The beads are starting to pile up. The beads pictured below are ready to be glazed. I have beads waiting for a full tray to bake. There’s a container that’s almost full and ready to go into the tumbler. Then there’s always a pile of beads that need to be … Continue reading
This pendant is one of the things I’m currently working on. It’s still in the sanding stage in this photo. When doing a show, I like to have something bold front and center. Something that will get people to come take a closer look. I’m hoping this pendant will be … Continue reading
I’m a great mom! My son told me that I was a great mom because I helped him make a cootie catcher. If only everyone was that easy to please. Want to make your own cootie catcher? You can find directions here. Why not make yourself an inspiration cootie catcher? … Continue reading
I’ve been working on building my inventory in preparation for an upcoming bead show. It’s kind of sad that it takes a major deadline for me to be this productive. I’ve tried self imposed deadlines, but that just doesn’t seem to do the trick. Maybe, because I know I will … Continue reading
The kids haven’t been back to school for an entire month yet and have already caught some stomach virus. UGH! Brandon has been home sick since Wednesday and seems to finally be feeling a little better this afternoon. Ben came home from school today saying he had a headache and … Continue reading
ok, here’s one more inspiration piece. There wasn’t a photo involved this time. The inspiration was an “autumn floral” challenge.
This was the recent inspiration picture from another online group. Not only were you to make a bead or beads inspired by the photo, but you were supposed to use 2 additional items. Example, silver foil, wire, etc. >This is the pendant I made. Beside polymer clay, I used Jones … Continue reading
Several online groups/forums I belong to usually have some kind of monthly inspiration photo or idea posted. I don’t always have time to do them, but they are a lot of fun. I really enjoy seeing all the different things that come from the same photo. Some of them really … Continue reading
I mentioned the other day that we we’re taking the boys to the zoo. They have a traveling exhibit called, The Scoop on Poop. I kid you not. I have to say it was as disgusting as I imagined. Did you know they could get an animal’s DNA from their … Continue reading
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALE in my etsy store!! Good now through 12pm (EST) Monday, September 3 20% off everything!!! Just put LaborDay in the notes to seller and wait for a revised invoice. Have a fun and safe holiday weekend! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ New earrings on etsy.
I have to say that I’m very happy that brown seems to be a hot color again this fall. I haven’t always felt that way, but have gained a new appreciation for neutrals in recent years. I hope this isn’t one of those signs that I’m getting older. LOL! I … Continue reading
Here’s our forecast: Flash flood watch in effect through Friday afternoon. Rest Of Tonight: thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Low in the lower 60s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north after midnight. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent. Friday: thunderstorms likely in the morning, … Continue reading
The family visitors have all left, the kids started back to school today, and it’s time to play catch-up. There’s bookkeeping to do (I’m a couple of months behind…yikes!), beads to make, tutorials to write, the list goes on….. Ummmm, I’m still procrastinating on the bookkeeping, but have managed to … Continue reading
What better way to celebrate back to school time, than with a little geometry. Ok, if the thought of geometry makes you break out in a cold sweat, never fear, I’m just talking about some colorful beads with geometric shapes. Inspired by gemstone intarsia beads and the colors of Cancun. … Continue reading