Sunday, February 19, 2017

Bead Soup Blog Party Bead Hoarders Edition 2017

Hello all, it is time for one of Miss Lori's Bead Soup Blog Party's. We are so glad that she has been able to do this and that her awesome recovery will continue. We so missed her!

And if you have wondered where I have been, well I am a tax preparer, so until April 18 I will be somewhat scarce but I will be beading!!!!!

     So for this soup party I was matched with the talented Laurie Vyselaar. She is just a hop skip and jump south of me in Fl!

     First: what I sent her!  Well you get the general hint...they are beads!

NOW for what she sent me! And I can't wait to get working on them!

    I see a "Garden Party". I love Dry Gulch beads and her designs!!! And those cute little lampwork beads from Marie Sawyer....I am keeping them for me! I see some cute earrings in the making with them.  Then that awesome Man on the Moon Pendant that Lauri made. Can't wait to get to that...I can see it with seed beads....
     I am sure I won't get all done by the dead line but I will have the "Garden Party" ready!

Til Next Time...

Keep on Beading...


Don't forget to do your taxes!!!!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Pine Ridge Treasures Color Blog Hop

I'm Here, I'm Here, I'm Here..said the Who's to Horton....

Ok, so I am late, but I made it.

Again I took part in a fabulous bead challenge hosted by Lisa at Pine Ridge Treasures.

We have had the beads since before would think I would have had the necklace and earrings done and posted...but...what can I say. So onward...

Below is what Lisa sent me for the challenge:

And they sat on my desk all through the holidays waiting for me to make up my mind on what I wanted to do.  So I got out my color wheel and played with different combinations since I wanted some color besides green and white.

So this is what I came up with:

It is kind of hard to see, but the crystals in the first row have purple in them so I added purple seed pearls, with some lavender stone beads on the end. In the second row I used orange Swarovski crystals to pick up the orange of the stone beads in the first row. Then the third row I used the orange and purple beads along with the green beads and white pearl beads. The earrings are three sections hooked together using the same beads, though I did leave out the purple in case one would want to wear the earrings with something else green and white.

I have an idea for the grayish/green stones that are left and hope to get them up soon. I am a tax preparer so right now I am really, really busy!

For more wonderful eye candy hop over to Lisa's blog and see the rest of the participants.

Til next time

Keep on beading!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Because you asked...

I didn't realize how long it had been since I blogged.  I guess going back to work and the holidays got the best of me.

I have been asked about my jewelry, I did some over Christmas as gifts, but didn't think to take pictures of them.  So I went back and pulled together the jewelry I did last year.  I have a couple of challenges come up so I will be posting more.

Below are two colleges I put together of most of the jewelry I did last year. Most were for challenges, a few personal. The two blue and white pearls pictures are the necklaces and earrings and a bracelet I made for my daughter and I for her wedding.

I like working with most types of beads and components. I do not do clay or metal work...not that talented..

I do love doing seed beading and have done pieces in the past. Just not sure where the pictures of them are at the moment.

So for all that have is a sample of my work.


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Friday's Find with Eden Hills - 11/25/16

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I can't believe it is Friday again already...oh wait, I missed is Saturday, but..better late than never...

This week Teresa challenged us with the Letter V, Weeks Favorite, and here are what I have to offer..

I have been waiting for V, for this one picture...

This is a TINY town in Texas. We passed through it on our way to Ok, to see my husband's brother. Just had to stop and get a picture!

For favorite...this is a picture of my husband...said he was resting his eyes...(he was asleep!)

For Thankful, I am thankful for a lot of things, but what I am most thankful for right now is the wonderful friends we have at church and loving and supportive they are. This is a collage of our Thanksgiving Dinner on the 19th!. 

They are a wonderful group of people!

For more great shots, head over to Eden Hills and check out the others offerings.

Til next time...Keep on Snapping! 


Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday's Find with Eden Hills 11/18/16

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Hello Again! It is Friday and time for Friday's Find with Eden Hills. Our challenges this week were, Starts with U, Weeks Favorite, and Nature.

As I have mentioned I am trying to get most of my pictures from my vacation this past summer. But the pickens are getting slim. But I have put together a few for letter U. Under, and UFO. We have under the bridge, under the sheets, under the trees, under the train and under the Roadrunner, then UFO.

My favorite for this week is one my DIL took of my son trying to duck OUT of the picture...Didn't make it..

And last but not least, I saw it on our trip. Flowers, cacti, trees, birds, snails, and sea weed.

For more pictures hop over to Eden Hills blog.

Til next week....

Keep Snapping!


Friday, November 11, 2016

Friday's Hunt with Eden Hills 11/11/16

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Hello every one and welcome again to Friday's Hunt with Eden Hills.  But before I get started, I would like to Thank All of You who are Veterans! This is your day! THANK YOU!

Now on with the challenge!  First is Starts with T: we have tunnel, trains, and Texas:

Then Favorite of the Week....Hehehehehe!

It is the costume I work to work for Halloween.....

And lastly, rule of thirds...wasn't real sure about this one but I guess it is something we do without thinking.

Our group working on out Operation Christmas Child boxes. I can see the 9 squares...

Thanks for visiting, for more great goodies and see others interpretation of the clues, hop over to Teresa's blog at Eden Hills.

Til next week...Keep on Snapping!


Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday's Hunt with Eden Hills 11/04/2016

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Well it is good to be back, I missed the last two just really got in my way. So this week we have Starts with S, Favorite, and Amazing...

In keeping with using my vacation pictures I have Swifts, sand, San Diego, seagull, and sky.

For my favorite this week, I have a picture of my son who fell asleep in his desk chair while playing a video game, wrapped up because he was cold.

For my AMAZING picture, my church did boxes for Operation Christmas Child with Samaritans Purse. I am amazed with how much good we do with the kids that get these boxes. Some have never had their own toothbrush, or soap or washcloth...

That's it for this week, hopefully I will be able to stay on track!  For more great pictures, hop over to Eden Hills .

Till next time....Keep on Snapping!

Veralynne Malone