Thursday, December 18, 2008

Finally... I Created Something for ME!!!

My birthday is in December, and I love the chosen birthstone, Blue Topaz. My wonderful husband bought me the most gorgeous and sparkly Blue Topaz I've ever seen. They are radiant in color...absolutely perfect.

These are faceted cushion briolettes that I individually wire wrapped in sterling silver wire and attached with small "segments" of sterling silver Figure-8 chain. The necklace measures about 16.5 inches.

The matching earrings feature the same Blue Topaz briolettes secured with fine silver ball-end head pins and hang on sterling silver elongated kidney ear wires.

I absolutely love this set. I wear the earrings often, but the necklace requires some dressing up!
Think I should make Hubby take me out?

What do you think about my PERSONAL creation??

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Not Just to Bourbon Street...

...New Orleans is also home to Jackson Square where the majestic Saint Louis Cathedral stands. This is one of the most gorgeous creations in the Country!

Standing in front of the St. Louis Cathedral; December 14

"Few cities in the world are so identified by a building as is New Orleans. The city is instantly recognized by our cathedral and its position overlooking Jackson Square. The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France is the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the United States. As the caretakers of the Cathedral we constantly battle the elements and the aging of the Cathedral with ongoing conservation and restoration."
(Taken from

Monday, December 15, 2008


Would you lookie here!!! Baton Rouge and New Orleans received record snowfall on Dec. 11 (my birthday). Pretty disappointed that we up here in West Monroe didn't get a single SNOWFLAKE!!

Figured I would share some pictures with you since most of you would NEVER think in a MILLION years that the DEEP SOUTH could get this much snow!

State Capitol building, Baton Rouge, LA

Infamous street car on St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Happy Birthday....

... to ME!!!
Well, I figure I'll make the best of it. Nothing I can do about it, right? Might as well absorb the attention I am entitled to today. Hey, free lunch, free cake and ice cream (that I can eat without guilt since it is part of having a birthday), cards, presents, etc.

I can't passively say, "I'm in my twenties" when asked my age anymore. It worked when I was 29!

Does this mean that I'm officially an adult now, and need to act like one? Dang it!! LOL!!

Well anyway, I'm gonna party like it's my birthday.

I want to take a moment to give some props to a lady that makes the most amazing looking cakes! I WANT THAT CAKE FOR MY BIRTHDAY!

"Pink Cake Box specializes in custom cakes, cupcakes and cookies - always made individually for your event. I work with every customer to create a unique and delicious cake for any celebration. Please take a look around – there’s nothing ‘boxed’ about these cakes!"

--Anne Heap, Pastry Chef, Graduate of the French Culinary Institute
Cake Designer & Pink Cake Box founder

Go check out the cakes...they're the most amazing works of art you'll lay your eyes on!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Festive Kitty

This necklace certainly defines cute!

This super cute kitty lampwork bead was handmade by Karen Milmine. I brought out the colors in the lampwork bead with matching Swarovski crystals in burgundy and glass seed beads in teal. Riverstone gemstones were also used in the necklace.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas...


It's time to get all decked out and festive! Christmas will be here before you know!

Accessorize with Holiday finds from my jewelry shops!

Chloe Boutique on Etsy

Chloe Boutique on Rubylane

Candy Cane Bracelet and Earrings: Featuring Artisan lampwork glass beads (Joycelo) and Polymer Clay beads (Chris Deminski)

Holly Berries Dangle Earrings: Featuring Artisan Polymer Clay beads (Chris Dembinski)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Happy Wednesday...Something to Smile About!

I am honored to have received the "Spreader of Love" award from Sharon of Manamoon Studios.
Thanks Sharon!!! That was so sweet of you :)

Now, time for me to Spread some Love!

For The Spreader of Love award the rules are:
1. Post a copy on your blog
2. Mention who gave you the award
3. Pass the award on to 6 others
4. Leave a message on their blog letting them know the honor has been bestowed upon them.

It's now my honor to pass this loving award on to the following blogs:

1. Mona's Handcrafted Gifts & Quilts
2. Silk Creek Gallery
3. Tigerlily Studio
4. Beaded Tail
5. Bead Nest Design
6. Bizzie Lizzie

Thanks again to Sharon for brightening my day with such a sweet award!

Monday, December 1, 2008

CYBER MONDAY!! Sale Sale Sale!

~~~~~~~~~~CYBER MONDAY~~~~~~~~~~25% OFF ENTIRE Etsy SHOP~~~~~~~~~~

Relax and shop from your is Cyber Monday! Lots of great gift and stocking stuffer ideas in my shop.
Please proceed through the payment process and I'll refund the 25% savings back to you. Happy Holidays!

Also, enjoy FREE SHIPPING on purchases of $25 or more (before shipping fees). Offer good through December 31, 2008.
Great time to buy gifts for you and your loved ones this Holiday Season.
Please complete your purchase and I'll refund the shipping fees once payment is received.

**To guarantee arrival of items in time for Christmas (U.S. orders), purchases must be made and paid for by December 17th.

**Not sure what to get? I have Gift Certificates available on my Blog: for use in my Etsy shop! YOU pick the amount! Must have a PayPal account to purchase. (Gift Certificate available in the top left corner of my Blog)


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