Monday, September 08, 2014

Been busy...

Making earrings:

Looooong earrings!

To fill up this cool new display piece:

It is an old handmade case that used to hold sewing supplies.  I have re-vamped it to hold earrings and the like:)

I will be in Hastings at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 13th......lots of new beads and jewelry!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Beads and School has started!  Which gives me a bit more time to make beads!!!!  These were made last night:

Ayden's first day of 2nd grade:

He's getting so big!  Time flies:)

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!