Saturday, July 5, 2014
I delivered a set of "Trees" to the Live Life Love Life Gallery before the holiday. I happen to live adjacent to two tourist towns and during the Summer and major holidays, we, locals, do as many errands as possible during the week. This week was a rush. I happen to love this design. I've put one on the front door and the back door of my house. I rarely keep something made for the gallery...yeah, I like them a lot. The inspiration is directly from my grandmother's yards, the place I played all the time. I'm enjoying figuring out how to make the flowers...like hollyhocks, roses, phlox, daffodils. These items have sparked a period of creativity that I'm not bored with yet! I do love trees.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Once again Lori Anderson, Pretty Things, has organized and hosted another awesome blog party. Each artist sends a partner a collection of beads, including a focal bead and a creative clasp. My partner is Carolyn Lawson of Olympia, Washington. Her blog is http://carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com and below is the "soup" she sent me. Please, visit her blog to see the "soup" I sent her and what amazing beaded item she made with it! Find the list of links for all 461 participants and partners here: www.beadsoupblogparty.com Please, cut and paste as I can only get one link here for my partner. Enjoy!
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
This month I am involved with the 2014 Bead Soup Blog Party. I did it last year, remember the story necklaces? Again, it is a Lori Anderson party. Shown below is the soup I received from Carolyn Lawson living in Olympia, WA. The reveal for all participants is early May. Watch for the blog posts about our amazing bead goodies.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I had so much fun participating in the first charm swap a couple of years ago, I contacted Ornamentea and OMG, the annual swap is on right now for 2014. I created eight charms and mailed seven charms today to Raleigh, NC. I like to keep one of my own so I have a set for that swap. For the swap, I will be getting back seven handmade charms from seven artists that are new to me. Cynthia at Ornamentea sponsors this swap in her shop in Raleigh, NC. I'll post the handmade charms that I receive when they arrive. Here are my charms ready to ship.