Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

See....

I can still make beads! Lovely flowers, discs, rings & spacers in odd-lot colors. Like them? Better get them! I have only a short supply of each color.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Mixes...

are being packaged:
I'm loving them! Who knew all this gloriousness was tucked away in my stash??

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Since I'm snowed in...

I decided to get started on my mixes! These are monochromatic mixes, where I start: Then I pick out lots of goodies from my personal stash to add in for texture:Then they get bagged up, waiting for their final packaging:This one is my favorite so far: Looks like labordorite--yummy!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Seed Beads...

are now in the studio:I have a small selection for now--more to follow, including personal mixes and color palette kits. Yummy! Just one of the many things I'm working on for next year :)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Making "Garden" bracelets...

Lots of them:
In different colorways:
Soon, I'll tire of sewing little beads and start making new beads! Maybe tonight I'll get to fire up the torch :)
Color palettes started with these and were added to liberally.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Yummy....

tester beads: I'm taking these to sell at Bead Society meeting tonight, and what is left will go on Etsy!!

Gorgeous...

new glass, made into big-hole beads: Suitable for all of the trendy bracelets like Pandora, Biagi, Troll, Brighton. Or something more special if you're creative :) Going on Etsy, one pair at a time, starting now!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

More gifts..

are being finished:
I actually had time to make test beads out of the new glass! I'll post the results after I get them cleaned :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Are you still checking...

Kate's sale? She's listing lovely things again today. Myself, I have bought several things, including this: Here's the link:

http://katemckinnoncomponents.bigcartel.com/products

Friday, December 11, 2009

Working hard....

unloading glass from Bullseye: This is a *huge* lot of glass that was just delivered last night. Love that U.P.S. man :)

Making presents for the holidays:
This will be either a bracelet/earring combo or a necklace/earring combo. Haven't decided. It will be very bright and wonderful--I do know that!
Special orders:

My lovely neighbor ordered a fringe bracelet in reds. It took a couple of days, but it's finished--yeah!!
Many other projects are in the works. I'll post more as I get to them :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Kate McKinnon..

has started another "Soul Clearing" sale on her site:

http://katemckinnon.wordpress.com

Be sure to check it out. Lots of cool stuff!!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Giftys....

are being prepared: Door prizes for the Holiday Boutique/Open Studio!! Each one valued at $15-25.00. Bring someone new to the studio and put your name in twice! Your friend gets to enter too :)

Don't miss out---it's Saturday, December 5th at 11:00. Refreshements, demos, projects & gifts!!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Studio Boutique!!

Don't forget the Open Studio/Holiday Boutique is this Saturday, 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.!!

Refreshments, lampwork bead demos, make & take projects--it's going to be FUN!!! Here's one of the projects you can make--Beaded Bead Earrings:
Easy-peasy to make and I have kits ready in lots of colors:

Kits are only $3.00 each and you can leave with a completed pair of earrings for yourself or for gifting :)

My friend Mona will be here as well with her fun felted things--if you haven't seen her creations yet, Saturday will be your chance!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I just finished...

turning these loose beads:
into these completed "tie one on" necklaces: It took me a bit over two hours to get 33 new ones ready for my show this weekend. I'm tired!!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

New discs...

inspired by a necklace in a recent magazine:

"Chimes"

I'm getting ready for my show in York this Saturday! Cool things like these are being made :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Friday, November 06, 2009

Okay, folks...

I'm gone until Monday or Tuesday! Find me at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney on Saturday and Sunday. See you there!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Playing....

in the leaves:


And making pendant/earring sets:


In brights this time, since I am on that kick :)

Monday, November 02, 2009

More turquoise...

cabs have been beaded around:
I have a long list of things I'd like to make before Saturday's show at the Museum of Nebraska Art---of course I probably won't get it all done :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ayden's day...

was spent walking through the leaves:Hello, everybody!!And going to Boo at the Zoo!

Here's Papa and Ayden before we went:
Papa was being funny trying on part of Ayden's costume :)

Here's Mason: ARGH!!!

The line in front of us at the zoo:And the line behind us: