Saturday, April 8, 2017

Swap n Hop 2017

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Hi everyone...well today is the reveal...for Linda Anderson with  Bead Peeps.


When I signed up, I didn't realize I would soooo busy with taxes this year, but I haven't had hardly any time to even breath.


I am even posting from work today! And of course I don't have the before picture because it is at home on my desktop....


But I have the pictures of what I completed.  My partner was Minnette Miller! And she has had a rough time too. But that is not my story to tell.  SOOOO anyway...below is what I made with the beautiful beads she sent me.


First is the necklace. She sent me such cool beads with a sea vibe, that I couldn't not do it. And for some reason, the color peachy/orange kinda decided to be in the bunch. The chain she sent is awesome and I want to know where she got it because I want some! It is full of jump rings on jump rings...loved it!  I haven't put a clasp on yet as I haven't decided it I want it to pull on or have a clasp... The aqua, well aqua means water and the color just seemed to jive with everything else! In the bottom left I have a close up of the bigger beads she sent. I forgot to turn the blue glass shell over, but there is a pearl in it.





























Then she sent some cool beads that I made into earrings...The white glass beads on the bottom feel like they were sand blasted. Very cool! Then she sent those cute green glass beads with pink flowers, so I topped it off with pink pearls.  I really like it. Might have to keep these. The picture on the right shows off the bead caps better.



















Next she sent me the cutest set of smiley face glass beads...I really love these. Very simple but they are just happy looking.




The last set of earrings...I managed to get one done because the bead for the second wouldn't go down on the wire since it is doubled...but I have a bead reamer that I will use gently to make the hole bigger. But here they are.





I still have some beads left...



Plus some more that are going to be made into a bracelet.  So that is my offering for this challenge. I am sure I will be in more. So til next time....



Keep on beading!!



Veralynne!


























 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bead Soup Blog Party Bead Hoarders Edition 2017

And Now The Sequel........... 



Below is the first post about Lori's BSBP and what I sent my partner and what my partner, Laurie Vyselaar sent me. Below all that....is what I made with the goodies I got.



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!  
                   

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!


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Well, I can tell you "Garden Party" didn't happen. After I got all the beads together I wanted to use, they refused to play nice...So they just sat on my work table for about a week....with me staring at them. So then I started going through my stash thinking about what I might have that would work, but nothing garden party popped up....sigh...but I found some other beads that complimented the hand painted piece by Dry Gulch and the green beads and the blueish green crystals. And this is what I came up with:


  


I really love how purple and the golden green beads really work with the pendant! You cant really see it well in the picture, but there is purple in the pendant.

 And  for the other beads that didn't want to play nice I made earrings out of them....and they look really good! Those were the flowers for my "garden party". Oh well, I like them better this way!




As for those super cute glass birds...here is what I did. Though the picture doesn't show the true color. The beads are grey and white.



Then...that marvelous man in the moon pendant, I wanted to do something really neat, And I did get started, making a spiral necklace for it,  but I ran out of the dark grey pearls, so until I get more it will have to wait. But for the pendant it's self, I have some black and white beads and crystal beads that I am going to bead around with. Hopefully I will get it finished soon, I have been so busy with tax season...no time to bead.....


Here is a close up of the beads so you can see the blue in the middle.



For more beauties hope over to Lori's Pretty Things Bead Soup Party.

Until next time...which is April 8th..

Keep on beading!






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...

AND

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 Christmas..you 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 asked..here is a sample of my work.

Enjoy!



Saturday, November 26, 2016

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

Eden Hills

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

This week Teresa challenged us with the Letter V, Weeks Favorite, and Thankful...so 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! 


Veralynne!

Friday, November 18, 2016

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

Eden Hills

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, NATURE....as 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!


Veralynne