I took a bead class yesterday – great teacher, great project and great instructions! Here is a photo of it:
I love Jenni Bowlin! I have that yellow rose leftover from her calendar project kit from january. The pendant looked best photoed against that. Now for a close up of the wonderful pendant with a Swarovski cut crystal (3omm!) in the middle (see how its multicut? I chose the golden shadow I think so its got a nice vintage tone to it. Now I just have to make it into a necklace.
And you see the little bit of glass behind that? Carole told me where she got these great cupcake/dessert holders. She puts her lovely pincushions in them. I set them up for easter (and will now have to clean the one of glitter – but thats a whole other subject).
And what did I put in them for Easter? I found the moss rock eggs that Teresa McFayden had shown – those are too funny! Plus I can leave them up all through the rest of the spring, probably summer and into fall. I so love green and moss so this is a great combination. In the taller one I put the easter eggs I made following Amy’s instructions. I sent off some of them to my sister with earrings inside for her and the girls. I also sent one to my Bellitoria exchange partner. (I haven’t heard from her – getting worried that the package has not arrived!). I used a lot of that great vintage ribbon from Carole that is gradated from gold to pale yellow or purple to pale violet. And for most of them I used a vintage piece of jewelry to decorate, but mine have flowers on them…still look good! (Oh and that cupcake display stand is now COVERED in glitter!)
Don’t you just love those displays? Carole is so creative – makes it always an experience to visit her ribbon shop!