Tuesday, December 31

A couple new Rose Lariat Scarves

I'm so excited that the response to my crocheted rose lariat scarves has been positive.

Here's a couple of them that I've used what I call "Cottage Roses" as the floral embellishment.

I have some other design ideas up my sleeve, too.  Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Monday, December 23

Wishing You a Merry Christmas

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and that Santa brings you everything that you have on your list. ;-)

Thursday, December 12

Artfire Collection Feature

My red and green beaded ruffle bracelet was featured recently in an Artfire.com collection. Happy Dance!

Friday, November 29

Thursday, October 31

Victorian Lariat Scarf

I've been busy crocheting away a Romantic Shabby Chic Collection of lariat scarves in an assortment of colors.

Some have been embellished with silk ribbons, eyelash yarns, and glass pearls in the center of the flowers.

There's a few different shades of green for the scarf base and leaves.

There are a few choices where I've used a black or winter white base with a bright flower.  You'll find the collection of scarves available in my Etsy.com shop here.

Sunday, October 27

A Little Fall in Florida

As I mentioned in my last post, a little cool weather has come to Florida this past week.  I can tell when the cats are cold in the house by the way they sit.  Kitty chose to sit on her paws one morning this week to keep warm.

Missy pretty much did the same thing but stayed in the sunbeams coming through the window onto the couch.

It's taken her a few days but Kitty has learned that the front porch is a nice place to be during this wonderful weather.  I'm really grateful for my screened in porch during Fall and Spring time.

Thanks for stopping by...

Friday, October 25

Pink For October...

It's been awhile since I've posted anything here so I think it's time for an update.  

Last night, at just the right time, I went out back to water my plants.  It was just about sunset.  Looking to the West this is the beautiful Pink sky that Mother Nature had waiting for me.

I quickly ran back inside to grab my camera.  It's just a little Nikon CoolPix but I'm happy with the results.  This is my favorite shot.  I love the lone tall palm tree from the next street overIt screams "Florida" to me.

As the sun set the colors of the sky changed into wonderful shades of lavender, blue, and pink.

It had been a beautiful day here in Florida with the temps getting down into the 60's.  I'd had the front porch door open for most of the day enjoying the cooler fresh air.

Life is good! :-)

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.  I promise to come back soon.

P.S. Like you didn't already know...clicking on the photos will enlarge them into a gloriously huge size to get a better view.

Sunday, September 8

Candy Corn Earrings and a Turkey Bracelet

Are you ready for some Fall weather?? I know that I sure am. 

Maybe it's too early to talk Turkey with you.  How about some really cute little Candy Corn lampwork beaded earrings instead?   They're available, too, in my Artfire.com shop under the "Autumn" section here.

As always...Thanks for stopping by...enjoy!

Thursday, September 5

Autumn Leaves Necklace

How about some Autumn Leaves to wear as jewelry?

Here's a closeup view of the fall necklace.
A closeup up of the earrings.  Both are available in my Artfire storefront here.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!

Friday, August 30

No Labor This Weekend & Gifts...

My plan this weekend is to float in my friend Kristi's new pool and sip on umbrella drinks.  At least on Saturday that is.  

What do you have planned for Labor Day??


My sweet friend, Jeanne, has just sent me another box of her Mary Engelbreit "cast offs" as she refers to them.  I'm always tickled pink when I see a strange box waiting for me on my front porch.  How cute is this timely little Halloween magnet?

This sugar jar is my favorite thing in this box of goodies.  It's now full of sugar sitting in my kitchen.  So cute!!

Here's the cute little candlestick holder that Jeanne sent me, too.  It's found a home on a table in my living room.

I'm loving this little Limoges type Christmas Heart box.  
Open it up and there's a Christmas tree inside.  So charming.  This will be on my fireplace mantel during the Holidays for sure.

Last but not least, another fabulous treat for Christmas!


An awesome box of Mary Engelbreit ornaments for decorating my tree this year!  It was like an early Christmas this week at my house after the wonderful box from Jeanne arrived.  I'm one grateful girl.  Jeanne, thank you again.

Saturday, August 3

The Black and White Phase

It would appear that I am going through a "Black & White" thing lately.   It's actually more of a Checkerboard  phase.  For this Checkerboard cuff bracelet embellished with an American Artisan handcrafted Cherry lampwork bead, I've used a Brick stitch technique.


Ann Benson from Beads East has an excellent video on YouTube showing the Brick stitch technique.  She does an awesome job showing various beading techniques in a number of videos over there.

Here's a few other new Checkerboard bracelet designs done using a tubular herringbone stitch.

How about a couple of Checkerboard hoop earrings that I've hand wrapped on 2 inch hoops?

Last of all, here's a new Black and White Spiral beaded necklace that I recently completed.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look...

Friday, August 2

Pinterest Followers

I confess...I totally LOVE Pinterest!! It's an excellent tool for me to market my jewelry.  It helps me keep up with trends.  It allows me to see what my clients and friends are interested in.  Lastly...it inspires my creativity!!!

Wednesday, July 31

An Artfire Feature

I'm pleased to share with you today the Artfire.com Collection that my Checkered Flower Earrings have been featured in today. I love the Wizard of Oz! :-) 

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