Sunday, October 27, 2013

I love Olives

I have fond memories of the holidays when I was a young girl.  We would go to my grandparents house and there was always wonderful food to eat.  My favorite treat was the olives.  My Unkie Dan (his special name) was always helping the ladies in the kitchen, and he would let me put an olive on every finger.  How I loved those olives, I thought my granny must be rich to be able to always have olives for Christmas.  I can remember telling myself that when I grew up I wanted to be rich enough to always have olives in my refrigerator.  As an adult I have almost always had a jar of olives in my refrigerator as I still love those tasty green treats.  I made some super cute olive beads, they make me smile.  I hope you enjoy them too.

See past blog post for a tutorial on how to make this cuff

Here are some great designs made with my beads. The following three designs are made by Stephanie.  Stephanie has a great eye for design, she is a Tampa girl transplanted to New Jersey caught between lovin' the big city and wantin' to be a country girl. You can find Stephanie's shop at

This was a special order bead that Stephanie had me design

Girls Raised In the South focal bead

A few more great designs using my pottery beads.  These designs were made by Lisa Casteel Morton she loves creating works of art with beads, chain and wire. She enjoys wearing pieces that she creates as well as making jewelry for friends and family. Her Etsy shop is

Lisa has a great quote on her profile at Etsy.

"The biggest myth about Southern women is that we are frail types-fainting on our sofas....Nobody where I grew up ever acted like that. We were about as fragile as coal trucks."
----Lee Smith 

The focal bead is in copper brown

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing my bracelets which show my obsession with your fabulous beads!!!
    I am in love with the olive bead!! When I was a kid I used to love to go to my Aunt Grace's house and eat olives:0)
    I also love Lisa's designs using your beads!