Monday, May 28, 2007

Has anyone seen the Cicadas?

For all of the hype about the Cicadas coming to light after spending the past 17 years underground I have to say I am sorely disappointed! The reports were that this year they were supposed to be so thick they would be like ground cover and their song would be heard for miles!

Oh Cicadas....where for art thou?

To commemorate the (missing in action) Cicadas, I've just listed this romantic goth style necklace in my Etsy shop.

Combined with antique glass pearls and brass cuckoo clock chain, this one of a kind treasure wears like a romantic goth style necklace, but heads will turn twice when the antique etching of the Cicada catches the eye.

Revelations 5:13 reads: "Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing: 'To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!'"

If I catch the Cicadas song in my neighborhood this year I will imagine they are singing praises to the Lord!

I had so much fun with my Cicada necklace I had to create another. This one in honor of the Goldsmith Beetle.

I caught a beetle like this in the backyard once. Not sure if it was a Goldsmith Beetle, but it was big, and scary, and more then a little fascinating.

Your mother wants you to wear her pearls but you're not that kind of girl. You both get what you want on prom night when you show up in this little number!

"In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind." Job 12:10

So beetles just aren't your thing? You're in luck! I've brought out the birds to play today too!

"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" Matthew 6:26

Two vintage enameled pendants have been combined to create the centerpiece for this wearable art necklace.

Antique pale pink rosary beads, and green glass buttons usher in the start to your Spring and Summer wardrobe!

I haven't made art in so long, all I looked forward to the 3 day weekend with such anticipation!
And once I picked up my pliers, I just couldn't stop.

But I am so satisfied with the weekends offerings. Saturday night my dear hubby and I hit the annual all night flea market and in spite of the rain I scored plenty of vintage jewelry to play with.

I spent most of the day Sunday in the studio and I have the blisters in the middle of my palm to prove it!

But it was a labor of love as I created piece after piece. This was the first produced but the last listed. I've been wearing it for the past two days and just love the way it shows against my new found tan (oh yeah baby! I went to the tanning salon!)

This unique clasp created from an antique cuckoo clock hook and a little brass button secure the gorgeous mix of gold, mother of pearl, crystal, and rhinestone beads and buttons.

Well that's all I got listed today but check back soon. I've got plenty more started on the work table!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

It's All About Me!!

Not all about me, its actually all about you when you order a custom brass stencil necklace from my Etsy shop!

I've had a lot of fun with these lately:

This one reminds me of the verse "He has taken me to the banquet hall and his banner over me is love." song of solomon 2:4

Each one has a little collage on the back, just for the wearer to enjoy!

Several customers have custom ordered a special phrase or saying to give to or wear in honor of one of their children.

I've even used the customers own baby photo and name to create a sentimental piece. I try to choose items to dangle that will coorelate with the phrase or have a special meaning to the wearer.

The back of the scrabble tile is a photo charm:

I've got several necklaces started, just waiting for your suggestions on how to finish them, so be sure to check out the listing on Etsy. If you don't see the letter you want in the photo, just e-mail me. I just might have one hiding in my collection for you!
Well the post is titled "Its All About Me!" for another reason. This week I have been "tagged" by 3 fellow bloggers! The assignment is to tell 7 random things about myself. So here goes:
1. I am a hopeless magazine-aholic. Almost weekly I make a trip to the bookstore to peruse the latest editions.
2. Call me crazy but, I prefer vanilla to chocolate and starbursts over candy bars.
3. My favorite color is red, but I can't eat the red starbursts!
4. With the exception of 1 quick overnight trip to the Canadian side of Niagra Falls, I've never been out of the country (Unless you count Milwaukee).
5. On Saturday I plan on joining Curves and hope to start working out at least 2 or 3 times a week. (stay tuned for future whining about that!)
6. I once saw a large LARGE cigar shaped glowing object in the sky. The weather man said it was a Rusian satelite burning up on re-entry into the atmosphere. Or was it?
7. I've got 3 adorable babies. They are 25, 21, and almost 18 years old. I've also got 4 equally adorable step-babies. They are 21, 19, 15, and 13.
Don't forget your Mother on Sunday!