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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bead Soup - The Challenge Begins

I was playing with my bead set this morning. I've decided that the problem is how to make a bead that feels like the wild west into a bead that is MY style (decidedly not western). The solution seems to be heading in the right direction...

Now to find something.... Sparkly!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bead Soup

I was Randomly NOT chosen for the Bead Soup Blog Party this round which makes me sad - but hey, life goes on. I've decided to continue to live in my rose colored world and pretend that I was chosen and that the bead set I had put together for my partner is the one I received. This seems fair to me since my blog is pretty new and doesn't have thousands of followers who are now crying in their bead stash.

So - on with the show!

Here's the bead set that I received for the BSBP (in my head)-
As you can see - nothing like my normal choices. I actually bought the focal bead from a couple in Arizona (I think) quite awhile ago. One of those impulse things and somehow I've never been able to make it work for me. It's BIG (25mm) and pillow shape has always been a challenge for me as well.  But its ok ~ I'm feeling like I'm up for the challenge!
Hang on to your horses ladies - she's off to the races! (sleeves rolled, sparks flying, smoke..... cue thunderous music!)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sometimes Beauty Isn't Immediately Obvious

Spent a long day in the car yesterday - driving from Northern Virginia to Webster, NY - had to pet a dog. Yes, you read that correctly, I had to pet a dog. Even though it took over 12 hours to get there and back, it was worth it. Here's a picture of the mom:
I know - at first you say, "Ewww!" - but after a minute or two with her you would fall in love with this charming beauty! She was so happy to see people, a wonderful hostess - good natured, friendly, chatty and such a proud mother! Here is one of her babies - we're calling him, Dozer and he'll be coming to join our crazy family in a few weeks -- We can Hardly Wait!!
I know ~ your jealous. I don't blame you!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Bad Plans Pt.2

So, in the last post I started something, got sidelined and ended up heading in a cool direction with some beads I bought accidentally - a happy accident. Well the next time I sat down to finish the piece I started, I wandered a bit but this is what I ended up with:

Totally in love with this piece - the unusual color, the sparkle, the rubber O rings.... happiness.
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