Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New Swarovski Crystals = Change Colors

I love playing around with new crystals and beads to see what is out there.

Well a few weeks ago I was in my local beading shop when the clerk, who knows I am always on the look out for something different and new, mentioned they got some new crystals in. So of course I just had to check them out.

These swarovski crystals change colors when exposed to different types of light :) now how cool is that?

I had to get some, so I got some called 'Cantaloupe' - they are a pretty green in normal lighting but change to a brownish color when exposed to a brighter light.

I made this cute little bird with them.

This is the normal color of the crystal

This is the color of the crystals when exposed to bright light!

Now is this cool or what?

This little guy will be on my website for sale soon - Smileykitcreations and also available in my Smileykitcreaitons Etsy Shop

Monday, June 25, 2012

Swarovski Aniaml SpotLight For the Week

This week I am working on a series of swarovski crystal bird figurines.

To start off this week I have made a family of blue birds, daddy, mommy, and baby.  They are too cute.

All are handmade with swarovski crystals and crystal rounds and illusion cord is used to weave them together. Each little bird takes about half and hour to create.

Their measurements are as follows:

Daddy stands about  7/16 inches high and is about 1 1/4 inches wide

Mommy blue bird figurine stands about 5/6 inches high and is about 13/16 inches wide

And the little baby blue bird figurine comes in at about 7/16 inches high and 1/2 inches wide :)

Hope you enjoy my creations for this week...

Next week look forward to more adorable little animal figurines :)

Would love to hear what you think about my blue bird family figurines please leave your comments and suggestions below!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Miss 2012 Pageant Update for my daughter

Well, it has been almost 2 months since my 15yr daughter participated in the Miss 2012 Teen Pageant.  It was a wonderful experience for both her and myself. She made a lot of new friends and had a wonderful time.

Although she didn't win anything she has learned a great deal about herself and what it takes to do something like this.  She isn't sure she will ever do something like this again.

I got the pictures back on CD that I paid $129 for.  They were suppose to be of her in candid shots throughout the pageant, and of her crossing the stage in each of her outfits, causal wear and formal wear.  Well, to say the least, I am PISSED OFF, this is all I got -

Taken in the studio
Taken in the studio

Taken at her Interview

Taken at her interview

Day of competition in her causal wear
Causal Wear

Taken day of competition in her formal wear

In this picture I would like to give credit to a dear friend of mine for making the red rose earring for her, Elizabeth from TurtleXIII on Etsy thank you so much :)

Formal Wear

 As you can see I got absolutely NO pictures of her crossing the stage in each of the categories. :((((((

And these are her candid shots -

I want to thank those of you for your support and encourging words you all offered to her, she is very happy and had a great time.

I have 2 phone calls into the photography place and have yet to hear from them. So upset I didn't take pictures myself, but was told the reason for purchasing this package was so I could share in the fun and enjoyment without the worry of picture taking.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Animal Figurine Pick of the Week

I love owls, they are so amazing to watch fly around, I find them very sophisticated animals.

So this week will be spot lighting my Owl Swarovski Crystal Figurine

You can see him and other swarovski animal figurines in both my Etsy and ArtFire shops.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Swarovski Animal Figurine Of The Week

I am slowly increasing my line of swarovski crystal figurines and charms.  These little guys are perfect for all kind of things you can do with them.

I will be adding one new animal a week and will spotlight them here.

This week I am starting out with my newest little critter the Baby Tiger

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This little guy stands about 1 inch high and so cute

Would love to hear what type of animal you would like to see come to my shop. Please leave your comment below :)

Stop by my shop to see more adorable little swarovski crystal figurine animals!

ArtFire Shop  and my Etsy Shop


Thursday, May 31, 2012

What To Do With My Swarovski Figurines

I get asked a lot by folks just what can be done with my swarovski crystal figurines?

Well, there are a lot of different things my little animal figurines can be used for.  I have put together a collection of photos to help you see just how cute these guys are and some ideas. Of course, the ideas of what you can use these guys for is endless just use your imagination :)

First up is what a lot of people like to do is set them on the shelf, you can have just one or a whole collection!

A shelf full of Bunny Figurines

A shelf full of Kitty Cat Figurines

Even a collection of dog figurines

Like the outdoor type of critters, here are some real cuties

I think you get the idea of how they look so cute on your shelf too. Stop by my shop and get yours today!

But there are countless other ideas these little guys can be used for like, hanging off your purse -

You can put them on your cell phone as a charm -

Add them to your keys -

As you can see there are countless ways to use swarovski crystal figurines. It is easy to add a jump ring to the top of them and they can go every where you go! All my swarovski figurines can be turned into a charm!

And here is another great idea my daughter thought of too, you can put them on your Christmas tree :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Crystal Collections

Here is a cute little one for today -

This crystal dragonfly pendant is perfect to attach to your necklace or key chain. Made with 4mm swarovski crystals and swarovski teardrops.

Here is another one of my creations I think you will like

This cute little penguin is perfect to keep you company at your computer or sit quietly on your shelf and watch over you :)  He can be also made into a charm for your purse or anywhere you'd like to hang him.