Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Progress on Orange Julia

Did get a little more beading on Orange Julia. Here she is, "In Progress".

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Clear Sky ~ Full Moon

After last weeks storms it was a delight to look up into the sky last night and see a clear midnight blue sky and a gorgeous full moon.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Tennis Bracelet #2

Had to do a second bracelet right away so I don't forget. This one is made with Amber Gold Luster seed beads and Topaz Swarvoski crystals.

Friday, August 24, 2007

My First Tennis Bracelet

This is my first tennis bracelet -- I will have to try to get a better photo because it is really quite pretty. Made in RAW with seed beads and Swarovski crystals. I can't wait to make another one.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Stormy Sky

Severe storms have been going through our area for several days now. I caught these photos at a little after 8 PM tonight -- the sun was trying hard to come through after one line of storms passed -- didn't make it though, as another line of storms came through. We are lucky here -- still have power and a dry basement -- there is massive flooding in the area and many people are without power. Even in all nature's fury, beauty can be seen.

Monday, August 20, 2007

In Between Projects.....

Had a little fun between projects making bracelet #4. You will get tired of seeing these before I get tired of making them LOL.
This one is lovely gold beads.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Magia del Verano ~ Summer Magic ~ Beaded Doll RR

This is my addition to Susan F's doll, Magia del Verano (Summer Magic).
This is a 100% beaded doll round robin. When I received Susan's adorable little doll, she had her face in place, This is a very nice doll form and stuffed very tightly. It was a lot of fun to work on -- this is my first beaded doll RR and I really enjoyed working on Magia del Verano. Susan requested warm colors --- to reflect her Arizona summers -- I may have gone up a few degrees in my colors and ended up hot. From here the doll travels to Indiana for more beading.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

A little more progress on Orange Julia

A little more beading done on the front of Orange Julia's body. I love the big orange nailhead bead.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Orange Julia's "Hair" finished -- I think

It sure takes a lot of time and beads to do hair -- and after all that work, it is even harder to get decent photos -- but here they are -- now I can begin the body and I am looking forward to that.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A Little More Done on Orange Julia

At last I was able to squeeze out a little extra time and did some more beading on Orange Julia. Her hair is almost complete. I will be glad to start a new phase on her -- so many pretty orange beads just waiting to be used ;-)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Nice Matters Award

"This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world."

You can imagine my surprise when Donetta honored me with this award. Thank you, Donetta, you made my day -- I am not worthy of such an award, but I will pass it on later this week to those who so truly deserve it. [The dolls for the women's shelters was started by Pat Winter -- already a recipient of this award -- and justly so] Thanks again, I appreciate the thought very much.

August 15, 2007
Today I have named Bobbi (Beading at the Beach), Diana (The Lone Beader) and Robin (Beadlust) as my choice for recipients of the Nice Matters Award.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Orange Julia's beginnings ....

I did a little beading on the "orange challenge" beaded doll. Want some practice before I do any stitching on the Summer Dayz beaded doll RR. Here's Orange Julia's start -- just a bit of hair -- but it's a start and I like the hair so far.

Friday, August 10, 2007

New Body Form for Orange challenge ~~~~~~~~~~ And Then There Were Three

A surprise package came in the mail yesterday from Sammy. Somehow Sammy knew I didn't have any orange material and so gifted me with a lovely assortment of oranges. Well, just had to make a new doll form for the "orange" beaded doll challenge with the fantastic fabric Sammy sent. Thank you so very much, Sammy -- it was such a surprise and sure made my day.

And then there were three....

Also did one more bracelet. They are addicting :-)

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Second Bracelet

I did get to do another bracelet right away -- I like these colors -- go well with jeans. I don't have the thread tails done, but the lighting was better this morning for a quick photo.
Here's a pic of the two bracelets together -- these are such fun to make --

Friday, August 03, 2007

RAW Bracelet -- Another first for me...

See, told you I couldn't get enough of beading. I saw a class was being offered at a bead shop not too far from me -- and, since I had never done a bracelet, thought I would give it a try. I loved it --- and the best part was all 8 who were in the class came home with a finished bracelet -- and all were really lovely. The different color combinations really change the look of this piece. Thank you Debra, it was a great class. Tonight I hope to make another so I don't forget how to do it.
(I did get another bracelet done tonight -- this one is in 'denim blues'. Hope to get a photo of it tomorrow)

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

My Bead-a-long "Orange Julia"

This should also be a fun challenge --- only shades of orange beads with one highlight color (mine will be a coppery brass color) may be used. This is for a bead-a-long and in the end, the finished doll stays with the maker -- so, Orange Julia will be mine ;-) I have even more orange and shades of orange beads -- so don't know for sure what all will be used. The fun of the beading journey. This little project will be my "take along" and "when I need a break" way of relaxing. I think it will be a blast.