Oh, the fun people you meet! Sounds like a Dr. Seuss book title. I briefly met Regina of RGR Designs. She was running late and we didn’t have a chance to chat, but it’s still nice to meet someone in person that you’ve talked to online. I met Tera of … Continue reading
I know you’ve all been waiting with bated breath to hear about the bead show. LOL! For starters, I have to say that I have never been treated so well as a vendor at any show. The volunteers (vendor angels) came around regularly to see if you needed anything. They … Continue reading
Have several things in process that I want to get finished before the bead show, which is only a few days away. I will be at: Treasures Bead Expo 2007 7 Flags Event Center 2100 100th St. Clive, IA Friday October 26th ~ 4pm – 9pm Saturday October 27th ~ … Continue reading
I was all set to tell you a little story about the fairies that live in my yard. Totally white toadstools popped up in my yard the other day and the first thing I thought of were the fairies that must live there. Well, I went out earlier today to … Continue reading
My thoughts and prayers are with my friend, Becca, today. She lost her mom to cancer over the weekend. Please check out my friend, Jael’s, blog entry. Her beautiful butterfly beads and eloquent words say it all so much better than I could.
Ok, not totally random thoughts. I was thinking about this today while buffing some beads. I bought The Art of Polymer Clay Creative Surface Effects: Techniques and Projects Featuring Transfers, Stamps, Stencils, Inks, Paints, Mediums, and More recently. Being in full production mode I haven’t had time to really look … Continue reading
Baked beads, got the tumbler going, heat set some glazed beads, glazed some other beads, mixed colors and made a few other beads all before lunch time. Since I got so much accomplished this morning I thought the mindless task of stringing some beads into sets would be a good … Continue reading
A leisurely walk along the river bank. The sun glinting off the water and something just below the surface. A river rock, worn smooth by the flowing water. I just love the organic look of these! They have been sanded and lightly buffed on a muslin wheel.
Here’s the final pendant…well almost. I’m not happy with the bead I made for the clasp. It’s an ok size for the pendant, but I think it looks a little big on the leather cord. So, I’m going to make a smaller bead for the clasp and see if I … Continue reading
I’ve had a killer headache the past two days. =( The headache finally let up so now its time to play catch up. I decided it was a good time to have fun with mokume gane. The photo below is what’s currently on my work table. In fact, they haven’t … Continue reading
The fan pendant now has a coat of kato medium clear, a nice shiny finish and a coiled wire bail. Once my ordered supplies arrive, I’ll get it all put together and show a photo of the finished product.
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