Thursday, May 19, 2011

PINK & Twisted!


Back in March when I went out to California for the Moulin Rouge Art Event I needed a THANK YOU gift for my precious friend Cynthia. For as I told you in the post about The Mission Inn (Click HERE to see) Cynthia was a tour guide extraordinaire! So it needed to be special!


I bought her a deep pink purse covered in roses (which you can see as the back drop for these photos) & in the purse I put all sorts of goodies. Including this necklace I created for her. Cynthia is a girly girl & loves everything feminine. I started with sterling silver wire & did a very open version of the TWISTED SISTAH Necklace taught at Adorn Me (in March 2010) by my amazing friend & mentor Diana Frey.

Pink Czeh Buttons

I had been buying some luscious Czech Glass Buttons & thought she would really love the colors & sparkle that these little gems have. Some beautiful pink & lavender crystal beads along with some wonderful soft lustrous pearls went into the “Bead Soup”. And to add some texture… vintage pink seam binding. The cherry on top of the cake… the glistening faceted crystal prism at the very bottom. That little treasure had been in my stash for a very long time just waiting for the right occasion to shine!


I hope you enjoyed seeing one of the things that I have created. And Cynthia, I hope you LOVE wearing it as much as I loved creating it for you!

HUGS! Charlene


Trisha said...

That necklace is beyond beautiful. You did a fantastic job on it and I am jealous it wasn't made for me ;o)


A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, my goodness, Charlene! That necklace is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! She's going to LOVE it! The purse looks like a stunner, too--good job, my friend!

Wishing you a fabulous day!


Karin said...

Charlene!! It's gorgeous! I'm sure she loved it. :0)

diane cook said...

Charlene...this "open" twiste sistah is gorgeous! Great job, and I do love the crystal drop you used for it! xo

Debby at Romancing The Bling said...

Oh dear friend ~ I can confirm the beauty of the created necklace you gave to sweet Cynthis ~ as I got to see it in person! Glorious beauty!!! Cynthia LOVED it! :)
I miss you so much and hope you are enjoying life ~


Createology said...

Your necklace is over the moon fabulous. What a wonderful gift for your friend. Beautiful...

Riki Schumacher said...

Nicely done Charlene! You "twisted" good girl. She will love it! Maddie had her first day at the cabin today, too funny. She sniffed everything twice, rolled in bird poo, got a bath, ran and ran in the soft green grasses, played with her new toys (used to be Chester's), too cute. It was a great day, sun out and showing off why we come back to this heavenly place. Twelve eagles were circling today, scared me to death, Maddie had to go inside then. I had a talk with the eagles! Hugs, Riki

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, goodness, what a beautiful necklace, and what a lucky friend you have!! You are very talented and I'm so happy you found my blog because it enabled me to find your beautiful blog! I'm in TX, too, just north of Dallas. Where are you located?

You are such a doll to post my Wedding Blog Party button on your sidebar! I'm getting so excited ~ can't wait to see what everyone will share!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Carolyn said...

I super like that necklace! It's so beautiful!

Silver MLM

Rebecca said...

That necklace is 2die4. I absolutely love it... I'm sure it is well loved and already well-worn.

Wish it was mine.


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my goodness! I have Czech earrings given to me by a friend that I adore and cherish. I can't imagine an entire necklace. Swoon!

Feathers and Flight said...

Gorgeous Charlene! I LOVE Czech Buttons!! Gorgeous Work Friend!
Ps I Sent you an Email and I am Not Sure if it went off into Cyber Space!
Hope all is Well!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a beautiful gift for your friend and hostess! Wow!
Have a great weekend.

Kathy Martin said...

Wowza! Now that's some serious bling!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Yes, that little hedgehog is prickly, but you can still cuddle his little tummy! :)

Jan said...

Charlene...this necklace is one gorgeous piece!

Beach House Living said...

Greetings! Thank you for stopping by my blog. Those are such lovely things anyone would be grinning in delight to open that gift.

Keep a watch out for giveaway/give back I call them. said...

The necklace is astoundingly beautiful, Charlene. You're very talented! Thanks so much for visiting & leaving comments on our blog. It's wonderful to connect with such a lovely spirit :O)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Charlene, it is so nice to meet you. I'm glad you came for a visit from Jain's blog. I adore her blog, I try to visit as often as I can. Her photography is beyond beautiful.
What talent you have, the necklace is gorgeous, I know she's going to love it, I know I would. lol
I hope you stop by again soon.
hugs ~lynne~

Monica@The White Bench said...

Oh my!!! What a TREASURE. She obviously loved it!!!!
Monica xo

Tarnished and Tattered said...

That is one amazing necklace. Your friend will LOVE her gift! Your work has gotten so wonderful, the classes have done you well friend.
Yes, PC is not kicking my butt. Maybe you can come over one day & help me do kits? Hint, hint? We will certainly have some play time this summer. I want to see the new 'home away from home'. Lisa

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

gorgeous ! what a special gift.

Linda said...

Beautiful, Charlene! Cynthia is going to LOVE it!

Karen Valentine said...

Oh my goodness. This is Gorgeous with a capitol G!!!! I know she was thrilled when she opened that box!!
You have a lovely talent my friend. :)

Sandy Navarro said...

I've been dying to see this and it is absolutely freak'in FabULous! Of course, I expected nothing less. You did a amazing job and the buttons are the perfect touch! I know Cynthia is over the moon about it.

Love ya!

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