About 4 years ago I had a dream about a gift for my sister's birthday, a real night time dream. This was the dream. Step 1: I would start a gift chain by sending one of my jewelry creations to the first person along with my picture and a picture of the item. Step 2: That person would then send one of their creations or something that you find interesting that someone would like to receive, to the next person on the list along with their picture and a picture of the item. The item can be something that signifies where you come from, such as if you are from India you could send a Sari, etc. You can email the pictures to your recipient if you prefer. Then send me through email or mail those pictures. Every person on the list would follow step 2. This year my sister turns 63 so I need 62 people to join me in this. Every person would end up with a gift and at the end my sister will be the last one to receive the gift along with the pics of the other creations and of the Beautiful people that created them in the form of a book. You can include any information that you want. A little story about yourself or not, totally up to you. The list will be in the order of emails received and I will let you know who to send your gift and pictures to. Please join me in this fun Birthday surprise for my sister. I think we will all have fun and even get some business exposure along the way. Merluvlee will go to the first one that joins. The rest of my dream was to see my Sister go through the book and see all the items that she didn't receive and wish that she had. I'm sweet and sour!!!! NEW NOTE! THE PICTURE RESOLUTION SHOULD BE 1600 X 1200 OR LARGER
This weeks featured artist is Elizabeth owner of Paradise Purls. What a well rounded artist! I love her toddler hats and the colors that she combines are amazing. She has two Etsy Shops make sure that you check both of them out. While your visiting her shop you might want to remember Christmas is only 5 months away. Here are the links to her Etsy Shop, Etsy Shop 2, and her Blog. Enjoy your visit!
Don't you just love these!!! Connie Cooper is the owner of Saorsa Studio Of Beads. She is a multi talented arttist that makes glass beads and micro-macrame artist. I had never heard of Micro-macrame before I was fortunate enough to find her. You can find more of Connie's creations on her Etsy, and her Blog. If you still have more questions or want more information you can find her on Facebook.
I just finished two SNOOKS bracelets! The first one I call "Flower Bling". Every wrist needs a little bling. The second one is "Fly Me To The Moon SNOOKS". I hope everyone is having a great summer. Locally we have the Venetian Festival going on which is a lot of fun. Thousands of people come to this event every year and it looks like we are going to have fantastic weather.
I just finished making some new SNOOKS. I am having such a great time with these little darlings. I have a new mermaid and a spider ring. The mermaid I titled "Miss Sea World 2010" and the ring is titled "Long Road To the Emerald City".
I have introduced you to a lot of great artist and this one is no exception! Kris owner of Lisianblue, lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Kris was taught, at an early age, by her Grandmother, Mother and Father all the elements that go into making handmade items. Pricing moderately, pride in workmanship, and to continue learning. She has learned the lessons well.
I just finished this Bird Of Paradise Necklace. I am very happy with the way it turned out. The pendant is a gorgeous piece of artwork that I fell in love with. I have several other new ones that I will be listing on my website. We are off to an Art Fair first thing in the morning. I can't wait!
This heatwave has slowed me down but I still completed a few more SNOOKS, Steampunk and painted Ladies. I will have a new painted lady to show you tomorrow, but for now here are the new SNOOKS. I am in the process of getting ready for some art shows so not as many items are going in the online shops. Here are some of the new ones.
Joan, owner of LTD Beads, has a background in graphic arts which is evident with her beautiful jewelry. She started as a young girl collecting stones and then began to bead them. Her jewelry reflects her love of nature, rocks, beauty and fun. I am going to give you a small taste of what she has to offer, you can take your time and view the rest of her gorgeous creations. This bracelet showcases Joan's graphics background. I love the shape of these earrings, which Joan calls, Pagoda Drop Earrings