Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fun with Polymer Clay

I LOVE polymer clay. So many possibilities! I have been having a bit of fun with it lately, and have come up with some pretty unique pendants. This is the first of many more to come! Hope you like it!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Bisou Bisou Beads Giveaway

Hi all! Happy Monday (happy that Monday is almost over because I can't stand them-haha)! What could make this a good Monday? The fabulous Claire over at Bisou Bisou Beads ( http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5740561) has started a terrific giveaway today with the prize being my new little vintage locket necklace. I call it "Black Tie Affair". So head on over to her blog, http://www.bisoubisoubeads.blogspot.com/, and check out her terrific Etsy shop! Thanks Claire! Good luck all!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Just got back...

from a trip to the Bead Lady in Concord! Fabulous bead shop! I am like a kid in a candy store in there! So much fun! Bought a lot of new treasures! To top it off, I had a package of supplies waiting for me from a lovely etsy seller when I got home. So many new things to create with! I am giddy!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Boo, hiss! This weather stinks!

So, I thought winter was behind us but the cold is back and so is the rain! I know we need it, but I am tired of all this stinky weather! I think I am going to try to bring back spring with some earrings based on a lovely tree I saw in Savannah a couple weekends ago. And if warmer weather comes back, I will definitely know that it was all due to the creation of these earrings and then Eclectic Orchid will win world wide notoriety as having earrings that can alter weather patterns. The impact will be astounding- did I take it too far?
PS- Check out the way creepy "haunted" house behind the lovely flowers. Seriously, could not get enough photos of this place!

Monday, March 23, 2009

New lovelies listing soon!

Well, I have been busy trying to create fun new jewelry pieces for Eclectic Orchid and for the upcoming art festival at Central Piedmont Community College! Hoping to list a lot of new things this week- I just need to find the time! So, keep your eyes on the shop for new little lovelies!

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday everyone! Although I am not a fan of Mondays and never have been, I have been taking the time today to reflect on what have been a few exciting weeks for Eclectic Orchid and myself! First myself: Took a much needed weekend trip to Savannah a couple weekends ago with the girls and picked up some lovely new beads from a shop downtown. I also spent the past week gearing up for a baby shower that I hosted for a friend this weekend. I think she really enjoyed it and it meant a lot to me to see her happy and relaxed (if even for only a few hours).

Next Eclectic Orchid: Met (virtually speaking) a wonderful lady named Jade Bourdeaux a couple weeks ago who happens to live in my neck of the woods and completely loves my jewelry. She was fantastic enough to feature me in her blog and have a fantastic pay it forward giveaway with my cherry earrings as the prize!

Thanks a bunch to Jade and her terrific blog! Check it out:


Congrats to Shanna for winning the giveaway (http://shannalane.blogspot.com/), and thanks to a New York City Housewife In Training (http://nychit.blogspot.com/) and Yours Truly (http://yourstrulydesign.blogspot.com/) for mentioning Eclectic Orchid and some of my jewelry in their blogs!

Last but not least, on Friday I brought some of my jewelry over to Charlotte magazine to be photographed for their May issue! I am super excited to say the least! Thanks to all of you who continue to support Eclectic Orchid! You truly make me feel like this adventure is worth while! Thanks for all of the hearts and love! Look for more goodies soon to come!

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Monday, March 9, 2009

What is this blogging thing anyway?

Okay, so I am going to try out this new fandangled thing called a blog. To be completely honest, I am mystified and oddly intrigued by the whole thing. I guess that's all I have in me right now. Give me a break...I have been up since 3AM.... Well, 7:20 AM and I am still awake as ever. My daughter stopped coughing hours ago (by the way, that's why I was up in the first place), but since I am practically nocturnal, I never really can sleep at night anyway. Why is it that my creativity has to flourish every night when I try to lay my head down on the pillow and close my eyes? I swear that's when my best ideas are born. So, since I can not sleep, I am off to create! Crossing my fingers for brilliance (once can have high aspirations, can't they?)!