Grab a cup of coffee.
No, make that a pot of coffee.
This is epic, Babycakes!
I will regale you with the tragicomical tale of our trip to CHA and the unfortunate journey back on another day...let's just say that I'm about 500 dollars short...and a day late...and the Potter family is ex hau sted, especially Miss Avalon. Today I have to catch up on what I was unable to post yesterday.
Okay so here we gooooooooo!!!!!!
Firstly, I have a super fun Pop Rocks Necklace for ImpressArt, visit their blog to get the 411 and the link to the tutorial on their website. I used Lucite baubles from The Beadin' Path, lovely SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS accents and the fabulous stamps and blanks are, of course, from ImpressArt. Good stuff! This necklace got a ton of love at CHA! I hosted daily make and takes sharing the Rock Star pendants in the ImpressArt booth, to a mostly super excited group of crafters. (One snarky lady from Ontario was extremely annoyed she couldn't stamp something else on her blank, but you can't please 'em all. Sheesh, lady, lighten up, it's just a sample!)
Secondly, I am a day late for the Kalmbach Swarovski Ambassador Blog Hop! Derp. Alas, we were traveling yesterday, but here's the 411! I contributed a decoupage on crystal design called Trashionista (see variations above-get the book to see the bracelet and get the instructions) in the new Crystal Jewelry Inspiration book featuring work by the uber talented Swarovski Ambassadors! Kalmbach is hosting a blog hop with PRIZES! Just leave a comment below telling me how you like to sparkle and you'll be entered to win! Visit the other blogs and leave comments for more chances! Woo hoo!
The book, Crystal Jewelry Inspiration, is an amazingly eclectic array of inspiring eye candy with stunning designs from a host of incredibly talented and diverse designers! Visit their blogs and tell them Madge sent you!
Stay tuned for the EPIC CHA report! Yes, more coffee will be required!
|Monday, 1/14||June Beach||Beach Haus Designs||www.beachhausdesigns.blogspot.com|
|Lilian Chen||Gold Gatsby Design||www.liliangoldgatsby.blogspot.com|
|Fernando daSilva||Modern Expressions||www.modern-expressions.blogspot.com|
|Marcia DeCoster||Mad Designs||www.maddesignsbeads.blogspot.com|
|Stephanie Dixon||The Dixon Chick||www.thedixonchick.blogspot.com|
|Katie Hacker||Katie's Beading Blog||www.katiehacker.blogspot.com|
|Monica Han||CYS Dreambeads||www.cysdreambeads.blogspot.com|
|Diane Hertzler||Diane Hertzler Beading Experiences||www.dianehertzler.blogspot.com|
|Val Hirata||CBY Sparkle||www.cbysparkle.com/blog|
|Jamie Hogsett||Jamie Hogsett||www.jamiehogsett.blogspot.com|
|Tamara Honoman||Artfully Inspired||www.thonaman.com/Tams_blog_dir/blogs/index.php|
|Thursday, 1/17||Lisa Pavelka||Lisa Pavelka's Creative Musings||www.lisapavelka.typepad.com|
|Margot Potter||Margot Potter||www.margotpottertheimpatientcrafter.blogspot.com|
|Pat Riesenburger||Urban Stitch Studio||www.urbanstitchstudio.blogspot.com|
|Leslie Rogalski||Sleepless Beader||www.sleeplessbeader.blogspot.com|
|Nadia Sanchez Ramos||Fou Fou Chat by the Terror Sisters||www.foufouchat.blogspot.com|
|Renata Sanchez Ramos||Fou Fou Chat by the Terror Sisters||www.foufouchat.blogspot.com|
|Debra Saucier||Debra Saucier As The Crystal Turns||www.debrasaucier.blogspot.com|
|Friday, 1/18||Brenda Schweder||Brenda Schweder||www.BrendaSchweder.com|
|Debbi Simon||Debbie Simon||www.debbisimon.blogspot.com|
|Kim St. Jean||Studio St. Jean||www.kimstjean.blogspot.com|
|Kristal Wick||Kristal Wick||www.kristalwick.wordpress.com|
|Diane Whiting||Sparkles and Smiles||www.sparklesandsmiles.blogspot.com|