Saturday, January 30, 2010
Sandy, a polymer clay artist, told me about Operation Beautiful. Its premise is to help other women remember that they are Beautiful! And my friends, get this--you spread the message by leaving it on a Post-it-Note in places where women can find them (washrooms, dressing rooms, etc.)
Ok, now how perfect does my OWOH giveaway of a Post-it-Note holder fit into that! :D
Friday, January 29, 2010
In case you haven't heard, One World One Heart is simply a way to spread the love and meet new people. And what better way to do that than give a handmade gift? So my friends (both old and new), leave me a comment and include a way to contact you - either your blog name, email address or both!
If you happen to be the name I randomly select, I will send you a refillable Post-it-Note holder that has been completely hand stitched and beaded by me! It will be a pretty little addition to your desk or purse.
Even the back has been embellished, because-well, you know, sometimes its just hard to stop beading once you get started!
That's my little logo on the inside (its supposed to be a bleeding heart stem)
So if you could use a handy little note holder,
leave me a comment by Midnight on February 14th
I'll post the lucky new owner on February 15!
And then click on the 'ticket' in my sidebar and take your very own magic carpet ride to other wonderful blogs! But be warned - it may be a long (but happy) journey....... on last count I saw over 800 participants! I would have to say this should be called One World One BIG Heart :)
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I had visions of the beaded turtle sliding right down the chain, but luckily that didn't happen.
I've got another Artbeads project on the table - using this beautiful wooden heart shaped pendant, I think its going to be really sharp.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
I don't know why this surprises me. Maybe its because the last few things I've made have been through patterns with specific instructions, I'd forgotten the magic of beading from the heart.
I did plan this monogram for the back. I wanted it to somewhat resemble her face, so I did a band of the peyote stitch and am filling it with two shades of size 15 in greenish/pinkish/goldish hues.
Sunday brought gray skies (again) and rain. What? Rain! In January??!! Not fair! Ah well, good excuse to stay in and bead (like I need an excuse!).
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
The videos tell the story.
There are 2 because, well, you'll see......
Here's the bead button!
My camera must be tired after taking the video--the pictures aren't that great. It wouldn't focus. But I can guarantee there will be more posting about this treasure coming soon, as I am anxious to get working on my Good Woman doll in honor of you, Grace. Love Ya!
If you have a few more minutes, well ok....hours, to spend bead hunting, check out Lisa's artisan treasures. They Rock! I have to go stick to the housework plan.