Thursday, November 2, 2017

Fall 2017 - turning over new leaves

I want to start blogging more and sharing some of my thoughts and observations.   I do not have a filter, so I took a break from blogging just to keep the peace.   Screw it!  Life is too short to stay too quiet and it's my nature to live out loud.   I joined Instagram this summer and I love it.  I use it more than Facebook now. 

The mister and I still have our adventures as well as deep discussions.  As a matter of fact, hell has officially frozen over, he has a Disneyland pass now.

One of my besties and I visited the South Coast Winery in Temecula last weekend.  It's Hi-Brow so we got a few side eyes from some locals, but it didn't stop us from enjoying the scenery as we waited for two of our friends for some wine tasting.  Jenn and I are always showing up and later turnin' up.  It's what we do.

This fall, a lot of changes have been made and it has not all been voluntary.   It's all for the best and as I continue to purge my life of extra emotional debris, I am ready for just about anything.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

D23 Expo 2017

This convention began with standing in a long line waiting for the doors to open.  My friend who was dressed as Mrs. Frozone (Honey Best) joked that D23 was "Line Con"


Below is my friend Teri as Mrs. Frozone (Honey Best).

I am dressed as Iridessa, one of Tinkerbell's friends.


Below I am posed with Sweet Pea on the left and with Tinkerbell on the right!


The Mousequarade was cool!  So many beautiful costumes!


Great costumes of classic and new characters!

For Saturday we dressed up as Ursula and Ariel!  Teri built her Ursula from scratch.  I am not biased because we're friends, but this is the best Ursula I have seen!

Here we are.......This is my Ariel dress!

We ran into my friend Jeandra,  she was covering the expo for her website,

Teri and I went to a Cosplay meetup on Saturday and here are a few candids.

Sunday, Teri and I dressed up as Grandma Tala and Moana!  Teri made her's from scratch and sketched the prints on her fabric! Beautiful work by a talented seamstress.


I ran into my friends Caris and Jennifer! It was great spending some time together and collecting freebies!

For D23 2019, I may just go for one day.  It was packed and exhausting.  It was a great experience and felt like the Comic Con of Disney.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Snowflake Obsidian set

Part of my pendant lot that I recently purchased included two snowflake obsidian pendants and they are small in size. 

I had a few large snowflake obsidian beads and added onyx beads to these earrings using sterling silver findings below.


This next pair, also using Sterling silver findings includes onyx, snowflake obsidian, hematite  and zebra beads.


I need to get more snowflake obsidian beads for bracelets. 



malachite and onyx together!

I ordered a lot of gemstone pendants and was happy to see Malachite in the mix.  The green and black swirl is a beautiful combination.   I had some malachite spacer beads and I paired them with a variety of onyx beads.   The fishhooks are sterling silver. 


Monday, June 12, 2017

Earrings and earrings. And a pretty rose Pendant

Here are a few pair I made over the weekend. The pair below is regular glass beads with onyx spacers.   

The onyx spacers work well with the different color glass beads.   I love this amber brown.

I used Sterling silver findings for the rose quartz and apatite earrings.  Since the large rose quartz beads are  a bit heavy, I used smaller chipped rose quartz and apatite stones.....


The rose pendant is stainless Steele and the necklace cord is satin. 


My sister's earrings needed repair and I just later added fish hooks to these two pairs below.  The bottom pair are heavy so they needed solid posts.