Sunday, November 20, 2016

Countdown to Christmas with Julie and Blu

Christmas Countdown
While I do much of my shopping for Christmas way ahead our family tradition is to decorate the house the day after Thanksgiving.  Christmas Movies and Music are also postponed until after T-day. So not only am I counting down to Christmas but until I can start my holiday traditions :)

One of my favorite childhood Christmas movie was the 1964 classic "Rudolph, The Red Nose Reindeer.

A bit of Christmas Movie Classics Trivia (without watching the movie first) Do you know what were the breeds of Yukon Cornelius' dogs pulling his sled?  Comment your answers and I will follow up with the answer on next week's post.

While I was thinking of Yukon Cornelius his song about Silver and Gold
 My favorites from Julie and Blu's Christmas Countdown 9:
Bead Souk
Bead Souk
JFK Presidential Lady Liberty Coin Pendant in 14kt Gold Filled

Mounted in a 14kt gold filled screw top bezel and bail, 14kt gold filled 19 inch chain included. The coin has been mounted so that Lady Liberty faces outward when worn. However, if you'd like, the coin can be orientated so that JFK faces out. This type of bezel has a screw top so that the coin can be removed. The pendant length is 1.5 inch and width is 1 inch.

Obverse (heads): Image of JFK with the inscriptions “JOHN F. KENNEDY,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “35th PRESIDENT” and “1961–1963.”
Reverse (tails): Design featuring a Lady Liberty. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”
Shadow Dog Designs
Shadow Dog Designs
Frosted White Lampwork Wedding Bride Earrings, Sea Glass Swarovski Handmade Dangle Jewelry

Just as the name implies, the STAR BRIGHT handmade earrings are sparkling and magical, perfect for a bride to wear on her wedding day or when a glittering daily pick-me-up is needed.  The unique dangle earrings were created with artisan made lampwork clear glass beads that were etched for a velvety, frosted, sea glass look, giving them a soft, light ivory color. To add even more interest and fun texture to the lampwork beads, fine silver dots were applied around the equator of the beads when the glass was still molten hot, reminiscent of bright moons orbiting a frosty white planet.  Sterling silver 2 mm beads and sterling daisy spacers were placed at the bottom of each lampwork bead.
Blonde Peach Jewelry
Blonde Peach Jewelry
Tigers Eye Necklace, Brown Necklace for Women, Gemstone Necklace, Short Necklace, Handcrafted Jewelry, Statement Necklace, Gift for Her

This fabulous Tigers Eye necklace is made with a beaded chain and a fine gold overlay clasp. The gemstone necklace looks fabulous on! It is 18 inches long but because it is so thick, it will wear like a gemstone choker. It closes securely with a beautiful round gold box clasp.

Materials I used in the necklace:

-Beaded chain - 8 to 10 mm beads, brown Tiger Eye gemstones
-Clasp - 14 mm, round, fine gold overlay
-Gold filled head pins
-Gold filled petite round beads
Sew Amazin
Sew Amazin
Jack Russell Terrier Dog Breed Key Fob, Purse Charm

This charming key fob is perfect for Jack Russell Terrier lovers! Made of vinyl and secured with a metal snap, includes a split key ring and optional swivel lobster clasp so you can attach it to your key ring or purse.

Made of white vinyl and stitched with tan thread for spots and ears and black for the nose, eye and body outline, has white metal snap closure.

Swivel lobster clasp style may vary slightly from photos.

These Dog Breed Snap Key Fobs are made using digitized machine embroidery designs. After the embroidery is complete, they are cut from the vinyl by hand, so there may be slight variations in the trimmed edge on each piece.
Bracelet Charm Large Hole Handmade Lampwork Glass Bead Ivory Silver

Dark Ivory Handmade Large Hole Lampwork Glass Art Slider Bracelet Charm Bead With .999 Fine Silver BHB SRA. Lovely earthy organic dark ivory wrapped in silver will fit any wardrobe.

My artisan glass charms fit trendy European charm bracelets including Pandora, Trollbeads, Biagi, Chamilia, Capri, Caspia, add a bead jewelry, snake bracelets and omega necklaces.

Each bead has been slipped onto my personal Pandora bracelet for fitting. My lampwork glass charm beads have about a 4.6 to 5mm hole so they will fit most chains, nylon, silk, ribbon, rubber and leather cords. Add them to a black leather necklace for a quick and easy way to expand your jewelry collection for instant new accessories and styles.
Mixed Media painting by TERRY CORNELIUS
Mixed Media painting by TERRY CORNELIUS
"Take that Drive on Route 66 top down do I need to say more.

