Monday, October 26, 2009

Mosaic Monday-Shades of Grey

Another Monday - where does the time go?

Well here is a little eye candy to get you through the day :)

Moonshadow Pendant

Have a great week!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Island Sunshine Earrings

This is my newest etsy listing - I think they are so colorful and cheerful! But what do you think?

These earrings are so bright and cheerful you cannot help but smile. They make me think of a flamenco girls puffy, fun, bright, beautiful skirt.

They are made with a large honey nugget ice flake quartz bead (wow that is a mouth full) , followed by a skinny, simple silver hoop which has three adorable, bright and cheerful yellow/red/orange glass flowers hanging from it. Yummy and so much fun!

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Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Made in Canada Treasury

Check out this incredible treasury of very talented Albertans. This treasury was created by furrypawsboutique who has a very unique shop for those very special members of the family!

Thank you so much for including me - what an honour!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesdays Top Five

Here is my hump day Top five for this week! I am a sucker for beautiful art so these items all reflect that in some form :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Perseverance - Silhouette Collection Original Contemporary Painting

My newest etsy listing, I love it. What do you think?

Part of the Silhouette Collection

Original Contemporary Painting - Not a Print

Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 3/4 inch deep (20.3 x 20.3 x 1.7 cm deep)

Koi are very hardy fish, like the carp, coming from Japan. They can live to be over 20 years old and some have been known to be over 100 years old.

In many of the Japanese stories, Koi are transformed through their efforts and perseverance, it is said that if they climb the dragons gate they great become dragons. The Koi is a symbol that represents perseverance in the face of adversity. They can also represents love, longevity, loyalty and knowledge.

I first applied gesso to the canvas to achieve a textured look. Then painted the background a light green, forest green, and bright blue. Finally the silhouette of the koi fish was painted on. The sides are painted a deep black and no framing is necessary - Ready for the wall!!

Finish will be applied at shipping time for protection. Each is signed on the back.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Mosaic Monday

Today's Mosaic Monday includes an incredible array of beautiful greens. Just some eye candy for one of the toughest days of the week. Enjoy!


Please let me know what you think. Have a great Monday!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

End of the week

Well here we are on Sunday, end of the week and what have you accomplished this week? Did you get what you wanted done? Was it a successful week or did you find yourself lost in the details?

For me I think I had a very successful week. Why do I say this, well one of my goals is to list items on etsy more regularly then post them here on my blog for all of you to see and ... I have definitely been able to get that done more than I ever have in the past.
I was also able to spend yesterday getting many of the items I have created photographed ... whew it took awhile but I have been wanting to get that done for some time. Yay, me :)
I also wanted to get a painting, that I have had in my mind, started for awhile and I also did that.
And last but not least I wanted to start an end of the week post so that I could wrap up what I was able to accomplish (or not accomplish) during the week.
I would love to hear what your goals were and if you reached them!

Here is a sneak peek at the painting I have been dreaming of - please remember it is in its starting phase!

The background colors have been added to the canvas and I have roughly drawn the subject in pencil where I think it should be.

These two pictures show the base colors painted on using acrylics.

Stay tuned for more ... I will post more as I go along so you can see how the painting progresses.

I hope you have a great week and remember to live in the present, it is all we have!

The Flowers in the Rocks Necklace

This is my newest etsy listing, please let me know what you think.

This is a beautiful necklace that has so many different colors captured in the "rocks", that it will go with any outfit.

The jasper beads are even more beautiful up close!

This necklace is made with jasper rounds that are linked individually through wire wrapping each one. The clasp is an incredibly beautiful silver flower toggle that is so gorgeous it could be the centerpiece on its own. The aventurine flower pendant is just incredible and tops off this amazing necklace. Stunning!

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pink and Bronze Necklace

This is my newest etsy listing;

I love this necklace and made it while thinking of my daughter, which of course makes it even more special to me. I was never a girl who was into pink until I meet my daughter and she changed all that (among so many other things).

The necklace is strung with swarovski bicone crystals in an incredible deep pink color along with bronze bead spacers, all on bronze beading wire. However the pendant is the pièce de résistance, made with blended pink and beige polymer clay. The main part is a square with a flower shape cut out. It was then stamped with a phrase and flowers, then I baked it. This is the phrase that can be partially seen.

****Some people come into our lives and quietly stay. Others stay for a while, leaving footprints in our hearts and we are never the same.****

I then went over that with gold paint to bring out the saying. It was then sealed to protect the paint. There is a small polymer clay bead in the center that is hanging from a twirling piece of bronze wire. This piece will not just highlight an outfit, it will make your outfit!

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I would love to hear what you think of it!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sand and Sea Bracelet

My newest etsy listing;

I love the beach and the water and this bracelet was made with that in mind. There is nothing more beautiful or more powerful than the sea and nothing represents relaxation more than sand. Who wouldn't want the best of both these worlds on your wrist?

I made two of the beads out of tan and white polymer clay adding just a touch of sparkle so it reminds one of the sand. The largest bead was made of various blues and whites, swirled into chaos just like the sea often appears to be. The rest of the bracelet has white bone swirl rounds, jasper rounds, silver spacers, and heishi pearl shell spacers to compliment the sea and sand theme. The clasp, a silver flower toggle, is a show piece all its own.

This bracelet is about 7 1/2 inches long.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wednesdays Top Five

Here is Wednesdays Top Five - Enjoy!

Please check out these amazing artists! Please take a moment to comment and let me know what you think - which one is your favorite?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wednesdays Top Five

Here is the Top Five - You made it through to hump day, good for you!

Enjoy and please show these artists some love and click on their items. Please take a moment and let me know which is your favorite.


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