Saturday, November 26, 2011



Don'tcha just love asymmetrical stuff?  I do.  So, I had this cuff blank that was really cool so I beaded this cuff. :D

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A New Bracelet

The other day my new issue of Bead & Button arrived and, inside, was a tutorial by Connie Whittaker, on how to make this cool bracelet.  So, I made a red one and sold it immediately.  Yay!  It was fun to make so I made this blue one.  :D

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Upon Being Demented

So, I am making this beaded thing.  I can't decide if I like it or not.  Probably I will when it's finished but I can't finish the beading around the cabs until I make the rope.  So, I get my beads and begin sewing.  I'm almost done with one side when I look closely and see that I have picked up the wrong container of beads.  My rope doesn't match!  What a doof I am.  So, what to do, what to do??

Aha!  I will turn the rope into a bracelet.  I added some silver cones and made a wire wrapped clasp and got a pretty nice bracelet.
Now I have to go find the container with the correct color beads.  Otherwise...I'll have another bracelet.  I wish I could blame this on Ipo.  :D

Monday, November 7, 2011

Purse Holders and More Pens


Aren't these just too much fun?  I love the Hawaii Happy Face with its hibiscus.    Beej, see your cool cane?  ;D

Saturday, November 5, 2011

SOS Strikes Again

I was getting my pens ready to list in my ArtFire shop when who came to supervise?  Guess.  :D  I love this cat.
Despite ipo, I did manage to get 3 pens listed.  Here they are.  ;D

Friday, November 4, 2011


It's pen time again.  I's Christmas Holiday Time again!  ;D  The last few years I have sold these pens to people giving them as gifts to the mailman, their doctor, their friends, their student kids, as hostess gifts, to business acquaintances, to office staff and partners, their lawyers, and the list goes on.  I never realized just how many people use pens.  It seems that we have a computer society but these pens just fly off my virtual shelves.  Here are just two from my stash.  I'm hoping for nice weather so I can get them all photographed and into my shops.  I love this green one.  Men Pens!  :D

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Resin and A Bangle

And so, one fine day I was grouching on my clay forum about this resin I'd purchased that was very expensive then just quit working.  Later on, I got this nice email from a man named Terry.  He makes resin and offered to send me a sample.  Well, not only did he send me a sample but it came with this really cool metal applicator.  And it works GREAT!  I only needed a small amount, too.   Here's the purse holder I made.
I put several drops on then spread it with a tooth pick.  There were a few air bubbles but not many.  I dropped the purse holder on my desk a few times which brought the bubbles to the top where they popped all by themselves.  A couple I touched with my finger and they were gone.  Then I put the holder out in the sunshine.

When it was dry I found one tiny air bubble I'd missed so I put on another coat and back into the sunshine it went.  It's taken way longer than it should because it's been cloudy and rainy here.  But, no matter, the purse holder hardened up nicely and that air bubble is no more.  :)

This stuff is super, yanno!  It doesn't pull away from the edges like the other unnamed resin I had.  It stays where you put it and is really good stuff.  Here is Terry's site in case any of you are interested.  It's

And then I got insane and decided I just *HAD* to make this bangle that was on the cover of Bead & Button a couple months ago.  It didn't look ALL that difficult.  Hah.  Let me tell you that it was a bear to make.  But, it came out pretty and I like it a lot.  :)  Isn't that amber color just too gorgeous?  I love it.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

New Goodies!

New stuff is appearing as I get ready for my home craft fair.  This is so much fun!  :)