A little pink, pretty please.

by Cindy on March 27, 2011


I {heart} pink these days.  When I think of Spring, pink certainly comes to mind.  The National Cherry Blossom Festival opened this weekend in DC and the blossoms are blooming everywhere.  This event is so timely as our hearts go out to the people of Japan.  I hope we are able to attend while the blooms are still out.

A very special friend is having a birthday this week (please say Happy Birthday to Lori on Tuesday!), and we were able to meet for an early celebration when she was in town for a big show.  I admired Lori’s new pink ‘do in person, and let me tell you her smile was just as vibrant!  We caught up about everything from the usual bead talk, to family, and dreams for the future.  And of course there was something yummy for dessert.  Lori finally had her pie and it came with a great big birthday sparkler.


Back at home I was in the mood to create something simple to wear with a new pink top.  I don’t think I’ve touched a crimp in over a year so it felt rather invigorating to make something strung with no wirework involved at all.  I used a chandelier crystal and a vintage floral earring using Diane Cook’s  Princess Crystal Drop technique.  With a random mix of Swarovski crystals, rose quartz, pearls and Czech glass, I put together a simple & sweet Spring necklace.  If you’d like one of your own, drop me an email as I believe I do have all of the components to make a another necklace.


Thank you for your visit today.  As always I appreciate hearing from you!


{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Hilary March 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Your “pink” post brightened my day!

Madeline Prokop March 27, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Cindy! What a beautiful picture of you and your friend! So glad you had a nice visit! Enjoy those blossoms. Marie was here for a few days last week and we had a great time! Love to you and your family!

Janet McDonald March 27, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Thats a picture to frame! Nothing like a close friend to sew up the heart..
It looks like you all had a great time. I bet Lori had a great show too. Ive
never seen the cherry blossoms up there but my cousin sometimes goes
and says its a sight. Beautiful necklace too!

Renate March 28, 2011 at 12:40 am

Your spring is way ahead of us – no blooming trees here yet. Glad you had another meet up with Lori – so good to meet with friends.
Your new necklace is really pretty in pink!

Stacie March 28, 2011 at 1:03 am

OH, it looks like you all had a great time! love the necklace too!!

Stefanie March 28, 2011 at 4:01 am

Cindy, the necklace is adorble! And you and Lori look adorable in pink!

Virginie March 28, 2011 at 4:59 am

I think you don’t need to be Barbie or girlie girlie to actually appreciate the colour pink, I like it too, does good to the soul! great work on your necklace, fab that you were able to do something you hadn’t done in a while ^_^ smile, Virginie

ChristyH March 28, 2011 at 6:13 am

Your spring has arrived. I live in Michigan and we still have patches of snow on the ground. It will be May before much green comes out. Now it is just dirty. Some pink would be lovely.

Lana March 28, 2011 at 6:47 am

Hi Cindy & Lori,you both look beautiful & Happy Birthaday Miss Lori and so glad you were able to spend it together, and your necklace is so pretty thanks for sharing ttfn L:)

Beth March 28, 2011 at 7:09 am

Love the picture of you both. I especially love Lori’s new pink hair!!! Glad you guys had time to spend together. Love the pink necklace!

sharon March 28, 2011 at 7:12 am

Glad to see you two are enjoying some time together! Your necklace is very pretty!

Barbara Lewis March 28, 2011 at 7:19 am

Perfect for this time of year! Pink is in!!!

Beth Bricker March 28, 2011 at 7:44 am

Beautiful ladies, beautiful necklace. It’s still cold here but I see pink and pastels in my future, soon. Looks like you and Lori had a great time. Do I recognize Famous Dave’s for dinner?

Nicki March 28, 2011 at 7:52 am

Ok this is inspiring – I feel like I need to buy some pink for my hair. Rebel times are close. Sounds so good right now. rebel pink. I love it. Need to make some jewelry today – you just got me back to the beading table (first time in weeks, girl!)
Thanks for that.

Laura March 28, 2011 at 7:59 am

Your smiles are infectious! I’m sure Lori is glad to have the show over too, hopefully it was a great success. The necklace is lovely and perfect for spring. I like to wire wrap but my first love will always be stringing, I really enjoy laying beads out on the tray and stringing them up and the way they fall so easily when finished. I just posted yesterday about the snow we woke up to, I thought it was about an inch but they are saying we had closer to 2 so anything spring is a welcome sight right now!

Lori Anderson March 28, 2011 at 8:23 am

I had such a good time that night! And the necklace is amazing with that rose perched on top!

Sandy Richardson March 28, 2011 at 8:47 am

Cindy I am so pleased that you got to have a week-end in D.C. How i would love to be there while the cherry blosoms were in bloom. And oh what funto celebrate Birthday with Lori I know you had lots of giggles Be Blessed

Alice March 28, 2011 at 9:09 am

Looks like you and Lori had a great time! I’ll have to remember her birthday tomorrow.

I just love the necklace you made, and the crystal drop is gorgeous!!!

I hope you do get to see the cherry blossoms. It snowed here last night and more on the way this week. Driving around town I don’t see anything blooming outside–which is very rare for this time of year.

Enjoy your week!

lynn gonzalez March 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

Oh Cindy this makes me smile, the pink sure brings out a little spring for me, I do know that I am suffering from spring fever, I am a little sick of snow and cold here. Thank You for sharing my dear friend. Lynn

kim March 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I bet it is so beautiful there–here in Iowa it is still cold and “shades of brown”. Once we do warm up we have a beautiful avenue of “pink” trees as I come to work –they last such a short time but I always love them for that breif time.

Erin Prais-Hintz March 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm

How great that you were able to meet up with Lori for her birthday. Looks like a ton of fun, with sparklers and everything. I love the necklace. It is pretty and romantic, just like you! Enjoy the day! Erin

Kayla March 28, 2011 at 4:59 pm

It’s so nice to see that you got to get out and catch up with a friend-That’s always so very welcome, especially these gorgeous, Spring-filled days 🙂 And of course, happy early birthday to Lori!

That necklace you made is so beautiful Cindy-It makes me miss my beading so much! Those are the kind of pieces I create xD

Hope the start of a new week is treating you well!

cat kerr March 28, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Sweet pink,friendship,dessert and sparkler..Priceless.

Jennifer Cameron March 29, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Beautiful women, beautiful party, beautiful necklace, beautiful color. Thank you for sharing all of it.

Shelby March 29, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Typically, I’m not a pink kinda gal, but I dabbled in a little pink this week as well. I guess it’d the time of year and the feeling of needing something “fresh.”

esther March 30, 2011 at 2:54 am

beautiful pink necklace!! i’ve seen the post of lori about her show!! beautiful tables!!

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