Monday, May 3, 2010

Inspired Monday!

I start everyday by making my "To Do" list of what I need to get done today, and bigger things that need to be done this week.  After finishing my list today, two words come to mind.  Holy Cow!

I've got more things to do today than I have hours in the day!  Yikes... and still, I have this burning desire to wish you all a wonderful week.  My two big projects this week are going to be creating special jewelry for two of my nieces for their birthdays.  One turns 15, the other is turning 14.  So they are at that age where they love jewelry.  That's a win for me as the gift giver! :)

I also have something very special I'm putting together for Chris' mom for Mother's Day... but that's absolutely top secret.  So for now, I must abandon my computer and get busy!  Time's ticking!

Here's your bit of jewelry inspiration for the week.  One of the books I have thoroughly enjoyed reading is A Bead in Time by Lisa Crone.  Lisa also runs a great blog and really makes it a point to get to know her readers and her blog followers.  She's become a dear friend and inspires me every day to never be afraid of trying something new!

So here's a spin on one of Lisa's projects in her book, the Golden Gate Bridge Bracelet!  You'll have to get to book to hear how she gained her inspiration for this great bangle.  One thing I can assure you is that you'll absolutely love all of her projects!

Make it a terrific day and have an AWESOME week! :)


After Hours Art Glass said...

Very pretty Dawn! I wish i had time to "design"...maybe this Summer when schools out :-)

Jenni said...

Dawn ~ you've won my giveaway! Send me a note @ w/info on how I can get the earrings to you!
Cheers ~ Jenni

Lisa Crone said...

Oh my gosh Dawn, your bracelet is SO COOL! Those colors are perfect together!! I'm having one of those Wayne's World moments....I'm not worthy! I am so fortunate to have such great blogging friends!! :) By the way, congrats on your win!

Dawn Doucette -Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Shannon... you mean you have more time when the kids are out of school? LOL I hope you do too!

Thanks so much Jenni! I'm so excited. I promise, I will not eat the earrings even though they look like Jolly Rancher candies. LOL

Lisa, thanks for my morning giggle. Wayne's World... Party Time.... Excellent! LOL You always inspire me dear! I'm just glad you liked my spin on your brilliance! :o)

Have a TERRIFIC day ladies!

Sky Purington said...

Dawn, your work is BEAUTIFUL! WTG!

Sorry I couldn't pop over for the blogmania contest. Crazy weekend. But had to pop in as when I'm not busy being Sky (my alter ego pen name) I'm busy being Dawn Marie. :)

K, going back to check out more of your work.

~Sky (AKA- Dawn)

Sky Purington said...

PS...Just purchased your product titled, Amethyst Kiss- Heart Pendant. Great job selecting the colors. The turquoise really popped against the deep, rich Lavendar. Can't wait to try it on!


Dawn Doucette -Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Hi Sky! So wonderful to meet you (and another Dawn Marie). I'm humbled by your compliments. Thank you so very much. I can't wait to see your writing and get to know you!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! tomorrow, my cup of coffee will be visiting with yours! :) Have a wonderful evening dear!


jewelry by NaLa said...

That's a gorgeous bracelet, Dawn. I can't believe it was your first attempt at the design. Very well done!

Dawn -Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Thanks for stopping by NaLa! I appreciate the compliments! I actually saw your Irish Eyes earrings on Etsy for St. Patty's day. You create beautiful work my dear. Can't wait to see more of your designs!

Have a terrific day!

Mary Ann Carroll said...


Thanks for sharing the link on my blog! That bracelet is so cool! I tried making something kinda like that once and it frustrated me! Perhaps, if I looked over some instructions rather than creating it from my head, then things could have turned out better than beads all over the place and me quitting! :O)



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