Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Raspberry Swirl

Adding to the collection of seed bead rings, is one of my recent creations that I call: Raspberry Swirl.  How do you make a raspberry swirl? First you take a purple turquoise pear shaped stone and then you surround it by tiny raspberry seed beads!  Doesn't my raspberry swirl look delicious?  Raspberry swirl is the title of a Tori Amos song, so I must give credit to her (though the song has nothing to do with the design). 

You have to see it with flash and without - so here you go:

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Magnetic Personality

Magnetically speaking, my new nail polish is "interesting" and decidedly cool.  Who decided?  I did.  Made by Sinful Colors, look what new effects are being made for nail polish wearers.  Goodbye to the old boring plain flat nail polish.  Now we have frost, glitter, crackling, magnetized, dry nail polish stickers, gel, uv gel and much more.  What will they think of next!

This starburst look is achieved by applying the nail polish, which by the way looks completely normal and ordinary, and then taking the attached magnetic and hovering over the nail for a few short seconds.  Cool huh?  They almost have a 3D effect in person.  Here's the view before I cleaned up the edges of my self-manicure.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Ying and Yang

I hope you guys aren't getting bored with my seed bead rings because I've been on a roll!  Here are two more lovelies!  I call them my Ying and Yang rings and I think it's easy to see why... You think it would be too much if I wore them at the same time?  Just kidding.

This time I decided instead of using all tiny seed beads, I would try using normal beads.  I think they are cool.  The middle stones are druzy quartz with an A/B finish (rainbow).  The druzy stones aren't flat or rather even on top, they have dimension to them. Druzy quartz is big these days.  Am I happening or what?


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Monday, November 12, 2012

Pure As The Driven Snow

The Nor'easter that came our way last week, brought with it a lot more snow than I had expected.   The snow was light and fluffy.  I got so excited that I had to take some pictures.  I was hoping to capture some snowflakes with the camera but even though I didn't get perfect little snowflakes, I did get some really cool shots of snow crystals.

Not bad for a Canon point and shoot, eh?  I think this calls for another haiku!

Twist and drift and fall
Tiny crystals connecting
White cold and perfect
So the next day, there was snow all over the place and the fall leaves were falling from the sky onto the white snow.  I wanted to stop and take a picture along the way, but I was rushing to get to the train station.  The snow covered trees still had green leaves on them.  Now that's something you don't see every day!

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Opposites Attract

On the color wheel orange and blue are complementary colors which is another way to say they are opposite each other on the wheel.  As we all know, opposites attract and happen to look fantastic together.  Case in point, my carnelian (orange) and turquoise (blue) seed bead rings!


The only disappointing thing about these rings is that orange and turquoise aren't really winter colors!  But, have no doubt, they will be walking the town with me when spring peaks it's head out of the snow and maybe before!
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Tiny Miracle

When it turned from summer to fall, my pretty flowers on my terrace slowly faded away.  While I waited for everything to dry out, as it is easier to cleanup when everything is dry, a tiny little spider came and setup camp in my flower box.  I only know this, because one sunny morning, I walked out on my terrace to check the temperature and my eye was caught by the glimmer of sunlight reflecting off the almost imperceptible silken threads of a near perfect spider web.

Unfortunately, the spider was evicted shortly thereafter and the spider web was put into a garbage bag along with the rest of it.  Don't worry, I made sure the spider got away before the demolition began.  This story inspired a haiku poem:

O little spider
What a miracle you are
Spinning worlds of silk
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fishnet Nails

All of a sudden, everywhere I look, I see new and fabulous nail stickers being made by many of the beauty companies.  I, having an apparent addiction to nail polish, am over the moon with the new styles.  A running theme this season, is fishnet.

Loreal is making some really cool nail stickers.  I found one called The Wise Mystic which is a project runway limited edition and here's what it looks like:

As you can see, you can wear some of these over colored nail polish because some designs have backgrounds that are transparent. 
Here's another one from Loreal called Razzle Be Dazzle.
How about these? - Called Fishnet by Fright Night Nail Wraps.
And I can't wait to try these - from Loreal and called Bling Addict.  Perfect name for me!
What fun these are!  I love innovation! Nail stickers can be a little difficult to put on well, but they are worth the patience and effort.  The Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips are still much easier to put on.  They are really like putting on nail polish versus the stickers which are thicker and harder.  It's hard to describe.  I wish Sally Hansen would come out with more cool designs.  I don't happen to like most of the ones they have out on the market.  What a shame!
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