Friday, May 30, 2014

Stinky Dog Bead Challenge Reveal!!

Reveal Day!

First, a necklace, of course!  I used the large ring, inserted a button, then hung the gorgeous bird from it:

After I finished the necklace, I went on an earring-making binge:).

First pair:

Second (and favorite) pair:


I had to get out some seed beads for the third pair:


The double-hole beads were a bit of a challenge, but I managed to pull these out:


Finally, a full shot of the necklace:

Here is a list of the other sure to check out what they made!!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal!

Reveal day!  You can see what I received from my partner here!

This is the lovely focal that my partner, Kristi Brokaw made.....all dolled up with some fun fringe. 

And a shot of the entire necklace:

Matching earrings:)

I had to put the matching clasp on the side.  It is so lovely that I didn't want to hide it in the back!

I used the Amethyst and the gorgeous peals for the back and down the sides:

It's very photogenic, right?  

I don't usually love purple, I tend to go more towards the blues/greens.  But I really love the gold and purple combo I was sent.  This piece went together flowed without any second-guessing about what it wanted to be.

Now that you have seen my creation, please go check out some of the other participants!  Here's a link!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

And more....


I am on a serious jewelry-making frenzy.  Who knows why?  It is best to just go with these things as they come along.  I am sure I will get back to bead making soon:)

Friday, March 28, 2014


I finished my Pitaya Necklace from Jill Wiseman Designs!

I didn't follow the exact design, deciding to replace most of the beaded beads with my Lampwork beads.

I did make a single focal beaded bead, and naturally had to add a bit of fringe!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party!

I received my soup!  Kristi Brokaw is my partner and she makes the most awesome glass beads and metal work!  Beautifully packaged:
 Here are part of the ingredients:
 Gorgeous lampwork Bamboo bead with a handmade clasp:
She also included some lovely pearls and amethyst!
I already have a couple of ideas brewing:)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A lot has been happening here...

 Well, we have another couple of kids move in....hopefully temporary:). This is Olivia:

 She is being serious today.  She is 4 months old and a lover of cuddles!

This is her half-sister Marley:

She is 2:). 

If you are a long-time reader of my blog, you know this is not the first time we have taken in foster kids.  Might be the last, however.  I can see why they struggle for homes first hand.  And how broken our system is for these kids!  Not going to start a rant....just sayin'.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Another pic!

Sale beads!  Check out my Etsy shop to purchase!  

The Cigar Box!

Today I will be working on getting these beads:
Out of the box and into my Etsy shop at ridiculously low prices!   Link on the right of your screen.  Sold by the bag:).

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New Earrings are being made.....

Getting ready for my next show...

November 20th, 5-8 p.m. At the Sheldon Art Museum!

Monday, November 11, 2013

More new rounds....

Dark swirly blues with one white trail.  I am naming these. "Haley's Comet". Love:).

Thursday, November 07, 2013

New beads!

                                             I am in LUV with these chubby cuties!
They will make it to etsy hopefully sometime today!

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

My Next Show!!!

Hey, Kearney, NE peeps!  This will be my only Keaney show this come see me!  
I will be booth #49,  and I will be bringing beads, jewelry and accessories!  Wouldn't your friends and family LUV them some handmade goodies?  I'll bet they would!

Saturday, November 02, 2013

New beads and toys!

New flower beads are listed on Etsy today!  Follow the link on the left of the screen to go to the shop! toys:). My wonderful husband gifted me the new iPad Air!  Listing to my shop and posting to the blog are SO much easier!  Hopefully that means you will be hearing from me more:)

Friday, October 25, 2013


 I love the trees ( and bushes :) changing colors...
 I love pumpkins on porches....

I love skully jewelry :)......

I love all things orange....

and green.....

I love decorating for Halloween....

But most of all I love the little guy behind the mask, who lvoes this time of year as much as I do!

Here is a list of the rest of the participants!!  Please hop on over to their blogs to see more fall inspirations!!

Andrea Glick-Zenith   
Dolores Raml
Karla Morgan
Susie Harris
Mischelle Andrade
Kay Thomerson
Jean Yates
Kelly Hosford Patterson
Kathy Lindemer
Liz E
Jasvanti Patel
Christie Murrow          
Jodie Marshall            
Andrea Trank              
Dini Bruinsma             
Elsie Deliz  Fonseca  
Karla Morgan
Vera Lynn
Rana Wilson
Catherine King
Lily Vincent
Janice Hidey (Janimar)
Cory Tompkins
Candida Castleberry
Cynthia Kent Machata
Alicia Marinache 
Linda Anderson
Leah Curtis
Jennifer Reno (JenRen)
Robin Reed
Tanty Sri Hartanti
Lisa Lodge
Ingrid A.
Judy Turner
Gina Hockett
Nelly May
Sonya Stille
Carol D.
Asri Wahyuningsih
Ginger Bishop
Shaiha Williams
Toltec Jewels (Rita, your hostess)