Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

As I head off to work today, I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with lots of love and laughter!


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Color Challenge

Well, today is the reveal day for the Challenge of Color 2011 hosted by the lovely Erin of Treasures Found.   Now there are many wonderful bloggers taking part in this blog hop, so click over to Treasures Found for the full list and start hopping.  I will be visiting all the blog starting Thursday (my next day off)!  Here are the few pieces I managed to get completed.  I do have a couple others in process and in my head so will be continuing this color scheme for a little while longer.

Now here is the picture I received to use as inspiration!

Source:  Design Seeds
Here is the Bracelet I completed:
I know it is hard to tell (sorry for the horrible night pictures) but those green beads are a gorgeous sea green!

Here is Earring #1
 Earring #2

Earrings # 3

I will be replacing these horrible  pictures tomorrow morning, if possible.  Thank you for visiting!


Monday, November 28, 2011

Glass Headpins

The wonderful Sue of Sue Beads issued a challenge using a pair of her beautiful glass headpins.  I was lucky enough to be picked.  A second bonus was that the pair I was sent was also in my color challenge colors!

Here are my earrings:

To see what everyone else made, follow their links below:

Thank you Sue for the wonderful beads!!


Sunday, November 13, 2011


Some pretty flower earrings for your viewing.
These are solid black flowers, and are very pretty.  But try as I might, I could not get a picture I liked!

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Here are my Halloween Earrings.  I know very late, but better late than never, at least I hope.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Color Blog Hop

I joined the color blog hop.  I love the colors I received and the picture to use as inspiration!

Source:  Design Seeds

If you are looking for Color inspiration, go check out Design Seeds.  As this is my first blog hop, I am really nervous but we will try!  The Piece or pieces I make with these colors are supposed to be up on November 30.  So I am off to get busy.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Hoo are you? #60

Hoo Are You?

Here are this week's questions! 

These are a repeat from week #14
1. Do you type on a keyboard the correct way or do you peck like a cute little chick?
I type on the keyboard unless the space in front of my keyboard is overflowing.
2. Typically how long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
For work - about 15 minutes, For nice dress up events about 30 minutes
3. Do you prefer lip gloss or lipstick?
I only use chap-stick
4. Do you take clothes to the dry cleaner or wash them yourself even if they say dry clean only?
I own no dry clean only, but would take them to the dry cleaner's
5. Do you prefer Wal Mart or Target.
Hmm...Wal Mart for everyday/grocery, Target for seasonal/gifts/dollar section

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Updates

I know, I really need to work on my header lines.  I do have some new jewelry to post.

I also am going to try a color challenge from Treasures Found.  I love color.  I read everything I can get on how to mix colors, then I do not use any of it.  I stick to the same colors I know.  I also thought this would help get me out of my rut I am in, where everything I make is already spoken for.  Between new house, new job, new school, and family illness I have not had the time or energy to sit down and just play with my beads. Or clean my desk, where I could.  I have gotten some wonderful new beads that make me happy just to look at them, but I want to play also.  That is all in the plans for this Thursday!

I will get the pictures up of my Halloween earrings ( I know late), and hopefully a picture of B dressed up for Halloween.  How was your Halloween?

I also have some cute Christmas earrings to finish taking pictures of, and then will post.

Until later,

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Button Bracelet #2

Here is the button bracelet I made for my daughter.  I did make it in the Denver Broncos Colors for her.

Still working on her earrings.  We never seem to agree on the length between what she wants, and what I will allow her to wear.

On another note, I did start a new job this past week, after being out of work for 2 almost 3 years.  I love it but it is hard. I will get back to posting more as my hours become more regular.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

My niece's button bling

I made this button bracelet and earrings for my 12 year old niece!

I am working on some more jewelry, when I am not checking out Blogs in the Bead Soup Party.  There are 362 jewelry artist that swapped beads, and that is a lot of eye candy to look at!

Have a good day!

Friday, September 16, 2011


Sorry for being absent.  It seems that Life had other plans like the air conditioning breaking and getting sick. I hope to be back with something new soon!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Link Parties

I have added a page for the Link Parties that I like to look at.  I sometimes like to join them also, or at least I am trying to.  You will find the Page listed at the top, right under my Header (which I promise I am working on making look cuter)!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I promised you pictures, and here are some.

My Sister's Set:

Some new earrings:
Almost called these Jello Shots!

I have my other half working on a light box for me :).

On a completely different note, went driving around this morning (after the kid went to school).  We drove by the Lake Overholster.  With all this heat this summer and no rain, it is really down.

And finally some birds that I have never seen before.  Hubby said he thought they were Turkey Buzzards.

I do wish I had been able to get one of them flying.  Their wing span was huge!

I hope everyone is having a great day.  

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My Birthday

I made these earring for myself as a Birthday present to myself.

