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Monday, February 28, 2011

Dreaming of Spring

A few weeks ago, in between snow storms, we had a 50 degree day. Yahoo! Spring Time!!! So of course I went digging through my bead stash to see what springy colors I had in there. Wow, I gotta say that the pickings were slim. I think it's time to hit a bead show or two. I did, however, manage to come up with a bracelet and a pair of earrings.  Anyhow, here are the pics:

First is a blue crystal and light green cat's eye bracelet. The crystals are Swarovski and I also used translucent peacock lined seed beads. This is made from Deborah Roberti's Skinny Bracelet II pattern, which is free on her site AroundTheBeadingTable. It was a very quick and easy pattern to work up.

Next are some brick stitch earrings. I was playing around with fringe ideas and this is what I came up with. I don't know the exact name of the shade of glass pearls, but they are neither white nor pink, kind of a lavender color, I guess. The seed beads are "Inside Color Peacock" Dyna-mites. They are absolutely gorgeous in person.

So that's it for my recent beadwork. Now I am off to check out the Pantone Colors for Spring 2011, then going through my bead stash once again and maybe doing a little on-line shopping to see what I can come up with next. I hope you stay tuned to see what that may be.

TTYL and make it a good day,

Sunday, February 13, 2011

"I'm Ba-ack"

Wow, it's been almost 3 months since my last post. Amazing how time flys. No I haven't quit blogging or beading, but would you believe it if I told you that I had been abducted by funny looking little green men and taken away in a large saucer shaped aircraft? I didn't think so. OK, so how about "My dog ate my computer"?  Not believing that either, right? Well the sad truth is that every winter I become extremely lazy. Other than work or mandatory family functions, I don't like to do much in winter except snuggle on the couch and watch a good movie, or two, or three, or a hundred.

So anyhow, last night at midnight the greatest movie of all time came on t.v. I hadn't seen it in like 10 years or so. So of course I just had to watch it. The thing is it was 4 hours long. So I asked myself, "How in the h-e-double hockey sticks am I supposed to stay awake till 4am?" That's when I decided to get motivated and work on some incomplete beading projects. Well, I actually completed both projects, and decided to stay motivated and promised myself that I would blog today, before I got too lazy again. So anyhow, here are my latest projects:

This is a bead embroidered pendant that I decided to make for myself for Valentine's Day. It's very simple and hangs from a suede necklace. Yes, I will be wearing this tomorrow. Next is a netted necklace that I had started a while ago. I don't usually get bored with beading projects, but for some reason, on this one I would bead a few inches and then not touch it for days. So, like I said, I finally got motivated and finished it. I am so glad I did, because I am just loving the lacey look of it and the contrast of the two colors.

So there you have it, everything beady that I have accomplished over the past 3 months. Now that I have gotten my mojo back I promise not to stay away for so long. Oh yeah, in case you're wondering what  great movie kept me up til 4:00am and what I consider to be the greatest movie ever, it's....................................
"The Godfather".
TTYL and make it a good evening,