Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Treausres from the Sea Cuff Bracelet

Amy Lowell - Sea Shell Sea Shell, Sea Shell, Sing me a song, O Please! A song of ships, and sailor men, And parrots, and tropical trees, Of islands lost in the Spanish Main Which no man ever may find again, Of fishes and corals under the waves, And seahorses stabled in great green caves. Sea Shell, Sea Shell,
Sing of the things you know so well.
Components: Sea Thing Cabochon by Summer Studios, Starfish bead by Humblebeads, coin pearl, keshi pearls, freshwater pearls, seed beads, ultra suede and ball & hitch clasp from Rings & Things.

Monday, June 29, 2009 Clearance Sale

I would like to do a shout out for They have extended their Summer Clearance until July 1st. Enjoy 75% off hundreds of items. . . This hand-painted pearl Dragonfly caught my eye. You will also find a wide selection of wood beads for your jewelry designs. Aren't these cool? Imagine these mingled with copper findings. Japanese Kabuki Along with saving up to 75% on selected items you also get FREE shipping. Thanks for stopping. Now hop on over to and enjoy some shopping!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Bead Cruise 2010

It's that time. Time to take your beads to the high seas. Registration begins June 27th for Bead Cruise 2010 Join us January 17th as we set sail from Port Canaveral, Florida for 7 nights of beads, friends and fun. We'll sail on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas to their private island along with stops in the Virgin Islands. Instructors include Margie Deeb. Mary Hettmansperger. Barb Switzer, Beverly Herman and Melaine Brooks. All the fun of a luxury cruise combined with a great bead retreat. Classes, workshops, nightly open beading sessions, a cocktail party, gift bags, door prizes, a bead bazaar and more. We hope you will join us for our 5th year on the high seas! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Senseless Vandalism

Due to the senseless vandalism that happened sometime between 1:30 - 6:00 am at our apartment complex there will be no swimming or using the laundry room this weekend. (I am glad we got our laundry done on Friday). Which is really a shame seeing how the heat index is 102 degrees today. It looks like someone had a tea party at the bottom of the pool with the chairs and table sitting in the deep end. All this happened right out side of my apartment and I never heard a thing. It really makes me sad with the nice amenities our apartment complex offers to see others treat it with such disregard.

Back Online

The new computer is online along with internet connection and email. Now the work begins updating and re-installing software. So far so good.

Wish Me Luck

This morning I am backing up my files. Turning off the dino-bot. The rest of the day will be spent installing a new to me Gateway desktop and programs. Wish me luck. I hope it all goes smoothly.

Friday, June 19, 2009

You Need to See

If your going to bead you need to see. The right eye glass prescription makes all the difference in the world when you are trying to see those tiny beads. Take care to choose a good Ophthalmologist(Eye M.D.s) who specialize in eye and vision care. I found out that sun damage to the eyes is linked to Macular Degeneration and cataracts. The Dr. who did my exam was very thorough. I am now sporting transition and progressive lenses and I can see those beads!! I couldn't pass up the bling. The frames are bronze with tiny crystals accents. Be good to your eyes. Get them checked once a year.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Dandelion and Dragonflies

Dandelion Bead by Humblebeads Is the perfect match for this Dragonfly necklace A bevy of Dragonflies. I think I have made enough for now. This morning I had a cup of Chrysanthemum tea. It had a slightly sweet taste and was fragrance. It was wonderful! I picked it up yesterday at a Chinese cuisine store. I will be going back for more. Thanks for stopping by. Bev

Saturday, June 13, 2009

More Treasures from the Sea

While working on the Treasures from the Sea bracelet I got side tracked by the other larger Sea Things cabochon. I could envision this larger cabochon surrounded with pearls and netting. I could see tiny crystal sequins peeking out of the netting like droplets of water. Brass chain and a Vintaj toggle complete the design. I am happy to announce "Treasures from the Sea" will be one of next year's Bead Cruise projects.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bead Giveaway Contest

Silver Parrot blog is giving away....yes giving away a box full of beads! In this box you will find cube beads, large delica beads, Czech glass black cat beads and a whole bag of black hex-cut seed beads. There is more......Pretty cloisonne beads and large pink fiberoptic oval beads. Also, a baggie of clear/pink Czech firepolish ovals. There is even more. A strand of blue lace agate graduated rondelles and barrels, some green cube beads, green/clear Czech glass flowers and a green stone star. There is even more but, I think you need to head over to Silver Parrot and check out the box of beads. All you have to do to enter the drawing is make a blog post about the give away and leave a comment with a link to your blog. What are you waiting for? Here is the link to Silver Parrot's blog. Gosh I would feel like it was Christmas if I won that box of beads!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Finding Treasures From the Sea

I am making progress on Glimpse of the Seas. Many pearly treasures are surrounding the Sea Things cabochon. It's going to make a wonderful cuff bracelet when done. I have stretched my creativity process with netting around the pearls to create an illusion of being caught in a net. It's Monday and the beads are calling my name.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Glimpse of the Sea

This is a glimpse of the project I am working on. I am using my Sea Things Bead by LeAnn of Summer Studio . The star fish is by Humblebeads It is a works in progress. I hope to have finished in the next couple of days. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

New To Me

I don't usually pick things up sitting by the dumpster but the other day I was walking Cricket and saw a new computer desk just sitting there. Cricket and I walked back to the house and I got Art to get his opinion on this find. Next thing I knew I was spending the day cleaning out my old computer desk and getting ready to exchange desks. This new desk is simple, takes up less space and gives me more room in my bead room. There won't be any more beads in my keyboard. I have set up a small table to bead on that fits right next to desk. There is more I need to do to get my room back in shape. I will be doing it a little bit a time. I working on a bead project that needs to finished very soon. I have been very quiet of late and there has been a reason for it. I am not going to go into details. Instead I will leave a word of advise. If you are taking blood pressure medication or any kind of medication and your doctor changes it beware of the side effects. Read the warning sheet that comes with your prescription. Be informed and let those around you know what to watch for.