Monday, March 31, 2014

Dream Beads for Beads of Courage!

I love making beads for 
I recently signed up to make some
"Dream Beads."
I have no idea where these beads will go after 
receives them,
but I think they will be put to good use!

Go, Team Beads of Courage!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Three Beautiful Things This Week!

Three Beautiful Things This Week was inspired by a wonderful blog that Three Beautiful Things. Everyday, Clare writes about 3 Beautiful Things that happen each day in her life. It's a wonderful blog! I can only hope to imitate her in a very small way.

1) Yesterday, a day of rain.  Not freezing rain, just rain.  No snow, just rain.  I like that!

2) Yesterday, Pixie did a great job as a therapy dog.  She knows exactly where we go first and second.  She's a good dog.

3) It was warm enough yesterday to go into the garage and make soap!  That sure felt good!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

30 Words Thursdays! The Best Laminate Cleaner Ever!


DIY
1 part water
1 part rubbing alcohol
1 part vinegar
3-4 drops Dawn per cup of liquid.
1 spray bottle
1 mop
The best Laminate floor cleaner ever!


From Erin's Blog
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The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
Take an image (preferably one you shot, or have permission to use).
Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
Post it each Thursday.
Add your link to the InLinkz on my 30 Words Thursday post.
(InLinkz code will be open for one week.)
Enjoy seeing what others have captured by visiting them and leaving a comment.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

There are a couple of great groups on Facebook that you might be interested in checking out...Whew!

The first group is called
Lampwork Beads for Sale.  You have to join this group, and be approved, but if you do choose to join, you will be in for a treat!

As I write this, I have these Bell Flowers listed there, but, by the time you read this, they will be gone.  They will either be deleted because they didn't sell, or they will be deleted because they did! 

Click HERE to check out this group.  I'm not the only one listing.  There are some amazing bead artists there!









The other group is called
Lampwork Beads in Action.

Again, you have to join and be approved to see what's going on in the group.  This is to prevent "importers" from posting.  I like that.

In this group you can both show your work, just to show it, or you can sell your work.  I like the concept!

Click HERE to see this group.

Again, by the time you read this post, this vessel will not be there for the same reasons as above. 

I really hope it's not there because it's sold! 

You will really be in for a treat here!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hearts for Jenny! A Great Success!!! and I've Decided to Keep These Hearts for ME!

Thanks to an "Anonymous Donor"  138 Hearts for Jenny were sold!  I
have decided, then, that it's time to pull come out for me, and I've selected these 3 hearts for those days
"when," well, you know, those days when I need a laugh.  I haven't decided if I'll wear them one at a time or all together.  They will go well with my pink hair!

I still have a few "Hearts for Jenny" in my Etsy store.  If you'd like to see them, click HERE.  All the monies made from these "Hearts for Jenny" go to Jenny!

Monday, March 24, 2014

It's Bead Soup Time! And Here's my Soup!!! How fun is this going to be?

My soup arrived, and I. LOVE. IT!!!
My partner is Leslie Schenkel of
Twisted Chicken Beads

I Love her work!!!!  I love the bright colors!  I really love this soup! How fun!

I keep going back to my soup and looking at it.  What to do?  What to do? 

This is going to be so much fun!  I can hardly wait for the blog hop!

In the meantime, visit Leslie's web site:

Twisted Chicken Beads

and like her Facebook page

Twisted Chicken Beads

Now, I'm hoping that her soup has arrived!  This is going to be fun!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Three Beautiful Things This Week

Three Beautiful Things This Week was inspired by a wonderful blog that Three Beautiful Things. Everyday, Clare writes about 3 Beautiful Things that happen each day in her life. It's a wonderful blog! I can only hope to imitate her in a very small way.

1) See this screen shot? ------------------------------>
That makes me very grateful!

2)  I saw a robin in the snow!

3) It's officially spring!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

30 Words - Sadly, Not Sold

I made these pieces with love and glass,
And they sit, unloved by anyone else.
Is it the economy?
Or are there treasures that are much more popular than mine?






The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
Take an image (preferably one you shot, or have permission to use).
Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
Post it each Thursday.
Add your link to the InLinkz on my 30 Words Thursday post.
(InLinkz code will be open for one week.)
Enjoy seeing what others have captured by visiting them and leaving a comment.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Polymer Clay Discs

I haven't listed these on Etsy yet, but I hope to do so soon.  
If anyone is interested before I list them, let me know.
Pay Pal only.  I'll send you an invoice.
Here are the specs:
 They are square discs with an off centered drilled hole. 3mm x 13mm x 17mm (Sizes of each disc vary a little due to the handmade nature of each disc.) I have two sets of these discs. There are 12 discs in each set. Paypal only. I'll be selling them for more on Etsy. Here the price is $12. Let me know.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

It's Bead Soup Time Again, and this Year My Partner is.....

