Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Loomatics Sighting in Mid-Michigan

There was a group of Loomatics that descended on East Tawas, Michigan over last weekend. No bead was safe for miles and miles. It's easy to spend time with friends when you have a sunset like this to inspire you.

Thank you Sue for opening up your cottage to us. And thank you to my friends who made for a great weekend: Jeanette, Joan, Diane, Madeline, Sharon, Sue and Linda! And thank you for putting up with my crazy dogs.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

You know me.....

....and you know how much I love my dogs, nicht wahr? Even the one that ate my Bead Journal project back in September. But how can I love a dog that destroyed three pairs of earrings? Swarovski briolette sterling silver earrings?

I know that I should forgive her, and she knows that she did bad. But damn, I was taking these to a neighbor who ordered them.

I wonder where the other two earwires are. Hold it. No, I don't.

Friday, July 04, 2008

ID Badge holder

I've been making some of these for the girls that I work with. Here is my newest - and most colourful!! I love the crayon colours that are in it. These are some beads that I purchased at the Bead and Button Show in 2007 from Queen Beads. She has some of the most delicious bead mixes that I have seen.

It's July 4th weekend and we will be leaving for the campground in about an hour. I have my beads packed - my round robin project (this month I am working on Kate's Egyptian inspired necklace) and a couple of lariats for Jenny and Zeina, two of my Chief Residents this year).

Also, the August Bead & Button magazine came out this week and has one of my pieces in it - on page 26. I'm thrilled to see it in print and need to work on how to frame it as it's a little larger than the others that I have done.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Well, what do you know.....

...You know when you go to a trade show of any kind and there are all sorts of people demonstrating different items, and you fill in the card to get information (or what ever they might be giving away free)? Well, I can't believe that I have actually won something.

I just received my pair of Swanstrom Wire-Looping Pliers and accessory kit from Rio Grande. I was so stunned to when they called me - and today the box was in the mail. I'm anxious to try them and see if I can actually improve on some of my techniques.

Thanks Rio Grande, for making me a winner - and thanks for the M&Ms too.