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Monday, November 27, 2017

Home Sweet Home

Here we are on the brink of December with thoughts of friends and family, visiting and gift giving. I spent a long weekend visiting my husband's and my family for Thanksgiving. 'Home' and 'house' and 'family' were words that came up with every place we travelled.

I love house beads. Home and family, love and great memories all wrapped up together in a little bead. I decided to try making my own version in polymer clay. I am quite delighted with how they turned out.



I grew up in a little white house with a grey roof that is now over a hundred years old. My mom has lived there all her life and I lived there till I headed off to collage. This little house isn't the exact copy of my parent's house but I do get happy when I look at it.



I thought of making earrings with them and adding little key charms but I wasn't satisfied and kept digging through my beads stash. When I found these grey wooden paddles from Smitten Beads UK it just clicked.


















My little house was right at home on
that grey wooden paddle. So I dug some more. A Czech leaf with greens and reds and shimmery red peanuts all from my boxes of goodies from Smitten Beads UK finished my design perfectly.











Going home...trying to recapture good memories and building brand new memories for my two children in that white house with the grey roof is priceless. May all your visits with family this coming holiday season be happy, too.

 
Till next time,
Jetta 

20 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous Rejetta! Beautiful beads and you've combined them with the components perfectly x

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  2. Thanks so much Sue! I really love how the grey in the wood looks with the house roof :) x

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  3. Beautiful earrings Rejetta and those house beads 😍😍😍

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  4. You are so talented Jetta! Your handmade beads and charms are just beautiful and these house beads are no exception. You turned them into wonderful whimsical earrings. So.. when are you going to make a whole series of house beads (hint, hint, hint..LOL).

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    1. Thanks Janine...you always know how to put a smile on my face! I have caught the house making bug:) x

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  5. ohhh so sweet!!! love them! the houses <3

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    1. Thanks Loralee! I am so happy with them I'm not sure I can part with them ;)

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    1. Thanks, I have always loved my mom's house.

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  7. I love the house beads Rejetta and the earrings look great! xx

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    1. Thanks Nicola...I'm always trying something new :)

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  8. Adorable and with great memories as well x

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    1. Thanks Lindsay...I do have a lot of great memories.

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  9. Love the earrings, your houses, the story/article ❤️xo

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    1. Thanks Jeanne...I usually get inspiration from nature but this time of year it seems to be from people and places :)

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  10. I adore little houses and these are just perfect perched on their little plot of land! It is a blessing when all the parts just fall into place for such a sweet little pair of earrings! Enjoy the day! Erin

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    1. Thanks Erin! I do love when all the pieces come together seemingly by themselves :)

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  11. I love the houses, Jetta! And hope you will make more. :) Initially I thought what the house was resting on was part of your polymer design. So indeed the paddles are perfect! Great post, Jetta; great earrings. Thank you!

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  12. Thanks Norbel! You gave me a great idea to give them a base to sit on!! And I have been dabbling with a few more little houses ;)

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