Too much rain!

We're having a rough week in the Mid-Atlantic -- Way too much rain! Unfortunately we've found ourselves a victim of the weather. Part of our basement is flooded and this is going to slow down my creating and/or finishing any new pieces for the next 2 weeks. We are all okay and the damage is not huge, but we did have to empty the room and we will need to put down new carpet and baseboards. We're waiting for the insurance adjuster to come and tell us what else will be need to be fixed. I'm not sure about the drywall.

Sadly this is the room I use for working and it is where our main computer is (the one with Photoshop Elements). Until it is working again I won't be able to add any new pieces. All of the items in my shop are available, so please don't stop shopping! :)

OK, back to sucking up water with the wet/dry vac!

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Tangerine Flower Crystal and Pearl Charm Bracelet

I love this bracelet and it is a fabulous deal -- I just reduced the price! Snatch it up before it's too late -- I won't be making another bracelet like this one.
This bracelet is made with sterling silver components, Swarovski Crystals and Pearls and beautiful freshwater coin pearls. The coin pearls have the best luster and really add something to the bracelet. It's available in my Ruby Lane store.

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London Calling

I like Mark's work a lot -- to see pictures of his work check out his blog, London Calling. I've gotten to know him a little bit through one of the boards I belong to, the Beadstyle Magazine Forum. His work is amazing. Plus, I think it will be interesting to hear about opening a brick & mortar beadstore.

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Purple Rose Lampwork Bracelet with Vintage Lucite

This bracelet features an artisan Lampwork bead by Candice. The bead is frosted and features the colors light purple and lime green.

Accenting the focal bead are sterling silver beadcaps, beads, spacers, extender chain and large lobster claw clasp. The beads include Swarovski crystals, glass cat's eye beads and vintage Lucite.

The extender chain features 2 hand-wrapped charms using sterling silver headpins and Swarovski Crystals and vintage Lucite beads.

This bracelet is available in my Etsy shop. Please visit my Ruby Lane shop for some different pieces.

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Blue Seashell Cha Cha Bracelet

When I first started this bracelet I was nervous about the colors. I have several different shades of blue, but when it was finished I couldn't believe the results. All of the blues come together perfectly -- it is crisp and cool, perfect for the summer.

I already wanted to go to the beach, but this bracelet put me in a very beachy state of mind!

For more information, and more pictures, please visit my Etsy store.

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