Thursday, September 8, 2016
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
So Today... My printer at work decides (for no apparent reason) to not communicate with my computer. Takes me hours to fix, and I was not even sure it was fixed when I left.
On my way home, my car decides to do this christmas-light-up-error-dashboard....
And now, I am currently fighting with blogger.com, the blogger tablet app, and the blogsy app to make them all play nice together. (They absolutely will NOT.)
After lots of swearing, and before swearing off technology forever, I think to check the Farmers Almanac for Mercury in Retrograde dates, ya know, just for shits and giggles...
YUP. I'll be darned. Sure enough...
For those that don't know (believe, understand, realize, etc) this starts a month or so of complete and utter frustration with all types of communication (which in 2016 is mostly technological in nature).
In addition to communication, "the planet Mercury rules travel, contracts, automobiles, and such. So,when Mercury is retrograde, remain flexible, allow time for extra travel, and avoid signing contracts. Review projects and plans at these times, but wait until Mercury is direct again to make any final decisions."
You have been warned.
SO, it is very possible that you are here and don't want to be...
Click where you want to be, and hopefully the link works!
Do you want to be at ART JEWELRY ELEMENTS CoM REVEAL?
Do you want to be at ART BEAD SCENE REVEAL?
Do you want to be at SARAJO's HONEY DO LIST REVEAL?
How about PRETTY PALETTES AUGUST REVEAL?
No? How about INSPIRED BY READING AUGUST? Not written yet, check back.
Hopefully this helps you find your way (around my blog and in the universe)!
Friday, August 26, 2016
This month was meant for everyone to play along.... It's the Artisan Headpin Challenge. Each month the ladies at Art Jewelry Elements host a challenge with artisan components. This month we were all invited to use anyone's headpins in a project.
I like a challenge, so I tried to use the headpins that I already had in fun and unusual ways.
Here is a necklace I made to show and teach single strand braiding.
I used a headpin from Marsha Neal Studios.
AJE Team Members:
Jen Cameron: Blog: Glass Addictions by Jennifer Cameron
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Candie Cooper might be the cutest thing ever. She's my girl-crush and Laurel and I are definitely ceritifiable stalkers.
So, when she had a kit for sale, I needed to own it. AND I loved it... All my favorites, silk cord, sliced druzy, tassel, and Swarovski bicones! Check it out!
She even included the feather and photograph! Isn't she the best! So here's my Ode to Candie... Who, by the way, we ALMOST kidnapped from Beadfest and brought her home...
My Ode to Laurel starts out with a tale of two radishes. Background: Laurel and I may be (also) slightly obsessed with Jade Scott pendants. Well we are. So there. We may have been going slightly crazy on some de-stashes and Laurel was grabbing them up so fast, she forgot what she already had. Hence, two radish charms. I kept teasing her about what was she gonna do with ONE radish, let alone TWO.!? So, she gifted me a radish. Charm, not a real radish, because you see I don't eat radishes or many (any) other vegetables. So now what am I going to do with a radish charm! Well I made it a mission at Beadfest to find some thing to do with the radish...
Here is my Ode to Laurel
I found a carrot by Joan Miller, a gourd by a new to me artist Louise Mchaffey, a clasp by C-Koop. The mushroom and Golems are from a destash. The donut glass beads are from last Beadfest and the rest, well there's this little place called Allegory Gallery. (As an aside: I don't eat any of the vegetables featured on this necklace. Yuck.)
Monday, August 22, 2016
Thanks to Sarajo for letting us play along with her Honey Do Challenge! Her hubby Eric gives her a staring point to use up some of her bead stash and this month it was a photo he took while visiting us at Allegory Gallery for Creative Camp 2016. They went on a hike to see a natural bog and the carnivorous plants were in bloom. These are a species of pitcher plant.
It was hard to keep it from looking too Christmassy with all the red and green, but with the bird and dagger beads I think that helped.
Check out Sarajo's blog for more!