Tuesday, June 10, 2014


I love to take photos and on a recent trip to one of my favorite cities, NYC, I took a couple of quick pics that I wanted to share.  Summer is officially here and I love how much Americana influences there is everywhere these days!  So these windows in New York were inspiring for their fun and inspirational windows and of course I couldn't resist a night photo of NYC, always inspiring…….



Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Monday!!

Happy Monday everyone!  

Hope you have a fabulous and sparkling day!!!

Had some fun time  in the studio last night and wanted to share this necklace just full of Swarovski crystals in some of my favorite happy colors! Enjoy!!



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Blog Hop with Carmi!

I love Blog Hop's!  So much fun!!  This time it is with my favorite gal, Carmi in Toronto for Dazzle It Neo chain.  Love this chain, have seen it on some of my various trips abroad and was delighted that John Bead was bringing it to everyone in so many colors and size variations

I got a lovely package from Carmi to create a few pieces from and here they are……Course, leave it to "sparkle" girl to add some of my custom pendants that I made from various Swarovski Elements to complete the pieces!  I love the faux wood grain resin pendant with Swarovski's Ceralun two-part epoxy clay which is my favorite clay these day, especially the metallics but  I used black for this project.

Here is another necklace I created with a key pendant wrapped in Swarovski Elements Ceralun Two Part epoxy clay with Swarovski Elements Chatons and Star Pendants mixed with John Bead Dazzle It Neo Chains in cream and blue, jump rings and closures! LOVE!!! 

I simply took 3 of the Dazzle It chains and made random knots to create the base of the necklace, added jump rings, closures before adding the pendant and Swarovski Elements star pendants.

Note: John Bead is a wholesale only company, so you need to have the proper credentials to buy from them directly but all the materials are available from their various suppliers.

Enjoy!  Can't wait to see what you create!!



Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New Trend Watch Column at Bead Style Magazine's Bead Room

Hi all!!

Here is the latest and greatest Trend Watch Column of mine at Bead Style Magazine featured in the Bead Room.....check it out!  As always love to see what everyone creates with the theme of the Trend Watch so send pictures, post them in the gallery at Bead Style Magazine's subscriber gallery or at my Beach Haus Design Facebook Page.



Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day !
A double heart dog tag necklace I made using fabulous Swarovski fatback crystals……...

Have a fabulous and sparkly day!!

Much Love & Sparkles


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A post just for fun…..

Found this while looking on Pinterest tonight and while it made me smile it also reminded me of my dear friend Jill, who has had some fun with her dentist in the last couple of weeks….

Jill, this is for you!  Hugs & sparkles!



Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Resin Time Project with Carmi

Here is some great inspiration for you today!

Carmi over at Resin Crafts hosted a series that many designers including myself participated in recently.  We were each sent a pocket watch bezel and asked to create something with it using resin or resin epoxy clay.

She has been posting the submissions in groups for the last couple of weeks and it has been so fun to watch all of the various projects come through!

Such creativity and inspiration…….I am thrilled to have been included and of course, my project included Swarovski Elements Ceralun 2-part Epoxy Clay as well as other Swarovski Elements crystals and embellishments……

Check out the projects, I have no doubt you will be very inspired both by some of the stories of some of the designers but the projects themselves……