I am feeling like making things from my button collection. I have started a bead-embroidered collar with white buttons–all vintage, if not older. I am liking this. And my sister has advised me to make some more earrings with buttons. Now that I can get into. I will post photos of this collar soon. I am thinking about an eyelet influence as I make this. Oh, I am so on trend!



OK, I managed to make a pair of earrings with some beautiful American turquoise from Nevada. I probably should not have dipped into my stash of American turquoise since it is getting so hard to find. These stones are just lovely. Now I need to make something for myself with the rest of



I struggle to make earrings. They are just too easy–no challenge. But with my upcoming show I have been told I need to make more earrings. So, I am blogging and playing Words with Friends and, if worse comes to worse, I may get out the vacuum! Procrastinate–who me?

New Flower Necklace

I have been productive this week. Made thisĀ  flower necklace, which I am calling Kilwinning, after being inspired by the flowers in my gardens. This is made with lots of lucite flowers and glass beads–it’s very full. I enjoy making different flowers to embellish a necklace. This one came out longer than I realized–it is over 27″. Love working with the colors. Get a better look in Gallery Two of my website at craxy.us.