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Thursday, December 29, 2011

ANOTHER BELATED CHRISTMAS PRESENT DONE!!!

Hello, all!!!  What a beautiful day God has made!!!  I can't believe the weather here!  Although scary, it's almost 50 degrees, sunny and brightm and we haven't had any accumulated snow here in Chicago; first Christmas season I can remember that wasn't white!!!  LOL!!!

I have another little belated Christmas present ready to give at our family New Year's celebration.  This one is also for a neice but one a bit older who just LOVES glitz and flash.  It's a jewelry set I made of a bracelet with a pair of earrings:


I used that mesh stuff again and I think I'm really getting hooked on it; I've thought of so many uses for it already!!!  Of course I've been asked where I found it, and I got it at a local fabric store in my neighborhood.   It must commonly be used for weddings because that's the section I found it in.  They had swatches of assorted colors but the only ones they had available were silver and gold -- the store clerk did say they were expecting more but didn't know when it'd be in.  Well, I saw the swatch for purple and it was gorgeous -- knew I had to have that color, so I sent searching the internet.  Well I found quite a bit of this mesh but much more expensive -- some was even as high as $25 a yard!  I got it at the fabric store with 5 yards to a spool at $6.99; on the internet you'd be ordering it at the lowest for about $5 for only 1 yard -- so check out the wedding/bridal sections in your fabric stores -- much better deal!!!  Sadly, I'll just be waiting to get that purple... lol!!!

Well, I hope everyone's great and having a wonderful time.  It's been so great being able to visit with you and, of course, I'll be back!  If I haven't gotten to anyone yet, I'm still working at it!!!

Still have several more gifts to make so I'm off, but...

Hugs, and I'll be seeing you in a bit!

36 comments:

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh I know she is going to love this set, how beautiful.
I am loving that mesh also and will have to do a search in my local Joann's maybe. I see all the colors but yes a little pricey.
Glad your doing alright and getting ready for a new 2012
A big Hug my friend

Audrey said...

Hi Audrey
I love the jewellery you are such a clever lady.

Beebeebabs said...

Wow Audrey that is beautiful - love it.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Is there anything u can't do Audrey??? Those ear rings are just too cute as well as the bracelet... As usual I can't wait to see what u r working on now... Purple... Oh yes that's my color... So happy to hear you are having time to play a little . Hugs Sandy

lovemypaper said...

Audery this is so very beautiful love it!

scrappin sista said...

Sooo Pretty!!! You are so talented my friend, I am sure who ever gets this they are going to love it!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful work!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Sandi Cl~ said...

This is so lovely, Audrey! You are one talented lady for sure! You always have such unique projects .. I will have to check on this mesh and see what I can find .. Happy New Year, hon!

Cricut Couple said...

Wow! I am just blown away every time that I visit! I mean, how??? Well... Amazing!!!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Wow, what a lovely gift for your niece. She is going to love it! I hope you guys have a wonderful celebration Audrey.

Have fun creating!

Mary said...

This is so gorgeous Audrey! Ok so you are the official box queen and jewelry maker!!!I hope you enjoy your New Years family gathering. Also, thanks for the tip on the lotion. Hugs, Mary

shari said...

Audrey, your jewelry is just beautiful!!! You never cease to amaze me. I'm doing great, haven't had much time lately to do much crafting or blogging. Life is so busy this time of year. I got your Christmas message, thanks so much for thinking of me. Happy New Year to you and your family. Shari (cricutrookie)

Jean said...

Another beautiful gift Audrey. I love it. We are having nice weather here too. I didn't even need a jacket today which was so nice.

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Rhonda Emery said...

absoulety beautiful what a lucky person who gets these you are so talented I love everything you make thanks for all your sweet comments I hope you have a very happy news year

Marlene said...

She's going to love it. Beautiful Audrey.
xxx
Marlebe

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you for the Christmas Wishes!!! Hope you had a WONDERFUL one and hope you have a blessed New Year! :-)

-Sam :-)

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, what an amazing gift! Your project is just stunning:) You are so stinken creative! I can't wait to see what you create in 2012!
Happy New Year my friend!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Jani Lewis said...

Absolutely beautiful, Audrey! That mesh material is so stunning. Great job and thanks for sharing.

Jani
papercompulsions.blogspot.com

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You just make the loveliest gift here!!!

GabyCreates.com said...

WOW my friend,you are one talented lady!!! Hope you and your husband had a wonderful Christmas (I just remembered the water bucket incident LOL [smile])...She will love her gorgeous set!

Angi said...

Wow Gorgeous. You need to open up a shop & sell these.

Treva said...

Another beautiful gift, I hope your neices appreciate the gifts. Audrey you rock and are a jack of all trades, tfs.

Brenda said...

wow wow wow this is sooo amazing!!!! I worked at a fabric & craft store for years trying to see the fabric you are using
hugs
Brenda

Besthobbyeva said...

Simply elegant and beautiful. What an amazing gift to receive.

Here in Boston we haven't had any snow either, I am quite happy about that. Makes moving around so much easier.

Happy New Year, my friend!!

Laurie

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is just stunning. You are so multi-talented, I can't get over it. TFS
Hugs

2 Ducky said...

I see two problems with this... One, I am not going to be at your party and two, I am not your niece so that means this isn't for me! LOL! :) This is so pretty. Thank you for sharing your talent with us each day. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Luvy said...

Wow! I love what you did with the mesh. You're so creative!! I love it! Happy New Year friend!!

~BridgetL~ said...

Hey Sweetie, Im so happy you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. We had a great one too. And your "nephews" thought it was so cute you sent wishes to them. I've missed some wonderful creations around here. Absolutley love your bracelet and earrings for your niece. She is going to love love it. Its been a joy to share this past yr with you and I hope to continue our friendship into 2012. I won't be around to wish you a Happy New Year as you know Im heading to Oakland to see my Raiders. So have a safe, fun and blessed New Years and talk to you next yr. Love and Hugs!

Creative Hayes Creations said...

Wow that looks really nice. Thanks for letting us know about the mess, next time im at JoAnn's will look to see they have it.

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Happy new year! Hard to believe 2011 is done. It went by so fast! Hope you have a great New Year, see you in 2012!

Celeste said...

Such a beautiful project..... Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog.... Hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year... Hugggs.

Lisa said...

Wow, this set is stunning!! I absolutely LOVE them!! You are so creative and talented :)

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

lisa808 said...

Wow--beautiful gift set!

Curt in Carmel said...

You always make the most beautiful jewelry. I think you need to come up with your own designer line. I think you would be a huge success. You have such a creative way of looking at things which makes them such unique pieces. Hugs! Curt

- - Sheryl - - said...

Happy new year to you too! Beautiful bracelet, I hope to get my craft mojo back since being busy the month of December