Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Have Some Wine... colored pearls that is! Well, it's about time I created something new, huh? Yep! I used the prettiest dark wine colored potato pearls to create earrings, a bracelet and a necklace. I'm not selling them as a set though. I accented the bracelet and earrings with Hill Tribe silver charms and the necklace with a Hill Tribe flower pendant. It was very hard to get the color of these pearls to display properly. They look different depending on what light they are in. I used my new light tent to snap some pics of them and the trusty old boulder to do some pictures too. In the listing I used some of both. I really like the way these turned out. They are sort of organic and rustic while being elegant at the same time. Pearls aren't just for dressing up anymore! They are fast becoming my favorite beads to create with, they are so versatile and colorful!

Sale Number 12!!
I sold another pair of earrings!! Yippee! It was the third pair of my 'Best Friend' white pearl earrings. The girl who bought them told me she was going to wear them as her bridal earrings for her wedding!! I was so honored she picked me. It was so very uplifting and flattering when I found out that is what they were for. I have more of the pearls so I'm going to make another pair and list them yet again. They seem to be my most popular item!

In a Beautiful Etsy Treasury List
A fellow North Carolinian and 'Etsian' from near Raleigh, Carol (of silverbeadsandclay on Etsy) created a beautiful treasury list and very generously and thoughtfully included my 'Are We There Yet' coppery pearl necklace. (Thank you, Carol!) She uses precious metal clay (PMC), polymer clay, wire and beads to create her pieces. They are quite beautiful and intricate and she is a very talented artisan. I would love to learn PMC and I'm very envious of her for that AND she has begun metalsmithing classes! Carol sent me a picture of her first piece and I was so jealous! It is so gorgeous! What a first piece!! Here is a link where you can see it: I just had to tell you about her because she is very sweet and talented. A good combination!

Kevin Has His First Loose Tooth!!
As I was brushing Kevin's teeth tonight before bed I noticed something: Kevin has his first loose tooth!! I could see the permanent tooth right behind the loose one. I thought it was a piece of food or something, so I looked closer. Sure enough, there's a tooth back there!! It's one of his bottom from teeth. I told him and we both got excited! I'm so excited for him. I said, "Wow, Kevin, what do you think the tooth fairy will give you for it when it comes out?" He said, "About $900!" Don't I wish!! He ran to tell Daddy and is so proud that he's losing his first baby tooth. I just thought to myself, "Just yesterday he was in diapers. Now he's losing his first tooth. Tomorrow he'll be graduating from high school. Where did my baby go?!"

Well, gotta go. Gotta package up the earrings to send to my customer, and then practice taking pictures with my light tent! Wish me luck!

Until next time....


Ellen's Crochet said...

I love your work. I am a 45 year old Mom to a Kindergarten and I know finding time to do anything is tough.

MsBelle said...

Ain't it the truth?! I stay up some nights until 4 or 5 in the morning! I used to like to work second shift in my 'previous life' so I guess that part never left me!