Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Jewels

The other day when making beads I had a thought about how the beads I was making would look really cool in a lampwork explosion like my friend Jodie has been making. She is going to be teaching this class in her studio the first weekend in May if you want to learn how to make one. She sort of took this off of Kate McKinnon's pearl explosion. The pendant is lots of fun has great movement and feel to it.
While playing around getting the first one though I decided to add a sort of drop with the explosion so it gives it just a little different twist. Then of course both necklaces needed.......
earrings. I think the whole series might just have to be made up in a couple more colors.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

For my birthday...........

over a month ago my friend Jodie sent me a fun box. It was full of yarn and patterns to go with the yarn. I had so much fun with these potholders I could not stop. I used up all but the littlest scraps of the cotton yarn making them and the scraps I turned into scrubby cloths for my swifter thing. I also finished up the slippers and made the dish scrubby out of the other yarn scraps. Just having too much fun and not getting much real work done.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I know...

...........where have I been. Well honestly busy. After the four shows there were those funny things called taxes that I had put off until the last minute. I have been making beads the last few days but mostly spacers and such to catch up on Etsy. I did just crochet this fun scrubby this morning. It fits right in you hand and is made of Red Heart yarn so it should make a nice dish scrubby. I want to test it out before I make more so I guess I should go do the dishes.
I also wanted to show you some of the beads I collected for myself at the shows. I do have fun shopping just as much as anyone. :-)

Thursday, April 07, 2011

On the way to Omaha

We are headed out for Omaha NE in the morning. The bead show is at the Westside Community Center on 108th street on Saturday so come by and see us if you can.

I am really sorry that this blog has not been changed and pictures updated in so long I just do not seem to be able to keep up when I have 4 shows in 4 weeks. Should have thought that one through when I was scheduling things.