Monday, April 15, 2013

April and May Dry Erase Menu

I decided to combine the months of April and May on my dry erase menu and use the quote "April showers bring May flowers" to build upon.

If you would like a background on my dry erase menu,
you can view my first blog post on it here:

I used a Spring themed 12x12 scrapbook sheet for the background.
I then used a 8x8 sheet for the foreground.
I picked something that had some decoration but was mostly plain in the center so that the menu would be easily read.
I used my Cricut to cut out the letters for the headline
"April Showers Bring May Flowers"
and glued the letters on.
I used paper flowers to accent the headline and the 8x8 paper,
using glittered brads to hold them together and then glue dots to hold them to the paper.

That's our menu for the month of April and May! :)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Spring Time Necklace

I have had this gorgeous flower charm sitting in my box for awhile now.
Now that Spring is here I thought it would make a great Spring time necklace.

I started by picking three colors of seed beads to match the colors in the charm.
The charm is silver colored in background, with a gold color and bronze color for the flowers.
The flowers are accented with clear stones.
Pulling from those colors, I used grey/silver seed beads, brown/bronze seed beads, and yellow/gold seed beads. I strung one strand of each.
The strands are loosely braided together.

The necklace measures apx. 20" long (not including charm).
The charm is apx. 1.75" long, including the bail, and 0.5" wide.
It is a charm that is from one of the lines put out by Hirschberg Schutz & Co., Inc.

This necklace and more are available in my Etsy shop