Saturday, April 20, 2013

Toast to a special friend ... an Irish Wedding

A dear friend of mine will wed her sweetheart today in Ireland at 1:00pm.  Unfortunately I couldn't be there but will be there in spirit.  In honor of the special day, I made her a cuff to wear so in a way I'll be there physically.  Maj and Loman - best wishes to you today.  xo

The Irish Wedding Song
Here they stand hand in hand
they've exchanged wedding bands
Today is the day of their dreams and their plans,
and all we who love them just wanted to say.
May God bless this couple who married today
In good times and bad times in sickness and health
may they know that riches are not needed for wealth
and help them face problems they'll meet on their way
Oh god bless this couple who married today
May they find peace of mind comes to all who are kind
May the rough times ahead become triumphs in time
May their children be happy each day
Oh God bless this family who started today
As they go may they know every love that was shown
And as life it gets shorter may their feelings grow
Wherever they travel wherever they stay
May God bless this Maj and Loman who married today  xo

Beadsoup Blog Party - Reveal No 2

A huge thank you to all those who stopped by and commented.  Apologies for not responding personally to each post - please take this as a huge big thank you.

A close family member fell seriously ill at the time of the posting and passed away.  I'm slowly working my way though the blogs but just wanted to say thank you.  It was a fabulous blog party and I was thrilled to be a part of it.

Best wishes

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party 7 : Reveal #2

This is the seventh "Bead Soup Blog Party" however my first to participate in.  Lori Anderson is the superstar behind the reveals - there are three in this series of blog parties consisting of over 541 participants in total. 

My bead soup partner is Tania Hagan from Pelima Designs.  She sent me an absolute divine focal and some gorgeous seed beads. I have been wanting to try a new design on the loom for ages so this was an opportunity to show case this gorgeous lampwork focal.

Thank you Loir and Tania ~ this has been so much fun!

To see what the other participants have created - just click on the link!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Year of the Jewelry - Week 13: A Personal Talisman

"Courage and perserverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air" ... John Quincy Adams

Keeping it short and sweet - for this weeks challenge, I resurrected a piece that I had started some time ago but never finished - after a little bit of work - I'm reasonably happy with the design.  I have long had a fascination with Goddess pendants - I have a small collection of goddess beads that I  will eventually make into a design. This piece is continuing my theme of incorporating dichroic glass in PMC.