Friday, September 27, 2013

Happy Birthday

Happy 12th birthday to my daughter, Katie!

I can't believe how quickly time flies!!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Catching up

My goodness--it's almost been a week since I last blogged.  Things have been pretty busy between work and two active girls.  I've also been working late to finish my submissions to Stringing's Spring 2014 issue.  Emailed them today, so now it's a waiting game.

I did finally get back on the torch this past weekend.  One of the beads I made is featured in one of the Stringing submissions.  This is one of my other favorites.

I plan to us it in a Halloween themed piece--as soon as I feel inspired!

Tomorrow is my youngest's 12th birthday.  That means one thing--a sleepover tomorrow night.  She's only having 3 girls over, but it's amazing how they can make such big messes!  I'm anticipating a marathon cleaning day Saturday!

Tonight, after Hannah's volleyball game, I hope to try my hand at bead embroidery.  I've never attempted it, but I'm itching to try something new.  We'll see how it goes!

Friday, September 20, 2013


I had my showing for the lady at the local gift shop yesterday, and despite my extreme nervousness, it went quite well.  I took a couple dozen pieces for her to look at, and she chose 10 to display in her store.  I'm very excited.  This is my first consignment arrangement, and I hope it goes well.  Among her choices were:

Hearts Aflutter

Industrial Chic


Flower Drops

Hope everyone has a great weekend!  I'm hoping for a nice, relaxing one.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I'm nervous!

I have an appointment tomorrow afternoon with the owner of a local gift shop to see if she will carry some of my jewelry.  I've been a bundle of nerves for days!  This is the first time I've done anything like this, and it took a lot for me to get up the nerve to even touch base with her.  I'm hoping for good news, but there's always that fear of rejection.  

I made these tags to put on my necklaces and bracelets, and plan to make similar ones for earring cards.

They're kind of rustic looking, which is what I was going for. If I had more time, I probably would have had some printed, but I only had about a week to prepare.  Tonight I have to finish picking out my pieces and get everything ready to go.

Hopefully by this time tomorrow I'll have some good news!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

I'm in love

I am in love.  Round Rabbit is having a shop update tomorrow, and I absolutely adore these items.

I can't decide which I like the most.  If only my purse were a little larger!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Happy birthday

Today is my BFF Misty's birthday.  She's a whole month and 5 days older than me, so every year I tease her about that.  One of her gifts is this bracelet I made.

I haven't mailed it yet, so hopefully she won't see this post until she gets it.  If she does, at least she has another gift that isn't pictured on the way.  

The happy bead and the red dangly bead are Jangles.  You can't tell it from this pic (the sun was quite bright), but the red bead has little pale orange polka dots on it. 

Happy birthday, Misty! 

Friday, September 6, 2013


Seems like it's been a long week, and I'm so ready for the weekend!  I'm pretty psyched, too, that the kids don't have any activities tonight, so we get a (hopefully) relaxing night at home.  Tomorrow I'm planning to decorate the house for fall, but tonight I hope to do as little as possible.

These are some pendants I whipped up.  I was on a roll the night I made them, but I didn't finish the pieces.  Maybe this weekend I'll get a chance to.

The leaf in pendant #1 is from Humblebeads, and the lampwork glass bead is from Heirlooms in Glass.  The orange and brown bead in pendant #2 is from Ornamentea.  Pendant #3 contains beads from Gaea and Heirlooms in Glass.  Finally, the leaf and brown spacer in pendant #4 are from Ornamentea, and the brown and orange beads from Heirlooms in Glass.  

Hope you have a relaxing weekend, too!