Saturday, June 18, 2011

I Heart Macro 6/18

These little ones would be perfect for Thumbelina.  Each one is only about 8 mm.  They are actually weeds in my garden, but aren't they magical in macro.

studio waterstone
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Fresh from the oven

Stone Harvie Moon
I'm an auntie!  Here is my little nephew all of a couple minutes old or fresh from the oven, as my mom said.  Congrats to my brother Dan and his wife Katy.  Happy Baby Day.  And what a Father's Day gift Dan got this year!

The name is a tribute to relatives on both sides - Harvie is a family name, the first name of the baby's maternal great grandfather and middle name of his maternal grandfather and uncle.  His initials are the same as his paternal grandfather's initials.  Now we can all stop calling the him Moonunit.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Tumbling blocks & trefoils

trefoils and...
tumbling blocks [from a recent Beadwork]

little triangles form circles
I can't get away from the herringbone/peyote combination.  I guess they are my two favorite stitches so using them in combo couldn't be better.  The golden khaki delicas don't really look so pukey green in person.
more trefoils
This is the largest trefoil I've made.  This time I tried to graduate the color using the limited selection of pinks I had on hand.
this is a large terfoil - the smalls are tiny

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pretty Things and Sweet Bead Studio are having mind-blowing giveaways!

from Lori's site
Run to Pretty Things and check out what Lori Anderson brought back from Bead & Button to giveaway.  You will absolutely not believe it!  While you are there, click on the link to Cindy Wimmer's Sweet Bead Studio.  Lori and Cindy teamed up at B&B and are both holding giveaways and sharing a video they made while at the show.
from Lori's site
from Cindy's site

Amazaing Giveaway at Something Unique by Lana

Among her many fabulous Etsy finds, Lana is giving away these Gaea beads.  Check out the link to see all the wonderfulness.  Blog Love & Fav Etsy Shops Giveaway

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Trouble with Trefoils

Actually the only trouble with trefoils is that I can't stop making them.  It is fun to start beading flat and see something 3-D grow from the beads.  I made this necklace for a friend who just retired.  We taught next door to each other for all of the time I have been teaching Spanish and I'm going to miss her daily comradery terribly.  She is also one of my biggest fans and has been encouraging me since I started beadweaving.
from Diane Fitzgerald's Shaped Beadwork

Golem Giveaway

I just gave away a few of these yummy beads in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Bead Box.  Here is your chance to win some.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

...and the next Sister is...

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Bead Box will be headed to....[drumroll]...
Congratulations!  FireFly Myst , you are the next Sister!

A big thanks to all those who entered and blogged, Tweeted, and posted to FB to get the message out.
This means the STBB will be headed to Michigan.