Friday, September 26, 2008

Ispiration from snow to the sea

Walking into the Stash one day opened up another opportunity for us. Making custom pendants for Janie's daughters. We were asked to make Flower girl pendants to match the white delicate dresses they were to wear to a wedding. We took on the challenged and brainstormed what little girls can wear that they can still grow into and yet be dainty enough for a wedding.

We came up with snowballs beads. I was to turn these into pendants for 3 flower girls.

Here are the results. White beads with bumps embelished with Swarovski crystals, sterling silver heart charms and findings daitily hanging on a satin necklace.

The pendants were a hit!Janie was so kind to send pictures of the girls wearing it. It looked so dainty against the beautiful white dresses.

In the middle of creating these little snowball pendants...Bo made a set inspired by the ocean water that we miss so much. This turned into a sea life bracelet for a friend in California who loves the ocean and misses her trips to Hawaii.

Ocean Inspired Beads

Sea Life Bracelet

After sharing the pictures with family and friends I am now in the process of a custom order for one of my favorite cousins for another ocean inspired bracelet. Hers will depict the waters of Hawaii and so Bo took his inspiration from a shell we had at home and made her set. I am ordering her charms and will be putting the bracelet together for her soon. But I had to share the beads and the inspiration.

Fall has come in full swing here in Fairbanks and although I know what that means...I am enjoying the beautiful foliage that nature loves to share with us.

Have a great day!

Fall Creations Mid September

I have been busy creating glass jewelry and also taking a metalsmithing class at our local University. Here are some of my newest work.
Beads Bo made with a swirl
Pendants made with the beads


Fall Colors

Mocha Browns

More pendants
This pendant was for a friend for her 40th Birthday
This bracelet was a re-string. The beads were made for me by Bo in 2006 when he left me for 5 months. I turned it into a bracelet and wore it everyday he was gone.
The purple and green colors were to remind me of my favorite flowers the Irises. Here is the bracelet restrung.

Hope you enjoyed some glass "eye candy".

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Just a quick shout out....

My days are going by so fast I have to run to keep up with the time! LOL! I will be updating soon and hopefully sharing some pictures.

Football is about to end with 2 more weeks left. My boys team is undefeated for the season and will have their first play off game this Saturday.

I have been busy with the action pictures I take of the team and resizing them for web and also getting them ready for parents. I upload them to my Flickr site for parents to view. That has been rewarding but tedious.

I also enrolled in a metalsmithing class at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and I am enjoying every minute of it! Everytime a project is started I spend so much time in the planning because I want my style incorporated into each piece. There is still a lot to learn like not being intimidated by drills and torches....LOL!

I hope that you are enjoying a beautiful fall season. The leave have sure changed around here.

Have a great day or night............will be back soon to update with pictures.