Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sale on Etsy!

Okay, so I have all these random, lovely rods of glass taking up valuable space in my I am making spacers! On sale spacers!! On Etsy!!

This week I have two gorgeous sets of purple. These are the entire rod of the color...and I do not know if I'll find another rod to make more or not. So consider these unique one-of- kind-spacers. Check again next Thursday for a new batch of destash sale beads :)

I also managed to make this bracelet for myself. My last one got stolen right off my wrist! This one wraps twice, and doubles as a choker. Love the red and turquoise together!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Whipped out....

these earrings last night:

And I am taking them to the Bead Society Meeting this week for show & tell :)

Maybe they'll want a class?

I can do that!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Finished this face today! She makes me want to make a few more :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Bracelet and....

a possible class for the Nebraska Bead Society. First...the bracelet! NanC
talked us through making this bracelet when she was here last year, and I've finished mine, finally :)

I have also been working on these pendants:

If there is any interest I will teach it at one of the Bead Society meeting this year:) Or maybe an online tutorial?

This one is my favorite:

Saturday, January 07, 2012

New Bead Set!

Well, one of the new ones, anyway! A lovely skull and heart set:Skull focal:

The backside: Hearts and rounds:

Bones and stars and cubes:

Way too much fun! I kind of want to keep this set to make a necklace out of.......but I won't.

Probably :)

Friday, January 06, 2012

January Challenge and Give-Away!!

So Tanya came up with a great challenge......Bead Embroidered Buttons. One a month. Every month. She's learning the techniques, but I'm an old hand at these things. So I'm making two! Leather back with a tie-tack pin:

Garnets adorn the top, January's birthstone. There's one for me, and one for you!!

Please leave a comment on this post to enter to win a pin! Post this to Facebook, (and let me know) get another entry!! Don't forget to leave me a way to contact you:)

Yes, I will be doing this every month through December!! Permanent link over on the right for easy access to this post.

A bit of Garnet trivia for ya:

Garnet, the birthstone for January, signifies eternal friendship and trust and is the perfect gift for a friend. Garnet, derived from the word granatum, means seed, and is called so because of the gemstone's resemblance to a pomegranate seed. References to the gemstone dates back to 3100 B.C., when the Egyptians used garnets as inlays jewelry. Garnet is the name of a group of minerals that comes in a rainbow of colors, from the deep red of the pyrope garnet to the vibrant green of tsavorites. Today, the most important sources for garnet are Africa, Sri Lanka, and India.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Another thing....

These beads are going on Etsy today.... I'm calling them "stackers". Wouldn"t they make a really fabulous Tower of Lovely statement ring? I think so :)

Birdy Necklaces

Finished! From the challenge in December:

I actually made two! Here's the second one:

Long & lean cuties. Brass chain, leather, copper, glass birds and eggs.

Day 12....the last day

for gifts:( Today comes from Lori:a really cool notebook all decked out with birds :) Graph paper inside...convenient.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Day 10 and 11

Day 10 was from Lissa who gifted me with this:A super-cure felt heart and a recycled paper notebook :)

Day 11 was from Charlie:A ceramic initial ornament:

It reads "Joy" on the back, which happens to be my mother's name :) My tree is down, but it will get carefully packed away for next year!

One more gift then I'll have to bore you with the stuff I have been making!

Monday, January 02, 2012

Days 8 & 9 and Stars!

Day 8 was from Rachel: A gorgeous double-strand necklace with a bird! And pearls, and shells. And a BIRD! Love it!

Day nine was from Emanda:

More feathery goodness:

Delicious colors :)

Have you noticed how feathers are everywhere now? Jewelry, fashion, tattoos......

And everywhere over here there are stars:

Even these HUGE ones: Get ready...cuz I'm making stars to sell!!