Sunday, November 27, 2011

I Heart Macro - Pretty Crystals

It is Sunday and that means it is I Heart Macro time. Where I live it is raining and so I found something inside to take macro shots of...

This piece is a gift for a very nice Lady that is in a swap that I am participating in and I hope she does not see this post.

I hope that you enjoyed viewing my macro shots as much as I enjoyed taking them.  If you would like to see more macro shots go on over to Lori's blog at Studio Waterstone she is the host, and check them out. 

Happy beading Y'all,

Day 2 of the Virtual Craft Show

It is day two of the Virtual Craft Show being hosted by Lori Anderson of Pretty Things blog go on over to her blog and find out how you can enter for special giveaways by each of the 10 shops being represented today.
Here are the shops represented for day two:
1.  Pam Sears
2.  Sue Kennedy
3.  Tania Spivey
4.  Staci Louise
5.  Marge Beebe
6.  Kim Hutchinson
7.  Cilla Walkins
8.  Angela May
9.  Lola Surwillo (my bead soup partner)
10. Rebekah Payne
All of these Ladies have gorgeous items in their shops just waiting for someone to grab them up.  Whether you want ready made or items to make your own you will find something to fit your need.

Happy shopping Y'all

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The day has arrived!

It is time to go shopping Ladies!  Lori Anderson of Pretty Things blog is hosting a virtual craft fair for seven days starting today Nov. 26 through Dec. 3rd.  So go check out Lori's blog and join the fun!

There will be discounts and free prizes to win!  All of this can be done without even getting dressed and leaving the house.  How easy is that? 

Happy shopping Y'all

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks

Free Thanksgiving Clip Art

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my bloging friends!  I hope that all will have a wonderful day with the ones you love.  Don't for get to leave room for pie!

For all of my non American friends in other contries I wish you a wonderful day also!

I am thankful to have so many wonderful people in my life I feel truly blessed.
I am thankful that God blessed me with a loving and caring Son.
I am thankful to be employeed and able to pay the never ending bills!
I am thankful to be blessed with a talent for creating.

Happy beading Y'all,

Sunday, November 20, 2011

BSBP Forum Bead Swap

On the Bead Soup Blog Party Forum, Lori Anderson, put together a mini bead swap.  Those of us that wanted to participate signed up and she paired us up with a partner just like in the big Bead Soup Blog Party.  My partner this time is Pat Haight from Alaska.  You can visit her blog The Wigglebutt Blog, she is very talented and has a great sense of humor.  Here is the very generous Bead Soup that she sent to me.

Pat decorated the box and the card is made using a photo that she took of the two young Moose.

When I opened the box this is what I saw (neater of course) I had a lot of fun opening each one of these little pouches of paper to see the treasures inside.

These are the items I found in the little white box tied with the purple ribbon.  All of these items were made by Pat.  Aren't the cute and pretty?

Alaska Petrified Wood from Kenai Peninsula

Carnelian Nuggets 

Ghana Coiled Copper Trade Beads

Natural Lapis Chips and Sponge Coral Chips

Chrysanthemum Stone Chips and Red River Jasper

Brass Beads and River Stone died purple

Freshwater Pearls and Hand beaded beads by Pat

Mahogany Obsidian Stone beads and died Shell Roundels

Sea Urchin Daggers

Blue Botswana Glass beads

Ceramic Beads

Lampwork glass beads by Juli of Jul's Studio

More beauties from Jul's Studio

Copper and Steel connectors made by Pat

Paper beads made by Pat

Polymer clay beads made by Pat

And last but not least these four adorable polymer clay Rabbits made by Pat

Well there you have it all of my wonderful treasures from my new friend and mini Bead Soup Swap partner Pat Haight.  

I was suppose to post these on the BSBP forum, but my photos are many and they are too large to upload onto the forum.  So I will share the link to my blog post instead.  Now I need to get creating with these beauties.

