I love roses. I love them so much, I tend to love them to death. Like all plants and flowers, I choose to think they want to be watered every five and a half seconds.
I like to envision in my mind them basking in the sun, soaking up rays - turning nice and tan.
But the opposite tends to happen. I either over water them to the point they are offered
a seat on Noah's Ark, or I broil them, as opposed to lightly basking them, and they look like some warped, BBQ picnic offering.
I also find myself beaten and bloody to the hilt when it is time to dispose of my poor, 'whelp, I gave it my best shot...really thought I had it this time...kinda', roses.
I'm happy to say, though, that these roses will not disappoint. They will not drown.
They will not burn. And they will not prick you with sharp thorns. They will just hang from your
ears with a massively hot combo of deep red and black. The look of pretty roses, with none of the work! These particular roses have sterling silver clip-on hooks, but fear not pierced ear peoples, I can easily make them with pierced ear hooks too!
*roses beaded from patter/design by Extrano
When I was young, I used to live for planners and diaries. I'm old, so this is, of course, back in the dark ages when computers didn't quite exist yet for common folk, we played Zelda only on Nintendo and we talked to each other with mouth words and not finger words. I know - the horror. But...I digress....
Anyway, I had a faithful diary along with a faithful planner (ie: trapper keeper) where I would keep my deepest, darkest secrets in one, and my biology homework in the other. Back then (again, the dark ages) we had funky plastic charms to keep us company (later replaced, for me, by garbage pale kid trading cards. I am still on the lookout for those originals, btw). I had record charms, flute charms, tennis racquet charms - you NAME it, I had it.
Fast forward to now, and I honestly wish I had the cutest beaded buddies to keep those awesome diaries and trapper keepers company. I think they would have loved it, and I would have too.
So, in the spirit of my often misguided but nonetheless awesome youth, I started making charms - great for everything retro - planners, diaries, purses (okay, not retro, but they still totally work here) even rear view mirrors! (yup, I had dice! And my high school tassel lol ugh I'm old, and I apparently LOVE parenthesis). Long live the charm! And old people! And parenthesis! *candy charm beaded from a pattern by the talented MigotoChou
...why not pop over the to the Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway, on its 5th year! Great shops (mine included!) with an amazing giveaway, a movie night every night, and a scavenger hunt! Be sure to read up on all the details in the blog post here - http://laughingvixenlounge.blogspot.com/2016/10/5th-annual-attack-of-14-nights-of.html
I'm so excited to be getting ready for my 2016 Christmas in July sales event! You can save 30% off everything in my shop from 7/1 to 7/10! All you need to do is use coupon code CIJ2016 at checkout, super easy! Remember, a lot of my items are one of a kind, so once they are gone, that's it!
Hope to see you there!
I've been adding so many new things to the shop lately - beautiful and functional earring and necklace hangers for your wall, or your bureau! Also, hand beaded french hair barrettes featuring a real, unused/unworn French hair barrette base! These are so sturdy, and I love that I can offer the real deal! Also, some great new earrings, some longer statement pieces, some shorter and a better fit for easy spring and summer days!
The holidays are approaching like an oncoming train. Soon they will be over, and winter 2016 will begin! I love making winter themed items, like this pretty blue ice skate wood hoop display for your earrings to rest. It's perfect to dress up your walls for winter when it's time for all the holiday themed items to come down, and be put away until next year around this time. And of course, you know I'll be working on some fun and romantic hoops and accessories for Valentine's Day!
Excited to show off themed holiday boxes for your jewelry and small accessory purchases this season!