I'm so very bad at introductions, especially compared to the one Kathy wrote about me. Let me at least try to get you acquainted with her. Kathy is an accomplished jewelry artist and blogger who blogs under the name BayMoonDesign (isn't that lovely!?). You can also find her selling her designs under Bay Moon Design on Etsy. Not only does Kathy create wonderfully romantic and nature-inspired pieces of jewelry but also fun and quirky cards.
|Ocean Shell Necklace from Bay Moon Design on Etsy|
|Get Whale Soon card from Bay Moon Design on Etsy|
Kathy gets to live the best of both worlds as she spends mild summers along the Delaware coastline and warm winters in the Florida Keys. Lucky her!! Kathy's designs have a feeling all their own. Somehow she is able to incorporate elegance, rusticness, and romance into each of her pieces. And, it works beautifully!
|Yellow Floral Pendant Necklace from Bay Moon Design on Etsy|
It started with this unassuming box! (Well, unassuming except for the fact that Kathy totally picked up on my love of kitties!)
When I finally got the box open, the eye candy that awaited me was magical! (yes, magical eye candy...I said it!)
Kathy was able to pack that little box tight with all these treasures!
Marsha Neal Studio. In the 12 o'clock position is a strand of purple shell beads (look at those SPIRALS). At 1 o'clock is a polymer clay bead from Humblebeads. In the 3 o'clock position are luscious Czech glass beads. At 4-5 o'clock is Wooly Wire! (My swap partner last year also sent me some, if you remember, and I never got around to using it. Maybe this time I will!). At 7 o'clock is a lovely spiraled copper hook clasp made my Kathy herself (a woman of many talents!). At 9 o'clock are ceramic beads with stone beads above them.
And then there's a WHOLE OTHER SET!
Firefly Design Studio. At the top are green-dyed fire agate beads. Jasper beads are on the right. Polymer clay twisted beads at the bottom. (These are marked as by Jera Luna, but I'm not familiar with this artist so if you have a link to them, please share!!) At the left are natural wood beads.
There is no way I couldn't be inspired by this mix of awesome. I've already got a few ideas that I will set into motion soon. But for now, a teaser of what I sent Kathy!
I'll share non-blurred pictures when I'm sure she's received it. Until then, I hope she likes it, and I'd better get to work on my own. Come back March 26th for the full reveal!