Saturday, May 25, 2013

This Week's Blog Post

Golden Sheen Obsidian
I was recently asked to do a custom lanyard incorporating golden sheen obsidian. Although I have worked with other obsidians over the years, I have never used this one! So this gave me the opportunity to make a couple of other things like this bracelet.

I rotated the golden sheen with black obsidian. Golden sheen obsidian is volcanic glass that takes on this golden sheen when the lava quickly cools! Its shimmer is subtle in the light. It is incredibly difficult to pick of its color with the camera! The bracelet is available at Miss Val’s Creations.

Pretty Cards
I did my May card shopping at Bella Card Creations on Etsy. 
Mother’s Day
My niece loves zebra print so this was perfect for her!
The cards are so beautiful!
Stop by Bella Card Creations next time you need a pretty greeting card for any occasion! Like on Facebook too!

My azalea flowers are looking marvelous!
Thank you for all your kind words that have helped reduce some of my anxiety with the upcoming eye surgery. It is in 19 days! I am getting really tired of having to wear glasses everyday! Those buggers hurt behind my ears no matter how they are adjusted!

Have a wonderful week ahead. After the desasterous tornadoes I hope everyone sees peaceful, beautiful spring weather. ~Val


  1. Those cards are very pretty!
    My azaleas are blooming too and the blossoms are marvelous!

  2. My goodness, what pretty card those are, Val. Definitely going to have to check out Bella. Thank you so much for posting the link here.

    I love the simplicity of that bracelet! It softly speaks volumes.

    Wishing you and Jim a wonderful long weekend!

  3. What a pretty selection of cards! I love the one with the three-tiered cake! Very cute bracelet - I can see what you mean about the golden sheen. Gorgeous azalea!

  4. Hi Val. Your bracelet is just so beautiful. I really love everything about it.

    THANK YOU so much for purchasing my cards and showing them here on your blog. I appreciate it so much and you made my day.

    I hope you have a great weekend.

  5. Ooo...I've always wanted those black obsidian cabachons those stones are just beautiful.

  6. That is an absolutely gorgeous bracelet! I like it very much.

    PS: Your flowers as always are pretty too :)

  7. What a cool stone ... never heard of that one before, but now I'll be on the look out for it! Very pretty bracelet, simple and elegant. Lovely cards and gorgeous flowers! Your yard is always full of such pretty flowers ... I look forward to all the pictures

  8. beautiful bracelet. love the azaleas...because of the freaky weather, this spring my azaleas bloomed and fizzled in just a matter of a few weeks. very small blooms and very disappointing.

  9. I love obsidian! Great bracelet! Thanks for sharing the cards! I love cards! Especially when they are handmade! Very special! Beautiful flowers! 19 days till your surgery. It's going by fast! You are going to do great! Big Hugs ;o)

  10. Nice pics! Have a wonderful weekend:)

  11. Your jewelry is fabulous :-)

  12. Very interesting to read about the obsidian. Love that zebra print card!

  13. the cards are very beautiful~

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  14. I love it Val!!! like always... yiu have a great sense of elegance!

  15. beautiful bracelet Val! it is very elegant. those cards are wonderful! pretty soon, the surgery will be a memory. yay!

  16. Your azalea is beautiful! I was at a cookout this weekend and they had a huge treelike azalea in orange!
    Love all the fun cards you bought!

  17. Beautiful bracelet!! and I love those cards!!!
    Have a nice day, Val!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  18. Hi Val, your bracelet is lovely and the cards are gorgeous too.
    Love your pretty azaleas all in bloom. Mine are finished already as they bloom early here.
    Best wishes on the upcoming eye surgery. It will be over before you know it with new eyes without glasses.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  19. I'm very excited for you, and can't wait to hear about your newfound freedom! That bracelet is lovely -- so elegant in its simplicity.

  20. Fabulous bracelet! and very cute cards :)

  21. What an amazing collection of cards. Thanks for sharing, The bracelet is lovely, I love obsidian.
    Everyday Inspired


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