Sunday, April 30, 2006

Setting out Coffee and Cookies for the Girl Scouts

coffee and flowers

coffee and flowers

coffee and flowers

*The night previous I helped out with the ECCOTA benefit concert in setting out the food for the 'Meet the Artist' reception after. These are some of the delicious cookies donated from the event. I did not have to bake ;)

Class working on their keyrings,

along with their lovely leaders.
I gave them a bit of knowledge about the personality of wire. We formed, hammered and wrapped our way to a beautiful keyring. This combination of beading and wire gave them some insite into color, texture and flow.

Girl Scout Class Keyring Creations making

Girl Scout  Keyring Creations Class

Girl Scout  Keyring Creations making

Girl Scout Class Keyring Creations making

Girl Scout Class Keyring Creations making
The group outside in the yard after, ;) Don't they look just like a bunch of budding artists.
Girl Scout  Keyring Creations Class

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Showcasing Their Creations

Just Wonderful!
Notice how quite a few even match their shirts, lol.. curious ;)

Girl Scout Classes this fine morning and their creations

Girl Scout Classes this fine morning

A lecture on how I started, the studio/creating in home aspect of, what you can actually do to promote yourself and then we will make spiral copper wire wrapped key rings. The girls are 10 years old such a nice age to work with.

Girl Scout Class

Girl Scout Class
Girl Scout Class

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Asymmetric inspirations

Yellow Turquoise along with Tigereye creates great contrast together in a piece. Just included at the Shoppe! ;)

simple design tigereye asymetrical

Monday, April 24, 2006

Stash Creating

creating stash

What I have been busy with the last 4 days. I made 20 pair of earrings yesterday that need hammered, wires attached and tumbled. You can see all the other necklaces that need to get up on my shoppe along with the copper muses for wire wrapping.

creating stash earrings prehammering

Friday, April 21, 2006

Monkey Simple Neckpiece with Lampwork

simple series
Originally uploaded by mossnbeads.
I have been craving just a simple neck display lately and have created an entire series on this thought.

4mm Riverstone beads used as spacers for artist created lampwork featuring a fun monkey lampwork bead in the mix.
You have to love these funky beads on such a simple stringing of thought.

Simplistic styling in jewelry is a nice compliment with modern styles and especially retro fashions of the day. A concentration on simple shapes is refreshing from time to time.

18" in length

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Face Sets added to my ETSY shoppe

A set of face cabs of assorted styles, colors and expressions. Such an expressive lot for ArtDolls, brooches, assemblage work, mixed media art, etc.
All fired and ready for application.

Terracotta Greenman set
face groupings terracotta greenman

Picasso style set
Picasso face grouping
Visit the shoppe here:

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Simple pendants---Faux Cherry Quartz center pendant and facet tube Adventurine

Simple series neckpieces---for sale on Etsy.
I have been craving just a simple neck display lately and have created an entire series on this thought.
A choker length piece using faux Cherry Quartz as the center w/Adventurine and a gorgeous thick Sterling Silver Toggle for the finish.
This Cherry Quartz bead is so beautiful against the blueish green faceted tubes of Adventurine.
Double crimped for strength and using same color seed beads inbetween each bead for added beauty and draping.
16.5" in length

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Easter gathering

Originally uploaded by mossnbeads.
Easter was very sweet with friends and family. Here are my 2 good friends Pat and Kara. I did catch them with their mouths full...
It was just a gorgeous night which allowed the lighting of a fire to chat over for the rest of the evening.
Very memorable Holiday....

rearranging and cleaning for outdoor life

I am a happy woman with my screened room this year. I totally rearranged and gave in to dh with letting him have the tv in my space of simplicity.
It was a nice place for guests to land during our Easter gathering, for the weather was in the 70's.

Well of course....what other Season could I be

You Are Spring!


Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter

Easter Centerpiece
Originally uploaded by mossnbeads.
Such a gorgeous day today, there was a bunny under the bird feeder earlier this morning just waiting.
My girls will egg and basket hunt later in the day, before dinner.
I have a couple wonderful friends coming in along with some family.
We will have dinner here of Brown Sugar Glazed Ham w/pineapples&cherries, baked molasses beans, potatoe salad, deviled eggs, pickled eggs, rice pudding, sweet potatoes and an assortment of leek/ramp goodies. A couple different dips, a butter and even leek jerkey. We will truly be a smelly bunch, ;)

small muses

small muses
Originally uploaded by mossnbeads.
Lovely little muses are on the creating schedule, in my brain atleast. These will be dry felt embellished/bead embroidered in the upcoming month.
The last are all in new homes, they are so much fun to work on and take on a life during the process of making.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Creating a Custom Order

A lovely collector of mine has requested a lariat with dragonflies and botanicals. I have set up some pics for her to help in palette and stone choices. Here you see Labradorite, Red Agate stars, boro lampwork, Serpentine Crosses, Yellow Turquoise, River Stone 4mm....Love this
I love this face with the handcarving.
  lariat creating
Giving her the option for perhaps an opera length necklace style.
lariat ideas for collector
Too fun with all the textures, palette and stone choices.
stone ideas

Friday, April 07, 2006

New Banner and Listings on ETSY

additions in SHOPPE:

Angel button toggle bracelet
sterling silver linked botswana agate, quartz crystal and rainbow flourite bracelet
Rosary Y Neckpiece
Beaded Crazy Quilt on Nature Series

~Stop on by, say you saw it on my Blog, and you will get an extra 15% off total cost of purchase ;)

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Home Vignettes Thursday

Yes......I am early
Daffodils for Spring have to be a gift from God.
He is telling us.... be patient the sun is on its merry way...
The snow covered up their little yellow faces last night

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Oldest daughter left for College

I am finally home and settled in. I had a hard first couple days here with the wandering about the house, seeing her everywhere and in everything. I think I am into a groove now ;) I certainly hope so anyway.
We bought her cupboards full of bulk items from local co-op and found a scant amount of cool vintage/modern furniture finds to make it comfy.
apartment in florida16 (Small)

apartment in florida22 (Small)

apartment in florida3 (Small)
The girl does love her books and friend's artwork
apartment in florida11 (Small)
yet to be hung funstuff.....
apartment in florida12 (Small)

She is going to see Director/writer/producer John Waters today and Producer Ralph Singletonsometime soon. Too much fun!
The school is wonderful and offers tons of opportunities in her field. Once one is a Full Sail student you are forever and can always come back for free classes once graduated.
It is all about the networking from school to the entertainment industry and back again.


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