Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Post, A Post, I need a Post!

Forgot I didn't have one waiting in the queue! Biggest best grin! I've been writing my posts as the mood struck and then placing them in the queue so they would automatically post at even intervals helping me become less sporadic and keeping my writing natural. Until, that is, you forget you don't have a post written lol

On the desk today is piece three for the Bead Soup Blog Party on Saturday. It's been a long week and I haven't been feeling very creative so it's still lacking a couple inches of chain. It's coming along and it's really pretty and far more ornate than my usual. I'm really glad that that's the purpose of Bead Soup :D I have a tendency to start a project and then put it aside if it isn't in my norm. These three projects have pushed me to pick up ideas and run with them. Reminded me to play with my beads and just enjoy the process and the outcome.

Unfortunately, It doesn't look like I'll get to the Scarab before the hop but I will be sure to post it when I do have time play..... I do however, have for you the inspiration pic for number three. It is a repin from my Sunrise board on Pinterest, the colors caught my attention out of the corner of my eye as I was looking through the beads Courtney sent. Effectively choosing what to use next for me.

Source: flickr.com via Dana on Pinterest

Make sure to pop back in on Saturday to see what I made. I'll also have a list of the other Bead Soup'ers so you can hop the blogs with us. Just make sure you have a comfy chair, your coffee or tea and a drool rag ready! There are a lot of us and we are one talented group!! I can't wait to see what everyone else has been making!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Skeleton Key Sneak Peek

........... taaadaaaa

Got those beads moved and now my pliers are in the way. Maybe I should clean off my desk.........nahhhhh A clean desk makes my muse quiet and I really enjoy our time together, that's why we brought the second desk into the office to begin with!!
I gotta tell you, I really like the way the key is turning out.
Apparently I was on a search and destroy mission the other day, I dunno.... but I lost all my text messages, Pinterest was going haywire and I killed the washing machine o_O yikes! then the monitor on my poor little Mac grew a new line *sad face* so I need to get back to work on backing everything up. Sadly I still have one last folder to sort from when the HD crashed - (luckily the pin in the lid was just loose - tightened back up and the washer lives!! whew!)
Thankfully....I'm almost finished with this piece, ....I just need to do some filing and office stuff before I can get back to it. I think I might still have time to play with those enameled beads or the scarab or maybe the quartz with some filigree......... ideas ideas ideas :)

Be sure to check back in on the 3rd for the reveal!

Til Next Time!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sand Dollar Sneak Peak

aww the beads are hiding the sketch :( Guess you'll just have to check back in on March 3rd for the Bead Soup Blog Party reveal

I wonder if I can get a better shot of the skeleton key??? Check back next week to see!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Did I Forget to Mention the Key?

Courtney actually sent me a third focal. An antique skeleton key! I loved this key! My younger daughter wanted to steal the key, I had to threaten to throw pillows at her to keep it for myself! But, it just didn't talk to me the way the other two did. With Valentine's just around the corner all I could see was "the Key to my Heart" not much in the way of challenge there. Then I remembered the type writer key clasp - and maybe a little steampunkish thought is brewing here. I may have to start another board - Skeleton keys, jailor's key ring, key to my heart............ Davy Jones Locker...... Pirates!! Oh I need to start this board...........coming Johnny!!

Source: google.com via Dana on Pinterest

the rest of the board :D

Til Next Time!