Tuesday, December 20, 2011

All I want for Christmas....

is a class with

Check out her awesome class offerings!


Of course I would prefer to attend a class on the Oregon Coast but that isn't gonna happen for a couple of years.  So in the mean time I will be very happy to be taught soldering by Terri online.

Anyone have a good source for supplies either online or in/around the Tulsa area?  Please share.

Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!!!

Francy

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Santa on his way


When Santa arrives at my house he will NOT see such a beautiful setting.  Wish I could decorate at tree as well as the Pottery Barn people can.

Working on too many projects at once to get anything completed.  I have four days in a row off this week and plan on completing a handful for my daughters stocking.

December is sooooo close.

What is on your work table?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Rawkin!

Oklahoma is having an identity crisis......she thinks she is California!

We have been having earthquakes!  Everyday and MANY a day (9 in 24 hours).   Saturday night the 5.6 lasted an eternity....it was so very exciting for us.   Now?  not so much.

Tonight we are under tornado watch, storm watch, flood warning, and really can't tell if it is the thunder or the earthquakes making the windows and lights shake...........go figure!

Every time we visited California I wished for a small earthquake just for the experience of it.  Now that we are into day four of quakes I am ready for them to stop as now property is being damaged and people are being injured. 

Unless we have a rider on our homeowners policy earthquake damage is not covered.  I cancelled my coverage three years ago.  Coverage cost under ten dollars a year.   Did I mention I cancelled my coverage?  The price of ONE light switch cover and we have NO insurance coverage.  *sigh*

On a happy note I have started crocheting again.  Since I had stopped crocheting I cleaned out all of my crochet supplies this past summer and donated them to a sweet local lady that makes items for shut ins and the forgotten.  However, now that I have found a couple hours down time at work each evening I needed something to keep me busy.  Crochet is so very portable.  In a month or so I will have a afghan to donate to some "cool" soul.  Pic to follow if the afghan turns out well. lol

Storms are rolling in so I must sign off!  Happy craftin.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Paper Crown OKC

 Yes,  I made this beautiful piece of art .....with the help of KC Willis.  Still need to add the bling and hanger.....cell phone NOT included in design  :o)
 KC likes to burn stuff and make it look purdy.  Here she is putting her torch to my collage.
 these cookies were made for her and she shared with the class.  Such a giving teacher with her knowledge (and cookies).
 this blurry lady?  always in motion, telling good / god based stories.  Sharing her knowledge is her calling now.  KC Willis / Lipstick Ranch  check it.

speaking of sweet ladies.  See the lady in the white top sitting in front of KC?     that 's Lisa.  Been reading her blog for a year or so.  Such a nice lady. So glad I got to meet her in person.

Paper Crown blog is a nice place to visit for class information.  The store is to DIE for FABULOUS!  They stock such beautiful stuff, including Graphic45!!  LOVED looking at all the goodies.  The class projects are all over the store for shoppers to drool over and then sign up at the register.  Hope to go back for another class or two and of course to shop and visit.

Have a blessed week.

Monday, September 19, 2011

KC Willis in Oklahoma!

Happen to stumble across "Paper Crown" and what do I see? KC Willis is gonna be in OKC teaching! I was scared I was late arriving at the party but NO! I was able to purchase a seat.  I am gonna be sitting front and center Saturday morning in Ms Willis' class. SO very excited.

Believe me when I say COOOL stuff like this does NOT happen in Oklahoma very often.  I know we have VERY talented people in our state, however, I have not been able to find many classes round these parts.

KC Willis Lipstick Ranch is a blog I have visited off and on for a couple of years. Never dreamed I would actually get to take a class from her.

If I can find and scan the pic of my Mom in her summer best, her picture will be on the front of this.


I will tint her up all nice and purdy.

Who would you LOVE to take a class from?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

How cute!

How cute is this? I could display many necklaces on this beauty!


