Aunt Suzy

My Aunt Suzy rocks.  Keep in mind, my whole family rocks, but today I’m going to focus on Aunt Suzy.  She’s an artist, teacher, and traveler.  She takes old things, ideas, and cultures, and gives them a new look or point of view.  And that, for me, is a great purpose for a do-it-yourselfer. 
Read about her travels at Connecting Threads ( a MUST if you love Italian art and culture) and see her art here.    
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Beading Night: Christmas Earrings

Official Beading Night was put on hold because of the lingering presence of my recent rashiness, so no Deb tonight as I would be loopy and itchy all night.  Benedryl has become a way of life for me during the past almost two weeks.  Still, I decided to do some simple earring projects on my own.
Fire Mountain Gems has these great designs for Christmastree earrings.  Aren’t they cute?  They use different sizes of Swarovski crystals.  Since I didn’t have enough to complete the entire design for amount of earrings I wanted to make, I got creative, and made some different Christmas designs of my own. 
I think they add the right amount of Christmas sparkle.  FMG has a ton of other quick Christmas jewelry ideas.  Check them out and see what makes you smile or reminds you of someone.  Quick jewelry makes for great gifts.