Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bead and Button Booty....

...a friend asked what I bought when I was in Milwaukee so I thought I'd share part of it...I bought a few crystals. Just a few mind you - some vintage, some have small scratches, some snaps, but all beautiful..Just a few little pretties to keep busy with...
Just enough to do a project or two or three...a month...for about a year....And this I just couldn't resist.....Chloe was sound asleep when I
took this picture of just her little nose peeking out of the blankets.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Religious Icons - Part 5

I just added the final stitches just a couple of minutes ago.
With this cross, I have beaded a total of five religious icons.
I entered this into a gallery show later this summer and
needed to finish it.
There's one thing off my to-do list from yesterday!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Catching up....

Haven't had a lot of time between my vacation on the Beady Friends Bead Cruise to Alaska, going to Bead and Button in Milwaukee and work. Above is the link to my pictures. This year's cruise was awesome - the group is a really nice group of beaders and family. I'm ready for Alaska again....

Following Alaska, I repacked my bags and took the train to Bead and Button in Milwaukee, where I assisted Marcia Decoster for four days of classes. I really love going to Bead and Button, and although I didn't see any of my Iowa friends lurking around, I caught up with many people that I haven't seen since last year.

Marcia and Liz giggling about something.

My to-do list is getting longer:

  • write instructions
  • teach RAW to a couple of friends here
  • finish my items for a gallery show in August (done June 14, 2009)
  • frame above items
  • write an artist statement
  • loose 100 pounds
  • become taller
  • catch up on the Bead Journal Project - only 3 months behind...
  • clean up my work bench
  • determine what beads that I have I will never use and do something to get them out of my way

Back to reality - today's project is to wash that grey right out of my hair.....

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Beaded Opulence.......

Beaded Opulence

This book is a MUST HAVE (yes, I yelled) for your collection. While I was at Bead and Button, I was able to caress Marcia's copy of Beaded Opulence. Run, do not walk, to Marcia's web site,MAD Designs to check when you can preorder your copy! It's stunning - many projects, all beautiful, inspirational photos.

You heard it hear first!!!