Sunday, April 27, 2008

No Beads, But How About Food?

Well, I haven't been able to bead lately, but we had a progressive dinner last night and my assignment was two of the appetizers. One was Lemon Chicken kabobs, which were fairly simple to make, but the other was Greek Croustade. If you've never worked with phyllo dough, let me just say, it is an instrument of the devil! I have never been so frustrated. I was supposed to fold each sheet into thirds and create a series of spokes, then put the spinach and cheese filling in the center, pull the ends of the spokes up and twist them into rosettes. As you can see, that particular approach didn't work. It turned out fine without the "glamour", but it always ticks me off when I can't make it look like it's supposed to! Everyone enjoyed it though, so I suppose, in the end, it was still a success.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Attention Span of a Gnat

That's how I've been feeling lately. Every time I think about starting a new bead piece, I think on it for a few minutes, get a vague idea of what I might want to do and then my mind wanders to something else altogether and I'm off on some tangent. I have a severe case of scatterbrain! I sure hope I can resolve this soon because I really NEED to create something new!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

And The Winner Is...

Wolf of Dante's Spirit for her piece "Flower of Fire's Heart"! Congratulations Wolf, your necklace is stunning!! The new theme is "Food Chains" and will be showing up in the Etsy tags as pieces are finished and posted. This challenge will be up for voting in early May, so come check out the beauty that tiny beads can make! (Etsy Beadweavers blog: )

Sunday, April 13, 2008

One Day Left!

If you haven't voted in the Etsy Beadweaver Challenge poll for the "Fire and Flowers" theme, you better get to it. There's only one day left! I know it's a tough decision, but you can do it! Stop on over at and cast your vote!!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

April Challenge...It's Time to Vote!

Whoops! I'm a day early, so if you are reading this on Sunday, the voting starts tomorrow!!

If you haven't already done it, check out the beautiful entries in the April Etsy Beadweaver Challenge at and see all the gorgeous pieces and vote for your favorite! This month's theme was "Fire and Flowers" and was chosen by our own Wolf of Dante's Spirit. The choice will be difficult, but I know you can do it!!