Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wood and Ceramic - Gorgeous!

Karen of Wendywood sent me this photo of her wonderful combination of the Mykonos ceramic beads and her handmade wooden beads. She said that she makes the rustic walnut wood hoops by hand using a Dremel tool and sander. Anything that small and I believe I would put a hole right through the wood! This is another example of the wide diversity that these jewelry designers portray in their designs. Wonderful!

Can you say BUSY!

It has been quite a month. Was in an accident, had out of state company come for a visit, and got a whole bunch of new beads in. It's been a wee bit crazy around here and I'm just starting to feel like I can get back into some kind of a routine. And, finally the weather changed from it's normal 100 degree days to nice pre-Fall weather. What is pre-Fall weather? When it can't quite make up it's mind if it wants to be Fall or not. Some people call it Indian Summer, but here in Texas we go from 90 to 70 to 100 to 60 to 100 back down to 70, all in a matter of days. Forget about knowing what you are going to wear the next day, it can change on a dime. And, all I wanta to is torch, but so much other stuff had to be done I just had to be patient and wait it out. So, I am hoping to have new lampwork beads to share in the near future. But until then check out this pendant that I made in one of Vickie Hallmark's classes. We were actually her test class, for the class she is planning on teaching and I learned so much about PMC and painting on glass. I'll have more on this in a later post after I get a chance to finish this little lovely!