Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I'm a Happy Customer!

I recently made a purchase of supplies at TreeChild1 and was surprised to be included in a Happy Customers treasury. What a very nice way to recognize shop patrons!


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'Happy Customers 7' 

Blue Turquoise and White Turquoise Handmade Bib Necklace with Crackle Quartz, Swarovski and Czech Crystals - MarkalinoJewelry
Blue Turquoise and Whit...
$70.37
Custom Harry Potter Owl Post Necklace, Brass Owl Post Necklace with Custom Letter, Harry Potter Gift Proposal, Harry Potter Jewelry - SweetSillyChic
Custom Harry Potter Owl...
$30
Dragon earrings, Gothic jewelry, Chainmaille, Purple and black earrings, Fantasy jewelry - DoBatsEatCats
Dragon earrings, Gothic...
$15
Seed Bead Baby Bird Charm / Pendant,  Cute Beaded Jewelry, Beaded Chicks in Yellow or Green - BeadCrumbs
Seed Bead Baby Bird Cha...
$3
Aquamarine Crystal Earrings: Birthstone Earrings, Wedding Earrings, Bridal Jewelry, Custom Jewelry, Drop Earring, Wedding Jewelry, Blue Bea - beadedjewelryforyou
Aquamarine Crystal Earr...
$18.99
Baby Hat - dakotafawn
Baby Hat
$24
Necklace Made From Hand-Painted Recycled Paper Eco-Friendly, OOAK, Red, Blue, Teal, Turquoise, Green, Silver Blue, Free Shipping - AbundantEmpress
Necklace Made From Hand...
$16
Yellow Bow Jeweled Cigarette Case - SmokingGirlCouture
Yellow Bow Jeweled Ciga...
$20
Silver/ Neon Pink Byzantine Chainmaille Bracelet - bjhenchy
Silver/ Neon Pink Byzan...
$20
Rebajes Signed Copper Brooch Pin and Earring Set Artist Pallet - TheCopperCoin
Rebajes Signed Copper B...
$99
Anchor bracelet,gold anchor bracelet,friendship gift,best friend gift,initial bracelet,initial leaf and anchor,personalized bracelet - jewelryshop1
Anchor bracelet,gold an...
$17
Antique brass retro owl earrings Item 180 - sanddollarwishes
Antique brass retro owl...
$9
Natural Cream Bracelet set with Turqouise charm - TuTuDyeFor
Natural Cream Bracelet ...
$25
Indian Picture Jasper Slabs - jewelrydesignsextras
Indian Picture Jasper S...
$20
Egyptian, Verdigris, Pharaoh, Scarab, Ankh, Turquoise Assemblage Neckpiece - MockiDesigns
Egyptian, Verdigris, Ph...
$139
Cool Steel and Rubber ID Bracelet, Customized - MoZAmericas
Cool Steel and Rubber I...
$6

If you are ever in need of jewelry findings and supplies, be sure to visit Angela of TreeChild1. I am very happy with my supplies and will be using them to make my new designs in 2014. Thank you so much Angela for including my beaded bird charms in your collection.

I hope you're all enjoying your new year's eve. Have a safe and happy celebration!

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Not Forgotten, Always Appreciated

Got a little busy today but I did not forget about you...I'm just a little late.
Thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comments.
Hope you had a great week. Enjoy your weekend!

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

How To: Resin Rose on Suede Cord Bracelet

I made a few of these resin rose bracelets on natural suede cords. 
Would you like to make one too?



This is what I used to make these simple but sweet bracelets.

K.O. beading thread
E6000 adhesive
Resin rose bead
Two small 6 mm. split rings
Lobster claw clasp


 Measure your cord and cut to the desired length. My cord measured about 7 1/4".
The finished bracelet, with clasp, measures 7 inches.
Slide the lobster claw clasp onto one of the split rings to make one side of the clasp closures.
On each end of the cord, slip the one split ring onto the cord end.
Fold the cord over the split ring about 1/2".
Dab E6000 glue to seal the edge of the cord so the split ring is secure.


Wrap K.O. beading thread over the fold. 
It adds a decorative touch and little more security.
Hide the thread ends and clip the loose ends.


Find the center of the bracelets and sew on the resin rose.
Knot a few times, hide the thread tail and clip.


This is the bracelet.


