Friday, February 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Jannibellie!

Ok, so sometime last year, I discovered this wonderful artist named Jennibellie from her amazing blog.  She is incredibly generous in sharing her tutorials for much of her mixed media art, and she has influenced my art and enabled me to create things I have wanted to do, but was too timid or too inexperienced at mixed media to realize.  So to thank her for that, and to show the fun flowers I used to decorate our Christmas tree, I decided to share some photos, and the links to her blog and her Etsy shop.

First, her blog:
Second, her Etsy shop:
And as an extra bonus, her YouTube:

And now, the fun flowers I used as decorations for this year's Christmas tree.

And so, thanks again and happy birthday to Jennibellie!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

BSBP Loot!

My partner, Marie Covert, sent the most amazing soup to me, and I just had to share.  She sent a gorgeous focal, and it even had bling, although you can't see it so well in these photos.  I promise, when the finished project is on the blog, you will see just how gorgeous it is!  She also sent seedies, which, as all you seed beaders know, is like treasure from heaven, and she sent cute crystals and accent beads, which will go beautifully with my plan for the project.  As I already told Marie, she is totally outside my usual color palette, although I have been wanting to make something in ocean colors, so it is really making me happy!  Stay tuned for pixillated updates building up to the final reveal!!

I want to thank Lori Anderson for pairing me with Marie, a fellow seedie freak, and to Marie for her cool soup!  Off we go!

Focal and clasp with accents and danglies


Crystals and accents

I know the pix aren't all that great, but we will definitely get better ones as things go along. Stay tuned for wonderfulness!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Well, I have decided to play in Lori Anderson's 7th Bead Soup Blog Party.  I was hesitant, because my eye problems have caused me to miss several deadlines in the past, but there is enough time for this one, and I am sure I can do it.  I am on two new meds, and waiting for my left cornea to heal enough to get cataract surgery.  So far, it is pretty rough, but hopefully the meds will help.

Anyway, enough depressing medical stuff, my partner in this party endeavor is Marie Covert of Thistledown and Swaddlings.  She is a seed beader, like me, and has some eye issues as well.  Lori must have been psychic or something, because I think Marie and I will be a perfect pair.  I can hardly wait to see the goodies in store, and to send Marie her goodies as well!  Fun in bead land, and all because of the oldest established permanent floating Bead Soup Blog Party in the world!  Thanks, again, again, again Lori!