Friday, September 25, 2009

Have You Ever Done .....

Have you ever, by mistake of course, followed your own blog? I did.....and it was the funniest thing! I thought that I was following someone else. I saw that I had a new follower so I clicked on my followers to see who it was. And, this is where it gets a bit fuzzy. Somehow, instead of following her, I followed myself?! Then, when I saw that I had done that I tried to unfollow myself. I have yet been able to unfollow myself. I'll have to get out the big Blog manual for that one.

I'm still not sure how or what I did. I've gone back and tried to duplicate it, just so that I could describe it, and I can't do it. Nothing happens the same way it did the first time around. I'm not getting the same page that made me follow myself. Does this all have to be so complicated!

I'm sure you are wondering what this picture has to do with anything. Well, it doesn't. I thought I should add a picture so here is Callie sleeping in her favorite place, the bathtub. The life of a cat!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Latest Treasury - GLAM

This is by far my favorite Treasury that I have put together. It was just one of those things that everything fell together perfectly as I was looking for the items to include. I'm part of the Etsy Treasury Team and I only had two items that weren't part of the team. And, even those two fit right in as if they belonged right from the beginning. Amazing! Oh, and click on it and you will see a much larger version of it.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Marriage of Components

I've been bugging Pam of ferrarioriginalbeads for a picture of her designs. When she sent me the picture, the first thing that struck me was that I felt that I could reach right through the monitor and pick up the bracelet. Excellent photography! This bracelet also looks yummy enough to eat! She has used a combination of her lampwork beads and Mykonos Ceramic beads with copper components. Great combination!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Did somebody say Earings?

Laura of Mountaindreamers sent me this picture in a convo. For you non-etsy people that means a message via the Etsy system. She has made a wide variety of earings using some of my beads in their designs. I love the variety of components that are also included. Such a nice variety of looks to choose from. I can see the Pond Green spacers, the River Rock Spacers, and I think one of the Mykonos Greek Washers. Lovely!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Some Designs with Greek Components

Sharon of Seedlings Jewelry tweeted me about her lovely finished earings that she had posted to her flickr account. I was really curious to see what she had done with these organic, earthy looking washers from Mykonos Greece. I personally love the green patina of these Copper washers and when I look at the beads I wonder how they are going to be used. I never would have thought this design up! So original!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Little Bit of River Rocks

When I got the convo from Julie of juliethelen that she wanted me to make some nuggets out of the same types of glass I use for the River Rocks, I had no idea her designs would be so different and original! I absolutely love how she incorporated the beads in the watch bands that she made for these two watches. The real stones are just a perfect addition. I'm always amazed at the diversity of my buyers creations.

These are the earings that she made with the beads and I love the copper elements used with these beads. They work so well off of each other. I often look at my beads and wonder, what will these beads become?