Saturday, June 26, 2010

Here's Proof.......

.....I'm spoiled.  Look at what my dear sister Laurel brought me back from a trip to Salem, Massachusetts:

Delicas, seeds beads, and a mix of baby bugles and seed beads, along with the cutest bat bead and a golf charm all in a cute flower bag!!  Yippee - nothing beats a little surprise to brighten up my day!

And here's proof that I sometimes get a bit distracted in my beading....

Here's a shot of my beading table taken on Thursday:

Good Lord Woman!  Clean up one thing before starting something else-really !!  (that's Diesel laying under the table -- at least he doesn't insist on sitting on my shoulders like Cloudy!)

First I was working away on these fun swirly circles from the June/July issue of Beadwork.

 I thought they  might look neat with a little something in the middle of the circle, so I pulled out those matte faceted rounds I had gotten from Artbeads along with some 3 mm bicone swarovski crystals I had left over from Ashlee's wedding bracelet and stitched those into the center. 

Then I wasn't sure if that was a good idea or not, so I pushed it aside (literally) and then I was thinking about those furnace glass beads I got from Artbeads as part of their blogging partners program that I still hadn't done anything with.  The beads are awesome - so so shiny and smooth and just saturated with color inside. 
The theme was "summertime" and I was thinking that summer to me is being outdoors and hiking and collecting nature's beads (read:  rocks).  So I found a good rock that I could use and glued that to a piece of heavy peltex.  (note that it is hanging off the table on the right.)

While that glue dried a bit, I hunted around through my stash and pulled out a little of this and that and messed around with the furnace glass and really wasn't sure what the heck I was going to do.  And then by the end of the day, I had this:

The picture isn't the greatest - my battery needed to be charged (the camera battery, that is) and the lighting was bad and I had to leave for a "girl's night" at my friend Paula's house, not to mention the mess I had left behind......but I will take some better shots (hopefully) today and get those up.  As far as cleaning up the beading table-not making any promises on that!!

Bead Happy and Often!

FTC Disclosure:  the furnace glass beads and matted faceted rounds mentioned in this post were given to me free of charge in exchange for my review of the products.


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Wow! You sure have been productive! I love the little swirls & the way you used the furnace glass in the necklace.

Two more wings for me to go! Of, and the antennae, too :)

Robbie said...

so funny...looking at your 'artistic table' I recognized the article from Beadwork magazine! I purchased the mag at Hobby lobby before we went to dinner (nite of our fiber meeting). We looked through the mag while at dinner. I want to make the cuff bracelet! You did a great job with the 'swirls' and the necklace is beautiful!!