Sunday, April 27, 2008

Getting organized

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

Cats and Photography

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

Houston Gem and Jewelry Show

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.