Sunday, April 29, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I did it the old fashioned way - my son picked them out of a bowl! Thanks to everyone who wanted to play, I'll do another challenge maybe in June, if there aren't too many then. In the meantime, if you all want to contact me with your addresses, I will send the beadies right out!
Monday, April 16, 2012
I am going to work with my man today, but wanted to show you what's new in the SueBeads shop! Rondelles! They aren't the same as the other ones I loved so much, and don't have any more of, and can't find any more of! But they are cool just the same. I made earrings from them - what do you think you would do with them? Want to show me? I will pick 5 people to participate in a challenge! You will receive a pair of these rondelle beads and we'll have a blog hop to see what you made!
Just comment on this post by Wednesday evening at 8 pm. I'll choose 5 random people to receive a random pair of these rondelles! We'll do a little blog hop on May 26th! That should give everyone enough time to get something done, especially if you are participating in other hops!
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
I made a pile of fluted enamel bead caps today - they will be available this weekend in my SueBeads etsy store! But I thought I'd show you an idea of how to use them. If you check my pinboard, Gorgeous Creations Using SueBeads (or something like that) you'll see how some other people have been using them!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
I think I really like the Ranger patinas - I have some beads and charms that won't take enamel, or take it very well, that I was going to destash but have been experimenting with the patinas instead! I love how they make these keys look like relics! You can find them in the SueBeads store! I'll have some in rust as well!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
As you know, I love glass. I have piles of glass rods to make into beads. Then that darn Barb Lewis offered her course in Maryland on enameling beads and I had to do that too, enamel being just finely powdered glass! Then of course I had to buy piles of beads to enamel - I liked enameling different beads, ones that were vintage and in cool shapes! I have some serious piles of metal beads, mostly brass, that won't take enamel. Then, the amazingly talented Melinda Orr offered some Ranger Patinas from Vintaj for sale and I hopped on them. After I made beads today, I decided to play around with the patinas and the beads. Super fun to make, and then you heat treat them with your little heat gun to seal the color! Love these - hope you do too! You can find my first seven sets in my SueBeads etsy store - I'll be making more later!