Mixed Media 18 KT. GOLD LEAFING with Watercolor Original watercolor painting on highest quality 140 lb cold press, acid-free,100% cotton fiber paper Canvas,each sheet has two deckle edges. Shipped carefully in Heavy duty cardboard mailing tubes with tight
Gold and Copper G Clef Music Note Earrings Teardrop Hand Wire Wrapped

The copper plated teardrop shaped hoops in these music note earrings are neatly hand wire wrapped in gold plated wire at the top and bottom sections. The bright gold plated G clef with music note charms dangle inside the hoop. These beautiful charms are double sided. See photo 9 of the opposite side. The lever back earwires are gold plated. This unusual and unique earring design is handmade by The Singing Beader.

Earrings dangle: 3 inches long (7.6 cm). See photo in model's hand and with ruler and US quarter.  Packaged for shipping on handmade earring card, bubble padding and protective bubble envelope.

A lovely gift for the music or piano teacher, singer, performer, or anyone who enjoys wearing music themed jewelry.
Gossamer Leaf Handmade Iridescent Earrings w Swarovski Crystal and Sterling Silver Leaf Charms by Umeboshi Jewelry Designs

The delicate gossamer shine of this iridescent handmade jewelry is breathtaking. The rectangular dangling earrings shimmer with hints of the rainbow and are embellished with a small sterling silver leaf charm that appears to float on a cloud of pastel color. These simple earrings are subtle but elegantly beautiful. The sterling silver wire bail connects to sterling silver ear wires that are decorated with clear Swarovski crystals. These earrings are silvery and delicate with a touch of nature inspired charm, fit for the Elven queen! These are great feminine earrings for a wedding or for any dressy occasion. They wouldn't look bad with blue jeans either!
The earrings measure 2 inches long, including the ear wires. These earrings are from my Umeboshi Jewelry Designs collection and are handmade in the USA. #SH026
Gold Pearl Earrings, Gold Filled Earrings, Golden Anniversary Jewelry, Wedding Bridal Jewelry, 50th Anniversary, Gold Bridesmaids Earrings

These elegant gold earrings are a rich combination of bright golden pearls, lovely crystal bicones, and shiny 14/20 gold-filled components. The pearls, which have crystal cores, are from Swarovski (made in Austria, 8mm, 6mm, 4mm). Also from Swarovski are the bicone crystals (5mm), whose official color is "Metallic Sunshine"; they have an AB (Aurora Borealis) finish to them.

All of the 14/20 gold-filled components were made in the USA and include round beads (2mm), petalled bead caps, jewelry wire, and French-style earring hooks.
Cotton Mesh Sun Hat with Wide Brim - Made-To-Order Handmade Crochet - Adult Size - You Choose Color - Comfortable - Convenient - EcoFriendly

Cotton Mesh Sun Hat - A Comfortable Hat for Warm Weather - With a Wide Brim To Shade Your Eyes - Handmade by RSS Designs In Fiber in Your Choice of Color - Made-To-Order ....

I think this Hat is really great - I've made several for myself - it stays on my head and is comfortable - but you can take it off, scrunch it up and throw it in a bag or purse or knapsack - and then when you want to put it back on, just take it out and put it on without any fuss!!!


Druzy Teardrop Necklace – Light Blue

This Druzy Dainty Gold Chain Pendant Necklace is a new popular, limited edition collection for you. The simplicity and elegance of this design makes it a versatile necklace that can be worn with t-shirts or with a little black dress.

A druzy is a coating of fine crystals on a rock fracture surface and these are all agates, electroformed with gold-plated bails.

The chain is 22kt gold plated figaro chain. The headpins and jumprings are vermeil. The necklace length is 18″.
Three Silver Bells Hanging from Swag of Holly Leaves and Holly Berries Winter Church Scene next to river Vintage Postcard

A beautiful lake or river next to the church in a wonderful scene below 3 silver bells atop a swag of Holly leaves and berries decorate this lovely vintage postcard with New Year's greetings
Type: Divided back
Size: Standard Vintage 3 1/2 x 5 1/2
Publisher: Unknown
Artist: Unknown
Print Year: 1913 based on postage
Series: NA
Postage: 1 cent Washington
Cancellation: (cant make out the beginning of the town) M...LFT Creek Ohio Dec 31 1913
KillStrike: Lines

Special Features: Embossed New Year Card
Place/Subject/Quote: From Front "New Year Greetings"
Grade: 3
Swarovski Sunflower Antique Brass Hypoallergenic Chandelier Earrings

Amazing bright yellow with a hint of orange sparkle is the best way to describe these gorgeous Austrian Swarovski 1122 sunflower rivoli crystals. Each Austrian crystal was carefully set into a TierraCast antique brass setting with a twisted rope edge. The bright sparkle of the Swarovski sunflower crystal just pops against the warm antique brass of the metal. Dangling from the bottom of the link I used Swarovski 5328 light topaz crystal bicones and Swarovski 5328 topaz satin crystal bicones. Between the crystals are corrugated antique brass rondelles.

