Friday, June 29, 2012

Moonglow Mania

I'm finally getting around to using the gorgeous lucite moonglow beads I purchased a few months ago, intending to create a line of fun summer jewelry. I was a little delayed as I started taking a class in metalsmithing, after threatening to do so for years. I'm having a great time practicing new techniques at home and thrilled at the idea of creating pieces from scratch. I have a wonderful teacher and plan to take other classes offered so I can realize some of the ideas that have been kicking around for some time.

Back to the moonglow - here are two necklaces and a handful of earrings that I made quite recently. I shaped and hammered the earwires myself - pretty basic, but I think the shape works well with the strong lucite beads.

I will be taking a much-needed break for a few days, so if you stop by the shops, you will see that we are on vacation until next weekend, but we'll be back to business on Saturday, July (already?) 7.

A Happy Fourth of July to you all - have fun and be safe. The firecrackers have been going off nightly in my neck of the woods, so I hope the local kids are being careful and get through the holiday with no loss of digits!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Useless Post

I have nothing to say on this gorgeous Saturday, so I am posting a photo of some blooming peonies that I bought yesterday. Having these colorful beauties on hand as I work makes it almost fun! Have a great weekend, everyone. :)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Mary Martin and 20th Century Fashion!

A friend shared this video on Facebook, and it's charming. The unforgettable Mary Martin takes us through the changing fashion silhouette from 1900 through 1952! Ingenious. :)