Sunday, July 20, 2014
Just Roll with it Babe!
Had fun making this for a friend who
is slated for surgery.
Hopefully this will bring a smile on her face.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Started on this months ago for the
Jewelry Stringing magazine
It just wasn't coming together the way I wanted it.
Needless to say I did not submit it.
Today I got tired of seeing it laid
out on the bead board and some what put together.
I thought of the old acronym
(normally we say stupid but I'm tired of beating myself up)
So I took the the triple strand connector off
the necklace and used it for the bracelet.
The remaining part of the necklace was done.
Just lying there for months...
as if asking, "when are you going to finish me?"
I just changed the focal I had on it because it was whimpy.
I'm pleased with the change and I am even more pleased
that I can now clean up and put back
all the items I had pulled out to make this.
Feel free to leave a comment
If not thanks for looking.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Just got a really cool gift in the mail today!
I'm like...I didn't order anything?
What could it be?
My friend Deb (aka my personal "mad tatter")
tatted these cuffs for me!
I Love them!
I have a silk suit jacket that these will look great with.
She had sent me a
earlier of a cuff
stacked with a multi-strand leather wrap
bracelet. I said it was cool.
I had no idea she had made these.
I still buzzing over these!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Michael's Design Challenge Blog Hop
have partnered up to be
the Hostesses of this
Michael's Bead Blog Hop Challenge.
Intrigued by the colors, the beads, and I wondered...
"What would I come up with?"
Got my friend
to play along.
She started a new blog just for this challenge.
We made the mad dash to Michael's to buy these beads.
(or a substitutes if our Michael's didn't have the ones listed.)
Everybody was to use the beads in the above picture,
Adding two additional "kinds" of beads
and our own and a focal.
Then we could create whatever
our heart desired.
This fabric was the inspiration for Heather
when she picked out her beads.
I found some window beads that were in the color palate
and ceramic green beads in different shapes.
The rest are from the list.
The necklace focal was gifted to me by my Mom's friend Kay.
My two additional kinds of beads are
silver plated metal beads
and a pale blue pear shaped Czech beads.
Super simple earrings.
Still toying with the idea of adding the ribbon to them.
But I also like the idea of being able
to wear them without the set.
The "LOVE" link with crystals was purchased on a whim
from Aunties's beads.
Seemed a good time to use it.
I'm so happy that I used up most of the beads.
Just a few horn beads left, the white turquoise rondels
and some of the green ceramic beads.
I made myself a bonus bracelet for the set.
It's a hodge-podge of items. Love that little GG fish.
Great for that stacked look which I adore.
Thanks for stopping by and looking!
If you have sometime...
check out and see what the other
participants came up with using the same beads.
What did they chose for their additional beads?
Thanks so much Ladies for the inspiration!
Michael's blog hop
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Faux Pandora Bracelet Fun
One Baby Girl inspired
And one Teacher themed
Monday, July 7, 2014
Bead Score at Yard Sale!
What a great find!
Former bead store Owners (now retired)
had a Garage sale.
Selling typical yard sale items along with
inventory that was
left over from their beads store.
Jasper beads and pendant,
smokey quarts, smokey crystals...
were some of the finds that went into
making this necklace.
I also enjoyed trying some more
wire working techniques.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Love the chunky bracelets.
Had these Grace beads for a year or two.
Got the faceted Angelite Rondeles at a bead show.
The small fluted Czech beads were a nice clearance
find from Fire Mountain.
As it goes...(sometimes)
when we are looking and working on
something else an idea will pop into heads for
something entirely different that we are not working on.
Who am I to fight this form of creativity.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Now That I Put it Together...
...I want to take it apart.
Don't get me wrong...I like the items I used.
Well, I thought I'd share it anyway.
Don't be surprised if I cut it up and start over.
Here are two of the artist I used in this piece.