Thursday, December 30, 2010

Beautiful Day

It was such a beautiful day in Oklahoma! I feel so sorry for those that have feet and feet of snow. We almost hit 70 today! But man was that wind sweeping down the plane! My ears are still ringing from the whistle of the wind going on all day while we were outside doing inventory. Now we are having a small thunder storm.

Can't believe the year is coming to a close. So many wonderful things has happened this year. I am looking forward to a brighter future for myself, family and our nation.

Have a Blessed New Year all!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I am so thankful to celebrate another Christmas with my Aunt Oglelalla and my MOM.
Hope you were able to spend your day surrounded by the ones you love.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday giveaways

I started being so excited about four holiday give aways. As the days have gone by it get harder and harder to quilify. guick

They want us to facebook it, follow it, blog it, tweet it, and call our deceased aunt to tell her about it. That being said I would still like to win. But I am NOT willing to give away that much of my time to advertise for the giver.

Out of fairness I am deleting posts and buttons of giveaways I particapted in. I need to learn how to unlike, unfollow, unlink all this nonsence and if I EVER get the chance to talk to my beloved, departed Aunt Annie I am gonna tell her how much I love her and still miss her. A give away would never enter the conversation.

Have a happy week-end all!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cigar Box

Carter enjoying his favorite part of my shopping trip.

I found the coolest cigar boxes today for only a couple of bucks each. Now I need to decorate them. I will take pics when the sun is shinning.

Today was the first day of An Affair of the Heart at the Tulsa Fairgrounds. Man let me tell ya it was awesome. There were fewer booths than in years past and it kinda seemed like there were MANY duplicate booths. BLING was everywhere.

I was shocked at the amount of women that forgot to put their pants on before leaving the house. Apparently they did NOT watch Oprah yesterday when the critic on the show stated "leggings are NOT meant to be worn alone. Leggings are meant to be worn UNDER something, such as a short skirt." I saw one lady with two toddlers and a baby in a stroller (read as NOT young and tight skinned) wearing a short shirt with a wrap around shrug that was also short with very THIN leggins. geesh! I counted about six more pantless "ladies" besides her.

Since I finished my Christmas shopping it was worth the six buck entry fee. Oh and seeing the artistry on view. When I grow up I want to have talent!

Tomorrow is the Pecan Fest in Chetopa, Kansas. Be~jeweled by jana has a booth there. I purchased a beautiful purple necklace from her for Luzs. I look forward to meeting her.

Have an awesome week end!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Free bead?

How cute is this little birdie?
Head on over to for a chance to win an awesome bead made by the master herself.
If she draws your name you get to pick your bead.
How awesome is that?
You can get up to four chances.

all pictures used in this post were taken by juls

here birdie, birdie, birdie. . . . . . . . come to momma (=^o^=)

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Gilded Life Event

was a TOTAL success.

We had such an awesome time. So many super sweet ladies lovin' the bling.

Two crowns and one soldering lesson plus twelve hours driving to/from the church REALLY made me tired....a good tired tho.

Pics to follow.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Art Beads

This is a bead of my puppy Maggie. She was made by suzoom on etsy. Oh my so adorable.

the talent this lady has when making her art beads is just amazing to me.
Just look at those eyes! Just love it!
She should be arriving in Oklahoma nest week to meet the live Maggie.
Go to etsy and check out suzoom. Heck you should even order a bead of your fur baby.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I have an excuse

Since I started my new job my brain has just been over worked. Plus my allergies are off the chart. My ear is giving me fits again............

So when I sit down at my work bench I have just been flat out copying other artist's work. Since I don't post them or sell them ( I did give a couple away) and I usually have purchased a book or pattern of some sort I figure it's kinda O.K.

Now that I am getting accustom to getting up before the sun and have gotten down a few of the basics of Fund/Government accounting I have been coming up with a few ideas of my own.

October is Luzs birthday month so I shall be busy putting a couple of things together for her. I purchased a couple of bead sets from julsbeads to make Luzs a bracelet or two, however, I don't think I will make for her as I want those bead for ME! Just to hold and look at.

