Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Item of the Day February 9th 2011

My item of the day today is from the jewelry shop. I love these earrings, they are rustic and fun and have such rich color! Just click on the picture for more details!

I should probably mention that I won't have an item of the day every day, but was at a bit of a loss as to what else to call it lol! I tend to be a bit random about posting, my life is always just a bit crazy, so I tend to post in spurts. Anyway, enough rambling, I hope you enjoy the earrings!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Item of the Day February 8th 2011

Today's item is a lovely woodsy spring set of handmade lampwork glass beads. These are called Into the Forest as the feeling they evoke is of one lightly stepping out of the sunlight, onto the dappled forest path. Cool, green, leafy canopy overhead, the beginnings of adventure! You can find these beads in my Artfire shop SilverRiverGlassWorks, or simply click on the picture, it will take you directly to that listing.

Monday, February 7, 2011

My Fur Babies

Okay the two dog fur babies anyway. The old man, BlackJack, spends most of his time in this position lol. He is old (13) and really prefers to watch what's going on but still loves to come over for a snuggle. His eyes are really a pale blue but I have yet to really get a good picture of that.

My other sweet pup is his daughter Ella, she is almost 6 but still very, very active lol. This is very typical of Australian Shepherds, very high energy and need lots of exercise! Putting up a privacy fence was the best thing we ever did so they could chase each other all over the yard on a regular basis! Ella has her daddy's big blue eyes and blue merle coat but her mama's tan markings.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Fire Divas Quartely Jewelry Challenge

February is a time for romance and love. It's also the time to get your jewelry into our Fire Divas Quarterly Jewelry Challenge! The theme is That Special Bead. It is entirely open to your own interpretation and we hope you have fun with it! For some inspiration, head over to our Flickr page. You can win some fantastic prizes; see them HERE!

This is a really fun event and the prizes are so pretty! Don't miss out on the chance to win one of the beautiful prizes for this challenge. And its a great way to let everyone see your beautiful work! We love to see what people make from our beads and this is a great way to show your jewelry off.

Now the boring stuff:

All submissions must feature Fire Divas' lampwork. We require the name of the Fire Diva who made the beads used in the submitted piece, so if you submit something, please be ready to provide that information.

We will allow one submission per person per contest, and a maximum of two photos per submission. Entries may be submitted here ( for approval, no later than February 10, 2011. No Flickr account? No problem. You can also email your submissions to firedivas @ gmail . com (no spaces). Please include, in the comments section or in your email, the following:
Information about the beads:
Description of the piece:
Inspiration for the piece:
Submissions will not be approved without all of this information.

Fire Divas reserve the right to approve or reject any submissions.

Fire Divas reserve the right to modify or cancel the challenge at any time.

The winners will be determined by an open poll which does not allow multiple votes.