Tuesday, November 18

Shopping Etsy for Handcrafted

Just some inspiration to shop Etsy for handcrafted Holiday gifts.

Preferably in one of my Shops :-) Vintage Cherry Shop

You'll find one of a kind beaded jewelry designs, hand sewn cherry market tote bags, hand crocheted warm scarves, knitted lariat scarves, and decorative quilting/sewing pins.

Saturday, November 8

Cherry Chick Trunk Show & New Designs

Last Sunday my friend, Kathy, was kind enough to host  a Trunk Show event for me in her home.  It was an intimate group but I think a good time was had by all who attended.  Many of my newest designs were snatched up to be treasured for years to come.  It's always wonderful to see my clients face to face.  Mucho Thank You's to all who joined us.

Yellow Bird Beaded Bracelet

I have been working hard at creating all kinds of new designs in time for the Holiday Season. Despite selling many of my newest creations, here's just a few of  the things that you'll find in my Artfire.com storefront. 

 Heart Beaded Necklace

Midnight Flowers Lampwork Glass Bracelet

Poppy Flower Beaded Bracelet

Three Strand Cherry Bracelet

Red Heart Necklace

Black & White Earrings with Heart

Wooden Hearts Bracelet

Bohemian Bird Bracelet with Copper

Birds and Flower Silver Chain Necklace

Silver Chain Boho Necklace with Red Bird

Key to My Heart Beaded Necklace

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what's new.  Come back soon as I'll be adding more creations to share with you.

Saturday, October 18

For the Birds...

Birds have been showing up pretty prominently in by designs as of late.

When I finished up this Bird on A Swing pendant necklace I knew it would become a favorite of mine.  How cute are those little hand wrapped press glass flowers?  And that little cottage rose lampwork glass bead is so charming.  I can feel the cavities forming in my mouth from the "sweetness"!

Then, of course, there needed to be a bracelet to go with the Birdie necklace.  I'm thinking some earrings will be needed as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by...

Saturday, October 11

Boho Jewelry

I've been working on a collection of Bohemian style jewelry lately.

I fell in LOVE with these cute little Porcelain birds in shades of aqua and yellow.
After starting with the bracelets, I've now added a few chain necklaces designed with some wonderful American Artisan lampwork glass beads.

How fabulous are these Aqua Blue and copper tones???

I think some earrings are the next natural progression...

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look around.  The Boho Collection is available in my Artfire.com store front.


Monday, September 22

A few new Beaded Watch Designs...

 Charmed Cherry Lampwork Beaded Watch

 Cherry Red Lampwork Glass Beaded Watch

Pink Cottage Rose Bead Watch

What time is it? Time to think about how much you need a cute new watch to pretty up your wrist!
I've just added these three new designs to my Artfire store front. The link to them is right here...link

Tuesday, September 2

New Cherry Chick Jewelry Designs

I've been working on a number of new pieces in preparation for the holiday gift giving season and a Jewelry Trunk Show that I will be featured in the beginning of November here locally.

I've designed a couple of whimsical necklaces with some antiqued brass connectors that I came acrossI've made Cherry branches out of them.

There's a couple of fun flower beaded memory wire bracelet that are new, too.

A couple of pairs of cute flower earrings...

Last but not least.... A new pair of trendy black, white, and red lampwork glass earrings.  All of the photos will enlarge for a close up view.

Monday, August 18

Crocheted Cuff Bracelets

Something totally new! This time I've designed a few crocheted cuff bracelet.  Bright colors, beads and whimsy...what more could you want?  These are truly one of a kind, whimsical, statement bracelets. Lots of hours involved in creating these beaded pieces of fiber art. 

Little cherries, scalloped and picot beaded edges all made by hand.  I started out with some mercerized cotton thread, slipped on some beads, sewed on a few buttons and this is what I ended up with.  Cheeky Cherry Red bracelet here 

I'm calling this cuff bracelet "Urban Aqua Blue & Red".  My "hand model" shows you how one of these crocheted cuff bracelets would look on your wrist.  I'm loving this color combination and all the little dangle bits!  This design can be found here.
As always, thanks for stopping by...

Friday, August 15

The Aqua Blue and Red Series

Aqua Blue and Red is such a popular color combination these days.  I've seen craft rooms decorated with the color scheme that just make me swoon with envy.  Here's my contribution to the "Aqua/Red" movement.  
The various hand crocheted cotton flower appliques range in size from apppx. 3" to 1 3/4" and are available in my Etsy.com shop here. 

Don't forget that you can double click the images for a Zoomed in your Face view. :-)

Wednesday, August 13

New Crocheted Flowers

I have a whole bunch of new hand crocheted flower appliques that I've been working on.  I'm still working on getting them listed in my Etsy.com store front so please check back later this week.

Don't forget that you can double click on the photos to enlarge them to a gigantic detail view.

Thank you, as always, for stopping by...

Thursday, July 31

Crocheted Flower Appliques

Here's something new I've been working onOriginally, I started out with two color choices.  I'm up to six different colors and I'm working on a red one now.  "What" you might be asking do you do with these things???  Even more important "What are they?".
They are frilly little (3.75 inches) hand crocheted cotton Flower appliques with leaves.

Here's how you could use them...

Decorate a handbag/purse
Personalize clothing
Add them to a hat
Add them to a scarf
Use them on a scrapbook page
Create a hair accessory with them
Design a pillow to embellish them with
Create a brooch to wear on a jacket by sewing a pin back on 

Did I miss anything?  I'm open for ideas.  Actually, one of my friends has asked about a scarf made from them...hhmmm...maybe?

Thanks for stopping by... Oh...they're in my Etsy.com Shop :-)

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