Saturday, September 18, 2010

Great giveaway by Cindy Gimbrone

Heads up all.  Cindy Gimbrone, AKA: Lampwork Diva is celebrating the 5th anniversary of her blog.  Sooooooooooo, that means free beads.

Go here:  Lampwork Diva give away  and leave a comment to enter!

It is really a wowser of a give away.  Enjoy!!

I'm too pooped to pop or post, so this is it for this week!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Brown Round

Hi all fellow beadies.  What a week and the kids at school have already given me a present...A COLD.  Oy and vey.  I've been zincing myself into some kind of zinc high if that is possible.  I've been using some over the counter Cold Eze type lozenge and a generic AirBorne thingy.  No fever, but the throat is a bit rough.  It will be great for finishing up Edgar Allen Poe tomorrow, LOL.

Here is  a bracelet I made a little while ago, 2 or 3 weeks.  The center lighter focals are patina'd polymer and the brown rounds are some form of jasper that I love.  It is a a single memory wire kind of cuff with a toggle for extra security.  Enjoy!

Peace and love, beaders!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New fancy pants screen pull

The pull down screen in my classroom was begging, I tell you BEGGING, for a new pull.  Anything would beat the current rubberband chain, ugh.  So without further adieu here is my new fancy pants screen pull downer thingy.  It is 16" long including the ring.  The bottom focal is a scrap clay bead and there is faux turq bead at the top.  In between some plastics and woods I had on hand.  Strung on sturdy rubber cording with a large split ring to attach to the screen handle.  It was fun and fun-ctional!

Otra foto

Peace and love fellow bead-heads!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Creative spurt

Had a creative spurt this morning.  Needed to do some beading while I was waiting for laundry and the sprinkler.  Could have cleaned, but no, I refuse to clean today.  It is Labor day, afterall, and we ALL deserve a break.  I will do some dishes later just to be sanitary, LOL.

Anyway, here are my latest creations.  Excuse the slightly fuzzy images, still working on the macro setting.  Have a great Labor Day everyone and rest up.  Tomorrow back to actual work.

Sea and Sand (Focal by Mary Ann Caroll-ceramic beauty) enhanced with some potato shaped pearls in olive.  Simple, rustic leather lace cord.  This is mine, all mine!  :D

Another shot

My wire wrapping REALLY needs some practice, EEK.

Here is the other necklace I made using another of Mary Ann's ceramic focals and some poly clay of my making, a hamsa charm from Happy Mango and some basic wood beads, on the same leather lace. I call this one Rustic Supreme.  It is large mm leather lace, so it really stretched my beading skills. Again, this is one is for me.  Being a tad greedy today, aren't I?   Enjoy.

Peace and love my fellow beadies!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Went to the mountains today

We had lunch minutes away from this old train trestle and about 10 feet from the depot above.

While my heart still aches something awful for my boy, some good friends drove me to the Southern New Mexico mountains today.  We got take out in a local town and picnic-d under pine trees at a lovely forest-y type spot.  Lots of Labor Day families there with their dogs (tug-tug at my heart), but it was the right place for me to be.

My friends had burgers and I had a yummy Philly cheese steak sandwich.  We chatted and gossiped about the district and nothing in particular.  On the way back to El Paso we stopped at Caliche's and had giant frozen vanilla custards, theirs were plain, mine with perfect banana slices.  I was obviously feeding my hurting soul today.

All in all it was a day made out of what friendship is all about.  We sang 70's songs along with the radio on the way home.  They took care of me, Susan and Jim did.  I will love them forever anyway, but especially more because of today.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Rudy went to the Rainbow bridge

Hi all:  It was Rudy's day to go to the Rainbow Bridge.  He fell this morning and messed himself.  He couldn't get up again, so I knew it was time.  The Emergency vet and techs were amazing.  They took their time with us and did not rush anything.  I'm sad, but know what a great life he had.  He was my boy for over 15 years! (that's him getting a foot pet from me, his favorite) He went to be with Spike and Chester, his brothers that went before.

Now it is just me and the girls here on the Ponderosa.  I know they miss him, they are so unsure of where he is.

I'm exhausted and will leave everything at that.  Thanks in advance for all your good thoughts.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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