Monday, August 29, 2011

Lots of beady FUN on Saturday!

This past Saturday, my husband and I went to the Bead Mercantile show in Cincinnati. There was also a gemstone show in the area, so we went to both. My husband is a lampwork artist and he spent much of the time there talking to other lampwork artists. He really enjoyed himself as I walked around spending money..ha ha.

 I spent too much but did get lots of goodies. Wanna See?
Aren't they gorgeous?!? Oh, there's more...

I'm really excited about those teardrop beads pictured above..the green and brown ones = loveliness! 
And of course, my favorite colors...
I give up on trying to steer clear of the blues, greens, aquas and coppers-it's just no use. I immediately gravitate to them. Please tell me that I am not the only one who does this?!?!
I did buy something a bit different for me though and I have a plan for these beauties. Think frosty, icy weather.
Now the plan for today is straightening up the bead studio and making room for the new stash and hopefully getting to create a new piece or two.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bead Soup Partner & The Soup

I'm thrilled with my bead partner, Diana Ptaszynski, of Suburban Girl Studios. We have been messaging and getting to know each other on Facebook. She is a talented ceramic artist and you can see her work here. If you are interested in buying some of her jewelry components check out her other Etsy shop here. She was kind enough to send me a goodie bag!
Aren't they gorgeous?!? Can't wait to play with them but first..I must create with the bead soup that she sent me-which I am super excited about....

 Can you blame me for being excited? I just happen to love the colors she sent, the coppers, turquoise, browns-my very favorite colors. 

Stay tuned to see what I come up with. The reveal date is September 17th.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Intergalactic Bead Show!

On Sunday I attended the The Intergalactic Bead Show and I tried to hard not to buy what I usually buy which is blues, greens, browns and copper BUT I failed..I failed miserably!
Oh well, what's a girl to do? I did score some pretty cool things. I tend to spend a lot of money at the AD Adornments booth. Here are some of my goodies that I purchased. It will be really hard to part with those two pendants. In fact, I might not.
Okay, now I need to start saving $ for the next bead show.
Happy Creating!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bead Soup Time!

Lori Anderson is once again hosting Bead Soup Blog Party, but it will be my first time signing up and I am so excited!!! Anyone can sign up, you do it here. Hurry up because you only have 3 days....