On a different note SO glad fall came to visit us. The Tulsa State Fair is in town and we want to walk around and chow down on all the awesomeness those bad people serve. Cool weather will make us use more energy so we will have to eat more!!! See I got a plan.
Oh and that adorable picture of a gorgeous pup? I found a lady on etsy that makes beads that resemble your fur baby. Since my Maggie is a rescued mutt I can't find her "mix" any where. So Sueann is gonna make us a bead that is half beagle and half silky just like Maggie Mae. How awesome! (ain't she cute? she is telling me it's too cold for her to get a bath.......)

Have a wonderful week!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

WOW! Look at this pic of beautiful beads by julsbeads (I lifted this pic from her blog)
Our good artist friend, Juls Cannon, and her beautiful pup need us to help them out a bit. Hop over to Juls blog for awesome deals....... the link to all her beady goodness is over there to the right since I have no idea how to make a link behind a name.
Oh and should you not find anything you would like to buy for yourself I'll share my list with ya and juls will mail them to me after you pay........she has my address.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Where do you purchase ur supplies?

I have been searching for several items to make jewelry.

Etsy is a good place to look but finding a good seller is difficult. They either charge too much for the product or the "shipping and handling" is three to four times what it actually cost to mail the items purchased. I know. I ordered the items and paid the price asked but it flat out irritates me to pay six dollars for shipping and the package arrives with a buck twenty four in postage. I "plan" on not ordering from that vendor any more so now I need a new source.

While in Oklahoma City for training for my new job this past week I tried to find bead stores. No luck. I decided to go to some scrapbook stores.....NONE, however, I did find a cigar store owner that sold me some awesome empty cigar boxes. We have thousands of wonderfully talented artist in Oklahoma.......where does everyone get their supplies???

I need jump rings and "bling" for cool chain mail. I need bling stones for ear rings like the "Cougar" makes.

I need rhinestone chain so I figured a sewing store. Nope they did not have any.

So tell me.....where do you buy your jewelry supplies?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Help please!

what is the little metal thing that is between the bottom of a bead and the head pin?

I need some cool/fancy ones but since I do not know what they are called I can't find them on line.

Any help would be appreciated.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

I did it!

Picture from: All Norah's art-- I'm gonna learn how to make stuff like this! yah!
Of Towers & Turrets class example

I paid my class dues today.

I was feel low as I am not going back to school.

Therefore I can't buy school supplies :o(

Now I can!

Don't ya just LOVE new "school" supplies?!?
Lots of pretty pictures of my art to follow.
Hold on to your bloomers---
Class starts August 27!
& I get me some new supplies after all!
Don't ya just LOVE a happy ending??

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Stealing is soooo very UNattractive!

NOTE: all beads & pictures in this post are by the very talented JulsBeads on etsy

don't you agree? stealing beautiful beads out of anothers cart is just WRONG! I had those sparkley blue beads in my cart, went back to check out the black, went to buy them and someone had snatched the blue one right out of my cart! These beads should have been MINE!

Cotton Candy pictured above will be used to make something wonderful for my daughter.

these beautiful babies above are for ME!

And both sets are MINE already paid for so no thief can sneak in with her fast fingers and snatch'm outa my cart.
Too bad Juls doesn't live next door so I could pop over to get them NOW. Guess I'll just set out on the front porch & wait for the mail man to bring my new beadies to me.
Have a COOL Thursday.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


bead by JulsBeads on etsy

How beautiful is this bead?

Will be something beautiful for my daughter.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


picture used with permission from keri's beads on etsy
adorable animal beads can be purchased from keribeads on etsy

who would have thunk it? A snake being adorable? This little guy is going on a silver rope for Luzs. Snakes are a sign of healing. Lulu has decided to stop smoking......maybe it will help.
I know for fact it will get a smile out of her!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Polka Dot beads

Do you know anyone that makes polka dotted beads?

