A little bit of life, love, and artisan jewelry but mostly the
Home of the Confused Muse..
Where you will find the meadering thoughts of an actively artistic brain - as well as my latest creations, events, soapboxes, dramas, crisis, blessings, and life in general.
This is also the home of "ChrissyMarie Jewelry and Accessories", named for my daughter! Twenty-Five Percent of all sales from this line are donated to B.I.T.S. aka "Better in the Saddle", a local non-profit Equine Assisted Therapy Program ....because we KNOW horses help make miracles!
December 17, 2007
SAVE THE DATE!!!!!
Friday February 1st! We got it! We got it!!!
Okay a few details need to be worked out but we are going to the restaurant very soon, and will post details and pictures …. So far,
Here’s the address and the name of the place….
320 Southwest Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108
Broadway and Southwest Blvd.
So.....be there or be square :D
December 14, 2007
Let my friends attach links to their own sites.
Have Links to my favorites lists - books, authors, movies, music, etc.
Direct link my photos to my etsy store instead of to my flickr site.
So, I've got my work cut out and lots of brain exercise to do. Wish me luck and here goes......
This is a link to a pretty Tourmaline and Gold Wire Bangle Bracelet in my Etsy store.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8321119 So how do I connect this link to a photo and where do I upload that photo from? Hmmmm.... Must think on this! I think I'll go call my super-duper smart son and see if he has any advice for his not so super-duper smart Mom!
Ah Ha! Maybe this is where Etsy mini's come in to play! Let me give that a try......
Hotdog! It worked!! (Dancing around and giggling!)
However, it still isn't showing the Tourmaline Bangle I wanted in the photos. I haven't figured out how to choose which pieces I want to show up in the mini album.
Sounds like a job for another day!
December 12, 2007
December 11, 2007
I just love jewelry with a story don't you?
December 07, 2007
December 05, 2007
This necklace is so sweet. The swallows are only 3/4" from beak to tail feathers! They are made of antique brass as are the chain, ear wires, and wire.
Notice the 4mm Swarovski crystal bicone beads? There are Cantelope colored crystals sprinkled throughout the design. These are color changing crystals which means the color changes depending on the amount and type of light you are in. At home, under regular incandescent lighting the crystals are a pale purple/lavender color. Under flourescent lighting they turn green and in the sunlight they are a smokey gray color. Great fun to wear!
This necklace measures 18" long (not including the lobster claw clasp). I can attach an extender if you'd like - just convo me before buying so I can send you updated invoice.
The drop in front measures 2-1/2" long.
Check the photos for details - they are enlarged for your convenience. Feel free to convo me for additional information.
This combination of Black Onyx, Crystal Quartz, and Tourmaline Quartz is perfect for the season! Grey is this season's black and with this you can have it all! Wear it with any color and you'll look like a million bucks :)
Look at the photos and note the difference in the fabrics I used to show these pieces off. Both lavender polka dots and rich, rich RED are equally complimentary!
Make a scene or steal the scene - this set is for you!
Necklace measures 18" with a 3" handcrafted extender.
The earrings measure 1-1/2" from the top of the Shield style lever back earring wire. Very easy and secure to wear!
The colors are soft and delicate and yet the diamond shape of the beads gives it an edgy retro feel. I truly adore the dainty Bali Silver toggle clasp. The entire piece is just a girly girl piece.
Put this piece with a grey sweater or suit to stand out in this seasons most popular color! If you're interested in matching earrings...check my store for a pair that fill the bill.
This bracelet would fit up to a 7" wrist. Please convo me with any questions or requests you have. The diamond shaped beads measure 1/2"x1/2".
Note: The photos show an Awareness charm attached to this bracelet. Please let me know if you do not want it on the bracelet and I will remove it.
It's like an aerial view of a beautiful lagoon - you know the one they always have in the movies with the giant romantic waterfall? Looking into the depths, layers upon layers of different textures and colors and all of them in soft hues of blue, green, purple, and white and grey.
I added a strand of 5mm faceted white Howlite saucers, Ametrine Rondelles along with 8mm Tree Agate beads and beautiful puffed oval beads of Fancy Jasper. It's very clean and quiet and elegant.
The clasp is a Bali Toggle and it's at the front! The pendant actually hangs from the toggle. It's adds loads of interest and makes it a breeze to hook on your own. At the very back - where the necklace will lay against your neck I used only the smaller beads for comfort. It will also make it so much easier to tuck the back under a collar if you choose.
This necklace measures about 22" long. The pendant hangs down another 1-3/4" and is 1-1/2" at its widest point.
In the center is a rosette of Topaz Swarovski crystals, black faceted Czech glass and Hematite seed beads. I made this rosette by hand of a mixture of Vintage and Contemporary beads. It is truly one of my prettiest pieces.
Two magnetic ball clasps hold it securely on your wrist