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I was motivated to start a blog by reading all the wonderful talented individual's who have blogs out there. So, I want to make this blog about everyone who reads it. My family and God always comes first in my life. I want to share my experiences and in turn, hope to get feedback and ideas from you. I love unique things, I adore anything that sparkles (not over the top though) I love decorating, cooking, gardening, photography and shopping. My number one passion is photography! To me it becomes more than a picture, it can become a piece of art, or a beautiful memory. Decorating, though I am not a professional, and don't claim to be, has been a part of my life since I was very young, and just love searching and shopping for new ideas and incorporate the old, such as Mid-Century Modern and Hollywood Regency with contemporary. Living close to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, and being of Hispanic heritage, I love cooking Mexican food, and love to share my authentic recipes. Though I live in Florida, my heart is in the desert southwest, and hope that my family and I will return there very soon…keep your fingers crossed that my prayers are answered SOON!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

A little Sparkle...

A small list of the colors of available crystals.

These square shaped vases are an easy shape to adhere crystals.

Swarovski Elements is a wonderful area in which you can let your imagination go wild. With the holidays fast approaching, and yes, they will be here before we know. I just wanted to show a few ideas on what someone can make as gifts and wrap for those unexpected guests or have in a basket at your front door for parting gifts after a cocktail party, etc., or just for yourself! All it takes is your wonderful imagination and these beautiful Swarovski Crystals, you can purchase in bulk, and a little two-part epoxy glue. The ones me and my daughter have are flat back foil crystals. They will adhere to almost anything with the proper epoxy. We both have Havaianas flip-flops with crystals, and they cost less than $35 to make, but are online and in stores for 3-times that amount, and they are so adorable, and never stop sparkling, even after walking along the sandy beaches here in Florida. Currently, we are taking one of the square glass vases that I've included a picture of and making a very simple design on it with marker and adhering the crystals to them, when the candle is placed inside and lit, it is beautiful, the crystals sparkle like diamonds. I have also included a sheet of some of their crystal colors, the website for Swarovski Elements, and a few ideas I have found online. When my daughter and I got to the mall, we always make sure we go into Swarovski and look at their beautiful line of jewelry, it may not be diamonds, but it sparkles like them. Have fun creating...

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