Thursday, May 31, 2007

My Red, White & Blue Beaded Thing for Carla's challenge is finished!!


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

It's once again Altered Tuesday!! I made these cool fabric pins--stamped, sewn & embellished:

And some beads--lots & lots of cool funky discs in pairs, in case you'd like to make your own earrings:

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Okay, one more post today then I'll be quiet! I'm looking for some honest feedback here, folks! I made these fabric cuff bracelets--they're about 3/4" wide, wildly stitched, frayed & bright colors with a smaller price tag, meant for the younger shopper (teens). What do you think?

Never make those hideous things again!

Or: cool idea--keep running with it & make a bunch for your next show!
Another bracelet finished today!

Oh, I finished the bracelet I started at the Seed-Beader's meeting yesterday! It needed some pressed flower, leaf & drop beads before it was done--all of which I had left at home, naturally!

Beads from the kiln yesterday--more blues & greens--go figure!!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

New beads and a changeable pendant on Etsy now!! Click the link on the right to check them out--

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Well, I managed to get a couple things finished for Altered Tuesday!!

First, a Beaded Artist Trading Card (BATC) for a swap I'm in--one down, four to go!! This one is made on a fabric base, titled "In the Garden":

Next is a little treasure box I saw on "That's Clever" today--anyone else watch this show? Anyway--I think I'll give it to my mom for her b-day!

Made of matchboxes & mat board. Papered & embellished, of course!!

Well, the show in Des Moines, IA was great fun! Lots of new people who have never seen my jewelry or beads, and lots of friends stopping by to see me. I love the feedback you get from shows, you know?

Anyway, it Altered Tuesday! I haven't altered anything yet today, unless you count this length of rope that I "altered" into a tiny bowl! It's going on my dresser to hold all the loose change & things from my day--thought you might like to see it!

Check back later, I might actually get some time to make an ATC or something, okay? Otherwise, pictures of beads tomorrow!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Here's the mock-up of the ad I'm placing in a Bead E Art Zine--copy courtesy of Ronda Kivett at

She puts out a great little beading publication--you can pre-order the next issue "Art Doll" from her website.

I'm BAAAACK! Here's a new bracelet I've been working on--it's on Etsy right now if you'd like to see more pictures!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Okay, here's the last of the bracelets from my Monday/Tuesday binge---enjoy!!

Southwest Dreamin'--turquoise with a lovely seed bead mix:

Coral Reef--coral chunks with another seed bead mix:

Pink Ocean--pink nuggets of Ocean Jasper, a beautiful pink shell fringed with lots of pearls in pink & white (this one is my favorite--shhh--don't tell the others!):

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

I finally got around to cleaning & photographing the flowers I made Sunday!

Here's two of the five bracelets I've created this week:

This one is "Twig". Seed beads, leaves and unknown green stones:

This one is "Berries". Seed beads, lovely pearls and unknown dark pink stones:

I bought the stones at Beads & Botanicals, so maybe Carla will chime in with their names! More new bracelet pics soon!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

It's Altered Tuesday! I made three more of my mixed-media lapel pins. My favorite is the green center one with the vintage rhinestone. Fabulous!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Okay--the necklace is done! At a whopping 24" long, it can be worn long, or wrapped around the neck twice for a shorter look. My lampwork beads, cording and a sterling clasp.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Well, Omaha was a good time--lots of really spectacular artwork. I stopped by the local bead shop and picked up some C-lon cording--aren't the colors fantastic? I'm already working on a necklace out of the copper color cord!
My show in Lawrence, Kansas was cancelled due to the weather--so I'll be going to Omaha today to see my friends Tanya & Mary. But here's a pic for you so you don't miss me too much :)

Handbag charms--cute little purses with a small lobster at the top so you can hook it onto a chain or whatever your heart desires! The blue on is on Etsy, the rest will be going to my next show.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Lovely new vessel on Etsy now--click the link to the right to check it out!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

As promised--the five bracelets I made yesterday. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Well, it's Altered Tuesday once again! I made an ATC today--

I found a bag of images at a garage sale for 30 cents! The brass heart also came for a garage sale--a necklace, bracelet and earrings full of heart charms for $2.00--can't pass that up!

I also managed to get five, (yes 5!), bracelets made today. Pictures tomorrow!!