I was invited by Nina Designs to take part in their blog partnership program. Nina Designs creates some of the most beautiful and unique jewelry supplies, and is also a big supporter of the artist community. You will find Nina Design's pieces scattered through out my shop. So I was certainly excited to get a bag of surprise supplies to have fun with. Here is what I received:
After getting a few new findings, and also digging through my own stash, I put together some really fun pieces!
I paired the turquoise silk cord and caramel deer hide leather with some chunky antique brass findings to make this bracelet set.
I kept the bronze lotus simple, and made a long 22" seed bead chain to hang it on. The seed beads have a touch of bronze color, and bring out the warm tone of the lotus.
Every year in May, I go to the annual ARVO meeting - Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. For the last 11 years, I've been attending this meeting in Fort Lauderdale, but much to everyone's dismay, it will no longer be held in Fort Lauderdale. Here is my post from the ARVO blog as my final farewell.
What will you miss?
by Lisa Ostrin
With our final Fort Lauderdale ARVO now over, I am wondering what everyone will be missing about our yearly meeting place, the last 11 years for me, and many more for others.
Perhaps it is the conference center, where we know exactly where the strongest wi-fi and best snacks are.
Perhaps it is familiar places to stay.
Perhaps it is your favorite places to meet and drink.
Well, I know what I will NOT miss – all the beautiful and inspiring people, because for sure, we will meet again in another corner of the world.
I've got several new, and DIFFERENT, antique brass designs coming next week, so stay tuned!
I'm off to sunny Florida tomorrow for the annual vision research conference. I was invited to post on their blog! Check it out here, and scroll through for posts "by Lisa." Ok, I guess you can read the other posts, too.