Earrings R Us

What can I say? I can’t seem to stop making these “bead woven” earrings. 😉

~Southwest Serenade~

They differ from the other earrings I make in that this type is created with tiny beads and thread, instead of larger beads and metal wire!

As a die-hard purple-lover – I am way out of my “color” comfort zone here, but I’ve discovered that I absolutely LOVE this blend of matte turquoise and copper bronze.

The ear wires are made of brown niobium metal, which has a lovely reputation for being kind to sensitive ear lobes!

I have another pair in the works, but I’m itching to begin a special crochet project… Decisions, decisions!


What are you trying to fit into your schedule?



Giveaway – Gift of Athena Earrings

oscarsm1Hello there! 🙂

How was your weekend? Did you watch the Oscars?

We had a touch of Spring in New England! The bright sunshine and temperatures in the 50’s seemed to energize both people and wildlife, here. Birds were chirping and neighbors were hiking and biking. I actually started a little “spring cleaning”, but not too much. After all, the weekend should be more play than work, don’t you think? 😉

For this week’s giveaway, I have a unique pair of earrings. The color palette reminds me of ancient Greek pottery that I’ve seen in our local art museum. The rich gold, black, and coppery bronze are wonderful neutrals that will coordinate with lots of things in your wardrobe.


For the focal points, I chose Vintage West German Lucite beads in the shape of roses. They’re a burnished golden hue with a beautiful 3-dimensional effect. The roses are accented with Swarovski Jet Crystals and copper-colored, faceted glass rondelles. For pierced ears, these earrings measure 2″ in length – including the artisan crafted, 14k gold-filled earwires.

Contest Rules and How To Enter

Any day you leave a comment on this blog – it is counted as a chance to enter that week’s giveaway.

For example, if you answer today’s question (you’ll find it below!) that will give you one chance.

But if you then come back another day this week and comment on a different post – you will have earned another chance in this week’s giveaway! There are usually 4-5 posts per week – Monday through Friday – so you can have multiple chances to enter!

When you comment you do not have to mention that it’s an entry in the giveaway. My blog program shows me all of the “comments” as they come in – so I do not miss any of them, and all will count to be entered into the drawing! 😀

Today’s question is:

To go along with the “Oscars” theme . . . What famous person do other people tell you that you most resemble?

If you can’t think of an answer to that question, here’s another . . . Who is your favorite actor (or actress) of all time along with his/her best movie role?


The Boring Stuff . . .
You must be 18 yrs. old. After the completion of the contest, the name of the winner will be listed here. The winner will also be notified by email. If the winner fails to respond to email within 3 days from the time notification email has been sent, the win will be null and void and a new winner will be chosen. The prize will be mailed via USPS First Class Mail

All entries must be received by 9:00 p.m. EST on 03/14/10, and the winner will be selected on or about 03/15/10.