Sunday, November 29, 2009

On my Bead Mat...

I am working on a new pattern with Miyuki rounds 11/0s, 15/0s, Miyuki Delica 11/os, Swarovski Pearl and 4mm crystals...

Friday, November 27, 2009

I am tickled to say that my bracelets pictured above are in the current Dec/Jan BEADWORK MAGAZINE. The article is called "Memento Mosaic". My bracelets feature tiny treasures that I have collected and then stitched with seed beads. The photograph in the magazine article is far better than this one, which was taken several months ago. I just recently received the two bracelets back from the publisher, so if you'd like to see them in person-they are presently living at Bead Haven in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Are you shopping today? ...better you, than me.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wishing you a restful, peaceful Thanksgiving...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tucker, how cute are you...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

How many grooves are there on the edge of a quarter?
(NO googling allowed.)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sneek Peek...New Fall/Winter Earring Line

The PMS (Pamper Myself Ladies Day Out) will be held this Saturday, November 14 at the Riverside Casino Event Center from 10am-4pm. I will be there again with my jewelry along with other vendors. This is a well organized event with free admission, door prizes, fashion show, and just a fun day out! (I hope the chocolate-covered strawberries are there again, AND the Martini Bar!)
The above are earrings of silver, Czech glass, pearl and shell.
Above circles are earrings made of copper that I pounded the heck-out-of and then they were torched by-thank you, Julie!

The earrings here are made of Czech glass. Don't the faces look like metal? But they are 100% Czech glass and I wish I had more of them!

Monday, November 9, 2009

"Echo"...what a cutie! ....cutie, cutie, cutie

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Look at all these beautiful Sidewinder bracelets that were created today in class at Bead Haven in Cedar Rapids, Iowa! Starting at the top of the photo is Rebecca's, below that is Sharon's, then Deb's and Shelley's! Click on the photo to get a close-up at all the stunning color combinations and workmanship done by this talented group of ladies! Way to go, gals!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

What a great time I had last week in St. Joseph, Missouri visiting my wonderful son, Matt! It was so relaxing spending time there. We did many things, and visited many fun places.
Sara's parents took us all out to a fantastic and historic restaurant there in St. Joseph called "Hoof and Horn Steakhouse." What a nice evening we had!
Matt and Sara also took me back to Boudreuxs, and not to be forgotten "Foster's" martini bar. Those Dirty Blue martinis are sure tasty!