Thursday, September 27, 2012

"Meadow" Bracelet....

 Minus the brown and orange.
 Makes it more of a Spring bracelet I think.
Making a few earring pairs today before I switch to the new color palette.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Meadow Triangles and Discs

 Triangles on Etsy......



Discs at my next show....October 13th, Lincoln Bead Bazaar.  I am almost finished with the "Meadow" colorway.  I just want to make a few pairs for earrings.  Then on the the next color palette:)

Monday, September 24, 2012

More "Meadow" beads..

These will be made into 3-bead sets with 2 larger spacers.  Yummy but not too pricey:)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

New Color Palette Series

Each week I will pick a color palette to work in......mostly to keep me focused.  I do tend to jump all over the place doing things :)  This week is "Meadow", a lovely collection of teal, green, cream and browns.  I have made these spacers so far:

But rest assured, I'll be doing more things in this color palette!  Loving it :)

I'll keep it going, changing colors as the mood strikes me.  And end it when I am tired of it.  But before that happens, you'll see lots of pretty color combinations coming out of my kiln!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Lots of Fun Discs...

 on sale today..
listed in my Etsy shop!

Help me clean out some of my bead trays!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Estate Sale Score!

A lovely map cabinet..in really good condition.  Usually I paint thrifted-estate-sale stuff, but I think I'll live with the wood for now.  And line the drawers with vintage maps. 8 drawers:

 The top drawer has hand-made sections in it...perfect for all my little treasures :)
The other 7 drawers are plain....my trays of gemstones fit in perfectly.  I may even put my seed beads in a drawer or two.  Haven't decided.  First, I need to find a place for this monstrosity!  It's 37 inches wide, 36 inches tall and 23 inches deep.  Big-guy-treasure-keeper.  Love.

Friday, September 07, 2012

She's still at it!

A lovely photograph by Kate McKinnon of my necklace:

Have you ordered the book yet?  You really should!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

In Fall mode, still...

and making earring pairs for Etsy:

 Or you can make a bracelet, using one of the bigger beads and the two spacers in the body of the bracelet,  (off center, of course),  mixing in some silver and seed beads.  Or gemstones.  Use the second focal bead to dangle off the clasp.  Adorable!
By the time Fall actually arrives, I will be in winter mode.  Prepare yourselves :)

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

New Camper

 Well...new to us, anyway!  Ayden is loving going away for little weekends in the camper....
making marshmallows and poking the fire is his favorite, I think.  And playing UNO when it's raining.  He likes that a lot too!