Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hi, My name is Stephanie

And I cannot stop buying these beads from Gaea.

Those are just the ones I have not made into something yet. There are more, lots more.  I may have a problem.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Busy Beading, not blogging

It seems as though I have not had a lot of extra time lately.  When I do, I usually choose to make stuff instead of take pictures of stuff.  I really don't like taking pictures of stuff.  I am so bad at it.  I have been trying for years to find the right lighting so my designs look nice, with no shadows.  This seems impossible to me.  For some reason my house is either devoid of light or has too much of it.  And going outside in the 92 degree weather which I am currently enduring is just not so much fun.  Plus the sun is sooooo bright I always get awful shadows.  I suppose I will figure it out one of these days.  Anywho, this is what I have been working on.


More Earrings

Some necklaces with some lucite strung on some chain.  These actually look really cute on.

I also made some charms that I will be adding to my Etsy store.

That's all for now, have a nice week!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bead Table Wednesday Before & After

I was fortunate to get some beading in today while my boy was taking his nap.  Some days when I make stuff I love it, other days not so much.  But today I was pretty pleased with how everything turned out.

The before shot

After.  I used the two vintage - inspired pendants that I made from a couple of posts ago.  I think I might write up a little tutorial on how I made them.  If anyone is interested, please let me know.

Have a good rest of the week!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Etsy Listings

Finally got a chance to update my etsy store with some new listings.  See you tomorrow for Bead Table Wednesday!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bead Table Wed -er Thursday?

I had great intentions of placing my picture in the Flickr group yesterday for Bead Table Wednesday.  I even took the picures and everything.  But my new computer did not want to cooperate.  I am still trying to get the hang of this thing.  It is like 100 times faster then the old one, but it is also super sensitive.  Everything except for the space bar.  That you really have to press for it to work.  Errrgh.  I do not like change.  Finger crossed I will get used to this soon before I get super frustrated.  Anyway, I wanted to do a quick post with what I have been working on before I leave to go visit my mom for Mother's Day.

What I was planning on showing yesterday.  Some finished projects that I completed this week.

Some wooden pendants that I was making earlier in the week and the beginnings of a bracelet (?) maybe.  Still thinking about that one.

A close up of two of the wooden pendants that I made with some crackle paint and water transfers.

And lastly, this fun bracelet that I am thinking of entering in the May ArtBeadScene challenge.  I did not make it specifically for that, but I think it might work.

I ordered some beads online this week, so I should have some eye candy to share next week.  Hope everyone has a nice weekend!