Jewelry designs, garden photos, and anything else that comes to my mind!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Blingy Beaded Brooch

Can you say that title three times quickly?  I cannot.  This is a circle pin on which I sewed fire polished crystals in a color called "crystal marea", and its definition eludes me.  It is a little gold, a little silver, a little copper, and heaven knows what else.  I used up almost the entire pack of beads on this because I wanted them to be thick and clustered.  This is the sort of piece which you just stare at and mumble "ooh pretty". Here is a close up photo of the beads.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Pink Heart Earrings with Painted Flowers

I'm always interested in sampling different beads.  These are heart-shaped glass beads.  A floral pattern is painted on them.  They look to be hand painted.  I don't think I could do such a good job at painting flowers on beads.  With such a nice pattern on them, I didn't add much else to the earrings in order to keep the focus on the pretty beads.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Beneficiary of the Strawberry Patch

Can you see who is enjoying the strawberries?  I hope he likes them roasted -- our recent heatwave has roasted and fried everything in the garden.
"May I have them with cream please?"  he inquires.  He is satisfied that this is a "pick your own" crop.