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.

2 comments:

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!!