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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Goodies from Friends (with another post to come beause I got even MORE! How lucky can one girl be?!? )

It seems like I keep getting little packages in the mail :-)  Here are a few things with a few more to come in another post.  One I knew was coming, one was a purchase, and one was a complete surprise.



 Penny of Copper Penny sent me this beauty!  And I mean Beauty!  The stones have soothing colors of blue skies and green leaves, the piece has a good weight to it, and I just love the Gorgeous ceramic button! And this style that seems to come so easily to Penny...I wish I had that magic touch that she has to make a piece like this.  But since I don't, my Birthday Buddy (October 29th...both of us!) and I traded necklaces!  She was much more prompt with hers.  Mine goes in the mail tomorrow (really!  Tomorrow!  I promise!).  Thank You Penny!  This is already well loved and will be worn very very often :-) 







Next up is a  little stash of beads I bought from Erin at Elysian Studios.  I purchased them from her etsy shop, Elysian Art A La Carte.  In the first picture are her Gypsy Trade Beads.  These are so funky and fun and come in nice, bright colors.  I adored these from the moment I saw them.  I am so happy to have them in my hot little hands!  Hope I can do them justice! 
Erin also makes really lovely cabs.  I worked with two in the past and wanted more so now I have them :-)








 And then there is the surprise!  From my bead partner and friend, Therese of Therese's Treasures.  She sent this to me for my birthday.  Aside from this post, I do not usually announce my birthday.  I do expect my family to make a big deal out of me that day, but no one else so I keep a low profile :-)  I turned 44 the day Hurricane Sandy wreaked her havoc.  So there wasn't much celebrating going on.  But Therese acknowledged it with her ever present thoughtfulness, love, and grace.  And sent me this Sparkly Stunner!  The first picture is the front side.  The second picture is the backside...because I think it is just as pretty as the front.  Thanks Therese~love you dearly!!!



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I am sneaking in a picture of earrings I made for a show on monday.  They will be in the esty shop in about 15 minutes!

In the center is a freshwater pearl,  On the outside circle are carnelians. 


Also, I hope to be back with Thursday's Thing next week!  I miss it! 

17 comments:

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Christine,
You are a very easy person to love, so giving of yourself, how can we not give back. I am so glad that you love the necklace I sent. The other gifts you received from Penny and Erin are so beautiful, I love the necklace. I can not wait to see what you make with what Erin sent.
Big hug and much love,
Therese

Penny Neville said...

I agree with Therese, you are an easy person to love. You have an amazing heart and are so giving of yourself and I appreciate your honesty, compassion and caring for others. I love your beads from Erin they are gorgeous and the Pendant from Therese is beautiful you seed bead ladies have me in awe. Have a fabulous day!

LisaS said...

OOOoooooh so many pretties in one blogpost!

Have a very happy late birthday ;)

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

What lovely things!!! Therese's pendant is a stunner!! Just keep that birthday party going!!

Introverted Art said...

The first necklace is beautiful. I really love the shades of green on it.

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

Oh Christine you deserve to get nice sparkly wonderful gifts in the mail. You are such a good person and that shows by all the nice gifts and comments! Enjoy wearing them! Big hugs from snowy and cold Alberta.

New End Studio said...

Beautiful creations from such good friends, birthday blessings.

Sweet Freedom said...

Fun- I love getting beads and other pretties in the mail, especially if they are surprises! And those gypsy trade beads are drool-worthy!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Agree with Therese and Penny! I feel lucky to count you as a friend! You've got some lovely eye candy in this post ... all of it!! Can't wait to see what you do with Erin's beautiful pieces you got, and looking forward to the return of Thur's favorites!!

Maryanne said...

What lovely things to find in your mailbox!!! The necklaces are beautiful and I love the beads!

Kristen said...

I love it when good people get love like this!!!

windrock studio said...

You are a very lucky ~ and loved ~ girl! Thanks for sharing :))

Miss Val's Creations said...

The necklace Penny made is so beautiful with that color scheme. I love the rusty color cord! The piece Therese made for you is wonderful!! The earrings you made are marvelous too. I bet those will sell since they are quite unique! Happy belated birthday. :)

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

Ooh, what a treasure trove!! Very well-deserved, dear friend :)

Mandy Duffy said...

ha ha Happy Birthday!!!! These are all gorgeous!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Oh that crystal pendant is divine!!

Happy Birthday!! : ) I'm not one to advertise mine either. It's not that I don't appreciate them, as I really do.

You are a one of a kind and deserve every bit of the love!

Shirley Moore said...

I love all your beady beauties! And a very Happy Belated Birthday! :)