Les Bijoux

Lately, I’m in the middle of a jewelry-making kick . . . sort of a bead binge! lol

I have several things finished and several more in various stages of completion. I’m particularly excited about a bracelet/earring set that I’m working on.


I need to take photos, but the weather is not cooperating – too dreary to highlight the true sparkle of some of my finished items!

For now though, I do have a couple of pairs of earrings to show . . .

This first pair is made with Vintage Swarovski Components – both the crystal beads and the bezel-set drops! The vintage findings are always so elegant. The color here is a warm golden topaz – full of sunshine!

A Drop of Honey

Next, I have these Glass “Bell” Flowers in a pretty shade of Tanzanite Violet/Blue. The over-sized kidney wire hoops allow the earrings to sway gracefully as you move.


Both pairs are currently available in the Bead Happily Ever After web store.


What are you up to this week? 🙂


Giveaway – Topaz Sky Earrings

Hi! Come on in. 🙂

I can’t believe it’s May – already. But, my calendar shows no more days for April, so I guess it must be true.

First of all . . .

Did you see all the questions that were sent in last week? Wow!

I was amazed at the range of topics – from silly to serious. It will take a little more time to finish answering all of them. I want to give each answer the same attention.


Now, on to the giveaway!!

Topaz Sky Earrings

These earrings are a bit of a contradiction – just like the lady who made them (me). 😉

“What on earth are ya talkin’ about, Crystal?”, you ask.

Well, I like things that are big and bold . . . but I also like tiny little details and miniature art.

I love bright, brilliant colors, but then I love pastels, too!

I love festive occasions with family and friends, but I’m also delighted to spend a quiet night at home.

These pretty earrings are “showy” because of their overall length (almost 2 inches), but since they’re made with petite beads and findings, they also have a very “delicate” presence!

I’ve used faceted Czech glass beads in a rich, smokey quartz color, and accented them with tiny vintage Swarovski crystals in a lovely shade of deep golden topaz. The ear wires are 14K gold-plated.

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:

As they say on Sesame Street, today’s question is brought to you by the letter “C” for Carol!

(Thanks Carol for suggesting it!)

What was the last movie you saw at the theatre? (It doesn’t matter if it was a long time ago. Did you like the movie or were you disappointed?)


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 05/09/10, and the winner will be selected on or about 05/10/10.