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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Autumn Challenge for Smooshers

For me, this was a no-brainer.  Autumn is my favorite season--mainly because of the beautiful warm colors of the falling leaves.  I also love putting on a cozy sweater and going for a walk with the leaves crunching under my feet.  I used an actual geranium leaf from my garden to make this pendant.  The red jasper nuggets that I recently purchased from Happy Mango Beads set it off beautifully. 

I will post the rest of the entries soon.  This necklace is for sale!:  I did make a pair of matching earrings that I will be posting soon!

Once again, don't forget to click on the hunger site button and help feed the world's hungry.  Thanks!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What Inspires You?

Recently, I was lucky enough to receive a big bag of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc. from a friend of mine who acquired them from an estate sale.  She said that when she saw these treasures she immediately thought of me and what I might do with them.  Well, let me just say that I've been having a blast!  She is a HUGE advocate for recycling herself--she recently wrote a children's book on the subject entitled  Recycling with Arnie and Bing.  Check out her website for more info.
Ok, back to the's what I received....

Can you see why I was so excited?  Here's what I've made so far...

All of these items are for sale via Artfire, Zibbet, and soon on Bonanza. There's a few more that I haven't listed yet.  It's been great fun to create the new from the old all while saving the earth at the same time!  I think that Arnie, Bing and my friend Ann would be proud.