Friday, April 25, 2014

My passion is designing
and it is even more meaningful
when I am commissioned by a friend 
to make a piece 
for another friend.
This bracelet was gifted to one of my 
childhood friends. 
She has MS
Yet she gets up everyday thanking God
and because of her bold testimony
and the bold testimony of the giver of the gift. 
I feel so truly blessed to have been given
the privilege of designing this piece.
Thank-you my Dear beloved sisters in the Lord!
Choo Choo Hillard and Lori McIntosh
I love you both bunches and bunches!!!!!! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

 Bead Soup #8 Blog Hop, Hosted By Lori Anderson of Pretty Things
Bead Soup inspired by Cory Tompkins my wonderful partner!!!
Amazing kettle of lovely soup objects
such as:
Cory's beautiful Tealwater Designs
hand crafted polymer clay beads
Very lovely, very unique,very me!!!
Cory pushed my mind in a different direction, as I'm so a seed beader
But I realized that because of my style of teaching
I have a much broader view of what people like
My visions for such amazing pieces are getting me so outside of
My very tiny, very narrow, very limited box!!!
Thank-you Cory Tomkins!!!

Cory sent me some adorable little critters
as she called them
An Owl (he's Purple) yeah!
and a fat little birdie (also Purple) yeah!!!
Oh what fun I'm having!!!!
Can't wait for the reveal

I'm on a C R E A T I V E ROLL!!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Color of Dreams Blog Hop

Today is The Color of Dreams Reveal
My dream is to create one of a kind exquisite Jewelry that draws attention to detail and uniqueness. Each of my pieces being unlike anyone else. My dream is to use this talent that I believe is God given, to bless others, to bring a smile to someones face and give hope!!!    
What I designed using beautiful pillow bead

Each participating artist was given an orphan/ooak bead created by artist Patricia Handschuh of The Color of Dreams Boutique to design with. Simply create with the bead you receive and show us your dreams!
I fell in love with the color palette of this lovely pillow bead 

This was really fun for me, I have been out of the loop for a season and now hopefully I'm back and ready to create some fun and amazing new designs. Sorry for the delay in posting today, I had one of those God appointed days. And I'm just now getting home. So I can't wait to visit all the blogs and see all the creative works of art everyone has to share.
Below is the list of other participants
Here we go! 
Honorary Artist: Patricia Handschuh
Patricia's blog:            The Color of Dreams        
Patricias Etsy:             The Color of Dreams
Hostess: TJ                Jewel School Friends
Kay Thomerson           KayzKreationz
Audrey Belanger          Toki No Hourousha
Alicia Marinache          All the Pretty Things
Terry Carter                TappingFlamingo
Lori Schneider             Bead Addict
Jenny Kyrlach             Wonder and Whimsy
Asri Wahyuingsih         Asri's Beadwork
Dini Bruinsma              Angaza by Changes
Karla Morgan              Texas Pepper Jams
Debbie Rasmussen        A Little of This, A Little of That
Veralynne Malone          Designed by Vera
Kathy Stemke               Vintage Memories Jewelry Design
Mowse Doyle               Mowse Made This
Heather Richter             Desert Jewelry Designs
Lori Poppe                   Adventures in Creativity with LorilliJean
Jayne Capps                Mama's Got To Doodle
Andrea Glick                Zenith Jade Creations
Kathleen Breeding         99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Becky Pancake             Becky Pancake Bead Designs
Karin Martinez              Fairies Market
Miranda Ackerley          Mirandack
Penny Houghton           Smelly Nelly
Carolyn Lawson           Carolyn's Creations
Chris Eisenberg            Wanderware
Christie Murrow          Charis Designs Jewelry
Monique Urquhart        A Half-Baked Notion
Eve Shelby                  Raindrop Creations Jewelry by Evelyn
Cryss Thain                 Here Bead Dragons
Jasvanti Patel               Jewelry By Jasvanti
Nan Smith                   NanMade Handmade Jewelry
Sue Kennedy               SueBeads
Jean Yates                   Snap Out of It, Jean! There's Beading to be Done!
Debbie Rogers             Debbies Treasures
Marybeth Rich             A Few Words From Within the Pines
Shirley Moore              Beads and Bread
Shaia Williams             Shaiha's Ramblings
Kathy Lindemer           Bay Moon Design
Linda Anderson           From the Bead Board
Judy Turner               Silver Rains
Gloria Allen                Gloria Allen Designs
Regina Wood              Ginas-Design
Robin Reed                Artistry HCBD
Mary Goovars            MLH Jewelry Designs
Marlene Cupo             Amazing Designs
CJ Bauschka              4 His Glory Creations
Robin Showstack        The Crazy Bead Hoarder
Cynthia O'Toole          Sparkles and Sweets
Jael Thorp                 Jael's Art Jewels
Renetha Stanziano      Lamplight Crafts

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Participating in The Color of Dreams Blog Hop
This Sunday! Stop by to see what I created with my beautiful bead!!!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

 Needed to make some changes in my environment, starting with moving my beads back to my basement.  I know I have lots of things I need to accomplish. But I decided I needed a clean organized work place.  where I can go and daydream, or just get out what ever I feel like playing around with and experiment. I have limited myself, in my thinking, in my dreams, in my abilities. No more!!! I have been given so much more than I could have ever asked for. So here's to living out God given dreams and doing whatever comes next! I am excited for the changes happening within me.  I am realizing I have a gift to share, love to give, friendships to honor. I am very blessed!!! And I realize I am not the only person in this life that has made mistakes. It happens. We say things, do things that we regret! But I can not let my mistakes keep me from being a better person, because hopefully I have learned and grown and become so much wiser. Today is a day to rejoice and be glad!!!!

I'm glad because I moved all my beads to the basement so I could return my dining room into a dinning room!!! Now to fill the chairs with family and friends. To have gatherings, and a place to study God's word. A place to share a meal or just have a cup of tea and some great conversation.  I want my home to be filled with love and laughter and people who see the lighter side of life. I know I can be too serious myself at times. But I really have a desire to be more and more like my Mother. She stills tells me to sit up straight, watch what I eat, don't talk with your mouth full, keep your chin up, smile it's contagious, DON'T  WORRY!!! BE HAPPY!!!!