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I am an artist, I twist wire,string beads, glue stuff & am generally 'artsy'. I have recently started an artist's blog where I will show works as they progress.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Presenting~~~~ The Ring


     I finished my ring in class Wednesday night! I'm not sure what the stone is, I bought it a year ago, I think it might be labradorite.
     We are sandcasting next week. I haven't decided what I will cast yet, I have lots of little trinket type thing around the house. While I wait to use the sandcasting equipment I have another ring that is close to completion I'd like to finish.
  

Friday, October 8, 2010

Giveaway

I just found out about a giveaway & wanted to share. http://reginaswritings.blogspot.com/ is having a giveaway .You can win a $25 gift certificate to The Beadchest for African Trade Beads. Good Luck!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Juls Beads part 1




Here are some of the beads I got from Juls a few weeks ago. I love the cream & teel combination under the clear. Okay I love them ALL to be honest! She sent earring pairs,2 sets w/ a focal & 3 more sets. These are all so beautiful, I just hope I can come up w/ jewelry worthy of the beads. I have stocked up on some sterling wire, so I may be leaning in the direction of wire links. I will keep you updated.

Juls Beads Part 2

Here are some of the beads I got from Juls. I posted 2 shots of the pink beads to show how a difference in background can really affect the colour.My hats are off to all the glass artists, taking pictures of shiny beads is HARD,:P

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Success!

Tonight my bezel soldering was successful~YAY. I didn't have time to solder the setting to  the band but if next week's work goes as well as this week's I should be able to finish the ring.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tulsa State Fair~ Sugar Art Show



If you watch Food Network, you may have seen the Sugar Art Show from Tulsa. I took my niece & nephew today so we could gorge ourselves w/o adult supervision see the cakes. The cakes are unbelievable.These are just a few of the pictures I took.The one thing that always surprises me about them is that it doesn't smell like cake?
Are you wondering what we ate/shared? Corn dog,fried shrimp on a stick(HOT & spicy!), fried chicken breast on a stick, lemonade,fried cheese on a stick, apple slices w/ hot caramel,funnel cake( because it WAS the fair!),pineapple whip, caramel cinnamon roll, a mango/strawberry smoothie &  a smoked pork chop sandwich. Mind you, this was over  the course of several hours & much walking all split between the 3 of us. I also may not eat again until Wednesday! P/S I totally forgot the gyros until monday !