Leslie Schenkel 
of

I am sooooooooooo excited!
I sent Leslie her Bead Soup today.
I hope she likes them.
The only problem was that I could not find a clasp that I liked until I went to Lisa Liddy's Etsy store
Lisa has mailed the clasp to Leslie,
so I can't show you a photo of that.
However, I can show you a photo of the 
Bead Soup
I sent to Leslie!
Are
You
Ready
?
?
?
Here it is!

Boy, that's really blurry, isn't it?
I'm sorry.
I'll post another one later.
Leslie,
I hope you like your soup!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Selfie #11 - Pink Hair

Selfie #11
Pink Hair

Friday, March 14, 2014

Three Beautiful Things This Week!

Three Beautiful Things This Week was inspired by a wonderful blog that Three Beautiful Things. Everyday, Clare writes about 3 Beautiful Things that happen each day in her life. It's a wonderful blog! I can only hope to imitate her in a very small way.


1)  I'm very grateful to all those who have supported "Hearts for Jenny."  We've raised a little money to help her with her medical bills this month.  I'm grateful we had the chance to do this.


2) I'm grateful that my case of shingles has been very mild.  Getting on the medication immediately helped tremendously.  I am feeling good.


3) Yesterday, we hit 50 degrees!  AMAZING!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

30 Words - Shoes

Sparkles,
Magenta,
Converse,
Not a commercial,
I just like them!
Some people think I'm too old for glitter,
But I beg to differ!
I love Pinks!
My hair is pink, too!

From Erin's Blog
The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
Take an image (preferably one you shot, or have permission to use).
Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
Post it each Thursday.
Add your link to the InLinkz on my 30 Words Thursday post.
(InLinkz code will be open for one week.)
Enjoy seeing what others have captured by visiting them and leaving a comment.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Easy Peasy Wire Earring Tutorial - Doodles in a Half An Hour or Less


These earrings are quick and easy to make.
You can add a little bead on the end to dangle. 
I will later, but for now,
I didn't.
So here's what you need.

A mandrel - I used an American sized 13 knitting needle
2 feet of 20g craft wire
a pair of ear wires
a ruler
a pair of wire cutters
a pair of round nose pliers

Take each 12 inch length of wire and wrap around your mandrel in a tight spiral.


Remove the wire from the mandrel and flatten.

Slowly and gently pull the flattened wires apart until they are the same length.

Make a loop on each end of the wire.
Attach one loop of each wire to an ear wire.
(Optional: add a wire wrapped bead to the other end of the looped wire.)
There you have it!
Doodles!

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Day I went Pink!

It was Yesterday!
I'm pink!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

Three Beautiful Things This Week

Three Beautiful Things This Week was inspired by a wonderful blog that Three Beautiful Things. Everyday, Clare writes about 3 Beautiful Things that happen each day in her life. It's a wonderful blog! I can only hope to imitate her in a very small way.

1) Yesterday, a buyer who wishes to remain anonymous bought 100 Hearts for Jenny!  That really made our day!  If the buyer is reading this,
Thank you!!!

2) I only have 40 hearts left, after making close to 200 hearts,  due to the great support in the artist community. Thank you!

3)  I love my tiara!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

30 Words - Sunrise

I've often wondered why
I love the early morning.
Most of my friends sleep much later than I.
Then, I look out on a frozen morning,
and I see this.


The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
Take an image (preferably one you shot, or have permission to use).
Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
Post it each Thursday.
Add your link to the InLinkz on my 30 Words Thursday post.
(InLinkz code will be open for one week.)
Enjoy seeing what others have captured by visiting them and leaving a comment.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Just Wanted You to See - More Hearts for Jenny!

Thanks to all who have purchased a 
Heart for Jenny!
We have reached the 25% mark!
My goal is to sell 100 of these hearts.
Click
to see what's left in my Etsy store.
In the meantime,
I'll show you a few more 
"Hearts for Jenny."

Feathers!
Click HERE!

Butterfly Wing

Click HERE!

Zebra
Click 

And more to come!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Time for Pixie Cuteness Day!!!!

Pixie is so cute,
she thinks she's a zebra!!!
Pixie cuteness!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Hearts for Jenny

I'm making 
"Hearts for Jenny."
They cost $10 plus shipping.
Shipping costs are $2 for domestic and $8 for international.
Some of these hearts have sold.
Some of these hearts are in my Etsy Store.
Click HERE to visit my store.
If you are interested in any of these hearts, let me know.
You can find me on Facebook or on Etsy.
I'll send you a Pay Pal Invoice.
Just be sure to check and make sure the heart is available.
Now, I have more hearts available.
My goal is to sell 100 hearts to help Jenny with her medical costs.
So far, we have sold 
18
Hearts!
We are almost at 20%!!!!!!!!
Thanks to all who have helped.
Now, take a look!
These are polymer clay hearts.
I call this set "Bright Hearts."

I call this set "Earth Tones."

I call this set "Weird Faces."
I hope you're interested!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

I Heart Macro - Smashed Dog Food!

A piece of smashed dog food.
It's a heart!

Selfie #9 - It's all Better now!

No more cast!
Feels great now.
Back to normal!