Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Shimmering Sea Necklace

       It has been a long time since I have had a good inspirational moment while making jewelry. I love when inspiration pops into my head out of no where. Don't you?

       I was sitting on my living room floor trying to match colors to create a design. Group after group of beautiful beads and I had nothing. It's so frustrating to have no ideas coming in when you are in a creative mood. Upset, I decided to take a break. Then, as I began to zoned out on some t.v. the idea started to trickle into my head. Why not use chain with the beads in my design. What a revelation! Well, it was for me. You see, I was stuck in a bead only rut. Nothing wrong with that. I love stringing. I just needed something different.
     
       So, I took out my jewelry chain and then thought about my new favorite color, turquoise. Small obsession nothing to worry about...yet. I took the wonderful turquoise glass pearls out the baggie and added them to my design board. The white shell coins came next, then the white pearls and crystal bicones. Let's not forget the amazonite chips. After that assembly was a snap along with a couple of pinches on my finger from the pliers. Ouch!

       It's one of my favorite pieces. I'm very proud of it and hope you like it too. This piece reminds me of  the ocean and how we all need to stop and spend a little time appreciate the things that we miss when we are busy in our regular daily lives. Have a beautiful day.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lemon Filled Hearts

Heart candy, It's everywhere for Valentine's season. I say instead of buying it as a gift why not make it and share the love! It's more personal and not to mention very creative.

I'm not much of a Lemon fan but these are so good, I would eat them all if I could. Here's the recipe. I hope you enjoy it. What is your favorite candy to make?

Ingredients:

Yellow candy melts

Lemon curd

Directions:

1. Melt candy melts in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir until smooth.

2. Put a small amount of the melts in a heart shaped candy mold and bring up to the sides of the mold until covered. Chill 15 minutes.

3. Fill with lemon curd and top with more candy melts. Chill 15 minutes.

4. Lightly tap the mold on the counter and the candy should fall out easily. Keep in an air tight container in the fridge. Makes about 20-25

5. Share the love.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Crochet in the Kitchen

Hi everyone!  New candy recipes are coming soon. In the meantime check out my newest finished project. The grey is double crochet and the edging is single crochet. Enjoy.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Black Glass Pearl Necklace

Hi everyone. I'm not going to keep you to long today. Here is the newest necklace. It's glass pearls with onyx and blue bicone crystals. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

My Advent Calendar

   It's not the best picture but I just had to share our very simple advent calendar we made last night. We used scrapbooking paper!  I love this paper and I don't even scrapbook. The paper can be used in so many different ways. One of the ways I love to use it is as a background for my blog pictures.

So, all we did was roughly cut four squares out of each sheet and folded them. Then we used fun markers to write the numbers. On the inside we wrote simple activities and messages.  Some activities we wrote were go see Christmas lights or write a letter to a friend. I think next year we will get a little more creative with it. What do you put inside your calendars?  Let me know.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Glass Pearl Necklace

It has taken a little while for me to post this necklace,  but I'm finally getting around to it. It's beautiful and elegant.  It's not just a necklace it's also a wrap bracelet. I had so much fun making it and can't wait to make another one. I have some more sewing projects coming up and some other things in the works too. I hope you all are as excited as I am.

Oh, one more thing, I have started selling Gold Canyon Candles.  Have you heard of them? They are only the best scented candles and accessories.  Enjoy the necklace and I'll see you soon.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Happy Fall

I know, it's not Fall yet.  That makes me a little sad. I just love everything about fall. The colors, the weather,  and pumpkin everything.  Don't you?

Anyway,  I was so excited about the beginning of September that I just had to show you all this lovely sign that I just finished.  It's nice and simple.  Just some paint, stickers, hot glue and other fun things. So, here it is. I hope you like it.

What's your favorite season?  Let me know in the comments.