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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Found Objects BLOG Hop

Best laid plans and all that....

Mine is still a work in progress, having trouble getting it really moving. My original plan was to capture this really cool copper key that I have, but it is lost somewhere is the piles of things that I was rearranging and is not to be found. My second choice is this carved leaf.

I will get it finished eventually... promise


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My love affair with neon

I remember back in the 70's all these bright flower stickers that they handed out everywhere and we put all over our cars, lockers, bedroom walls.
Well, the new neon colors in Delica's that I recently picked up at my local bead store ( The Beadles in Broken Arrow, OK ) inspired me to make a cuff that I have had a pattern of for a while now and here is the result:

I just LOVE how it turned out!


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Mermaid's Neclace is finished!

Finally finished the Mermaid's necklace, was a struggle to decide how to hang it, everything I tried looked too static, needed to go more organic. I spent days drilling holes in lots of small sea shells (breaking lots of them) and putting pearls and crystals on head pins, then I strung them all together.

They have lots of movement and I love the way it turned out!

Hope you like it too!


Friday, July 26, 2013

Need advice on the "mermaid's necklace"

I am trying to decide which way to make the necklace part on this necklace, do I go with seed beads between the pearls, crystals between the pearls or just use the pearls by themselves??? Annita

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Bead Hoarder's Blog Hop Reveal

Well, I have been making lots of stuff with my hoard of beads and things. Haven't quite finished everything thing that I have started but I will eventually.

I started on a Mermaid's Necklace in freeform, that will use lots of beads:

still can't decide how I want to hang it, playing with some possibilities ( any suggestions?0

next I went to a Gem and Mineral show and bought a bunch of stones so I did a little wire wrapping:

That is it so far, my bead hoard is not much smaller, but I have been busy and it was fun! Annita

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Better Pic of my Freeform necklace for the BSBP

I had a little trouble with the pics of my necklace so since today was bright and sunny I took it to the front yard and took a few new pics; hope they are better -- Annita

Please excuse any cat hair that may appear in the photos, I had a helper as I was taking the pics

Saturday, April 27, 2013

BSBP 3rd Reveal Today!

This was my first piece from the soup that I received. I recently discovered "freeform peyote" and decided to give it a try

This is what I made with the left over beads. I didn't have quite enough to make the cuff as long as I wanted so I "improvised" I think the ribbon lace up is quite cute, but nor sure how practical it is

Hope you like what I did with my soup and looking forward to next time


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

On the beading table today

Feeling like I need a little touch of Spring! The weather here can't make up it mind what season it is.

And here are my most recently completed pieces:

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Here's what's on the Beading table today

This is the project I started today, it's (hopefully) going to be a freeform bracelet


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Today's Wire Adventures

Finished these today, now my hands are kind of tired and my manicure is a mess, so going to take it easy and read for the rest of the day... Annita

What I have been up to lately

This is what I did yesterday, it was a dreary, rainy day so I went for something bright and cheerful. I fell in love with these neon pink seedies


Friday, March 1, 2013

What's on the bead mat right now

Went to my local bead shop the other day and found these, they are very pretty worked up but the pic isn't able to show the variation in color very well, think it will most likely end up as a bracelet

Now time to finish my morning coffee and get back at it


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Working on my Soup project!

Here is a sneak peak of my bead soup project, not sure if it will stay this way, may change my mind before it is all said and done.

Think I will spend part of the day today playing with wire to clear my mind and let me decide if I like the direction the soup project is going...


Monday, February 18, 2013

Soups here, now to begin to create!

My soup has arrived from my BSBP partner Judy and she has received the soup from me so now it is time to start to create something.

Here is what I sent to Judy:

This is what I received from Judy:

I admit she did a much better job on the presentation, everything was labeled as to what it was, I was so intent on getting everything together and mailing that it never occurred to me to label anything....

Can't wait to get started! Annita

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My first Free Form Peyote

Now all I need is a pin back and it's done! Annita

BSBP pakage mailed off!

Well my partner Judy should be receiving her box of goodies on Friday, and she said mine should be arriving around the same time. Can't wait to see what she sent and hope that she is happy with the selection I sent to her.

If I could figure out how to do it I would post a teaser of the beads that I sent, but can't figure out how to blur or pixilate the pic


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party

I am getting my bead soup ready to send to my partner Judy Riley and she has bead soup on the way to me.

So excited to be participating once again, last time was a blast!

Be sure and visit my partner's blog


Friday, February 8, 2013

Making Progress

Here is how it is coming along so far ...

now that the length is done, starting to add the "bling"


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

And now for something completely different!

The valentine bracelet was giving me fits (or driving me to drink) so I put it to the side and started on something else.

This should go much better (finger's crossed)


another day at the bead mat

Well, I haven't accomplished much on the heart bracelet front. I decided I didn't like the colors of pink, not enough contrast, so I changed one of them.

After tearing out quite a bit of beadwork, I started with the new colors and somewhere along the line jumped a line in the pattern so I tore it out again.

Think I will just set this aside and start on something completely different today. Haven't decided what yet, but when I do I will let you know --- Annita

Monday, February 4, 2013

What's going on today ...

Haven't gotten very far on the bracelet, took a break yesterday and ended up asleep on the couch -- lol

I am also in the process of putting together my bead soup for the Bead Soup Blog Party, hope my partner (whomever it is) likes my selections! Annita

Sunday, February 3, 2013

What is on the bead mat right now

This is what I am currently working on...hope to finish by the 14th -- wish me luck!!! Annita

Monday, January 28, 2013

Haven't been active for a while

I guess I have just been sort of lazy for a while and haven't blogged for a while now. After my last couple of craft fairs and then the holidays I just lost my blogging mojo!

Hopefully, now that I am recovering from shoulder surgery and things have calmed down for the most part I will get back with the program.

I am looking forward to participating the next Bead Soup Blog Party. I had so mush fun stretching my skills to use materials that were not my usual choices to create something that I really liked.

Should hear who my partner is by the weekend, there are over 500 of us participating.

Sounds like lots of fun to be had by all!