Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
I don't know why they have me listed as being from Brandenburg. It's bad enough I had to say Louisville instead of Lebanon on the show, but yeesh! I've emailed their online customer service, asking to have it changed.
January 30 - 8am - HGTV! Anyone up for a viewing party? My segment will only be 6-8 minutes (after 6 hours of filming!) but it's airing! I may have to drink before I show it (I know I'm going to look like a giant goober), but there will be a party!!!
It'd be better if I didn't have to make the journey to Wal-Mart tonight, but duty calls. Boo, hiss.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I want to turn GREEN!!!! - http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=27519
I've started working on my piece for the ISGB/Bead&Button Convergence project. The beads that I got from Joyce Rooks are absolutely incredible, but I'm not showing photos til I get some work done :)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Funky Punk Glass Bracelet: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18736704
Monday, December 15, 2008
To the left is my FMG ad on the back of the January/February Step by Step Beads. It wasn't on the stands when I went to Barnes & Noble over the weekend, but it should be in the next few weeks. I have to pick up a few extra copies, including one for the lady who bought the piece several years ago.
Also included in the issue are two awesome ladies from my Etsy Beadweavers team - Lynn & Meri! Of course, they actually did all the hard work of prepping projects and submitting them! Kudos to you, ladies!
I spent much of last night & this morning working on some glass tile pendants. I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out, especially the ones I grouped on bracelets. Photos and etsy listings to come!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Little or no (color that is): http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=26026
I got my copy of Step by Step Beads (January/February 2009) today and sat down to look through it. I usually do a quick run through and then go back later. I finished and flipped the mag over - there I am!!!! Or rather, there's my piece in the Fire Mountain Gems ad! I knew they were going to use my piece in an ad campaign, but I had no idea when. They've used several in the catalogs over the last couple of years from my pieces that have made finals in their jewelry design competition, so I thought maybe that was it. But there it is!!!! I'm so annoyingly giddy right now!
And I'm almost done with my last custom ornament! Yay! The quilt patches are all done and I'm just adding the hanger to the beaded snowman. Yay for good news and productivity!
Don't forget to go vote for your favorite piece in the Etsy Beadweavers December Challenge!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Voting begins on Tuesday, December 9th and ends midnight December 15th. The best way to show your appreciation for the efforts of these amazing artists is by taking on the difficult task of voting for your favorite. (The ballot will appear on the side bar at right on the EBW Blog on December 9th.) Again, the individual pieces are listed below the mosaic where you can visit each entry for more information by following the link.Be sure to visit the EBW Blog to vote between December 9th and 15th!
Friday, December 5, 2008
The Best of Kentucky: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=34752
I've been beading like mad, despite being busy with oodles of other things this week, including the Arts & Humanities Council and some personal issues. I got a few more ornaments made, including a custom one for a friend and another quilt patch. I've got orders for 5 patches and a custom snowman that I need to completely before next week. I have an open house with our community's Dickens Christmas event tonight and then I should be able to tackle the other ornaments. We'll see!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Most of my inspiration from this piece came from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) It was one of my favorite books growing up and has become one of my favorite movies. The White Witch, or Queen of Narnia, doesn't wear anything around her neckline in the movie, but I'd like to think she'd wear this with its representations of snow & ice.
Please visit the EBW blog at http://etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com between December 9th and 15th, to see all of the entries in our December challenge and vote for your favorite. Search EBW TEAM for more beautiful beadwoven creations and EBWC for monthly challenge entries.