Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party 7!

Its that time again! Time for another Bead Soup Reveal. I have been really faaar behind in blogging lately so I am going to show of the stash I sent my partner, Lara Lutrick, the stash she sent me, and my final design reveal. All at once! Can you handle it? :)

My reveal photos aren't the best. I had bad lighting on the day I photographed but when I get some more time I will try to photograph again.
This was my favorite Bead Soup swap. Lara is a lampwork glass artist and her lampwork beads were just stunning! 

My necklace design is approximately 30 inches long. It's hard to tell from the pic. b/c the necklace was hard to photograph. I am planning on wearing it to a wedding today! 

Thanks Lara for such a beautiful mix! I have plans for the rest of it when time allows.
And thanks Lori for organizing these blog hops!

Bead Soup I sent Lara:

Bead Soup she sent me:


And my Soup Designs:

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Las Vegas - mini vacation

  Two weekends ago I got to fly out to sunny Las Vegas to meet my girlfriends for a weekend of fun in "Sin City."  I arrived on Saturday morning and met the girls at the hotel and we set out for 3 full days of exploring. We hit the "strip," Freemont St., The Neon Sign Museum, The Hoover Dam, the buffet at the Bellagio, and so much more. 
  I think my favorite experience was the Neon Sign Museum with the buffet at the Bellagio a close second. Being able to lay out at the pool one day was pretty amazing too!
  Getting away for this quick weekend was such a refresher to my winter blues. I loved getting to hang out in a city with my girlfriends. 
  I didn't think Vegas would be a place that I would want to frequent but dang, this was a fun trip and I think I will go back if the chance ever presents itself. It is a really neat, exciting place.

Beautiful botanical garden at the Bellagio.
Walking around the Venetian after our amazing champagne buffet experience.
Neon sign museum signage.
Inside the "bone yard."
One of my favorite vintage signs. I was really in love with all of them!!!
The infamous Las Vegas sign.
Colorado River.
Hoover dam. This was amazing to see in person! Absolutely amazing!
The feet of a beautiful angel statue that is a memorial to the lives that were lost during the construction of the dam. Our tour guide told us that people rub their feet for good luck while in Vegas. I don't know if they brought me luck but I thought the bronze was absolutely beautiful. The statues had a beautiful natural patina but then the feet were shiny as could be.
I took these pieces of jewelry with me in case I popped into a shop that might want to pick up my line of jewelry... that didn't happen. Vegas is very commercial and I didn't find any little independent boutiques to approach. I am sure there are some there but I didn't have time (or transportation) to scope them out.
But now I have a sweet little souvenir bracelet and I am going to make two more bracelets for my girlfriends that went with me.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mother's Day - May 12th

  I just want to give a notice (and a reminder) that I am taking custom orders for Mother's Day. I've already had a few come in so I thought this would be a good time to remind the rest of you that Mother's Day is one month from tomorrow. Check out some of the custom "Mother's" necklaces I have completed. 
  And remember, you don't have to personalize the jewelry. I have lots of beautiful earrings, bangles, necklaces, and rings in a good range of price points! Or, gift certificates! To order just call, 479.200.1824 or email,

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Custom Stamped Bridesmaid Jewlery

Are you a Spring bride in need of jewelry for your bridesmaids? Or gifts for your bridesmaids? 
Check out these personalized, custom orders I have made for Spring 2013 brides.
Bridesmaids names + the wedding date!
He is from Canada and she is from Arkansas, red is the main wedding color! This one if my favorite. I think it is a perfect way to thank your girls for representing you and to commemorate such a special union.
Bridesmaid names + the state they are from. Available in all 50 states.
  Bridal jewelry doesn't have to be personalized either. I have plenty of beautiful stones, vintage rhinestones, lockets, and vintage statement pieces to suit any wedding. If you are interested in a custom order for your special day just email me, to get started.