Thursday, March 15, 2012


I'd carefully selected beads for a project and placed them in the depressions in one of those artists' palettes when I was overcome by a fit of klutzivity and dumped the whole lot. OMG - what a mess! But wait... while I was picking them up, lightening struck! Wahoo!

I needed to make a ring for the Ohio Beaders' "ring along" and a piece of flat peyote for the ArtFire Beadweavers' peyote month; so using my accidental "bead soup" I made a ring on a peyote base. Now no one can even talk to me because I think I'm absolutely the cleverest person in the world. LOL!!!

Here's my ring - hope you like it:

You can check out the ArtFire Beadweavers Guild here, and here, and you can see all the Ohio Beaders ring along challenge rings here.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Alive and Well Underground

Gee it's been a while, hasn't it? I've been all kinds of busy this past month and had cataracts removed from both eyes (and doing well, thanks ;-D), but did manage to get a few things made and join the ArtFire Beadweavers' Guild swap challenge. Each swap participant has a swap partner and they exchange beads, then each makes something from the beads they receive. Here are the beads I received:

Wow! That's a lot of red, eh?

And here are the beads I'll be mailing off tomorrow - I hope my swap partner, Krafty Max, will like them:

Here's my favorite of the things I've made since the last time I posted. It's a pendant and I hope to get the rest of the necklace finished soon. So many projects, so little time... sigh