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!


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.


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?

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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?


Monday, January 3, 2011

Time to PARTY

Bead Party that is :o)