Sunday, February 28, 2010

Haiti Rebuilding

Here on blogspot there is a campaign going on for bloggers to do there part to help the people of Haiti after the devastating earthquake on January 12, 2010.

The projections are that 2 to 3 million Haitian are without shelter. It is time to start planning on rebuilding and this will mean more funds and resources are needed.

The non profit Architecture for Humanity is an organization that brings together professional designers and developers together to construct schools, shelters, clean water systems and generally whatever else may need to be built.

They have teamed up with other organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, UN Habitat, Oprah's Angel Network to just name a few.

They are seeking donations to help rebuild Haiti. This is right off their website:

By making a donation today you are supporting a grassroots network of architects, designers and building professionals to lend their talents and expertise in communities where there services are most needed and can least be afforded. You know design matters. Help us use the power of design to build a more sustainable future in communities around the world.

Click here to donate You can pay with your PayPal account and even a small donation will help.

This link will take you to a video about the organizations work in India after their devastating Tsunami. Watch Short Video

Monday, February 15, 2010

Kind of big but I like them

I named this chandelier earring Snow Queen. I found these vintage beads from the 1970's and just love the frosty look. You can see more images atGypsy Moon Designs

For ladies who don't like big chandeliers I designed them as fun dangle earrings too. I think long kidney ear wires have become my favorite. I have a snow queen so I named these Ice Princess. See more imagesIce Princess here

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Feeling refreshed in February

40 craft shows a year and a busy holiday season on line often leaves me in need of some time off. I take January at my leisure and try to refresh my inspiration.

It's now February and I feel ready to go! I am getting my inventory ready for summer market. Here are some of my multi strand designs.

Art Nouveau necklace This romantic multi strand necklace is designed in strawbery pink and green. I took this art nouveau charm and punched an extra hole in it and gave it a ink wash of color. I love the warmth of the cream pearls.

Rocher Chic necklace. I took this very bling bling CZ cross pendant and gave it some rocker chic appeal.

Dark Cherry pearl necklace Playing around making my own pendants. I started with some abstract paper and glued it down to a pendant base, added some glaze and layered a Victorian inspired charm with a wash of burgundy color.

Back to creating! Have a great valentine's day everyone!
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