Check out her owner over at http://www.shabbycottagestudio.net/ There is a TON of eye candy!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Oh why,

Why can I not learn to clean up when I am finished with a project?

I was all ready to get to it this morning and my studio was a pit.

What is on your work table today? (mine is still messy)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Could this be a SCAM??

Say you purchased a new car on a Tuesday from Jim Glover Chevrolet in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You use the Chevrolet incentive rate of 2.9% to finance the your new automobile. You say NO to the GAP insurance and the additional three year warranty service they try to sell you.

So you have actually stopped them from getting the kick back from the bank they were going to use (5.9% interest), the extra cash they get from selling the GAP insurance and they make nothing from the company that sells the warranty coverage. Finance guy was PISSED to say the least about this, especially since NO ONE knew about the incentive rate......like the manager of the car lot had to look it up on his computer cause NO ONE at Jim Glover Chevrolet knew about the Chevrolet's incentives.

THEN on Saturday your salesman at Jim Glover Chevrolet calls you and says you have to come in and re sign your finance papers as the Chevrolet financing fell through.

Have you ever hear of such a thing???? Is this a scam??? I have been up set about this all day. Why would they let the car leave the lot if the credit had not been approved by Chevrolet? Isn't that what took the finance guy TWO hours to process the paper work??

I am afraid Jim Glover Chevrolet has a scam of some sort going on ........ thoughts???

Saturday, April 16, 2011

7000 Bracelets of Hope

Crazy Blue Eyes is gonna be one of the 7000. However, I still can't find my crimper. Soon as I locate where I put the darn thang I will finish up the crimping and covers and pop this puppy into the mail. Now I am off to look at the cool bracelet you made for this wonderful cause. Thank you Lori for letting me join in on your blog hop! Happy Saturday all!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tulsa Bead Market

Here's the goodies I brought home from the bead show visit yesterday.
I have fallen in LUV with the man made blue and gold stone. Some awesome person seems to have come up with a mix of the two, kinda funky zebra like. I see a necklace or two for Luzs in the future for sure.
'pearls' were at almost each booth as were the crystals, altho some of the "crystals" were really cheaply made plastic.
I have no idea what the orange beads are made of, surly man made, but they are so beautiful!
Tiger eye and stone cabochons were bountiful. LUV the stone Cali lily. They were being clearanced so only a few were available with limited color choice.

If you remember last year we were hit with a horrible snow storm on the first day of this show. I arrived before they opened, grabbed what I needed and left. By then we had received half a foot of snow. It took three and half hours for me to get home! It was b.a.d. Not as many booths as last year but I was still able to do some damage to my pocket book :o)

Happy Spring, Enjoy the sun shine for another day!

FYI: I am still being blocked from comments on some blogs, but I still visit and try to comment.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Metal needed ~~~ CoPpeR

Where do ya all purchase your large metal? I mostly need CoPpEr~~ but would also like to try brass and a silver metal.

I want to make my on bead caps (gauge?) and necklace/bezel bases. I took an online class, Tower and Turrets, but can't remember the sizes of metal we needed as I was working full time back then and really did not work the class like I should have.

Still can't comment on some blogs and then no problem on others :o(

Home on the couch with a NASSTY virus today. Just sitting here . . . not fun.

Looking for some sunshine!

(update: I bought some metal at Hobby Lobby. Michales had "colored" metal, not sure whats up with that. Did not purchase it. Still need a good source for copper if you have one)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Awesome


I need to design a necklace to match this AWEOSME truck. Look at those side windows.

Something soldered with blue lace?

What are you working on this lovely week end?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Just so you know

I have tried to post comments on several blogs. For some reason STUPID, HATEFUL, Explorer is blocking me.

Seriously, what is the deal with Micro Soft? I won't allow "BING" to take over my "YAHOO" so now everyday I have a new issue.


