Amber Colored Glass Bead Memory Wire Bracelet

Jewelry

This is a newer piece I have listed in my Etsy shop, and I think it is the perfect summer-to-fall piece.

Yellow, orange, brown and gold tones come together to create an overall amber color. This color arrangement reminds me of changing fall leaves. I know that’s been nearly a constant theme with me lately, but I am so ready for fall!

These beads are supported by gold plated memory wire. They are a bit chunkier than some of my other pieces, giving almost a cuff bracelet effect. The bracelet is big enough to be a statement piece, but not overwhelming. I love these glass beads because they look appropriate for both casual and more formal outfits.

If you’re interested in checking out this piece in my shop, click here!

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Thank You Card

Cards

Another card to share today, this time a thank you card.

I love this background stamp from Hero Arts and decided to spice it up a little bit by heat embossing with a glittery gold!

To tone down the shiny I used shades of red for the sentiment. The “Thank You” sentiment is stamped in red ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I left heat on the embossing powder longer than normal to give the finish a matte look instead of the shiny finish you typically get from heat embossing. This matte finish on the red cardstock makes a nice juxtaposition against the glittery background.

This was a nice, simple project for a card in a hurry. I will definitely be using this great background stamp again!

Glittery Fall Colors Glass Ball Ornaments

Home Decor

OK, here’s the thing.

I LOVE GLITTER.

A lot. So, why not glitter up some ornaments?! I wanted to make something that would make a fun Thanksgiving tree/arrangement and came up with these colors. These sparkle like CRAZY! I used the floor polish + glitter instructions you can find anywhere online. I definitely prefer a finer glitter – you get a lot more shine out of a finer glitter as opposed to a chunkier type.

I also made the “tree” shown in the photos. I searched and searched for a cheap, generic tree that could be decorated for any season, not just Christmas. I couldn’t find anything, so I decided to make my own! I purchased some sticks from a craft store, but you could definitely just pick up some sticks from your backyard (not an option in the urban areas I’ve lived in!). I used floral foam secured to the bottom of a galvanized bucket, then filled the bucket with some awesome glittery/sequined fall floral filler. I really love the way the tree/bush turned out, and it’s surprisingly sturdy!

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Dainty Mossy Green Square Beads on Gold Chain Bracelet

Jewelry

With Labor Day weekend comes the end of summer and unofficial beginning of fall (but dangit, I’ll wear white if I want to!). I LOVE this bracelet for fall. The mossy green beads and gold chain create a dainty, warm look.

Simple to wear on its own, or add to other bracelets for a layered look. The green beads have a bit of a antiqued, golden sheen to them which make them a little special.

I especially like this bracelet for the beginning of fall. The colors are very warm, and remind me of the trees before the leaves begin to turn. Get more info here!

Warm Autumn Colors Glass Beaded Memory Wire Bracelet

Jewelry

This bracelet made of glass beads on memory wire is a great fall accessory. The warm colors are perfectly cozy yet shiny. Tones of yellow, orange, green, gold, brown and bronze are randomly placed along the bracelet.

I love hiking in the fall to look at the wonderful colors of changing leaves. This bracelet brings that experience and those colors to you! The perfect fall accessory.

Available for sale here!

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Tortoise Shell Colored Glass Bead Memory Wire Bracelet

Jewelry

As a recent transplant to the south, I CANNOT. WAIT. for fall this year. Since I’m not sure I’m going to get many crisp fall days, I’m placing a lot more emphasis on my clothing, jewelry and makeup to get me in the swing of the season. I wanted to carry that over to what I’m creating this time of year, and this was one of the first things to come out of the fall inspiration.

These glass beads are neat for a few reasons. First, they’re an interesting shape. Most beads I work with are symmetrical and these are more of a teardrop shape. Second, they’ve got some really neat two-tone coloring. One side of the bead is a subtly metallic bronze color while the other side is a smoky crystal color with a subtle mirrored gold finish over parts of this section. The effect is a little bit of shine and sparkle without TOO much, and the colors remind me of tortoise shell.

Memory wire bracelets are great because they’re just so easy. They don’t need to be clasped or adjusted, just put on and go. I’ve really fallen in love with this format because of the ease of wearing them, but also because of the multi-row effect memory wire creates. This bracelet is great to wear alone but is also simple enough to wear with other bracelets for an autumn arm party!

If you’re in the mood for fall, too, you can check out this bracelet here.