Monday, October 12, 2009

Art Beads dot Com recently asked if would participate in program called blogging for beads. I readily agreed with visions of their artbeads adding just the right finishing touch to these unfinished pieces. I dressed up this netted bracelet with a 16mm square button crystal in Meridian Blue. If you would like to dress up a netted bracelet of your own the pattern can be found here.

8mm Silver crystals roundelles were the perfect touch to capture the Amazonite faceted stone in this crocheted bracelet.

Oh how I love these Ruby Briolettes with 4mm ruby bicone crystals and sterling silver earring wires.

combined with 4mm Amethyst bicone crystals create these 2 pairs of Medici Drop Earrings from Marcia DeCoster's Bead Opulence book. Vintaj earring wires complete the design below.

It was pleasure teaming up with Whether your looking for just the right beads for that finishing touch or buying supplies for your next project stop by  Shipping is free and orders are processed quickly.  Mine seemed to arrived with a blink of an eye. Orders over $75 are sent priority mail.  Check out the weekly specials here. If you are like me and love the bling of crystals you won't be disappointed with their selection of Crystallized Swarovski Elements.

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Saturday, October 03, 2009

No I am not Crabby

I went shopping this weekend and did not turn into a crab! Art and I found ourselves spending a four day weekend together. Yesterday we went to the mall shopping for work clothes for Art. Those who know me....know I am not shopper. Especially the mall. I have this deep seated fear of being sucked up by Penny's and Sears never to find my way out again. When my kids were in high school. I would pull into the parking lot. Walk in with the kids and tell them to shop wisely. I sat on the bench outside of the stores and waited for their return. They learned early on to shop wisely. It was good day. We found quite a few things on sale and Art has new clothes to wear work. My reward for making it through the mall? Art took me out to dinner. We had crabs!!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Playing with Patinas

Not only do the dragonflies land in my backyard so has my very own little Russ Troll bead from Rings & Things. He is looking over the patina finish I put on my brass dragonfly. He asked what I used to sealed the patina to preserve the finish. Russ proceed to share his wealth of knowledge about a new product called Renaissance® micro-crystalline wax polish. *GASP* how was I going to explain that I used Johnson & Johnson floor paste wax? Living down here in the swamps I don't get out much. I had to improvise! Thank goodness for the internet otherwise how would I find out about these great new things. Don't forget to stop by Rings & Things blog to get the inside scoop on new hot products and projects. Thanks for stopping by