If any of you know how to fix this problem, and you CAN comment, please do :o)


Enjoying the sunshine but MAD. OK just a little up set.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

almost finished

I have made it thru almost every ones designs. However, my 82 y.o. mommy dearest is having surgery on her arm tomorrow. I, of course, will be at the hospital with her until she can come home on Thursday. Just love sleeping in hospital beds, right?

I will visit the blogs that I did not make it to this weekend. Just let me tell ya, you all blew me away with the most beautiful, awesome designs I have ever had the pleasure to fest my eyes upon.

Also, thanks to all that took the time to visit me. I truly appreciated your input.

Here's looking forward to Friday :o)

Francy

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bead Soup Reveal

Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!
What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?
Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following:
~ A focal~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)~ Some coordinating spacers or beads
Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.
Here's what I made!



Working with this rose quartz focal was a wee bit harder than I thought it would be as the focal has a tiny hole in the center running front to back instead of the hole going thru the center side to side. Plus it is thick and a bit weighty. But I did finally figure out how to attach the focal to this long necklace. I have posted three more pics on the post below this one.

From my stash I used tiny silver square beads, tiny round clear beads, two sizes of pink pearls, rose quartz flowers, and a tiny sparkly silver star to use with the focal and clasp provided by Menka, my partner, number 176 on the list below. Loved the experience of working with quartz and pearls.

Please take a moment of your time and tell what you think of my design!


Come see what the rest of us made!

1. Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life
3. Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane
4. Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5. Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6. Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7. Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8. Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9. Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10. Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
11. Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12. Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13. Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14. Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15. Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16. Deci Worland, Gem Trails
17. Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18. Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19. Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20. Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats
21. Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22. Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim
23. Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24. Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25. Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26. Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27. Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads
28. Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29. Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30. Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul
31. Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32. Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33. Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34. Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35. Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36. Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37. Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39. Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40. Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio
41. Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42. Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43. Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya
44. Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45. Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles
46. Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig
47. Amanda Davie, Articulations
48. Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49. Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux
50. Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51. Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks
52. Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53. Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54. Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56. Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57. Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio ***you are here!!!***
58. Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59. Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa
60. Sandi Lee James, Do Be Do Bead Do
61. Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog
62. Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63. Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64. Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65. Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66. Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67. Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68. Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69. Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver
70. Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71. Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72. Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73. Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74. Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
75. Jean Yates, Snap Out of it Jean, There's Beading to Be Done!
76. Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium
77. Valerie Norton, Hot Art
78. Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden
79. Amy Severino, Amy Beads
80. Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81. Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82. Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
83. Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84. Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85. Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86. CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87. Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89. Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations
90. Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91. Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous
92. Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead
93. Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations
94. Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio
96. Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97. Cindy Dolezal, Cindy Dolezal Designs
98. Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
100. Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
101. Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102. Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations
103. Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104. Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105. Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106. Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107. Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108. Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109. Grace Danel, Grace Beading
110. Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman
111. Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe
112. Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
113. Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114. Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116. Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
118. Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie
119. Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart
120. Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs
121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings
123. Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass
124. Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks
125. Hazel Ward, All Those Things
126. Brenda Salzano, Salzanos
127. Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee
128. Anna Denisova, Anita-M
129. Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry
130. Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads
131. Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132. Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies
137. Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138. Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139. Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter
140. Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
141. Heather Pyle, Welcome to My Muse
142. Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143. Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144. Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145. Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146. Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
147. Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul
148. Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me
149. Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog
150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151. Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152. Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153. Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area
154. Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156. Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157. Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158. Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman
160. Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161. Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162. Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163. Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio
165. Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167. Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
168. Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169. Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings
170. Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171. Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172. Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs
173. Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass
174. Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
175. Julie Nordine, Julie Nordine Credit River Art Glass
176. Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog ***partner**
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178. Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179. Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux
180. Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181. Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry
189. Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos
190. Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
191. Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192. Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197. Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198. Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious
200. Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201. Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202. Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203. Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204. Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205. Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206. Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207. Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208. Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209. Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210. Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread

The next party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011. Don't miss it!


A BIG thank you to Lori for all the hard work she has put in to making this a delightful event for all of us!!!

Bead Soup is TODAY!!!









Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ready, set, ----- TESTING


I am ready to party!!!!!!!!

Bead soup party that is.


Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!

What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?

