tomorrow. ;) (I hope you guys like lemon cupcakes!)

I've also been playing around with some different designs, and a few little embellishments. Hehe! Sometimes I think that experimenting is the best part! lol Although I do like when I get the hang of something, and have a finished creation to admire, too! I suppose I just adore the whole process!

Oh! Also... I won the cutest reversible headband from Terri at Callidora! And it arrived today! It is sooo pretty! I'm so excited to wear it! I noticed that she has a matching tote bag in her shop, too, which is equally adorable. ;)

And now I'm off to find some lunch!

I hope you guys have had a wonderful week!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Sweet Scented Softies

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Mine was nice and relaxing; as always, it went by way too fast!

I did get a chance to work on some more jewelries for my shop!

I call them Softies. lol Lately I've been playing around with different textures in my jewelry. I've found a lot of solid pieces with different textures, but I wanted something that was softer, more light and airy for spring and summer. Yet I can easily see these going into fall, with shades of red, orange, yellow, brown. And winter, with icy blues, white, and of course red and green.

Even better... I'm going to be working on some scented Softies this week! I'm super excited about those! I did a few experiments with scented ones over the weekend. The one I'm wearing is Lavender Vanilla scented. It smells so wonderful! I've also got plans for scents like Coconut Lime, Black Raspberry Vanilla, and Sugar Dipped Strawberries! All are perfect for summer! *Does a little happy dance*

I would love to hear your ideas for colors and scents as well!

As soon as I decide on the stringing material, I'll list a couple in the shop. I haven't figured out if I want to use silver chain, or maybe some kind of grosgrain or organza ribbon. I'm also wondering if a larger size of ball chain would look cute! I didn't think it would be such a tough decision! lol

I'm off to get some lunch before I go to work!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Rainbows for Charity!

So I was exploring Etsy last night, and came across this:

Give Back with Glitter: Charity Art Sale

I decided to donate!

I made this special Rainbow Fairy Lantern, and covered it in glitter!

You can find this necklace and many more lovely glittered items by visiting Etsy, and searching for 'idolgivesback'. I'm quite excited about it! I hope you will stop by and check out all the beautiful things!

I also took a picture of some of the lanterns in my hand, so people can see how tiny they are! (Well, actually I got The Sweetie to take the picture, since he is home today. :) Hehe!)

See? They are tiny I tell ya! lol

As always, I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Etsy Love and some Fairy Lanterns!

Ah! I made my first sale on Etsy yesterday! I'm so thrilled! It was just the motivation I needed to start on these...

This is a picture of my new little Fairy Lantern Necklaces! Well, actually this is a picture of three of the fairy lanterns on one necklace. When they go up in my shop, it will be one Fairy Lantern on sterling silver ball chain. And don't be fooled by this picture; these little lanterns are tiny! The whole lantern measures right at 11/16" tall, including the wire-wrapped loop! See? Tiny!

Look for them soon in my shop!

I have to run to work now; I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!