Sunday, December 10, 2017

Life & Little Things...Baby, it's cold outside

The cold temps and snow have officially kicked off Winter here in the mitten state.
Color keeps me going...



Incorporating fiber into my work...colorful fibers



my knitty projects are chunky and colorful as well...









What inspires you this time of year? What are you working on? whats on your needles, hook, sewing table, etc?





The fiber tassel necklaces and earrings can be found in my Etsy shop HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! 



Thursday, October 05, 2017

Life & Little Things...Falllllllll


Back to school and back into our routine! I'm missing lazy mornings with no alarm to set but I'm getting back into the swing of things :)


Lots of fun happenings in the studio...finally ditched my multiple work stations and condensed down to a big work bench. I'm not a big fan of change but I have to admit I'm lovin' this change lol task lighting and a nice supportive chair. It's making me more productive I think lol


Easier to access to all my pretties seems to be getting my creative flow going...20 yrs worth of hoarding beads and findings and bins full of things that have gotten lost in the shuffle over the years. It's like I went shopping in my own stash and found so many cool things I forgot about...



Tassels are all the rave right now but I can't just go with the standard style. Here's my version of tassels...







Mr. Handsome has been making me little pieces of pyro art to include in some of my designs...the wood and leather combo always seem to work. I love that simple, organic, earthy look and feel of how they're turning out.



Large slice Agate and pearls with a front toggle. Long in length so it can be doubled up or worn long and layered...



a few snaps of the last bits of Summer around here...








Whats new with you? share in the comments and throw me a link to your blog or instagram so I can take a peek :) 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Life & Little Things...Summertime


I can't believe we're already half way done with July. We hit the ground running with Summer break. Enjoying sleeping in as much as possible. Some days without any schedules to follow...


spending time outside or in between the pages of a good book or both at the same time because reading in the hammock is the best...




Mr. Handsome did a great job with his corn hole game boards...


the littlest nugget turned 7...and lost his front tooth...then lost his other front tooth lol!






ice cream for special dates...or dinner on a hot summer day :)



hitting up the nature trail...




and of course lots of time in the studio melting glass and playing with some new colors...








How's your summer going so far?


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Life & Little Things...on the bench

I've been working on some large custom orders the past few weeks and squeezing in some fun extras for a shop update...




Lots of WIPs that need to be finished up this week and then they'll be up in the shop...

I'm in love with these Jasper spears...Perfect fit for 9mm and .380's. Definitely going to keep a pair for myself...



Glass restock, some new colors to play with :)



feels so good to be filling up the kiln several times a week again :)



my little assistant lost his first tooth a few weeks ago and now two more are wiggly so he's excited to be toothless lol :)








Friday, March 24, 2017

BEAD SOUP!!! Lets Hop!

I'm so excited to be soup hopping again! I participate in a lot of blog hops and challenges and Lori's Bead Soup Blog Party hop is one that I always look forward to :) 
Grab your coffee/tea, make yourself cozy and lets get hopping!

My bead partner this time around is Elizabeth  Hodges - The Whispering Seas Blog
Here's a quick reminder of the gorgeous items she sent me to work with...


I paired up the pottery heart focal by Sue Vandever (susieqbeads) with some individually wired pearls...




I couldn't resist adding in some larger and contrasting colored pearls to make it more asymetrical, my eye tends to like things a bit "off"...






Wild & Free!!


the backside is unglazed and with a beautiful design so if it happens to turn while wearing there is still something pretty to look at :)



I decided to keep the bracelet about as simple as I could get because I LOVE this flower button ( by Lisa Peters Art) and knew I wanted to add it to my stack bracelet collection...



I love chunky, stackable bracelets. I tend to layer them on...



The enameled copper blanks (by Cathleen Zaring- BlueHareArt) quickly worked up into earrings...



the colors are so fun on these! A good dangle and pops of color!





There's no shortage of bullet casings in this house since we try to hit the shooting range as often as we can and save all our shells because I love to use them in my jewelry pieces.

I capped my thick leather cording in .22 casings. Turns out they're a perfect fit :)


The dragonfly is by Trace Dock (Classic Bead) and I wired it up on some copper with a polished sodalite, vintage sapphire rhinestone rondel and a polished turquoise...







Thanks for stopping by to see what I  created with my soup. Be sure to visit the rest of the participants on the list :
Click HERE for the blog list