Monday, November 23, 2009


The beauty and brilliance of diamonds has been admired throughout history. However, in past centuries their use was reserved strictly for royalty. Today, thanks to remarkable diamond substitutes like Cubic Zirconia, almost anyone can afford to dapper up their accessory collection with dazzling, eye-catching jewelry.

This is why I was so excited to participate in this round of Blogging for Beads with I would get the chance to create something shimmery, sparkly, and beautiful and could be worn for the upcoming holidays or even for a bride walking down the aisle. had such a huge selection of Cubic Zirconia beads that is was hard to choose. But, ultimately I went with some classic beads that paired nicely with sterling silver and Swarovski Pearls that I tend to use quite often. Just with 8 mm round crystal cubic zirconia, 10 mm Swarovski platinum pearls, sterling silver bezel set cubic zirconia links, and a few odds and ends I had around the house....I created this beautiful, sparkly masterpiece:

I can't wait to wear it to the holiday parties that are coming up....quicker than we realize!

Disclosure: I participate in Blogging for Beaders with and have received the products free of charge from them. I am honestly reviewing the products and have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Share the Savings Code

Woo-hoo. I just received a great discount code and I wanted to share it with all those crafty people out there in bloggerland. The code is for one of my favorite places to buy beads, findings, and other craft accessories. Artbeads has it all and there is never a charge for shipping...that's right shipping is free within the USA. You can't beat that.

So the 10% off code is SCF10P-ARTBEADS-0424 and it's good through December 31, 2009.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tess' Necklace

The owner of Kaleidoscope Angels, Tess Jensen, offered up some really beautiful green Fluorite nuggets to me. She said I could use some for myself and create something for her. There were 18 or 19 nuggets on this strand she gave me and they were super heavy. I took 3 of the nuggets and wire wrapped them. I paired them with Chinese sea glass in a seafoam color and voila...this is what I came up with:

I LOVE this necklace since I (and so does Tess) wear a lot of green and turquoise shades. I just think it's a really pretty statement piece.

Don't hesitate to contact me at if you would like me to make YOU a statement piece too.