Friday, January 25, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Chocolate Cupcakes from Martha Stewart
Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes from Chockylit
Felt Cupcakes from Betz White!!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
The first ring is made with an Amazonite semi precious stone bead.
Amazonite is a gem variety of microcline feldspar and is usually polished as a cabochon. It displays a schiller of light which is caused by inclusions. Schiller is a lustrous reflection from planes in a mineral grain and is similar to what is more commonly known as iridescence. The schiller is caused by a feature of the stone's crystal structure. Orthoclase feldspar and albite are present in close association, arranged in layers. This causes an interference effect of light.
Amazonite is found in the United States, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Russia, Australia, Namibia.
Folklore, Legend, and Healing Properties:
Enhances creative expression, aligns astral bodies, unity with life. Improves self worth. Amazonite is considered a soothing stone that offers confidence and works on the throat chakra. It is called the "hope stone" because it inspires confidence and hope. One source says it is useful to activate lazy teenagers. Just teasing. ....
A semi-opaque stone that was used extensively by the Egyptians it is called the stone of courage and is said to be named after the Amazon women warriors. Some archaeological evidence suggests that the Amazonians were a matriarchal society during the Bronze Age.
Another legend says the name Amazonite comes from the belief that it was found in the Amazon river Amazonite is usually light green to blue-green, mottled and sometimes contains light striations.
The second ring is Rose Quartz. I just love anything pink and we all need a little pink in our life. This is such a light color that even if you don't love pink you will love the bead.
Rose quartz is one of the most desirable varieties of quartz. The pink to rose red color is completely unique, unlike any other pink mineral species. The color is caused by iron and titanium impurities.
Rose quartz is found in Madagascar, India, Germany and several localities in the USA. Much rose quartz was extracted from a famous site near Custer, and South Dakota.
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Sunday, January 6, 2008
I solemnly pledge to only give handmade gifts
either ones I have made myself
or purchased from talented artists.
There is only 39 days till Valentine's Day so I figured I had better get started. I found some adorable Valentine Gifts on Etsy I wanted to share with you.
How about and adorable Button Bouquet by Little Bit Funky's shop.
A Sweetheart Towel Set by Art Goodies.
A Valentine Sock Monkey by Adopt a Sock Monkey.
I made sock monkeys with my daughter for Christmas and everyone who didn't get one were begging for us to make them one.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
So I will be putting on my weekly calendar a 2 hour time slot 3 times a week. I definitely think I deserve 6 hours a week to relax and take care of myself.
If you read my blog regularly then you have seen this picture already. I had every intention of showing you 2 new rings today but I wore them yesterday and one I gave to my son's teacher who gave me a huge bag of her old and broken jewelry. There are so many treasures in the bag I will have a blast making new pieces with all of it. And the other ring was bought right off my finger. LOL!!!
I have sold quite a few rings off my fingers this past month. My husband just laughs and has decided that women are strange creatures. I don't think we are strange just know what we like when we see it.
The kit for these rings will be debuting on January 10th. They can be reserved now for shipment on the 10th.
The kit will include everything needed to make 2 beaded rings. We have a ring mandrel for you to work with so that the rings you make are the perfect size, full color step by step instructions, sterling silver wire, and beads!!!
I will also be listing additional sterling silver wire for those that will want to make additional rings. The sterling silver wire and ring mandrels are not found in your local craft stores.
The perfect kit for you to steal a few hours to yourself and make a wonderful and unique rings.
Wouldn't these rings make the perfect Valentine Gifts for someone special???