Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Kumihimo - latest thing I'm doing....

My daughter was doing this last Fall... it's taken me a bit longer to 'catch' the fever... but I'm loving it so far. The bead was made by my friend Trish, she is so sweet, I had bid on a similar bead she had listed on eBay and lost to someone else, so she made another one and sent it to me.... how cool is that?
Click to see her stuff on eBay She has a great 'Fire' bead for sale right now.

The orange braid I made doing a 4 strand 3 color Kumihimo braid.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Up to no good....

Ron and I took a much needed long vacation over memorial day... Stayed at a lovely cabin in the NC mountains near Murphy... so darn cute and 'cheap' too.... here's my photo of the cabin... Click here for rental details. I'm not associated at all just a VERY happy customer.

Now for a Jeep picture

Taken in the Tellico National Forest ORV park. We had fun climbing the mountain with a few friends from the Southern Mudders and the Low Country Jeep club.


Monday, April 09, 2007

New Glass Storage

Wanted to share my new modular storage for my glass. Bought on sale at Office Depot, I'm hoping it'll cut down on the cat hair and dust on my glass. I've been practicing my stringer control... well actually I don't have any stringer control so I'm hoping to get a 'bit' of control via practice... so far the stringer is in control not me LOL

Friday, March 23, 2007

Here comes Peter Cotton Tail

Hi beady bloggers...
Well it is official... I'm a TERRIBLE blogger... once every 3 or 4 months I remember to post something over here. Let me post some of my recent beads... Some easter ducks and a rabbit (that cracked in too... I hate thermal shock)

I made myself some Green beer earrings for St. Paddy's day and I hade a little blue bird, don't have a decent picture of the bird yet.

I'm planning to join the beadmakers blog ring. .. maybe that will force me to be a bit more timely with my blog... BIG Maybe...
Later ladies...

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Beads of Courage

I'm currently working on beads to send to the this group gives beads to children being treated for cancer. I thought the kids might like faces. Excuse the bead poop :)

Happy New Year folks.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Christmas is coming... Ho Ho Ho

I've been working hard on a technique called a 'petal' bead. I know the 'look' I want, and I've actually achieved it on a few beads... alas I can't seem to repeat the process... so I continue to experiment, and practice. Here's picture of on of my 'good' ones

And some more of my latest creations that I put on bead pens, from Great customer service and reasonable prices on solid metal pens (not plastic).

Sunday, November 05, 2006

A few more things I've been doing...

I got these pens off eBay, then loaded them with some of my recent beads. I'm thinking that these will make great Christmas gifts.

I've also made a bunch of these Christmas lights, I'm thinking a earrings, maybe a charm bracelet.