Tag: beading

Laying low …

WWU:  Assisted fellow-staff with one nasty case of Norovirus this past weekend.  While I cleaned and scrubbed [head to toe] with soap, sanitizer and BLEACH, I woke up Tuesday moving slow, with pains (head ache and back ache) … Jumping to the only sensical conclusion, I announced to the family that I was suffering from Noro-meningitis …

Tragedy … But, I’m Grateful …

And, still a BRAT! But for the grace of God … I could have lost my studio last Friday.  I had a kiln malfunction (I believe a relay got STUCK), and while I slept, and then worked – my kiln was running full-steam ahead for some 17+ hours.  It took 4 days to air-out the …

Relentless, tenacious perseverance pays off …

Sure it does … Or it makes me a Magatama-Master … Or, maybe just mulish and crazy!  But – after reloading those darn 8 strings some 32 times … I win!  Thank goodness for QUICK projects!!! [Snarl!] So, those tiny little buggers have to be loaded onto the cord (read: string!) in a specific, single-file …

I’m still here …

It’s been forever, I know.  Busy mixed with a little funk, I guess.  Not so much going on in the kilns, but I did get all of my beading supplies moved from my ‘office’ to the studio.  This meant a lot of deep cleaning, reorganizing and stair climbing(!), but I like it … I also …

And now to PARTAY!!!

OK, umm – so maybe not with champagne, but … It’s over for another 364 days, WAHOO!!! And, look at what I made today.  It’s  a chainmail pinecone.  Cuz – I can!!!  And … it is “4 out of 5 intermediate advanced” on the difficulty scale …(?) Watch me go!   Then I made this.  …

Just because …

This post is just because I can!  And – because I have a few photos to share … I’ve been a busy beading-ninja!  I’m working on bracelets and pins/pendants and wire-wrapping, OH MY!  Here are a couple of bracelets – one done and one a work-in-progress:         And, SHHHHHH – don’t tell anyone, but I’m …

12-12-12 …

Pretty cool! And – I’m in my studio, with my insomnia being soothed by the rhythmic sound of snoring studio-pooches (Maggie and Kat) while the kilns click in the background.  Doesn’t get much better … Spent some time with the plotter tonight … working through some additional ideas for recycled wine/liquor bottles (more to come, but – …

Beading Expert … Oh YEAH!

My bracelet is DONE!  And, while I can’t say that I ‘enjoyed the process’ so much ( – more like a dedicated, JONESING addict meets Determined Insomniac) … it’s DONE – and I LIKE IT!!!  So much so, that I wore it while grocery shopping.  Cuz, YOU KNOW – nothing says ‘Classy Cougar’ like a …

Possessed …

But, you know, in a good way!  Came upon a few inspiring images and caught ‘a fever’.  I’m working on a peacock platter, fused mosaic style.  Here’s the rough lay-out.  Now to decide on the mosaic border – clear irid, pale yellow irid or white iridescent glass … I’m leaning towards the white irid. And …