Friday, September 30, 2011

B Goes to Poipu

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B had to go to Poipu on the island of Kauai for business.  Sucks to be him, no?  :D  Here's the Hyatt at Poipu Beach.  :D

Monday, September 26, 2011

A New Photo

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I'm trying to find a place to take photos that will really make a difference in how they look.  So, I tried out on our lanai.  I have to see if it looks any different than inside.  What do you guys think?  And this peach aventurine is the latest in bead weaving.  :)

Ipo and More Beading

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Yesterday Ipo (aka Spawn of Satan) was being cute for Brian so he took some photos.  I particularly like these 2:  I call them, "I owe you money??"
And, "that much??? You SURE???"
And these two.  Life is GOOD!  :D

What a cute kitty.  :D

And here is my latest bead weaving.  I love this one!  :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

A Beading Frenzy

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So, I was all set to play with my clay but when I sat down at my table, beading was yelling at me.  So, I beaded.  :)  Here's my blue faux opal all floozied up and ready to list.  And a fun pair of fresh water pearl earrings.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Niece's Bracelet Redux

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Ok, here's the final final finished product.   Next one will be a cuff.  :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My Niece's Bracelet

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Well, I decided to make my niece a bracelet.  :)  Probably you oughta know here that it took me two years to get through 10th grade geometry.  That means, I can't add and things that involve numbers hate me.  Truly.  So, it seems that Col's wrist and her old aunty's are just about the same.  So, I happily stitch along and get this fun and funky bracelet done and...it's too short.  It fits me, barely.  Now I have to put a toggle on it.  I am bummed.  I measured.  I did!  :(  Waaaahhhhhh.  I'm waiting for Col to tell me it's ok to put a toggle on it.  She wanted it flat but it doesn't appear that flat is in her future.

Beady kids...chime in here and tell me what I'm doing wrong!  Pammie, I KNOW you're reading this!  So, do tell me how long should I measure if I want a wide cuff to be about 7 1/2 inches?  And you sent me a bracelet measurer, too.  I'm a dunce.  It's ALL my geometry teacher's fault, no doubt.  ;D

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Opal Craziness

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I got bit by the opal bug so I decided to make a bunch of opals in weird colors.  Ok, some are *standard* opals but the rest are fun.  :)  I beaded my favorite yellow one but now I'm stuck on what to do for a rope.  Beaders... what say you?  I'm thinking a simple peyote rope?

And here's a standard color one.  It's slightly gray so I beaded with hematite colored beads, opal-y Swarovski crystals and black tourmaline.  My brain cell almost died doing that tassel thing.  :(

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Two New Bracelet and Allie

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Tahhh Daaaaahhhhhh!  It's finished!  I'm so happy with it!  BJ once gave me some uber cool vintage buttons and this one is from that collection. Thanks, BEEJ!  xoxoxo

And here is a wire one that I had far too much fun making.
And here is our adorable but mostly camera shy Allie.  Is she just too cute for words?