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!
July 30, 2010
Lisa Oram made these just for me :) I've been pondering how to use them. They are SO pretty and I could wear them with most anything in my closet! Just wanted to say "Thanks!" again and show them off.
July 28, 2010
She found a strand of White Swarovski Pearls,a strand of Aqua/Teal Freshwater Pearls and Bali Daisy Spacers. This necklace was starting to come together! She loves using crystal clear beads as well and I happened to think about a strand of gorgeous Faceted Quartz Crystal Rondelles she hadn't yet discovered. They are quite large but the faceting on the edges is just amazing! You might not even notice them until the light catches the faceted edge...then you can't take your eyes off them. We worked and re-worked the design until she was happy with it but it wasn't quite long enough.
Chrissy is not a big fan of earrings but she wanted something simple she could wear either with or without the necklace. In the second photo you can see the earring design she chose using Pearls and Crystal Quartz stacked on pretty Bali headpins. They are very simple, summery, and elegant.
This is a more detailed photo of the beads. You can see the Faceted Crystal Quartz rondelles a little better here.
High heat and rainy days also keep me from riding Boo, my favorite therapy horse...this is not a good thing. I haven't been able to ride for nearly two months now and I can feel my pain level increasing daily. However, a little "jewelry therapy", working with my daughter on a project, and having the luxury of doing all of this in a cool air-conditioned house has been a welcome distraction.
Just when I think life's not so great I find another reason to believe It IS!! God is good :) He keeps reminding me to get my mind off ME and to be thankful for the good things in life.
I promise to post again soon. I've got so many GOOD things to share with you!