Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I'm published!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know there are many jewelry designers out there that are in magazines all the time, and would yawn at my news. But, this is my first time! The magazine(s) arrived in yesterday's mail! I swear, it was better than when I open the mailbox to find multiple etsy packages (and you know how good that is!!). There they were - my copies of Bead Trends April edition. I have been looking forward to April since mid-winter, when I sent my necklace in. I'm not sure what the rules are, so I'll just show you my name in print! I'm a little excited (just a little bit - like really a lot!)
Photo is from my ipod

Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring is Coming!!!!!

I do not understand why, after such a mild winter, I have such a bad case of Spring fever. Normally, after the drudgery of a hard winter, Spring is such a welcomed change. But this year, we barely got any snow or ice at all. So, it is unexplainable!

Maybe it's because I've been making tons of enameled flowers!! Look!

Large blue flower, medium violet flower and a  small filigree bead - enameled by moi!

An orange flower with a copper green bead cap - on a Vintaj butterfly.

This is a crazy one! Green pedals with a small orange flower and a smaller blue flower.

This angled shot shows the 3-d aspect of this "flower"

Sorry for the crappy photo, but here's a peek at some of the other flowers I've been making!

And just in time for St. Patty's - a shamrock! (this one is terribly out of focus SORRY!)

I'm going to display these at the shop on the green moss and moss covered "stones" in these photos. The moss is in a flower pot saucer!

I. Can. Not. Wait. For. Spring!!!!!