Friday, July 30, 2010

Choosing a Style

I designed these earrings to go with The Dazzled Necklace.If you had to choose which one. Would it be Style One?

Or Style Two.

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Industrial Chic Reader's Challenge

I am really proud of my daughter Heather Powers of Humblebeads. She created this wonderful necklace and entered it in the Industrial Chic Reader's Challenge. I would love to see her win this contest.
Voting is open until Monday July 26th.
Vote here.

This is the description she wrote:
Inspired by the themes of delicate and precious thing stored away in a keepsake box, I incorporated one of my hand painted polymer egg beads into the focal. I used the small nautilus shell spacers from the Industrial Chic line and a nest from Green Girl Studios for the dangles, attaching them to Industrial Chic twisted links. For color, I added sea-glass colored resin beads and a faceted smoky quartz bead. I completed the necklace with a generous length of Industrial Chic copper chain.

And to personalize the piece I replaced the tiny dice inside the treasure box with seashells from one of my trips to Mexico.
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When a Prince Becomes A Frog.

He becomes part of a crocheted bracelet.

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Winner is............

Fleu-Des-Lis Earring Give Away
Shaima812 Congratulations!

Check your email to confirm your winning! Thanks Beverly

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Fleur-De-Lis Earring Give-Away

The Fleur-De-Lis blooms fresh and fair,
Fanned by the breath of summer air.

2 lines from a poem by John Usher

I picked up two pairs of these lovely earrings. One for me and one for you. There are two rhinestones at the top and bottom of the Fleur-De-Lis. The metal is lead compliant.

To enter the drawing leave a comment with a way to contact you. I will use the lucky number generator to pick a winner on Friday July 23.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Touch of Russian Elegance

I've been busy reorganizing and putting my beads into Bead Towers. Those that fit will travel with me if we have to evacuate for a hurricane this summer. I found a brooch I bought in Tuscon 6 or 7 years ago to use in a Touch of Russian Elegance necklace. I got side tracked after finding my beads so neatly stacked in the towers I printed out the pattern. It turned out the brooch was not the perfect fit for the necklace. The instructions include beading around a 27mm rivoli which I had in black. I used 11-cut bronze iris seed beads to accent the crystal and the ruffle.
The finishing touch will be a beaded chain

If you would like to create your own Touch of Russian Elegance the pattern can be purchased here.
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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Waking Thoughts

My first conscious thought as I was waking up yesterday morning.
"The water is darker than the coffee"

Photo from image search.

The Gulf Oil spill is taking it's toll on all of us.
Keeping watch for hurricanes has me on edge.

Today I am going to find peace in beading.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy 4th of July

"On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.

Happy 4th of July!

Statue of Liberty Fireworks By PAULIELEXX

We are celebrating today with our friends. This afternoon their will be a cook out and fireworks to watch in the evening. I made fruit salad to bring along. Iris shared this recipe with me at one of our bead meetings. It's been a family favorite ever since.

Fruit Salad recipe

2 cans pineapple chunks, drained
2 cans fruit cocktail, drained
1 jar maraschino cherries
1 can condensed sweeten milk
1-8 oz package cream cheese
1-12 oz container Cool Whip

In a bowl mix softened cream cheese and condensed milk till smooth. I add a tbsp lemon juice to cut the sweet. Add the drained fruit. Blend in the Cool Whip. Store in refridge for a couple of hours before serving.

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Enjoy your celebrations today!