Sunday, November 28, 2010


There has been a LOT of wind lately around these parts, unusual for this time of year.  The wind makes me nervous and the pups restless.  Not much else to say, except I'm not raking until the wind stops...AND NO ONE CAN MAKE ME!!

Peace and love from the blustery part of Far West Texas!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


May everyone be blessed with what they need and little to spare.  Love to all.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Auction for Andrew Thornton-Extended

Hi all:  I'm throwing my hat into the auction ring for Andrew's medical bills.  I'm very fortunate to have a day job (which I love) that provides benefits, but I know many creatives who struggle with paying bills, much less medical.

So please bid.  All proceeds will go to Andrew's paypal account, so directly to him.  Free shipping.  Just my way of saying thanks for all the bounty that is mine and to say how blessed we are to have someone like Andrew sharing his world and his art with us.

What is up for grabs you say?  My Orbit Necklace.  Kinda out there (pun intended), but a fun piece.

THE ORBIT NECKLACE  ;---------Here is the original post, with a description.

Here is the photo again:

The auction will run until midnight, December 18th.  So do I have a bid???

Bid through the comments sections please.  I will notify the winner by email on Sunday, December 18 and tell you how to pay Andrew.

Thank you all in advance for your generosity.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Faux Inked Jade

These were extraordinarily fun.  I mixed up my favorite jade recipe (a light, soft green, thank you).  I made two separate textured sheets, cut and layered.  Over it all I painted on some caramel Adirondack ink from Ranger.  My immediate reaction was, OMG, I've ruined everything, but I took a leap of faith, cured the beads.  I sanded, polished, sanded, polished.  I LOVE THESE.  That old fossil-y, ancient peoples look is just what I was after.  Also, they are very light to wear.  I kept the design simple to highlight the beads.  Enjoy.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Deconstructed Naama

I bought some cane ends from Naama Zamir (queen of the kaleidascope cane) a while back with the intent to deconstruct them and make beads.  Well, I finally got around to stringing one of the beads I made.  Her colors are so inspiring.  I hope you like this.

The other components: glass pony beads, generic silver beads, leather cord.  Simple, easy to wear!
Thanks for looking.  Peace and love, everyone!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

To Rudy

I've had in mind, since losing Rudy, to make some beads in his honor (black, tan and white), which I finally did.  I made a necklace with some generic silver, glass pony beads, a little wood, some onyx chunks, some kind of seed and some ceramic bird beads (he loved chasing birds) (I hated when he gifted me with a "catch", ewww).

I like the outcome:

Thank you for looking

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I won beads!; I hate my hair; Life is good

I won the Cindy Gimbrone set that I blogged about.  Yay.  They are more beautiful in person!  What bead-head doesn't love free beads?

I hate my hair.  It is longer than it has been in about 18 years.  I like being able to "bun" it or pony tail it, but it has no style.  I refuse to cut bangs because there is thinning in front and bangs just accentuates that issue.  Also, in the summer I'm a face/head sweater, so the bangs just get smooshed to the side.  Enough whining.

Today I tried to take a new picture of the dogs, but they were not in posing mood.  Since Rudy's passing I have not taken a new picture of just the two.  That will be my weekend goal.

I have been creating a bit lately and below I'm highlighting some of my favorite new items, enjoy.

First up is my memory wire cuff.  I call this Calypso.  So simple, just colorful, mass market painted wooden rounds that I have put into a different pattern on each wire.  Fun for spring, I think.  Just wanted something happy.

Next up is another memory wire cuff I call rough bling.  The stations are enamled flower components with blue crystals.  The blue rounds are recycled African glass.  The light blue are amazonite chips.  I'm in love with this number (blue is my favorite color) afterall.

I'll share more this week now that I have discovered pre posting options on this blog.  Have a great week fellow beadies.  Peace and love, to all!