Thursday, May 27, 2010

I almost forgot....

to change the blog today. These are a few more thimbles I have been playing with. I have to tell you I made a really pretty one yesterday but it was too wet to photograph this afternoon.
And Ring-A-Dings are being added to Etsy tonight. Go have a look.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New glass

and some new swirly buttons made with that glass. I have to say this box was fun to open and fun to play with. And there are a couple of the new colors I have not even tried out yet. Like Mermaid and Grape Ape.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Flower Buttons

These are some of the new two hole flower buttons I have been making. These ruffled ones are a lot like the poppy flower beads I make.
I really like these abstract flowers though and want to make some more of these as soon as the weekend is over and I can get back to making beads. There always seems to be way too many other chores on the weekends.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Lady Bug

I know I posted this little lady bug on Etsy but I really wanted you all to see her. So here she is again.

New and different.........

Things are going on Etsy this weekend. Since I have been listing lots of Pandora size beads on Etsy lately I decided this weekend I needed to list a few of the other new things I have been making. So I just listed these Susie Flowers and have plans for other things throughout the day. We are also laying the floor in the bathroom today so I will be here off an on. You will have to check back to see what I have added.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Lots of Flowers..........

Have been getting made for kits. I have the instructions about done but have been doing some tweaking to them. I am still waiting on a couple of little things I need to actually package the kits but they all should be here in the next couple of weeks.
As I have been working on the flower bracelet kit I have also been making new color combos up for the 6 Strand Bracelet Kit so if you see me at the show in June there should be lots to choose from.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Steel Blue Buttons

I was playing with layers of the same color in transparent and opaque then it needed some lighter shade dots so this one ended up very abstract.
These are smaller about 3/4 of an inch so I made a set. I am really liking making buttons.

Monday, May 17, 2010

The cat and the kitchen sink?

No this is not the kitchen sink but it was what was in our bathroom until a couple of weeks ago. We are in the middle of a bathroom spruce up. I would say remodel but we are really not going that far. Thing is with all the strange problems it has been in the middle of it for a month now. Yesterday we found out that the guy who had the house before us tapped off the upstairs bathroom power for a plug in the downstairs bathroom. Just fun wild stuff. Any way I guess the cat thinks we never give him fresh water any more since he had to drink rain water out of the sink on the deck.

These are some more of the earthy buttons I have been making. I really wanted them to look like the big lentil beads I showed you so I made them bigger and played with the glass more than on the small buttons.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Second Kit Sample

This is the second sample for the new kit. I am off to work on the instructions now.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Earth tone buttons.

Just a few more of the buttons I have been working on. Figured out a rack to hang the cards on yesterday so have to get busy finishing that up.

Had a kiln disaster just a bit ago so quit making beads for the day. I was working away and tried to put one too many beads in the kiln and the pile I was so neatly making decided to slide right out the bead door and one of my poor beads slide right out of the kiln and onto the floor. Poor poor dead bead. At least I did not try to grab it. :-)

Thursday, May 13, 2010


On our trip back from Florida last month I lost my watch. It was all my fault it was in my pocket because I had not been wearing it while we were working on the shed. I must have pulled my keys out and dropped the watch. Any way to make this novel end I have been looking for a month for a new watch and since I am picky and we live in nowhereville I have not been able to find the kind I always get. So the other day I was in that place ( the place I Hate) and decided I had to have something so I was looking at the cheapest watches they had and looky FLAMES! I can't wear it while torching because it is plastic but hey it works in my pocket. Oh and if I loose it I can get another one that has purple flames for $7.00.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Little button sets.

These are little button sets. I was having so much fun making these I could have done them in a bunch of colors but decided I had better stop in case other people did not like them as much as I did.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Another button,

Just another little button I liked how the dots on the very edge came out.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Brown Buttons.

Well I made more buttons. A big one and a couple of small ones kind of like a set. I am getting better at it every day.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

It's been a while.........

since I made one of these raised flower beads. This one has lots of layers in the base bead that are pretty hard to see in the photo. Any way I thought it came out pretty good if I do say so myself.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Pod Thing

In the latest issue of Bead and Button, Sara Sally LaGrand shows off her pods and they were really interesting. I decided the other day to try one. It has some tweaking to be done but I think I really like it so have an idea for a bunch to make a necklace out of.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

New Kit

Well this is not actually the kit but this is one of the samples for my newest kit. The instructions still need to be written and pictures taken of the construction steps but it is all coming together. I have been working on flower beads for the kits the last two days and man is the orange one going to be pretty.

Monday, May 03, 2010

New thimbles.............

are finding their way out of the kiln every couple of days. Still playing around trying to get the dents in the top more even.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

River Rocks

No these are not stone they are glass. I love making these beads to look like stone though you have to really heat up that glass and get it moving all around to bring out the colors.
Here are some buttons I made with the same idea. They are about 3/4 of an inch across and have a shank back on them.

No beads have gotten made today though I am afraid, as I have been out riding the lawn mower for most of the day. The grass was way too long so you had to go so slow to get the dang thing to cut. I think I was out there about 5 hours, of course we do have two acres. Maybe it will stay dry enough that I can cut it before it gets so long the next time. It was also nasty cold out there today I had on two sweatshirts and a turtleneck and wore my hood up all day.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

The Remodel

Well things never surprise me any more, at least not with this house. See the lovely orange carpet that was under the bathroom cabinet. Jeff was going to sand the cabinet in place but yesterday broke a pipe in the wall while trying to install shut off valves under the sink. One emergency visit from the plumber later the cabinet is in the barn being refinished as we speak.