Friday, February 14, 2014


This is from Heather Powers great Art Bead Scene Blog. Another great place to sign up for a constant news feed of great information and tips.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Bead Soup

Don't forget - Bead Soup sign ups are for one day only - Today! Right now until midnight.
Press the "Sign Up" Button and it will take you there.  : - )  I hope!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Waxing Fantasy

I've been working on renewing my casting skills lately and pulled out an old piece to finish while watching the Olympics.   I could use a little fantasy in my life (like creative types can't conjure up all kinds of that - LOL) so here is my faerie sitting on a branch.  She will end up being a pendant.  There is still lots of work to do but mostly I'd like for her to stay simple....faerie's ought to be simple, don't you think?

You need to ignore the wax colors and look past all of that.  I must have started with a softer blue injection wax and then switched to a red (it's harder) but it all melts out of the investment the same and then it will all look the same.  I'm still struggling with what design to put on those wings - it's always a stumbling block for me.  I'm sure Cinderella was just happy for her fairy Godmother and not obsessing about whether she had dots or swirls on those wings.  There's a lesson to be had there I'm pretty sure.  Especially if my goal is to keep it simple.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

It's Giveaway February

Earthshine Beads is having a Giveaway - aren't these too cute for words?  I found this on Monique's blog post so I'm passing it on here too.  You can't win if you don't play, remember?  This is what she's giving away and here is where you can go to sign up: Facebook - Blog.

Besides all of that she looks like a interesting artist and worth following so check her out.

Now go forth and win your own Funky Chicken - !!!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Bead Soup Time

It's that time of the year for Lori Anderson's great blog hop.  If you've never participated in a blog hop I'm sure you'd enjoy this one.  Lori has always been the master of this type of hop.  Its well attended - full of great artists and designers - and just plain fun.  What a great way to get your creative juices going, whether you are mired down in snow or enjoying your summer in a different country - or in other parts of this one (you rats you!- LOL). 

Bead Soup Blog Party - is where you go to get your info and your bead mojo on.  Be sure to sign up on time and join in the fun.  I know I'm going to enjoy every minute of concentrating on this.

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On a separate note.  I won!  Donna, from CG Bead Rollers contacted me concerning her Giveaway.  I won one of the five anniversary rollers.  I am ecstatic.  This couldn't come at a better time here and I am exceedingly grateful for the "pick me up". Besides, these bead rollers are just great!  You can't win if you don't enter these giveaways so please do - you get to know some great vendors and I'd never recommend something that wasn't the bomb!