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Lovin’ the Disk beads.

Okay, so I just love the look of disk beads.  I admit, I am a wee bit challenged when it comes to making consistent sized disk beads.  My friend Rebekah sat me down at Bead Camp last month and made me make some.  I did three then got a little bored.  LOL  So I CAN do it, I just don’t have a lot of discipline when it come to making them. I’m sure some bead makers think they are easy, but I don’t.  To make them all even and round like that takes a lot of skill and patience.

So I’d like to point you to my friend Shawn Turner of SetInGlass, who is making some fabulous disk beads and has them up for grabs on ebay at some spectacular prices.  Shawn has been making beads for about ten years and is an instructor.  These babies are top quality and just gorgeous.  Check them out here.

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Dragon Day!

It’s been a good while since I played with  making dragons, so this week I let myself just make dragons the whole day.  They can be time consuming and my back always aches after I am done, but I love them so!  Enjoy.

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New stuff to show!

I’ve been feeling just a little bit burned out on my pressed florals, so I have taken a few days to play around and see what happens.  This is the result.

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Some are on ebay and some are on etsy.  I like them and have ideas for more fun stuff.  Don’t worry I’m not giving up on my pressed florals, just taking a minor detour.

When Girlfriends get together, magic happens.

This last weekend I took a last minute trip to Tennessee to visit with some of my bead making girlfriends.  Kaye, Susan, Angie, Vern, Fay, and Marte.

The very best part of all of us getting together is the fun and laughter.  Of course we all get no sleep what-so-ever, but a little sleep deprivation is a small price to pay for all the fun.  Mostly we just ate, drank, and torched.  Everyone shares techniques and challenges everyone else to try new things or to just torch and have a good time.

I have been in busy production mode for a good three months or so, so when I walked in the studio, I asked the girls, what should I make?  Then Susan pipes up with “I dreamt you turned your fairies into Queens”.  She had all kinds of ideas including Mary Queen of Scots-holding her head in her arms after being beheaded.  I’ll have to do something thinking on that one, but sounds fun!

So I made a queen.  The Queen Red Bitch to be exact and her princesses.  Angie thinks she is queen and loves red.  Don’t worry she named herself the Queen Bitch.  I also made a few others, but don’t have decent picture of them yet, as all the princess and the queens left with someone else other than me last weekend.  All the girls deserve a queen or princess of there very own, now don’t they?

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So I came home and made the Christmas Queen.  More Queens and Princesses are coming, and maybe even a King, but I need to get caught up on orders, which will be very very soon, before I can play with my Royal Family.  The Christmas Queen in listed on etsy at a great price (her cape flashed uneven and is transparent and opaque).

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This is why I love girlfriend time.  Magic always happens.

A Front Porch Party!

Isn’t this fun? One of the other blogs I visit posted about a front porch party. See it HERE. The blog Rose Colored Glasses lists over 70 participants in the Front Porch Party. Click on it to visit other bloggers porches or dream porches. If you have a thing for porches like I do, it may take a while. Enjoy!.

Here is my front porch in the making. We have lots of plans for it, but so far haven’t gotten to any of them:

The potted plant closest to the house on the left is my herb pot. The other four are our pepper plants. We have a cowbell and red, yellow, and purple bell peppers. The bouganvillas hanging off to the right, usually hang in the front of the house, but they were not getting enough sun right now do to the sun being so high in the sky, so they were moved, for now.

We plan to build a wood porch and bring it up to the actual front door. Those brick steps are really high, which isn’t a problem for us, being tall people, but anyone with aches or pains might have difficulty with them. Anyway the porch was on the schedule for this spring but didn’t make it. Maybe in the fall. It’s way too hot now. Also there are hooks for a porch swing. I can’t wait for that. 🙂

And just for fun: My sunflower patch.