Thursday, March 17, 2011

~News and Updates~

First and foremost, I am still checking out blogs from the Bead soup blog party.
I wanted to take my time and read them and with working full time and being pretty involved with my church and having 2 teens (who hog the computer) I have not had alot of free time. I have made some new friends. I also have discovered that I want to study more about color. I used to think "I know what goes together" But there is so much more to it than that. I want to kick it up a notch and know more about color. For instance- Sue at Stony Creek Beads and Gallery in Ypsilanti, MI- (the owner's Mother, and worker) told me that you can add the following colors to just about anything: Blue,green,yellow. Ok I said to myself Blue I get- we all wear blue jeans with anything, Green- well that is my favorite color so of course I have chosen it for lots of things, but yellow??? Really??? Are you sure??
Yellow scares me! Yikes- I like bright but yellow is like....really BRIGHT- How can I mix it with anything?? Well Sue says "think of the Sun- it is out every day and goes with everything" Well ok, we live in Michigan so it really is NOT out every day, but you get the drift. She says you can add little bits to just about any project to perk it up and the same goes for blue- again she says- "think of the sky".
So my next challenge to myself is make something yellow> I promise. Keep posted so that you can see what I make and hold me to it- and encourage me.

Also I wanted to share with you a passion of mine: SEED BEADS.
I love them in all colors. You can use them to do bead embroidery, off-loom bead weaving, and use them in stringing as spacers. They are very reasonable in price. They come in hundreds if not thousands of sizes and colors. When you do not have alot of money or money is tight, but you want to keep beading and have not tried beadweaving, I encourage you to give it a try. Start with one stitch- My kids started with square stitch. If my son could do it at about 6 or 7, I know you can do it too!


HAVE FUN and again thanks to Lori Anderson for a chance to win some neat bead soup!


  1. Hey Alice, if you want to challenge yourself with yellow, go check out Marcie's challenge for this month, cause it's....yellow! I have really learned a ton about color from participating in her Margie and Me group. Even if you don't play this month, make sure you go back and check out the entries. :)

  2. I will be sure to do that- is it something I can join? That could be fun.

  3. ok so I am a ditz! That is the web site I was looking at earlier today and it is one of the things that sent me to the bead store in search of little yellow seed beads~ still trembling.

  4. Can't wait to see what you do with "yellow"! I have been enjoying the color palette photos on some of the blogs. Color can make a difference. Do you have a color wheel? Thanks for your comment about listening to the birds... God is amazing!