Saturday, June 26, 2010

Mykonos Greek Ceramic Beads meet the Pacific Ocean

I know that I keep saying this, but I am again blown away by another of my buyers creations. Lynn of nardiesarttowear sent me these two pictures of her latest creations using the Mykonos Greek Ceramic beads. The fine delicate detail in these two pieces named Pacifica is just wonderful. I find myself going around and around as I look at the pieces picking out the different beads included in the two pieces.

I also had to cruise through Lynn's Etsy shop to look at her crazy quilt designs in purses. Her little change purses are so dear! It sure brought back memories of the 70's for me. I don't know if it was just a Southern California thing but I had a handmade purse, very large actually, that I had for years that was a crazy quilt design. What I can't remember is how it closed at the top. I have visions of two designs, one with a wooden dowel on each side where the purse attached with one inch wide straps running along each dowel. The other had a flap that came over to close the purse. I'm beginning to think that I might have had two purses from the same designer. They were very popular purses in the Balboa area of California.

So, be sure and check out Lynn's shop, nardiesarttowear.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

OH MY! Just Love These Designs!!!

Rebecca of Knee Deep Originals made these wonderful Wine Glass Charms. What a wonderful way to keep track of your wine glass during a gathering of a large group of people. With these distinctive beads all you have to do is remember what color yours were! Rebecca is a songwriter, painter, and jewelry designer. To me her most interesting jewelry designs are her scrimshaw pendants. They are made out of old piano ivory keys. You ought to check them out at her Etsy shop!

Mara sent me these pictures and I was immediately taken with them. She is a talented artist that does these wonderful drawings on a variety of objects that she turns into jewelry. Her Etsy shop maracardenas also carries dolls, key chains, pocket mirrors and a variety of buttons. Check out her Etsy shop! she has a variety of items for you to peruse through!