Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Features

Today is Friday Features with a twist! The twist is that it's all about my shop, BeadedTail! The current Etsybloggers blog carnival gave the two choices of:

1. It's Summer time! Tell us about your upcoming or current Summer inspired designs!
2. Where, when or who did you learn your handmade craft from?

Well, I thought I'd combine both of these items today for my Friday Features. I'll begin with #2... I learned how to make beaded jewelry from my mom in the summer of 2007. She had taken a class in beading in Las Vegas and when she came for a visit she taught me and I loved it! Since then I have taught myself how to do several other things and continue to learn new techniques when I can. My mom is now working with fabric and things not as tiny as beads but she's still a creative help to me. As an accountant my mind works better with numbers than with being creative so beading is not always easy for me but it is always fun!

Now onto my current Summer inspired designs. My first item is actually inspired by our furiend Duke and today is his 3rd birthday so he'd love it if you stopped by his pawty!
Duke - Westie Dog Ceramic and Black Onyx Beaded Sterling Silver Earrings
How can I not be inspired by summer flowers?
Lily - Fuschia Flowers and Deep Purple Swarovski Crystal Antiqued Brass Earrings
Milo and Alfie's mom inspired these earrings when she asked about some green cat earrings. Angel and Isabella helped me put together several green cat earrings and this was one of the results...
Shamrock - Shiny Kitty Cat and Green Glass Beaded Sterling Silver Earrings
I just love purple and these cat focal beads so came up with this necklace recently too...
Violet - Purple Polymer Clay with Black Kitty Beaded Antiqued Bronze Necklace
I have several other ideas mulling around in my head - it just takes awhile to get them out! Anyway, hope you enjoyed my features from my shop, BeadedTail, today!

23 comments:

Duni said...

Your items are lovely! The necklace is fab - what a gorgeous kitty pendant!!

Jen said...

Oh my goodness *Laugh* I love Duke's new designer earrings, and I am lusting after the purple Lilys (they're gorgeous! :o)

Mishkat said...

These are all beautiful, Sharla! (And I happen to think you are very creative!)

Happy Friday!

FurbabiesGrandma said...

You really out-did yourself this time. I love all of your new creations. If I had to pick a favorite it would be the green earrings...or maybe the necklace...or maybe the purple earrings...or maybe the Scottie earrings...

Kira The BeaWootiful and Mom said...

Wooos Mom liked them too much, sold!
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Catherine said...

Isn't it wonderful when someone or something inspires us!! So many ideas... so little time...

Have a wonderful weekend ladies!
xo Catherine

Roses and Lilacs said...

Love the Westies and those purple flowers are lovely.
Marnie

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Everything is gorgeous, as usual, but I love, love, LOVE that last necklace! I am really getting into blacks lately, so sophisticated and sexy :)

Katnip Lounge said...

Ooooh! You are going to make shopping for Christmas this year totally PAINLESS. For my Hubby, that is...LOL! Beautiful new things...esp. the green cat earrings.

MomKat Trish

Simba said...

You have very nice taste in the things you make. Thanks for the history lesson too!

Pricilla said...

Those earrings do look like Duke!

Marg said...

They are all terrific. Wish I wore earings. The ones with Duke are terrific. You really do good work. Hugs to the animals.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing how woo khame to do such khlever stuff with your paws!

As my word fur this post indikhates: ABLES
woo are furry that!

Mom is drooling over those earrings - the kholours and the art dekho style has her all googoo eyed!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hi Sadie!

Ann said...

OH. little Duke's on earrings, those are sooo cute. Of course everything else is fabulous too. You may be better with numbers but I happen to think you are extremely creative with jewelry as well

the casbah kitten said...

Great post! I LOVE those purple floral earrings. I see that I need to take a look through your shop again.......

Cinnamon Girl said...

These are stunning! Very pretty and eye-catching. I think you're ideas are getting better and better!

The Island Cats said...

We love your jewelry!! So pretty!!

Grace said...

the green earrings are very nice indeed!

Furkidsmom said...

Those are all lovely! Mom really likes the purple flowers!! We stopped by Duke's blog and said hi!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Roschelle said...

love the shamrock!!

The Army of Four said...

Our mom went bonkers for those green kit-cat earrings!!!
Play bows,
Zim

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

The purple Lilies are beautiful!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

A lovely selection. The green earrings are fabulous and mom finks yoo are very talented. She gotted yoor e-mail just before our innernets went down for 3 days ~ and will be in touch soon.