Friday, October 31, 2008

Favorite {Photo} Friday! #21 & a Contest!

Happy Halloween! I've been waiting for this day to show you this Favorite Photo! I can't believe I've been doing this for 21 weeks now! Thanks to Stella for the idea, it's so much fun! :)


This photo is from Halloween 2005. Our friends Donna and Mo threw an amazing Halloween party in their to-die-for Italian villa; here I am with my dear friend and then-co-worker, Debbie. At the time I had long blondish hair, but everyone at the party told me I should cut off all my hair and dye it red because they loved the wig on me. I'd been looking for a change anyway, so I called up the lovely Trisha, another co-worker whose "normal" (meaning not in Italy) job was as a hair stylist. We held our consultation in the hair-color aisle of the Base Exchange and decided on a blend of two colors. The next day I was a redhead with short hair and I haven't looked back since! I hadn't told anyone (besides Jason and Trisha) that I was even considering it, so everyone was completely shocked--I still remember walking into work and everyone totally flipping out, ha ha! People didn't even recognize me!

The great thing about becoming a redhead in Italy (or Europe in general) is that they wear a lot of crazy shades of red hair, from flame orange to deep burgundy, and I got to try them all out without people looking at me like I was crazy! :) I went brighter in the summer and darker in the fall and winter. When it got closer to us coming back to the States I started going towards more natural shades, which I think I'll stick with for a while. :) A lot of people are surprised when they compliment me on my haircolor and I tell them it's from a bottle; my coloring lends itself to red hair, I guess. My Grandma Lois is a redhead (and was a "Beautician" as they used to call themselves) so she was thrilled to finally have a redheaded grandchild, ha ha! When we're seen together people say, "Oh, she got your red hair!" and we just laugh and say, "Yep!"

When I look back at photos from when I had long blonde hair I feel like I'm looking at a different person; I feel more like myself as a redhead! People ask Jason if I have that famous redhead personality and he smirks at me and says, "Oh, she's grown into it!" Ha ha, my funny guy. :P

And now, the contest: the first person to correctly guess what I was in the above photo will win one of my bamboo pendant necklaces! Like this one or this one:


Swirls belongs to Sooz and Art belongs to Katie so it won't be either of these but now you know what I'm talking about. :) AND, just to be fair and fun and since it's Halloween and I want to give away treats and get as many comments as possible, I'll give another pendant away to a random person who posts a comment (on this post) and has their name pulled from a hat. Post a comment between now and, oh, say Sunday evening, and you just may be a lucky winner!

Since a couple of people e-mailed me to let me know they'd be stalking my etsy, I thought I'd let you know I've been having photography problems because I'm an insane perfectionist and I haven't been able to get the shot the way I want it. But here are a couple shots I can live with so I'll just post them here!

I have two sets in white/off-white:

And one set in dark green/brown/blue/plum:

The pendant is about 1 3/4" by 1/2" and the chain is 20", long enough to go over a sweater or turtleneck. :) They're very delicate and pretty, and handmade by me with freshwater pearls wire-wrapped with sterling silver wire onto a fine silver handmade and hammered "frame." The earrings are sterling silver hooks with wire-wrapped pearl drops. Each set of necklace and earrings is $45... e-mail me at createbeautydaily(at)gmail.com to order, first come first served, and please specify which color you'd like. :)

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

Update: Heather was the first to correctly guess my costume! Great job, Heather, I should have known that you'd know it right away! :) Everyone else continue to comment and I'll draw names on Sunday evening! :)

18 comments:

Carol Z said...

You are Josi from Josi and the Pussycats. Right?

Chiara said...

how about a devilish Ariel.

Jilliene Designs said...

gosh Cameron, you have so many talents. I absolutely love your jewelry! It is very elegant and a totally unique design. You continue to amaze me!!! I haven't the slightest idea who you dressed as for Halloween - is it goldie hawn or phyllis diller from the "laugh in" days? you look gorgeous!
hugs and happy Halloween!

Cheryl said...

Love the pearls in the silver casing. Loved the red hair, too! Rather fond of red heads myself :)

jen said...

i was gonna guess josie as well. you look groovy!

Josh Main's mom said...

Dude your totally Deivl with a blue dress on :D

Heather

pirate said...

devil with the blue dress on

Josh Main's mom said...

WOOHOO I was the correct guesser :D I guess my love of music paid off :D
Heather

nadia said...

kewl costume! love the hair!

Wendy H said...

Cool costume. Awesome jewelry. Hope you had a Happy Halloween :)
Wendy [foK :)]

mclady37 said...

I wouldn't have guessed your red wasn't real, you do have the bubbly, fun, outgoing personality to go with it. I too am totally thrilled with the jewerly! Way to talented.
Joyce in MO

Aimee said...

man- love the picture- would have never known you were not a real read head--- anyhoo- i copied the counter from your blog and now i am always thinking ---who the heck is looking at my blog- i have had 109 hits since Wednesday--- maybe five of them are mine-

it is kinda freaky---huh?

con-tain-it said...

I would have guessed the Pussycats as well...looks great and fun! Roberta

Katie said...

Okay, I'm way behind on everything! Costume is great. I almost had a heartattack when I saw the art pendant on your blog. HEY! THAT'S MINE! Oh yeah, it is. heh. I'm such a dork. I hope you had a good time with your Aunt last night -- I'm off to read today's post so I guess I'll find out. Happy Be-lated Halloween!

scraptician said...

Hi, Cameron. Found your blog from Cynthia's. Also met you at inspired. as we were in the same group. Really enjoyed reading your blog...very original. And I think your jewelry is beautiful. It's very cool that you are advocating the artful life and supporting your fellow artists! I will be following along.

Gloria L. said...

You go, girl! Cute outfit!
Gloria L.

cynthia said...

Oh my I would of never of guessed. You were born to be a red head:) Oh Cameron those are some lovely necklaces:) What can't you Do:)Miss super talented friend:)

Stella said...

DUDE what a clever costume!

Also? Those domino necklaces ROCK MY SOCKS!!