I am no expert on these things and my learning processes are taxing on my poor brain, but at least I try and have fun doing it. That's our goal isn't it...having creative fun. I wanted to make a tassel from beads and chain using a picture Shelley from Nirvana sent me of a necklace … Continue reading Making a Wire Loop Tassel Necklace
Although I absolutely LOVE my garden, weeding is not something I have any time for. I did, however, find time to go and pick some really small, tender weed tops to make into molds for my polymer clay jewelry components! I use Sculpey Mold Maker, though I'm sure there are any number of products out … Continue reading Weeding vs. Beading
I've been obsessed lately with making leather wrap bracelets. I have some in a gallery and some I'm starting to bring in to a local co-op here in Boise, so, as with anything new, I needed a special way to display my new creations. I have found that sometimes with the super long wraps, people … Continue reading Building a Display for Jewelry
Inspiration for me comes from so many places. One of which is my garden. I love this time of year when my gorgeous roses are blooming and the Sweet William blankets the flower beds with color. I had a bouquet in my bathroom, and even though its flowers were starting to wilt, the color stayed … Continue reading Dying Roses Inspiration
I've been mixing away today. Putting beads in a big container and hoping they are beautiful! Four new mixes listed in the shop today. Check them out here I've been coloring copper connectors, so look for that in my next post.
I love this time of year. As much as I love being inside beading, I often take a tray to the patio to bead and look at this loveliness. I get inspiration for the colors for bead packs many times: just sitting, beading, looking at how the different colors of the garden go together without … Continue reading My Garden