Did you know there is only 16 days left until Christmas? I hope you're on track with your gift buying and merriment. I've seen lots of beautiful trees on everyone's blogs and such creative decorations. Does anyone celebrate Chanukkah or Kwanzaa? Let's see those decorations too. We've got our tree and decorations up so I'll try to take a picture soon.
And speaking of Christmas, I finally saw the animated "Christmas Carol" in 3D. I really enjoyed it although it is a very dark movie. The story was the same as the original but this one was quite spooky. The little kid sitting behind me in the theater kept saying, "Daddy, this is scary." A bit different for a Christmas movie but the message was there. And the 3D effects were great. I felt like the snow was actually coming down on my head.
I'll wrap this up with what I've been working on. Here goes!
Sharilyn Miller fan then you recognize this bracelet. Which, by the way, she has a new book out that Mary Jane and I are totally stoked about. Although I could never do wirework like the Queen (she is the best), this bracelet is just for me and serves as more wirework practice. I wanted something lightweight (used 16 gauge rather than 14) with that beautiful copper glow to it. This definitely fits my personality and we all need to give ourselves something every now and then, right?
Trying to get creative with the use of copper with lampwork beads. This is Norma Brink's lampwork once again and the details are amazing. I didn't have any copper headpins so I made my own with a little swirl at the end. Oh, and look at the light bulb clasp. I learned how to make that from Miss Cindy at Sweet Bead Studios. The tutorial was in the recent Easy Wire magazine. Thanks, Cindy!
More Norma Brink lampwork with sterling silver beads and wire this time. I didn't oxidize this piece. I like the bright silver with these colors. I tried to bring out the purple and greens in the lampwork with all the Swarovski. I hope I didn't over do it.
And last but not least is a sweet little pair of lampwork and sterling silver swirly earrings. Do you recognize these beads? These are from the wonderful Miss Sue from Sue Beads. Love the tiny silver specks trailing around each bead. Oh, and I do believe Sue is having another sale. She's had a different sale like every couple of days. If you need lampwork check her out.