Saturday, December 12, 2009

Poster Sketch: Sugar Plums

No matter what denomination you are, or how you feel about the holidays, there is no denying that December is a time for delicious treats. There are pies and tarts, candies and chocolates, and a lot of fancy cheese. This is the only time of year when you can get a carton of eggnog, or 20 kinds of shortbread at any store. December is also the time of year when we roll up our sleeves and make things from scratch, because it’s worth it to make something a little extra special.

One holiday treat that I’ve never had the pleasure of sampling is the sugar plum. One hears about them all the time - visions of them dance in our heads. I always pictured some kind of purplish cake made with juice and sprinkled with sugar. Apparently they’re just round candy.

Nonetheless, this week’s Poster Sketch is dedicated to juicy oranges and purples - the colors of sweet plums.

Etsy Picks: Sugar Plum Jewels

Row 1:

Bright Purple and Orange Necklace - by VantasticDesigns
Purple and Orange Beaded Collage Pendant - by mannequinreject
Sea Anemone Lampwork Moretti Bead - BatChenDesigns
Felted Bead Bracelet - by fyberknitics

Row 2:

Acrylic Wire Wrapped Earrings - from Lightworks
Purple Rain Bangle - from PoppyRayeStudio
Hot and Spicy Earrings - by artdi
Fearless Bead Embroidered Cuff - by CircesHouse

Row 3:

Orange and Purple Paisley Brooch - by juliespace
City Beach Cuff Bracelet - by miamiamia
Amethyst Garden Necklace - from MichelesArtJewelry
Purple Orange Earrings - by BEEdSTrING

Row 4:

Cecilia Necklace - by seamingly
Blossoming Orange Pendant - by ambergoulet
Purple Jade Fiesta Necklace - by debbaworks
Funky Orange Purple Bracelet - by azjewelrydesigns

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  1. What a gorgeous collection of jewelry! I am honored that my Fearless cuff is part of it. Thanks so much! Happy beading...

  2. This is such a beautiful collection....I love purple and orange, especially together!! You picked some wonderful items to feature. Thank you so much for picking my Amethyst Garden necklace to feature - it is in very exalted company :)

  3. This is a breathtaking collection! I'm definitely going to find some new faves here...and thank you for featuring my bead collage pendant!

  4. Thank you so much for including my necklace, I am proud to be among so many amazing aritsans! I love these colors together and your compilation is wonderful!

  5. Thanks for including my pendant! :) It is a striking collection to be included in.

  6. Would you mind sharing how you post from poster sketch to your blog. I've created treasuries and always had to loss the information once they expire. Would love to share them on my blog.

  7. Thanks everyone for stopping by to see the collection, and for creating such delicious pieces!

    Christine: Poster Sketch and Treasuries can be saved by taking a screenshot. Of course the links don't work, but you can then use the image any time you want. Once you've captured the screen, you can cut away the excess with MS Paint and upload it to your hosting site, Facebook page, etc.

    I will post a full tutorial later this month with step-by-step details to share with everyone!

  8. wow what a stunning collection! - and thanks for including my felted bead bracelet with these gorgeous pieces.

  9. Well, this visit certainly was a treat. That's a mighty fine collection of eye candy you've got there!! :)


  10. Wow! What a wonderful collection of items. I love that color combination! Thank you for including my Purple Jade necklace in such exquisite company. I'm so flattered. What a thrill!

  11. Oh this is so pretty, thank you so much, I feel truly honored to have my work featured here. Thank you.


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