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Saturday, June 30, 2007

BURST OF HAPPINESS

It’s Exciting! It’s New! I will be featuring different artist on my blog.
It could be you!!!
Just e-mail me at sohobeads@hotmail.com and send me your link to your shop or website and you could be the next artist featured.
Here is my FIRST FEATURED ARTIST
Burst of Happiness
What a wonderful name for a shop and this shop does feature lots of wonderful purses that will bring happiness to your face.
You can travel and not even leave the house. Let’s see where would you like to go? Maybe you are thinking of Asia.


This shop features hand bags with a foreign flair to them such as this Red Asian-y Hand Bag. It has a gorgeous red and ivory fabric that has an Asian feel to it and bamboo handles to complete this look


Or maybe you would like to take a trip south of the border. How about Mexico?
If you would like to add a little Mexican flavor to your look you can with this wonderful Muy Caliente Tote Bag. With its lovely Senorita’s and bright orange color inside it is sure to bring a smile to your face.



And I can’t forget to tell you about this cute slouchy cosmetic bag with bright summer flowers. You can always use some bright sunny flowers for a Burst of Happiness.


Please take a look at this wonderful shop which is at Etsy. You are bound to find something to brighten your day there.

EBST_Etsy Bead Street Team

I am a member of the Etsy Bead Street Team. We are now an official street team!!!
Here is a little bit about us:

Name: EtsyBEADS
Region: Global
Profile: Beads are the most versatile medium for the creation of jewelry. Fun or elegant, chic or simple, they give endless possibilities for artistic expression. An artist in beads is one who, inspired by the beauty of colors and textures, creates something that is more than the sum of its parts. The humble bead, used in jewelry for thousands of years, can itself become a blank slate. etsyBEAD is therefore open to both bead artists and jewelry designers.
This team provides both jewelers and beadmakers with a forum to congregate, discuss their craft and business ideas, and share tips. Beaders make up a large section of Etsy, and this street team will help them promote both their craft and their individual shops through a diverse selection of events, including: online trunk shows, blog features, targeted advertising, and other opportunities. All Etsians who create beads or beaded jewelry are invited to join.
Here is our blog. You can also find us at flickr.

Monday, June 25, 2007

MIRROR MIRROR?


MIRROR MIRROR on the wall who is the fairest of them all? Well,of course,this necklace is the fairest thing of all! This stunning vintage necklace has lucky number seven brushed silver metal circle links that have mirror discs hanging inside and you can actually see yourself in them (making you the fairest of them all). Hangs from heavy duty silver metal 20" chain. Focal pendant which resembles a large daisy flower is 3"X3". Friends will ask where did you find this lovely necklace? Don't forget to mention me after you enjoy all the compliments! :)

All my pieces are one-of-a-kind handmade designer art jewelry.
Unique in its own way, just like you!
Look for this piece at my ETSY shop!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Treasury's I Am In!

EBTW Red White and Blue (Etsy Bead)
VAST- Visual artist Street Team
Smokeylady54- WOW I GOT ONE
July 4th is almost here

CURVED Earrings


SOUTHWEST STYLE! Hippy Chic! Get Ready! Throw on these earrings, jeans and some leather then jump on the back of that harley and head out on the open highway. Oh yeah, and watch out for those CURVES! :) These earrings are so lightweight you will never even know they are on.

Simulated turquoise chips,liquid silver tube seed beads,metallic blue tube seed beads and sterling silver spacers combine to make these curved earrings. Hang from sterling silver french ear wires. Plastic safety backs are included. 1 1/2" in length

All my pieces are one-of-a-kind handmade designer art jewelry.
Unique in its own way, just like you!

you can find these at my etsy shop!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


For the sophisticated girlie girl! Elegant fusion of style and color. It crosses between classic & contempary, timely & timeless! This piece was designed with a woman in mind, I believe this piece captures that feeling and says you are feminine, delicate, but yet strong & sexy, all at the same time. We are feminine and delicate and love being that way but at the same time when we need to be can be very strong, and of course, always SEXY! You will love the compliments you will receive wearing this gorgeous bracelet. Found at either my
etsy
or
rubylane
shop!
Materials:
rare vintage faceted rectangle swarovski crystals,about 1/4" X 1/2" onyx rounds,
4mm black oxidized chain (purchased from another etsy artist thebeadyeye vintage style silver metal rope toggle clasp
Measures 7" in length
NOTE: The background picture was made by another etsy artist violettdrakt

