Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Go-to Necklace

My friend Cyndi recently asked me at a play date..."Do I have a go-to Necklace?" ...A piece that I can go-to with what ever I have on....Well,not really...that is until I came across a pendant that truly spoke to me... while visiting my sweet friends Mary Jane's blog I ran through her shop and came across this stunner pendant and simply couldn't resist.Turns out when setting up for a play date with Cyndi and Barbara Cyndi mentioned this new book Bohemian Inspired Jewelry and Mary Jane's  pendant (the same pendant I purchased)was featured in the new book and I can totally see why.Mary Jane has such a gift at speaking volumes with simplicity and I am in utter awe.This is a lesson I desperately need to learn and need to stop "adding" all the time.



(L-R Cat,Barbara,Cyndi)

So while at my play date with Cyndi and Barbara, Barbara took out her beautiful polymer beads...which I had seen in her shop,but never up close. I always loved her sweet little eggs and purchased some to play with,but one little egg already had a home,in my heart,to go with my new pendant from Mary Jane...

The pendant reads...
"We are Star Stuff" Dr Carl Sagan
This is my Go-To Necklace.
and I love it.



I'm also happy to share a new tutorial on the Ice Resin blog....actually,it's my last tutorial as part of the Ice Resin Creative Team.My Happy Heart assemblage was created by using from the  Industrial Chic Micheal's line.To see the video just click here.


Plus,I have been busy busy finishing up my new online class "Inspirational Pendants" at Creative Workshops!


...and setting up my new Dvd for sale... "My Home Song" Soldered Pendant ... This class is still available at Creative Workshops,but I have had some ask about offering a Dvd and so I decided to put it together and offer the Dvd in Shop.
For this months Giveaway,I'm offering my new Dvd "My Home Song".Just leave me a comment,share my post with friends any way you wish,blog,facebook,twitter and I will pick a winner Monday Oct.8th.


As always,
thank you so much for stopping by

27 comments:

Alice said...

How lucky that you have these wonderful play dates! I've been trying to hook up with some here in my area but it seems they are few and far between.

I've been lusting over that beautiful pendant of Mary Jane's for a while now and can see why it has become a part of your 'go to' necklace.

I would love to win your new DVD

Alice said...

I posted this on FB

http://www.facebook.com/#!/alice.peterson.129

Caterina Giglio said...

how nice to be able to have play dates, i so miss that... living in the twigs now is a bit isolating, so glad I have my computer to keep me connected... x

Michelle Saxon said...

You are just beautiful and your work is too! Thank you for sharing! I have never made jewelry before and because of you, I'm itching to try! xxoo

Lynnea B said...

I would love to have the chance to see how your creative process works. You inspire me all the time.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

So pretty Cat. Lovely friends to play with. You are a lucky gal. A hug coming in less than two weeks! xox

mairedodd said...

cat! what a surprise... what you made with the pendant is just wonderful - and it makes me happy to know that it is a go-to necklace for you!
your classes and projects inspire me everytime... your well never runs dry - you have a such a beautiful way with materials, but of course, they are at the mercy of your heart and hands... so how could they be anything but?

Su said...

So in love with your art necklaces. Your Blog is so pretty and fun. Thanks for sharing "You" with the world.
Su

Katalina Jewelry said...

Cat, love Mary Jane's pendant and love your version too! I'm a little jealous of your play dates...I want one! Darn it that we live so far apart!! I shared your giveaway on fb. Hoping Oct. 8th is my lucky day! :)

Isolina Perez said...

OMG a DVD? That is fantastic!!!!! Next best thing to having you in person :)

Lexi said...

Cat, I just love how you draw your audience in with such beauty, both visually and with the story you share for each special piece. What a beautiful "go to" pendant, and such a wonderful gesture in sharing your art, techniques and soul. So excited to be following you friend.

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

Perfect "go-to" necklace, Cat! Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful! My "go-to" necklace has your pendant (as you know) and your pendant has Barbara's egg. I guess that means we're all connected now.
Cyndi

Jackie said...

Hey Cat!

Would love a chance to win your new DVD....and if not, I'll be first in line to purchase it when it's on sale. You are just such a talented gal! Jackie

Barbara Moore said...

What a terrific "go-to" necklace! You have no idea how badly I would love to win your DVD on the little houses. They just jump out at me every time they're on a page that I'm looking at. It would just be totally awesome to have it!

Louise said...

Ooooo a DVD, and an awesome one at that. Please let me win. Fingers crossed :) x

Lupe Meter said...

Beautiful creations, Cat!! Wow, a DVD...awesome! Will also keep my fingers crossed. It is probably too late to take advantage of your Inspirational Pendants class, right? After helping my son with his mortgage payment this past month, no extra money for me. I have to wait till the beginning of October. Looks like I missed out! Drats!

kj said...

cat, the necklace is exquisite. i had a go to pair of earrings, emerald and purple tiny planets, and i lost one. i have been sad about it for five years.... :^)

you are doing SO many wonderful creative things. i hope your heart sings from so much sharing.

love love
kj

Lucid Moon Studio said...

I did not realize there were so many creative jewelry people in my area! I live just south of Barbara in Melbourne. I would love to join you all for a play date some time!! I have taken a hiatus from jewelry because we recently moved, and I am still trying to get settled, but I am anxious to get back to my jewelry making. I would love a chance to win a dvd - looks like a great class!

Thoughtfulhands said...

Your got-to-necklace is just wonderful!!! Would love a chance at your DVD. It's nice to see DVD's I am in a rural area and my computer is quite slow.

Thanks for the chance,
Theresa

Martina2801 said...

Your necklace is gorgeous, dear Cat!
Thanks for the opportunity to win the DVD. Keep my fingers crossed:-)

Hope Amen said...

Hi Cat. I think it is so awesome that you have put your class in dvd format! I would so love a chance to win the My Home Song workshop. Thank-you for your generosity!

Kumi at Malie Kai Designs said...

Love your work Cat! Putting my name in the hat for a chance to win the DVD! Sharing it on FB. Thanks for your inspiration!

Lp said...

Ocala here and wants a chance to learn what to do with my TWO unopened Ice Resin packages!

Wanda H said...

Wonderful project, your happy heart!!!!!

Snugglebug Blessings said...

Totally amazed at your talent and just love your work. I would love the chance to win your DVD but if not, would love to purchase one. Thank you so much and God bless. Cathy

Karen S said...

Your necklaces are wonderful! I'm just starting to play with ICE resin and am excited to hear about your DVD...and the chance to win one. Your work is so inspiring.

Dorthe said...

Hi Cat,
I don`t know, how your blog link dissapered from my list, but now I`m back again, to enjoy all your amazing creations. I love all I see here. Just gorgeous.
Hugs,Dorthe