Monday, December 24, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
|Season of Joy Inspiration Photo|
Monday, November 26, 2012
Atrisan Whimsey is having a Berries and Leaves Challenge. Although I am not yet published, the Aries in me likes the challenge. It makes me think, it makes me create using techniques maybe never tried. I saw this challenge and thought, oh yeah,I have those leaf beads I purchased from Michaels on a whim, and up to now no way to use. Now, what for berries, and what to hang them on? Well I have some green wire purchased at Beadfest and for the life of me can't remember the gauge. What to do, what to do. Hmmm. Oh I have that thing a majig, lets play. So I cut lengths of wire and twisted it on the Jig. I then took the spiral twisted twists and twisted those. I had a pretty piece of Green Agate, love Agate. That became the focal with a Leaf and glass Berries. I strung my componets together and "Oh my" Gorgeous. Love it. Does everyone once in awhile just create a piece that comes out better than you could have imagend. I present to you "Berries and Leaves Necklace"
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Welcome to my Chaos.
I went Blog hoppin. looking at your work spaces and mine. I sat down to ponder,I drank a glass of wine And then I had a thought, some storage to be brought. So I took a little trip, to Ikea in my whip, Now I can design, A more organized space, is mine. View my pictures of the draw file I purchased and put together. Then hop over to Sky's Creative Chaos for a FREE GIVE AWAY. A Marsha Neil pendant with some bead soup.
|Opening my files to put together|
|File of goods|
I now have a drawer for Findings, a drawer with tools, a drawer with seed beads, a drawer with projects currently being worked on and a drawer with some Gemstones http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50167158/
Friday, November 16, 2012
Hello, Its me again, I don't really do bracelets but Are you familiar with the 7,000 Bracelets for Hope campaign? Many of us bead makers and jewelry designers are. It's a bracelet program for people or families who suffer rare genetic diseases. Here's a bit of information directly from their *donation page*: "Cause bracelets have been available for breast cancer and heart disease but there has never been a unifying symbol, color or bracelet that represents the rare and genetic disease community. That’s why we started the 7,000 Bracelets for Hope™ So I grabbed my collection of Blue beads
Monday, November 12, 2012
Oregon Made Jewelry: I am doing a Lampwork Beads Galore giveaway. Thes...: I am doing a Lampwork Beads Galore giveaway. These are my orphan beads; left over from projectsw and cleaning out my bead stash. There are...
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Hello, Its me again. Last month I attended the Grain of Sand Trunk show. I purchased some lovely clasps and met the lovely Maggie Roschyk. Maggie was wearing the necklace from her book and of course, I have my autographed copy.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
This is my October Shipment from the Bead Hoard Curiosities Club. Our challenge was to create something using materials in the shipment.
I started out like this, Lol all nice and neat. Orange Moonglow beads, Yellow, orange and green Triangular shaped retro beads, silver starrs all from the shipment. On hand I had some Green wire 26g.
I created this focal and chain to achieve this Necklace. I thought it should also have a pair off earrings.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
So Many Beads, so little time. Did I tell you I attended my first ever Bead fest in PA in August. OMG I saw beads made from paper, met a man who makes beautiful beads from popcorn. Can you imagine? I met a Vendor from Africa, One just back the day before from Japan. I guess beaders are truly happy people. What I loved most was everybody sharing information, and hints and new ideas. The information and contacts that you gain Invaluable. Well I did a little beading on this three day weekend lol.
This is the Pink Lady
This is Pink Leather