Monday, May 31, 2010

Chicago Bracelets

I'm using this weekend to finish the bracelets for my aunt to take to Chicago. She is walking in the Avon Walk to raise awareness & $$ for breast cancer. I'm taking lots of pictures during the process & will post them when I'm done.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


vintiquitiesworkshop is having a giveaway to celebrate 100 posts.Head on over if you like vintage papers & other goodies!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bead Soup & A Bead Swap

I got my beads from Filomena @ Pink Velvet Bird. She sent lots of pretty blues, some cording & a great flower pin she makes for the focal.She also sent some tea, a magnet( I love magnets, you can barely see my fridge!)some cool earwires, a bracelet wire, embroidery floss & a great little metal box(another weakness!).Now I have a small confession, I don't usually work w/ much blue, but I think this is a good way to step out of my comfort zone. I am going to use this a an opportunity to step up my game. In a funny coincidence, I also sent blue to Filomena! I won't say any more about that because hers are still on the way.... ;)
There is another Bead Swap going on @ 'MySoCalledJunkyLife' blogspot, (sorry I am having trouble posting links today)There aren't many sign-ups yet, so if you are interested, check it out.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday Shots

Today's shot of my henna is SO different than last night's! The colour has deepened & the design is defined much better.
As a little bonus, I am showing you my latest attempt to simplify & organize the bead table. Old glass flower frogs to hold my head pins. The smaller,deeper frog is the better of the 2. The larger frog is good for larger quantities though, so I use them both. The holes do go all the way through, so I have a coaster under the small frog & a small plate under the bigger frog.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Henna Tattoo

I got a henna tattoo @ the festival today. This is a shot of it right after it was done. I'll post more as it ages.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Blog Mention

I just got an email that told me I was a featured blog. The site is . I'm not sure just what it means but there you are. On a weather note, it was miserable until about 1:00 when it finally stopped raining. There was actually foot traffic by the afternoon & a few customers! Today it is cool,60 degrees, but NOT raining! yay! As always, support your local artists & festivals, :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Blue Dome is tomorrow!

Blue Dome Arts festival starts tomorrow. I am almost through packing the car & then I'll be ready. I did sneak a tiny bit of time this week for a couple of more skulls, so I wanted to share them. Yes, you see more skulls in the background, a small corked jar pendant, & a new bic lighter. My beadroom is decorated primarily in Day of the Dead accents.
Think dry thoughts for me, the weather forecasts call for lots of rains & storms.Happy Weekend!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Misc

Today's post is a little scattered. A Friday portrait, a class project & a new idea.
The ring is a gift for my niece, it is small, size 4, so it was a little more difficult bending it than I thought it would be. The stone is one she picked out @ the March bead show. It is some kind of quartz & no matter how I try, I can't get the pink in it to show in a photo. The skulls are howlite I ordered on ebay & in addition to using them plain, I wanted to use fine tipped sharpies to turn some into day of the dead skulls. This was my first try w/fairly new regular tipped markers. I think I will have fun w/ these. I plan on using them for a friend's shrine. This June will be the 1st year anniversary of her stepping on a rainbow & I want to have a shrine ready for Dia De Los Muertos.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Bead Soup 2

Lori is at it again, she's hosting another Bead Soup. You still have time to sign up, deadline is May 7. Head on over & join the fun!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010