Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Harvest Moon

My colors have taken turn. You usually don't find yellow beads with a mixture of reds, blacks, grays and turquoise combined in my work. This bracelet is Big-Bold and ready to wear with any fall colors. Thanks Heather for helping me to name it. Tomrrow I am going across the river for a sewing lesson. My friend Kathleen is going to show me how to make __________. Can't tell you it is a Christmas gift for someone in my family. Tonight I have been etsy searching for fingerless gloves and wrist warmers. I wish I knew how to knit and follow a pattern. Calls going out to a knitter or a crafter. I will make something for you if you can make a pair of fingerless gloves or a pair of wrist warmers me. Tis the season to barter! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 27, 2008

There is a Change in the Air

Oh my gosh someone turned off the heat! I am scrambling around looking for a sweater or a jacket. I can hear my sister laughing at me because I think 60 degrees is cold. Speaking of a change. Heather sent me to Aqua Poppy Designs where I found this paisley background for my blog. I love paisleys but it might be to busy for bead work. I am going to keep it for a few days before I decide if I like the change. I have been busy making bracelets. This one will go in my etsy shop soon. I love the clasp. It is from LLB Findings and Chains Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 24, 2008

I've Been Tagged

I have been tagged by my sister Rosanne Fabfibers. I think I am one of the last to respond. All the people I would have tagged have been tagged. Considered yourself tagged if you like. Here are the rules: 1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog. 2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird. 3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog. 4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. Here we go. 1. I love my husband. I have three 3 children and 7 grand babies. All which are scattered from San Antonio to Michigan. 2. My favorite sports are kick boxing and Synchronized Swimming. I belonged to a synchronized swimming club called the Dolphins in high school. We swam to Henry Mancini-Baby Elephant Walk 3. I am allergic to corn, corn starch and modified corn starch. 4. I love coffee. 5. I want to be a contestant on "Deal or No Deal". 6. I love meeting peoeple and making friends. 7. My husband has nicknamed me "pigpen". He says the mess follows me from room to room. It's not a mess's just beads!!! That was fun!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Building Components

I have been busy building components for my bead embroidered necklace. Six more should be enough to finish the necklace part. I will also be making the clasp using two more components. This next picture gives you idea of how they will look on the necklace. The pieces I have finished so far have been backed with ultra suede. It takes time to to complete the finishing touches. Like waiting for glue to dry. Than there is my favorite night time show on Monday "Hereos". All beading stops when that show comes on. The only time I missed an episode was when a home Saints game took over the TV station hostage. GRrrrr. Football.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Postage Stamps

This week I was rumaging through my firelite (extra hard-drive) looking for a file. I came across a folder that had images of the beaded Postage Stamps that I made 10 years ago. Elvis was the example I used when I wrote the instructions for the Postage Stamp Pin©1998. <--This link will take you to where you can purchase the instructions. In 1998 the USPS issued Funding the Fight Finding a Cure Postage Stamp These two pins were made for Breast Cancer surviors. This Christmas Stamp pin is in my studio waiting for the Holidays. Oh the possiblies of creating Art with your stamps and beads. I am ready to revisit this fun project. It is a great gift idea for someone on your list

Monday, October 13, 2008

Making The Cut

The surface embellishments are complete. Last night I trimmed away the excess e'tal. Making the cut doesn't mean I am close to being finished. I will prepare a backing and complete another row around the piece. The next step will be building the components for the necklace. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Animal Instinct

There are only a few more days left to vote. The enteries for the Etsy Beadweavers October Animal Instinct are posted and ready for you to pick your favorite.
I hope to get an entry in the next challenge.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


New humblebeads are in the house. I love the new Gustav's Kiss Beads. I had a design in mind as soon as I saw the gold kiss cuff bead. I am always so inspired by the color and texture of Heather's beads. You can find these and more in the Humblebead etsy shop. You can join Heather and the Bead Art Originals Etsy team for an online Trunk Show. October 9th 7:00 - 9:00 pm EST in the Etsy Virtual Lab Chat with memebers of the Bead Art Originals Etsy Street team. Special offers and door prizes will be offer.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Surface Embellishments

It's a two word night. Surface Embellishments. This is just the start. There is more to add at the bottom along with wisps of Charlotte loops to bring in more texture. We will see where this piece will take me. Right now it is way past my bedtime.

Friday, October 03, 2008

MASTERS Beadweaving

Major work by leading Artist Stop by Larks Books for questions and answers with Carol. You will find a slide show of works of art by the featured artists. I recently had the opportunity to see this book from from beginning to end. A few of the masters in this book include Diane Fitzgerald, Marcia DeCoster, Valerie Hector, Joyce Scott, Virginia Blakelock, David Chatt, Sherry Serafini, Laura McCabe, Rachel Nelson-Smith. I would recommend this book. For each time you look through it you will be inspired by the works of the Master Beadweavers. This book does not contain instructions for projects but will fill your senses with its beautiful creations of Bead Art. Diane Fitzgerald-Website Marcia DeCoster-Website Valerie Hector-Website Joyce Scott Virginia Blakelock David Chatt-Website Sherry Serafini-Website Laura McCabe-Website Rachel Nelson-Smith-Website Put this book on your wish list. You will love it.

The Desire Turns In To a Design

First it started with a desire. A design began to take shape as the first beads were added. Visions of surface embellishments are forming to complete the design. The attention to detail makes all the difference. Looks like I am in good company with my late night beading hours. Check out "The Lone Beader" She is building a DeLorean. The attention to detail on her vehicle is out of this world.