Friday, July 30, 2010

Lima Peru

As promised, here is the wonderful pic of the ladies in Peru receiving their necklaces. I was told that some of them were so happy they were crying and kissing them. I am sorry that I did not get a chance to post the before and after pics- as I did take pictures of the process. I do not have those pictures loaded yet though. There were 150 of the necklaces given out in Peru and I am told the rest will be going to Boliva shortly. How exciting is that! I am so happy to be able to be used by God to bless these women. I look forward to possibly being able to do this again sometime. It was a great opportunity. I would like to encourage other beaders to find a worthy cause to contribute to as well. It is a great way to get your art, as well as your talent, out there. It also will make you feel great to be able to help someone else. This too was "out of the box" for me. That was the purpose of the Bead Soup exchange. It was to push us to try something new and this certainly was one way to accomplish that. Joining the Bead Soup Blog "club" has opened up many new doors for me. It has taken my beading to a whole new level. I wish I could afford to quite my day job and just persue my passion. Perhaps one day God will open that door for me as well.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

On a wing and a prayer.........

The necklaces are done for Peru! They will be leaving with my friend Mari in the morning. She is going to Lima Peru and I made 200 (194) necklaces for her to take and give to the people there. She is on a mission trip. This was a wonderful chance that I was given to be a small part of her mission trip. I hope that God can use the necklace to touch the ladies of Peru and show them of His great Love! Thanks to my beading Buddy Christa who helped with the crosses and who helped bail me out when my first supplier fell through on the cord order. I could not have done this without her support. The cord was fabulous to work with! She also gave me great advice. She gave in memory of a friends granddaughter that recently died during child birth. God be with that family as they deal with her death. I have taken pics of the construction of the necklaces and my studio (kitchen table). It is good to get things back in order as I have been working on this project for about a month. I have to get a zip drive to download my pics on as I had them saved to a drive on my computer and due to a glitch they got dumped the other day- thankfully they are still on the camera. I will get that soon so I can show you the work and finished product. As they say a pic is worth a thousand words! Mari has asked me if I would like to join her on a mission trip next year. I will be praying for God's guidence in that matter. I trust you all had a great 4th of July. We took the kids on their first camping trip. For those of you that do not know I have 2 boys ages 12 and 15. They had fun but we sure did sweat. We hope to go again.

Friday, June 25, 2010



This is the finished bracelet that I made using the beads from my partner Christa Murphy. I just love how it turned out! It is free form peyote. This is my second free form piece. The colors are the best. I have named it Citrus Blast as it reminds me of orange juice, and lemon aide and limeaide. It is a blast to wear!!!! I can only thanks Crista for sending me wonderful beads to choose from. I also got a couple cabs from her that I plan to use to try my hand at beadembroidery with. I have never done that before and am looking forward to the challenge. I also am looking forward to making a longer necklace with some nuggets and waxed cord and knotting. I will post those when I get them done.
Christa has been kind enough to send me 200 crosses to use on my mission project that is due very soon. I will get thoses pics up on line as soon as I can and tell you more about our new venture doing this. It has been very exciting as well. Chris and I have made a friend for life- each other and both are very greatful for this chance to be a part of this "Party".

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Party is here

Ok so I have not been so good at the blogging end of this- but I have to tell you that I am having a great time with my new friend and partner in the Bead Soup Blog Party that is now in High gear!!! I hope you are getting a chance to check some other sights out- I am having some technical problems and hope to get my pics up tomorrow- but I absolutely LOVE what I have created with my new stash of beads. Not only have I made a new bracelet but my partner Christa Murphy, has inspired me to try bead embroidery. I have that glued down and need to get going on that. I have gotten side tracked because Chris and I are doing a venture together. I will tell you more about it later but a hint is- we are working on a project to send 200 necklaces to Peru. This bead soup exchange and my new friendship is by far the most fun I have had with something in a long time. I am so glad I joined. I hope to see you at the party tomorrow. Until then...................................

Monday, May 10, 2010

getting geared up...........

I am getting all geared up for the bead blog soup party. My partner is Christy Murphy. I have never done anything like this before so it is exciting. I can't wait to get my beads...... I have some of my collection together to send Christy. I am just waiting to hear back from her to make sure it is what she might like. I can't tell you what I have chosen as it would ruin it for her......but I liked it so much I got extra for myself! I thought it would be fun to see how different mine and her projects turned out with the same beads. We did something like that at my Local bead store which is what I made the necklace I have posted for. There were about 6 of us that got the same kit and we all made different items. they are posted on Face Book under Stony Creek Bead and Gallery. Check them out if you care to.
I am in the middle of making Becky's Ipod cozy- as I had to make a few trials to get the size just right. It is turning out cute. Hot pink with a turquoise stripe.
I also have finished the jasper set and are delivering them today. I am new to the blogging so I forgot to take a pic of them. sorry.
I have started the necklace with the polmer clay center piece. It is herringbone stitch and will take a while. It will be the most involved necklace I have beaded so far. I am enjoying it alot.
Have a great day!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A taste of my work

Thought I would show you a little taste of my work. This is a necklace using beads from Buckaroo Beads (lampwork) and some peyote circles put together with copper.
The peyote circles were something I had never done before. They were fun to learn.
It is always fun to challenge yourself to something new. I have been doing alot of
Herringbone lately and I really like that. If you have not tried it- you should.
I try to look for inspiration from what I am surrounded by. Today it is rain. What will
that inspire??? Ducks? Not sure- got to give it some thought. Have a great Day.
It is the First day of the week. Enjoy the day. A friend of mine used to say. "Today is Sunday, so put God first in your week." That is something to aim for. I know it is a work in progress.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


I decided to try blogging to join this fun group that is doing a bead soup party!!!Also I thought it would be a great way to keep you all up-to-date on what is new with Alice's Beads and Baubles.I have quite a few things in the works.I am working on "skinny bangle" sets inspired from Beth Stone, I am working on some lanyards. I have a beautiful Jasper set I am working on for a lady, I am doing a repair for another gal- that is very pretty, and I am working on a turquoise and topaz necklace using a donut from Susan Baily at Turtle Soup. This should keep me going for a while.....

blog party

First Post

This is an example of my work!