Thursday, May 28, 2009

So small!

This is the smallest thing I've ever made! Less than one inch long. My fingers are still sore from wrapping this one. Making thing small and delicate has been a challenge for me that I set for myself. I think about what would I make that I would wear myself...and that means it has to be small and dainty. If I were to ever wear a cross, it would be one like this

Wedding Earrings

Kathleen, I think you're going to like these....

These are the earrings I made for my mother to wear to my cousin's wedding. They matched her beautiful purple dress which had beautiful silver beading on it. I think they're also beautiful for spring with my favorite purple amethyst stones. (don't worry, they've been cleaned very well since she wore them)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I've been thinking for a while about making some kind of logo for myself. Something that I can put on my business cards, and something that I can put as a watermark on my photos. I came up with two ideas. Both involve swirly letters intertwined. One is my initials, SB, and one is the letters from my shop, HTH. I don't know which one I want to use.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope everyone had a very happy mother's day!

Well since Mother's day has passed I had to end the buy one get one half off Mother's day sale in my etsy shop :(

But I did start a SPRING SALE!!!! 25% off every item. And I've also lowered prices on a lot of items in my shop

check it out

ok, ending shameless promotion now

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I've got an appetite for apatite

When I first ordered these oval apatite beads I was totaly and completely in love with them. They were such a beautiful shade of blue that I had to have them. However, when they arrived they were a completely different color, much more green and less intense. But I still realy like them. I had to change my plans for them though. I had planned to combine them with some lovely little green peridot beads I had thinking that the bright blue and green would go realy great together. But sine they are more green, when I paired them with the peridot I didn't like how they looked. They did look close to the aventurine drops that I had however. I also added tiny bluer apatite beads. The earrings have a nice antique look to them I think

Monday, May 4, 2009

Gimme S'more!

Hubby and I randomly decided to make s'mores last night. I forgot how incredibly good they were. 20 seconds in the microwave and gooey chocolatey deliciousness!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Lemon Drops

I've had these beautiful golden yellow citrine beads for a while and I haven't been too sure what to do with them. I knew I wanted to make something with them that would be great for summer, the color reminds me of bright sunshine. I had previously made a maching set and I realy liked it so I knew I wanted to make another one.
What I had a hard time with was these TINY pearls. They're only about 1mm and so hard to work with. They're so tiny that I would get one side of the wire wrapped on and while wrapping the other side the pearl would shatter. I'm not 100% sure that they're working in these, they kind of dissapear. I'm thinking about replacing them with my plain 2mm silver beads. Right now I'm wishing I had some 2mm pearls