Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Hi Everyone!

I hope today is as good for you as it is for me.  Yes I am up! no more bed for me. Enough is enough. I am feeling myself again. Every Time I have a bad hit from lupus and come out of it, I am fully charged with energy and for the victory of winning another battle with it. Soooo even though I am full of life today I will take it easy and do just enough to make me happy. I am teaching a class tomorrow. I was afraid I would have to cancel it. We will have to see what the morning brings.

OK.. you remember some of my leather work right? Ahhh come on, here are a few photos to shake that memory.

While I was in bed I decided to take the leather to the jewelry. I have done this before but I wanted to spice it up a bit. Now if you don't work with leather you should know that leather is worked... wet... not really good for the sheets!!!  LOL but here is what I came up with.
And you know I had to play with my hotfix tool and crystals form

I would have beaded a strap but this was easier to do in bed.

 Nothing like leather, chain, and crystals.

 You know me the back has to be as pretty as the front.
Have a great day.... I sure am!

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art


  1. Great work Nicole. Glad you are feeling better. I wonder, where did you get the plastic face? I've been wanting to order one with the neck so that I can put my pendants on. Just curious. Have a great week.

  2. Oh I can hear the joy in your voice! I am glad you are back to yourself!

    You just keep raising the bar--that leather jewelry piece is amazing. Such a beautiful blue!

    Having a great day here too!

  3. Glad you are feeling well enough to start working on new projects. You know, I'm going to have to get myself one of those hot fix. I still have Christmas money from Artbeads, so maybe I'll just break down & get one.


  4. This is amazing! I love your leather work. And I'm very happy that you are feeling better! <3


  5. Love this piece Nicole! Most of all, I'm glad you are feeling better! I hope tomorrow you are feeling even better!! xo

  6. Leather, beads, gourds, drums, girl you are amazing! So glad to hear the lupus has subsided. :)

  7. what an interesting piece! i just love the color of blue. the crystals are there, but understated--just enough without overpowering it. so glad you are feeling energized! have a great class tomorrow!

  8. So glad you're feeling better. That leather piece is terrific and I love blue.

    Hugs XX

  9. Wow-- One of my very favorite colors. It looks gorgeous. I think the chain looks great with it and the crystals just add that little bit extra..Very cool and original!

  10. Lots of oooooohhhhhss and ahhhhhsss for that one and huge hugs that you are better!


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