Saturday, November 29, 2008

New Beaded Jewelry Item

I've just finished my newest creation, Labradorite Ripple. I was enchanted by the pattern Regal Reiteration in the December 2008 issue of Bead and Button and decided to adapt it a little to accommodate a large labradorite bead pendant I had.

Unfortunately a much better camera and light system, plus more photography know how is needed to catch the chatoyance of the Labradorite.

I found this description of Labradorite at Shamans
"The magicians stone, or the dark side of the moon. This crystal is for transformation of the self. It humbles the ego and reveals the hidden areas of negativity that we all engage in; power dramas and subtle power games that we play in relationships of any kind. It brings to light areas which have been hidden, allowing for more to be understood. Freezes your actions in Meditation; that is slows anger, ego projection and allows the user to see what is present, as is. Anti- Ego Consciousness, Anti-Arrogance, Anti Illusion, Installs humility, anti-haste. Encourages stability in the self, grounding and centering, places the consciousness closer to the true self expression. Good for people nearing the end of the Saturn or Plutonian return. Reveals hidden talents and abilities held within the shadow self for use now. Encourages knowledge and wisdom of the self; purely, and therefore is a means to growth of the personality. Why is it called the dark side of the moon? Because it reveals that which is present but can not be seen by the light of the conscious mind without reflection."

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Bohemian Heart

I've just come from The Bohemian Heart web site. She's only got one "series" of jewelery put up but it's gorgeous!

Are you looking for a unique gift for that special someone? Or planning a wedding? The Bohemian Heart, owned and operated by Wendy Corley, specializes in wedding jewelry and bouquets.

With more and more people developing allergies to plants and pollen, the "forever" bouquets made with silk flowers and/or crystals are becoming more and more popular. As you might expect from the name the items on this site are unique.

Barefoot sandals are becoming very popular with brides especially in warmer weather. Unfortunately Wendy didn't take picture of most of the wedding jewelry she's created before they went to the brides and bridal party, but she will make custom jewelry according to your specifications. If you don't see what you like on her site, contact her and tell her what you want. I don't think you'll be disappointed! The bride in this picture is wearing earrings and necklace by The Bohemian Heart called "White Eyelet". Sorry the picture isn't clear.

You can see more of The Bohemian Heart's jewelry in her gallery.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Holiday Sparkle Necklace

I'm trying to get some new kits and patterns up on my Etsy shop. I finished the pattern for Holiday Sparkle today and it's now up for sale. It's the same basic pattern as Round n Round, but has been modified to use different size beads. I hope to get beads sorted and counted and kits made up by Monday.

Like all my patterns and kits, the prices listed are 20% off until the end of December. Click on the title of this post to see the Holiday Sparkle pattern.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Christmas Card Display

It seems we all run out of shelf or mantle space for displaying the Christmas cards we receive each year.

I made this cute Christmas card display out of a few things I already had around the house.

Click on the title of this post to see the instructions for making it, then go through your craft stash and see what you can come up with. Get the family involved and make it a handmade Christmas this year.

Monday, November 3, 2008


It's time to get out your beads and start on those Christmas gifts if you haven't already. I've reduced the price of all patterns and kits in my Etsy Shop by 20% through December 31, 2008, so go take a look and take advantage of the low prices.


Bells Bells Bells!

I'm finally finished with the Christmas ornaments for this year. I can't believe I finished them this early, but it seems that's all I've done for the last two months.

Every year I make Christmas ornaments for my Grand children and Great grand children.

I've made a few extra this year just experimenting with colors and designs.

Some of them are made by the Pagoda Bell design that is in my Etsy shop except I used size 8 and size 11 beads to make them, but most of them are made from a pattern I found on called John's Bell.

I thought they all turned out well and now I'm looking forward to a new project!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Bead Coop

Have you seen the Pattern of the Month collection at The Bead Coop? Seven Beautiful patterns by six different designers for one very low price.

Each month The Bead Coop features the Pattern of the Month collection at a fraction of the cost of each individual pattern. The patterns are all new, never before seen on The Bead Coop.

The Bead Coop now contains nearly 8,000 patterns by 52 different designers. Get on over there and check out all features of The Bead Coop and all the goodies. It's getting time to do some Holiday beading!


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