Inspiration: Fresh picks from Lima Beads.
What's on your Bead Table?
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Queen of Paradise
She sits on white sandy beaches with ocean breezes, her toes nestled in the sand where small waves nip at her heels. She is the Queen of Paradise. You can capture your inner Queen of Paradise on Bead Cruise 2012. Where we will set sail aboard Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Sea. Our tropical beaches will be in Phillipsburg, St. Maarten; Basseterre, St. Kitts; San Jaun, Puerto Rico and the beaches of Labadee.
Picture perfect sunsets as you sail away from one port of call heading to the next. While at sea capture your favorite sunset with waves of sparking crystals and beaded chain.
There is more but it is optional.
Garden by the Sea
How does your garden grow? With art beads and leaves all in a row? Herringbone and surface embellishments complete this designs.
Join us on Bead Cruise 2012 with these great instructors: Tracey Stanley, Kerry Bogert, Jill Wisman, Heather Powers and Beverly Herman. 8 days of fun in the sun, great classes, workshops, gift bags, door prizes and more! Registration begins soon.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
On my bead table for this Wednesday are treasures from the Bead Cruise 2011 sponsors. So many wonderful Bead Artists and bead shops to list. You can check them out on the Bead Cruise sponsor page.Thank you so much for your generosity.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Thursday was a special day. I had a visitor come to town. I met Kathy online got know her better the year we worked on the Bead journal Project in 2008. We've kept in touch through facebook and emails. Along with being a being a Bead Artist, Kathy is also a writer. You can find her book Tierra Red at Amazon. Take a step back in time in time and enjoy the romance and mystery of this historical novel. It's a very good read!
One thing I found we had in common was "we are not shoppers". What you say "how can we as girls not like to shop?" We laughed about how much money we have saved our husbands over the years by staying away from shopping centers. We didn't talk about how much money we have cost them buying beads! I took Kathy for a ride down Magazine street where we headed to the Beadshop. I don't get over that way very often so it was treat for me too. I love the older part of the city with the shotgun houses, galleries and little shops.
We headed inside where we found this. Delightful displays of finished jewelry.
There were treasures to be found.
These bright colored beads caught my eye. They felt like the color of my soul that day. I loved the stories we shared about families, life and everything in between.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Long before I held this new iPad in my hot little hands I knew it had the potential to be more than a media device. With so many apps available I dreamed of the ways I would utilize it as an Artist and Bead Designer.
I had a lot of practice experimenting and playing with different apps on my iPod Touch. At times it was difficult manipulating that tiny screen but I did it!
I am now free to roam around the country and sell my patterns online from my iPad.
I am no longer tied to a computer desk checking emails, watching Etsy and sending out PDF files with a click of a mouse. I can do it anywhere with just a touch of the screen from my iPad.
You to can run your business from your iPad with iBook. (free app)
1. Mail your PDF to your iPad.
2. Open and save the file in iBooks.
3. You can now email the PDF file from iBooks.
Piece of cake!
If you purchase patterns online save them to iBooks for easy viewing.
I love this digital age and modern technology.
Monday, May 09, 2011
Just liking scooting peas around on a plate from one side to the other, I have been scooting my beads from one side of the bead mat to the other. There are no great designs rolling around waiting to be created.
All I can think about is jumping in my van with the big open highway before me. Driving with the window down, The wind blowing threw my hair singing out loud to the tunes on my iPod.
Where would I go? To points north and west to visit my family.
A girl has got to have a dream to make to plans. I've got both. Now I have to find a way to make it happen.