The entire chandelier sways from antique brass hypoallergenic leverback earrings. These earrings are produced in the United States and are totally lead and nickel free. The overall length of these earrings is approximately 2 inches from the tops of the leverbacks to the bottom crystal dangle.

The earrings will com packaged in an organza pouch.
Adore By Nat
Adore By Nat
Ready to Pop Elephant Favor Tags - Baby Shower Party Celebration - Wine Bottle Label Tag - Blue Grey Chevron - Set of 12

You will receive 12 (twelve) Ready to Pop Elephant Favor Tags for Baby Shower Party Celebration in Blue and Grey Chevron in each set. Perfect for Baby Boy Shower! The background is chevron motif. The phrase is "Ready to Pop". Each tag is about 2 inch in diameter and pre-strung with ribbon.

Golden Bright Orange Cactus Blossom on Black & White Accented Gorgeous Gold Orange and Honey Photograph Wall Art

Photograph titled "Golden" is part of a collection of beautiful desert cactus blossoms. The bright colors of the flowers are brilliant over the black and white background causing the blossom to "pop" from the print. Listed here up to 16 x 24 inches (also offered in additional sizes up to 30 x 40 inches as a custom item) if you are looking for specific sizes please email me.
Photograph taken in Old Nevada
Each piece is the unique work of photography and digital art by Colleen Cornelius and will come with a signed card noting a brief description of the subject

Printed on Fuji Crystal Archive Professional Super Type PD Luster
Yellow Gold Dichroic Glass Pendant, Pebble Texture, Silver Necklace

This dichroic glass necklace has a textured pebble pattern that is primarily yellow and gold with hints of sparkling green and blue. A cap of clear glass was fused over the surface of the dichroic glass to give it a glossy finish and to enhance the shine. The sides of the pendant were polished to crisp, straight edges and corners giving it a very elegant look and also giving you a better view to see inside the layers of glass that make up this beautiful piece.

This pendant is 1 inch long and 1/2 inch wide and it hangs from a pretty silver mesh necklace. The silver necklace is 3mm thick and it has a lobster clasp and an extender chain so that you can adjust it between 16 to 18 inches.


Bangle Bracelet, Bracelets for Women, Womens Bracelet, Chunky Bracelet, Metal Bangle Bracelet

  • Style: Bracelet
  • Materials: Polymer, metal
  • Size: 6-7 inches
  • Stock: The Voice

Blue Morning Expressions
 This bangle bracelet is created with gold leaf on a black background. This is the same bracelet that is in the hands of the stylist for The Voice for consideration on future episode. I chose the black and gold in order to ensure that it would be picked up by the camera, so this is a bold color combination. It is sized to fit 6 to 7 inches.
CC's Vintage & Handmade Gifts
CC's Vintage & Handmade Gifts
Erwin Pearl Vintage Clipon Earrings Gold and Silvertone Spanish Coin

Vintage Erwin Pearl Signed Clip on Earrings. Silvertone rope around small faux Spanish Coin accented in gold. Nautical looking unique design.

In excellent vintage condition Please note images for more information

I will ship World Wide, please contact for quote.


Blonde Peach Jewelry said...

Thank you very much Colleen! Shared each item and your post.

Connie Morilak said...

Thanks so much, Colleen! Sharing...

ShadowDogDesigns said...

What an elegant color pick for this blog, Colleen! Thank you for including my earrings! I also love the Rudolph movie. As a child, couldn't wait to see it and will still watch it if I can catch it on the TV. Thanks again. Will share everywhere.

BeadSouk said...

Thank you for including my coin pendant, lovely picks for the holiday season, will share.

Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber said...

Fun collection, Colleen! Love your detailed descriptions for each item!! Thanks for including my Custom Made Sun Hat!

Julie l. Cleveland said...

thank you so much, Colleen Have shared everywhere

Donna SewAmazin said...

Thank you so much for including my doggie key fob in your selection of gift ideas! Have pinned them all!

ResetarGlassArt said...

Thank you so much Colleen. Have pinned all and shared your post. Merry Christmas!