Saturday, May 28, 2011

Margie and Me: Oil on Canvas

June was a challenge for me.
I knew she would be.
Bright orange?

I found this chunky teardrop of Botswana Agate and mixed it with all the bright orange beads I had in my stash.

I hung it from an antiqued copper finding that I've had forever. I left the finding blank, no etching, no words. It's a place to keep your secrets. Just like June.
She's here if you'd like to see more of her.

The second little girl needed something smaller, more dainty.
Two little bobby pins.
Embroidered in creamy beige and surrounded with chocolate brown, creamy yellow and cadet blue.

Sweet, small and unpretentious just like their inspiration.

Finally, as a thank you, I'm extending an offer to you guys that I put to my newsletter subscribers on Wednesday.

To celebrate 400 sales I'm offering a

$25 Gift Certificate

to the next customer purchasing jewelry from my shop.
It's a little thank you, and it will arrive via your inbox and I'll send it blank, so you could give it as a gift, or keep it for yourself to redeem later for a rainy day.
This is first come, first serve and once it's gone, it's gone.
UPDATE: One of my lovely customers has taken me up on my offer for the gift certificate and it is no longer available. Congratulations lovely lady and thank you! :) 

Thank you guys and I hope you'll leave me a comment with a link to your Margie and Me creations. I can't wait to see what everyone has done!

Enjoy the long weekend, and come back tomorrow for a big announcement!


  1. I think you did great job with the orange, Marcie! I love the juicy blood orange tones in it. And the bobby pins are so pretty!

    Here's my link for my challenge piece;

    Can't wait to see what everyone has made!

  2. I love your challenge pieces, Marcie! I really loved both the palettes but only had time for one this year. Congrats on 400 sales!

  3. They are both lovely! The pins are so dainty, and I love the fiery orange!
    Here's my link:

  4. Hi Marcie! Wonderful job , I especially love the necklace.
    Here is the link to my necklace for this challenge:
    Thank You,

  5. Oh Girl I love love love the orange and the secrets it can keep! Awesome!

  6. The challenge pieces are always a pleasant surprise. I especially like the orange.

    Here are my challenge pieces!