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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Finally finished the tubular netting pieceI


It is finally finished and boy is it heavy! Decided to add the chain to make it longer to keep it from being too heavy to wear. Annita

Friday, August 24, 2012

I have been wire wrapping for a bit

Went to a Gem and Mineral Show last weekend with my hubby and picked up several interesting items.





This is what I have done with them so far:



As you can tell, I still have many more to play with so I had best get back at it!

So long for now, Annita

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

BSBP second reveal is this Saturday!

Be sure to visit all my fellow BSBP participants and see what they reveal this Saturday


Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Adlinah Kamsir, Dream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux 
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade 
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs 
Amy Schmidt, Amy's Treasure 
Amy Severino, Amy Beads 

Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess 
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate 
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads 
B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios 
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners

Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry 
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads 

 Collette Collins, Fire Fly Myst Artisan Jewelry
Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul 
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead


Diana Welte, Lilyweeds
Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas 
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy's Studio


Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine 
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier 
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Beads


Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations 
 Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element 
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae


Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders


Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M's Place


 Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8 
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
 Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs


Pam Farren, re-maker
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates
Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle


Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It's a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl
Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads


Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends 


Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Valerie Norton, Hot Art






Monday, August 6, 2012

What's on the beading table today?

Today I am rotating between three projects:


I am still working on the tubular netting project that I started a few days ago


I am mostly working on a commissioned double wrap bracelet for a customer of mine, but I can only work on it in short sessions as these seem to be difficult for me to do for long periods, I tend to get my shoulders to hurting after a while with these since I like to use longer lengths of thread to avoid lots of knots in the bracelet. When I finish with adding all the crystals I will be searching for the perfect silver button to use as a clasp.




The third project on my table is a necklace that I am working on based on my "fruit loop" bracelet pattern. I am graduating the loops so that they will be fuller and longer as you get to the front of the necklace, since this one is for me, I only work on it when not much else is in the works.

Happy Beading! Annita

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Win a torch on a blog, count me in!

Saw a link for this blog with a chance to win a torch...hope I am lucky

http://katerichbourg.blogspot.com/2012/08/win-my-favorite-torch.html

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Learning a new pattern : Tubular netting

Saw a link for this pattern and had to give it a go: Here is the link:

http://www.knottyknits.com/blog/index.php/2010/09/tubular-netting-tutorial/




It was slow to start, but getting faster as I go along, think I will make a necklace, add cones to the ends. Will post pics of completed project soon! Annita

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Finished the barefoot sandals



Here are the completed barefoot sandals. I hope that Hannah likes them! Annita