Saturday, September 29, 2007

More Blue Skies

I'm still working on this beaded cab. I had a lot of other activities this week that took over my beading time, but never less I will be done soon.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Stormy Mountains Into Clear Night Skies

This past weekend our family came down with our first and hopefully our last cold of the season. So I was unable to make it to the Kansas City Art Market. On the other hand I was able to get some beading accomplished, while sitting on the couch flipping through the channels and wishing that I felt better. It's looking pretty good so far. I can't wait to see it finished. Hopefully by the end of the week.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Stormy Mountains

This cab is cut from green opal. It is superb! I bought it at one of the local bead stores here in Kansas City. I liked it because it looks like a mountain scene with lightning flashing off of the top of the mountains. It reminds me of two places. First is when I was about 7 or 8 ,living in Tooele, Utah,watching a storm heading into town with lightning flashing off of the Rockys. The other place that it reminds me of is Alamogordo, NM. We used to have some good lightning shows come through there too. Living here in the midwest you don't get to see the good storms passing through the mountain ranges, since there aren't any mountains. I miss that. Oh, the good old days.

So since I can't watch the storms I guess this next project will have to hold me over until I can return. I plan on beading an evergreen scene around this cab with a starry night peeking through the trees. Doesn't that sound cool? I think it will be. The trick will be getting it to look the way I see it in my minds eye. Until then here is the cab to ponder upon.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Midnight Golden Pearl Necklace

I love this necklace. I love the black background with the gold button pearls on top. The black and gold two tone effect is just amazing. I just finished this necklace last night and I am just so happy to see the final result. A customer of mine had asked me to make this necklace for her mother. She specifically asked that the whole necklace be made of beads, as her mom is allergic to most metals. So here it is with the clasp made with beads also.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

New Earrings in Stock

Since the last set of earrings sold before I could even get them in my Etsy store, I decided to make some more using a variety of different colors. They are all made with swarvoski crystals, swarvoski pearls, Czech fire polished beads, and delica seed beads. These earrings are just gorgeous. I have a pair of tangerine ones that I wear with everything. I just love them. I am selling them at a great price of $15 in my store right now. So take a look and if you would like them in another color let me know and I will see what I can do.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Sierra Vista Skies

This necklace is one of the first pieces that I had made to sell in my Etsy store and I finally sold it yesterday to a woman that works upstairs from me. She bought it for a friend who just had a birthday recently. Lucky friend! I just love this necklace and the colors in it. I will miss seeing it with all of the other completed work in my work space. I went ahead and lengthened the necklace a few inches for her last night. I also made some earrings to go with it. The earrings are super cool. I got the idea from the October 2007 issue of Bead & Button magazine and tweaked it a bit to my own style and likings. The idea came from artist Rebecca Cretti on page 50 if anyone is interested. I will definitely be playing around with the brick stitch in the future as I had fun using it for these earrings. They just look so elegant when they are being worn. I think I just might have to make myself a pair one of these days.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Beading Update

I have been busy, busy, busy lately. I am in the process of getting some earrings ready to post in my etsy store in the next few days so I will post photos soon. I have also been asked to make a neat gift for a family member, but I will wait to explain what it is in a future post.

Last, but not least, I received a package in the mail from my sister Leora the other day. I was so happy because I went to visit her a few weekends ago and I left my sons tennis shoes and my cell phone charger at her house in St. Louis. So for the past week I have had to charge my phone on my car charger. Well I opened up the package and there was my charger and the shoes, but the best part was that she sent the gourd rattles that my dad wanted her to bead. Now my dad bought these rattles oh, I'm guessing 4 years ago, maybe longer for her to bead so that he could start dancing at the pow wows. Now the gourds have been handed down to me to bead. I just had to laugh because when I called her about it she said the gourds were the only reason I got my charger back so quickly because she wanted to pass the gourds off on me to finish for our dad. Needless to say I have a fun new project to do in the near future so that my dad can finally participate in the upcoming pow wows.

So hopefully in the next couple of weeks I will have some new fun photos to post, seeing as my friend Eddie so politely told me the other day, that I need to get to work and start posting more bead work. So for all of you beading bloggers out there that enjoy this blog, I will soon have lots of new photos for you.