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


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)