Thursday, June 20, 2013

Vacation Gifts and Fun

Today I decided to take a little time to go through Alix's store on Handmade
where we are both part of a blog ring that works together to help promote different handmade artists each week. Our theme this week is Vacation and Alix is our featured artist. I thought I would spend a couple hours  walking through Alix's store and blog about some of the wonderful items I see that would be fun to share as gifts when on vacation.
The Alchemists Vessel
Each item that Alix makes is made with care and attention to detail. Her jump rings are hand spun, cut or sawed and assembled in beautiful chainmaille pieces. Her gemstones are hand set or mounted and her chain is polished and made to shine.
Alixandrea is also the owner and operator of 
"Little Shop of Artists"
a retail venue for local artists in Boise, Idaho to display and sell their wares. So, if you are on vacation I would suggest stopping in and saying hi.
Alixandrea is also the author of "In Chains" a forth coming e-book with 18  fun projects for you to make.
Alix's love of nature and the outdoors has inspired many of her creations. She tries to always use the finest quality natural gemstones, glass beads. and high quality materials.
Let's get to the good stuff. All the beautiful handmade jewelry I have picked out.

This charm bracelet is fashioned after tattoo flash. Dragon, lizard, crystal ball, Pegasus and a frog prince adorn the length chain with plenty of room for additional charms.

 This charm bracelet is perfect for anyone who loves lady bugs.
This charm bracelet is adorned with red and black beads to match the ladybug's wings.

 This beautiful necklace consists of: Genuine gemstones in, Amethyst, Aventurine, Black Agate, Hematite and Malachite.  Strung on Sterling Silver beading wire with Sterling Silver spacer beads, and a Gothic style Sterling Silver Hook clasp.

For more of Alixandrea's work check out the links below.



I'd like to share these gorgeous shell earrings with you from 

These multi-colored shells strung on long silver chain are light and delicate. They are perfect for the summer months.
They would look great with this beautiful shell bracelet.


Instead of showing you another one of my leather handbags I thought it would be fun to show you a picture of my beautiful Granddaughter with her new macaw bird. 

 Thanks for stopping in and taking a look!
Comments are welcome!


  1. thanks so much for including me in this great feature. I love that charm bracelet that Alix created, and your granddaughters bird????
    I would love to have one!

    1. Thanks for stopping in Debbi! Yes, she told me on the phone the other day about her new bird. Then I got this pic. Wow! What a big bird. Really pretty!

  2. Great post and as usual you have chosen some awesome pieces from Alix and those shell earrings and bracelet from Debbi are to die for. And though I love the jewelry, I have to say the highlight for me is the bird. These are beautiful birds and your granddaughter a beauty herself is right at home beside this bird.

    1. Thanks Pam! She really is a beautiful girl and that is one big bird. I love their feathers, so colorful!