Saturday, July 13, 2013

Fish Are Friends - Fancy Fish Blog Hop hosted by Karen Williams

Hi Y'all,

A couple of months ago Karen Williams of Baublicious blog put out the call to anyone that wanted to make one or more of her fancy fish and possibly be in the running to be a member of her design team.  So I jumped in feet first.  I was not one of the ones pick to be on her design team, but I am in the hop.

Here is my little fancy fish...

Isn't she just the cutest little fishy!

Thank you Karen for hosting this blog hop I enjoyed making my little fancy fish and will make more to go with her.

Please go and visit the rest of the participants in the blog hop.

The five member design team

To the participants
I am doing this blog post on Wednesday, because I am going to be in Orlando, FL Saturday and I am not sure if I will have access to a computer, but I will hop as soon as I get back home on Tuesday.  I am looking forward to seeing everyone's little fancy fish.

Happy beading Y'all,

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Black and White Challenge hosted by Sally Russick

Hi Y'all,

When Sally Russick of The Studio Sublime blog announced that she was going to host a Black and White Challenge I jumped right in and signed up.  There are 36 participants, so I am going to get right to the pieces so you can go on to the next participant in the challenge.

I made this bracelet and earrings set from Czech glass beads that I received from the Best Bead Shop in the Czech Republic 6 mm black and silver props and white 4x7 mm roundels.  The black and white lamp worked ribbed glass beads are from Studio Juls. I used sterling silver 22 gauge wire to make the links, clasp, and ear wires.

When I saw this tutorial on facebook by Tracey L. Gwilliams of Crystal Star Gems.  I just knew this would be  the perfect piece done in black and white.  I really like how it turned out.  This tutorial uses twin beads, seed beads and 4 mm drop bead.  I did not have black and white drops, but I did have black and white 4 mm glass pearls and they worked just as well as the drops would have.

Now that you have seen what I made for this challenge, please leave a comment, cause I really enjoy hearing your opinions, and then please visit the other participants in this challenge.

List of Participants

Happy beading Y'all

Monday, July 8, 2013

I'm Still Around


I just thought that I would let y'all know that I am still around.  I took a little break from blogging and participating in most of the challenges that have been going on, things were beginning to get a little over whelming.  My pay the bills job has been very stressful, so much so, that when I get home from work I don't even want to turn the computer on, I just want to relax in silence.

I am participating in two up coming challenges the first one will be on Wednesday July 10th, it is Sally Russick's  Black and White Challenge.

The second challenge will be on Saturday July 13th, it is Karen William's Fancy Fish Blog Hop.

Please come and visit my blog on those days to see what I created for each of these challenges and of course go and see what the other participants have created as well.

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying your summer despite of the weather.  I am about to take two weeks off from work starting on the 11th through the 23rd of July.  I am taking off to Orlando, FL on the 11th for a PMC certification class on the 12th, 13th, and 14th, the class is being taught by Barbara Becker Simon, I am so excited I can hardly stand it.  I will be sure to take pictures of my trip.  Then the next weekend will be my family reunion.   Well that is about it for what has been going on with me and my absence from the blogging world.  Until next time...

Happy beading Y'all