Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Reno Begins

So I have officially began the renovation of my kitchen. With the help of my dad, I will contract some of the work, and the rest will be done by me and dad. To kick things off, I am having a door wall installed and a window replaced. I am excited because the trim will be in a cherry finish on the inside and white on the outside. This will be done in the next 4 to 6 weeks. Then I will have to recoup some funds to move to the next project. But here is some pics of the current kitchen that is a nightmare to live with and many of you will understand my urgency to get started.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Lastest Trend

Recently when shopping and going through magazines I have noticed necklaces being longer and layered with different style and textured beads. So this is my experiment with the latest trend.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Earrings for Sister

My sister e-mailed a picture of earrings, and I did my best to recreate them. However the bead connection to the hoop is not my favorite. The earrings she e-mailed me had a wire wrap around the attachment but I couldn't get it to look any good. Here's the finished project. What ya think?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Simple Cross Knot Bracelets

I LOVE bracelets and I believe a girl can never have enough. These bracelets are can be casual or elegant depending on the beads/stones used. The bracelets have easy clasps to put on with no assistance. Let me know if these are a good or bad?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Scraping for a good cause!

I love community service and doing things for those going through hard times. A friend of mine in Minnesota works for a children's' hospital and started a yearly card drive. We were asked to create cards that had simple generic messages for families, parents, or patients to show that people are supporting and praying for them around the world and country This is one event I always make cards for. This year I designed my cards (a set of six) for younger girls. I used Hero Arts Flower Medley wood stamp using aqua paint dabbers and coated in Rock Candy. Greeting Farm fairy Eva colored with Copic makers. I hope it put a smile on someones face, even if only for a minute!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Simple and Cute

When shopping for jewelry stuff, I never have an idea of what I want to make. I just buy what catches my eye, then when I get home I put things together to see what I can come up with. I found this pendant and really liked it, but didn't know how I would put a chandelier pendant with jewelry that someone would want to wear. However, a week later I found the chain and put the two together and got something that one could wear with many things. But I still wonder if I should have a plan or idea of what I want to create when going shopping. But so far my way is going alright!