Thursday, July 31, 2008

"Princess Chunk""

WOW-this is a big one! This 44-pound cat is in need of a loving home. The cat was found outside, without a collar, in Voorhees, New Jersey and is being cared for at the Camden County, New Jersey Animal Shelter.
In my "spare time" (lol) I am working on a new autumn project that may or may not develop into a new September class. I'm not sure which way the beads will lead me. It might very well turn into a cool class project! It is rather "disorderly" now (see Wed. quote) but I think I'll have some fun discovery along the way. Stay tuned...
Click the pic if you'd like a closer look at the color gradation.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." ~A. A. Milne

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cindi, the owner of Bead Haven, has added a shopping cart to her web site! She is in the beginning stage of posting all kinds of beading goodies. Check it often-she even has FREE shipping on $25 or more.

Monday, July 28, 2008

I'm a real fan of Jo Wood's Beaded Landscapes. This one is called Summer Color. She creates beautiful bead paintings on felted backgrounds. Just gorgeous!

Friday, July 25, 2008

This is my finished bead embroidered cuff with matching beaded gift bag. Click picture for more detail.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tonight I had a Basic Stringing Class. So here is my demo bracelet that I strung composed of: large turquoise nuggets, silver disks, glass donut beads, a silver noodle bead, hammered silver rings, and some beaded beads! Click the pic to zooooooooom-in.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I finished this Freeform Embroidered Cuff today. It has size 15/0-8/0 Miyuki seed beads along with tiny metal disks and metal zipper teeth. My inspiration was the bronze cuff that was acid-etched by Cris has beautiful swirls etched in the cuff. It was my goal to have the bead embroidery reflect the spirals & swirls in the metal cuff. Click the pic for more detail.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Here are some embroidered buttons-buckles-beads-&-zipper that I'm working on...they will be parts of a new freeform embroidered piece to evolve this week. Click on the picture to see detail. (Sorry about the "camera glare" on Mona-my sister said that it looks like she has dog ears! LOL!)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Cool beads by Melissa Rediger: Sea of Glass.
Check out her link listed on the right.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Here is a sparkly Sidewinder bracelet I just finished for myself. Click on the picture to see more detail.
Oh, and if you didn't see Wednesday's post---make sure you scroll down to see an important message.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

WARNING...I got this important message from my friend in St. Louis.
I hate it when people forward bogus warnings, but this one is real, and it's important...
If someone comes to your front door saying they are checking for ticks due to the warm weather and asks you to take your clothes off and dance around with your arms up, DO NOT DO IT!! THIS IS A SCAM!! They only want to see you naked.
(I wish I'd gotten this yesterday. I feel so stupid.)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Yummm....Swarovski Austrian Rivoli Shapes!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The above embroidered cuff photo was sent to me by Laurie. Her cuff has beautiful shades of gold, brown, gray, black, and a hint of blue. Click on the picture to get a closer look. It's beautiful Laurie!

Monday, July 7, 2008

"Throwing away ideas too soon is like opening a package of flower seeds and then throwing them away because they're not pretty."
...Arthur VanGundy

Sunday, July 6, 2008

I finished the above "July Snowflake" this morning. It is the same snowflake as the June 25th post but made with size 8/0 Miyuki beads & Czech Firepolish beads. One big flake...

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Wiggle Day...

The two Wiggle Room bracelets posted here were done at Bead Haven today by Lori (Red-white-blue) and Alice (Gold-teal). What a great job they did! Click the photo to zoom-in.Julie visited the store today and she brought in some Wiggle Room bracelets that she made. They are the top four in the above photo. What cool color combinations! The bottom two in the same photo are done by myself. Wendy also brought in some unique "Wiggle" bracelets and I forgot to take a picture. They were very neat!!

Friday, July 4, 2008


Thursday, July 3, 2008

One of My Favorite Songs...

"Gold" by John Stewert... Hard to believe that he also wrote "Daydream Believer" and was earlier a member of the Kingston Trio. I love this song.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I just finished this Loop Crochet Bracelet. I used size 8 Miyuki beads-Chocolate Brown, Matte Metallic Patina Iris and you guessed it--Metallic Dark Bronze (#457). As many of you know, #457 is my personal favorite!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Legendary late-night host Jay Leno performed two special engagements at The Mirage in Las Vegas on June 25 & June 27 with proceeds going to The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation to assist the Iowa flood victims. Tickets were $90-$100 dollars each...Thank you Jay Leno.