Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earthy, Natural Necklaces

I have made a few necklaces, but none that I have ever LOVED.  Well, I love these!  I thought I would share.  The first one actually started out as a bracelet.  I had it all finished and I showed my husband, who hates to be asked his opinion on my things!  Well, he thought it would look better as a necklace.  Then he started going through my things trying to find the "centerpiece" for the necklace.  Here is what became of it!
The focal point is the flower etched shell.  I made some earrings previously that would go perfect with this!
The rest is light colored wood beads, mother of pearl beads and shell discs.

After I made the above one, I wanted to make another!  I am hooked!  I am running out of beads quickly, so I will need to stock up.
The focal point of this one is a greenish grey shell.  It is one of my favorite shells.  For the shell beads, I alternated between brown/white mother of pearl and green mother of pearl.  The wood beads are darker on this one.

They are both 18 inches long and close with a toggle clasp.

I would love your opinion on these!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Humane Society Donation

A few weeks ago, I was asked to donate a few things to the Humane Society's Annual FUR~R~R Ball.  I am a procrastinator so I just finished up today, and they are due today!  I made a cute zippered pouch, a pair of earrings and a key chain.
The pouch measures 8 1/4 X 5 1/4.  Very roomy!  It has paws, bones and hearts and the colors are tan, red, brown, black and pink.
The key chain is made from shells and wood beads.
The earrings are mother of pearl discs.  They are smooth on one side and iridescent on the other.  They move when you move, so they are always changing!

All the items compliment each other perfectly!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Key Chains!

I have been creating some new key chains!  Most of my key chains feature things that you find at the beach.  Shells, pearls, wood, etc...  I love the beach, but I live no where near one!  If I could live beachfront, I would be so happy!  Sadly, my husband likes the mountains and snow better.  Every time I look at one of these key chains, I long for the crashing waves and the salty air.  Maybe one day!
Peachy Key Chain.  Shades of peach, pink, white, and brown.
Sunshine Key Chain.  Yellow shell paired with white pearls.
Swirl Shell and Wood Key Chain.  This is the first one I made and is still my favorite!  Not as fancy as some of the others.
Ocean Blue Key Chain.  There is a small white/grey shell at the bottom and then there are shells of blue above it.  The big middle blue pearl is so beautiful! There are swirls of white in the deep blue.
Fan Shell Key Chain.  A big fan shell in white and brown is the feature.  Above it are wood beads.  Very simple.

I would love to know what you think about my key chains!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Home Show

A friend of mine hosted a home show for me last Saturday.  It was great, other than the fact that I was sick!  I started getting sick a few days before and I was not up to par by the time Saturday came.  My friend lives an hour away, so it was good exposure for my business in another town.  It went well and I am happy :)  I am looking forward to doing many more.  It is so much easier to sell in person than online!  I didn't get any pictures once the party started, but here are a couple of the table before I rearranged it ;)

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