Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Hoppin and A Shoppin

One of my most favorite things to do is "hop" around in blogland. It's so much fun to travel around the world and see so many wonderful things, people, and places, all from the comfort of my home. Not to mention not having to deal with the airlines! Yikes!

A while back I stumbled across Joanne May. I was intrigued not only by her magical illustrations, but also by the beautiful jewelry she creates. Especially the jewelry featuring the Leaping Hare. Well... you can also throw in the fact we have the same last name! hee,hee,hee.

I decided I wanted to give myself an early birthday present (my birthday is in March). Since I love handmade things most of all and since I have been drooling over her work for so long, I decided I would purchase a necklace with the Leaping Hare. Joanne was so gracious to create a piece specifically for me. I wanted something small with white and silver. I think she hit the nail on the head. It's so perfect!

Please excuse this sideway photo. Blogger is having an issue and won't behave properly!! Naughty!! Uggggg!

Blogger doesn't like this photo either, but at least you get the to see how beautiful this necklace is. I'm so excited about it! The beads are just gorgeous!

Joanne also sent me this beautiful bunny brooch. I'm in the process of creating a quilted "art purse" and I do believe this will work perfectly on my new purse.

Thanks a million times over Jo for making me something I will treasure forever!
I hope all of you hop over and visit with her. Tell her Shell sent ya.

your friend,


FrecklesandDeb said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! We are headed there now!

Cathi said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm heading over there now.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what gorgeous pieces, I'll hop over there too.

I look forward to seeing your art purse when you've made it

Anna said...

WOw how wonderful! just made for you!! it looks awesome..
I visit her blog often, I love her amazing drawings too!
great when somebody is so tallented!

joanne May said...

Hi Shell,
Thank you so much for this beautiful post about my work...It has been wonderful doing a commission for you!:)
You have been a lovely customer...
Your photos are much better than mine!
The images show the silver and Howlite stones really clearly. Howlite is meant to be a calming stone and great for insomnia!
I hope you will enjoy wearing the Hare necklace often.;)
Early next month, I am going to do a post about some new gold and silver hare jewellery. I will mention you and put a link to your blog as well.
Many thanks again dear friend.
Love, Jo May.x

Hef's Mom said...

Beautiful Shell! Nice work Joanne!

Rebecka said...

Love the necklace and bunny pin. Beautiful!!!!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

SHELL!! We are always on the same page, lol! I am doing a post today on a new jewelry making friend too, lol! I LOVE the jewelry you have shown today!! ANYTHING with a bunny makes me happy, lol! I love the redheaded butterfly fairy too :) Just gorgeous! Have you seen Melody Leah Lambs are on Etsy?? So many precious bunnies and very similar to Joanne's art! I am going to have to go and check these pieces out :)

Karen said...

This is beautuful, Shell. So appropriate for you, and what a nice way to treat yourself! Isn't it great to be able to use the internet and spoil yourself by getting exactly what you want?

Alice said...

oh shell this is so you! whipping up the magic as usual my friend...and yes i see that button over there, how incredibly thoughtful, many many thanks. i'm testing some big prints now by the way.

so when the heck is your birthday?! i'm march also, you must be the end of the month, if we were both pisces i think we'd know by now right?

also i can't stand it when blogger is like that, i thought it was just me. i never hear anyone else say anything about it. what is the deal i wonder? sometimes i'll go to make a post and in the posting all my retouching goes awry. drives me nuts, as if i'm not nuts enough! between the two of us we should be able to get to he bottom of it.

ok this comment is getting really long i feel dizzied by it...xoxop

Jules said...

Oh yes, yes, that hare charm on your bracelet - I want it! Really lovely pieces, thanks for sharing this Shell - I shall investigate!

SheilaC said...

That necklace is so pretty!!! I have to go check out her shop!!

PS I use to resize, crop and touch up my pics before I upload them. Don't have any blogger issues..


Gari said...

Beautiful, and so you.

Shirley said...

Your early birthday present is beautiful. I love your Hare brooch. The necklace is so beautiful, I have found so many new blogs to read thanks to you, Margaret B., and others. Take care

Rebecca said...

Hi Shell
I love your new necklace it is sooo you! I am so glad you found her. Hope all is well with you and I hope you have a great week

Brynwood Needleworks said...

These, of course, are perfect for you...and I'm sure the necklace will be stunning on you. I'm really curious to see what your "art purse" looks like. Be sure to post a photo when you get it finished.

Tina said...

Shell, The necklace and charm are awesome. Also, just wanted to let you know that I have recieved Mr. Rabbit from your giveaway. He has a place of honor on my colection display area(although it makes him look like a giant next to my David Winters Cottages lol).

I will post some pics of him tororrow. I have been in a funk and have not really done any blogging lately so I am sorry that I did not let you know sooner.

SewCalGal said...

Absolutely beautiful and perfect for you. I love it. Perfect birthday gift for you.

I do hope you have a wonderful birthday!


Charlotte, Cottontails said...

Hello there,

I have just followed a link from Mandy Saile at Bijou Whimsy and am thrilled to have found someone else in blogland with similar loves to me - bunnies and beautiful things!!

Lovely to meet you,

d. moll, said...

Oh,,,,cool bunneh charm, charming bunny...hop on that one for sure.

CreatedandFelted said...

your blog is such a pleasure, I hope you accept the sunshine blog award i'm giving you today. just "hop" along to my blog to collect it.

Cozy Little House said...

That is sooo cute! And so perfectly you!

quiltmom said...

Lovely bunny and gorgeous hand made necklace. She does wonderful work and I am sure it will look beautiful on. It is the perfect gift for you and everyone deserves to have a gift to themselves now and then.
Warmest regards,

Mary Wadsworth said...

Hi Shell,
just checkin in and catching up.
Love the necklace, the bunny charm is
beautiful. Lucky girl:) I am hoppin over to her site now:)

Hugs to you and the bunns,