Saturday, August 24, 2013

Practical Beads

Just because they are made from beads, doesn't mean you can't make something pretty and absolutely practical!

So, I decided to try my hand at eyeglass beads. I'm not sure what they are called, but basically, they keep your glasses where you can reach them.

Grabbing some fun matching seed beads, slightly larger beads and then spacer beads, It took literally five minutes to string this together.

I added some glasses holders at the ends so that it would complete the look. They came out great!
And the best part, is they do their job. This could easily be made into another color, or all colors if you want one that would match any outfit. 
Be completely creative with this. The possibilities are endless!



This lovely layered necklace is made from awesome Blue Moon Bead connectors and Jasper stones from their Stone Age line. 

Jasper is considered a protective stone. It helps to foster intuition and artistic creativity.

What more could you ask for from jewelry?

I made some earrings out of extra connectors I had, drooping chain from them to make fun dangles.

Putting it together was very simple. I added some black chain to give it more dimension. Remember, everything that went in to this is a product of the Blue Moon Beads line. They have loads of cute beads and I love receiving a box of goodies from them every month.

What can you make with metal connectors?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

African Vibes

My friend loves Giraffes, so when I found the cutest Giraffe pendant in my box of goodies, I knew I had to make something unique with it. 
I absolutely love the coloring of the Giraffe, therefore I used that as a theme.
I used some fun strung beads from the main Blue Moon line. I also used some metal beads from Urban Warrior line. Then I weaved in some metal spacers and seed beads to complete this look.

The Giraffe has the perfect setting! 

The look reminds me of Africa, though I've never been. I would like to someday. 

This piece will definitely draw the eye.

What do you think?

Jungle Earrings

 So, I've always seen these wire-wrapped earrings and have wanted to see if I can make one. They are actually pretty easy!

I chose some fun colors that went well together and went to town.

All it took was a regular size bead, 26 gauge wire and some seed beads.

They can easily be made longer or shorter, fatter or thinner. It all depends on your tastes!

Bubbles and Champagne

That's the only title I can think of to describe this awesome bracelet! When I got my package of Blue Moon Bead goodies, I knew I had to make something cool with these beads, even though I'm not a huge fan of pink...
This is what I came up with. 

 I like it! I think it would look really cool in other colors as well.

It was just as simple as stringing it all and playing with the random sizes and colors. The beads come from the Blue Moon Bead line.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

I got Published!

Guys, I'm so excited because I FINALLY got my book published! Everyone should read it!!! 

Jennifer Carmichael, a lowly secretary and cynical romance novel addict, is ripped from her dull life when she wakes up to find that she is no longer in New York City, but held captive in a fictional world found within the pages of the strange book she discovered on the subway; a Medieval world where women do as they are told and all the men look sexy enough to eat. Jen's sharp attitude and fierce independence immediately attracts the attention of the Prince. He is everything any woman could ever want, a real Prince Charming. However, things are not always what they seem. Desperately trying to find her way home, but flung head first into the middle of a brewing war between the King and the Rebellion, Jen must choose what to fight for: the Prince, the People, or her heart

Heres my story's barnes and noble link for nook!

 Here's my story's Amazon link for Kindle!