Thursday, April 28, 2011

Special bracelet

My daughter likes jewelry but hasn't been a real fan of mine until recently. They changed her dress code at work and now she has to wear all black. She wanted one of my skinnier spiral bracelets in black but I couldn't do a plain black one! This one is silver and black with an additional charm that is going to be a surprise!
Also found some crystal beads in black at Caravan Beads in Asheville, NC. What a neat shop! I could spend a lot of money in that place but I restrained myself!

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Bracelet

New bracelet for sale on ArtFire
Actually I finished two this one and one for the ArtFire Beadweaver's Guild. It isn't due to be posted until June 30th I'm just ahead of the game! I also posted some small coin purses and some bookmarks to my ArtFire Studio. 
 Getting used to a new computer Windows 7, vs the idiosyncrasies of Vista. groan..
I have a photography / Studio assistant. Star got into the act the other day. She jumped up on the table where I had my light box set up. She loves beads and will steal bracelets if they are left out.She is my Southern kitty from a rescue down here.She loves bling. My other cat Sunny is a Northern boy but the meows sound the same. LOL


Monday, April 18, 2011

Bead work

Finished two bracelets, one for an ArtFire Bead weaver's challenge due next month but we will be a traveling again. So glad the tornados missed us. We did hear one a couple of days before this onslaught that hit near Raleigh. Strangest sound  not quite like a train, landed in a  nearby community in Canton. Luckily no one was injured in that one.

Will post photos as soon as i get off this computer and get  some done!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bead cupboard

We found this cupboard at a local thrift store. My Dh just added the slide out for my bead hanks So Kewl! I always wanted to hang the hanks but didn't want them all dusty this closes and they are covered! Now I won't hesitate buying hanks of beads... uh oh Dh didn't know this aspect. More bead shopping!! The grey boxes are findings and my tubes etc are down below.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Beading frenzy

I've been working on beading lately. This bezel has morphed a lot from this picture! When it is done or closer to be done I'll post new pictures. I tried a circular Spiral peyote or Cellini spiral and it was too bulky so I ended up with an embellished simple spiral instead. It looks goo together. I've done a netted spiral type thing on the bezel.
Finished this Raw Bracelet and did some earrings to go with it. I think this is the first of many of these!

Saturday, April 2, 2011


This is the rescue where we found our cute calico retriever cat! CATMAN2.ORG