Do you want this bracelet but don't want to make your own?  If so, leave me a comment and I'll mail one to you for free. I will need to be able to contact you quickly and easily for a mailing address. I have a few to give away. Sorry USA addresses only because international shipping is a little bit too pricey for me. 

If you make one of your own bracelets following this tutorial, I'd love for you to post a photo on my Facebook page.


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Mele Kalikimaka!

Mele Kalikimaka...an island Merry Christmas greeting to you!



Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Turquoise Winter

On this Tuesday, Christmas eve, feel the magic of a Turquoise winter curated by Anna, of Anabel27shop. Beautiful colors!


'Turquoise winter' 

4mm Czech glass beads, Fire polished - Green Turquoise -  spacers, round - 50Pc - 1011 - MayaHoney
4mm Czech glass beads, ...
$2.15
Printable Digital Illustration for DOWNLOAD - Christmas Tree Jars . Item number S0028 - DidiFox
Printable Digital Illus...
$5
Beaded pendant - Embroidered pendant - Beadwork jewelry - LenaSinelnikArt
Beaded pendant - Embroi...
$83
Eyeglass Case Turquoise Paisley - VasilinkaStore
Eyeglass Case Turquoise...
$12
aqua Blue Easter Egg, Turquoise pysanka, ukrainian Easter egg - UkrainianEasterEggs
aqua Blue Easter Egg, T...
$11.95
Bright Turquoise Aqua Pierced Flower Vintage Button Dangle Earrings - Shabby Chic - buttonsoupjewelry
Bright Turquoise Aqua P...
$12
Shabby Chic Turquoise Cast Iron Fork and Spoon and EAT for Kitchen Decor - chicshabbyandunique
Shabby Chic Turquoise C...
$29.95
Ice blue cat brooch, animalistic jewelry, winter jewelry, cat jewelry, cat silhouette, blue brooch, christmas jewelry, woodland  jewelry - CitrusCat
Ice blue cat brooch, an...
$23.99
Coffee tea cup cozy mug cozy Turquoise 100% wool - socksandmittens
Coffee tea cup cozy mug...
$16.99
Cute Alpaca Necklace in Blue, Seed Bead Jewelry - BeadCrumbs
Cute Alpaca Necklace in...
$6.5
Mint blue cat air dry clay small animal figurine turquoise aqua green polka dot - HandyHappy
Mint blue cat air dry c...
$12
Jeffrey Campbell - Lita Boots - Turquoise Printable Digital Illustration for DOWNLOAD. Clipart . Item number S0005 - DidiFox
Jeffrey Campbell - Lita...
$4.5
Headscarf Headband Turquoise Stripe Knit Extra Wide Headscarves Head Scarf Head Wrap (Item 2828), Size S, M, L, Xl - SpecificallyRandom
Headscarf Headband Turq...
$14
Bear Sleep Mask - JuliaWine
Bear Sleep Mask
$15
Seed Bead Bracelet, Peyote Stitch, Delica, Stripes, Turqouise, Teal, Blue. Tiffany Blue, Ombré, Progression, Variegated, Tropical, Water - JoannGirls
Seed Bead Bracelet, Pey...
$21.99
Wall clock made Glossy Turquoise Light , diamond 3d pattern cut, shiny - DesignAtelierArticle
Wall clock made Glossy ...
$153.18

View Turquoise winter on Etsy.
Visit Anabel27shop for gorgeous ethnic style beaded colorful beaded jewelry.

Thank you, Anna, for including my Alpaca Necklace in your collection.

Happy Holidays!

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Saving a Smile for You!

I'm a day late on my Friday post, but I did save a smile for you!

On Thursday, I got a flat on the freeway during the late afternoon traffic. Luckily I was able to pull onto the wide shoulder lane but as you know, any kind of stall on the freeway adds to the already congested roads...sorry folks! My husband and the freeway patrol came to save me before the AAA service (that we subscribe to for this purpose). All ended well - we arrived home safely and my tire was repaired that evening.

The kids are on their winter break from school. Yesterday we enjoyed a Christmas program and learning presentations. It has, somehow, become a tradition to come home on these "special" days with more than our children in tow. We entertained classmates at our home until everyone was tired and ready for bed.

I hope you're all finding time to relax and enjoy each other during this busy month. Thank you so much for being a part of my day and bringing a smile to my face with your kind and encouraging comments.

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Thank You!


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