LORI IS SO AWESOME SHE DESIGNED THIS POST FOR US (thank goodness!)

Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following:

~ A focal
~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads

Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not.


Here's what I made!
(CAN'T SHOW YOU YET. . . MUST WAITE UNTIL SATURDAY)

Come see what the rest of us made!

1. Lori Anderson, Pretty Things ***she started all this, thanks Lori***
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life
3. Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane
4. Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5. Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6. Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7. Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8. Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9. Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10. Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
11. Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12. Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13. Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14. Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15. Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16. Deci Worland, Gem Trails
17. Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18. Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19. Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20. Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats
21. Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22. Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim
23. Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24. Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25. Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26. Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27. Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads
28. Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29. Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30. Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul
31. Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32. Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33. Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34. Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35. Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36. Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37. Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39. Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40. Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio
41. Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42. Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43. Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya
44. Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45. Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles
46. Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig
47. Amanda Davie, Articulations
48. Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49. Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux
50. Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51. Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks
52. Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53. Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54. Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56. Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57. Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio *****You are here ********
58. Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59. Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa
60. Sandi Lee James, Do Be Do Bead Do
61. Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog
62. Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63. Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64. Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65. Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66. Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67. Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68. Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69. Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver
70. Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71. Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72. Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73. Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74. Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
76. Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium
77. Valerie Norton, Hot Art
78. Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden
79. Amy Severino, Amy Beads
80. Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81. Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82. Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
83. Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84. Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85. Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86. CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87. Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89. Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations
90. Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91. Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous
92. Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead
93. Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations
94. Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio
96. Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97. Cindy Dolezal, Cindy Dolezal Designs
98. Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
101. Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102. Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations
103. Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104. Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105. Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106. Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107. Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108. Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109. Grace Danel, Grace Beading
110. Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman
111. Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe
112. Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
113. Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114. Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116. Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
118. Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie
119. Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart
120. Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs
121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings
123. Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass
124. Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks
125. Hazel Ward, All Those Things
126. Brenda Salzano, Salzanos
127. Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee
128. Anna Denisova, Anita-M
129. Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry
130. Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads
131. Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132. Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies
137. Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138. Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139. Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter
140. Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
141. Heather Pyle, Welcome to My Muse
142. Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143. Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144. Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145. Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146. Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
147. Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul
148. Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me
149. Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog
150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151. Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152. Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153. Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area
154. Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156. Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157. Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158. Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman
160. Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161. Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162. Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163. Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio
165. Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167. Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
168. Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169. Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings
170. Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171. Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172. Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs
173. Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass
174. Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
176. Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog ***this is my partner***************
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178. Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179. Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux
180. Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181. Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry
189. Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos
190. Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
191. Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192. Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197. Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198. Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious
200. Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201. Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202. Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203. Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204. Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205. Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206. Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207. Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208. Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209. Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210. Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread

The next party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011. Don't miss it!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Vintage jewelry


actually this bust is hot pink but my lighting was off today. these are to be torn up and re structured into Big Girl Joolz since all of these retro joolz are for small people and I am not in that category.

Here we snow again.


Please Mother Nature make this our last snow of 2011. Twenty inches on top of our seventeen is just toooooo much for this old lady.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Beadie Goodness






From my Bead Soup partner Menka. So awesome. ( www.menkag.blogspot.com )

Saturday, February 5, 2011

I Got MAIL!!!

Bless postal works hearts! My poor frozen mail person (I did not see who) left me a TON of mail. I had stuff from Ohio, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Illinois and of course a couple of bills. MOST of importance is one package from California from my Bead Soup partner.

Oh my goodness Menka, http://menkag.blogspot.com/, Sent me the most beautiful beads. How did she know I have wanted to work with some Swarovski? And the COLORS! LOVE the colors she sent. Light pink to really dark.

I will post some pics as soon as I get thru opening the rest of my packages.

Thank you MENKA!!!!!!

(=^o^=)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Jewlery?


No jewelry parts arrived in my mail box today. However, I will share a picture of the best jewel ever made. Doesn't she have such a lovely expression on her beautiful face?

This pic is my darling daughter in her snow shoveling wear: Winnie the Pooh coat, Moon and star pajama pants, with her zebra rain boots helping her feet freeze. No gloves to hide the beautiful nails or a hat to further flatten her flat hair. I told her she was gonna freeze with out gloves and hat. Mother's worry to much :o)

Ain't she cute! She shoveled snow until she could free her truck from mounds of snow.

