I just wanted to share with you what I have been up to besides meeting so many wonderful people on my excursions. I have added numerous wonderful new blogs to my blog roll,
(afterall that is the purpose of the Magic Carpet Ride)
I have visited over
(yes, I have visited each and every single one, so far!)
since January 25th!
I have even had time to put a few beads together!
"How", you ask???
Well, I have often said I don't sleep well at night so what better way to spend ones time than getting to know
women/men from around the world.
Have you seen some of the great giveaways? I personally have received over 300 bloggers stopping by and signing up for my beaded bracelet. It is so overwhelming and WONDERFUL to have 300 people drop by and leave you a note! Then to be a "nice girl" I went to their blogs and thanked them for stopping by.
Yes, I think I have stopped by every single one of the 300 that took the time to leave a comment.
I thank each and everyone for your sweet comments on my jewelry, just in case I missed a few. It is truly wonderful to meet so many nice people who are talented, creative, and blog their ideas for me to be inspired by!
(Aunties Beads donated most of the beads for this project from
Don't you love that name? It is a wonderful sight to find every style and type of bead that one would want to use. They gave me the beads with no strings attached but I wanted to give them the credit for such lovely textures and colors. I will post more about this delightful store after the big giveaways are completed. In the meantime be sure to stop by the
button on my right hand side bar icon.
"Thank you, Clint, for your assistance in getting my beautiful beads for me.")
So what do you think?
Are the hearts going to say
"I love You!!!"
to family and friends?
I have never made a beaded embroidery heart before this one.
So I Googled for a heart template.
(I sorta got carried away with the size but it
definately catches the eye!)
The larger Valentine is to be hung on a neck piece or a chain which is mainly pinks with touches of a deep burgundy and silver! It measures 3inches by 2inches. It has a large Swarvoski crystal surrounded by a gorgeous pink Swarvoski AB rose colored bicone.
I love it!
(I wore it out last night to supper and had numerous
women ask me where I got it.)
The second one is a broach with a pin on the back side and I tried to make it have strong red accents with silver. It is one and one half inches by one inch. Again, there is a heart shaped Swarvoski crystal in a ruby red that is surrounded with beautiful red Swarvoski crystals. The left side has two rows of Czech fire polished beads separated by a tiny silver bead. One of the things I like about it is the bugle beads that radiate out from the focal bead. Then I ended it with antique crystals hanging from the bottom. Each piece is backed with beautiful bright red leather!
Please be sure to stop by the post just before this one to see what I am giving away on Feb. 15th! I will be using the random number generator to pick the winner.
Please leave a note on that post to enter my giveaway.
I would love to have each one win something
but it is just not possible.
Be sure to see all of the wonderful blogs who are participating.
Blessings to each and everyone of you on this cold, icy, rainy evening in Georgia. I hope you are staying warm and enjoyed seeing my newest creations.