Friday, February 27, 2009

How fast a week can go!

It just amazes me how fast a week can go. I swear I was just in DesMoines yesterday and driving home. I seem to have let the week go by without getting very much at all done. I do have something kind of exciting to tell you about though.

My son Brandon has opened his own Etsy store. It is called Dilithum and he is making jewelry from recycled circuit board parts. He has been busily taking boards apart for the last two days and he listed two pair of earrings last night. I know he has in his plans a necklace and a bracelet. It is really fun to watch him making something again. He used to do it all the time I still have a pair of earrings he made me when he was about 4. Any way he has a ways to go with getting the store all fancy but go check it out just for fun.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cyd Worked Hard

Cyd worked hard all weekend while we were in DesMoines. She sorted beads and smiled at customers even when I was all frustrated over my dumb truck which would not start Sunday morning. We had a blast with our friends and had some really good dinner Saturday night. Yumm! I sure do like pasta.
I now have two new batteries for the truck and we have lots of work to do before the next trip out in March to Minneapolis.

By the way Cyd decided she needed more than her bikini so she got a new fur coat and would not take it off all weekend.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

We are Ready!

Well Cyd and I are ready to leave in the morning. We have an 8 hour drive to make to get to DesMoines, IA for the Bead Fair at the Living History Farms. I have several books on tape to keep us company so the drive should be pleasant as long as the snow is not heavy. It is supposed to just be flurries.

I thought I would show you Cyd's travel case. She wanted something special to put all her things in for when we hit the road and this is what I came up with.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dots, Dots, and more Dots

I always like these tiny little polka dots and since I was making things in my favorite colors of the moment I thought I would make some of these as well.

I am almost ready to leave for Des Moines, IA this Friday for the Bead show at Living History Farms. I have to pack some cloths and load the truck and then I am done so an easy day tomorrow. I spent today getting show stuff ready and filling out applications for my summer Art shows. I just hate doing those almost more than taxes.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Having the freedom to use the turquoise glass for the base let me make a set of opposite colors. Makes me think of the cloths I have seen in the mall lots this last year. That is when I have been able to be in a mall. All the colors have changed by now I am sure.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Love This Combo

I just love this combination of brown and turquoise. I have made beads this color before but have been holding on to the turquoise because it was an odd lot now Bulls Eye Glass is going to make it all the time so I will just be sad when I run out of the brown.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Cyd's Ready???

Well Cyd and I have been getting ready for next weekends trip. I have been packing up all the new beads I have been making and thinking about what to take as far as display pieces. She of course was thinking about new cloths. She told me she is all ready to go while standing here wearing her new bikini and I tried to explain that it might not be what she needed for a trip to Des Moines, IA in February. I am still not sure she is understanding me at all. We will see how it goes later in the week.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wiggle Room Bracelets

Three new little bracelets to try out a pattern called wiggle room. It is really fun to work up. I just need to get a bigger stash of seed beads as it takes three different sizes and to get them to go with my beads takes some wiggling with the colors.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Another Pile!

Here is another pile of beads for my boxes. These are very bright ones and there are enough to make a few sets up and still fill up my trays.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Pile O' Beads

This is one pretty big pile of Black and White beads. I have been trying to fill up my bead trays as shows start real soon. The black and white sections are looking pretty good.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Another Bracelet

Well here is another little bracelet. I have been having lots of fun making these. Finding color combinations that go together with my beads. I am still not very fast when it comes to seed bead work but I am getting better.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

New Bracelet

A little bracelet to keep your eyes from getting hungry.

Today is Saturday and house cleaning day. My sweet hubby vacuumed and helped to clean the bathroom. Wow! That was really good. We have a guy coming Monday to look at our bathtub to see if they can refinish it right where it sits rather than having to try to get it out of there and replace it with a new one. I so want a new bathroom.

Friday, February 06, 2009

I Promise!

This is the last color combo of these I Promise! I just could not get enough of these I guess but this is the last color combo. They are orange on amber and I think they look just like fall all rusty and golden. Here I go from thinking about spring right into fall seems I missed a season there.

We have had two very nice warm days up to 40 degrees both days so I have been doing lots of errands and chores. Had to get the truck all filled up with oil for one so I could get to my next show later in the month.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Almost Forgot

I almost forgot about these lentils, I wanted to show you, that were made on the same idea as the flower set from the other day. Both are kind of water color like without defined edges. And I always have loved the dark ivory glass for the way it looks so antique like.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Breaking Waves

This is a new necklace called Breaking Waves. I am still not happy with the pictures as it looks kind of blah in them but it is too big for my light box and there just has not been a good sunny place the last few days. I can not even tell you how many spiky things are in this piece but it took several days at the torch to have enough to do this.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Thinking Spring

Saturday was so nice and warm here, above 40, and now it is all cold again. I just have to keep thinking about spring and bright colors and warm days. I was hoping these beads would help so I made them really bright.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

New Beads

I so loved the blue beads I made with this design work on them that I decided to make another color and this pail green just called out my name. They seem much brighter in this picture that I thought, they are really a soft coke bottle green.

Today is the Super Bowl Game and my husband who does not really watch a lot of sports said he wanted to watch it tonight so I have been doing some seed bead work and reading. I did just watch the half time show and the commercials because the commercials are probably the best part of the evening if you ask me. Some pretty silly stuff.