Sunday, April 7, 2019

Bead Peeps 2019 Swap n' Hop Reveal

Just to recap, these are the beads I gave (left) and received (right) from my partner Lori Jean Poppe. There was so much to work with I hardly knew where to begin! But I did get four pieces done and several more are designed and ready to be made. I made two pairs of earrings and two necklaces thus far. I would have gotten started on more, but my hours at work increased over the past month and it's been a rough adjustment. Anywho, ON TO THE PICTURES!

These were the first earrings I made. I really wanted to showcase the gorgeous glass beads Lori gave me. I used silver cones, as well as some silver spacers on the ends from my own stash.

This is the second piece I made. The only part of it from the swap is that awesome little piece of sea glass. I used wooden and glass beads to make an asymmetrical necklace. It may be taken apart later,I'm not sure if I like it 100%

I love these earrings! I had never made tassels before, and wasn't sure I liked them. I used the pink/brown ribbon,brass cones and some wire to put these together. I've already gotten compliments on them.

Last, but certainly not least, this final necklace. The only part of this not from the swap are the stick pearls and the chain. I used the purple rondelles and yellow bicones as spacers and made the focal from the glass bead, flowers and tear drop dangles. I really enjoy this piece. Designing it was a bit of guess work at times, but a random day off gave me the space and time to work out the colors properly.

That's all from me for now. I will be posting these on Instagram, which I'm hoping will be a more convenient way to post jewelry. I will also post my completed WIPS these, such as a spring necklaces using the bird and butterfly charms, as well as some bracelet ideas. I hope you all enjoy the Hop and I look forward to seeing what y'all make!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Bead Peeps Swap n' Hop 2019!

Here are the bead reveals from me and my partner Lori Jean Poppe for this year's swap. I am so excited for the reveal in April. I was given so many great things and have already finished some of my pieces.

My swap for Lori. I can't wait to see what she makes!

Overview of what I received. So many things!
Lori made those beads in the bottom right! 
They are so pretty.

I'm fairly sure I got one bead in each color of the rainbow.

Lori made that heart pendant. 
She also gave me two oil blends to use on those 
two lava beads. They smell amazing.

On a related note, I purchased this dragon 
pendant from Allegory Gallery recently. 
I'm trying to puzzle out a good design for it. 
Any thoughts?

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

What I've been working on...Please keep in mind, some of these are taken on my phone, and thus not the best photos. I am learning._.

Monday, January 14, 2019

New Pieces and Updates

So much has happened in the past year, I'm not sure where to begin. I got a car that I share with my sister (who works at the same place I do, so it works). I became the assistant manager of the clinic I work at! I lost my cat, and my dog will be going in for euthanasia tomorrow. This year has had highs and lows, obviously.

 Anywho, your probably here for shiny things. I only have pictures of two of the pieces I've made recently. I made these necklaces for coworkers of mine. This first one is a brass pendant that says RESIST, along with some wooden and glass beads. 

This other necklace is the first one I've done with a front clasp, and I'm super happy with it. The pendant was actually mistakenly delivered, but my coworker loved the colors. I used stone beads, pearls, and some light blue glass bi-cones for spacers. 

So that's it for now. I really want to try and get back into writing regularly. Both this blog and my personal writing projects have been neglected of late. Eventually I would love to get a laptop, so I can work on writing wherever I am, and turn my desk into a craft space.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

101 Goal in 1001 Days: Halfway Check-In
So this go around I have been keeping way better track of my goal list.  Having a bullet journal has been super helpful in this endeavor, which is in and of itself a goal.  Anywho, I wanted to check in halfway so I could further chart my progress.  Maybe next time I'll do monthly or quarter check -ins.  I dunno.  ON TO THE LIST!

This puts me at 29/101 completed.  I'm actually pleased with my progress.  Many of the ones I've not completed are in the works.  My end date is April 29, 2019, so I have plenty of time.  A few of these are going to happen anyway, so wish me luck!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Photo-A-Day Challenge: Part 2

In continuation of my last post here are the next 15 pictures for the November Photo-A-Day challenge.  They are in order from left to right from day 16-30.  If you want to participate in one in the future, visit Fat Mum Slim.  I suggest you try it, it's a really great way to challenge yourself.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Photo-A-Day Challenge: Part 1
As a part of my 101 goals in 1001 days, I have a goal to complete a photo challenge.  After many false starts, I am happy to say I am half way done with one!  My sister is doing it with me, so I'm sure that is helping.  

The challenge is the Fat Mum Slim Photo A Day Challenge.  She comes out with a monthly list of prompts to use.  So here is November's.

We're half way done.  So here are my photos so far.

I'm better at collaging in person -_-