Monday, September 07, 2009

Queen of Hearts

The second edition to my Jewelry Wardrobe designs is Queen of Hearts, also inspired by Alice in Wonderland.

This set incorporates gold to accent the 14 karat gold in the middle pendant and earrings. The longest strand is capped off with another Lilly Pilly pendant - that I adore! This one reminds me of Painting the Roses in Alice's Adventures!

The set is created as explained in my Alice in Wonderland post using beads from CRYSTALLIZED™ Swarovski Elements for their generous blogging program, which I am honored to be a part of!

Check out the trailers for the new Tim Burton movie scheduled for release in March 2010.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

A Fresh Coat of Paint

Yes...It is a busy time of year for me. Working in HR at our local school district - back to school time is our busiest ever! So not much time for jewelry making, but some things are on the back burner and hopefully I can finish a few Works In Progress on Labor Day and post them for you.

Other than working at my day job, we decided to paint the interior of our house with COLOR! No more dull, drab ecru - Needless to say after work I have been putting the house back together each evening cleaning, reorganizing, and tossing things right and left! It feels like Spring cleaning, but better and we will be ready for the holidays :) And it's nice to have some COLOR around the house!


Wednesday, September 02, 2009

South Carolina Artisans on Etsy

The Heart Garden - Phillip Simmons

South Carolina is incredibly well represented across many genres of handcrafted goods on Etsy! Everytime I look, I am truly amazed at the talent of these gals from all over the state of South Carolina!

TEAMSC Etsy Street Team is a active group that promotes Handcrafted goods from South Carolina. Right now through the end of September there is a cool pamphlet for sale chauk full of discount coupons, SC lore, photos, recipes, and tutorials from SC Etsy vendors all in pdf form.

I am honored to have the photo I submitted grace the front page of this unique discount publication! The week after I submitted my photo, esteemed Master Craftsman, Philip Simmons died. In the sweep of celebrity deaths, none had a greater impact on me than this one that was so close to home.

His work lives on through his contributions all across Charleston and within the hearts of those who followed..follow his work and appreciate the craftsman ship that is his legacy. Charleston would not be the same without his contributions that set the standard for the Holy City's iron wrought decorations.

To purchase a TEAMSC discount pamphet (downloadable in Adobe Acrobat Reader) TEAMSC Etsy store.


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