Monday, August 19, 2013


Goodies That Sparkle and To Wear

This week I wanted to share some goodies with you that I recently found.  First my Hobby Lobby goodies.  I love brooches and you really can find some of the prettiest brooches in the jewelry making crafts for a lot less than you would pay in a department store.  This past week I found some lovely sparkle brooches and I wanted to show them off.  

Large Pink Sparkle Brooch

It is a little difficult to capture the sparkle of jewelry on camera but as you can imagine this piece sparkles so brilliantly.  It has AB stones in it so there are some beautiful colors in this brooch. This piece was only $6.00 because it was 50% off last week.  I love the 50% off sales at Hobby Lobby. 

Sparkle Crown Brooch

This brooch was very difficult to photograph. It is also quite large and was $3.00 with the 50% off.  

If you enjoy beautiful pieces of jewelry, check out crafts stores for great deals on beautiful things to wear. These are also great for projects, such as making handbags and other things.  Not to mention for the price you can keep a few on hand for gift giving.  You never know when a friend may just need that something special to lift their spirits. 

I also received a very special gift this week.  They are a lovely pair of vintage earrings featuring a Gold Bow, Diamonds and Pearls.  I love my pearls......

The next two pieces I have to show you were made using porcelain cabochons from  Designs By Shell. You can visit her shop on Etsy.  She makes beautiful things and you can even special order porcelain things from her using your images and words.  

These little blue birds are so sweet and I made them into earrings, aren't they adorable!  I purchased the backings for the earrings at Hobby Lobby.  They are Sterling Silver and I used a two part epoxy to glue then to the the porcelain.  

Also from Designs By Shell, I found a beautiful heart that I thought would make a lovely necklace.  I simply added a pretty pink cord necklace, simple..

Lastly, I wanted to share my new Spoon Brooch that I found on Etsy.  I wanted this so that when I am out of spoons, I would always have an extra one.  

Please read The Spoon Theory for more information.

My Spoon Brooch
For My Hard
Fibromyalgia Days. 

Brooch is approx. 2 inches long and reminds me of a salt spoon, so sweet! 

I was very busy this past week getting my girls ready for the start of a new school year and attending an Anime Convention.  We had a fabulous time and I was very impressed with the people at the convention.  It was very pleasant and everyone was incredibly kind and polite and just a joy to be around.  I was concerned having never attended anything like this before but my worries and concerns were wiped away by the lovely people we met this past weekend.  We met a lot of beautiful artist, crafts people and  many other people, we took a lot of special memories home with us.  

We also had several dentist appointments, doctors appointments and physical therapy this past week.  Therefore, I did not get to craft (with the exception of the earrings and necklace) or to make any special dishes in the kitchen but never fear, I have something really neat up my sleeve.  Be sure to come back soon to see what I am doing next.  

Have a wonderful week,
Tea Cottage Pretties


  1. Hi Beverly,

    both the brooches are pretty, but I simply LOVE the pink sparkly one! And the pearl earrings are so cute!
    have a lovely day,

  2. WOW so pretty! Thanks so much for linking!

  3. Wow Beverly, those are great finds! I love those bluebird earrings too. Again, you have the best ideas and such a creative mind. We are so far away from any craft stores I rarely get the chance to hit a good sale! Enjoy your new pretties!


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