Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Jewelry Making Mojo Challenge

Heather Powers is hosting a weekly Jewelry Mojo Challenge.
Our assignment this week is to make a piece of jewelry inspired by a favorite poem, quote or song.

Since our family loves to travel, take walks in the woods and do Sunday drives in the county, I chose a quote from John Muir In honor of Earth Day.

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” —John Muir

'A Walk With Nature'
A long necklace made with a beautiful Lampwork pendant from Something New For You, a tiny lampwork spacer  and Vintaj Components.

Here is a closeup of the focal.


Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together … all things connect.” —Chief Seattle

Check Heather's blog to see what inspired others.
And get out and enjoy nature.

Friday, April 18, 2014

We're All Ears Monthly Challenge


Our Inspiration photo is a tablescape from Pottery Barn.  How fun!


'Emerging Spring'
Czech Beads from Arte Bell Surplus
Vintaj Drops and earwires

WE'RE ALL EARS INSPIRATION CHALLENGE:
USE THE IMAGE PROVIDED AS YOUR INSPIRATION TO MAKE EARRINGS.
SHARE THEM ON YOUR BLOG.
ADD YOUR LINK BELOW.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

30 Words Thursday Cars

Cars and Barbecue!
Cars of all colors
Cars of all decades
Souped up cars
Fancy Cars
Oldies and new cars
 lined up along the main drag.
Can it get any better?


Our little town held our annual Smoke in the Spring Barbecue Tasting and contest.
And on the main drag there were about 300 cars lined up.
The weather for once was nice and it was a fun day.


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The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
Take an image (preferably one you shot, or have permission to use).
Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
Post it each Thursday.
Add your link to the InLinkz on my 30 Words Thursday post. 
(InLinkz code will be open for one week.)
 Enjoy seeing what others have captured by visiting them and leaving a comment.
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30 Words Thursday: Grab an image (preferably one you shot or one you have permission to use). Write exactly 30 Words (no more, no less). Post it.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Focus On Life A Moment of Focus


April's Topic: Moments
Week Fifteen: A Moment of Focus
Allowing yourself to focus on one moment, one subject. 
A crisp, clear moment of focus.


Spring has been a long time coming to our area. Yesterday I saw that our Ornamental Pear had bloomed.
These blooms don't stick around long so I chose to capture this moment in time before the blooms faded away.

And I couldn't resit showing these tiny leaf buds on the crab tree.


Be sure to check Sally's blog to see more.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Some Earrings

I enjoy making earrings. They come together quickly and I like that.
You may have seen some of these before. But if you are like me, you need a little nudge and inspiration to get to your bead table. And for me, making earrings often leads to making a bracelet or necklace.

'Orange You Happy'
Orange polymer beads from Too Aquarius 
Tiny spacers from Marshall Jodie etsy
Yellow Czech beads from Arte Bella Surplus
Earwires from Missficklemedia

'Asian Temple'
Lampwork beads from Twinstar
Vintaj components.

'Flight of the Dragonfly'
Beaded beads from Kristens Bead Journey
Spacer beads from Studio Jules
Enameled drops  Bead Swede

'Little Garden' 
Polymer beads from  Tree Wings Studio
glass flower beads  Curious Bead Shop
Vintaj earwires.

'Sage Meadow'
enameled beads
Lampwork Beads 
Czech Beads

Ilsa Cosumel


'St Croix'

Thursday, April 10, 2014

30 Words Thursday Track Season


Track season
We love watching our daughter compete
that's her in the red 
 the 300 meter hurdles
waiting for the gun to go off
her last race of the day


Honestly I chose this photo because I liked how the setting sun intensified the colors.
Click the photo and you'll see what I mean.



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The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
Take an image (preferably one you shot, or have permission to use).
Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
Post it each Thursday.
Add your link to the InLinkz on my 30 Words Thursday post. 
(InLinkz code will be open for one week.)
 Enjoy seeing what others have captured by visiting them and leaving a comment.
 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

30 Words Thursday: Grab an image (preferably one you shot or one you have permission to use). Write exactly 30 Words (no more, no less). Post it.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Winner Winner Lucky Me

I'm very late it showing the goodies I received from Suzette at Ellie's Bijoux.
The beads are from the Cousin Corporation Line. 
Thanks Suzette for the great giveaway!