Monday, March 16, 2015

Betsey Johnson inspired earrings and yes, she has workout gear

Ok, normally, I am not one to buy workout clothes, I tend to just purchase sneakers and exercise.  For workout clothes, it's usually an old T-shirt and some beat up Lounge pants or sweats.  Sometimes shorts.  However, while out and about this week,   I discovered that Betsey Johnson has workout clothes! (Betsey Johnson performance). The roses and animal print is something I couldn't resist.  The black pants have a couple of rows or cute ruffles.  

  

There are a lot of purses, accessories, and weekender bags arriving at all of the close out stores and they cost more than usual.   I picked this one up recently.

Eventually, some will be marked down, so I may wait things out.  Michael's has a lot of Betsey Johnson accessories on sale such as luggage tags, reusable bags and umbrellas and journals. 


As for beads for jewelry, I got inspired when I saw all of these roses....,,

Here is what I came up with for this weekend.   I need to get back to making more things.

 
 

The necklace above has a rainbow agate pendant.  Which is considered a power stone good for love, health and good fortune! 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Crochet projects and yes, Michael's sell cool Betsey Johnson stuff!

I have been spending more time offline and working on some early spring cleaning for the year.   I haven't been working on jewelry, but I have been crochetting and loom knitting.  

My friend at work crocheted this hat for me and I love it! I wish the weather would cool down again so I could wear it more. I wear a lot of browns and greens, so this works! 


This is the start of a blanket I am working on and is going to have a burgundy border.



This is a finished blanket and it's a giant square.......



This is my latest loom project and it should be done this week.


And for all of my fellow Betsey Johnson fans, Michael's is selling cell phone covers, luggage tags and umbrellas! 


It all looks like her classic stuff! 

Monday, December 29, 2014

End of the year projects.....and a couple of gifts!


My cats cannot leave my stuff alone, especially the yarn and needles.  Blue is helping me crochet a hat!


Here is a finished nylon beret....


My friend Maricelia crocheted me this scarf for Christmas!  I love it, now, I need to wear more pink!  


The afghan below was crocheted for me by one of my best friend's mom.  


One of my new years resolutions is to craft more and make more things.  I didn't do as much as I would have liked this year.

Here are a few earrings I worked on this week. These are a type of  ocean jasper.



I have made peridot chipped earrings before, but this pair below was by request.


Below are soapstones and agate.  


And more Agate....







Monday, December 15, 2014

Earrings of the day......

Here are a few pairs I worked on today.  

Aventurine with jade spacers


Autumn jasper and red tiger eye


Red aventurine with jet spacers


Natural citrine with shell spacers


All acrylic beads. 


All of the findings are stainless steel.  The beads are gemstones except for the last pair.   There will be more to come........

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Earrings of the day!

Today I focused on making a few pairs of earrings. 



I have been behind on jewelry making and need to get caught up.  In fact, it's time to get more supplies.....anyway, here are a few pair I have finished. 

This pair is all jade and sterling silver.


Peridot chipped beads went into this pair.


I used agate skull beads and periodot beads with this pair below!


This heavy pair has jade and peridot faceted beads.


This pair has peridot, aventurine, green jasper, tiger eye and green jasper.


Purple skulls,with green roses and more skulls in green. 


Below is the leopard jasper and sterling silver. 

There will be more to come in the next few days........

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Toy shopping and a unique Betsey Bag

Well we are officially nuts! We went to 3 different Toys R Us locations to take advantage of the Kre-o sales! Everything is more than 50% off! I had to take a picture because I couldn't believe how much the Mister bought yesterday!  They were practically giving these sets away! We have all sorts of G.I. Joe Kreons if anyone is interested.  Looks like he will be busy for awhile........ 



My dad picked up a vintage Barbie from the early 90s.  The hair on this doll is amazing and the dress just takes me back!


Okay, all generations fans need to start poking around at ross! The boxed Generations figures are 9.99. They are normally around 12 to 13 dollars at Ross.  


We found two Whirl figures and one Doubledealer.  We have these figures already, but felt we had to liberate ( rescue ) these guys from a destructive kid! Hahahahaha !  If anyone is interested, please let me know.   This Doubledealer figure is an awesome character. 


We stopped at a couple of Marshall's stores and I found this Betsey Johnson bag.   I have not seen a bag like this one, but I have seen wallets in this design.  I thought it was super cute!  I love the plaid!


This purse matches this scarf that I am crochetting. 


At Ross, the Mister found this Toad lotion or soap pump! Another super cool knick knack!  Ross is the place to go this holiday season. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Two scarves in two days

So I am on a mission to get as much done as possible this month.  Which means, two scarves in two days....


Well I guess I should call the title of this blog, scarf for the day.  It was thick yarn, so that's why things happened pretty quick!  Now back to more stitching.........