Friday, November 30, 2012

November Giveaway Challenge

Jasper's Gem blog offered this challenge up sometime in October, and I entered not thinking that I would win.(We Marcins tend to have horrible luck.) To my surprise I was one of the lucky 6 to actually win and be part of the challenge. Then I received my pieces: Pink and Sliver. Really!? My two least favorite colors to work with together in one piece. I didn't really mind the sliver it was mostly the pink Swarovski crystal beads, I prefer something a bit more rustic. But that's why they call it a challenge, right? I went though about 3 different design ideas before I came up with one that I liked. 

Genuine Silver Plated Swarovski Crystal Flourish Toggle Clasp - Rose
My final product is Miss Bubbles, I believe that she got into the champagne and that's why she is blowing pink bubbles.

 Anyways head over to Jasper's Gem Blog to see everyone's work. (I might post it on here later):

Also! If you have time stop by Artisan Whimsy         ( and check out everyone's work. There's no voting this time but still everyone has done an amazing job for this challenge. (like always)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Artisan Whimsy's Berries and Leaves Challenge

I guess Artisan Whimsy is now doing a challenge once a month now? Yay! Anyways this time around it's berries and leaves. (Duh)
For this challenge I made a pair of earrings I call "The 
Winter Queen's Earrings", made from lampwork leaf headpins that wrap around two native picasso mix czech glass seed beads. They are the cousin to my other earrings: Prometheus's flame.
They're fitting because we had our first snow up here yesterday, even if it was just for two hours and theses earrings remind me of the leaves touched with with first frost and crystallized blueberries.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Break Wrap Up

New season of MLP:FiM started meaning
 I have to get up early on Saturdays 
Hey I'm back! I was really busy, I believe that my household is the only one in which that the night that you come home, you end up making turkey cookies for your younger brother class, and when you bring them in, the little kids think that you are his mother....I do not look that old! *Cough* Anyways the rest of the holiday when smooth....I can not finish this sentence. Any holiday with my family doesn't go smoothly, but it was nice to see everyone. 

Fun stuff: I had Earl Grey and Lavender infused tea cakes. They were yummy but the earl grey could have been stronger. The only reason that it tasted like earl grey was because I knew it was earl grey.  

I have been working on my portfolio for entrance to Penn State's school of visual arts......I'm going into art education. Thankfully they accept jewelry so that's most likely going to be about half of mine. Here's some of the pieces that I have picked out so far:

                                            Of course I will have to take better pictures of them.......Later.

Also I was working on jewelry, I made two rings that are currently drying at my house.

"Lava Hunter" and Beach Comber" I have to thank Christi Friesen of CF Originals for the idea. I will talk about these in more detail once they are done drying and I'm back Christmas break?

Also new earrings! "Little Hooters" and "Tribal Gears"

Long post this time, thankfully lots of photos. On a final note; come check me out on DA, I just signed up. I'll mostly be reposting my jewelry but also my artwork will be on there as well. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Caffeine Goddess

Allow me this moment to sing praises to the Caffeine Goddess and all here glory. Because apparently a week before Thanksgiving break means "let's give the students a ton of work due both before and during break." Also I really didn't want to go to class today and I had to finish packing last night because of course I'm going home over break. Most of the time I prefer tea but on days like this I have to pull out the big guns....Coffee. But work will not stop me from being creative, nope. I had some left over random rainbow bead soup(yes that's what I'm calling it) from my birdie necklace, and decide to use it up in a bracelet. Also I was on a roll and finally used the lampwork flower that I got down in Williamsburg,Virginia a year ago. The last one I made during a T.A.R.D.I.S meeting. Also had an interesting talk about chain mail with another member. If any one is interested I can post a link to her Etsy store. Anyways pictures......

I have been making a lot bracelets lately, I think it's time to create some other types. Final note, as I stated earlier I'm going home over break so that means that mostly likely (no guarantees) that I will not be posting anything next week or at least on Thanksgiving. Ohh!!! Something else the highlight of my week: Trying to explain Thanksgiving to my friend from Urban Gaming Club: Rory, who is British.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bead Diet

I have a new goal, I'm trying to use up my old beads that I own and not buy any new ones.(Wish me luck with that last part.) Though I now look at the beads that I bought years ago, and wonder what was I thinking?! I have a lot of plasticity and cheap looking beads that I would never put in my jewelry now. Of course I was around 15 when I bought them, but still it seems right now to me to be a waste of money. Yet not all of them are completely useless, I found a bunch of brown goldstone beads and some decent orange "natural-looking" beads.
So what to I do kick off this goal? Random, colorful, bead soup necklace! Of course.
As a heads up I got the adorable birdie pendent from Lisa Lodge in one of her bead mixes.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Southern Girl's Giveaway

One of the many blogs that I follow is having a giveaway, all you have to is post about were your favorite vacation spot is. Mine? I was torn between Maine and New Mexico.

This is what you can win:

Friday, November 9, 2012

Bracelets Galore

I want ice cream, but I'm being good..... Ack! You, reader, didn't hear anything. O.k? I'm not exactly in my right mind right now. The short story is that I have been busy, stress can do wonders on your sleep cycle, and so to cope I have made a ton,(4 but that's still a lot) of bracelets. From top to bottom they are: Sea Salt Ice Cream, Where's Perry?, Tribal Dance and finally Rings of Saturn. They are all very different from each other.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Down the Rabbit Hole

Have I mentioned that I love Alice in Wonderland? Well I do, perhaps it's the tea or maybe because it's so strange, confusing, insane, and makes no sense in which just just stirs my creative juices; actually tea does that as well. So it's actually a combination of the two. Where was I? Right, new necklace. The focal is from More Sky Jewels:, that I received for my birthday a couple months back. I have been meaning to work with it, but the problem was that I received it drill which at first I liked but then I couldn't come up with a connector that I liked, I ended up just covering it up with a brass link and attaching it. Possibly will be up in my store by tomorrow, I have a math exam tonight, so back to cramming...I mean studying.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Remember, Remember the 5th of November

Guy Fawkes' day just strengthens the point that if you screw up bad enough people will remember you no matter what. Also create an awesome comic and movie that is sort of based off you. Yay! V for Vendetta. Which is how I will celebrating by watching.  Anyways, I have been working on something different, I have been creating hair clips. Ok, just one is done. But anyone who knows me knows that I wake up and don't do anything with my hair. So me adding a little sparkle to hair is well, a shock. But my hair has been getting long, and I need to do something with it. And, ummm.....too much babble on my part, I'm going to shut up now. Enjoy Guy Fawkes' day, everyone.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


I must apologize if you have come looking for earrings for the Ears to You challenge, you will not find any. Because in all honesty; one, I thought I had more time. Two, my schedule has become really busy(who am I joking, I'm always busy.) And three....well I don't have a three. So once again I'm sorry, please go check out what the others have done for the challenge and just skip over me:

Friday, November 2, 2012

Lucky Tea Bracelets

I have been working on creating not a cheaper bracelet for my store but I guess more casual one that you can layer with other bracelets. So after a few pieces of scrap paper, I came up with a couple of designs.  This is one of them...I call them Lucky Tea Bracelets.(No idea why, but it has a nice ring to it.)  Multi-layer Japanese floral print cord that is wire wrapped at the ends, with an evil eye and tea bag dangle charm. Also fancy clasps.(umm...sort of)