I hope everyone had a good day.

Hoo Are You? #52


These questions all relate to school!

Here are this week's questions!
1. Do you prefer to use a regular pencil or mechanical pencil?
I like the mechanical pencil.
2. What is your favorite color in the crayon box?
3. Bottled glue or glue stick?
I don't want to choose.  Love them both!
4. calculator or do it in your head?
Calculator, I tend to switch numbers around
5.Favorite subject while in High School?
High School was Reading...errr..I meant English Class

Go check out Night Owl Crafting, read other bloggers answers to these questions!  She also has a craft link up tomorrow.

Monday, August 22, 2011


Well today I spent finishing a set for my sister.  Then attempting pictures, which didn't work.  So I will get some pictures outside tomorrow.  Soon (wishing) I will have a light tent of some sort to make it easier!

I also spent the day cooking a roast, washing dishes, and doing laundry.  I plan on doing as little as possible tomorrow.  It is my Birthday!  I will be 36.

Have a good day.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


I don't know about you, but I am tired of the heat. Today the weatherman says we will get a break from the 105s, the high is 99.  Oh well.

Here are a few goodies I made last night. Any opinions?  The first pair, I made thinking about my sister's love for OSU, Oklahoma State Univ, not Ohio State.  I do love to tease her about that.  You see Oklahoma has two College football teams that divide the state in favorites, Oklahoma State(OSU) and Oklahoma(OU).  She is a big OSU Fan, my house cheers for OU.  OSU's colors are orange and black, while OU's colors are Red and White.  However, Ohio State's colors are a red and white.  Which means I can get her OSU items in red and white.  Love it, well love to tease her about it anyway.  :)

This next picture I was going for flowers.  How do they look?

The next pair is one I made for my daughter.  I will have to make these in other colors.
Stay Cool, and I will be back soon with more.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

First day of 7th Grade

Today is the first day of B's 7th grade!  This year she actually has her outfit picked out, and ready.  She also demanded asked if I could make her a necklace and earrings to match her ring.  She doesn't wear bracelets due to playing the clarinet, though not sure about how she will play with the ring on either.  This ring is one she had found and bought herself during one of the bead shows to come to town.

This is the ring.

Here is the necklace.

Here are the earrings.

Here are 2 other necklace's I made to have options available.

Now for a funny story about all this.  About this time last year I found a couple necklace bust I could afford (without giving up bead money, anyway :).  So I go to get my necklace bust out to take a picture of the first necklace I had made since getting time...and the bust is black.  So 3 black corded necklaces to photograph, and 1 bust that is also black.  This is why I took the photo's on my lovely bamboo place mats.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Winning item # 2

I received this in the Mail on Tuesday.  I would have shared sooner, but I have been reading it :).

Love it.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hoo are you? #51


Helllloooo fellow HOOOOOTS! Welcome to another week of


Here are this week's questions!
1. If you could choose one of your personality traits to pass on to your children, what would it be?
2. What's your favorite candy bar?
Anything chocolate that is without nuts or coconut
3. If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Any Beach, 
4. What 3 adjectives would you use to describe yourself?
Shy, Loving, Creative
5. In one word, how would your best friend describe you?

Saturday, August 13, 2011


I seem to have some luck lately!  I won a giveaway from Art Scene Blog ( a handmade ceramic button from Creative Impressions in Clay), Margot Potter's new book, and then another book from Barbe Saint John!

I have already received my Ceramic Button, and I love it!
Hopefully will have more soon.

Have a good day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

No new news

I was hoping to have some sparkles to show you today, however, I am still unpacking.  I do only have 3 boxes left for my beading stuffs.  I am hoping to have so new items next week, and I have some cute bracelet items to work on before school starts back in session!  I have had so many nice new items, and everything is in a box!  IT will work out :).

I am also working on a blog button that I like, plus how to add a signature to the posts. 

Have a great Wednesday.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Sorry for the long absent, I really did not mean to be gone so long.    I have spent the last 2 months packing, and then unpacking so we could move!  Hopefully, things have calmed down around here for me to get to posting normal.  So back to our regularly scheduled program :).

Welcome to another week of...

Here are this week's questions!

1. What is you favorite summertime snack?
Fresh Fruit, though I love that all year long.
2. Do you tan at all? (tanning bed, outside, spray, etc)
No, no tanning.  I burn quickly, so lots of sun screen for me.
3. What is your favorite activity to do outside?
Hiking, Swimming, Fishing
4. Do you recycle?
I recycle what I can.  We do not have a program where I live just yet, but we do reuse what we can.
5. How hot is it where you live today?
It is supposed to be about 90 F degrees, with chances of rain tonight.  

I will be back tomorrow.


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

New Items

I have some new Items to show you :).

What do you think?  Hoping my Jewelry Muse will return soon, but until then enjoy.