Tuesday, August 21, 2007

It's been hot and humid here today. I wish I was at the ocean with a cool breeze...like Sara here! This is such a cute photo of her. (And of course, Matt thinks it's a pretty cool picture too!)

Monday, August 20, 2007

Here's the Cellini Spiral Necklace that I finished this past weekend. This hollow tube consists of size 11 Delica beads, size 11 Miyuki round seed beads, and size 8 Miyuki round seed beads. I will teach the Cellini technique in September at Bead Haven in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Baseball Weekend...

This weekend, the Cedar Rapids Kernals swept the Peoria Chiefs. This game, which took place on Friday August 17 was a fun night at the ballpark. Weather was perfect for an evening game....and the Kernals beat Ryne Sandberg's Peoria Chiefs 6-4!

It was a sold-out crowd here at Cedar Rapids Veterans Memorial Stadium ... and a beautiful cool evening!

Yes in deed, Ryne Sandberg is in this picture... some-where!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Hello, it's been a few days since I posted! I've been busy...but haven't we all. I just finished the September calendar for my classes at Bead Haven. There are 3 new classes along with some new twists on several classes. I would suppose the calendar for the store will be posted some time this coming week. Time to think about new jewelry for the upcoming fall season...

Monday, August 6, 2007

Right Angle Weave...

This is a right angle weave bracelet that I finished today. The squares are formed using size 11 Miyuki beads (dark blue lined topaz luster) It is a stunning color that does not show it's true color on camera! The 4mm centers are turquoise with some additional bronze Swarovski pearls to add some random zing! Click on the above photo for more detail...

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Jester's Folly Bracelet...

Looking for fun with texture and color? This stitch will be taught at Bead Haven in September. I made this bracelet with size 11 & 8 Miyuki seed beads. I used metallic and luster color beads and the colors together are quite beautiful (if I may say so myself), but I just couldn't capture the interplay of colors on camera. It will be on display at Bead Haven soon for the September calendar...

Friday, August 3, 2007

I visited Kathy today and the new location of her bead and art store, Facettes. What a great location on main street in Central City, Iowa. It is north of Cedar Rapids and so worth the very short trip!
Kathy is always so helpful and upbeat, and the new location is so inviting. Do visit! She still offers her great and varied selection of beads and supplies! http://www.facettesinc.com/

Thursday, August 2, 2007

..."as one goes through life one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move."
-Katherine Hepburn

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Hot today...

It's HOT today in Iowa-but my flowers are loving it!