Sunday, December 28, 2008

Win It For New Years

I have never done this before but I think it could be lots of fun. I thought what a great way to bring in the new year with some hand crafted earrings made by me. You are looking at a gorgeous pair of hand-crafted earrings. Designed and quality hand crafted with loving care. These earrings are the perfect accessory. They feature pretty pink glass beads, sparkling pink Swarovski crystals and silver round beads. They are finished off with silver hooks and measure just about 2 inches.

To enter our giveaway all you have to do is post a comment with your email address and add my blog link as an entry on your own blog then come back and comment here with the link to my earring giveaway. It's as easy as that! The winner will be randomly selected on New Years Day. (January 1st)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Mmmm Chocolate

With the holidays right around the corner. I thought what better way to celebrate than to share some chocolate with you all? Such a rich and smooth delectable treat with no calories. Does it get any better than this? I think not!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Time Is Near!

With 21 days left until Christmas I almost have all my Christmas shopping done. Only two more family members to shop for. YAY! With the economy being so low right now I have decided most of my gifts will me handmade creations made with love and care. Have you almost finished your shopping yet, do you wait till the last minute?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Oh WOW Another?

Oh wow just found myself listed in another wonderful treasury. This time I was featured by fellow Etsian pixiepaper Such a wonderful collaboration of treasures based on the novel and movie twilight.

Yet Another Treasury!

I was lucky enough to have been featured yet again in another wonderful treasury. A wonderful collection of creative pieces by other artsy Etsians. Many thanks go out to fellow Etsian wheredyagetthatpurse for featuring me in today's treasury entitled "Make Your Jaw Drop"

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cute Little Mushroom Giveaway

Today I stumbled across a blog entitled "Work At Home Designs" that has the cutest giveaway going on. Come check out these cute little mushrooms for your chance to win. So Cute =)
Click here to see them

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Another Treasury!

Wow another lucky day with Etsy means another lucky treasury opening for me. This time I chose to go with a peachy keen theme. I just adore this colour from the light peaches to the brighter hues.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Did a little shopping on etsy today. I treated myself to this yummy handmade soap with sweet orange essential oil and oatmeal flakes. Looks good enough to eat! Love this soap too and want to get your hands on some check out BLSoaps shop on etsy!
After treating myself to some wonderful soap I indulged in some lip balm too. Oh how I can't wait to get this on my lips. Filled with flavors of juicy oranges, rich vanilla cream, and hints of tangerine and caramel. How divine does that sound? You just have to get some for yourself. You can find this lip balm by visiting BLSoaps shop on etsy!

Friday, November 14, 2008

How cute is this?

How I just love etsy when looking for the perfect gift. I found this yummy cupcake canvas bag by fellow etstian CarryMeAway. This cute bag was hand-painted and is ideal for your groceries, books, baby essentials and more. It's perfect for the environment too. Such a perfect gift!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

My First Treasury Ever!

Finally the day has come where I've lucked out and snagged my very first treasury on my favorite site to buy and sell all things handmade, Etsy. The treasury is a member-curated gallery of short-lived lists. It functions as a high-demand and promotional tool that many devoted Etsians fight to get. Members can feature their favorite items, items selected on a theme, or just however they like. What better way to celebrate than a tribute to winter which will soon be here. I just love every single piece of winter white I found to include in my treasury which was entitled "Winter Wonderland." I can't wait to create my next one!

After having been so thrilled creating my very first treasury it got even better. I was lucky enough to have been selected in knitsationals treasury entitled "Scarlett Beauty." A collection of beautiful rich reds. Absolutely perfect for this fall season. Thank you so much for including my autumn earrings in this gorgeous treasury.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I woke up sick today with a head cold so didn't have enough oomph to do anything too productive I did play with some ribbon though and made my first ever boutique hair bow. I think it turned out pretty good for a newbie. Thanks to etsy member Shelleybeansbowtique for her awesome help and advice on bow making!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


With the weather as cold and rainy as it has been and the days getting darker quicker. It can start to get you down causing you to have the fall blues. Not wanting to do any housework, beading or anything else productive what better way than to stuff your face with chocolate. Right out of the package with no baking necessary I decided to make some nanaimo bars. A wafer crumb-based layer, topped by a layer of vanilla butter icing, which is drizzled in yummy chocolate. Very rich and sweet but oh so good! A yummy treat for all you chocolate lovers =)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Christmas Is Fast Approaching!

