Friday, December 28, 2012

New Jewelry at the Queen

This bracelet design has been one of the most popular designs I have made in the last couple of years. I brought it in as well as a couple more pieces to freshen the booth.
These are pretty blingy, but can you have too much bling? I think not. Either would be great for New Year's Eve.

Friday, December 21, 2012

8 acts completed

I completed 6,7 & 8 of my 26 Acts of Kindness. It is getting easier to walk up to strangers and hand them cards.
Most people take the cards as if there were expecting it, and then there are some that look a bit scared when you try to hand them something. I totally get that. Have you ever been to Las Vagas and they try to hand you "those" flyers?! Above is the note I have been attaching to whatever I am giving. Today it was Target gift cards in small amounts. Only one person asked me what it was I was giving them. When I explained she was so happy and told me it was awesome and wished me a Merry Christmas. I am inspired to carry on and hope I have inspired you to join me!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

26 Acts of Kindness

The note states, " To honor the 26 taken from us at Sandy Hook we are doing 26 acts of kindness and you are #1." This is the facebook page started to honor the 26 slain in the massacre.
I love this idea that we randomly show kindness to a stranger. It makes me think what if something like this would have happened to the very troubled young man who took these peoples lives. You never know what difficutlty someone is going through. The simple act of kindness could be just the ray of sunshine they need. I don't get political here, it is all about creating beauty in jewelry, the home etc. I do think movement needs to be shared. Check out the facebook page http://www.facebook.com/26acts and I hope you will join me. I am starting today, I will let you know how it goes. Peace and Happy Holidays! Denise

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Upcycled Sweater Wreath

We had a fun crafty night last night. We created wreaths using old sweaters. Everyone brought a couple so we could bits of each others sweaters. Here is mine. I just love it. I mixed in some beige sweater and old doillies to give it some character. I also glued in some snowflake earrings for some bling. Everyone made a beautiful wreath. I failed to take pictures as I should have done. The down side was I have serious burns that are now blistering on two of my fingers (making the typing a bit tough) from my high temp glue gun.
The bottom picture shows a closer shot of the flower detail.
I am sure you will think twice about throwing out those old sweaters now.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Updated Antique booths at Queen of Hearts

I have been busy with Mary working on our booths Sassy & STash at Queen of Hearts Alpharetta. Here are some recent photos I took this week. Here is the Stash booth looking all festive. We decided we need more twigs and greenery up high on our "roof" piece. That piece, by the way, is a headboard that we distressed and tossed up there. I started stenciling banners for the holidays. This one is "Joyeux Noel." I thought it would look great as part of a garland on a mantle.
Here is part of the Sassy booth with one of my mannequins wearing a "Believe" banner. I thing she looks pretty cute w/ the banner and her twig wings.
We had a trunk show with our jewelry last weekend. Here is some of the beautiful bracelets we have made.
I hope your enjoying decorating for the upcoming holidays. I know this year I especially enjoying the season and all of the beauty it brings.