Wednesday, October 31, 2012


A giveaway hosted by Alenka of Pepita Handmade. I commented in time and won a surprise gift from her. Let me introduce Alenka with one of her creations that I like very much and would be happy to wear.
What will I receive from Alenka will be a secret until I receive her package. And now IT'S YOUR TURN - you can WIN A SURPRISE GIFT FROM ME, you just need to agree to the following instructions: I’ll send a surprise gift to the first three commenter’s on this blog post. The gift will be a handmade surprise by me and will be sent to you some time in the next 365 days (yep, mystery gift at a mystery time). To complete signing up you MUST play along too. To do this you must blog a similar post and pledge to make a surprise gift for the first three people who comment on it. So, are you in? Comment below and make sure you include your email address in the comment if your profile doesn’t include it already. If I cannot contact your easily, unfortunately that will mean you cannot win and that would make me sad. I’ll email the first three commenter’s for your snail mail address and a ask a few questions (likes/dislikes, favorite colors, sizes general stuff like that). So, go and comment, now!!! Best of Luck Cheri

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Blue Bracelet Blog Hop! November 25th

Sue Beads is hosting this wonderful blog for November 25th. Are you familiar with the 7,000 Bracelets for Hope campaign? Many of us bead makers and jewelry designers are. It's a bracelet program for people or families who suffer rare genetic diseases. Here's a bit of information directly from their donation page: "Cause bracelets have been available for breast cancer and heart disease but there has never been a unifying symbol, color or bracelet that represents the rare and genetic disease community. That’s why we started the 7,000 Bracelets for Hope™ campaign. Since launching the campaign in 2010, Global Genes has received thousands of unique blue themed bracelet designs made from everything from cut strips of recycled denim to vintage blue glass to turquoise stones. The creativity from our volunteers is truly inspiring! The number 7,000 represents the 7,000 different rare diseases that impact 1 in 10 people, 30 million Americans and 350 million globally. Each individual blue bracelet design we receive represents the uniqueness of one of the 7,000 rare diseases and many of our volunteers send in multiple copies of a single design. Our goal is to continue to collect unique bracelets made by jewelry designers, artists, crafters, church groups, girl scout troops and other volunteers and distribute them to our families fighting rare and genetic diseases. Adults receive handcrafted bracelets made by our jewelry designers while children receive love friendship bracelets filled with hope."

October Fest Reveal

I am having camera issues, misplaced my charger and it is not the type of camera you an charge with USB. Pictures of neckalce and earrings are on the camera, and cannot take picture with phone because the piece already sold. Will add photo as soon as I find charger...thanks and sorry no photo. YET!!!

Design Challenge -Sharyl McMillian-Nelson

Back at the end of September, I signed up for a Design Challenge on Sharyl's Jewelry blog. It was in conjunction with NKP Designs, using some of her artbeads. We were mailed a packet of beads and asked to design a piece of jewelry. The idea was to see what 10 different jewelry designers would come up with using the same beads. I loved the beads. When I received the beads, they were more beautiful in person. I enjoyed working with them and I combined them with sterling silver. The ear wires and headpins are handmade and hammered, I also used one of these headpins for the focal bead. Although I believe my necklace and earrings turned out great, I am unable to show a photo of them. First my camera was in the car, then when I got my camera I took a couple of pictures and of course the battery died. And I still have not found my charger for the battery (of course it is not one you can charge with USB). I have been looking since last night and still no charger, I must have really put it somewhere good so the little ones couldn't get it. I can take a picture with my phone but I do not know how to transfer it to my blog. I will post it on facebook, I think that I can anyways, and when I find my charger post on my blog. I was so excited about this challenge and upset that I can not post my pictures. I am sorry to dissappoint everyone, including myself.