Sunday, April 27, 2008
I was looking for some matte black seed beads. I had all my seed beads in one plastic box. That worked for me when I had like five tubes of beeds. But now, not so much. So a trip to Wal-Mart later I had a seed beed organization system. But, I still didn't find any matte black seed beads so I'll need to make a run to the beed store. What a shame. LOL
Monday, April 21, 2008
I've been using up my bead stash making ankle bracelets and more necklace sets. My first month of sales at Barefoot Artist Gallery were promising. I made more than I spent at the bead show. LOL
This morning I've been photographing some of my new pieces. I'm getting entries ready for a beading contest. Well, photography with cats is a challenge. Princess thinks that the white drape and extra lights are perfect for HER. I mean she is photogenic but sometimes she is NOT the focal point. Try telling her that...
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Here is a pic of the stash I bought at the Gem and Jewelry Show last weekend. My favorite vendors were the ones with $2 stone strands and the 25 strands for $20 glass strands. I spent this weekend making ankle bracelets and several necklace sets. I'll post pics later. I need a white background.
I'm considering entering a beading contest. More on that later.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
The Houston International Gem and Jewelry Show is this weekend! WOO HOO! It's a beader's paradise. All sorts of beads. All prices. My favorite is the $1 strands. They are usually all piled together by the time I get there so the hunt is part of the fun. I have a list of stuff I need to look for--lobster clasps, itty bitty spacers, bead caps, phone leashes--but the most fun is finding things I'm not actually looking for. The fantastic bargain. The unexpected treasure. It's a rush.