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!