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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Labor of Love!

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Hi everybody! Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. 
I love wearing jewelry! Which girl doesn't, right? Making handcrafted jewelry is one of the things I enjoy doing a lot. Besides gardening, this is one hobby that relaxes me, uplifts my spirit and makes me happy. Planning the design layout, the color, composition and the type of gemstone to be used is so much fun. A beautiful array of stones and beads transform from this :
To this ("Arizona Dreams"):
Love the mixture of red corals and turquoise:
I love amethyst! The deep rich purple color reminds me of the fragrant lavender plant. Amethyst and pearl harmonize so beautifully together and create
"Lavender Symphony":
Closeup on the bracelet:
And earrings:
The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens~Author unknown:
I like using green jade and pearl together. They compliment each other so beautifully and have a timeless quality in
Red Corals and mother-of-pearl make music together and the lace doily pendant adds a vintage charm in "Desert Rose":
I like using lace and ribbons when making jewelry. They add so much visual texture when incorporated with colored gemstones:
Closer-view of the drop pearl earring:
I like the delicate effect of this rhodocrosite earring. Rhodocrosite, also known as the "Inca Rose" stone, soothes the heart and stimulates warm feelings of compassion:
These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of. ~George Eliot
I appreciate you stopping by and leaving me such wonderfully sweet comments. It is a pleasure to read each and every one of them. I hope you enjoyed my labor of love. 
I would like to thank Jann @Have a daily cup from Mrs Olson for featuring my Frenchy Pots HERE
and Terri @ A Creative Princess for featuring my Wine Bottle decor HERE
Thank you so much, ladies! Stop and say hello to them, if you get a chance and you'll be so glad you did. Both hosts weekly parties that will inspire your creativity.

Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  1. Hi Poppy,
    The jewelry your make is beautiful.
    Mary Alice

  2. You are very creative and I really admire your work. Absolutely gorgeous.

  3. Wow are these beautiful; you are very talented!!! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  4. Hi Poppy, what lovely jewelery!! My 82 year-old Mom loves to make jewelery, too. Sometimes when she visits, we make things together.

  5. Hi Poppy!

    It's all so beautiful! Do you make all of you own jewelry?

    Thanks for sharing at my Bunny Hop Party this week!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  6. wow,you are such a talented lady these are looking just awesome!I am drooling over all of them.The crochet locket is just breathtaking!

  7. Oh wow do I ever! Your jewelry is magnificent! I love it all :)


  8. Hi Poppy, I'm Connie at, your new GFC friend. I would love it you could stop by and be my friend, too.
    Your jewelry is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  9. What absolutely wonderful bead work! My favorite is the turquoise and coral! It looks yummy! I will have to follow your blog now! Oh, boy.
    via Share Your Cup Thursday

  10. My kind of bling there poppy. I love the fun happy colors too.

  11. Hello. Found you on Bunny Jeans blog hop. I love your jewelry. I dabbled in making it a few years ago. Nothing on the same level as what you have made. I am looking for an etsy button on your site. Do you have a store. Very pretty things you've made and I also love how you laid them out to photograph them. The photos are lovely too.

  12. Lovely. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  13. I love your jewelry! The colors are absolutely beautiful. Your photography and styling are incredible.


  14. Hi Poppy, what a multi-talented gal you are. Your jewelry is beautiful! My favorite is the turqoise and coral set and the one with the doily. They are all wonderful. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup!

  15. Love the red coral and turquoise together. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  16. Your jewelry is just gorgeous! I love turquoise and wear it a lot! Beautiful photos!

  17. love the turquoise and red combi with silver. classic first nation healing combination. i actually made some myself with this exact stone mix.

    thank you for linking it up at our link party: a brand new party will open today!

  18. Your jewelry is just gorgeous! Wow! I'm thrilled that you shared it.
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina


Thanks for stopping by and for your loving thoughts. They make me smile!Hugs~Poppy