Happy beading Y'all,

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

BTW - Chaos - 11/16/11

It has been a while since I have done a post on my bead table.  My table is a chaotic mess right now I am working on making a lot of pieces for my open house in December.

See I was not joking, but as messy as it looks I basically know where things are.

Right now I am working on this bracelet.  I put my bead mat on a big lid so I can sit it on my lap while I bead and listen to the television.

This is on the little table by my comfortable chair.

Well there you have it what I'm working on this Wednesday.  How about you, what are you working on this Wednesday?

Happy beading Y'all

Monday, November 14, 2011


For the past three days I have been busy making earrings.  Here is just a few of what I have made.

I have made 5 sets of Angels and 5 sets of Snowmen.

Glass Pearl earrings or Mrs. Snowman earrings you decide!

The Polka-dot earrings from I Heart Macro yesterday

The pattern for these earrings can be found in the December 2011/January 2012 Beadwork magazine the name is Inspired by Faberge' designed by Alice Kharon.  They are easy and only take about 30 minutes to make using RAW.

I found the pattern for these earrings on line at the Bead & Button web site this pattern is Mosaic Medallions designed by Liz Stahl.  These earrings are fairly easy taking about an hour to make using RAW.

Well that is all for now, I sure hope my 3mm cube beads come in the mail today so I can finish the November Beading Babes Earthly Hues project.   What have y'all been up to lately?

Happy beading Y'all

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I Heart Macro - Polka-dots

Well it is that time of the week again, you got it I Heart Macro.  This Sunday I am doing polka-dots.  I have been busy making pieces for my open house in December and thought that I would do my I Heart Macro on a pair of earrings I made.

My friend Judy at Three Red Beads blog gifted me these two green polka-dotted beads and I knew as soon as I saw them that I was going to make earrings with them.

I hope you enjoyed viewing my I Heart Macro today and if you want to see what others are I Heart Macroing head on over to Lori's Studio Waterstone blog and check them out.

Happy beading Y'all

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Destash Sale at Marsha Neal Studio

Marsha Neal is having a destash sale starting Thursday Nov. 10th through Sunday Nov. 13th.  So go and check out her blog Marsha Neat Studio and read about the sale and the surprise for those that visit her blog.

Happy shopping Y'all,

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pieces made with Vintage Beads of Europe

I opened an email today that was from Vente of Vintage Beads of Europe and she pleasantly reminded me about the beads that she sent and was wondering if I had made anything with them.  After reading this I said to myself OH $&*# cause I have been busy doing other project and forgot about the beads that she had sent.  So when I got home from work today I got busy and this is what I made.

When I first saw the emerald cut green bead and the pink oval beads I knew they were going to go together in a necklace.  The crystals, chain and other findings are from my stash.

I made nine eight pairs of earrings.  

It was fun creating the necklace and earrings with the vintage beads.  I have a few more left that I will play with later.

Happy beading Y'all,

Monday, November 7, 2011

Beading Babes November project Earthly Hues

Well I started Earthly Hues that can be found in Beadworks April/May 2010 magazine.  Earthly Hues is a Carole Ohl design, that I have to admit gave me a little bit of a fit when I first started it, but then I woke up to what I was doing wrong and it has been smooth sailing since.  I discovered that I did not order enough of the 3mm cube beads.  So I had to place another order to Fusion Beads last night (darn I know right!). I ended up getting more beads cause I just couldn't make an order for 10g of 3mm cube beads and nothing else! I got some 3mm drop beads and some long megatama beads.

This isn't a very good picture, sorry.

Just getting started (after I realized what I was doing wrong that is)

It goes along pretty fast.

I felt sorry for the little bronze colored seed beads so I'm going to use them on two of the 12mm beads.

Well this is as far as I have gotten so far.  In the last picture you can see where I made little piles of the 3mm cube beads and found out that I did not have enough to finish the necklace. I will work on it until they are gone then go to something else until the others come in the mail.

Happy beading Y'all,