There is a lady in the UK that makes the most beautiful polka spotted beads. I want some sooo very badly. However she does not sell to the US.

Please leave the url for any that are American Made........ I appreciate it!

Have a blessed 4th.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Please don't smoke

Picture from Lori's shop. Used with her permission.

I bought this bracelet from Lori at theroyalbead on etsy for Luzs.

Good message.
Lori also makes necklaces and ear rings.

Check it.

f rancy.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I found one or two!

Or three! I could not decide which one was the best one. Spool or French knit spools that is.

Hobby Lobby had two four prong French knit spools. One is the cutest bee and the other is just deep yellow. The pins are different on both so I purchased both of them to see which one was easier to slip the wire over while "knitting". Then to my surprise at the Walmart in BA I found a Knifty Knitter that is the same set up except it is plastic with five pins. This one looks like it would work better with 24 or 22 gauge wire to make a necklace for the heavy glass daughter has.

I purchased some 28 gauge copper wire to use on the bee French knitter (or the ugly yellow one). Pics to follow!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Spool knit jewelry

Have you ever heard of it? Spool knit jewelry? It looks like easy fun especially if you have one of the really cute spools. I liked the bee design and the one that looks like a little girl.
Does anyone know where to purchase one........ a cute one that is?
If not I will have to settle for an ugly red one.
Do you use the four spike or the five?
I have found all kinds of videos on the net on "how to".
I think I must run to town this week end in search of a new toy.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


How sweet are these cute little keys! They are so tiny and prefect. I can't make up my mind how I am going to use them. I think maybe a pair of ear rings and a bracelet for LuLu? Or.

I used the photos off the esty site (curiousoldthings) where I purchased the keys. "curiousoldthings" has several cool old keys for sale.
Now how am I gonna use these awesome keys.........................

Sunday, May 16, 2010

totally twisted

I finally found it! Now I own it!
While in Dallas yesterday we had to go to Barnes & Noble for an upload to my Nook. While there I had to check out the books on the shelf. And there it was in all its twisted glory! The last one at that.
Now I just need to find some cool beads like those used in the book and I will be twisting the night away.
Kerry Bogert hinted of something cool getting ready to happen. Perhaps a new book in the works? Could there be a twisted 2 in our futures? If so this time I will order from her web site so I can get the book faster.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

In the mail

I received the beads I won from suebeads Friday. So very pretty in person. I have come up with several different ways to use them.

Now I just have to decide which design I want more.

SO much fun I am having playing with the pretty beads.

Thanks Sue!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Totally Twisted!

I want this book! Totally Twisted by Kerry Bogert. She has such fun videos on her blog.

Anyone have an extra or have a store close by with one on the shelf? ;o)

Friday, April 30, 2010

I won!

First time EVER I won a drawing. How great is that?

Best part? It is beads from Sue Beads. Love her stuff!

Thanks Sue! You made my day.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Birthday K

This is the second bracelet I have made. First one I designed.
Made it for K's birthday. She loved it!
More to come.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Business Cards

I ordered studio business cards tonight!

Mainly to hand out to friends or those that need to e mail something to me. You know.....a time saver.

What will I ever do with 250 cards?

Oh well. The adventure begins.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Yesterday I was at Beadles in Broken Arrow most of the day taking a soldering class. We were to make a necklace with matching earrings. The instructor allowed the students to chose the design we wanted I decided to do stars for Lu but the store did not have a star large enough to make the necklace so I made a set of heart ear rings instead of a necklace.

I gave both sets to Lu for her Valentine gift. I told her she better enjoy them as I do not have plans on making any more. All those people in a small room banging away on metal was really more than I could tolerate. Plus they really were not much fun to make and were VERY pricey for the class and the supplies. Also the steel wool destroyed my manicure (lesson learned ).

I need to learn how to take better pics of jewelry.


Friday, February 12, 2010


I am working on a new project.

Looking good.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sun Please

I have a few new items that needs to be posted.

As soon as the sun comes out so I can get a good pic.

Hope it will be later today.
Fingers crossed.