Saturday, September 8, 2012

Books, Books and Books... Giveaway

Lori Anderson of Pretty Things and Bead Soup fame, is giving away some great jewelry making/technique books. She has reviewed three of these books today and will be giving them away to some lucky beaders.

So hop on over and comment to enter in this generous giveaway!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Challenge of Travel Blog Hop

Welcome to the Challenge of Travel Blog Hop!

Please make sure your seat belts are securely fastened, your trays are in an upright position and your luggage is securely stored away under your seat or in an overhead bin.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the flight!

I chose the Republic of Seychelles, known as one of the most beautiful places on earth. This island nation is made up of an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, some 1000 miles east of the African continent and north east of Madagascar. Many of these islands are volcanic in origin and are uninhabited, while others are coral islands. The islands of Seychelles are blessed with gorgeous beaches. The travel site 'Lonely Planet' describes the beaches as "exquisite ribbons of white sand lapped by topaz waters and backed by lush hills and big glacis boulders. And nary a crowd in sight".

I was drawn to this the smallest African state by the bright colors of their flag... look at it... a beader's delight!

The flag is made of five bands of color widening from the lower left to the right. The Blue color symbolises the clear skies and seas; Yellow, the bright shining tropical sun; Red, the harmony of the multicultural populations of the Islands; White stands for justice; and Green for the lush vegetation in the land.

This bracelet is inspired by the flag of the Republic. The interwoven strands of luscious green freshwater Pearls; the white carved beads are of Mother-of Pearl; red Coral, and yellow Fossil Coral; and deep blue Lapis Lazuli, all meant to capture the vibrant colors of the flag.

Read all about this Island nation here and if you make travel plans, check out their official travel site.
Learn more about these exotic islands at the official website, it is a fascinating place!

Tropical Beaches

Tropical Beach!
This Tropical Beach inspired necklace is made with Turquoise and Wood Jasper with copper findings.

See all the other participants in this travel challenge and visit some exotic places this long labor day weekend. Thank you for visiting and enjoy your holiday!
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