Sunday, 22 January 2012

Thoughts of spring lay heavy on my mind.....

Oh to be spring and under the cherry trees in Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver. 

My "Sakura" necklace was inspired with that thought in mind. Sakura (cherry tree blossom) is said to signify beauty, life, femininity and good luck. It is said that the cherry blossom showers a person with love and happiness.

"Sakura" was made with Swarovski pearls and crystals, fresh water pearls and seed beads. The cherry blossoms are lucite beads with pearl centers.

and my inspiration
Cherry Blossom time in Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver


Saturday, 14 January 2012

Winter is here....

Through rain or sleek or snow or shine, the boys still insist on a walk. Don't they know there's beading to be done, but who could resist these faces.

..... beading from BB (before blog)

Friday, 13 January 2012

Not just a beader

My husband and I traveled to Arches National Park in September and had the most amazing adventure. This is jaw dropping, breathe taking, utterly awe inspiring, beautiful country, so much so we are planning on making another trip this fall.  I loved the land, the cliffs, the colors, the people, I loved everything. This is my kind of heaven on earth.

Besides beading I love photography and turning my photos into paintings...the lizard was a picture I took in Hawaii and the rose was in my yard.


Tuesday, 10 January 2012

January 5 a special day

Turquoise is said to protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. Turquoise is also a symbol of friendship and brings peace to the home. Orange calcite  is said to enhance creativity and sexuality.  "Earth Spirit" was created to capture these and also represent the elements (earth, wind, water and fire).  A special piece for a special day.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year

Wow 2012 I predict this will be another year of change. I have already been busy and have created Pink Heart. The stone is Cobalton Calcite and is believed to aid in opening one's heart to others. The pink symbolizes love and caring, good for broken hearts and self discovery and can also aid in peaceful sleep. Crystals were used to add more sparkle.