Thursday, March 17, 2011
The other day I received a wonderful package in the mail. I was the lucky blogger from the Bead Soup Blog Party hop that commented on the blog Pretty Shiny Things. She had a 1000th blog celebration giveaway of a bracelet or earrings made from her Bead Soup Party beads. It was very hard to choose. I loved the way she designed the bracelet, but I don't wear bracelets very often, so I chose the earrings, which I will wear often. Her partner was Kate from Tropical Blonde. The earrings are the product of both women. Wonderfully light, with loads of color and movement. At this moment I am plotting what to wear with these new dangles. Marianna and Kate make a great team. I am such a lucky girl. The package came in a box with a bright wrapper and a very creative business card. If you wish to visit two very talented women's blogs and etsy stores just follow the above links.
This week I also was asked to make a bracelet and necklace for a friend's daughter for her birthday. This always makes me nervous because she gave me such latitude, with only the colors for direction. I hope she likes them. She is 32 but very young at heart. These colors are the ones from our middle school and high school. The necklace is something I really had not tried before. So I look forward to trying more like this. I think I may make similar pieces for the Art Fair in town in April and maybe even include some of the competing high school's colors. What do you think?