Friday, December 31, 2010

Broken Branch

This necklace is named because I broke the pendant while I was getting ready to put everything together.  I couldn't just discard it, for it is too lovely and I don't mind wearing something that has been repaired it adds some character to the design.  The pendant was purchased on Esty from Shaterra Clay Studio, Sharleen has a gift for putting complimentary colors in her pendants that I love and the reflective finishes she uses add elegance to her designs.

I used some Vintaj brass and wire wrapped each of the fancy Agate and sponge Coral as well as adding some Czech glass beads.  Finished it off with a bit of chain and a hook clasp.

 You can see where I glued it back together.  On the top right side.

Happy New Years everyone, thank you for stopping by and following my blog.  I am looking forward to the New Year, I am taking the Christine Kane challenge and picking a Word of the Year for myself.  You should check it out.  You can download the discovery tool.  Very fascinating reading.  I will be sharing my word of the year with you in later posts and letting you know about my progress.

 Thanks and take care,


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Window Shopping

I was going through some of my favorites on Esty tonight and I found a few things that I would like to get my beady little hands on.
These are from Dream Girl Beads

Aren't these look alike vintage drops dynamite they are from Blue Marble Beads

Many possibilities with this pendant.  This is from Shaterra

Aren't this awesome. Beady Monkey

Love, love, love this bracelet that I found on Beady Monkey, it is called the Gold and Green Fern Bracelet.

Happy shopping!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

New at Copper Penny Designs

I have been doing a bit of experimenting lately and been making some of my own pendants.  I recently made four glass pendants in different sizes and shapes, one rectangle, two circles and one square.  I made three for my nieces and the other one for my friend.  When I was making them I thought you could do something very simple just a silver or base metal chain or you could add various chains or silk ribbon, seed beads really it could  be endless.  I will be trying many different things over the next while as I ordered some more supplies from SunAndMoonCraftKits on Etsy.

Here are the necklaces that I did for my nieces.

How are your holiday plans going are you all prepared or do you still have things to buy, prepare, bake?  I still need a couple more gifts which have been ordered I just need to pick them up then it is wrapping and hopefully a bit of relaxing.

Happy Holiday Season Everyone.

Friday, December 17, 2010


The definition of gratitude:  The state of being grateful; warm and friendly feeling toward a benefactor; kindness awakened by a favor received; thankfulness.

This is the way I am feeling today, I spent the day in bed yesterday and my husband and parents were there to pick up the slack that I was leaving behind.  My dad took my oldest daughter to school then kept the youngest for the afternoon so I could rest.  My parents then kept the girls for the whole evening and a sleepover,  I was so grateful!!  I could rest and recover taking care of only myself and not having to worry about too hungry little mouths and keeping them stimulated and out of trouble.

Gratitude that is what I am feeling today with my heart full of how lucky I am to have such a wonderful family.

with love to my husband and parents. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Family

This last little while has been very busy around our house with birthday's and Christmas celebrations and I believe that will all of the excitement everyone's immunity was low from late nights and not eating the best so last night the girls ended up throwing up all night long so today was a pajama day.  My son who often will not pose for pictures let me snap a few of him and our wonderful chocolate lab Rio.  The picture doesn't do my handsome son justice but it makes his mom happy that he let me take a couple.

My oldest daughter celebrated her 6th birthday last Saturday, we had a big celebration is was her first invitation party and she was so thrilled that all of her friends were coming.  We had a magician and all of the kids loved it, we had 14 kids in all. 

We are getting ready for my husband's side of the family Christmas celebration this weekend and we will be attending the Airdrie Festival of Lights with my parents this week.  I still have shopping to do, so I will be busy the next while.