Sunday, March 18, 2012

Annette de Goeij winning the Green Queen bangle bracelet on St. Patrick's Day made me think of my own collection. I use ribbon spool caddies with three dowels each to display them with (available at Oriental Trading). Works great! Growing up during the 60's we wore resin bangle bracelets with our "mod" outfits. Oh yes, I was into everything fashion back then! Hip huggers, tye-dye clothing, mod mini-skirts, etc. I was thrilled when I heard bangle bracelets were back in style. I only have about three resin and two bakelite that I kept from the 60's which are "vintage" now. Geez, I'm vintage too! Yeah, here's to vintage!!! Anyway, so I thought I'd share a few pics from my collection. They're so colorful! And with spring just around the corner, all of us can use some color along with the beautiful daffodils popping up already. Hope you enjoy! 

Annette de Goeij with "The White Enchantress". Annette will receive the Green Queen bangle bracelet for her name entry! Thank you Annette!! And everyone for their name entries, a big hug and thank you so much!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Catherine Taylor needs your help NAMING her newest creation, a white & silver bridal bib necklace.
Here's what you need to do:
1)  Join her blog & comment your suggested NAME!
2)  "Like" her business page, Jewelry Taylor Made, on Facebook!
Catherine will select the chosen name one week from today, March 17th on St. Patrick's Day!
Get some free GREEN, not $, but this handmade green resin bangle bracelet, named the "GREEN QUEEN"! (see photo) Win some Green on St. Paddy's Day!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The White Enchantress
Exude glamour and turn heads at every corner with this wedding statement bib necklace that's fit for a princess!  A mix of sterling silver plated stampings & filigree beads are hand picked and embedded with beads on interfacing, backed with white ultra-suede, and embellished with white translucent & clear lucite flower beads. The bead embroidery consists of white glass pearls, Czech fire-polish AB crystals, pearl seed & bugle beads, opal seed beads, and galvanized silver seed beads. All combined in this flattering style bib necklace with a gorgeous rhinestone clasp offers a romantic accent at the nap of the neck. A one-of-a-kind handsewn piece of art to embellish you on your "special day"!
So stunning!!

This necklace was made for my second challenge, filigree, with my Etsy Bead Embroidery Guild. I chose to incorporated my filigree beads into a bridal statement bib necklace for a soon to be beautiful bride!