Is it spring time yet?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

No Mail

This pic of BaiLea was taken during the blizzard yesterday.

No mail again today. It is too dangerous to be out in our 17 inches of snow and Unbelievable snow drifts. There is a drift by our front porch that is taller than me! Right in front of my Victorian mail box. *sigh*

What is in snow that makes ones eyes itch like crazy? I slept 12 hours today? Ever heard of a Snow induced Sleeping Disease? Well I got it. I have been soooo sleepy.

Please send us your hot air to melt our snow :o)

Francy

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow Day!

Deck steps? What steps?

I was supposed to go into work today. My boss was sending the Hummer in to pick me up.
My car is in that big blue pole barn back there. . . . where it is staying during this nasty stuff.
Boss lady called me at a quarter to nine to let me know they were having a hard time getting back to town. Stated cars off the road, on the side of the road, in big ditches.
Frozen Birdie with its neck scarf blowing in the wind.
She said she did not think too many would be out traveling around so the office would probably be closed today.

Me? I am playing in the studio. Hoping my Bead Soup beads arrive. . . . if the mail man can make it today. TALL - DEEP snow in the front by the mail box.

Send warm thoughts!




Monday, January 31, 2011

Blizzard in Oklahoma

This is only the third time in history that a blizzard warning has been issued for us. Our small town is out of eggs and bread, very low on milk and gas. A few stores have sold out of generators and sleds.

Schools have all ready been been cancelled in Green Country for tomorrow as we expect 16 inches of snow to fall after this freezing rain stops.

I called my boss and told them I don't know how to drive in blizzards. They said they would send the Hummer after me! Joys of small town living.

I was kinda wanting to stay home and work in the studio, however, since my Mom is having surgery next week and I will miss work to be with her I will make every effort to make it to work safely.

Hope it is warm where ever you are!

(=^o^=)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

what inspires you

where do you look for inspiration when you create? I love to look at magazines and catalogs.




I received a bead catalog before Christmas that had lavender pearls on the cover. I have wanted to work with pearls since. I have put pearls on my "to do" list. Just look at the pearls whit the crystals in the middle. LOVE!

I have a stack of seed catalogs to remind me of natures "natural" colors. Mother Nature does know best.

So who/what kick starts your creative juices?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

LOVE Color

Love color! Orange, pink, aqua! Just love the colors in this cover. The extra designs in the ""O"" . . . . . . so beautiful. Brights, soft, name it I love it.


I am still sidelined from the surprise surgery on Friday. And just to round things out I apparently picked up a tummy virus while at the hospital. Ah the joys of multi tasking ;o)

I have been assigned my partner for bead soup. Soon as she sends me her address I will post the beads to be on their merry way to her.

I am doing my best to return to work tomorrow. Maybe for only half a day but I plan on putting forth the effort.

Have a wonderful week.


(=^o^=)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ready for spring

I think I am tired of winter. We are on a roller coaster ride on temps again. The above is a pic of an item I want in my garden this year. So I am sitting here looking at seed catalogs, so fun.

I saw on a blog yesterday an artist is making her spring line. I think I am gonna follow her lead and get out the the pretty colors of spring. I'm gonna pull beads to match the colors in the flamingo.

What's on your work bench this week?

(=^o^=) (can't figure out why spell check won't work any more. suggestions?)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bezel wire?

does anyone have a good source for bezel wire? I found one on Etsy but would like to compair prices.

When you cut your metal to make bezels do your use tin snips or a saw? I got a metal stamp set the other day and want to make some cool designs, at least I hope it's cool. ha!

I have my beads all picked out for my bead soupe. Getting excited to see everyone's designs. How 'bout u?

(=^o^=)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Time to PARTY




Bead Party that is :o)