The beautiful ribbon took center stage when I wrapped sterling silver wire with pearls,crystals and seed beads to make a bead in it self. The soft blue in the Muse Lillypilly Design pendant I matched with my blue etched lampwork beads. I paired them with square purple etched beads from a local bead store. Sterling Silver wire wrapped the beads added silver chain and a Sterling Silver handmade clasp.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
From Marcie at Bellajoya She want to know 10 things about my personality so here it goes...
1. I like Marcie I'm a procrastinator too.
2. I can't sing and I don't even try
3. I hate snakes (saw one in my garden I may never go back in there)
4. I don't like to see people brushing there teeth. Not even in the movies I have to turn away. Best of all I am a retired Dental Assistant.
5. I am the worst back seat driver.
6. I love Italian food
7. I love HGTV
8. I spend to much money on bead magazines
9. I wear black only but wear bright colored jewelry
10. I love to watch my grandkids play sports.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Jeannette is having an awesome giveaway A Jumbo Butane Torch, Tronex Flush Cutters, Swanstrom Round Nose Pliers. plus lots more from her friends check out her blog here
Jeanette is owner of Fundametals.net a fun store full of great beading supplies and more.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Down the street from me there was this sign that said CERAMIC mind you I live far from anything so I was thinking lets take a class. I wanted to make pendants using up some frit I have.
It was all an experament with cute results. I think transparent glasses looks better. What do you think?
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
I have been working on the holiday beads and fall colors. I am usually a day late and a dollar short so I started early this year. When is it time to put holiday beads up? I hate to put up too early it turns people off but all the fairs and shows for the holidays are starting in September.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Cynthia Thornton, of Green Girl Studios, has written an amazing book called Enchanted Adornments: Creating Mixed-Media Jewelry with Metal, Clay, Wire, Resin & More, Lorelei is having a giveaway Owl pendants and charms from Green Girl Studios. Check out lorelei blog for more details.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
This week-end my friend came up for a visit, my granddaughter was here too. We went to the Amador County Fair. It was a lot of fun my friend doesn't mind going on the rides so Ta'Neal was happy. We also saw a rodeo. Bull riding and all. Made homemade Strawberry Jam. Planted a rock garden. Went swimming in the kiddie pool. Today I played at the torch, Its not that hot today so I wasn't dripping sweat all over the place. Sorry about the visual on that.
Will post some beads on etsy later today. I got some new tools from cgbeads.com they are beadrollers that help you make the same size bead every time
I have to bring the dog to the vet later as he has a big bald spot under his chin that he keeps playing with. He cut himself on something two weeks ago it didn't seen like a big deal but last night he scratched it raw. Have a nice day