Category Archives: Beads

“Sunshine Day” for the Little Darlings

Since sunshiny days are so difficult to find this spring, I made a new ensemble for the Little Darlings that is filled with the warmth of yellows and pinks.  It’s sure to brighten your day as it did mine while I was making this set.

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The photo below highlights how delicate my mohair/silk lace sweaters are.  It is especially difficult to embroider on such an open knit as the embroidery threads easily show through to the front of the sweater.

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(The lemon yellow/pink roses remind me of strawberry lemonade.)

I had the perfect colors of bicone crystals in my stash (thanks to my sister’s bead destashing last summer) to use for the bracelet; pastel blue, yellow, and pink match perfectly and add a bit of sparkle.  I also found a pastel yellow Swarovski crystal butterfly that matched the bicone crystals and used it for the end of the purse’s dangle.  Since there isn’t a heart on the bracelet I sewed a pink heart to the inside of the purse to show that this ensemble was made with love.

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My Princess in Pink

I want to share with you an ensemble that I just finished for Dianna Effner’s Little Darlings.  It is pure pink princessy-ness;  a color that all (well, most) little princesses love.

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Gina loves her crocheted purse with fun dangles to hold her tiny treasures.

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For more information on Gina’s “My Princess in Pink” ensemble please visit my “Available for Sale” page on .

Winter Snowflakes

Do you have any snowflakes yet?  We don’t have any real snowflakes in northern Illinois.  In fact it just got cold enough to produce snow, not rain.  I am sure it won’t be long now and we will be enjoying the quiet beauty of a winter wonderland.

To celebrate the start of winter Talyssa has a new ensemble to show you reminiscent of an icy paradise where she is the princess.  Her dress is made with a cotton print in violet-ish colored snowflakes.  Snowflake embroidery, crystals, pearls, a silver snowflake charm, a glittery ornament, muted shades of color (or no color) make Talyssa’s new outfit perfect to help welcome winter.

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For more information on Talyssa’s “Winter Snowflakes” ensemble please visit the “Available for Sale” page on .

If you’d like to make some of your own (virtual paper) snowflakes you can make some online here. I love the sound affects as the snowflakes are being snipped.  Here’s the one I made.

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