Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Three Days to Go Until Reveal...

As I write this post, I'm working out this weekends reveal post and editing the pics I took this morning.
I finished my final piece yesterday and I'm very happy with it. I learned several new skills making it, some I've talked about already and the rest I'll tell you about this weekend. You need something to look forward to right? Ooooh you're looking forward to the pics! Ok then, I have quite a few for you so I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed!

Saturday's post is going to be very picture heavy!

For todays post, let me remind you who my partner is and all the wonderful goodies she sent me.
Jennifer Lavite of Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry is my wonderful partner. I popped over to her blog to see if I couldn't find a little snippet to give you a better idea of who she is. Honestly I thought I'd find a post on some of her lamp work, but instead this post jumped out at me.
I love being surrounded by piles of ribbons, jars of buttons, and boxes and walls full of beads. I feel like a lucky person. This has been such a fun challenge, with a trinket here and a flourish there, a variety of jewelry has been created. We can't wait for the reveal to show what's been made with the beautiful Bead Soup we received from Dana Hickey of Magpie Approved. One thing for's so easy to make things that you love work together!

If that doesn't tell you exactly who she is, I don't know what would. I believe she has got what we would all love to have, what we should all aspire to.

If you love what you do, you shall never work a day of your life.

Not to say there is no work involved, but that work is worth all the effort put into it, because it fuels you in return. <3

I'll leave you with a bit of my inspiration and a hint of what to look forward to this weekend.

The Goddess known as Danaan, Danu, Anu, Anna, Don, or Dana is the goddess of Manifestation Magic, Artistry, and Abundance in Irish Celtic mythology. The Tuatha de Danaan are her people, now know known as the Sidhe or faeries. Pretty apropos I think, I'm also a Virgo. :)

See you Saturday! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thank-you Dana, what a nice thing for you to say! Really, really looking forward to the Reveal and the many pictures you have. Your inspiration looks very mystical, I love it! I know from the work you have created in the past, that this is going to be good. Will be looking forward to Saturday. It has been a pleasure having you as our partner.