Thursday, October 30, 2008

Black & White & Red All Over!

Remember that silly riddle from days gone by:


This fun charm bracelet is my answer to the riddle.
I started with a sterling silver chain, and added
lampwork (American artist made) and Swarovski crystals.

It's a classic color combination. Maybe it's your school colors.

So.... what else is black & white & red all over?
A newspaper or(hold your nose for this one) skunk road kill

Do you have another answer to the riddle?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Too Busy To Blog

YIKES! It's been a month since my last blog entry. Some of the things I've done include selling jewelry at a wine & art fest, demonstrating watercolor painting at Swinging Bridge Studio, designing cards for an upcoming activity at church, and working on the house project. This past week I made the jewelry shown in this post using some of the beads I found at the Treasures show I attended in Des Moines a couple weeks ago.
Chris made the polymer clay focal I used for the necklace. Her beads are fantastic. I was thinking about making something for breast cancer awareness when I picked up the bead. This past weekend I found out there will be a fundraiser for a family friend who is being treated for breast cancer. So this necklace and earrings are being donated to the cause. If you are interested in purchasing this set, contact me.

I found some really cute lampwork pumpkins & snowmen to make earrings. I plan to take them to Swinging Bridge Studio, but you can contact me if you are interested in them. I could not resist the lampwork snow-person faces. I think they look like girls. They were created by Jimmye.
I hope to get some new items in my Etsy store this week. The weather forecast is favorable for us to get more work done on our siding project, so that is our priority. We're starting to see the light at the end of this tunnel.