Feels Something Like Summertime,......

Yep, that's a line in a great Bon Jovi song,...but it's also how this cute little necklace feels and LOOKS!

For my summer assignment as an Artbeads.com blogging partner, I was eager to check out the charms, pendants and glass beads and see what I could come up with.

Thinking of what reminded me of summer, I thought of how we used to pile into the car (one year, pulling a little RV) and take off in the middle of the night (well, between 3:00a.m. - 4:00a.m, anyway) and drive to all these fabulous destinations, usually on our way to my Dad's Rural Letter Carrier Association Conventions.  It was fun, full of things I loved; city lights, sunsets over mountains, tons of colorful flowers, blue lakes with 'diamonds' sparkling in the sun, watermelons, snow cones and the smell of Coppertone!

Yep - summer to me is bright and beautiful, full of life and colors, and it was this little girls' favorite season!  So, to honor my 'inner child' I chose these beautiful 6mm Cats Eye Faceted Round Beads in Turquoise (a fav color!!)  and some totally wild 18mm Glass Flower Beads (yep, it's the 60's / 70's child in me!!) in different colors. I ended up just using the blue and yellow ones - we'll see if I can come up with something just as wild at a later time for the red ones that were on the strand!  I also chose some Silver-Plated Oval Link Handmade Chain, my favorite Sterling Silver Tubing Toggle  and this cute little Antique Silver-Plated Star Flower Charm to add just the right touch.

So, what do you think? What's summer mean to you?  What colors, smells, sights, sounds and feelings do you associate with summer?  As the hubby, son and I head out in our little RV this summer for 2 family reunions and my hubby's class reunion as well, I'm looking forward to re-living that incredible sense of wonder I used to have while driving across the United States,....seeing all that SUMMER has to offer!

Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and All Things Summer Baby!!

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  1. LOVED this! How fun! Totally embodies summer :-)

  2. Thanks Elisabeth! Glad you enjoyed it!


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