Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pretty Things eCourse

I really needed this!! Great read...I needed these reminders and learned some new things! Thank you Lori!

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Been Having a Picnik

Hello all! I have been playing around with Picnik and then Picassa's collages......even my daughter has been patiently siting on my lap awaiting her turn on Picnik's site to play with photographs!!

Picnik has some great and easy editing that even I can do! My out of focus pictures can be sharpened! I LOVE the 1960's effect as well as the Cross Process!! Oh I am such a dork!

Check out Art Bead Scene's Studio Saturday's with Designer Lorelei Eurto to learn about Picassa's collage program!! Enjoy!

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Monday, September 20, 2010

New Work......Baaaadd Pictures! (Again)

My Assistant.......isn't she a pretty one?
She has her bowl of beads and wire too.....she's no slacker!

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

I Have Been Looking All Over For This!

YEARS ago....and I am talking like...10?? I saw this stitch on the HGTV Carol Duvall show featuring Evett Potts, and I have been looking ALL over for the directions again! I made a great bracelet for my mom, and it needs to be fixed and I could NOT remember HOW I did it! Voila!! Yay! I am one happy camper! Enjoy!

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Monday, September 13, 2010

My Husband Is Good To Me!

He made a fantastic dinner for us! What a sweet man! His specialty is smothered grilled chicken with his secret homemade sauce on top. Marinated chicken breast, grilled on the George, sauteed baby portebello mushrooms, thick slices of bacon, swiss cheese, diced onions and his homemade honey mustard drizzle! He is TOO good to me! He had a baked potato and cream corn with his....I refrained due to my dietary intake being so little anyway! The chicken was enough for me! He spoils me rotten! If you want the "how-to", let me know! Enjoy!

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Trying my Hand..... making a copper pipe bezel. As much as I enjoy designing and stringing jewelry....I have this little internal secret. I would love to be able to make some kind of art bead or jewelry component that OTHER designers would like to use in their own creations. I can dream can't I?

I am waiting on some better tools so I can try my hand at other bezels. Cutting copper pipe is NOT as easy as talking, thinking and writing about it.....I have two blistered fingers to prove it, and like I said....I wore work gloves too! I am wimpy!

Above is my first and only attempt at the moment. 3/4" copper pipe, hand cut, drilled, oxidized, brushed with steel wool, antique brass wire wrapped loop, filled with tiny cultured pearls and covered with resin......oh and one small sneaky little bubble...dang him!

Would YOU use it as a charm, in earrings, in a design??? ANYTHING? Feedback MORE than welcome! I had fun making it anyway......enjoy!

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