Monday, July 20, 2009

Dragonflies Again

I have been on a dragonfly kick again. I just love these little sterling silver charms...they look like they are flying around the edge of the bracelet. I used faceted Moonstone and stick pearls in both bracelets. I couldn't quite capture the the flash of the moonstone on camera is stunning...!
I used green apatite and tiny peridot gems in the first bracelet as well as one of my favorite Swarovski colors..Erinite.

In the second bracelet, I used yummy Kyanite coins and Sapphire Swarovskis. Kyanite comes from the Greek word kyanos, meaning wonder I love it...!
The green Dragonfly bracelet is for sale on my Artfire site right now.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Summer Starfish

I can't believe Summer is half over, I'll blink again...and it will be Christmas ( sorry). Not that I don't love Christmas...but the time is going much too I am getting my info together for my Fall Schedule which I will post soon. The Peter Anderson and the George Ohr will be here before I know!
I just listed some more of my Czech Glass Charm Earrings in my Artfire Shop . I have dolphins, starfish, sun faces, seahorses, sea turtles and fish. Quantities are limited, I am finding it harder and hard to find the glass squares.
I found my Naked Sandals on another blog yesterday..! Unique Women in Business is a supportive, fun group to belong to. We support each other other in business and in life. If you are a Unique Woman in Business and want to join, you can follow this link and tell Erin I sent you...!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Butterfly or Moth...?

I got up yesterday morning with the intention of cutting back the massive amounts of Honeysuckle that is growing on the back corner of the house. It's something I have to do about twice a year. Yes, I planted it there, seemed like a great idea at the time. It was plant I had growing in a container at my last apartment, and well contained it was. Once it got into the let loose...!
Oh the fragrance of those Honeysuckle is one of my favorites and usually one of the first bloomers of Spring. I will usually get another smaller bloom in the Fall, but we have been so lacking in water, I think the plant started rejoicing when we finally got a couple of good showers and blossomed a little.

So, back to the story..I went out yesterday morning with the intention of cutting it back before Fall...and what do I see...but this beautiful winged creature flitting from flower to flower collecting nectar. He/she stayed around long enough to go grab my camera and catch some pretty good photos (if I do say so myself) and to weaken my resolve to take down the plant...sigh. Maybe that's why that little bugger was tell me it's just not the right time. He/she is a beauty though...! If anyone knows what kind of creature he is..please share your study of Lepidopterology is not what it used to be.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

SATeam Feature

Just a quick post today. I got my google notifications today and was shocked to see a feature about me on the Starving Artists Team Blog. I remember submitting the information months back...but forgot all about it.
Here is the link if you'd like to have a look-see...! SATeam Blog
This gorgeous bracelet was one of my was recently sold. It was one of those sales you have mixed feelings love that it found a new home...but cherished it as a favorite....sigh.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Perfect Lightening Rod....

Happy 4th of July....! Before Katrina we had a very tall pair of pine trees in our backyard. We lost one and the other lost it's top. It almost looks like it is reaching out to the sky shaking it's fist for taking it's partner away. It was the perfect lightening rod this past Saturday.
I was hanging out that afternoon watching a movie Neil had rented for (about) me... "Confessions of a Shopaholic".
We have been needing rain...almost 30 days without it..when a storm rolled in. Ever since Katrina, our poor fur babies get traumatized every time they hear thunder. They start to quiver and shake and cling to my side. So picture this, I had 3 dogs glued to me when we heard this sonic boom and we all jumped a mile. I knew it had hit close. When I put my heart back into my chest...I got up to look and this is what I saw.
I guess it was only a matter of time until our perfect lightening rod was struck down. Not quite the fireworks I was anticipating on the 4th....