The Colors Blue and White…

…are the topic of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week.  I found some lovely blue and white flowers starting to open in the garden – spring is in the air!

The earrings, in shades of blue, seem to echo the bright blue of a spring sky – you can check them out on Etsy here.





The Boston area certainly qualifies as cold this week – yesterday Boston reached a record low of -9 degrees Fahrenheit, breaking the record set in 1934 by 6 degrees.  Yet the snow is still lovely.  It looks like a winter wonderland!  🙂



[In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things That Are Cold]



Vibrant, Playful Earrings – Made with Playing Cards!

These earrings (available on Etsy here) seem to me to be the epitome of vibrant!  Perfect for dispelling that winter gloom 🙂



[In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant]

Color Your World – Desert Sand

The latest bracelet-and-earring set up on Etsy features beautiful glass pearls in the desert sand color that’s the topic of today’s Color Your World challenge.  Why, even the background matches! 🙂

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The bracelet is available on Etsy here; the earrings are available here.  Take a look!

A Tropical Vacation (or at least its flowers!)

When I saw these polymer clay beads, I just couldn’t resist getting two strands – one in shades of pink and purple, and one in shades of blue and green.  Together, they remind me of a tropical garden.  The vibrant colors are a welcome contrast to the grey of winter 🙂


The bracelet is available on Etsy here.

I’m also linking to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week – if you’re looking for more pink and magenta flowers, check out her page here!



Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Orange Flowers

These are my first foray into the world of dried flowers, and I doubt they’ll be my last.  I’m quite amazed by the way the lovely oranges and reds of the roses are being preserved… they remind me of something out of a fairytale 🙂



For more orange and yellow flowers, check out this week’s Fun Foto Challenge here!


It’s not exactly a winter wonderland, but we’ll enjoy the lovely weather while we have it now.  Here’s hoping the last day of 2015 is a good one for you 🙂

[In response to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Now]

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Anything Painted

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week asks participants to share a photo of anything painted.  Here’s a lovely mural in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Daniel Barreto and Brian Reeves:



Some more information about the mural.

Check out some of the other entries here!

Update: I’m a featured blogger – thanks, Cee!  Take a look at this week’s other featured entries here.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Man-Made

You can’t deny that handmade jewelry falls under the category of “man-made!”  Here are some of my favorite autumn-colored pieces, to celebrate the season.

A charming cat & mouse bracelet – great for Halloween!
Mini beaded hoop earrings in earthy, autumnal colors.
A red and gold statement bracelet, perfect for fall.

These are all available on Etsy: Cat & Mouse Bracelet, Mini Hoop Earrings, Statement Bracelet.  Take a look!

[In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Man-Made.]