Monday, July 6, 2015

Winner Announced!

My thanks to all who joined in the July 4th Give-away!   The winner of the earrings is:   

Kathy Zeigler Lindemer

Congrats to Kathy!  

Hope each of you had a nice weekend!


I'll also post a quick reminder that the sale at Metapolies™ continues until July 10th:

Get 20% OFF all items 
(jewelry, polymer clay beads, and 
metal components) 
with code:  

Thanks to all of you who have recently made purchases!   Newest items added:

Bottom left have sold. Others available as of this posting.
$12 a pair minus discount!  

Saturday, July 4, 2015

July Holiday Earring Give-away!

I had a sunrise/sunset scene in mind as I created these brass components,...then as I designed the earrings, I drew my inspiration from a rainbow.
But today, I'm thinking all these colors could also be spectacular fireworks,..   (yes, very quiet ones)!  

Then, finally, I got inspired to celebrate the July 4th holiday by giving these away!   (In the spirit of World Peace, I will send these internationally too, so please join in  the fun if you like!) 

If you would like to signup for this Give-away,...

  •  Please leave me a note on the blog in the Comments section.  
  • If you are on Facebook, just let me know where to look.  
  • If not, please leave me an email address where I can contact you.  
  • You may enter 2 messages if you like and I'll keep private the one with your email.  I just need some way to contact the winner.

Star hand color blueYou can get a 2nd change to win if you share the news with others and tell me where you posted it!

The give-away will be open for your entries through end of day Sunday, 7/5/15.  A  winner will be announced Monday, and will have until Friday, 7/10/15 to reply.  

Star hand color redSALE REMINDER:

Get 20% off at my Metapolies™ store on Etsy through Fri, 7/10/15 by using coupon code:   INDEPENDENCE

Photos by Sharyl
Other graphics from


Friday, July 3, 2015

Independence Holiday Sale!

--New July 4th banner for Etsy store!--

Use coupon code INDEPENDENCE now through July 10 to get 20% off all items purchased from my Metapolies™ store on Etsy!

Royal blue and white artisan lampwork and copper earrings

                       Sterling Silver Red-tipped "Matchstick" Dangles  HM15-019E Sterling Silver  Two-toned Blue-tipped "Matchstick" Dangles  HM15-022E
Sterling Silver Dangles from  "Beads: Handmade Metals" section.

Red and blue polymer clay, lampwork, and sari ribbon earrings

Red and blue polymer clay, lampwork, and sari ribbon earrings

You'll find these and more beads and jewelry
for sale this week!

Hoping to get new items added too!

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U.S. friends, if you celebrate the July 4th holiday, what are your plans?   We're quite folks, so we'll probably throw a veggie burger on the grill!  :-)

Wherever you are, have a great weekend!  ~Sharyl

*July 4 holiday banner by Sharyl, 7/3/15

*Burger graphic from


Thursday, June 4, 2015

25 = Silver!

A few days ago we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary.  

Much like our wedding, our anniversary was small and simple.   Dinner out with family, chocolate cheesecake, gifts, and flowers!
Because I especially cherish memories of our adventures together, I gave my husband several small gifts focusing on our family travels.

Of course, can you imagine such a day as this slipping by that didn't involve jewelry?  I've never been a diamond girl, but hinted that I would love some silver stacking rings for my "silver anniversary" and showed him my favorites.   And, sure enough, I was given this sweet package with 5 beautiful rings handmade by Gretchen Baneyx  of "Bespoken Jewelry.

My thanks to my husband for 25 happy years and these lovely rings...
and to Gretchen for making them especially for me!

They are exactly what I had hoped for!

I've always loved mixed metals, 
so I slipped my gold wedding band in between the silver stack
and they are all lovely together!
(You'll just have to ignore the aging hands
and crooked fingers!)  ;-)

Best wishes to you all!


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Celebrating 25!

I don't often  post very personal things online, because, well... they are personal and I guess I'm a rather personal sort of person!  

But this one bears mentioning, I think.  Today, June 2nd, my husband and I are celebrating 25 years of marriage.   In many respects, it seems like the wedding was just last week, honestly! (Photos do reveal otherwise...)   But when I pause to think about all that has happened ("in good times and in bad"), we've clearly traveled a longer path together than it seems.  Aside from family loss and some challenging health situations, it has been a very, very good life.   I feel very fortunate to have walked this journey beside my husband, and to have the family I now have.   I cherish every moment of the 25 years.

Wishing all of YOU a great Tuesday!   Just wanted to share our special day with you!   



June 2:   Visit my Metapolies™ store for special event today!  


P.S.  We traveled to Europe last summer to celebrate a year early!   If you'd like to see some of our photos from that trip, they are in my "Travel Scrapbook"  (Click here or find in the tab above at any time!)  


Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day Sale, Mon-Tue.

I've been working much of the day, so I'm very late in posting this on my blog, but will do so quickly now.  Sale continues Tues, 5/26, so there is still time to save!

Wishing each of you a very safe and 
happy Memorial Day weekend.

I've been adding new jewelry and components recently, 
not shown in this photo. 
I encourage you to take a look!

In the meantime...

Here is a previous Memorial Day entry you might enjoy. (Just beware that the sale info is from 2 years ago and that code won't work!)

Link to:   
Memories of Peonies 

 Best wishes to you and your loved ones,



Monday, May 18, 2015

Color and Flower Inspired Works!

In my last blog entry, I discussed how colors and flowers frequently inspired my jewelry and bead making. I invited feedback from my readers, and I'm thrilled to have some responses to share!  (Keep them coming!)

Shirley Jones Moore makes intriguing components from seed beads!   She mentioned in her comments from the last post that she was very inspired by color.

Sparkle Berry Cubes
Sparkle Berry Cubes
Galaxy Bead

And sure enough, just look at these fabulous colors for Spring and  Summer!   You can find more of Shirley's components at:

There is lots more to see, 
including this red/white Peppermint Twister pair!
Great color and delightful photography!

From Natalie Pappas, creator of fabulously unique pottery beads, we have this lovely bead inspired by flowers!

Peach Rose Porcelain Bead

Peach Rose Porcelain Bead

Also check out Natalie's other store and blog on her website:

To see more of Natalie's flower-themed beads,

And finally, I've included a couple of my own most recent flower-inspired pieces of jewelry.  

Fresh Flowers and Relic Necklace with artisan-made pottery beads and copper accents
Fresh Flowers and Relic Necklace with artisan-made pottery beads and copper accents

Metapolies™ (Etsy)

Includes artisan-made pottery beads by Natalie Pappas (NKP Designs), Marti Conrad (Marti's Buttons-n-Beads), and Jenny Gholson-Morris (EclecticPrairie). Focal flower bead is by Tracee Dock (Classic Bead).>

Daisy-in-heart necklace, pottery pendant, lampwork beads, hand-made, artisan beads, OOAK

Daisy-in-heart necklace, pottery pendant, lampwork beads, hand-made, artisan beads, OOAK

Metapolies™ (Etsy)
< Ceramic focal by Suzieqbeads.  Polka dot lampwork beads from Crazy Lady Glass.>

To see more of my flower items
just click: