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!


  1. I think they're just getting started:

  2. natalie4:25 PM

    Your bracelet is BEAUTIFUL!!!

  3. mmm...pretty new jewelry!

  4. kelly snelling6:52 PM

    golly, crystal, these are amazing! i love cicadas and their mysterious ways. i think it is absolutely fabulous that you have combined the bugs with the pearls. perfect!

  5. oh my!
    so much eye candy!!!

    I will be in chicago aug 5-13
    just hanging out at a bead shop I hope you can come out one day so we can have a art play date!