Sunlight and Cheer




Sun and light, yellow and amber, a cheerful necklace that brightens….
I enjoy using vintage materials that I have – unused stock, usually made in Japan – and combining that with components that I purchase from different artisans on etsy.

This necklace is such an example…the necklace chain is vintage Japan made textured steel links,
embellished with beautiful borosilicate glass beads, crocheted delicate blossoms, and handmade stainless steel closed loops.

The beads are the artistry of http://www.Gillianbeads.etsy.com
the blossoms are the artistry of http://www.TheHighPlainsKnitter.etsy.com
the closed rings are the artistry of http://www.mailliceinwireland.etsy.com

This necklace reminds me that the sun always shines…even when I can’t see it, …it is there. And that the Light of Lord Jesus shines always, through it all…even, and especially, when it doesn’t feel like He is there…He is.

Pearl and Poodle Light Blue Collage Loli Necklace



Congratulations to Deb Davey of dspdavey.etsy.com and TwoCheekyMonkeys.blogspot.com for winning the collage necklace featured last post during the giveaway!! And thank you to everyone who entered! Work has been terribly busy…homework, housework, schooling work, yard work, that is… I did find some time to make this newest collage necklace, which I really, really like – it features vintage and new:D

The Basket charm is vintage, silver plated and I have several of them – they are all blank (no stones), so that I hand fill them using a “wax drop stick” to hold the small crystals or pearls, and gently place them in the flower centers. This basket has vintage Japan made glass pearls; another basket necklace in my etsy shop has vintage Swarovski chatons in it.

As always, much Joy to you all!