Saturday, August 27, 2011

Meet Rose, My Bead Soup Partner

I would like to introduce you to Rose Binoya, (aka Ahtee or big sister) a lover of all things pretty! Rose is my partner for my fourth Bead Soup Party Swap, and take a look at the goodies I received from her. I love the dragonfly theme and the colors, and the possibilities! I have not been able to get these beads off my mind since the day I received them. 

The beads came with a lovely handmade card, printed from a hand carved linoleum block with bright sky blue ink. Rose has more of these delightful cards for sale in her Etsy shop.

The focal is a ceramic round in a gorgeous shade of blue from Summers Studio, another big fan of dragonflies. Along with this are two adorable rectangular dragonfly beads. The copper toggle is delicate and decorated, and take a look at the copper the detail on the rings, flowers on one side and leaves on the other. My bead mix are in glorious shades of blue and brown and gold... Thank you, Rose, I hope you like the soup mix I sent you. 

Check out Rose's Etsy shop, my favorite - the delicate bead and wire wrapped earrings.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Space Necklace

Did you hear about the photograph taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of bling in outer space?

The Necklace Nebula is located 15,000 light-years away in the constellation Sagitta (the Arrow). This composite image was taken on July 2, 2011 by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3.
CREDIT: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) 
You can read about this amazing photograph of the Necklace Nebula at or at

I heard about it from my husband Mike, who is always looking for articles and items (in this world and beyond) related to jewelry that he thinks will interest me.
Enjoy your Sunday!
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