Got a Treasury

Summer Colors
..Please check it out as I have added several different etsy artists. You might be on it...You never know. I chose bright summer colors for this trearury.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007




Ann Clark LTD makes & sells cookie cutters. This is a darling little replica of her cookie cutter. It is a cut out hand with a heart in the center which is made out of pewter and stamped on back "1995 Ann Clark LTD, Mendon,Vt. The hand measures 1" X 1" and tiny garnets hang 1/2" longer from it. Oxidized silver metal chain can either be 16" or 18" in length and more garnets are at end of chain. Perfect gift to tell someone how you feel. Check out the matching earrings also.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Feng Shui Chinese GOOD LUCK Bracelet


GOOD LUCK! With Feng Shui prosperity is not only about financial wealth but also prosperity in all aspects of life-happiness,love,friendship,knowledge,family, & health.
Five brass vintage chains were used to make this bracelet. I hung a Chinese good luck coin at closure and added three tiny jade rounds also for good luck. You can never have too much good luck. Bring good luck with you wherever you go wearing this bracelet.
7' in length.

Friday, June 15, 2007

wedding advice, wedding discussions, talk, chat, brides, wedding gowns, wedding gifts, wedding etiquette, wedding message boards

wedding advice, wedding discussions, talk, chat, brides, wedding gowns, wedding gifts, wedding etiquette, wedding message boards

BLACK BUtterfly Necklace


SEXY! Black! Gothic! ButterflY!
Something Old( Vintage) Something New(Modern & Stylish)Creations!
Delicate! Simple! Vintage black & white butterfly with rhinestones, simulated pearl, and red & black faceted swarovski crystals dnagle from tiny sterling silver filigree chain which measures 16" in length. Charms add another 1 3/4" in length to necklace.
NOTE: The background picture was done by another etsy artist. Please check her work out at: violettdrakt.etsy.com

All my pieces are one-of-a-kind handmade designer art jewelry.
Unique in its own way, just like you!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Hillbilly BLACK GOLD Necklace


Sand Dollar + Black Oyster = Black Gold, which reminds me of the Beverly Hillbillies, thus the name. OK, I know, my mind works in mysterious ways but it is what makes me creative..:)
Featuring a vintage 24K gold-dipped geniune sand dollar, preserving it to last a lifetime. I paired it with a geniune black oyster shell I found while walking along the white sandy shores of Pensacola Beach in Florida. They hang from liquid gold seed beads 14" chain. Will look great with that summer sundress.

All my pieces are one-of-a-kind handmade designer art jewelry.
Unique in its own way, just like you!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Princess Aurora and The Crystal Rhinestone Skeleton Key Necklace





Once upon a time in a kingdom far away, there was a princess called Sleeping Beauty. There she lay with breath-taking beauty for 100 years in a glass case sleeping quietly until the hour of awaking comes. The old wicked and terrifying Maleficent but a dark curse on her. Will the valiant Prince Phillip find the crystal rhinestone skeleton key to unlock the glass case and awaken the gorgeous beauty inside?
Conjour up memories and embark on a spectacular adventure of thrill and excitement every time you wear this charming necklace.
Vintage crystal rhinestone skelton key (2 3/4" long), grey freshwater pearl(for the dark curse),and swarovski square crystal(for glass case),dangle on delicate sterling silver 18" chain.

All my pieces are one-of-a-kind handmade designer art jewelry.
Unique in its own way, just like you!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

WOW!! Thanks PCAGOE!!


WOW!! Thanks PCAGOE!!
Originally uploaded by Etsy Labs
Everyone at PCAGOE did a awesome job making these letters!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

First Treasury Ever!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=63


I finally got my first treasury list on ETSY..Take a look!!!

TEXAS Hold-Um Poker



A sexy young blonde cowboy by the name of J.R. loves to play Texas Hold-Um Poker and he usually wins. He always wears his multi-purpose linkage charm necklace for Good Luck! Of course, when his little southern belle Bobby Sue needs luck at the craps tables she's wearing that necklace.

