Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Studio

Well, I'm getting things arranged in the studio! I hung this wire basket and the printer tray today:Under that you'll see my heater--yes, it's small but it keeps the place like a sauna if you let it.

And here is the fabulous pom-pom rug that is hanging on the wall so Ayden doesn't pull out all the little yarns:

More tomorrow!

Monday, March 30, 2009

More :)

Here are some beaded beads from my past:
These are from a kit I got in Tucson--I think that was 2006? Tanya, correct me if I'm wrong!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Beaded Beads

I have a little fascination with beaded beads. Love to make them, play with them, hoard them. These were made this weekend in between writing tickets:
These will probably wind up for sale at some point in time. Maybe.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Ready for Spring?

I sure am! Of course, I've been making flowers like crazy--so that kinda puts me in the mood for warmer weather :)
Each one of these blooms measures about 1-1/2 inches across. Perfect for pendants!
Don't forget, I'll be at the Pershing Center at the Gem and Mineral show all weekend. Come see me! And check out the new beads :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pandora

Did you all know I make beads for Pandora bracelets?? I just finished decking out my bracelet with brights for this spring/summer. It's very festive and goes with all the beads I've been making lately :)

Although I don't have too many of these colorful spacers for Pandora now, you can always order some in your favorite colors! Hopefully by the Omaha Bead Bazaar, I'll have a selection to choose from :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Gathering

All those months of gathering treasures is finally paying off with the creation of my studio. It's coming along fantastically. No pictures yet--soon--I want to wait a bit, until it's almost finished. I say "almost" since (knowing me) it be a life-long work in progress. Adding things here, taking away there. I'm imagining long afternoons of beading and making beads in a sunlit room with a large table and all my "stuff". Good times.


This weekend--Saturday and Sunday--I'll be at the Pershing Center in Lincoln selling my wares. Come out and have a look, won't you? There will be lots of beads, cabs & cool things to check out.

April 4th is the Omaha Bead Bazaar, in Omaha, of course :) I'll be there as well. Sharing my space will be Mona, with lots of really cool felted things. Glass and felt and fabric--what could be better?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Finally!

New beads!

Flowers, of course:

And more focals:

The studio is coming along nicely--I've begun the moving in process. I have way too much stuff!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Knitting

My friend Mona taught me the beginnings of knitting this last Saturday at our show, and I've been busy practicing ever since:
Lots of beads are being made for my next two shows--hope to have more pics for you tomorrow!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Cuff Prototype

New cuffs are in the works--this one has more of a "mixed media" look to it. Fabric, free-form seed bead work & a small piece of tatting from my mother. Of course, I didn't have the perfect lampwork disc for the clasp so I used a vintage button instead. If I make more, it will have some lampwork on it somewhere :)

So what do we think? Lovely? Back to the drawing board? Really--say it like it is. I can handle it.
This Saturday I'll be at St. Mary's for the Spring Art & Craft Show--come out and see the new stuff for yourself, why don't you?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

More Pics!

More pics of the newest neckpiece! I took my newest "girl" out to the studio for these shots:Check out that GREEN floor!



The button closure:

Wednesday, March 11, 2009



Awwwww--Jewels over at http://afrenchgirlinniagara.blogspot.com/ thinks my blog is Fabulous!! I think your blog is fabulous, too, Jewels! Thanks for the kudos!

Let's see--who shall I nominate? There's so many! Okay, I pick:

Pam at http://bluebetween.blogspot.com/

Moon at http://moonstumpp.blogspot.com/

Tanya (of course!) at http://tanyamcguire.blogspot.com/

Mary at http://frogdimples.blogspot.com/

New Neckpiece

Here's a little teaser shot of my newest neckpiece:
Hopefully, if it's sunny tomorrow, I can get a good picture of the entire piece for ya!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Discs!

Huge discs ready to be sewn onto fabric cuffs:
35 are ready to be completed--that's a LOT of cuffs! And a LOT of discs!

Friday, March 06, 2009

Finished!

The floor is finished! Now I get to finish the trim and get ready to move in!


I finished Lisa's purse yesterday, too :

And fabric cuff's are starting to go onto Etsy:
Click on my shop link to the right to take a peek!



Tuesday, March 03, 2009

More Painting!

Accent color is on:
I'm going to give it a few days to cure, then I'm going to do some detail work with black :)

Monday, March 02, 2009

Painting!

Well, the base color is one the floor of the studio--two coats. Tomorrow--accent color!
Doesn't the sun shine in ever so nicely?

And more sewing--the blue purse I made in my Saturday class with Judy Bucklin Lane, the orange one I made the next day:
Even the backs of the bags are pretty :)
I have a couple more cut out and ready to sew, but I need to get on making more fabric cuffs for my next show!