Friday, June 24, 2011

Muffin Tin Challenge

I wanted to post this before I had to break down my computer and modem to bring over to the new house.  I finished my pieces from the ArtBeadScene's Muffin Tin Challenge.  It was a great break from boxes and sorting through stuff.  Here is my muffin tin -

I know the picture is not the greatest, but I found my camera for the projects so that is something. 

I was pleasantly surprised by the number of art beads I had at hand.  I used a Golem Studios bead for #3, a Green Girl Studios pendant for #7, a Captured Moments pendant for #10, a White Clover Kiln connector for #11 and a Jangles nest charm for #12.  

I should say that for #1 and #2 I just had to restring, add some beads and adjust those necklaces and #11 needed a connector.  But unfinished projects could count.  Everything else was made yesterday from the muffin tin ingredients.  I am off to go post these on flickr.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Fine Art of Procrastination

Now, I should say that there is an amazing amount of work that I can accomplish without a three (almost four) year old chasing around after me.  I am almost completely done packing my house.  The kitchen and the closet are the only things left to do and I have until Saturday.  Plus all of the packing, moving, bending and sorting have left me with a whopper of a neck pain.  Like cannot really bend over to pick anything up.  Which sort of prevents me from actually packing.  So I am taking a break to do this challenge

So, first things first, I needed a muffin tin.  Apparently not a lot of muffin baking going on in my house.  I prefer to get my muffins outside the home.  One trip to Target later and I am all set with a muffin tin.  Next problem, all of my beads are boxed up.  In a moving box, with heavy duty tape covering them.  So I have no idea where anything is.  The only beads that are not sealed are contained in this plastic box. 

My "In Case of a Beading Emergency Crack Open and Bead Box"

This box contains all of the beads and whatnot from my purple laptray which is now cleaned off for the first time since its purchase.  So, I am going to pull 12 projects from the beads contained in this box and that is it.  Third issue, I have packed away my camera.  But I do have my not-so-fantastic camera on my phone and that will have to do.  I am off to go get started on my sorting, stay tuned.....

Monday, June 20, 2011

Packing, packing and more packing

My boy is with my mom for the week.  He is getting spoiled beyond imagine.  I myself would love to spend my alone time making things, but that just ain't gonna happen.  I have to pack, we are moving on Saturday and there is LOTS to do.  I will probably not be able to post again till after the move, but I will post pictures when I get my new studio set up.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Stringing Magazine Came!!

And it is a good one.  My son is actually flipping through it right now showing me all the "pretties".  I like how all of the necklace projects are separated into categories.  I wish Stringing came out every month.  Wouldn't that be great?  I am really into all of the bright colors of the bracelet projects.  A lot of the stuff I have been working on lately is full of color.  I have two bracelets and a pair of earrings in this issue.

I love this bracelet, I made the matryoshka charms out of some inkjet shrinky dinks and a scrapbooking hole punch.

This bracelet is made with all ceramic beads from Golem Studios. 

I made these with some polymer clay beads from Humblebeads.

That's all, if you haven't seen the new Stringing, you should definitely check it out!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cranky Pants

That's me today.  I'm cranky.  I'm still waiting on my new Stringing magazine.  I am starting to think that my mailman swiped it.  He doesn't look like he is down with making jewelry, but who knows?  I am also having a serious case of bead show envy.  I want to go see the largest bead show in the whole wide world.  I want to take a jewelry class; I never have and I think that I would love it.  But, most of all, the weather in Wisconsin.  I looked it up, the high is going to be 60.  60 in June, I could not even imagine it.  I would be in heaven.  Buying beads and wearing pants and not being hot.  (I just read that and it sounds kinda funny, like I don't wear pants.  I meant that I hate being hot and wearing shorts, ironic since I have lived in Florida for 20+ years.  One of my secret goals in life is to live somewhere I can wear pants year round and never put on shorts).  Maybe one year.  It would be quite the journey from down here, but I feel like I need to see it, just once.

Anyway, hope your week is going great and you are not a cranky pants like me.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Weekend Work and New Beads

I really wanted to take a picture of the adorable new forest critters that I received from Tree Wings Studio but I never got a chance to.  I just started making them into this charm bracelet. 

The picture is a little dark, I took it late yesterday when there was not much sun.  But I just love the little sleeping animals.  This is one that I am going to keep for myself.

Some more new bracelets using vintage lucite and some glass beads from Hobby Lobby.

The pendant in this necklace is from Michaels and I filled it with some fabric.

I am not crazy about this necklace, but I also did not feel like re-stringing it.  The ceramic pendant is from White Clover Kiln.

One more bracelet with some vintage lucite.

That what kept me busy this weekend.  I have been hoping that my new Stringing magazine would come in the mail, but not yet.  I will probably stalk my mailman for it today.  Have a good week!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

There are lots of things I should be doing

Like cleaning, laundry, taking stuff to the dry cleaners.  More laundry.  I should certainly not be buying more little critter beads from Tree Wings Studio.  But I am powerless against that much cuteness.  I should also not be running to Barnes and Noble to see if this magazine has come out yet.

Oh well.

 I can be responsible tomorrow.