Showing posts with label Blue. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blue. Show all posts

Friday, May 9, 2014

Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Fireworks Earrings

    I was going to post this on Thursday, but the wind was so bad I couldn't get a connection in the house and it was misting so I couldn't sit outside to get online. Not that I'll be doing that anymore; too many close calls with dropping my laptop. And last time a bird pooped on my monitor. 
  But better late than never right?

    Here is my latest item : Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Fireworks Earrings. They are based on my Rain drop earrings but with round beads so they look more like three fireworks in the night sky. They are nicely patriotic and a elegant reminder of summer nights spent on a quilt watching fireworks paint the sky in a Kaleidoscope of colors. 

 Soon I will have a pair for every season. I just have to pick out the beads for the Autumn one.

   Each earring is made of three small (6mm) red, white, and blue glass beads (one each) on three separate strands of hand curved stainless steel wires. The entire piece measures 2 2/8" from the top of ear wire to the bottom of the longest bead line. The ear wires are hypo-allergenic stainless steel.

  Buy your own here: 

  Mother's Day is Sunday and today is the last day to use coupon code MOTHERSDAY for 5% off your entire purchase.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Blue chick

I finished working on a blue version of my chicks a couple of weeks ago. The blue really goes well with the yellow beak and feet. I'm going to add it as an offical option for the chicks later, but I wanted to debut it on my blog first. I could decide on which photo to use.

  One of these days I'm going to have to try taking group photos of the chicks in my old Easter Basket. Don't forget about Bats Bizarre's Mother's day sale. Use coupon code MOTHERSDAY for 5% off your entire purchase until 5/9/14.

Don't forget Cinco de Mayo is Monday. Mom and I will be having cheese enchiladas; here is our recipe:   

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

I Guess It's Finally Spring


    I guess it's finally spring here. Or at least I hope so because we've got a lot of veggies in the garden and I would hate to lose them to a late frost. All we need is some crookneck and pan-patty squash, cucumbers, and for the tai peppers seeds to finally sprout. I still have some herbs and flowers to plant and a couple of plants that need to be transplanted. but for the most part we're on track.

  So far this has been a very strange year, most of the country is still frozen, normally this far south we've had plants in the ground for at least a month, but not this year. It was too cold for seeds to sprout in the green house.

   After two years some of my Dutch Irises finally bloomed! And they bloomed double! They are so pretty, no idea if the white ones died or are late bloomers but so far six of them are blue with yellow spots. Here is a picture of the first four to bloom. They are in pots on the porch so I have a very good view of them. The Hummingbirds love them.
 The Grapefruit is covered in blooms, but that last late frost killed the apple's blossoms. It was covered. We're horrified, but at least a couple stayed. And my Gladiolas are reluctantly pushing above the surface. 

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Heart of Hearts Earrings

  I finally learned to solder! (sort of) I'll solder one together in one minute and the next will take me fifteen. So I still need some practice. But I'm getting there and I only ruined two heart pendants practicing.  After ruining two pendants I tried just wrapping wire to hold them together, but it wasn't very secure so I went back to soldering. I liked the wire wrapped look, so I wrap them after soldering.

  I shape the metal using a plastic jig, but I'm probably going to end up making one out of a piece of scrap wood and some finishing nails. The plastic pegs have a tendency to fall out at inopportune times. I shaped my first prototype by hand using my jewelry pliers, but that took forever and was going to drive me insane. Not the good kind of insane like I am now, either. (Yes, this is the good kind.)

  As you can probably guess, I fund the sparkly beads first and came up with the rest of the earrings later. I love sparkly beads, but have a heck of a time taking photos that accurately  show their colors. The crystal ones are especially hard, because they blend into a white background and pick up colors from other backgrounds.

   Now I'm not really a cutesy heart kind of girl, but even I like these earrings. I'm thinking of making a necklace version of this.

  The outer hearts are made of silver plated copper wire hand shaped into a stylized heart. The inner ones are sparkly glass beads in your choice of Fire (red with green specks in certain lights) or Ice (Clear with blue, yellow and pink tones). And the ear wires are stainless steel. The entire piece is 1 3/4" from the top of the ear wire to the bottom of the metal heart and is 1 5/16" wide at it's widest point.        
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