Sunday, October 24, 2010

New give away from Cindy Gimbrone (Lampwork Diva)

Are these just not so gorgeous???

You can enter the giveaway here:  Cindy Tuesday Give Away

Enjoy everyone!


Loving Halloween as I do, I've had all things pumpkin on the brain.  I have to say though, I'm not overly enamored of the Jack O'Latern.  There are wonderful carvers out there, but I prefer big whole pumpkins in all their orange, autumn-y glory.  So I went over to Flickr just now and put "pumpkins" into the search window and here is what I would like to share from places far and wide:

from PKOCERES: a beautiful pumpkin colored plate w Halloween goodies.

from UCUMARI: who doesn't love a frolicking bear?

From SERCH:  a nod to the Jack O' Latern with a Pilgrim cat, too adorable to ignore.

From ANADELMA:  a perfect pumpkin patch.

from LOLLYKNIT:  one of my faves: pumpkin with socks.  Says it all.

From 1BLUECANOE: a stilllife building with a pumpkin.  I LOVE THIS.  The colors are amazing and inspiring.

It is finally cool here in El Paso (70's) and some fall can be celebrated.  I hope all of you are having a delightful Sunday!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


I love, love, LOVE Halloween, my favorite day of the year, followed by Valentine's Day.  The idea of dressing up and being someone you usually are not is very alluring to me.  LOVE IT.  In our part of the Southwest part of the Halloween tradition is also Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), honoring those who have past (not on Halloween).  Part of the tradition that has exploded is skulls and skeletons.  Type in "day of the dead" in your browser window and you will see thousands of possibilities.

Well, in honor of my favorite day (and Dia de los Muertos), I made some skull items.  Some fun and friendly, a couple kinda creepy.  Enjoy!!

These are a present for a friend who loves pink.

These were kind of creepy mistakes....but I kinda like 'em.
And, of course, blue for myself.  A blue lover cannot have enough blue, right?

Have a great week all my bead-y friends!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A new design: Meet the Orbit necklace

I haven't been a total creative slob.  I've been creating, just not blogging.  Needed to be in my head for a while and not online. Here is one of my latest creations and the process to get there.  Lesson: Force yourself to be open to the inspiration, especially when you don't feel you can!

Being back on a campus, especially high school, the assignments in the various subjects have left odd inspirations with me and my muse.  Our high school encourages teachers to let the students do visual representation of their learning and then they are put on display in the hall ways, all wildly different and creative.  A recent science class next to me did some planetary exploration and this is the result.

The purple and orange beads are deconstructed cane beads made by moi.  I added some matte glass pony beads and wrapped some sections of large leather lacing at stations in 16 guage copper wire.  Threw in a little assymetry and voila-you have the ORBIT NECKLACE


Peace and love, fellow beadies!