I have been such a slacker lately about posting. The days aren't long enough to do everything I need and want to do. It has also been a sad week for me. I had to put my 17 year old cat, Miss Camille, down last Thursday night.
Miss Camille was a beautiful Cream Mackeral Tabby Maine Coon who lived a long and pampered (at her insistence) life, but lately, had been slowing down and not eating. She had a history of hip dysplasia. When I got home Thursday night, she jumped down from her window perch to greet me and fell over and couldn't get up. It was a long and paintful trip to the Vet's office, and I knew by the time I got there it was time to let her go.
I wasn't much in the mood to clay, so I uploaded some listings to Etsy and tried to get my mind back on creating. I made two beads and wasn't concentrating and tried to slice off my finger on a blade, so that put a halt to any new beads for the next week. When it rains, it pours.
I needed some cheering and some good news, and I got it in the form of some very nice blog and Etsy treasury features. My new friend Keirsten of LuneDesigns did a really great feature on me on her delightful blog yesterday, and today she is featuring a necklace she created with one of my Vintage French Ephemera Eiffel Tower Beads, the pretty one I called "silver print" because it looks like a vintage gelatin print to me.
Keirsten is the lady who dubbed me "Queen of Fauxtiquities" for my new, hieroglyphic bead series. Isn't this a fabulous necklace design? I would wear this every day! It fits my style perfectly. I love Keirsten's treatment of the pendant focal bead, the wire work and the nickel end caps!
I am also lucky enough to own one of Keirsten's fabulous necklace designs, this one shown below, which I wear often. It has beautiful teal and amethyst purple beads and the same nickel end caps. I have gotten many compliments on it. Keirsten has an amazing talent, don't you think? Check out her Etsy shop. You'll be marking many of them as favorites.
(This is also the necklace featured in Keirsten's banner at Etsy!)
Thanks again, friends, for brightening an otherwise dark week for me.