Skip to main content

Beads from Bliss



Oh man, what a week it's been. I found out I have really high blood pressure. I mean, really high. I hope it's just a leftover from the stress that I was going through all summer and that it will go away with some changes like exercise, positive thinking, etc. I haven't been doing much, trying to alleviate some stress and get some rest this week. I did make beads last night and will be shortly, but wanted to show you two beads I made in the Hard Candy class at Art Bliss last weekend (I gave my kids each one of the other two I made, so no photos - they have disappeared into the dark recesses of their rooms!). I had a great time and Melissa was a really great, laid-back teacher! I'm happy for what I learned and grateful that I could have the opportunity to go! I'll have some photos of all the charms I received in the swap tomorrow - we have some talented ladies out there!

Comments

TesoriTrovati said…
Take.Good.Care. YOu are the only SueBeads we've got! I love these beads. Looks like a fun class.
Enjoy the day!
Erin
Take good care of yourself. I hope your blood pressure problems improve!
mairedodd said…
take care - coolest beads - i really love them...
I really love the color of these. Your enameling looks great and covers the beads well. I had issues with mine. It was great to spend the time with you. Hope we can do it again next year!
Pretty Things said…
Oh eek, take care of the high blood pressure!

I love what you made! And hope to see you at next year's event!
Gardanne said…
Those enamel beads are beautiful, glad you had a fun class. More time in the studio should get that blood pressure down.
sasha and max said…
take care of yourself Sue - I had the same problem this time last year brought on by work stress and not enough exercise - its very scary but you can get it down with focus - diet, exercise and trying not to have the mind dwelling on all the negative stuff.
Vicki :)
Silver Parrot said…
I'm glad you're taking steps to look after yourself. I know from experience how hard it is to watch your health when you're undergoing a stressful period! Love the new beads - they are gorgeous!
Cindy said…
I'm enjoying seeing everyone's Hard Candy beads! This turned out great!! It was great seeing you last weekend! :-)
Cindy
stregata said…
Hope you can get the blood pressure under control! Not good.
Love those Hard Candy beads (drool)!!
SummersStudio said…
Oh, do take care of yourself. High BP is a scary kind of thing and makes you feel pretty awful as well. Love those beads!
Anonymous said…
Hey Sue, sorry to hear about the high blood pressure. Please take care of yourself, relax and I hope the stressful period you were going through is all behind you.
Those are awesome beads! I just love the.
Jeanette

Popular posts from this blog

Happy Accident!

Months ago, I took a class at ArtBliss given by Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire. It involved learning how to make torch-fired enamel beads. I loved it - as you may be able to guess. Barbara did teach us how to fuse items into a flat pendant, but we didn't spend a lot of time on that process, as the day seemed to go so fast! I was making enameled pieces the other night, and due to my own ineptness (remember the big toe burn???) I was able to fuse these two pieces together totally by accident. Now of course, it isn't a usable piece. However, now that I know how to do it, I can see some pieces like this in my future! I can't wait to get more copper cutouts!

Art Elements February Theme Challenge - Birds of Prey

Cathy Mendola chose Birds of Prey for the theme this month, and it's a pretty awesome theme. You are going to see some amazing work by my team members and the guests who have participated this month! I had plans of doing more than I did, as indicated by the purchases I made for the projects I had in my head. However, I have been doing some work in my house, so whenever time permitted, meaning after work and weekend hours, we were pretty much doing the room renovations. One of them is going to be my study/studio, and I seem to be foiled at every move by trying to get some work tables. So I have only one small project to show you this month.  But first, the purchases!

This first Bali carved owl totem I got from fifirosedesigns on etsy - I wanted to make a mold and make my own cabochon to use in a necklace. However, I really did get around to doing that. So, I purchased the owl heads below.

These owl head cabochons are from ArtisticVariations84 on etsy - they are just fantastic, but …

January Art Elements Theme Challenge - Moon

Lindsay Starr chose moon as the theme for the AE Design Challenge this month! Great choice, Lindsay! I knew I had a pendant from Vincent and Nooma from Inviciti that I wanted to use, and I have some moon face polymer clay cabochons I had made a while ago, so I was all set!

First, I used the pendant to create a simple necklace. I haven't strung beads in a very long time, and being that I enjoy simple designs for myself, I set out to find the perfect red beads. I chose faceted red jade from Golden Age Beads.  I also spied some other beads I really want, but am basically on a buying freeze so....maybe another time! I separated the red jade beads with some cute titanium spacers I had picked up at a bead show a long time ago, and I highlighted the pendant with some gold alcohol ink to make the moon show up better!



The second piece I made was influenced by Game of Thrones. Late to the party as ever, I just started watching it. I'm on Season 3 Finale - I use it as a carrot to make my…