Sunday, December 31, 2006

I have just spent the last two hours trying to figure out how to get my crop cursor back in my photo program. The program does so much, that things are sometimes buried three layers deep.

These are my new bullseye luster spirals. I am not sure you can really see how shiny they are.

Friday, December 29, 2006

I finally got some pictures taken of the beads I did the other day. I love the teal and green ones. That messy glass does such a fun thing making the darker lines in it. And the pink is such a baby pink. I like it with the purple real well.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The other day I told you I had been thinking about Peacock Feathers and sitting at the torch this is what I came up with. My son says they need to be more purple and I think he is right so there may be another addition later in the week.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

This is a bracelet I finished up yesterday. I had been working on the stringing of the beads for a while. It took way less time to finish up than it did to string all the beads. All the lampwork is of course mine.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Last night as I sat on the couch Chanel surfing because there was nothing on TV I decided to write this. It isn't very good but it was fun doing something with my brain that I had not done in a very long time.

Twas the night before Christmas and
all through the house
the TV was lousy
and the kid was using his mouse.

The hubby was playing a game
he was losing
the fire was dying because
on the couch mom was snoozing.

The tree was all twinkly
the presents below
the family was lazy
for sure this we know.

The soft bed was calling
and discussions were leaning
of into it falling.

Tomorrow would come as soon as could be
The lovely white snow
No we won't see.

To family and friends this we would shout
with clear and strong voices
this we yell out......

Just before we turn out the light
Merry Christmas to All and to all a goodnight!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Well these are from the other day just brought them in last night. I really like the color combination. With all the talk of frog skin for the last beads what animal do these remind you of?

Friday, December 22, 2006

These are some of the beads from yesterday. I thought when I was making them that they looked like turtles. They really do not look like that but that is what they made me think of. I especially like the big cube.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

These are some test beads from my new ASK brand glass. The one color pressed beads are the different colors of the glass and then I put it over the black to see what it would do. Really like the swirly different tones. Have some fun ideas to try with it in the next few days.
Hmm I am trying to upload some new beads. And the site won't let me so check back later.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

This is another new charm bracelet that I finally got done today. It is about all I have gotten done as we have been dealing with getting new cell phones all straightened out. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Well I hope everyone had a great weekend. I never get as much done on the weekends as I want but I did get these two bracelets made and a light box made so that maybe I can take pictures even at night. There is still not enough light but I can work on that. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

These are some of the new gem beads I have been working on. I really like the way the flattened surfaces reflect the light.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Hi thought I would share anouther project with the pokey bead things. I made up the pendant this afternoon. I also tried to take some better pictures of the necklace from yesterday but instead came up with a cool close up.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Hi there, I have a kind of new idea and have the test beads and neckpiece all finished. The top photo is the beads before they are wire wrapped the little one in the center is what they look like finished. I just finished up the necklace and love it's look already have ideas for anouther one. My son says it should be limey greens so that will be next. Sorry for the very flatand dark pictures we are haveing one of those very gray days. It is very rainy and cold I am sure we are in for some snow.

Friday, December 08, 2006

These are the beads for my friend Mary's bracelet. They are simple red and green white hearts with matching spacers. Now I jusdt have to get the other things she wants done.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

I am sure that by now everyone thinks that I never make beads any more. Well these are for a special order of spacers and it is only about half done. I took a break today and made some beads for a friend who sold her braclet off her arm Saturday and needs to replace it. Then I had to quit working so that I could come in and be here when the plumber came as we are getting our rural water system hooked up.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Hi I am jsut getting back from doing the Hotshops Open House Show with many of the lampworkers from the Omaha area. I tried to post last Thursday and had trouble getting in to post. I am still having trouble getting the silly thing to allow people to comment on each post. We will see if this works now or not.