Friday, April 20, 2012

Wrapped, Stacked & Layered Challange

I'm participating in the "Wrapped, Stacked & Layered Challenge" hosted by Tracy Statler over at MakeBraceletsBlog.  The trend is everywhere - people are wearing a mix of colorful bracelets stacked on their arms -- the more the merrier.  I personally love the eclectic bohemian look. It's great with long maxi dresses and colorful jeans; just a laid back uncomplicated style.

So the challenge was to create and show your own collection. My collection consists of bracelets I've made and a few I've purchased. 


All of the bracelets on top row were made by me with the exception of the sterling "Elephant Parade" bracelet.  The bottom are mine except for (starting on the left) the first one, it is from WearLove BeverlyHills, the silver link charm bracelet with a World Peace charm from Fossil and the last bracelet is from The Gap.

Below are links to others that participated in the challenge. Check them out for inspiration and get stacking!

makebraceletsblog.com
ahteesblog.blogspot.com
songbeads.blogspot.com
sadafulee.blogspot.com
beadlolabead.blogspot.com

stringsattachedcindi.blogspot.com
carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
cathiecarroll.blogspot.com
pinterest.com/chrisdeweerd
beatnheart.blogspot.com
storiestheytell.blogspot.com
tellyourgirlfriends.com
mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com
copperdiem.blogspot.com
copperpennydesigns.blogspot.com
greenshoot.blogspot.com
twentytwelve-mmxii.blogspot.com
delle56.blogspot.com
elizabeth-marengoalhajas.blogspot.com
treasures-found.blogspot.com

erinsiegeljewelry.blogspot.com
ferrarioriginalsyahoocom.blogspot.com
facebook.com/handcraftedserenity
PaisleyDesignStudios.com
pixiloo.blogspot.com
hintjewelry.blogspot.com
silverrosedesigns.blogspot.com
daisychaindesignsjewellery.blogspot.com
jazzierich.blogspot.com
site.jkdjewelry.com/blog

jeanetteblix.com
glassaddictions.com
jerrisjems.com
howienjoylife7997.blogspot.com
overthemoon-design.com
katerichbourg.com
pinterest.com/kk0725/stack-it-up-bracelets/
kimmykats.com
kymhunterdesigns.blogspot.com
lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com

lelamccracken.blogspot.com
etsy.com/shop/goingtribal
inspiredadonments.blogspot.com
lorelei1141.blogspot.com
freshbakeddesigns.wordpress.com
lindysdesigns.blogspot.com
maryhardingjewelrybeadblog.blogspot.com
maureenmeanswell.blogspot.com
maybejustperhaps.blogspot.com
beadrecipes.wordpress.com

tekaandzoe.blogspot.com
miri100.blogspot.com
melissameman.blogspot.com
kenshostudio.com
beadingbymalindekoning.blogspot.com
havanabeads.blogspot.com
eclecticteaenshrinements.blogspot.com
roxidesigns.blogspot.com
stefaniessammelsurium.blogspot.com
thestudiosublime.com

sandivolpe.com
sharondriscoll.blogspot.com
sedillohillstudio.blogspot.com
sunshinebliss.com
sharonsjewelrygarden.blogspot.com
MiShelDesigns.com
aujourlejour-shelly.blogspot.com
blueberrycrazy.deviantart.com/gallery
uniqueboutique-creativetouch.blogspot.com
starhitchedwagon.blogspot.com

terrabeadworks.com
theresestreasures59.blogspot.com
sweetbeadstudio.com
missyrappaport.blogspot.com
mylifeunderthebus.typepad.com
fredbeansnook.com/blog

Sunday, March 18, 2012

So....

Just about 48 hours ago, I was bragging about the beautiful weather we have here in Southern Arizona and how we went out for a walk and took pictures of the blooming wild flowers...blah blah blah.  Well today it's 51 degrees and raining!

Really!!???!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring Is In the Air?

I live in Arizona and we pretty much have two seasons - warm and OMG it's freakishly hot! Today was warm and b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l, so we decided to take advantage and practice taking some photos.




I love this time of year and the vibrant colors of the wild flowers in full bloom

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day


Originally this image was sent in an email Lucky Jeans a few years ago! It still makes me laugh. 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

My Inspiration

I'll be the first to admit it; I am not good at putting colors together.  So I take my inspiration where I can get it.  In this case from the flyer from Express that I received in the mail.  I love the vibrant electric blue against the yellow/green color. 



I really like the way my friendship bracelet came together with these colors!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Silver & Leather 3 Row Bracelet



I love bracelets!  My problem is I have really skinny wrists; 5.75 inches to be exact. So I've learn through trial and error and some jewelry classes to make my own. 

Of all the other pieces of jewerly that I've made this is my favorite. It's made from sterling silver faceted cubed beads and weaved on three strands of black leather. I really like the weight and the width of this piece.

I have lots of ideas for more of these bracelets using different colors and different styles of beads that I'll keep posting. 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Casual Elegance

I am a firm believer of asking for what you want.  I don't always do it, but I'm feeling courageous today, so here goes.  I want this to be my living room. 

This room was designed by Studio V Interiors and photographed by Siegal Photography. 

I love the casual elegance of this room, very warm and inviting.

Can I have it, PLEASE?