Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hunger Games trilogy inspired...

Just finished all the books.  Absolutely amazing! 
Mockingjay on black tile ($10)
also beautiful under 1" glass ($15).

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Time for a contest!

I've posted a contest over on my Facebook page... trying to hit 100 fans!
When I get to 50, I'll giveaway a 50% discount code to a random fan, and when
I hit 100, I'll draw a name to win a free pendant!

The link below takes you directly to the Madonnara Designs Facebook Fan Page.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Madonnara-Designs/138050422878805?ref=ts

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Oooh...a new shape to play with!

I just got in 2 sizes of this beautiful oval shape...
Here is an image in the small size (approx .9"x1.2")
...and I also have the oval in a larger size (approx 1.2"x1.6").

A little stitchery...

Ok - so I love to craft and create with my hands, but I've never been big into sewing.  So I'm really proud of my latest little stitching craft project!
I was inspired here:
http://smilemonsters.blogspot.com/2011/02/coffee-sleeve.html

And made this!


It's "green", crafty and cute!  It was also a good way to pass the time while watching the boys take karate class (where I can't work on pendants!)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Special - in time for Mother's Day!

Spring special - just in time for Mother's Day! All pendant orders received by April 10th will include a chain or black cord in your choice of length. A personal gift, using your own digital photos!




Photos in and of the pendants above, by Toki Lee Photography.  Her work is just stunning- check out  http://www.tokileephoto.com/!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I just love these faces...

Such a gorgeous photo - it looks unbelievable under glass. 
Thank you for letting me make this one, Michelle - it is truely wearable art!


So cute! A fun photo taken with the iphone...and turned into 2 beautiful pendants in time for Mother's Day!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A few projects of late...

Some special gifts for friends...



...a fun experiment on wood with some nature, fall colors, and a bit of sparkle...


...and a birthday gift for a special little Tiger Scout I know.


Friday, March 4, 2011

One photo - 2 completely different looks!

So I happened to snap this photo on an outing with my boys, simply using my iphone and it immediately became a favorite.

Look how well it translated to a photo pendant!

I love the elegant framing combined with the sepia toned image, crystals and freshwater pearl accents.

Playing around with color effects resulted in this fun, brightly colored version that looks so vibrant under 1" square glass.  Perfect for spring!