While we're having an relatively mild fall in in Wisconsin (translation, it still feels like summer - 80 & sunny) I had to dig deep into the frozen tundra to pull inspiration for my latest Cousin Creative Circle Assignment.
This month, Cousin has partnered with A.C. Moore to feature their special collection of 'Tis the Season beads & charms just in time for the holidays. The beads in this collection range from fun Christmas Charms, to soft winter inspired designs.
When I design something, I want to make sure that it turns heads and gets maximum visibility or wear-ability. This time I decided to create a winter inspired ornament featuring several of the Cousin 'Tis the Season charms. The crystals I used to create the body of the snowflake are also all from Cousin. I finished the ornament with a hand-dyed silk ribbon, my signature beadwork and metallic silver Italian leather.
This was just the first of two projects for the month! I look forward to sharing the second project very soon!
Dawn Doucette is the artisan soul behind Bella Amore. Bella = Beautiful, Amore = Love
Through all things, Dawn looks for something beautiful and creates
each design in the energy of love. Dawn resides with her soulmate
Chris, and two fur babies in Lake Geneva, WI. Her inspired designs are
created to be cherished and passed down as heirloom jewelry. If you'd
like to have Dawn create a one-of-a-kind piece of legacy jewelry
exclusively for you, contact her via her Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/BellaAmoreLegacyJewelry