Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Mom!

I cannot believe my mother's good fortune. On her first day on Etsy with only one product in her shop, she is selected for a Treasury!

Her Christmas Crazy Quilt is in the lower left corner. Check out her shop -- MagpieTreasureTrove (I designed her banner) and her blog Sandy's Coloring Box and send her some bloggy love.

Monday, December 6, 2010

And the Winner is . . .

I have been so busy (and who isn't at this time of year) that didn't get to the nitty gritty of choosing a Randon Winner. So, without further ado . . .

I did the count of all your wonderful comments and the winner is Stephanie Teufel.
She lives in Germany and likes chunky jewelry. So I am going to make something special for her.
Stefanie, send me a message {artymezia(!at)yahooDOTcom} with your address and your favorite color(s).
Thanks again, everyone, for all your comments. That was a super fun challenge and blog hop. And Thank You Erin, for hosting all the fun.
Oh, and a reminder: 10% discount in my Etsy Shop until midnight Friday. I have added a few new things. And as always, Free Shipping!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Color Challenge Blog Hop

Erin Prais-Hintz over at Treasures Found is having a blog hop! We all signed up for a challenge to make a necklace with colors inspired by Paint Store Color Chips. I got these:

The names of the colors are Jaunty Red, Perfect Harmony, Worn Sail (cream), and Bauhaus Gold.

As a matter of fact, I told my mom about the challenge and she said she wanted to "play" too, so I cut my sample in two and gave her half. Check out her blog too.

So, you want to see wha t I did for my challenge? I Love the colors and was thoroughly taken by them -- even my opening photo (top) shows my inspiration: the Jaunty Red berries of our Yaupon holly bush. The coral and fancy jasper work in Perfect Harmony with the Bauhaus Gold of the faceted citrine. (Sorry, I just couldn't work in the Worn Sail, oh, wait -- I just did!)

Jaunty Red Berries

I was also inspired by two of my favorite Etsy designers: Liz Martin at Mostly Details who sent me a batch of beautiful orphan lampwork beads including these three in the perfect colors and Lynn Davis at LynnDavis who gave me the gorgeous pewter connector some time ago. It was waiting for just the right project.

What do you think?? Leave a comment for a random drawing (deadline Midnight Sunday December 5th). The winner will receive something special from me, just for you.

Here's the list of the rest of the incredibly talented Jewelry Artists who are participating in the challenge.