The weather here in Boise has been sooo awfully cold, and the air inversion is just plain depressing.  The grey cloud just won't blow out -- we need some weather for sure!  So, on my day off, and in celebration of the Presidential Inauguration and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I decided to do something fun and different to raise my spirits.  And, it worked!!!  I created some new little joyous people to dangle from your neck, or put on a pin, or whatever you choose.  These are a lot of fun and the options for creativity are just pretty dang endless.  I also added another fun project I completed for a friend.

Now, I ask you, is this whimsical, charming girl too darling or what?  Can you see the scarf? 

And these pewter shoes... I cannot remember where I picked these up, but I've been saving them for years!  LOVE THEM with this project.
My second girl... used turquoise stars for her shoes.  So dang fun!
Full view with earrings. 
A very fun necklace for a friend.



It's Friday . . . ahhhhh.  I'm looking forward to a weekend with real glee!  Hope I can take an hour here or there to zone out w/my beads.

Another design using leaves and tuquoise rounds

My ring design using salt water pearls, peanuts, swarovski crystals

A decoupaged peacock bead embellished with 11's, 15's and drop beads...it's so light!

My pictures of this necklace are slightly lacking... The glass on the necklace was hard to capture, but the milky finish on the larger white beads is lovely with the copperish/goldish czech rondelles and the brass seed beads/chain.  Love love love these brass modeled beads.


JUST IN . . .A few of my newly completed January projects!

A beautiful tagua nut embellished with RAW and peyote.  Czech glass 3mm around the outside of the nut as final embellishment, which just made it pop!  Pearls and czech glass for the chain. 
Simple earrings to match tagua nut necklace

A necklace/earrings/ring set using duos, seed beads and pearls.  Earrings also have czech AP glass drops added

The earrings up close
The ring that matches... these rings feel so nice on your finger!