Saturday, August 31, 2013
August issue of Bead Design Studio had an article about Lori Greenberg and the end of the day beads that she makes. She was using her lentil press and it made me want to make some lentils. I do not know why but for some reason I usually make round beads when I make end of the day beads. These were fun now I just want to make some more.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Glass has minerals in it to make the colors and since minerals might come from many different areas and the concentration of other things in those minerals might change so does the color of the glass. So just because I order the same color does not mean I always get the same color. I think sometimes that is the beauty of playing with glass and my attraction to it as a medium.
I almost forgot to tell you I am having a sale for the holiday weekend in my Etsy shop. Make sure to check it out and get some fun new beads.
**Holiday and Back to School Blow out Sale...use coupon code HOLIDAY20 when you check out and receive 20% off your purchase. Coupon code good through Labor Day, Monday September 2, 2013.***
Monday, August 26, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Diane Massenburg Scott. Diane won my first give-a way bead here on the blog. You can see the bead here. Make sure you check back on my blog or my Facebook page to watch for upcoming drawings.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Free ship Friday!!!! A special in my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/tanyamcguire for today only. FREE SHIPPING on domestic orders over $40. Use the coupon code FREESHIP at check out. For all Canadian and International orders I will refund at least half of your shipping after check out on orders over $40.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
I want to remind everyone that there are only a few more days to get entered for the Free Bead drawing. Check out the post here so you know all the ways you can enter.
Sunday, August 04, 2013
Of course I had to make a little pair of earrings to go with the necklace. They are the same as the little dangle on the extension chain in the back of the necklace.
Friday, August 02, 2013
(You can see one piece here.)
But when you try to show the shape or that the bead is a cone, the photos just really do not look the way I want them too. I have tried to figure out what it is that I am doing that I am not happy with and can not seem to find the solution.
If anybody has some suggestions about working with the cone flowers I sure would love to hear them.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Well it is almost time for Stitches Midwest in Shaumburg,IL. I leave next Wednesday because it takes all day to get there.