Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sandy's Twisted Sistah Choker

The beauty of Fall Colors shine in the completed Twisted Sistah Choker made by my adorable friend Sandy Navarro. Sandy & I met last February at a Gilded Life Art Event called HeArt of Communion (go HERE to see that post). We were instant soul mates (HERE)! She admired the jewelry I was wearing at that event & I told her I learned the technique from my friend & mentor Diana Frey in a class I had taken from her. I then took another class from Diana called Twisted Sistah which she taught at ADORN ME 2010 (which is a jewelry only Art Event held in Houston TX.). Again, Sandy was mesmerized by the beauty of the class. She contacted Diana & went to take the class in Diana's beautiful studio. She did this in early July just before I came out to California for Kim Caldwell's event Les Sierens. Sandy & I were planning to meet for dinner the night of my arrival in Manhattan Beach & she wanted to show me her beautiful Twisted Sistah Creation so, she stayed up LATE a couple of nights to get it finished before our dinner. IT WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO WORTH IT!!!

Sandy is a beautiful red head! She always looks for images of red heads & I can tell you there are not a lot of those beauties to be found. Diana had the perfect image for her centerpiece for this necklace. So Sandy chose Diana''s image & made her amazing bezel. SANDY IS A BLING GIRL & had to add those special vintage rhinestone pieces to make it her piece POP! And here's my BEAUTIFUL FRIEND showing off her MASTERPIECE at dinner that night. I'd be smiling from ear to ear too my friend. YOU DID AN AMAZING JOB & I'm sure Diana is very proud of you!!!! By the way, Sandy is coming back to Texas to join me at another Gilded Life Event in October & to spend the week with me to shop around the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I CAN'T WAIT!!!! Have a wonderful week my friends.

13 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it! Sandy is not only darling, she is talented!! Glad you get to see her again!

xoxo
Janie

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Charlene,
What a sweethear Sandy is. Boy her smile could light up a city. I hope I get a chance to meet her in the flesh. Lisa
PS Love the new look.

bunny said...

gorgeous colors and gorgeous friend...

tootles,
bunny

Sandy Navarro said...

Girlfriend, I am sitting here after working non-stop all weekend on our vintage glove swap and what do I find on your blog! I am honored to be featured but even more honored to have such a FabUlous friend in you. Can't wait til October! I've give ya a call from the road tomorrow night.
Hugs!

Nan said...

Oh the necklace is just gorgeous I love it and Sandy is so darn cute. Her personality comes right out of the picture.

Karen said...

(You know . . . Sandra doesn't know it yet, but Joy and I are going to hide in a couple of her suitcases and surprise you guys!)
I WISH!
You guys will have too much fun!
She is just a sweetheart - we had such fun the day we met for lunch.
And she is creative beyond belief - between the two of you and your beautiful jewelry - MAN OH MAN!
Along comes Joy to join you and you have the true 3 Musketeers of Bling! I just watch and sigh. Ya'll are so creative.
Have a wonderful week! Much love and hugs! Karen

Diane said...

Wowzaaaa...it is beautiful, and she is too! See ya soon....
xoxoxx

sugar Creek said...

I love the colors! Fall colors are always my favorite! Thank you for the comment on my doodles as well! Hope you have a great day!

Monica@The White Bench said...

WOW! What a fabulous, fabulous piece! I wish I could attend one of those classes- Diana's jewelry is amazing! Love also the new Fall look, Charlene!
Kim will have surgery tomorrow, more details on my blog should you fancy to read it.
Hugs, thinking of you and Angel Reba often.
Monicaxo.

Honey Lamb and I said...

It is gorgeous and bet it is crazy blingy in person. Love the colors too!

Alisa said...

Beautiful!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Charlene, glad to hear you and your friend are coming to the party. If you don't mind RSVP, I'd appreciate it. It will give me an idea of how many are coming and you can just add one entry for you both and include her name with yours if you want. I hope you will participate in my contest. It's going to fun. See ya on Sunday, T

Createology said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment. I just love this necklace and it is absolutely custom made for Sandy. Vivacious and fun loving is what her smile conveys. You girls must have a wonderful time together. Happy suit fitting...

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