This is the chandelier we made for our school auction. It now brightens a gloomy corner of my porch. I connected two wire hanging-basket planters for the structure. Now I just need to figure out how to light it, not on fire... illumine it.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
When we were at the beach I collected broken shells to make molds out of so that I could turn them into PMC silver charms. Ooops, they got lost in transit, so I took these 'new' vintage shell beads and one of my clear glass 'Marilyn Monroe Skirt' beads and am making molds out of them. It will be fun to see how they turn out. I also found some cool conch beads. Since I was born in Key West and therefore am a 'conch' I am eager to incorporate them into my jewelry collection.
Fun fact from urbandictionary.com regarding Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy : It comes from a 1970's british TV commercial for Lemon Squeezy detergent. They were with a little girl who points out dirty greasy dishes to an adult (mom or relative) and then this adult produces Lemon Squeezy and they clean the dishes quickly. At the end of the commercial the girl says "Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy".
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I am meeting with my fabulous web-designer Teraon Wednesday to redesign my site and add a shopping cart among other things. Nina is going to do some PR for me so I need to get it up to speed for the onslaught of new orders (hope and pray hope and pray.) Seriously, I want to get my site more shopper friendly and update it with more current pieces. Here is a shot I took of Nat at the beach with one of my pieces on. I am wondering if it would help shoppers to see the pieces on a model since they can't try them on in cyberspace. How can we make the site feel like they are handling the jewelry? I wish I had brought more pieces with me. I like how these turned out.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
. You can make it yourself and I am totally going to. I may add some plastic bottles, but the sleek industrial look is so appealing I may have to leave it alone. I want this over my granite counter top/bar in my kitchen.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Patteson posted my stoppers on her blog. I would love it if you would post a comment!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
My friend Melanie was wearing a glass heart necklace on a very long chain. I was admiring it and she had a great idea to make long pearl bridal necklaces for brides who with edgier taste. I played around with it and this is what I have come up with so far. Blue quartz chain with or without pearls, a mother-of-pearl pendant with a key a dove, transparent glass with a dichroic center, and a piece of branch coral. You can wear it long (it hangs close to waist length) or you could wrap the chain in layers to your preferred length. I was contemplating a name for funky bridal jewelry and Natalie came up with 'Bowerbride.' What do you think?
Sunday, June 6, 2010
I was so inspired by the colorful glasses at Suzi's party I decided to make a party out of glass on my dining room table. Now my dining room table mirrors the painting I did of a mantle in Monet's house that hangs above it.