Saturday, May 24, 2008

Booth Pics

Some booth shots from Winchester, VA. The second show of the Spring Money Drain Tour. S'okay, though, things will look up soon.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Beaded Beads

The flipping things are driving me mad. They're fun to make and now I'm obessing. They are three sizes of beads. 8/0 (small) 11/0 (smaller) 15/0 (poppy seeds) You start with the biggest and add rows of smaller ones, and end up with a cone. Then you flip it over, and do the same thing on the other side. Push the coney ends in and TA DAH. You've got a beaded bead. I've been told they make cool focal beads, or you can use them anywhere you'd use regular beads. Right now, I'm just making them. If you order any piece of maille, I'll give you one free. For the love of the bead, you see.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Yummy Glass

These beads came from the Fort Washington Beadfest in 2005. They were freebies in the 'welcome bag'. I've hoarded them a long time, and now they're a bracelet. I need more. I want more. I have to have more. I'm on a quest for these beads.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Yikes! Stripes!

Remember that jingle? Yikes Stripes, Fruit Stripe Gum!! I hadn't thought of that in years, but a nice lady on eBay has these awesome striped beads, and used that for the title. I couldn't resist, because of the colors...OH the colors!! Purples, reds, greens, yellows, CHARTREUSE for goodness sakes! All in these lovely stripes. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, but I had to have them. Here's the end result: Flat peyote stitched, 8/0 yikes stripes beads, and 11/0s as the matte black edging, and toggle I made. Yum.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas Pretties!

I made these for Mom for Christmas this year.

Lapis & Copper, with a Lapis & Copper pendant (won on eBay!)

And Poppy Jasper, Carnelian and crackle glass beads in a nice smoke color.

She loved them both, and wore the Lapis all day on Christmas.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

New Stuff!

Finally posting some new stuff. Too bad I haven't figured out the camera yet. Everything is a tad blurry.

Another style of Japanese 12/2 earrings. Can be done in purple, blue, green, red, gold, black, silver or copper. Czech glass drops just for fun.

October Forum challenge necklace: It's an aquarium stone with peyote stitched size 15/0 beads as the bail, and fringe. Czech glass drops on the ends of the fringe to finish, and purple lined blue square beads for the necklace. Whew.

Tiny little crazy Japanese 12/2 bracelet. Anodized aluminum rings in gold & red.

Japanese 12/2 bracelet-Comes in purple, blue, red, kelly green, black, gold, silver or copper. Made from aluminum rings (unless it's copper)

Japanese 12/2 Earrings- They come in red, black, kelly green, purple, gold, silver and copper. Same construction as the bracelet, aluminum rings. Swarovski crystals to end the fringe.

Japanese 12/2 Anodized Aluminum bracelet detail:

If you'd be interested in any of these, please email me.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Last One