Happy President's Day

I love it when I have a 3 day weekend. Today I'm headed to Syracuse to hit the mall with my best friend Rosie. update: Rosie has a fever :( so we aren't meeting afterall. 
 Rosie and I have been friends since the 4th Grade. She moved to my home town and we were inseparable from the day we met in Mrs. Houck's classroom. Over the years we have grown up, and grown apart but always try to get together once every few months, or talk once a month.  We love getting together to share the gossip about people we know, or enjoy some girl time, and shopping is always fun.
If you ever met Rosie, you'd love her. She's always happy. And her laugh is infectious.

I thought I would show you a bigger pic of this necklace I made a few days ago. I put a pic of it in a collage the other day and got some nice comments on it and questions about the pendant.
I bought the bezel pendant at Fusion Beads. It's fairly shallow- I had planned on filling it with resin. I even bought the resin. I found this cute floral fabric and cut it carefully out for the bezel. I glued it in with some mod podge. But then I nixed the idea of Resin. I'm not sure it's necessary, and being that the bezel is so shallow, I thought it might just be a pain in the butt. SO ... it works!


Cute little bird toggle that I 
found at Michael's. 
It's from the 
Jill Mackay line. You pull
the birds tail down to open the clasp! ;)

Here's a close up up of the beads, I used some lucite rounds,
carved bones, glass, a floral ceramic round,
and this cool faceted handmade red ceramic nugget
from Diane Hawkey.


  1. Looks great, L!
    (In my opinion, that style bezel is so shallow resin is a hassle. But a coat of diamond glaze would protect the fabric and goes v. glossy. If you are interested...)

  2. Beautiful! Lovin' the colors and the assemblage!

    Thank you for sharing!

  3. This is truley a beautiful necklace and the elements that make it up are equally stunning in their own right.

  4. Anonymous2/15/2010

    I think it looks more beautiful without resin, the fabric texture looks great without the cover. I'd be afraid of it getting dirty, though.

    (that bird toggle is beyond cute, I didn't really appreciate it the first time I saw the necklace!)

  5. I love your jewelry and I REALLY love ROSIE!!! When you do see her please tell her hello from me. I do miss that laugh!

  6. This is such a fantastic, unique and creative necklace!

  7. Mel Mel2/15/2010

    Oh I love , love, love that floral ceramic round and that fabric is oh so sweet. Really very nice L. I hope your friend Rosie is feeling rosey again soon.
    Verification word meaning: Hanhacin - It's what you take if someone named Hannah gives you a head ache. (Sorry I've been reading Silver Parrots blog. You told us to!)

  8. oooh! you got chinese porn comment! cool!

    love that red and blue, nicely done.

  9. Mel Mel2/15/2010

    Yeah what the hell is with that chinese comment????? rotfl!!!! Maybe they are into chinese "bead porn." They are checking out Lorelei's hot beads.

  10. the necklace is so SO pretty!

  11. What a bright and happy piece. I really like that fabric-filled bezel focal!!

  12. I love the colors in this - especially the blue lucite rounds - and the clasp is too cute!

  13. That's really sweet! I agree with Jenny...if you want to protect the fabric, Diamond Glaze would probably be a LOT easier to use :-)

  14. What a wonderful piece for a modern girls old fashion tea party! Reminds me of my grandmothers china! Very nice combination of beads and the fabric cab is perfect.!!


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