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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Jewelry That Compliment Each Other

A bit on the grainy side, I know...sorry, but I just finished this glass bead chain necklace. It is blue-turquoise in color, and I dropped a silver tone flower pendant off this beautiful chain. As I was getting it ready for it's photo shoot, I noticed that earrings that I had sitting close by matched nicely. I don't usually like to wear matchy matchy jewelry, just things that compliment each other, and I think these two pieces do the job.

The  earrings are made of paper. Yes, paper. They are very light weight and fun to wear. I plan to put both these pieces into my Etsy shop after Thanksgiving. I promise, better pictures will be posted of both the necklace and earrings.

I have put together a video of several pair of earrings that I will slowly be putting onto my shop. These are on that video, so if you want to pop on over there you can see more what they look like and get a more accurate size. Just click on the above highlighted words.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Links to Some Cool Projects

DIY Dreamcatcher from Crafty Leftovers
It's always fun to use what you have lying around for a new project, and this dreamcatcher uses a mason jar lid, some yard and beads for a cute and meaningful craft.

Get Diamond Eight Today
Connie's posted Diamond Eight, the next section of the free 2015-6 SAL from Connie Gee's Designs.


Art Bead Scene
Take a peek at the beautiful palette that Heather has pulled from this month's challenge to inspire you!

Beaded Lanyards
Terry shows some of her new lanyards from her Etsy shop. These fun pieces have a duel purpose, not only can they be worn as a lanyard, but also as a long necklace, short necklace or bracelet.

Crochet a Flamingo
In this video review, the Crafty Princess looks at a crochet pattern for acute flamingo named Gordon.

Color Scheme Creation
Three popular online applications for creating a color scheme. Fine tune one, create one from an image or just have fun playing with color.

Beading Arts
When you've made a fancy necklace, sometimes you just need to pair it with a really super simple little pair of earrings....Come learn how to make them in about 10 minutes!

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean reviews a how to book of quick to knit, soft and fluffy, chic and fabulous cowls!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Diffuser Jewelry

Well, my computer is back in the hospital yet again...and I am trying to post on my iPad. Next time I am in the market for a new computer, remind me to get a Mac...


This post is about what I have been working on for my Etsy shop. I have been using essential oils for several years now. One reason I started using them is because I learned that I am allergic to so many lotions, fragrances and cosmetics. I love the way essential oils smell, and so I add them to my fragrance free body lotions. I have had several of my oil friends ask if I can make diffuser jewelry. That...is what I have been working on lately.

Well, I would post some pictures, but I can't figure out how to do it. I have to get an ap, and I don't want to do that, soooooo....hop on over to etsy.com/shop/TappingflamingoBling and check some more stuff on my Treasures by Terry Facebook page.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

I Love My Essential Oils!

Okay...I just want to share something that I love....my essential oils!

Have you ever taken a wiff of any type of essential oil? I have, and boy, do they smell good! Since being introduced to these oils, I have collected quite a few. Anything from ylang ylang to bergamot, to Frankincense and Myrrh...yes, Frankincense and Myrrh! Two of the things that the Wise Men brought to baby Jesus so many years ago.

What do I use them for? Well, I would love to sit down and tell you. Just a couple of the things I use them for are cleaning my home and in cleaning my body.

I love to mop my wood floors with vinegar and a drop or two of lemon oil. I love to use different oils in my fragrance free lotions. Since my doctor told me to stay away from perfumes and other fragrances, and I like to smell good, I have converted to using essential oils. Did you know that Wild Orange Essential Oil is called the "happy oil?" Well it is....

True story....
A friend of mine was sitting in the doctors office. A little boy kept going up to her and talking to her. His mother told the little boy to leave the lady alone. Then he said to his mother...."But she smells like sunshine." My friend was wearing Wild Orange Essential Oil.

Did you know you can cook with certain types of essential oils? Yep, but they have to be a certain grade for that. Not any ole essential oil you get from the store has that claim. In fact, you do NOT want to cook with those, because they are not pure.

If you are interested in learning more about essential oils, and how to clean your house, or cook with them...among other wonderful things, let me know. I would love to share....

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Trunk or Treat

Tonight is our annual church Trunk or Treat. Since I dressed up like a pirate for our recent Disney cruise, I decided to go with that theme.
Here's a picture with my youngest sister and Goofy and I as pirates. I plan to wear the same outfit, except probably not the sweater...it is suppose to be in the mid 70's tonight.
I was stumped as to what to do about decorating our van. I really did not want to go out and buy a bunch of stuff. I remembered that we have a very old trunk. Maybe I could use that as a pirate chest. Only thing is, I don't want it to slam down on anyone's fingers or other body parts. I decided to use a beige sheet I had that looks like sand and put that on the floor of the back of the van. Then I draped an off white afghan over the back seats. I put the closed trunk in the back and draped a "fishing" net I had and then threw Mardi Gras beads on it (living in Louisiana, one always has plenty of Mardi Gras beads).
I remembered I had a bunch of Beanie Baby fish and sea creatures, so I grabbed those along with a broken wood fish mobile I had, and "tangled" them into the net, and hung the fish around the back of the van.

I made a banner using nautical theme scrapbook paper. When I get there tonight, I plan to put more beads around.
I'm all set! My daughter in law will be helping me out. My husband is coming too, but really doesn't want to dress up, so I am just going to have him wear his red and black stripped shirt and jeans. I might get him to put on a scarf or something.
Even though all our little ones are now big ones, we still love to hang out with the children and hand out candy. In our new neighborhood, we won't be getting many trick or treaters because all of the neighborhood kids and grown up and moved on. So this will probably be our only chance to hand out candy this year.
Hope you all have a wonderful Halloween! Stay safe and have fun!