Friday, March 29, 2013

There will be a delay in posting my bead soup.  Been having some health issues and will post on the 2nd reveal.  My apologies, but life happens.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Bead Soup 7

I'm finally blogging about the Bead Soup 7 Blog Party.  I have watched as others have joined in the fun and I decided to take the plunge this year.

I was paired up with Cece Cormier and can't wait to get started on what she sends.  I looked up some of her pieces from her blog.  Here are a few things that I learned about her -
  • Makes macrame jewelry
  • Lives in the dessert and not desert, lol
  • Mines gold
  • Has a green thumb (I don't)
  • Likes bright colors
  • Melts glass
  • Has a wide range of styles when making jewelry
  • Eats Paleo/Gluten Free (yes!)
I took photos of the bead soup I sent her, but need to figure out how to get the photos off my cell phone and loaded up to the blog.

Can't wait to get started creating!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Busy and Fun Day!

Well where do I start?  Had such a fun day today.  I had an interview for a local jewelry company, met for coffee with Kristin Oppold - whom I met on Facebook and then spent the rest of the afternoon browsing through Pier One, Ikea and a thrift store.  I didn't really buy anything though.  It was so much fun to dress up (I live in jeans) and get out and about.  Oh and I have some fun photos to share. 

 Here is Kristin Oppold of Yay! Jewelry.  Was so much fun to finally meet her.

 This is the handmade journal that I made in my photography class.  I've always wanted to learn how to make these and now I know how.  Can't wait to make some more.

And finally just a small sampling of my bead stash.  I signed up for a well know swap that is called Bead Soup and it is hosted by Lori Anderson Check out her Blog and maybe next time you can join in.


Monday, January 28, 2013

Bookbinding Today!

The photography 2 class that I'm taking is so much fun.  Our first project was to bind a book so that we had a journal to write notes and ideas in.  Bookbinding is something that I've always wanted to learn.

It took 2 classes and about 4 hours to complete the book.  There are about 16 students, so sharing paper cutters, paper piercers and the rest of the supplies took extra time.  It was so much fun and I can't wait to put all the scrapbooking paper that I have to good use and make more books.  If I have a chance to finish stitching the cover on tomorrow, I will post a photo.


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Had to share!

I had to share a blog post that I found on the internet today.  It goes with my earlier post.


2013 New Dreams and Goals

Well it's been almost a year since I last updated.  Wow, does time fly.  I'm getting ever so close to graduating from the local technical college and I can't wait.  Which brings me to the title of this post, New Dreams and Goals.  My goal is to be selling my beads and jewelry by the end of the year (hopefully sooner).  Going to school, working and trying to be a wife, mother, etc. it all takes time. 

My Fibromyalgia is not cooperating with me in keeping a regular 9-5 job and thus brings me to where I am at today.  I need to find a way to bring in an income that works with my bodies schedule.  Chronic pain and depression takes its toll on a person, it also some days controls my life.  I've taken some MAJOR steps in trying to change my lifestyle.  I went gluten free and also started eating Paleo.  This seemed to help in the beginning and I will continue to eat this way, due to the fact that I know I feel better.  But it hasn't been the miracle cure I was hoping for.

I re-organized my studio and am about 80% done with it.  As soon as it's finished, I will post a few photos.  It's finally to a place that its workable.  This is good since I need to start creating and getting beads, jewelry and components online for sale.

I hope to update this blog 3-4 times a week.  Thought I'd say that so it would remind me when I read back.  It's another way to get my work out there for people to see.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Gearing up for 1st bead show!

Well I'm headed out of town soon to sell at my 1st bead show.  My trip will be combined with some sightseeing and spending some quality time with my mom and a couple good friends.  There is lots of exciting things happening in the near future.  I will be also selling at my 1st juried art show and am excited and a bit nervous as it is coming way too fast.

Working on getting as much inventory made as I can.  I don't have a ton of spare time between work and school.  My life is a bit too busy right now and hopefully that will change soon.