Saturday, May 21, 2011

Not Your Mama's Pearls

Pearls always make me think of Jackie Kennedy and my precious grandmother.  You wore pearls to church on Sunday morning or a dressy affair.  Not anymore..... I am more of a casual girl.  Give me a pair of bluejeans, a cute shirt and a great pair of wedge sandals and I am a happy girl.  I love how the dos and don'ts of fashion that I grew up with are a thing of the past.  White is no longer allowed only during Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Jeans are no longer worn with just a tee shirt or sweatshirt.  A great pair of jeans can be dressed up with a great jacket and a tank and yes.....pearls.

And have you longer are pearls just round.  I love the look of pearls with turquoise, pearls and silver, pearls with pink.........

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Stack Rings

Did I mention I love stacking?  I like to change things up and keep it interesting. Check out some of my stack ring designs.......

More Designs

My new favorite colors.  I seem to be drawn to anything turquoise, coral, or brown. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Inspired by a Bead Blog

I have always heard the definition of a wise person is someone who surrounds themselves with people that have experience and knowledge and gleans from them.  That is what I love about the Internet and blogging.  You have that access at your fingertips whenever you want. 

After reading alot of blogs on beading I found my fav.....Make Bracelets by Tracy Statler at  Not only do I love her designs and "how to" videos but her blog is an easy read.  Not overwhelming and cluttered....aesthetically pleasing. 

I have been so inspired by Tracy and her designs that I can't seem to make bracelets fast enough.   And with beads I have had for so long with no inspiration as to what I wanted to do with them.  I have made some of my favorite bracelets from those very beads.  Thank you, Tracy.  I visit your blog everyday.  I hope one day someone will pay me that same compliment.

Here are pictures of the designs I am talking about.  I love to stack bracelets and rings. Notice the endless possiblities you could put together.                                                            

Sunday, May 8, 2011

For The Love Of Beading

Beading has been a hobby off and on again for years.  But over the last year I have come to love it more than ever. I think it is because there are so many awesome options and materials to inspire and motiviate beaders.  And then there is the endless, beautful selections of beads.

If all of this is not reason enough to love beading.....what about stress relief?   I am still amazed that in such stressful times, nothing is more calming to me than beading.  I come in from a stressful day at work, bead a pretty bracelet and my mind is clear and the stress of the day is gone.

Oh for the love of beading........