Monday, January 19, 2009

Back to Beading?

It's been so long since I've felt like doing any beadwork. I've new patterns but don't have the desire to get at it. I find that it helps to keep motivated by visiting other beaders!

SO today, I am going to finish a pair of earrings I began LAST SUMMER!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

I fixed the comments

Well the comments here were not working. I had it set to comments only from contributors or something like that. Funny I would have been the only one that could comment! So comment away now everyone... and don't all comment at the same time!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Forget-Me-Nots For Marie

Marie decided for some reason that she had to get her own apartment even though we have gazillions of room for her here at home. Anyway, I was working on this project. A bracelet with little blue flowers. They are supposed to be forget-me-nots.

I thought it would be funny to give it to her with the plea that she won't forget me, her Mom. I know she won't but as I worked on it and listened to her packing and moving, I decided then I was going to give it to her.

Finally it's done.

It has a beaded toggle and clasp, my favorite way to end these peyote stitch bracelets. Hope you enjoy seeing what I just made.

My Forget-Me-Not

It's just a little flower,

But it has a great big thought;

'Cause everytime you look at it,

It says, "Forget-me-not!"

Written by me.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Dead Bead!

I've not done any bead work lately. I am crocheting. No beads involved, but it is a handcraft that I also enjoy doing. I actually began this afghan over two years ago! Yes, I am embarrassed to say how long it's been waiting to be finished. I brought it with with me to all sorts of places ---in a bag and worked on it during those times I am waiting for my husband or waiting for motocross to begin or out camping. When I get back home the whole bag goes back into the corner where it is promptly forgotten!

Here is a picture of what I have accomplished with the afghan so far.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

One of my favorite places to shop online is They had some very good sales recently and I decided to order new beads. I don't know yet where these will end up but I am enjoying looking at them right now!

Garnets, seaweed quartz, opal quartz, fancy jasper and my favorite of the bunch black sardonyx! They are beautiful!

Keeping Up With

I decided to upgrade to the new Blogger Template with the new layout feature.

I have not been beading so much during the summer. We have been camping and busy attending motocross racing. My two sons, my daughter and her husband and two of my granddaughters are all involved with it so that is where we end up most weekends!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Happy Work

I love these earrings and love how they swing on my ears. They are perfectly weighted and I love the sterling silver they dangle from. Aren't they cute?

Ran across a poem and makes me think of getting busy beading and the joy that comes from finishing a project. I did finish the bracelet below. I received the order I made and was able to complete the project. It sparkles so nicely.

Here is the poem I wanted to share with you.


I wished to shirk my task one day:

I much preferred some pleasant play.

But when the work I'd once begun,

'Twas full of interest, joy and fun.

The dust removed from off my books

Brought happy thoughts and cheerful looks.

Weeds, in the garden, put to rout,

Made beauty blossom round about.

Why use my time and strength and skill

In hard-wrought play, to serve me ill?

Why from sure pleasure should I shirk,

Since there is play in pleasant work?

Written by Benjamin Keech

Monday, March 12, 2007

Time to Wait

Here is a picture of the bracelet I got started on and did something that I am sure many other beaders have done, ran out of beads! I only needed four, FOUR more! I didn't count right and so now I have to wait until beads that I found show up in my mailbox.

I had to do an online search to find the beads too, because my niece no longer sells beads at but I got lucky!!!! I found more of the color that I needed at Land of Odds. Check out Jenni's newest handcrafted creations, Bears by Jen, she is making cute, cute little collectible bears!

I am following a pattern I found in Bead and Button's magazine. It is fun and not hard at all, so I am going to count out more beads, correctly and then start a new colored bracelet while I wait.

Using the traditional chevron chain stitch designer Yvanne Ham adds her flair to it and produced a beautiful flowery looking bracelet just in time for spring.