Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thank You to My Followers

I have been blogging for some time now and I always take note of new followers and check out what they are up to online. Whether it's a shop on Etsy or Artfire, the Hafteam forum, or just blogging themselves, I like to take the time to get to know a little piece of who you are.

As a thank you for being a part of the "bits and pieces" of my life here on Chris' Comments I would like to showcase 2 more talented followers.

The first one is Sandy of Forbes Farm Gifts.

Sandy is a multi-talented artist that has several shops where she sells her jewelry and crafts. Honestly, it was quite difficult to choose a few pieces to share with you as I truly love her work and got caught up looking around in her shops.  But I think these give you an idea of some of the wonderful gifts Sandy makes.

Bell Flower Earrings:




Made from three acrylic floral beads. The outer purple bead is transparent allowing the yellow color of the inner bead to show through giving an dreamy effect. The third flower is Lavender and centers the piece along with a matching Amethyst colored Swarovski crystal. The entire piece is topped off with antique gold colored leaves and a second Swarovski crystal.
This is a truly a gorgeous earring.  The closeup gives you an idea of all the detail Sandy puts into her pieces.


Hardanger Doily (Simple and Beautiful form of counted-thread embroidery that comes in many patterns):

This doily is done in a traditional design using color fast red cotton thread on white linen material. It took approximately 30 hours to complete. Measuring 9" square or 23 cm, it is the perfect size for a small table or in a grouping with other delicate doilies.

Beaded Parrot on Chainmaille:



Hand beaded using seed beads, bugle beads, Czech fire polished beads and Fire Line nylon thread.  This is absolutely amazing to me how much work goes into something like this and how much it looks just like a parrot. I just love all the colors used too.


Watches by Helen can be found on Artfire.  These are truly beautiful and very unique watches that are custom made to fit just for you.



This is an adorable, beaded silver watch that has purple window glass beads with violet, swarovski crystal beads. These beads are further highlighted by charlotte cut purple seed beads. There's an easy-to-fasten magnetic clasp to fasten the watch.  The silver really sets off these luscious shades of purple.



This is a fun silver watch where the glass has been cut from the iridescent glass to show shiny, clear glass beneath. It makes it look like dots. If you like red you will love this watch but you not only get red but the iridescence brings out green, blue, yellow, and even purple. The red spheres are complimented with red Swarovski crystals to make this watch even more special.

Helen also designs earring to match her watches.  I chose this pair to show you as I love the leopard print and copper and black together is very classic.

These watches  with a matching pair of earrings would really make a wonderful gift for that very special person in your life.


1 comment:

Watches by Helen said...

Christine,
Thank you so much for featuring my line of watches and earrings. You don't know how much that means to me. I am usually the one doing the featuring and it feels great to be on this side for a change. I am so glad you like my work. It's nice when others see what I see in the work I do. Thank you again.
Helen