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Art & Artists - Me & My Friends - Jann Alexander-McCullough

Friday, February 13, 2009

Art & Artists - Me & My Friends #9

I'd like to show you a few new pieces of my Large & Lovely line of jewelry.
I'm really trying to stretch my skills. I've had a great time and am still
growing. Very soon I'll be uploading my new embroidery beaded
bracelets, but for now here are my newest attempts.
I personally love this one.
The colors, I like bright and
sparkly. The beadweaving
style is a very old Dutch
Spiral design. I added loads
of drop beads on both ends
and on the end of the chain.
By the way the chain makes
the bracelet adjustable
to about any size needed.

The next one I'm showing is a
spring coloredverigated furry
yarn heart. The heart is covered
with multi-colored glass leaves
between shiny pale pink
rondelles. There are three
strands of long length, each
were crocheted seperately then
all three on one side were
braided to the very end.
Then leaves were added at the
end to dangle. Imagine wearing
this necklace with a sweet looking
sundress, or what ever you like.
The last item of today is a set. A wire wrapped bracelet with two sizes and oodles of fresh water pearl drops on the front of the bracelet and on the back ends of the band. The matching earrings also are just lavishly dripping pearls. This set looks great with dress jeans or a sundress or even a semi-formal. You deside.
You will find many more lovely items for both the Large & Lovely and the Medium and Small wrist sizes at my shop.

Art & Artists - Me & My Friends #8

Today on my blog I'd like to spotlight another member of my Etsy Team.
Her Name is AnnaLee Husband & she lives in Toronto, Canada. She is an exceptionally brilliant jewelery designer who takes delite in making lasting and timeless jewelry with genuine stones and a large variety of metals. It isn't difficult to tell a piece of her jewelry, she really has her brand etablished.

She has three shops but, today we'll only be
talking about her Sassy D Lites Shop that is
full of lots of beautiful pieces of jewelry.
They stand alone. Just look at them, and you
want to go out and buy a new outfit to match.

She makes really great Men's Jewelry.
Beautiful and masculine. Here is just one
example of her good taste in men's jewelry.

She has ingredible color combo selection. Unusual looking to me, just because I wouldn't have thought of using all the different colored wires and real stones.

Don't forget to stop by our eSMArts Team Shop. where all the monies received is given to a charitable cause and all the items in the shop are donated by the team.

You can find AnnaLee on Etsy at or read more about her at her blog

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Art & Artists - Me & My Friends #7

Do you realize that it's February already! Well things just creep up on me usually and I am late. It wasn't always like that. I was the one who always wanted to have a party - for birthdays, all the holidays, including Valentines day. I'd get everyone committed to be there (where ever) and what they wanted to bring, or what kind of party they wanted to have. You know, picnic out of town, backyard bar-b-que, a night out at the clubs for dancing, just a nice dinner party at who ever is turn it was house or what ever. Some family and some, a mixture of friends and family.
Valentines Day is a beautiful way to show the one you love (or like, guess it depends on your age, or does it?) how much you appreciate, care for, are comfortable with after all those years you have spent together.
I've been married 21 years, and we are just getting comfortable enough that we don't have to have the other's attention all the time. Gosh, was he difficult to get trained. LOL LOL
Seriously though, he isn't very romantic but all I have to do is ask for something and he gets it for me. I had to break through the "NO" period he went through but I made it. WHOOHOO I'm sure all you wives out there have been through or maybe still going through that time. Don't worry. This too will pass. hehehe
The stores are full of cards appropriate for this great holiday. If you are buying for him or her buy Handmade. The products are made better and most are one of a kind. Jewelry is the way to a women's heart. There is plenty of handmade jewelry out there on the net. I even have a store that caters to the Large and Lovely women. Feel free to leave comments or subscribe to my blog.
You can find my shop at Thanks for dropping by and return as often as you'd like and check into my shop "Phoenix Rising Glass Art" for my weekly newly uploaded jewelry pieces.