For a REAL TEXAS necklace you need a BIG vintage belt buckle (1.75"W X 2"L), star studded glitzy gold & cream polymer clay ropers, a vintage gold star and barrel wood bead, and a piece of cow bone. All are hand wire-wrapped with copper wire on to large silver spring ring and hang from a brown rope leather cord which is tied in back to length of your choice.
Leather cord is 28" in length. Charms hang at longest point from ring at little over 2".
This will make a great OOAK (one-of-a-kind) necklace for Father's Day or maybe you might just want to keep it for yourself and your own GOOD LUCK CHARM!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Jack's Pirate Treasure!



Ahoy me Matey’s! Jack was the most feared, respected, and dangerous pirate to sail the seven seas. Having plundered numerous enemies and looted over two-thousand ships. Capt. Jack is easily the most well-known pirate of the ages. Jack’s father Capt. Bloodhook had hidden his entire fortune of buried treasure on an undisclosed island. Cap’n Bloodhook left his original and only map to his son Jack. Many a pirate had tried to find and steal that map to no avail. Little does anyone realize the mystery to the treasure lies in the necklace around Jack’s neck. Can you find the treasure?

Handmade by local artist ceramic starfish, grey polymer clay bead, vintage bead that looks like a shrunken head, and tusk (hangs 3” at longest point), are all hand wire-wrapped with copper wire to spring ring and hang from brown leather 16” cord with bone bead used for closure.

This item is also part of my Linkage Collection which is a group of found, recycled and new items fashioned into components which can be combined in a variety of ways to make necklaces, key chains, charms for your belt loops, hand bags, watches, – the sky is the limit. The idea for the Linkage Collection came from another ETSY seller Lori Marsha which can be found at: http:www.lorimarsha.etsy.com, who is the creator of the linkage project, and all our Linkage items work together.

Here is what Lori Marsha has to say about Linkage:
Linkage is about how we ascribe meaning to objects. These small pieces, which can be used individually or grouped together, are a way to express something about ourselves. When we look at a bright blue button or a vintage game piece, we tend to attach our own experience to it. That experience is linked to a memory and that connection forms an important part of our individuality. Sometimes memories are all together too fragile.

I donate 10% of the proceeds of Linkage sales to The Alzheimers Association.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

UP UP & AWAY Necklace


Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
We could float among the stars together, you and I
For we can fly we can fly

Up, up and away my beautiful, my beautiful balloon

The world's a nicer place in my beautiful balloon
It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon
We can sing a song and sail along the silver sky
For we can fly we can fly

Up, up and away my beautiful, my beautiful balloon

Gorgeous lampwork glass bead with blue & yellow stripes that reminds me of a hot air balloon is the focal point of this fantastic necklace. Beautiful freshwater peacock pearls and tiny blue glass seed beads finish up this really amazing necklace. I used a sterling silver toggle for closure.

Friday, June 1, 2007

May Mixed Media Challenge Entry



Men's King Of The Island Exotic Charm Necklace (PCAGOE)
Masculine! Exotic! Beachy! Charms are wood tiki GOD, polymer clay tusk in cream & glitzy gold, vintage bakalite charm, black oxidized chain with africian yellow jade and hematite chips dangle. Wire-wrapping is done with copper wire. Wood bead is used for closure. Brown leather cord is 16" in length. Guys you will love this but watch out beacause your woman will want to wear it also.

All my pieces are one-of-a-kind handmade designer art jewelry.
Unique in its own way, just like you!

This is my entry for The May Mixed Media Challenge. You can see all the entries and vote at:
http://www.pcagoe.com

RED HOT VAMP



A Rogue-But her manner was gay & delicious.
She could make a Baptist preacher choke with laughter over a dirty joke.
Her multifaceted beauty--dreamy & kinetic,spellbinding & spine-tingling--will mesmerize those who never seen her. And her tale of triumph & woe will astonish those who've never heard of her.
Her vocabulary was "her sexuality".
"Clara Bow"
I can imagine her wearing this necklace. A vintage red flower brooch with gold center I revamped and hand-wired with gold wire to 18" silver lead and nickel free chain. I hand wire-wrapped 6 new red glass tear drops wire silver niobium wire to vintage silver chain and they dangle below the brooch. A red faceted swarovski crystal was added at clasp for accent. A definite attention getter.

All my pieces are one-of-a-kind handmade designer art jewelry.
Unique in its own way, just like you!