Monday, March 23, 2015

On a Sunday Drive

After being cooped up for several days with a very bad bug and a trip to the hospital (I'll spare you from the details)  my thoughtful husband suggested a drive in the country.We found a whole community we never knew existed.

I love old barns

Stone drain 

Another lovely barn. I like the soft weeds in front

Barely standing but still working

But the most amazing thing we discovered was a tiny Swedish Cemetery
Twins-a baby boy and girl.sadly there were a lot of children that died early 

A huge tree Swalloing up this tombstone

i wonder if these will be swalloed up too.
Oddly most of the stones indicates how long the person lived rather then showing the date of death.

Another baby Rosa. A rattle and  what looks like a favorite toy was carved on the stone

A very old stone

I hope you get out discover new things

Friday, March 20, 2015

Were All Ears March Challenge

Our inspiration this month are beautiful macro photos of damsel flies and dragon flies by           Martin Amm
I chose this one  

I tried to find beads to represent most of the colors in the photo

Gorgeous purple facets effects from Erin 
ceramic drops from Scorched Earth
copper beads from Vintaj

Check out  what others made at Earrings every day

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Art Bead Scene February Challlenge

Our inspiration art

Amapolas, 1913
Illustration published in "News of Spring and Other Nature Studies
By Edward Julius Detmold

Watercolor, 208 by 124mm

Beautiful Polymer Pendant from Heather Powers
Cream wavy ceramic bead and soft green bead from Eclectic Prairie
And Vintaj chain and components

Check out the other entriss at the ABS Pinterest Board.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Dry Gulch February Challenge

Our inspiration for February

Made with purple sugar beads from fire and  fibers
vintage beads from my stash
Glass Beads from Dancing Frog Jewelry
A focal bead from my stash, and a Vintaj clasp

You can even join the fun.

Friday, February 13, 2015

We're All Ears February Challenge

Our inspiration are lovely flower girls created by Lim Zhi
Malaysian artist and photographer Lim Zhi Wei (a.k.a Limzy) is the creator of these whimsical flower girls. She has a passion for turning every day objects into things of delicate beauty. For 2015, Limzy created a very limited run of a calendar of her Flowergirls. How marvelous would it be to gaze on those dreamy beauties every day of the year! The beauty of this art is that it is ephemeral. It will not last. Yet Limzy has captured the essence of the bloom in such a spectacularly unique way and preserved it in her prints. You can follow Lim Zhi Wei on Instagram and Facebook or on her blog, Love, Limzy.

There are several flower girls to choose from
I chose these because I love Calla lilies.

'Calla Lily'
 Beautiful drops from Scorched Earth
Disk beads from Twinstar
And sweet polymer beads from Graceful Willow

Please visit the Earrings Everyday blog to see more of  the art and the earrings 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

30 Words Thursday-Cookie Monster

I bought two boxes of Girl Scout Cookies
But there is a Cookie Monster in the house
The Cookie Monster is always in stealth mode when it comes to cookies

play along with us. It's fun
The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
Take an image (preferably one you shot, or have permission to use).
Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
Post it each Thursday.
Add your link to the InLinkz on my 30 Words Thursday post.
(InLinkz code will be open for one week.)
Enjoy seeing the verse and vision others have captured by visiting them and leaving a comment.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New Things

I have my first show at the end of February and finally bought some of these hemp necklace displays. I really like them as apposed to the leatherette.

Beautiful beads from Something to do beads

love these beads from Grubbi

Wonderful crackled ceramic bead caps from Balelaceramics

I can never get enough of Schorched Earth Beads