Sunday, March 25, 2012

Button Swap Blog Hop

I am going to participate in this button swap. I am looking forward to finding out who my partner is and getting to work!

http://www.sweetbeadstudio.com

Saturday, March 24, 2012

G&LW

We are having another G&LW show this weekend at the Thunderbird. I have been going to these shows with my aunt for about 18 years now. It is always the same old thing but this time I have a different idea. I am thinking that I will buy some beads for a design challenge.
There are so many of these "bead soups" and "blog hops" all over the place. I am just getting started with my blog but this seems to be a lot of fun. 
I am hoping to find some really nice beads for the kits that will be given to the participants. Unfortunately I will probably not be able to buy any art beads or handmade beads because I would like to put together at least a dozen kits.
I am thinking that I will post the challenge on my blog to see if any other bloggers are interested and I will also open it up to the customers at the bead shop.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Chinese Crystals


So I have been buying chinese crystals for a few years now. At first I liked using them alone as strung necklaces. Now the idea makes me shutter. I use them mostly to add a little color to jewelry or in earrings now. The tiny ones are great for leather wrap bracelets. My picture is a little blurry.