Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Crystal Creations

Swarovski crystals with all that sparkle... puts a twinkle in my eye, and every girl needs a little bling to suit her mood. Here is just a sample of the incredible selection of Swarovski Beads and Jewelry supplies that Artbeads.com has to offer. How do you choose between all the Beads, Pendants and Rhinestones? You don't... you get a sample of them all and let your creativity flow.

The Filigree Flowers make a perfect focal point to any necklace. As you can see I have distress the two flowers I used in this piece, along with the Cuplink chain for a more worn vintage appearance.

The Rivoli is my favorite Crystallized element. Their unique shape and facets causes the light to simply dance off of them. The color selection is amazing and they can be used in so many ways.
This fabulous Rivoli Collar and earrings was exciting to design and it was truly fulfilling as the piece came to life. When a vision becomes a reality in such a beautiful way, its a feeling you can't quite put into words. WoW! is the best I can come up with.

Here are a few more simplified ways that the Rivoli can be used. They are perfect for pendants and we can't go without adding a little sparkle to our fingers. Filigree rings topped off with some bling. How fun are theses?

My special thanks to Artbeads.com for their very special gift. I hope my creations will inspire you to go on a little shopping spree and create something sparkly of your own.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Join Inspired at Home host Tiffany Windsor and special Guest... Me, tonight on Blog Talk Radio. Sunday July 26. We will be talking about the Art of Friendly Plastic. Check the website for your local time. Listeners can "tune-in" to the live shows via the internet and access archived podcasts 24/7. If you can't join us tonight, you can access the podcast at your convenience.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Lucky Nickel Necklaces

In an effort to give back to my community, and help a very worthy cause, called "Birthday Wishes". I have been hard at work creating an affordable and meaningful little piece of jewelry. And here is what I have come up with. The Lucky Nickel Necklace. For each Lucky Nickel Necklace purchased from my etsy store, one will be donated to "Birthday Wishes", a charity, which thorough the efforts of its volunteers and donations, is working very hard to make sure that every child within the Las Vegas Foster Care system, receives a Birthday Gift on their birthday. For your $15.00 purchase of a Lucky Nickel Necklace, you are not only receiving a beautiful necklace of your own, you are giving a young girl living in a foster home, a very special Birthday gift as well. So don't be shy, open your heart and surprise a young girl with a "Birthday Wish".

Thanks for caring and Thanks for giving.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The HeArt of Friendly Plastic Design Challenge...

We have a WINNER for the Marbling Magic Design Challenge hosted on the Friendly Plastic Blog.

Congratulations goes to Marilyn Cooper from Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is the winner of the Marbling Magic Design Challenge. You can check out more of Marilyn's creative creations on her blog.

Congratulations also goes out to... The Winner of our random drawing Design #4, Claire Fairweather from New Zealand.

Thanks to everyone who entered the Heart of Friendly Plastic Design Challenge. We really had some amazing designs.

The next challenge will be posted on August 1st. I hope you will join in on the fun.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Vote for your Favorite Design

Today is the last day to vote for your favorite Marbling Magic Design from our bi-monthly design challenge.
Please take a look at all the wonderful designs and cast your vote for your favorite. Just click on the word vote above or on the design challenge icon on the right. Thank-You to everyone who joined in on the fun, we really had some great designs.
Our next Design Challenge will be posted on August 1st. So be sure to check back for all the details.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Its Breakfast time for the Turtles

Summer mornings are busy at my house... so many mouths to feed.

The parade begins...
Yes they have even taken over the inside of my house as well. As you can see Mikee has built them a ramp, so we don't have to worry about anyone taking a tumble.
We are home to about 20 desert tortoise's.

They get a fruit and veggie salad made fresh every morning. And evening.

The little one in the middle of the action is a 2 year old.

These two are getting a little sun, before heading to breakfast.

This is Morris... he is the big Daddy and ruler of the backyard.