Monday, September 22, 2008

Runner-up and Third Place Photos

The pink earrings are for the runner-up and the lilac colored pair go to third place. Thank you for coming to my site and leaving a comment.

And the Winner is...

It's Monday. The day we find out who won the "Candide" earrings. Well, due to the low volume of entries, I decided each of the three entries would be sent earrings.

Julie, you are the grand prize winner of the "Candide" earrings.

Emily, you win a pink and crystal style.

Natalia, you win a pair of lilac colored earrings.

I'll post photos of the runner-up's jewelry later today. Send the address you want the earrings to be mailed to via e-mail to Look for your prize later this week. Thanks for visiting my site and enjoy your jewelry.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Candide Earrings Give-Away

Leave me a comment as to why you would like this set of pink earrings. The earrings are on sterling silver loops. I'll choose a winner at random on Monday, Sept., 23, 2008 and contact the lucky person via e-mail. Happy posting.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

For All Those Who Fight Everyday Battles

Kind of an unusual title for this posting. I made this bracelet for my cousin who just found out she has breast cancer. If you have been to my blog before, you'll know I made a ring called, "Count on Me" with a portion of the profits going to cancer research. Most of the items for sale supporting women's cancer research are in red or pink. My cousin likes the color blue. So, this bracelet is for you, Karie.

Here is the meaning of the colors I chose according to color-wheel-pro

Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.

Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.

Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

This Week Was About Chillin Out

Been pretty busy lately both personally and professionally. Time to chill this weekend. I started an earring project which you'll see later this week.

Summer is winding to a close. My garden is beginning to fade. The last of the tomatoes are ripening. I planted the traditional "Early Girl" and "Big Boy" varieties. I also planted two heirloom selections. One is called "Paul Robeson". It's a very dark red tomato that is almost purple/black in color. Juicy, but not gushy with a reasonable amount of seeds. That means that there some, but not enough to make you gag. Very pleased with this plant and saved some seeds for next year's garden. I've included the plant along with the other tomatoes. See if you can spot the heirloom version based upon my description. The other heirloom tomato plant was unremarkable. So much so that I would have to go out to the garden to check the name of the plant. Not memorable in the least.

Anyone who has ever spent a summer in the Great Lakes state in August or early September has heard the call of the cicadas. Not so much a call as a buzzing noise. The frequency seems to increase in direct proportion to the heat index. As the days and nights turn into a steamy swelter, the cicadas song fills the air. I don't know the sub-species or proper name for those that reside in Michigan, but I can show you a picture. Actually, it's a photo of a couple cicada shells the insects shed. I spotted several of the insect skins on a willow tree. They were stuck onto the tree from the base of the trunk into the branches. I found out they live in the tree and lay their eggs at the base of the tree. The young (pupa?) feed on the tree roots and eventually work their way into the tree branches. Wish I would have been able to get more photos but it was starting to rain and the camera isn't waterproof.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Hot Tomato Necklace

You will be looking like one hot tomato in this necklace! With five strands of beads and dangles, you will catch that certain someone's a good way. Designed for evening attire, this necklace is constructed of new and vintage beads. It simply sparkles in the light.