Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bursting with Color

I was so excited to receive my package this month as part of the blogging team. This month's theme is "The Beauty of Spring". Ahhh, how I am enjoying this lovely spring weather and looking forward to all the colors of spring after such a harsh, cruel winter. I perused expansive website on the hunt for eye popping color and came up with some fabulous finds.

I'm absolutely over the moon about this necklace (so is my baby sister). It turned out better than I could have ever imagined. I LOVE the color combination, so cheerful. This is my first go round with felt beads. I've always admired them in projects and wanted to give it a try for myself. I love the texture of them, they are so light weight, and available in a variety of colors and sizes. The square washers were a must have...available in lots of colors and work great for creating an adjustable length lariat. Of course, I had to have one of the new Swarovski Innovations, I used it as well as a couple of Czech flowers on the tassel. The end result...a fabulous necklace with an array of colorful beads and sterling silver wirework. And a favorite! Still up in the air...this one might be a keeper...hum?

Bursting Blooms ~ Colorful Sterling Silver Necklace

Oh and I even made mismatched, matching earrings

When I saw these Swarovski "Wing" beads, right away the wheels started can I use these to create a butterfly? After all, spring is when the butterflies reappear and I think they are so beautiful. This is a pendant, just haven't decided on the necklace part yet.

Finally, these Swarovski Innovations were chosen because of the shape and the color. They are such a beautiful shade of blue and you can't really tell from the picture but the dangles are a very faint color of blue as well. Spring is known for being you see it? Rain falling from dark skies.

This is my rendition of spring jewelry. Now, go ahead and hop on over to so you can create your own rendition of spring. And they are have a great 48 Hour $1.99 Sale, but hurry on over sale ends Thursday, March 25th at 9am PT.

These products were received free of charge from The products have been honestly reviewed and I have not been paid for endorsement as it pertains to the products received.


  1. OKAY! I so LOVE this necklace and want to rock one of my own! I love the bright cheery colors! The colors should put a smile on everyone’s face. This is my favorite piece you have ever made. In person it's spectacular!

  2. Wow, such great pieces! It is like an art show on your body! The colors are so vibrant and great combination of textures.

  3. Wow! I love love love that felt bead necklace! And the butterfly pendant! So clever!

    You do beautiful work. :)

  4. Awesome goodies!!! I just joined in the Artbead blog party so I can't wait to get my spring on...I love what you picked to work with! Jen

  5. Gorgeous felt pieces, and so colorful and whimsical! Hey just realized that your blog background is same as mine...except a different color! Great minds think alike!

  6. Shelby, you have really outdone yourself. Your creativity is just endless, you're constantly amazing me! Your Artbeads pieces are all beautiful, but my absolute favorite is the coiled wire butterfly! Now that's really I see a tutorial in the future?? :-) Can't wait to see your finished necklace with this piece!

  7. Just love the colors in the necklace - so alive!! Beautiful creations!

  8. The necklace is real fun and your little butterfly is so cute. regards Stefanie