Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New Bead Design!!!

This is a new bead I made the other day - I had been working on the design with evil purple, and I really love it, but need to perfect it (the purple one!). I decided to make a sunny bead, and I really love how it turned out! It's primitive on purpose - a heart if you couldn't tell! The big holed bead on the bottom is one of the best I've done, I think, so it's included. You can find it for auction on ebay, but if you want one, email me! I'm going to be making more in some other sunny colors! Click on it - you know you want to!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Recycled Wine Bottle Beads

Here are some new beads for you to look at! They were made from a Luna di Luna cobalt blue wine bottle! They are slightly graduated from 11mm to 13mm and would make a striking necklace! I just think these are so cool. They are not the easiest beads to make; I'm using a minor on what is basically pyrex-type glass. But I'm having fun figuring it out! You can see them on ebay. I hope to have some more soon. The art world is apparently going through a "slow down" just like our economy. Although I would have to call it a depression, personally - it's depressing when what you do for a living isn't really cutting it money-wise!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Where Are You From? Scrabble Tile Pendants

I am having fun making these scrabble tile pendants. I had a dream the other night about using an old map I found in my desk drawer. I hurriedly made all kinds of little rectangle cuts in the map, made all the pendants, then waited for my wonderful Phil to take the photos. Did a quick little search on etsy to see what's out there, and lo and behold, my philosophy of life came true - there are no original ideas!!! Oh well, I think there's room for more than one, so I'm going ahead with my map pendants. Whether you live in a certain area, or have visited and had a wonderful time, or need a gift for a relative or friend who lives somewhere else, these are great! You can also email me to request a certain map - it may take a week, but I'm sure I'll find it! Meantime, here's a photo - where are you from? : )
BTW, I like that little Wise Man in the first picture! You can find it on etsy now, too!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

New Line and Some Eye Candy

I added a new line of crafts to my etsy site - Scrabble Tile Pendants! I have a lot of fun making these, and they are really cool! They are nice and shiny because I coat them with a diamond glaze that makes them shiny and hard. They are wonderful! Look for new ones regularly. Also, I've added a cute earring bead set to my etsy site - just click on the pictures to go to them, to buy them!
Have a great Sunday! I had a good weekend, but didn't get much done. So now I'm working!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

New Beads on Etsy!

Hi there - just got back from my daughter's Fine Arts Festival at her school - she played the saxophone magnificently! I have some new beads listed on etsy, since the shop is almost sold out except for the spacer beads (which are a bargain!). Thanks for looking - have a nice Sunday!

Friday, April 11, 2008

More eye candy on a stormy night!

I don't know about you, but I love eye candy. I love to see what other jewelry artists and lampwork artists are doing - it makes me beady happy! I really enjoy what I do - good thing, since I'm not making a living from it! But to be happy on a daily basis creating things that people like to look at - that's a nice job!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

New Beads and Jewelry on Etsy

Hi there! Long time, no blog! Life gets busy! I put some new beads and some new jewelry on etsy today - take a look! Click on BellaHannahJane or SueBeads!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


The jewelry etsy store, named for my daughter, is now up and running! Check it out at BellaHannahJane!

Art Elements Theme of the Month - Tidepools

It's time for another challenge, and this month Lesley picked tidepools as the theme for May!  I was all over it! I've been spending...