Friday, March 30, 2012

EBEG Traveling Box

The EGEB team started a traveling box. It is our hope to keep it traveling between the members of hte group, so that we can all share our treasures with eachother. The only rule is that for what ever you take out, you put back in of equal or great value.

I got the box yesterday, so I wanted to share some photographs of all the goodies inside, and the goodies I am sharing.

I took the super yummy turquoise and gold fabric, and a few stones from this wonderful lot.

Isn't the ribbon wonderful? I took a set of blue and cream beads from this.

I took some pretty white shells that I thought had incredible texture to them.

This is my loot that I'm sharing. Lots of czech beds, and some fun stones. Hopefully there will be at least one thing in here that everyone will like.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Beadwork Magazine Challenge

I am a huge fan of Beading magazines and books, and among them Beadwork magazine. My favorite, and first section I turn to is always the beadwork challenge! I find it inspiring, and so interesting to see what each individual artists creates with the same products.

So last fall after participating in Lori's bead swap. I decided to take a leap of faith and try out for it. I wasn't super hopeful as I had never entered anything before, and had heard it can take years of submitting to get in.

So, when I received an email from Beadwork just 3 days later, I was absolutely shocked! So shocked in fact that I didn't believe it. I thought it had to be a mistake. I thought, perhaps a computer glitch? And everyone had gotten that congratulation email. Funny how our minds work, huh?

Well, it wasn't a mistake. I was one super lucky bead artist! I had been selected to receive one of their monthly challenge kits.  Thank you Lori for running the Bead Swap! that partnered me up with Marcy who gifted me the most adorable glass beads, that inspired my beaded garden, which I sent to beadwork as a example of my work, which won me a spot in the beadwork challenge!

SO here is my big reveal! I've had to hold onto this news for 7 months...

check it out! my very first publication...

Friday, March 16, 2012

still here...

Hi everyone. I hope everyone is doing well. I've been crazy busy, and crazy sick so I haven't been online in a while. So I thought I should stop in an do a quick update.

I have been working on a big piece that I am very excited about. I have many many hours ahead of me before it is finished and I can reveal it, but here is a picture of the mess my bed (which has been my studio since I have been ill) is every day!

I did manage to get a few simple pieces done a bracelet and barrette. I love how the bracelet turned out. So fun!

So that is it for now. I am having a surgery in two weeks that should make me feel much better! I look so forward to feeling better!

Have a fantastic day everyone! I hope everyone is well.