Saturday, February 26, 2011

To Be Or Not To Be....Fair

My computer crashed!!  Currently I'm using my husband's teeny tiny laptop (formerly mine but he spoiled me with a large screen). 

Over the past couple of weeks I had a little retail therapy.  I decided I needed some new black shoes.  Here's the result of that shopping trip:

I've been working on a cuff bracelet now for awhile and finally got it done a couple nights ago.  Hundreds upon hundreds of tiny little seed beads.  I love the netting effect on it though.  
I have another seed bead project underway as well as a polymer clay bead project.  I'm also trying to make something with my clay flowers to enter in the county fair this year.  Hmm...given my history of procrastination, I'd be shocked if I made the deadline.  But I'm gonna try.  I've already got my first entry of a cake top 2/3 of the way done.  That's a miracle in itself!

Monday, February 7, 2011

New Jewelry

I've been on a jewelry making spree.  They say a picture is worth 1,000 words so congratulate yourself on reading a 6,000 word blog post.  :)
For sale here

For sale here

For sale here

Friday, February 4, 2011

Adventures and the Prodigal Beading Projects

Goodnes, I apologize for lagging on my blog!  Sometimes life just gets in the way and those of you who work a day job and are creative, are familiar with the little gremlins who not only misplace valuable items (socks and beading wire) but literally steal hours, thereby turning a 24 hour day into a 16 hour day. 

My husband actually made me carve out time about a month ago to go to a bead show, which I haven't been to in eons!  I was delighted to go to Pasadena show which I haven't been to before.  I found it to be a really nice blend of supplies and gorgeous finished work.  Plus it was in the Hilton Hotel which is carpeted and much easier on the feet and back!  If you live locally, it's definitely something I'd recommend doing.  Beader or not, it's educational and a true feast for the eyes.  And no....I couldn't walk out empty handed.  I managed to get some of the most beautiful beads I've ever seen including rivolis which I've been wanting to work with.  Apparently working with them and seed beads is easier said than done - it's still a learning curve for me.  But I think those are some of the most beautiful projects.

I did manage to set my clay aside for awhile and pick up my beads. They managed to call out to me and drag me back into their addictive clutches. I'd been sitting on a particular group of beads for some time now, probably a couple of years (I'm embarassed to admit). They were ones I'd purchased at a bead show long ago and I knew I loved them, yet they failed to tell me how to bring out their maximum beauty. But much like the prodigal son, they came around. They remind me of the beach with the soft variegated ripples and swirls. So without further ado here's the new bracelet entitled "Sandy Beaches".  This bracelet can be purchased here  (just click on the Shop Now tab) and until Febuary 5 is 10% off so hurry to take advantage of the discount.  Oh, and free shipping too!


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