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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lyons Creations Review and Giveaway!  

Now I just did a review for an item I literally went
nuts for! Totally gorgeous and it is handcrafted! It is one
of those items where you set it in front of you and look
at it and go, how the heck did they make that? Really, when
you think about it you can take most things and look at them
and figure it out. Everyone has one of those moments where
you purchase something or are even just thinking about it
and tell yourself you could do that, all you would need it
is this and that and this. It is very rare you come across
an item that is made with pure talent and unless you have
that special talent, hang up your better craft maker gloves for
there is just no way you can do it yourselves. Those my friends
are what we call artists and these people are born with a
natural gift to create lovey items for the eye to behold. I
remember my Grandmother and I going to craft shows and
looking for hours but my Grandmother had an artists heart
and a lot of the items she could do herself. She made some
beautiful creations of her own and my mother and I manged
to save a few but most of her items were made as gifts and
I so wish I had an sprinkling of her talent. My Grandmother
used to do something that the only reference I could find
that resembles it would be Paper Tole. What she did was
buy boxes upon boxes of old Greeting cards with pictures
and painstakingly cut them out so you just had the picture
left. Sometimes these pictures were so small you could
barely hold on to them. The she would glue them to what
ever base she was using and then a little piece of paper
as a spacer and up and up and up to you were left with
a 3 dimensional piece of art. The piece I remember best
that I would literally consider offering up just about
anything I own as a trade to get my hands on was a
coffee table. She took an antique table that had a glass
cover and maybe 5 inches of space between the glass
and the table and created a garden filled with birds and
butterfly's and flowers and it was breathtaking. My Mother
has a few small pictures she did and I will see if I can
get her to send some pictures and though they are lovely
they are nothing like the table. It was awe inspiring. Now
I know Lyons Creations does not use Paper as her medium
but when I look at her art for I wouldn't know what else to
call it, I get the same awe struck feeling. It blew me away!

Lyons Creations works with Stained Glass and Copper
Wire and makes items that are not only stunning and
Beautiful but also items that are filled with Whimsy and
tickle you with their cheerful lighthearted design. When I
was decorating my sons room years ago I had the hardest
time finding items fit for a boy but still had charm. Everything
I saw was just a card board cut out of some commercial fad of
the moment and I hate stepping in line with the flock. I love
to have my own drummer beating out a unique style at my
house and go to great pains to make sure I do not look
like a page out of a IKEA catalog. Now I like IKEA but I
also like individuality and with my tastes I have acquired
an eclectic Hodge podge of everything I love. Lyons
Creations fits right in for they are clever, fantastic and
scream one of a kind! Lyons Creations sent me a Stained
Glass Angel that is also a candle holder and it is so
precious. I was impressed with the quality of the design
and the skill it took to create something so lovely. I also
know that stained glass is no easy feat for a family member
was very interested in it and spent a small fortune gathering
the supplies and then trying to make something and it ended
up being a total bust. You either have the patience and the
skill to do this or you don't. It is nothing like those little
kits we used to do as a child with the little colored plastic
bits and the metal rim that melt in the oven. Stain Glass is
a Craft not many can master and the results are stunning.
The Angel is really detailed and her metal art is as perfected
as their glass and I am bowled over impressed with the
total end result. The fact it is also a candle holder and
therefor functional was a real perk too for I really want to
collect some more and John always throws a fit when I
bring home little statues for he calls them dust collectors and
with some of her items I can just say, " But dear, it is a candle
holder and I am just trying to be prepared for an emergency
It is not my fault they also look so good!" When you tell a man
that something is also for home safety they just can't argue that!

Lyons Creations has a wide range of pieces ranging from
Chimes and Sun catchers ( I LOVE SUN CATCHERS!) and
Candle Holders to Boxes, one of a kind card holders, Vases
and Jewelry. One of the items she does that I was telling
you about before is, believe it or not, Spiders! These are just
too cute and would not only look great as decor for you
or even on your plants but perfect in any little boys room
or desk of a Dad. I love the idea to add a little something
to my plants for I have spent so much on the perfect vase
for them why not add a little flair to it as well. My son said
he would love to have some of the little buggers to hang from
his window for not only will the glass reflect the light in a
kaleidoscope of colors it is a bug after all and all boys love
them. Her Jewelry is also a subject to rave about for it
is so different you would be grilled to death on just where
did you find it! She also has the option if there is something
you have your heart set on and she doesn't make you can
contact her for a custom design. Andrew could even send
her his idea of hanging spiders from his window and she
could help him make it come to life. If you are looking
for yourself or as a gift they have conversation sparking
items that will be sure to dazzle anyone and you just
can't go wrong. Lyons Creations takes stained glass
and puts in on a whole other pane!

Lyons Creations was also kind enough to offer a

giveaway to my readers with a Valentines theme. She is going to give one lucky winner a Gold Heart with Red Gems Sun catcher that will be the envy of all. The Sun catcher would be stunning in any setting and brighten up any room. To enter just head over to her Etsy Store and take a look around then come back here and post what you liked best in a comment. The contest will start tonight and run to Midnight on march 16th. USA and 18 and older can enter daily and the winner will be contacted by email and have 72 hours to contact me with their mailing information. As always you can earn a bonus entry by entering the contest of the day and other ways to enter are posted below.

Lyons Creations

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