Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day Sale, Mon-Tue.

I've been working much of the day, so I'm very late in posting this on my blog, but will do so quickly now.  Sale continues Tues, 5/26, so there is still time to save!

Wishing each of you a very safe and 
happy Memorial Day weekend.

I've been adding new jewelry and components recently, 
not shown in this photo. 
I encourage you to take a look!

In the meantime...

Here is a previous Memorial Day entry you might enjoy. (Just beware that the sale info is from 2 years ago and that code won't work!)

Link to:   
Memories of Peonies 

 Best wishes to you and your loved ones,



Monday, May 18, 2015

Color and Flower Inspired Works!

In my last blog entry, I discussed how colors and flowers frequently inspired my jewelry and bead making. I invited feedback from my readers, and I'm thrilled to have some responses to share!  (Keep them coming!)

Shirley Jones Moore makes intriguing components from seed beads!   She mentioned in her comments from the last post that she was very inspired by color.

Sparkle Berry Cubes
Sparkle Berry Cubes
Galaxy Bead

And sure enough, just look at these fabulous colors for Spring and  Summer!   You can find more of Shirley's components at:

There is lots more to see, 
including this red/white Peppermint Twister pair!
Great color and delightful photography!

From Natalie Pappas, creator of fabulously unique pottery beads, we have this lovely bead inspired by flowers!

Peach Rose Porcelain Bead

Peach Rose Porcelain Bead

Also check out Natalie's other store and blog on her website:

To see more of Natalie's flower-themed beads,

And finally, I've included a couple of my own most recent flower-inspired pieces of jewelry.  

Fresh Flowers and Relic Necklace with artisan-made pottery beads and copper accents
Fresh Flowers and Relic Necklace with artisan-made pottery beads and copper accents

Metapolies™ (Etsy)

Includes artisan-made pottery beads by Natalie Pappas (NKP Designs), Marti Conrad (Marti's Buttons-n-Beads), and Jenny Gholson-Morris (EclecticPrairie). Focal flower bead is by Tracee Dock (Classic Bead).>

Daisy-in-heart necklace, pottery pendant, lampwork beads, hand-made, artisan beads, OOAK

Daisy-in-heart necklace, pottery pendant, lampwork beads, hand-made, artisan beads, OOAK

Metapolies™ (Etsy)
< Ceramic focal by Suzieqbeads.  Polka dot lampwork beads from Crazy Lady Glass.>

To see more of my flower items
just click:  

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

What inspires you?

When I find myself inspired by something, it's usually COLOR!   

Image result for pinterest symbol  I keep a section on my Pinterest page just full of color combinations that inspire my jewelry making!  Even in the other sections of my Pinterest page, you'll find that COLOR abounds!   (I invite you to take a look and follow any or all parts that inspire YOU!
Check out the
  "Color Wheel Primer"
on HGTV website!
I love bright colors, pastels, muted colors, light grays and tans and the many shades of white!    

You'll see a lot of architecture and sites from around the world in those Pinterest photos!  A lot of the colors I love come from nature, especially flowers.  Those are the photos I'm most apt to take myself.   

I got a pretty Mother's Day bouquet Sunday, and just had to snap a few photos to share!

And a few more flowers--carnations, which are not everyone's favorite, but they are one of mine--and spirea from our garden!

A few years ago, I posted a bouquet and had a jewelry-design blog hop.  I'm  not going to be so formal this time, but I do hope the flower photos inspire a creation of your own.   **If you make something and would like to share, please send (or link to) a photo and I'll be happy to post!**  

Thanks and Happy Designing!



Saturday, May 2, 2015

Mother's Day at Metapolies™!

First of all,
Happy May Day Weekend!

Then all-to-quickly, 
we move on to the 
next celebration on the calendar--
Mother's Day!

I've just REDUCED PRICES on many items (jewelry, beads, and components) just in time for MOTHER'S DAY gift-giving!  

Lots of jewelry!

REDUCED!  Metallic sunflower polymer clay necklace, purple embossed copper bail, Shibori pleated silk ribbon, purple cuff bracelet set  REDUCED!  Water Nymph Lampwork and Copper Artisan-made Earrings

 I'm happy to ship your order directly to a gift recipient, with items gift-wrapped and ready to go! I'll even waive the additional fee if you need your gift shipped to a different address than the rest of your order. (U.S. only please.) Offer good through Mother's Day! 

Lots of polymer clay beads... 

...and metal components!

Find all REDUCED items grouped together here, (...with the exception of the new sterling silver "matchstick" components.  I've reduced those  too!)
Please leave a message at my Etsy store  if you'd like to send a GIFT CERTIFICATE! I can arrange for that in the amount you want. Perfect gift for 
last-minute shoppers and people you know who might prefer to choose their own gift! 
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No coupon code is needed to take advantage of these special offers! (But if you do have a coupon code, you are welcome to use it at checkout for additional savings.)

Wishing all a very happy celebration of Mom's everywhere!

Would you like to tell us of a special talent or favorite quality about your mom or a mom  you know?   Please drop us a comment!

(My mom was a lovely seamstress.  Too bad that talent wasn't genetic!   My favorite quality of hers was her everyday sweetness!   I miss her bunches!  xo)


Image Credits:

Jewelry and tulip photos by Sharyl
Graphic of gifts from