Tuesday, November 19, 2013

My Beaded Designs - sparkle all the way!

Hello lovelies! Today I want to tell you all about a wonderful friend I have. She's been making gorgeous jewellery for over a decade now, and she is a passionate goddess who creates for hours at a time and finds inspiration everywhere she goes. Her name is Maryanne, and My Beaded Designs is her big bundle of sparkly joy.

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Maryanne's creativity centers all around sparkle, using Swarovski chatons. I've never seen a piece of hers that I DON'T absolutely love! Her most famous pieces are her paw necklaces, parts of the proceeds of which go directly to local causes Urban Cat Relief or Cuddly Cat Rescue. They are the necklaces that first drew me to her work.

Here are some more samples of her work and this isn't all she can do! Aren't they amazing??

She takes custom orders and even makes sweet jewellery for little girls! I tell you, her work is PERFECT for holiday gifts for all the ladies in your family (and yourself too!). Her jewellery makes me feel like a sparkly goddess every time I put it on.

This is my latest necklace from her and I think it's my favourite piece of jewellery yet.

WOohoo, thanks for reading, chickies! I hope you go check out Maryanne's work for yourself and maybe snag a little bling bling :)

I forgot to post my list of things to do to beat the blues. You can blame Cipralex fog for that one!! I'll post about that either tomorrow or Wednesday, so stay tuned!

Love and light,

Friday, November 15, 2013

Lovely Things 11-15-13

Hello, lovelies! Oh my GOSH but I have been ignoring this blog and you all, and I am so sorry for it! I've been in an awful funk ever since my best friend in the world had to go home to England after spending an amazing two weeks with the hubby and I. I miss him so much! Hopefully sometime next year I'll have enough funds to travel to the UK to see him... now there's a goal for the 2014 Create Your Incredible Year!

Since I haven't done Lovely Things in a while, here we go! Today I'm featuring some AWESOME DIY holiday crafts that I've been shown and can't wait to try!

These are utterly fabulous. I'm going to make one to hang over our entranceway.
Cinnamon Christmas Stars

I'm a huge sucker for the current trend of galaxy print, and these are no exception. It's outer space in a ball! I'll be using plastic balls for this craft, since we have cats and need to be careful about having shatterproof ornaments.
Glitter Galaxy Ornaments

How adorable are these? I'll be collecting pinecones this weekend and painting them pastels, gold and silver to put all over the place!
Pine Cone Christmas Trees

This is such a neat idea and I'm going to make one in pink, gold and silver to match my pastel theme!
Christmas Card Wreath

These are so charming, and so easy!
Wee Felt Houses

See you this weekend when I'll be showing you all goddess ways to sack the sucky feelings and days in your life where all you want to do is hide in the bedroom and cover your head.

Love and light,