Saturday, January 12, 2013

This Week's Blog Post


Silver Pearl Eyeglass Chains and Lanyards
I got silver glass pearls to make eyeglass chains and lanyards, so I made 1 of each in gold and silver! One lanyard sold within a couple of days so I think this was a good addition to my shop! We ladies love our pearls.

This eyeglass chain is available at Miss Val’s Creations.

Peruvian Beads
I received these incredibly adorable Peruvian beads this week. The detail is wonderful! I received a llama, giraffe, monkey and an owl. 
These will be worked into lanyards for people with fetishes. That word sounds dirty but I am not sure how else to describe it when someone has a serious love for a particular animal!!!

Fondue Pot
This is my newest kitchen appliance. As a cheese lover I am SO EXCITED!!!! Jim and I are doing a cheddar cheese fondue tonight with veggies to dip. 
Jim has the amazing idea of cooking up potato chunks to dip! Heaven! Maybe in the future we will try a traditional fondue but since cheese is so expensive and it is our first time, we are going to start out cheap!

New Handbag
I have mentioned in the past how I like to buy second hand since it is a green thing to do! 

This Banana Republic is my “new” winter handbag found on eBay. It is so me and in excellent condition!!!!

Pendant
I have these interesting sterling silver bails made in Bali. They have 2 loops so all sorts of things can be done with them! 
I played with some more wire and here is what I have so far. I am not sure if I want to dangle some beads on them or maybe dangle some chain from the bail with a bead at the end. Decisions, decisions!!!

Thank you for stopping by and have a great, creative week!!! ~Val

25 comments:

  1. Silver and gold are a great addition...they literally go with everything.
    And your pendant is great too. I wonder if you could find a way to change out different colored beads...so you could match any outfit.

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  2. Really lovely lanyard! That should be a top seller!! I am a HUGE fan of cheese, and fondue is close to my heart :) ha!! I've got some Gruyere in the frig just screaming to be in my fondue pot!

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  3. Silver and gold are timeless! Congrats on the sale! Those animal beads are so cute! Fondue takes me back to my childhood. Loved it :)
    have a terrific weekend!

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  4. Hi Val,
    Oh yes women love pearls in all colors and sizes, so you should do good on the pearl lanyards and eyeglass holders. Those are really cute little animal beads. Fondue yum enjoy! On the bails if I had one like those I would put a gemstone pendant of the lower hanger and something like the wire pendant or beads on the upper hanger to hang in front of the gemstone.
    Therese

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    1. Cool idea Therese! I am really not sure where I will go with the piece!!!

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  5. Love those pearls and that purse!

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  6. This post literally has it all: pearls, cheese, fetishes, purse, beautiful creativity! Everything here today is something to really enjoy :-) Hope you have a great weekend and have fun with the treasures, Val.

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    1. I was due for a totally random post Christine! :-)

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  7. those items are great! and I haven't eaten fondue since the 70's, lol
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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  8. Hi Val, hope you are having a great weekend and a wonderful start to your new year as well.

    First, I love your pearls, you are right....girls love their pearls. Hmmm,fetishes, you are right, never thought of it before but.....it does sound DIRTY. LOL Those little pieces are really cute though and I'm sure everyone will love them.

    Ebay is awesome for buying terrific things....love your hand bag. Have a great and creative week.

    Ruth

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  9. PS...hey Val, just wanted to let you know, you got me hooked on Pinterest in a big way...I mean, I think I'm a Pinterest junkie, LOL I'm not only having so much fun with it but getting lots of traffic to my sites from it. This is all because you mentioned it a while back. I just started following a few of your boards as well.

    Ruth

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  10. Love fondue! I think in my country (Austria) almost every household has a fondue pot set. We love meat fondue, not with hot oil but with hot soup. Tastes great and has low fat ;)

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  11. Wow, lots of things going on! Those little beads are adorable and I love the pearls! Cheese fondue, yummy! Your purse is really cute! I like it a lot! Have a great week my friend ;o)

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  12. totally support being green and second hand! great buy!! :)

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  13. Bye-bye lanyard!! :-)
    Just picked this little beauty up.
    I don't wear glasses all of the time, which means I am constantly misplacing them. This will be perfect, and it is so pretty.

    I love those Peruvian beads, and what a find with that handbag!

    Happy Monday to you, Val, and have a wonderful week ahead.

    xo.

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    1. Thank you Lisa! I hope you love it! It goes with everything!!

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  14. I'm thinking chocolate fondue with fruit and pound cake, yummy. Your lanyard is gorgeous. Have fun playing with your new bails. ♥

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  15. I love meat fondue and sauces!! I like the lanyards of pearls!!
    Have a good week!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  16. I love the silver pearls, very pretty! Have fun making fondue and carrying your new purse.
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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  17. oooohhh Fondue XD Be careful if you do a cheese one it smells really bad!!

    www.meryswardrobe.blogspot.com

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  18. So how was the fondue? We are big cheese fans too.
    Love your comment about the Peruvian beads! They are very cute though.

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    1. We had delicious purple cheese fondue! I will show it in a future post. :)

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  19. I absolutely love the silver glasses lanyard! Silver and gold, great choices indeed! Looks like you have lots of new things to experiment with and enjoy. That fondu pot looks like so much fun!

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  20. You always purchase the most amazing appliances! I can only imagine all the cool things you will find to dip is cheese or sauce or whatever you decide. Those are cool Peruvian beads too. I have some Peruvian friends who recently went back home but before then they used to bring me back wonderful yarns and handmade items. I just love the colors and fibers.

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Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val