Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

This is who will be running around my neighborhood tonight. Have a good Halloween!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall Styles

I really love these sweet little fall beads that I got from Humblebeads.  Now, I just need to find something to wear these with.

I love those solid pumpkin-colored flowers.  I also bought a new app that does collages right on your phone.  I'm sure this has been out for awhile, but it takes me a while to learn about these things. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Things I love right now

Lovely fall colored Czech glass beads.

My new favorite bracelet style especially with these adorable art tiles and connectors from my Vintaj BigKick.  These earrings, which I did not think I would like the feathers, but I do.

These purties from Humblebeads.  Already made them into something fun.  I will show the stuff as soon as I get some pictures.  Hope everyone is having a good week!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

BTW - What I have been up to

Making bracelets and trying to think outside my usual style.

Playing with the Instagram app on my phone.

Trying to get organized.  It is so hard for me.  I bought these to contain my many different colors and gauges of jumprings.

The high is going to be 74 tomorrow!  So excited!!  Now it just needs to stay that way.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Owl!

I had purchased this lovely set of beads from Gaea about a month ago.  I, like a total dodo head, put my old address in paypal instead of my new one.  So, I tracked it and watched it go undeliverable at my old address and then into mail limbo.  I thought maybe it would get sent back, but it found its way into my mailbox today.  Yea!!

Speaking of Gaea, head over to her blog she is doing a give-away for some awesome bead bundles!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I got issues

Blog post titles are not coming to me today, so I will just go with this.  Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by for Lorelei and Shannon's Lima Beads Challenge!  Everyone made such great pieces.  I loved seeing how different people came up with different ideas from the same stuff. 

I should be cleaning my bathrooms right now, but instead I am trolling on Etsy buying art beads that I know I don't need and shouldn't get.  But, I cannot help myself.  They sit there and call to me.  Buy me Stephanie, you know you want to.  Add a sale to that, and I have zero self control. 

I had to pick up my son from school today because he broke out in hives.  I mean the kid is convered in them.  He had them yesterday, took him to the doctor and they said give him Benadryl.  I went to three different drug stores to get Benadryl and was told in the last one that they have taken Children's Benadryl off the market.  This is not comforting to me.  I bought the generic Wal-Dryl and have been giving that to him.  They went away and this morning, seeing as he was almost back to normal I sent him on his way.  Forty five minutes later, I am on the phone with the nurse, asking me to come get him.  He broke out again, in all new places.  Really?  Come on. Since he started school he has been sick three times (three out of three of those times passing along the cold to me) and now hives.  What are they doing to him? 

Here's hoping for some non sick days.  At least I have new beads coming my way.  :)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Lima Beads Challenge

I love me some Lima Beads.  They send me a coupon code every week and when I do place an order before 3, they ship it out that day.  For someone who hates waiting long for her impulse bead buys, that is a huge selling point.  Anywho, when I saw that Lorelei and Shannon were hosting a Lima Beads Challenge, I knew I wanted to get one of those kits.  When I first opened it, I was slightly overwhelmed.  Great colors, great beads, but a lot of stuff I usually never work with.  But, this is a challenge so I dived in.  First up, I knew that I wanted to use all of the green beads in one piece and the purple and yellow beads in another.  I found 2 pendants, one from PorkChopShow and the other from Green Girl Studios.  My first piece is definitely my "style", one strand strung, lots of flower beads, but I do really like it.

The next necklace I really struggled with.  I had set out the green Czech glass beads and pearl sticks to go with a Green Girl Studios bead but had no idea what I was going to make with it.  Then I downloaded the new copy of BeadStyle unto my Nook and there it was - the perfect idea.  There was a lovely necklace inside the issue that used some cross pearls, large metal beads and some chain.  My necklace is inspired from that piece.  I added a tube filled with some minty crystals and placed it at the bottom of the piece and attached the two strands of chain together.  Here it is-

I need some place to wear it.  It is so pretty on, I don't just want to wear it when I drop my son off at school.

It was also very hard to photograph, sorry I know these shots aren't the best.

This is so out of my box, and I did say that I wanted to challenge myself more, so I was very happy with it.  Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Happy October

I love this time of year.  It gets to be a little bit more bearable temperature wise; the highs usually don't go past 85.  I get to put out all my Halloween and Autumn decorations.  There is always lots of craft fairs and art festivals to check out.  Definitely my favorite time of year.  I have been busy,busy, busy making stuff for two people to bring into their work and getting my boy all situated in his new class.  I have also been making some stuff with some art beads that I have been hoarding.  I don't know what I want to do with them.  Keep them or list them on Etsy. 

You can see the two connectors that I made with my Vintaj Bigkick.  That machine is so awesome.