Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party and New Pieces

Pretty excited here for many reasons. My son is coming today to help me out for two weeks. So I will get to see and visit him and also have some help with the broken ankle.

I am also excited because I taught myself a couple new chain maille weaves. European 6 in 1 and European 4 in 1. The picture is of a bracelet I made with European 6 in 1. It is a fun weave to do.

And last but not least I got my partners name for the Bead Soup Blog Party. I am going to get my beads together today for her and get them shipped out as soon as she sends me her address. I already emailed her with my info. I think this will be a fun project and can't wait to see everyones beads and what they make with them.

Hope everyone is having a great summer and challenging their creativity with new things.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Beading and Friendship Toast

I was just thinking one day about all my beading and clay friends. They have really added a wonderful dimension to my life. So I wrote this up for all of us.

So let's have a drink to our family and friends;
And to strings of beads, without any ends;
To hugging and holding;
To stringing and molding;
To hugs and kisses;
To wiring and stiches;
I wish you a life of creative endevour;
I wish you a life with loved ones forever.

Bead Soup Blog Party

Wow, I can't believe it has been two years since I entered anything on here. I better get going on this thing. :)

I am entering my first Bead Soup Blog Party. I thought it would be a good opportunity to created some inner growth and do some networking. I want to make a special focal bead for the exchange. It will be fun what comes my way that I will need to make something out of.

I have been doing a lot of wire working lately. I am laid up with a broken ankle so it is difficult to do much of anything marketing wise. I can't get out and sell, I can't even take pictures of what I am making to put on the website. What a way to totally ruin a summer. I still have 6-8 more weeks of no weight bearing on my ankle. I will have a lot to catch up with by then

I do have two chain maille classes that are coming up that I will be teaching at Potomac Bead Company in Pheonixville, PA I am so glad for these as I will be able to get out of the house and interact with some other jewelry people.