Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ready for Spring-New Lampwork for ETSY

I spent a little time on the torch this weekend. I will add these to etsy later today. Pretty bright colors. Can you tell I'm ready for spring?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fusion Beads Reader Challenge-Blog Hop

 I am SO excited to participate in this blog hop. I have been motivated to work with different materials, start a new blog and finish some projects that have been on my bead table for way too long. Once I got started I couldn't stop. In the bracelet I used some of all the beads, the toggle and chord (I was unable to get the leaves) I added the turquoise ceramic beads because I had just purchased them and was dying to use them and they go really well with the brown and olive. I have been doing a lot of crochet bead jewelry lately so when I was thinking about a way to use the smaller beads that wouldn't fit on the chord I decided the figure out a way to crochet with the beads around the chord and it worked really well.

 Then I decided I needed to make a coordinating necklace and use one of the little owl pendants I have been making. I used some of all the beads, seed beads and a vintage shoe button for the clasp.

 I really loved the little drop beads and how well the went with so many different colors so I used them in this little crochet mushroom necklace.
 and to finish this turquoise and freshwater pearl necklace with a chandelier drop pendant that I added a Fleur d lis and some french script.
A special thank you to Loreli for creating this blog hop. I have had a beady jump start and Fun, fun, fun!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cute Little Owl Pendants

I finally finished playing with all the little clay components in the last post and made some really fun pendants. I just put them on etsy.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tiny owls, mushrooms and ladybugs

I've had this idea in my head for some time now. I spent New Years day making tiny components. I think they look cute on my 99cent mint green goodwill plate. More photos to come when I get them in their new homes.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Reflecting on 2010

Lots of candy and gingerbread house making.I sat late on Christmas eve with one grandchild handing out gumballs and one sharing stickers, the bigger kids were laughing and playing guitar hero. I watched all that was going on around me and took the photos of the star and the tree, kissed my hubby and whispered "this is about as good as it gets"All in all 2010 was a really good year, there were tears and loss and stress but there was so very much good as I reflect back and look at this collection of photos from my phone...

My Christmas Decorations at work

I made snowmen from brown paper bags, masking tape and joint compound for my christmas decorations for work. Before they were painted my hubby teased me that they looked like penguins. So, when I got them painted I sent him a text with the first photo that said I AM NOT A PENGUIN!!! Hubby replied your penguin sure has a cute snowman outfit. So I staged and sent the next photo that said WHAT DID YOU SAY?!!! It was so much fun but his friends might think I'm crazy
Youngest manchild in his tux for district choir performance. I told him he looked "spiffy", he rolled his eyes. The performance was AMAZING...

wonderful old buildings and churches in Weathorford, youngest girlie and I went to watch youngest manchild perform in district choir . We got there early but all the shops downtown close really early. The weather was nice so we decided to take a scenic stroll and take photos of old buildings...

lots of vintage goodies and jewelry creations in the works...


pumpkin carving and scary pirates

nail art...