Friday, December 31, 2010

It snowed

You see my banner photo, that is what our mountains look like today.  Yay.  Briskly cold.  It will be around just long enough for everyone to get cranky, but hey, I LOVE IT.   The dogs, not so much.....

Ceramic goodness

I just love MaryAnn Carroll's ceramic work.  Simple and rustic, really speaks to me.  I'm not sure I'm finished with these.  There is a loop at the bottom just screaming for a little something, something.  I think they need a little dangle of somekind...need to sit on it for a while.  I'll update....

Happy beading all

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New work

This is a new favorite design and I like the direction.  This will go on Etsy next week.  It is striped polymer clay in a coil shaped to the wrist with 16 guage copper wire rings and a leather strap.  It is very comfortable to wear.

From the other angle.  I flattened the coils to make some earring drops and I'm deciding how to finish them.

Here is another angle

The first angle is a truer color.

Enjoy....back to your beading...

Monday, December 27, 2010

Give away by Cindy Gimbrone

Cindy Gimbrone's giveaway

Click above to view the beautiful pearls being given away.  What a generous thing she is.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas For Real





Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone.  Here is my Candy Cane Topped table upcycled jar ornament.  So easy, so fun, so cheap.  Sure put a holiday smile on my face.

 I added the little hope word charm just to capture the season.  And here is hoping your Christmas is divine and that everyone, especially me, takes time to remember the spirit behind Christmas.  Here are some things to try:

Take time for someone you don't know,
Say hi to a stranger,
Give your spare change freely,
Hug everyone, 2 footed and 4 footed, a little harder,
Say kind things when you want to scream,
Say you love someone whenever you get a chance,
Let someone in front of you when they are trying to get out of a parking lot,
Do random acts of kindness and tell no one,
Have a conversation with someone who annoys you,
Call someone you haven't in a while,
Check on each other,
Show interest when someone tells you how they are,
Let someone go ahead of you in the checkout line,
Now go think of your own.

Really all of this will make you feel better, even when you feel great!

Love you all.  Big hugs to all.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Etsy prices slashes

All my Etsy prices have been permanently slashed, most in half.  Have fun.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

More Christmas fun

A sunset last week.  This is why I bought my house, this view and these sunsets!  The desert in winter, divine!

OOps, anyway, this is another upcycled jam jar with polymer lid cover and believe charm.  The jar is filled with red and white glass pebbles (dollar store).  The lid is gorilla-glued one, so it is going nowhere!  Another Secret Santa for ornament day.  Festive if I do say so myself.

Hope the Holidays are hopping to your speed...

Peace and love, beadies.

Could they be more spoiled?  Oy

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Just chilling.........

Excuse the fuzziness, but you get the idea, this is obviously a Christmas tree.  For what?  An upcycled candy jar topper.  I used green and white polymer to cover the jar lid of a recycled jam jar.  It was part of a Secret Santa at school.  It was a hit with the recipient!  We had a $10 limit for the week, so I went with what was on hand. (this is from cell phone-batteries dead on regular camera-oops)

 Daisy heard a cat.  I hope she reacts that way to nefarious 2 legged creatures who happen by, LOL.
Cell phone again, but I love it anyway.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Etsy sale and free shipping

Hi all: Please check out my ETSY SHOPBuy one, get 2nd item 1/2 off with free shipping through Dec 31st.  Happy shopping everyone.

We are having a heat wave here in El Paso.  I kinda envy the snow everywhere else.  By now we usually have a little of the flake action, but not so this year.

Here's hoping for a cold snap.  20 more class periods until 18 days off.  WooHoo!

Peace and Love fellow bead-heads!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Auction for Andrew Thornton-Extended to Dec 18th

Here is the piece being auctioned.  The necklace is a little atypical, more for the avant garde appreciator. ALL proceeds directly benefit the wonderful and talented Andrew.  So bid away everyone!  Free shipping to the winner.

Good luck everyone.