Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Challenge of Color Blog Hop

I have been a follower of Erin Prais-Hintz blog for a long time. I love her writing and her wonderful sense of color and her beautiful jewelry. She is such a lovely friend too. Fifty of us took up the challenge of creating a piece of jewelry based on a custom color palette from Jessica Colaluca of Design-Seeds. I chose teal for my palette and this is what Jessica sent me.

Isn't it yummy? I was thinking "teal" would be a deep jewel tone, but, as you can see, this is the pastel alternative.

As soon as I saw it, I knew what I wanted to do. But as I was playing with the beads, I kept thinking, "if is was March, I would call this 'Waiting for Spring', but . . . it is LATE November." Then it came to me, "Visions of Sugar Plums!" Lampwork egg, lampwork hearts, czech glass and crystal beads all wire wrapped on a sterling silver chain. The toggle closure is set with pale teal crystals.
Now go on to Erin's blog Treasures Found to check out the other challenge participants.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

May I Introduce . . .

My brother Randel and his bride Ira. They were married in St. Petersburg, Russia this morning. Our family couldn't attend, but watched via podcast.
The vows and prayers
Aren't they a lovely couple?
My New Sister! Mrs. Richardson
Here's my brother giving his new father-in-law a good ol' Texas bear-hug!

They were introduced five years ago by mutual friends and have seriously "dated" by Skype for last two or so years.

She is leaving all to move to Texas to become part of our family. Welcome to the Family Ira!