Friday, August 26, 2011

Last Friday in August

Welcome to the Artisan Clay Design Team Reveal Day!

I received the most awesome pendant. I love the colors in the glaze Kristie used and the u shape made it the perfect pendant for a choker style necklace. I rarely do chokers but I love how this turned out.

I went to JoAnne's Fabrics with a friend a few weeks ago and bought a big bag of plastic flowers. I promptly organized them into baggies by color. One flower escaped my attempts to corral my bead hoard and remained on my table top. It's this little convict that is now front and center in the necklace.

When I received the pendant I placed it on my table top waiting for inspiration. The little flower worked perfectly with the pendant. I also round up some beads from MaryAnn Carroll and my favorite silk from Marsh Neal Studio.


I am so glad that we are having some sunshine this morning so I could take photos because it is looking like the weekend will be a washout with Hurricane Irene taking aim at NY :-/
Be safe everyone.
I am off to the grocery store to stock up on essentials - chips and ice cream.
~Shannon




Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday, Monday



A little lunch
A little dinner
A little girl


A little goofing off
A little giveaway (click picture to go to blog)

A little excitement!
I was chosen to be one of the 12 members of the Allegory Gallery Design Team!
This is such a great honor and opportunity.
The other members include:


A little stressed because the reveal date for the Artisan Clay Design team is this Friday and although I love the piece I got to work with, I haven't made anything yet! Having a 2 year old is tough. I have a design session planned for tonight, if she sleeps *fingers crossed*

Hope you'll stop by on Friday :-)
~Shannon

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I Heart Macro

These are pictures of the beautiful blossom my husband brought in from the garden for me. It is from our pumpkins. These are only open in the morning and are so beautiful. I love to look out the window in the morning and see them all with their faces upturned to the sun, it is such a awesome sight.






Have a wonderful day and be sure to check out the rest of the I Heart Macro participants!
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~Shannon

Monday, August 15, 2011

Chinook Jewelry Design Partner Reveal Day

I did a little dance when I found out that I was chosen to participate in the monthly design team at Chinook Jewelry Designs.






I have been a fan of Mellisa's work for as long as I have been making jewelry so I was thrilled to get my beads in the mail. Yep, two beads!!! How did I get so lucky?

These amazing beads stretched me creatively sending me into a direction my work hasn't gone before. I normally pick pendants with only 1 or 2 colors and as you'll see my pendant had many colors.

Do I pick up one of the colors or all of them?

I hope you like what I came up with, when I saw the strand of agates I used in the necklace I knew the necklace was going to be great!



Check out Mellisa's blog and the other designers!
Kym Hunter
Lisa Petrillo
~Shannon

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

I Heart Macro

What is it?



It is a hip bone, probably from the deer that was shot in our back yard last year. You can see the marks from some animal that chewed on it. I love bones. I have a huge collection of them. Is it creepy to display jewelry on old deer bones? Antlers? I have been thinking of doing just that but wanted to get some opinions first.
Check out everyone else who's participating in this weeks I Heart Macro.

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