Saturday, February 28, 2009


Hearts must be big in fashion this year, I tend to be clueless about such things. I can only guess this to be true as they are battling over my heart sets. Charlotte won out on this one. We all tend to spoil her but especially now that she is expecting. I guess the heart is appropriate - we do love her. :-)

Friday, February 27, 2009

The Lost Forest

My father-in-law has been gone over a year now. I think I miss him even more now. I catch myself thinking of things I need to remember to tell him. Something James did that he would get a kick out of, or thinking of how much Patrick is grown and how proud I think he would be. His memory pops up for me at the most random in the bead store. As soon as I saw this pendant I could hear his voice in my head saying "the Lost's what he used to call his property. I worked on this and thought of him. It was painfully hard to sell it, but I can't help but feel I was meant to. You can't hold on to hard to things. You can only love them and then let them go when it is time to. I miss you Dad.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

When making jewelry there are lots of things to be aware of.
Sometimes, it's sharks. :-)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Navy Blue...

Rebecca and I were talking the other day of her love of navy blue and how hard it is to find jewelry in that color. I remembered that I had these beads and decided to make something that I thought would suit her. It did! She is now the proud owner of a navy blue bead and chain necklace. I hope she enjoys it.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Crazy Weekend....

There were Secret Agents in disguise.....who is that guy?
Dogs galore loving on my dad...and there are two missing in the picture.
Teaching myself to work with chain.
I like this one. The stamping on the heart reads "Secret Garden".
With everything going on I am glad that I was able to get anything done. We are busy, busy, busy these days....but it's still good. Lots getting done around here and still a little time for beading. I can always sleep later right? :-)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Honest, I have!

I have been beading, honestly I have. I just have gotten behind with taking pictures and posting. I seem to be caught in a curious time warp where no matter how hard I grip it the sands of the hour glass just slip right through my fingers regardless. I have lots of new things to show you....hopefully I can get some up here this week. The two pieces posted here were fun for me. I love wooden beads and jasper. The jasper sold right away and the wooden bead set is still looking for a good home. That's ok, it can always just live with me.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

More Remembrance Wire

The past week has been crazy and hectic...there seems to be a pattern forming with that. I was able to get this beading down over the past weekend.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ah Blue......

I have been trying to use up some of the beads I have on hand. I have had these blue beads for a long time now. The caps and spacers are more recent finds.
When I finished this one I thought Kokopelli will like indulges our love of blue.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Red Jasper

I found some red jasper and fell in love with it. I found a focal piece, rounds and chips. The photo, as usual, doesn't do it justice. I am going to have to go back and buy more, then I can play with it some more.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Goblinz Tagz Me

I was tagged by the Goblin...he told me I needed to go to the first file and upload the first picture. As you can see by the date it is an older picture. Taken at my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary party. That was a good night. Now, I have to tag 4 other people, hmmm......
1. Solid Snake
2. Slapdash Haberdashery
3. Witch Hollow Primitives
4. Retail Clerk with a Heart of GoldPlate
Now, I must go and let them know that the Goblinz tag has been passed to them. I will be back to beading for tomorrow's blog. Hope you all have a great Sunday.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

More Remembrance...

Still not a lot of beading going on here, so busy. I managed to get a few more done so I will post them here for you. Hope you enjoy them.

Friday, February 6, 2009

So busy.....

Not mcuh beading going on this week. My parents got here for a visit.
My husband, who carves wood, decided to carve himself. Seven stitches but no ligament damage. Thank goodness.
But that was another evening spent in the emergency room.
I did get some more memory wire done over the weekend.
This blue one is one of my favorites!
I thought that the red beads and hearts was perfect with Valentines day coming. Now I need to get back to work and make some more as these all sold. If my biggest problem is selling out of inventory I will count myself lucky.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Just a few little things this weekend. Lots going on here trying to clean this house out. To much has accumulated over the past year and I just can't take it anymore. I did manage to fit in a few minutes to work on this charm bracelet. I put flowers, butterflies and a dragonfly charm on this one and decided to call it In the Garden.