Friday, June 12, 2009

Exploring the Beach Treasury

My sweet little holly berries are getting a lot of exposure these days! This time it's thanks to Second Seed's exploring the beach Treasury!

So many fun, unique treats! Where else could lava & snails play together? I do love both...perhaps due to my overwhelming obsession with Hawaii. Mom can confirm the sighting of the gargantuan snail we discovered motoring around outside Grandma & Grandpa's hotel room one summer vacation. I think our plan was to disrupt his itinerary by taking him hostage in a plastic pail, but he outsmarted us and disappeared before we could return with the bucket (or "bukkit" for you LOLcat fans).

Getting back on track, here's my featured photo of my Fallen Holly Berries:

And since I can't get enough snails & lava, here are some fabulous finds from two other featured sellers in Second Seed's Treasury:

Handmade Snail & Patchwork Elephant from While She Naps by Abby Glassenberg. I pretty much want everything in her shop - it's all handmade wool-stuffed animals made from fabric. Dad would be getting the hens & rooster for fathers day if I could afford to get all of them - they're amazing! I tried my hand at a Galactic Turtle didn't come out quite as planned.

Lava Touch Ring & Lava Touch Necklace from Jealousy Jewelry & Designs. She's got a ton of great pieces, but since I'm stuck on lava today I decided to feature two of her many designs that include lava rock. I was eying some lava beads at the shop across from Hubby's office but wasn't quite sure what to do with them. After seeing Jealousy's pieces, I know the answer to that is ANYTHING!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Space & Chocolate

I know I've been slow this past week (more details on why later), but I definitely couldn't wait any longer to post after checking my convos & this afternoon.

I'm honored to be featured in not one but TWO treasuries today! Terra Firma was kind enough to include my Coconut Cosmic Acorns in her Space Treasury:

Here's a closer look at my Cosmic Acorns. Vintage plastic bead caps, new resin beads in a warm brown, and itsy bitsy vintage frosted glass beads, all wrapped up in sterling silver.

Terra Firma has a great shop, and she's local, in NYC! I'd feature every piece in her shop if I had the time and space, but I had to narrow it down to this pendant:

This is the Terra Firma Studio Moon Rock - Fine Silver Pendant. Love the juxtaposition of the circles with the rectangular gem, as well as the sparkly facets next to the softer brushed surfaces. Simple yet flashy and unique. Beautiful!

On to Smika's sweet as chocolate Treasury. My Belt Parkway Brown Earrings are having a great time lounging about among other rich brown goodies, including some stellar Lego cufflinks!

I'd like to work more with wooden beads and recycled matterials, but budget constraints are forcing me to be creative with what I have as I wait for my newest batch of sterling and brass supplies to arrive in my mailbox. For now, here's a detail of my Belt Parkway Brown Earrings:

This delightful little needle felted bear from Smika is abdolutely adorable! I must admit, I do get easily creeped out by felted creatures, but that's hardly the case with this little guy!

Smika's shop offers this sweet little bear in multiple colors, as well as a variety of felted wool pebbles and beads. Great photos throughout her shop, too - bright, crisp, & clear. Even her supplies have personality!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Marmalade Skies Treasury

I'm in a Treasury! The Happy Possum featured my Clementine Earrings in this fabulous aqua & tangerine treasury!

There's the pic as promised. Lovely color theme, & I'm always honored to be featured.

David Bowie Treasury

I snagged a Treasury slot! My inspiration? King of both the Goblins and the Mods, David Bowie. Orange, purple, and gray, with ties to glam rock, vinyl, and space.

Hopefully it will be well received. I pulled from Bowie's music and movies, along with the Glam & Mod styles as a whole. Enjoy!