Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

How To Videos

Learning is exciting and empowering.  I am always in awe of other jewelry makers and wonder how they do what they do.  Well many designers are nice enough to share tips and tricks in Jewelry Making.  This of course keeps us engaged in the creative process.

Life's demands do not always allow for us to attend jewelry making classes.  Well friends fret no more.  There are some wonderful online resources available.  

When you visit these sites take what you like and leave the rest.  I hope you find these sites useful.

Nina Designs 

Keep Creating!


A gift from my garden

Friday, April 12, 2013

7th Annual Bead Soup Blog Hop

7th Annual Bead Soup Blog Hop - 2nd Reveal

Once a year Lori Anderson hosts an international blogging and jewelry making event she calls the Bead Soup Blog Party!  Go to her site for a complete list of the 2nd group.

This year Lori paired up over 500 people, WOW!  Partners exchange beads, which we call BEAD SOUP.  From our soup mix we must use the focal bead and the clasp, the rest is optional. 

My partner Kelli Jacobson is from Texas.  OMG she sent me the most awesome package of beads.  Kelli has good taste and a generous heart.  Thank you Kelli!  Kelli is an awesome jewelry maker, a caring wife and great mom.  She is one busy lady who manages to make time for her creative business; Creative Moon Jewelry & Things while juggling the demands of life.   Do stop by her shop to see what she made from the bead mix I sent her!

I encourage you to also check out the Pinterest board that we’ve all added to during the bead soup reveals (there’s one more reveal next week).  You will find beautiful and interesting beaded items.  Some ready for purchase.  And remember while you are hopping around the blogs please leave a message.  

Beads I received from Kelli

beads I sent Kelli
wire wrapped earrings
rosary bracelet
Swarovski crystals, handmade chain and beautiful dragonfly pendant come together nicely.
I made the links for the chain the dragonfly provided by Kelli

Keep Creating,


Friday, April 5, 2013

Sunset Ride

This evening on our way home we took a scenic ride and saw nature in all its glory.  The air was crisp and calm.  The evening sky was clear and I felt like I could just reach up and touch the sky.  

If you look really close you will see a crane standing on a beaver's dam

We saw this herd of buffalo in the distance

We took a back road and were able to get a little closer

This tractor is now a piece of history

A wonderful ending to an evening ride with my honey.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Keep Creating,


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Pinteresting - Results of the 1st Bead Soup Reveal

I want to give a shout out to all the talented artists participating in the Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by Lori Anderson.  This is just a sample of the work that was revealed on March 30th.  The second reveal will begin on April 13th so mark your calendar!!!

With over 500 participants I was only able to post a few of the beautiful things that were presented so please browse through the list.

Also stop by the Vintage Apple and join in….

Keep Creating,