“What a wonderful thing is the mail, capable of conveying across continents a warm human hand-clasp.” ~Author Unknown
(It was meant to go out yesterday, but my daughter set strict orders that it was in no way to be shipped until she was finished decorating the outside packaging – she wanted to get in on the fun, too!).
So there it goes … hoping for a quick and safe journey!
And … we’re off!
The 8th annual Bead Soup Blog Party is officially underway, and international partners have been assigned!
(If you’ll remember from last year’s post … the Bead Soup Blog Party is a wonderful once a year event, partnering participates from all over the world, who in turn send each other an assortment of beads and other goodies with the hopes of challenging their jewellery design skills and encouraging them to “think outside of their normal box” when it comes to creating pieces of jewellery. All of this is the brainchild of the amazing, one and only - Lori Anderson of Pretty Things Blog!)
I have just *met* my partner from the U.K. (hand picked by Lori, herself) and I must say … Niky Sayers of Silver NikNats and I must be kindred spirits! From her being a self proclaimed “lampwork bead addict”, to her taste in art, to her love of colour, the British show Sherlock & all things vintage-y – her contradiction (favourite word!) in style is as eclectic as mine! I’m very excited to see where this year’s soup will take us
Stay tuned to find out …
One can never be TOO organized!
Maybe it’s because of the New Year (and unintentional resolutions), maybe it’s the promise of spring coming sometime soon (wishful thinking, in these parts!), but around this time of year, I always seem to get the cleaning and re-organizing bug. This year is no different, and things have been changing in our house. Furniture is being rearranged, prints are being hung in different configurations, and new arrangements of little stars are appearing – hanging from the bedroom ceiling. It’s time now, to look for some new inspiration for cool jewellery storage ideas as well!.
One doesn’t have to go far … in this case, only to the computer in the office and to a little site called Etsy
this Darling Daisy Earring Tree is made in the US by Earth Studio Metal Art
The MAX jewelry holder/organizer is from Vienna, Austria by Less & More
And, this cute little tree stand comes from Seoul, South Korea created by Schpunk intl.
For those looking to create your own storage units, how about these do-it-yourself projects?!
Pretty awesome, I’d say. Who would have thought to use a thread organizer rack for other than it’s intended purpose?
Why, Jillee from One Good Thing by Jillee did! Check out her awesome idea …
from this …
Happy New Year 2014!
(hope your new year starts off with a bang!)
Wishing peace, love & joy this holiday season, and always!
A little something to get you in the mood while finishing up some last minute Christmas preparations, gift wrapping, or simply kicking back to relax and enjoy the season.
Some traditional tunes, some punk, some alternative … but mostly – just plain fun!
An alternative Holiday Music playlist … enjoy!