Monday, August 5, 2013

Something else

About a month ago, I decided that I was tired of looking at our front door.  I hopped on the painted front door wagon after a quick chat with the hubby.  He's colorblind, so he decided to trust me - our door needed painting anyways, and he approved of my choice.

Here's the "before" picture.  This was taken several years ago, but the front of the house looks essentially the same.

Here is the "after!  I didn't get across the street because there was too much glare, but I really love it!
I have black to paint the shutters, but I haven't gotten to that yet because it's gotten really hot in the past few days.  I think the blue door will be even more noticeable after we trim the hedges way back in the fall/winter.  I plan on doing the inside of the door too, but that's waiting until the boy is in school in 2 weeks.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Something new

So I was reading through some other polymer clay blogs a couple of months ago, and saw these great molds from Best Flexible Molds.  I decided to go ahead and get the turtle mold, and the other day, I made my first turtle!!!

Isn't it sweet?  I used some scrap clay for the shell, and plain turquoise with silver mica powder for the body.  Unfortunately, now it's too hot to do much clay work.  :-(  But I love my little turtle, and have some plans for more!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

And we have a winner!!!!

Using, I set my parameters between 1 and 9 (1-7 were blog comments, and the other two were on the facebook post, unable to post a comment here). selected 5.



Send me an email at and I'll give you your certificate code.

Thanks, everyone!!

UPDATE 7/6/13:

Vel Christe!!!  I haven't heard from you yet - if I don't hear anything by Monday morning, I'll re-draw for someone else.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer jewelry and a giveaway!

So I have to make a confession.  I don't wear a lot of jewelry in the summer.  It's just so warm and humid, and I'm running around a lot with my little guy... but when I do, I try to wear stuff that's lightweight and casual, like these bracelets.
 But my favorite things for summer are anklets.  I have a pretty decent selection that I choose from, and sometimes I'll wear more than one at a time.  For whatever reason, anklets don't seem to bother me much when I'm hot and sweating (I said I had a confession - it just isn't pretty!  It gets hot and humid here in Oklahoma, and we sweat).

So what do you like to wear during the summer?  Leave me a comment and in one week, I'll choose someone at random to get a $5 shop credit for some summer jewelry!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Blog slacker

I know, I KNOW!!  My only excuse, if you can call it that, is that since I last blogged, I was consumed with the boy's medical care after his fall, and then all of my and his end-of-the-school year stuff.  My poor Etsy shop has suffered from my busy schedule, and now that it's summer, I've lost pretty much all of my time to work on stuff.  I did manage to make these cute little leather link bracelets a few week ago.  I have some other stuff ready for listing, too, but need time to photograph and get that done.  I'm trying.

Those leather link bracelets are fun, right?  I made two for myself, ha!  My husband is out of town working right now, and my 6 year old is running me ragged, so I have a lot of ideas for new pieces, but no time or energy to create.  I guess I'll just have to find some time, because I really want to get back to work.  So stay tuned!  All of these pieces are listed in the shop.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Radio Silence

Sorry about the radio silence over here.  For those of you that follow Patty's Pretty Things on Facebook, you saw that we had a bit of a family issue a couple of weeks ago.  You see, my six-year-old son took a bad fall and landed on his face.  I actually closed up shop for a couple of weeks so I could wrap my brain around everything that had happened, and come up with a plan to deal with all of his injuries.  But he's doing well, and recovering nicely, with very few lingering effects.  The only ongoing issue will be a number of orthodontic/dental procedures because of his permanent tooth extraction.

I have been doing some shop stuff...  I have a few pairs of earrings, and an adjustable bracelet.  I got some emerald jade that I'm enjoying, as well as some other bright summer colors, and I used some for a pair of earrings.

I really love those mosaic agate beads with the jade - they have flecks of gold and shimmer in them, and are simply gorgeous.

The bracelet is made with large fancy jasper rounds, and Czech glass, strung on white cotton cording.  I really love it, and it's so easy to wear!!

I have some plans for some really dainty wrap bracelets.  I have the beads all picked out, and the cord cut - I just need to put them together!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The WINNER!!!!

The winner of the lovely earrings is Cindy L!!!!  

Please email me at with your address so I can send them out ASAP!

Thanks to everyone who entered - be sure to check back soon for another one!