Wow it's already a few days into November. Halloween just finished and now the stores have already begun to put out their Christmas themed items. Winter is almost here. Just yesterday felt like summer. Christmas time is my favorite time of the year. Celebrating with family and friends, such a warm and happy time of the year! With the economy the way it is right now, I'm thinking homemade gifts from the heart is one of the best types of gifts to give. So glad I love crafting. What are your gift plans this Christmas?

Friday, October 31, 2008

The time has come for me to shake things up a bit. Needing a change in my creativity I found the desire to create some fun whimsical coasters. Each coaster is made using ceramic tiles and fun decorative scrap-booking paper. Each coaster is backed with cork. Perfect for gift giving or for your very own home decor. I can't wait to make more =)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Creativity Flows Again!

It's been too long since I created anything new. I've finally felt the urge to get creative and came up with this luscious green fringe bracelet entitled Mystic Gables. All wrapped up in gorgeous sterling silver and yummy lampwork beads by glass Artists Dhea & Russ Powers.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cluster Earrings

Thanks to Jo for her wonderful tutorial on how to make these stunning earrings. Jo is a friend of mine from the wonderful group the BeadHive in which I belong and help moderate. I loved making these earrings so much I couldn't wait to explore other colour combinations. They were designed using clusters of sparkling swarovski crystals and accented with sterling silver Bali beads.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Having some fun with clay!

Here are my very first attempts at hand modeling clay into "food" beads! Some pretty sparkling pink frosted cupcakes with yummy chocolate cake. Some sushi beads complete with rice, salmon and cucumber. Last but not least some green olives complete with some red pimento. These were really fun to make and I can't wait to experiment with more! Hungry Yet? :)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Friday Night Blues

Well it's Friday night. Nothing to do as it is storming heavily outside. One thing comes to mind for a night like this, maybe some bead making! That will help lift my spirits. There's nothing else I'd rather be doing on a night like this :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Just In Time For Spring

Spring blossoming earrings. So cute and perfect for spring. Hand wire wrapped in sterling silver. Frosted shades of glass floral beads and sparkling Swarovski Crystals. So pretty!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Paradise Island Bracelet

I was playing around with my beads today and was inspired to create this beautiful bracelet titled Paradise Island. The gorgeous lampwork beads were created by glass artists Dhea & Russ Powers. Accented with sparkling Swarovksi crystals and all sterling silver.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Dhea Powers Design

This stunning bracelet was created by Dhea Powers using a set of my green sugar beads. Please be sure to check out Dhea's other gorgeous creations as well as her amazing assortment of beads in her ebay store Javabead

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Polymer Clay Decal Beads

These beads were created using tiny nail decals from my favorite department store. They were a lot of fun to make. Can't wait to experiment with more! Claying is so much fun :)

Polymer Clay Glitter Beads

I also decided to give it a go and experiment with sparkles and clay. These turned out so bright and with so much sparkle. Lots of mess but they sure are pretty!

Polymer Clay Sugar Beads

I was inspired by my friend Heather to come up with these lovely sugar beads. I love working with polymer there are so many possibilities with clay. Experimenting with clay and tiny glass micro beads left me with these beauties.

Springtime Earrings

It's almost that time again SPRINGTIME! Created using sparkling swarovski tear drop beads and accented with sterling silver findings. These gorgeous tensha bead earrings are a perfect accessory for this spring.

Seafoam Coast Bracelet

I was inspired to create something that reminded me of the coast. I used a variety of different beads. Gorgeous seafoam green glass beads accented with golden flecks. I also used stunning sterling silver bali focal beads accented with blue/green glass beads. Seafoam Coast was created with the vision I had imagined!