Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kalmbach Bead Soup Party

Ok, so here is for the last minute crunch!  Some time back I entered my name in hopes of getting to play with unknown beads as part of the Kalmbach Bead Soup Party.  Kalmbach Publishing was hosting this party in conjunction with the Bead Soup Party book being released.  They asked bead stores across the county to put together a little bead soup to share with random participants.  I was surprised when I received the bag of beads from them.  My beads came from the Beads by Powder Horn Trading Co. located in Kalispell, Montana.

Here are my beads:

Here are my finished pieces:
 A simple necklace - 

And a bracelet -

So what do you think?  I liked working with the beads, and they are not beads I would normally choose.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Facebook Test Post

I have added/updated a Curiosities by K Facebook page.  I am testing that this will show in the news feed for  followers?

So if you have liked my new Facebook page, please let me know if you see this post on face book!

I will work on adding a Facebook button to the blog.


The other side of the coin or the cowboys

Here are the OSU version of my Sooner earrings, as my sister would never let me live it down if I was to only do crimson and cream.

Cowboy Infinity

Cowboy Circle


Monday, October 22, 2012

Crimson and Cream

So in my house we cheer for Oklahoma(OU) and Oklahoma State(OSU) unless they play each other, then it is OU all the way :).  So I made these earrings to wear to work.  Which I have sold both of these!

Plus here is the pair I made


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Earrings Red & Purple

I really need to learn how to name pieces!  I love these earrings.  They are lightweight and yet have sound and movement!  I have done a similar pair in red and white for the OU Sooners colors, however I sold them the day I wore them and a second pair also.  When I get the second pair completed will upload new pictures.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Monster Buddies

I was given the chance to test out some decoupage mediums with out knowing what brands they were.  I made 5 Halloween  pendents.  One sample for each of the decoupage type, and one with Mod Podge.


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Second Creative Chaos Design Challenge, the reveal

It is the day of the reveal!  I received 4 baggies, and was supposed to use something from each baggie.  I failed.  My muse did not help until last night.  I did get 3 items made, with plans for 2 items from the last baggie.  I will update when I get it made, if I can get it made.  But here are the items I did get made.  Please forgive the quick pictures, it was (finally) starting to rain.

Items one, feather earrings:

Items two, Button Bracelet, I plan to add some dangles and charms to these.

Item three, Fiber Necklace:

Now go hop the the other blogs, as I will be doing at my lunch break tomorrow!

Marge Beebe of RockCreekCreations
Kristi J of CuriositiesbyK  <you are here
Tammie Everly of TTE Designs
Sarah Goode  of Poodledo
Sherri Stokey of KnotJustMacrame
Paula Hisel of SimplyBeadiful
Shawn Mills of Bent Wire Boutique 
Skye of 

Thank you to Skye for this  very Creative challenge!


Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Made B a rainbow ring, per her request.  What do you think?

Hope you are having a beadtifull day!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Second Creative Chaos Design Challenge

So i have my package for the Second Creative Chaos Design Challenge! It will be a challenge! The reveal date is September 8th!

This round's roster blog & shop list - will be updated to include the blogs long before the actual hop date
Marge Beebe of RockCreekCreationsKristi J of CuriositiesbyKTammie Everly of TTE DesignsSarah Goode  of PoodledoSherri Stokey of KnotJustMacramePaula Hisel of SimplyBeadifulShawn Mills of Bent Wire Boutique 
Skye of 

But I am guessing you are here to see the kit?

So come back September 8th to see what I have made.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Contest Winning

So not to brag  totally brag share, I have won several contest in the last couple months.  I won Creative Chaos Freebie Fridays for July.

picture source: Creative Chaos

I won a focal bead from Mallory of Rosebud's Lampwork Beads, which I just got today, am dying to play with this weekend!

picture source: For The Love of Beads

I won a gift voucher from Rebecca of Songbeads through the Art Bead Scene Blog.

I also got my birthday present a little early(by a little early, I mean a week).  I got the Google Tablet - Nexus!  Love it!  Now if I just get the Square or Paypal app updated I am ready to sell!  Just a couple work days this week, took the weekend off to celebrate my birthday and play with beads! 

Hope everyone is having a good week, will be back soon with some more pictures.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Ashley's Birthday

So B had a birthday party to attend to. The plan was do give some money, as what teenager does not love getting money? We were going to give it to her all in ones, in some unusual package. Then the morning of the party, B asked if I can make her some jewelry to give also. Now we have had this invite for a month, an I asked her at the beginning if she wanted me to make her some jewelry. Nooo...she waits till the morning of....Have to love kids right? So I made her 5 pairs of earrings.
Pairs 1 through 3, skulls in different colors.  

Love these, glass beads and crystals

More Glass beads and crystals, what can go wrong?

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Links of Blue

Sorry, for all the updates.  I did say I had been busy.  Two more updates, and we should be caught up.  Hopefully work calms down, I can update as I do them and not when I finally get a day off with no errands.

First up is the earrings:

And what are earring without a bracelet?

Or a Necklace to match:

And finally the complete set:

Next up is a version in Silver and Pinks.  Then Maybe a red set.


Friday, July 27, 2012

My tile necklace

I made me a tile necklace that I love.  I used a wood tile, and some beautiful accents.  The only think I did differently than the other tile necklaces I have made, is use glossy accents instead of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.  I want to see how it compared. It worked, but harden cloudy, so not fond of it.  I will stick to Dimensional Magic from now on.

Test and learn, and I still love it.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

I love the beach

I love the beach, I really do.  It seems to just ease stress and problems away.  Loved looking for sea shells, and sea glass.  I found lots of shells, and no glass.  Of course, now I like in Oklahoma, so no beach to drive too, but I still have sea shells.  Here are a line of earrings I am working on.  The first set is plain, and plan to add crystals to the second set.

Was thinking that birthstone crystal with these hearts would be cute.  What do you think?


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Blue and Orange Take 1 & 2

So around here we have just a few favorite professional teams, well, 2 to be exact: The Denver Broncos (football) and Oklahoma Thunder (Basketball).  So it was really odd to discover that both of those teams colors are Orange and Blue.  Makes it easy to design jewelry, well maybe.  I have 2 earring in this colorway.  one that I like, and one that I kinda like....  So here is earring design one:
It is OK, just not sure if I like how it hangs.

And here is design 2: 

Now these I like.

Opinions?? What do you think of either design?


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bailey's Pin collection

My daughter has a pin fetish(?).  She has lots of them, and doesn't like to wear them, as the tear clothes or fall off.  So I made her a necklace to hang them from.

Now looking back the solution was simple.  Just took me a while to figure it out.  
Nothing complex, just a chain and link.

I had thought about buying her a brooch converter, but paying that much for one piece that will get lost at least once....

Here is a pin on the link: 

And here is the pin hanging on the link.  It does hand straight, but hard to take picture one handed. 

I have a couple more projects that I have managed to photograph, will update in the next few days.


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