Rainy Day Randoms

Harold Cooney is moving to Oregon and needs to move with a few less beads. A 30% off coupon is available (OREGON) to help him out. I bought these. I love the stripey-ness of them. I have some big ideas for them.

I got a great package in the mail today from Kylie Parry. She made me a necklace and I made her some earrings. 

I had a good conference call today with Erin and our editor Michelle. The book is coming right along! We are giddy with excitement and it's a whole year away yet.  I wish I could say more about it!! Not yet rabbits. Not just yet.

I am still making jewelry for next weekend. My Gawd. I think I have enough. and I didn't even get into the tin yet this weekend. I must do that though. Here are just a few of the pieces I crafted up today. Some repeats and some new.

We watched Giada today and learned a new recipe for spicy Gazpacho. I tried it. It's REALLY hot. I'm not sure I can eat it but we'll see.  This is our first time making Gazpacho. Seems like a nice and summery dish. We are making her Ravioli with spicy sage butter recipe too. If it's good I'll let ya know.

I have a few new favorite blogs I want to recommend! I found a few new jewelry designers that are DA BOMB!! Loleys&Co. - Fun, colorful vintage-inspired beaded jewelry designs with an art bead thrown in now and then.  Her blog is just as great. Today she talks about a recent studio move.

and Moonfly Silver! Her blog is MoonflyGirl.
A silversmith from London who utilizes the prettiest pottery shards in her whimsical designs. Her shop is so inspiring and her blog is awesome. The other day she blogged at least 3 times in one day. My Kind of Blogger!!



  1. Lovely everything! Those are great shards! A wonderful idea that has been done with Lampwork.

  2. Harold Cooney makes the most fantastic creations I think. And your new designs are as pretty as always. Thanks for directing me to those two blogs.

  3. Hi Lorelei, thank you for your kind words, I'm blushing :-) I'm really happy you like my blog!

  4. I love the bird head, tres cool. The sea urchin is beautiful. I've been wanting to work with one and haven't yet, but you've inspired me.
    Harold Cooney's work is just gorgeous and I am hard pressed to pick just one. Your choice is both a good one and courageous, I can't wait to see what you do with it because I know it will be just so phenomenal. Thanks for showing.

  5. Love Loley&Co...she's been a inspiration to me for awhile now! She's great to add to your circle on Etsy too! I often find new favorites from hers!

  6. Gorgeous (of course). I'm particularly in love with the blue robin (?) necklace. Love.

    Can't wait to hear more about the book, too. Enjoy your gazpacho. lol

  7. you are the best at sharing! One of the plethora of wonderful things about you :)

  8. Wow, those are some beautiful pieces. I love the orange drops in the first one. That light floaty blue in the last one is fantastic. Don't know what the stones are in the bracelet, but I adore the colors. Thanks for the blog tips, I'll head over and check them out. :)

  9. amazing artworks!!!
    really loooove them!

    best wishes and blessings from Spain,

  10. i live in OR and would love to lighten the 'bead load' for someone - those look great! as do as all your designs!

  11. thanks for the tip! I just got some great stuff from Harold!

  12. You are so sweet ... and helpful too! Thank you. =D Love that owl necklace!!


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