Sunday, 31 March 2013

..and the party has started!!

I am working my way through the blogs of all those that are in the first reveal of the BSBP and I must say I am truly in awe.  The artistry is amazing, everyone has given such thought and creativity to their designs....can it get any better.  I am actually a little intimidated to post my creations in the second reveal. The judges are going to truly have a difficult task ahead of them. It is taking me some time to go through each blog because I have to spend time on each site and just drool. Thank you Lori for hosting this fantastic is the best party ever. 

My soup is done and will be revealed next weekend, can't wait!!

I have wanted to make something using tila beads for awhile so as I wait to reveal I worked on this little bracelet, it was quick and easy and I think it turned out rather pretty. Although it looks very blue in the photo it is actually more purple.

Purple Haze
Until next weekend!!!!

Sunday, 24 March 2013 is suppose to be spring...

Last week it snowed and then snowed some more and then more snow still.....30 cm in fact. OK enough is enough! I need spring!
One of the local beading stores that I frequent (all to often, I might add) (Crimpz Bead Boutique) has what is called the "Over the Top Gang" night. The store is opened one night a month to only those that have achieved that status (yes you guessed it - only those that have spent over the top). It is a fun night with wine and goodies and a project to make and select items on sale.  This past week we make a key chain using the licorice leather - very cute...great idea for a future stocking stuffer.
The key chain I made in my favorite colors!
 I don't know what it was about the last issue of Bead and Button, but I made another project from it. Although I buy the magazine it is rare that I make a project, let alone 2 from the same magazine. I just couldn't resist and I love the finished project. The name so intrigued me I had to give it a try.

St. Pete Squared by Jane Danley Cruz

I liked it so much I made a matching bracelet.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

great day!

What a wonderful surprise I woke up to.....I was the winner of Ginger Bishop's giveaway. I love it when I win things and this was something I really wanted...Easter really really cute goodies. Thank you Ginger, you're the best.

Super Cute Easter Goodies

I am well into my second almost third week of photo school....whoa I am half way done...but I have learned lots and I am really enjoying it. This weeks photo entry...

I received my kit from Amy for the Spring Fling Challenge, love the colors....purple just reminds me of spring. Wow I have a lot of reveals in it!

Spring Fling Challenge

And in between times I made this gorgeous bracelet from Bead and Button - Netted Bicones .... very pretty.
Princess Pink
 And so I would have something new and green for St. Patrick's day...

Whimsical Squared

Monday, 11 March 2013


Bead Soup project complete and waiting for reveal...
Beading Babes projects completed and waiting for reveal.....
Week 1 photo course complete, waiting for feedback (but I did get 99% on the exam)........
hmmm painting to get started from the painting course I signed up for.... 
Oh yeah Spring Fling Challenge -  just waiting for kit to arrive....
I am having so much fun, it's kind of hard to fit work into the mix .....

In my "in between" time I had time to complete and wear this know when you have that certain outfit but no jewelery to go with it.....well now I do. I have had the focal for some time, actually I forgot about it, and then there it was a perfect match, that seems to happen to me a lot.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

...and the countdown begins!

I am super soup is here!! It actually arrived last week but I didn't want to diminish the reveal day for the Freeform Peyote Challenge so I waited to post until today. I know Amy posted what I sent her, and has told me she had lots of ideas. I can't wait to see what she creates.
I love what Amy sent me, I mean what is not to love. I have been busy busy busy and have already created what I think are some pretty awesome pieces if I do say so myself....but you will have to wait until April  4th to see those.   Just to get your imagination working here is what Amy sent me.

Amy's yummy soup