Saturday, 15 February 2014

Freeform reveal day.....

I must confess although I have dabbled in free form I am in no means very good at it, I think I have had accidental successes. Always up for a challenge though, I thought why not. Red and Valentines day....what could be better or more appropriate.
I went through all my beads and pulled out all the reds...seed beads in 15s, 11s and 8s, small round glass beads, glass hearts, daggers (I decided against those) and crystals. It seemed so needed to add something to give it some pop! I was going to use white but then purple just jumped in.
I sat down at my beading table and well .....nothing....yikes! Finally I just let go of any fear and started. All was going well and I had made some progress when to my dismay the crystals cut my thread and all my hard work came undone. I wanted to just walk away and forget it, but a challenge is challenge and it must be met. I diligently went back at it; added beads and stitched again and the end result was Joy!
Note to self -do not use those kind of crystals again!
Both my daughters love the necklace so I guess it was a success.

Sunday, 9 February 2014


I have been working on this piece for sometime and today is the day, the day I think it is finally done and I can show it off. I really wanted to do a big artsy piece and although I had a lot of missteps and redo's, I am pleased with the results. I wore it to work the other day and not one person, not one single person commented....needless to say I was crushed. That night I went to bead night at our local beading store (my favorite one - Crimpz); running a little late most of the members were there already....when I walked in there was a collective gasp...and my ego was instantly restored....oh thank you all my beading friends, you made me feel so good!!! Hope you enjoy.

Yeah the party invite is out and I have signed in (I sure hope my sign in worked) for Bead Soup Blog Party Number 8. I am so excited....each year I get to add another dear friend to my list.  Last year my partner was Amy Severino and the soup she sent me took me to the winner's circle (3 times over), I think Amy was as proud as I was and deservedly so. The year before my wonderful friend Ginger showed me Japan and I continue to live vicariously through her, collecting awesome beach glass at equally awesome beaches. See why I am so excited!!!! Lori our brave hostess is really pushing her limits and I hope she knows we are all in her corner and wish her a speedy recovery. Thank you Lori, this is the event I wait for all year!!!!