My Shop at Zibbet

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Snuck one in for Halloween

So I told you that I really enjoyed learning Bead Embroidery, right? Well did I also mention that I have been very busy buying up cabochons and cameos all over the Web? So one of the first ones I ordered was a little something for Halloween. Now please be warned that this cameo is not half as pretty as the cabochon that I worked with last time. In fact the cameo is down-right grotesque and hideous. That's right, I did say grotesque and hideous, but I meant it in a good way. Now that I've peaked your curiosity, Here is my latest:

Now I finally have something Halloweenish in my Zibbet shop, without a moment to spare. At first I thought it would be too big for a necklace and was going to make a brooch. But the teenager known as  Miss Thang Tammy insisted that it was not too big for a necklace. For some reason I took her advice and after seeing her model it, I am glad that I did. So, I will say it now for all of blogland to read and to record it forever - "Thank you Tammy. You were right." Oh well, just wanted to blog it here first, before listing in Zibbet. But first I have to go prepare dinner for the very helpful (and hungry) Miss Thang Tammy. Gotta Run.

TTYL and make it a good night,

Monday, October 11, 2010

I Finally Did It

O.K., So as promised, Here I am posting my latest project. Remember?-, the new technique I should have tried years ago. I really don't know why on earth I waited so long. Maybe because, I've become very comfortable with the beadweaving that I already know how to do. Maybe because I'm a perfectionist and was afraid to mess up. Oh well, all that doesn't matter now. What matters is that I finally got off my lazy butt and did it. O.K., so with out further ado, here is my first bead embroidered pendant:

Can you believe that I have had the beautiful vintage glass cabochon for about a year, and hadn't done anything with it until now? So, for my first stab at bead embroidery, I decided to keep it simple. But now that I have finally tried, I can't wait to try more with it. I really could kick myself for not digging in and learning this earlier. From now on, I am not going to be such a wimp about trying something new. I believe there is a lesson to be learned here. So in closing I'll leave you with a few inspirational quotes on learning.

"One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more." - Washington Irving 

 "Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence."    -   Abigail Adams
TTYL and make it a good night,

Friday, October 8, 2010

Busy Learning Something New

Hello Blog-Land,
Haven't had time to blog yet this week, because I have been keeping very busy learning something new. Something that I should have had the courage to try years ago, because I just love this technique and have adapted well to it.  So now that I have gotten your curiosity, I have to tell you that I can't post my project yet, because it is still incomplete. I am just trying to decide how I want to finish it off  and what kind of findings to use. Don't worry, I think it will be well worth the wait.

So in the mean-time, I decided that I don't have enough earrings in my shop. So here is what I did complete this week:
Just a simple pair of earrings that I came up with while playing with beads. These are really quick to make, so I decided to whip up a second pair.
Yes, the second ones are definitely for Christmas. I wasn't smart enough to plan ahead in order to make up some Halloween items for my shop, so I am trying to get a head-start on Christmas. Speaking of Christmas, I also downloaded a "Days Til Christmas" countdown widget for my shop. I know it's kind of early, but at least now I won't forget to do it later.

Well, just wanted to let you all know what I've been up to and I do hope you stay tuned to see what I have created with the new technique I've been learning. Hopefully, I'll be right back here blogging about it in a few days.

TTYL and make it a good day,