Saturday, October 30, 2010

Margie and Me Color Challenge - Softly I go

I loved the soft colors in the fresco for this challenge.  The whites and golds really  spoke to me and I used those and the base for my bracelet.  I added in splashes of pastels in and around the bracelet.  It is a really soft and pliable bracelet.  It is about 1" wide. 

I can't wait for the next one!!  Thanks Marcie for hosting this color challenge.

Be sure to check on Marcie's blog (click here) to see other entries in this color challenge.

Have a great weekend.  I am off to watch my son's soccer championship games today!!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Persian Lullaby Bracelet

I was anxiously stalking the UPS man at the beginning of this week because I had ordered some luscious beads to make another Persian Lullaby bracelet with.  I wanted to play with using two colors of 3 mm fire polish in the bracelet.  I am so loving how rich looking this bracelet is!  For those that are interested, the pattern is available here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Your turn now

Marcie has posted her next challege.  Click here to check it out.  I hope that you will come and join the fun!!!  I love the soft colors of this one!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Lili bracelet

I have a dear friend who has gone through some very difficult times in her life.  She amazes me with her resilence and her faith. In the face of adversity and circumstances that to me would be overwhelming, she is able to still have such a joy in her heart.  Everytime I see her, she makes me feel special.  Just being around her, you can't help but smile.

I named this bracelet after her.  The dark band reminds me of the challenges that she has faced and overcome.  The brillant rivolis remind me of her joy and faith that have sustained her and which she radiates to others.
I also made this bracelet using just one color seed beads.  This one is just bright and fun!

Thanks for stopping by!
Just a quick follow up, I did take my finished pieces back to the bead store.  My friend shook her head again and said that she shouldn't have doubted me!  She thought the piece turned out beautifully.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Margie and Me challenge

I like to be challenged every now and again, especially when it comes to beads.  It helps me to try things that I would not normally try, whether it is colors or beading materials or a new stitch.  I was really excited to read about Marcie Abney's color challenge using Margie Deeb's colorings.

I went to my LBS to find the right beads.  I knew what I wanted to do (I just hoped that it worked out the way I envisioned it).  I was so happy that they had just the beads that I was looking for.  The shop owner, who is also a dear friend, kind of just shook her head when she saw my beads laid out on the counter and said she just couldn't see how they were going to work together.  What do you think??  Does it work?  I even made a pair of earrings to go with it.

I can't wait to bop around and see what other's have done with this challenge!

Have a great beady weekend!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It is a lovely time of year

I love this time of year...the multi-colored leaves, the brisk cool air of evening following a warm afternoon, the smell of wood stoves burning, fall sports.  It is a busy, happy time of year.  Even as I enjoy these beautiful fall days, I am also reminded of the upcoming winter months when I will be indoors and can do the things that I enjoy there also... baking, beading, snuggling up with a good book in front of the fire.  There are things that I enjoy about each season.  I hope that you are having a wonderful fall!

I hope that you are busy working on an entry for the Margie and Me challenge that Marcie Abney is having.  That is my project for today.  I have my idea ready to go but I need to sit down and pull beads and make it happen.  I can't wait to see what everyone else does!!

I noticed that I left the tutorial for Midnight Muse off the sale list.  I will leave this tutorial on sale through Sunday.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Did you notice.....

We had a beautiful fall weekend here in Northeast PA.  The weather was just right for watching soccer on Saturday.  The boys did a great job playing for their teams.  I love that our local soccer club gets the teams World Cup style shirts and each team is a "country".  My older son plays on Germany.  He usually plays goalie and forward or wherever the coach needs him.  He is a versatile player in that aspect.
My younger son plays for Japan.  He was in at goalie for half the game and then as forward.  Again he is versatile and can play wherever the coach needs him to.  His team is currently undefeated.  It will be an exciting playoff season this year.
I love fall soccer.  It is so exciting to watch my boys play.  This is one proud mama!!

I also just wanted to point out that I added a section to the right for some free patterns.  I will add to this area periodically but wanted you to notice the ones posted there.  One of my favorites of the three posted is Deborah's Flourish.  I have been making jewelry for my nieces for their birthdays for a few years now.  The youngest of my sister's children last year informed me that she was old enough to have a necklace!  I think that she was three.  So I wanted to make her something special.  I made this spiral and added pearls to it.  She was in heaven to finally have her own necklace!!

Have a great day!!