Monday, March 30, 2009

A Juicy New Cuff

This one is my newest cuff. A dear friend's daughter love orange, so she was the inspiration for it. It measures just under 7.25" long and is a full 1.25" wide. I've used three types of Delica beads...opaque Mandarin orange, silver-lined bright orange and transparent tangerine orange with an AB finish. It's a fun, bright summer cuff!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Latest Piece

Here is my latest cuff. This one came about from a comment that gold and silver don't go together. I just thought I would disprove that notion! :)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

When Dogs Get Scared

Our 85-pound Golden Retriever is a wonderful dog. She is sweet and lovable and patient, but she has two things that make her freak out. One is the vacuum. She hates the sound of it and will run upstairs when I pull it out to clean the floor. The other is the high-pitched beep of the smoke detector when the battery is getting low. Her favorite place to hide when this occurs is under the desk in my oldest daughter's bedroom.

That being said, last night while we were out to dinner, the smoke detector started beeping to signal that the battery needed changing. It must have started shortly after we left and Sadie started freaking out. She wanted in Lindsay's room badly and the door was securely latched, so this is what she did....

And yes, that is blood. She was biting at the door too, trying to break through. Poor baby!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

And the Winner Is...

Rachele's "The Seductress"! Isn't it stunning?!

And rounding out the top ten:

Second: #7. Temptation - MadeByOlga

Third: #33. Temptation Dance - SmadarsTreasure

Fourth: #16. Serpent's Temptation necklace - CieloDesign

Fifth: #11. Temptation Burlesque Collar - gypsyeyesjewelry

Sixth: #26. TEMPTATION Necklace - enchantedbeads

Seventh: #30. Temptation Cuff - SpringColors

Eighth: #14. Green Gold Temptation - binkaminka

Ninth: #5. Green with Envy - BeadazzledofOregon

Tenth: #2. Black Desire necklace - FleurDeIrk

Congratulations to all the entries, it was a very tough decision!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Etsy Beadweavers Challenge "Temptation"

It's that time again and the voting has begun! Head on over to the Etsy Beadweavers Blog to cast your vote...35 gorgeous pieces to choose from! Voting goes through Sunday, 03/15/09 at midnight (EST), so don't miss your chance to vote for your favorite!

l. Sunset Necklace - HannahRachel

2. Black Desire necklace - FleurDeIrk

3. Carmen's temptation pendant - 6Carmen6

4. Dulce de Leche - nemeton

5. Green with Envy - BeadazzledofOregon

6. Temptation in Turquoise - beadsandblooms

7. Temptation - MadeByOlga

8. Temptation in the Garden - glimmerstone

9. The Seductress - RachelesOriginals

10. Forbidden Fruit - EPOriginals

11. Temptation Burlesque Collar - gypsyeyesjewelry

12. Tempted by Temptation - dreambeadweaver

13. Sweet Beaded Temptaton - BeadFabulous

14. Green Gold Temptation - binkaminka

15. Mist on the Moors - beaglebeads

16. Serpent's Temptation necklace - CieloDesign

17. i want to believe cuff - thebeadedlily

18. Chocolate Temptation cuff - randomcreative

19. Mirage in the Desert Necklace - Charmingthings

20. The Spider and the Fly - daynamiles

21. Chocolate Cherry Cordials - ThesePreciousThings

22. Caught in The Web of Temptation - cigarboxbeads

23. Aztec Summer - beadworkbyamanda

24. Temptation By the Sea - myfairladyvt4

25. Hamadryad's Heart Fringed Choker - SalamanderHouse

26. TEMPTATION Necklace - enchantedbeads

27. Eye candy temptation - PFordCustomJewelry

28. A case for Temptation - LiciaBeads

29. PUSHING LUCK - caraway

30. Temptation Cuff - SpringColors

31. Luscious Cherry Chocolate Necklace - FrancescasFancy

32. Bead Store Temptation - beadwoman3

33. Temptation Dance - SmadarsTreasure

34. Sunrise Temptation - njema

35. Moonlit Seductress - ErtheFae

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Friends Award

This lovely award was given to me by Susan of Hot Rocks Glass Jewels! Isn't it a wonderful award?

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

Now I am to pass this award along to eight other bloggers who are friendly and charming, so here goes:

Lisa at Studio Jewel
Sarah at The Beaded Lily
Mary Lou at Time2Cre8
Carol Dean at SandFibers
Toni at It Is Nap Time
Meg at Kiss My Style
Lydia at Being Particular
Jude at Mature Not Senile

Have fun and thanks again Susan!

Sunday, March 01, 2009