Wednesday, December 22, 2010

3 days and counting...

The packages are sent, the custom orders are done, everything is wrapped and under the tree. If you still need a last minute gift, it won't make it for Christmas, but my gift certificates are in .pdf form so if you order one of them, it will arrive in your inbox within 24 hrs. and you can print it off and slip it into and envelope. Last week I reached 200 sales in my Etsy store and I can't thank you enough. If you're reading this, then you've helped me get there and I wish I could thank each and every one of you personally, but I can't so this little Thank You will have to do.

I wanted to show you the very last gifts that I created for my sisters. In case you're wondering, I have three sisters, hence the endless sister gifts!
This first was inspired by a necklace that I saw in Bead Trends, and I'm pretty sure that it was by Erin Prais-Hintz, but I'm not completely sure. I just have this image in my mind of this pretty little sparkly necklace with one of Heather's manuscript beads. Erin if you're out there, please tell me that this was your idea!

You know me though, I had to find a way to put seed beads in the finished product. I bead embroidered the "C" and hung a bunch of little glass rounds and an ocean jasper drop from the bottom. I chose to use antique brass as my sister isn't really much a gold-wearer.
Bobby pins for my youngest sister who's grown her bangs out and needs something to keep them out of her face.
A headband for the same sister. I am in LOVE with this striped embroidered thing and you will definitely be seeing a bracelet done like this in the very near future.
I played around with the bead sizes a little to make the lower stripes.

Okay, the last two color palettes for the Margie and Me finals are ones that we've done before, so if you want to see them, you can follow the links below to the old posts:
#46 Winged Lions of the Ishtar Gate
I am getting so excited about the Finals!! I hope you are as well, remember e-mail me, abney_m(at), by the 28th with your entries and if you have any other questions shoot them my way!

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! It's looking like this may be the first Christmas since we moved to NC that we won't have to wear flip flops and shorts on Christmas day....


  1. Hey Marcie! These are all great gifts! I do have a piece in the Winter Stringing right now that is a similar treatment of Heather's manuscript beads. The funny thing is she has decided not to make those anymore and you and I are one of about a 1/2 dozen folks who are using them right now! I actually like your piece way better than mine. The bead weaving is so intricate and really enhances the bead.

    Enjoy the day!
    Erin ;-)

  2. Oooh, these are gorgeous gifts, Marcie...your sisters are going to be thrilled! (I love the stripes on the headband too...very nice!) Isn't it just a little bit special to be able to MAKE gifts for Christmas :-) I was up until 1am soldering a little pendant for my Mum. I love knowing that I am giving her a gift with meaning and made with love, not something I've just gone and bought off the rack!

    Wishing you and your family the happiest of holiday seasons, and I wish you continued success in the new year!

    Un beso,

    P.S. I nearly forgot...congratulations on 200 sales!!! *hooray*

  3. Working like mad on my Margie piece! :-)

  4. God could I be one of your sisters? Have a very Merry Christmas!!!