23 March 2010

Loving Lily

"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other" ~ Chinese Proverb

Thank you so much for all your kind and encouraging words for my "Lily at Twilight" necklace and earring set. It is hard to create in a vacuum for me. I really need to have feedback, or at the very least someone in mind when I create something. Otherwise I find it very hard to make anything at all.

Someone told me that this would be perfect for Bella Swan's prom dress with the brilliant blue and the mysterious crystals. Since I have never read the books {nor seen the movies} I was at a loss. {I know, I am so not with it. Have I been living in a cave? Well, sort of...my studio is in the basement...} So I went out and picked up the book this week. Not a bad little romp. {You should know that I was addicted to the Anne Rice vampire books back in the late 80s. Yes, I really am that old. And no, I hated the movie version, particularly Tom Cruise as Lestat. Kind of ruined my love affair with the books when I could no longer picture Lestat the way he should have been filmed...}. I gave in to the temptation to see what all the fuss is about. Maybe I will even work up to watching the movie. But that is where I will draw the line.

Last fall I did create polymer clay fang earrings for a client {odd request for the pregnant wife of a friend...}. I made pearly whites and pewter silver ones as well. Some had garnet blood drops, others were slightly blood stained with alcohol inks. I knew they were successful when the wife who received them thought her husband had given her teeth. But upon closer inspection she saw that they were indeed fangs. And I am sure there was some squealing involved from the sheer excitement of wearing fan earrings to the midnight premiere of the movie. {Not bad for my first attempt at polymer clay...I have some talented bead-making friends who gave me some good tips.}

I found a picture of Bella's dress. I think she would have looked stunning in my creation. {Perhaps I should change the name to Bella at Twilight?} 

But before I go any further, I should tell you the real reason for this post. 

I put all your names on paper and picked out of a hat, the good old fashioned un-techie way. Congratulations...


You won a set of pearls and crystals from my Rings & Things stash and some of that stunning sapphire sari ribbon from DesignTalentedOne on Etsy.

But wait! There's more!

I have been blessed. And you have been so kind with all of your comments. I treasure them. I have found more friends through this blog than I could ever have imagined. And I like to share the beady love. So I decided there should be a second winner. Congratulations...


I have some goodies just for you!

Please both email me at enjoytheday{at}tesoritrovati{dot}com with your mailing addresses and I will send the beady goodness out to both of you...with one stipulation...that you share with all of us what you make with these lovelies!
Don't forget about the March Inspired by...Dr. Seuss challenge going on right now! The deadline to enter your picture at the Flickr group is Wednesday, March 31st and the prize is something you won't want to miss! Read more about it here. There are only four entries so far......come on and get inspired!

Check It Out:: Twilight Dressup  {Go ahead and play...you know you want to!}

Enjoy the day! 


Andrew Thornton said...

What a lovely piece you made! The blues are fantastic!

I too was an Anne Rice fan. I read all of her books, but drew the line on the life of Jesus ones. I haven't read the Twilight books, but Cynthia has been encouraging me to read them so that we can compare and contrast with the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris (the ones the HBO TrueBlood series is based on).

I also thought that I was the only one who knew about DesignTalentedOne. Ha ha ha. I bought so many skeins of silk... probably 30 of them in total. I've seen her popping up all around now. A little sad that she isn't my secret source anymore, but happy to know that she's doing well!

Mermaid Glass said...

Tom Cruise ruined Lestat for me, too! :)
I had to go see both of the Twilight movies because I have a 12-year old daughter and, WOW, were they hard to sit through. Much teenage angst, melodrama and over-emoting. The books are always better, anyway.

EmandaJ said...

Hello Erin,

I squealed with delight and startled my MiniSchnauzers -- (see http://artemisiastudio.blogspot.com/2010/03/all-quiet-here.html ) when I saw that you had drawn my name. I'll send you an email with my particulars in a few minutes.

Speaking of Vampires -- my fav as a child was Barnabas Collins on Dark Shadow -- the original TV series. Yes, I'm that old!

Mwahahah! O0ooEeeeoooooo

lisa oram said...

And happy day to you, too. What a fun thing to share!

cjvierow said...

Oh my gosh, Erin! Like Emanda J., I also squealed, and frightened my cat! How exciting to have won. I'll send my address--can hardly wait to see the goodies. Your necklace was beautiful.

Funny, like Emanda, I watched "Dark Shadows" with my Mom, and Barnabus was my favorite vampire. But, I can't possibly be THAT old, can I???? I stopped counting at 39--haha.

Thanks, again. I don't have a blog, but will try to email you a picture of my 'creation' when it's completed. CJ

Pearl and Pebble said...

Oh hey now- If this is the criteria for dating ourselves I'm right there with ya. WE ARE NOT OLD. WE ARE NOT OLD. WE ARE NOT OLD.....:D I've never been a big T.C. fan and am lucky that he didn't ruin the mental visual I had for Lestat. I didn't mind the movie and in fact kind of liked young Mr. Pitt as Luis!

Jenners said...

First of all, love that quote.

Second, did you see my confession of how I'm in love with Edward? Yes ... sad but true so you are not too old.

Third, you'll sell a ton more of these earrings if you name them after Bella. Just saying!

Cindy said...

Your Lily at Twilight necklace is one of the most stunning, knock-out pieces of jewelry I have seen in a long time. I just love everything about it - the dramatic colors, the ribbon, the vintage rhinestones...oh it is just so incredibly gorgeous (and YES it would have gone perfectly with her dress!)!
Congrats to the lucky winners!!

Beatnheart said...

hello, I'm new and right now I can't even remember how I got here, but I know if it has to do with beads and jewelry making I'm all over it..I'm a new follower. Look like there's alot going on here...


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