Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Handmade Glass Beads

My friend Donna Young makes the most amazing glass beads.  I saw her last weekend and we made a swap. She received a necklace and I received some of her amazing beads.  She has a website.  Check it out.

 Here is a necklace a made with some of her beads.  Click on the picture to see the image more clearly.

                                                                  These are her beads.
 I also made this purple necklace.  I love the fringe chain.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Productive day

I just posted this necklace on etsy.  The pendant was made by wondrousstrange on etsy.  She makes beautiful things.  Here is a link to her shop. 

I also took apart an old necklace that I wasn't happy with and came up with a new design.  I like this one so much more than the original. 

New design above

old design
What do you think.  Do you like one design better than the other.  Let me know.  Have a great day.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Art Bead Scene Feb. Challenge

This is my necklace for the February Art Bead Scene challenge.  I am happy with how it turned out.  It was fun to use beads that I wouldn't normally pick in order to match the theme of the challenge.  I am keeping my fingers crossed.  Hopefully this will increase the traffic at my blog and in my etsy shop. 
     The pendant is from The Classic Bead.  The clasp is from Green Girl Studios.  There are shell, wood, ceramic, pearl, and Lucite beads in this necklace.  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

                                              This is the picture for the challenge.

 This pendant was made by a very talented friend of mine.  It was on a plain leather cord and I decided to spice it up a little.
                                                                   Hope you had a great day.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Katie turns ten

My baby turned ten on Friday.  Where did the time go?  I get that panicked feeling when I think about how fast my kids are growing up.  Jack my oldest will only be with us for five more years!!  I guess I need to be grateful for every minute.  Carpe Diem!!!

 We had a fun time celebrating her birthday.  Ice cream cake  YUM

 On Saturday we watched Alex.  He is my nieces three year old son.  He just had triple brothers.  The poor little guys world has changed drastically so we are giving him alot of love and attention.  He went sledding for the first time and had a blast.

I do not have any jewelry to post.  It has been a busy few days.  Hope your weekend has been fabulous.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

New pendant

 I recieved my first Jade Scott pendant in the mail the other day.  It is beautiful.  I went to the bead store and purchased some beads to use with the pendant.  I am pleased with how it turned out. 
Let me know what you think. 
     I think I might try the Art Bead Scene challenge for February.  I was in Lorelie's Fusion bead challenge and now I have followers for my blog which is so exciting.  I think entering might create more traffic for my blog and then maybe my esty store.  I also love the creative challenge.

Hope you have a great day.  This link will put a smile on your face.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011


 My niece Jennifer had Triplets!!  Two are identical twin and the other is fraternal.  They are all healthy.  Today I went to help out.  They are so adorable.  My niece also has a 3 year old boy.  OMG!!!!  Needless to say their lives have completely changed.  I brought her some tulips, soup, and of course some chocolate cake.

I made this a couple of days ago and happily sold it at work.  Wohoo.

 I also made this.  It's very simple and has the classic brown and blue combo.  One of my favorites. 

When I woke up this morning and look out my windows, the trees were coated in snow.  It looked like a winter wonderland.  Even though the snow has been relentless this year I couldn't help but appreciate how beautiful it was.

I love comments. hint hint

Monday, February 7, 2011

Hysterical comedian

My kids love Mario Cart.  I didn't make any jewelry today because I worked last night.  My shift at the hospital is from 7pm to 7am.  Afterwards I sleep hopefully until 1 or 2pm.  Then my kids get home from school.  No time to be creative. 
This is a link to my new favorite comedian Brian Regan.  He is absolutely hysterical.  You can actually watch him with your kids because he is not crude or offensive, just funny. Enjoy.


Sunday, February 6, 2011

The ice is finally melting

The ice damns in our gutters are finally melting.  The windows in one of our rooms has been dripping water for Three days.  My husband cleared as much snow off the roof as he could reach and then took my old pantyhose and filled them with calcium chloride to melt the ice and snow and create channels for the water to run.  Today there is no leak!!!  He is a hard worker.

Here is a new necklace I made.

Here are some pictures of my workspace.  The old linoleum floor is so ugly but we will change that eventually.

 If you love homemade bread but are intimidated by making it, this book is for you.  The book teaches you how to make a big batch of bread with no needing.  Then you can store what you don't bake right away.  When you want a fresh loaf you cut a piece of the dough, shape it, let is rise for 40 minutes, bake it, and then your family bows to you in delight.
 Here is some I made.
      Have a great day.  Leave me a comment if you can.