Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Something for Fun!

As I was clicking through some blogs, I came across this little quiz. I love Jane Austen novels and thought it would be fun to see which character I would be! I think it's pretty accurate!

I am Elinor Dashwood!

Take the Quiz here!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Last Day!

Get in and get a great deal on beautiful beadwoven items by checking out the fabulous EBW shops! See the EBW blog at to find out who is having a sale and what their sales items are! Have fun, get a great item and save!

Midsummer Madness Sale

Friday, July 25, 2008

New Etsy Street Team

Just recently I was given the honor of being asked to join a new Etsy Street Team called Bead Art Originals. This is a select group of art bead creators and beadweaving artists and I still can't believe I was asked to be a part of this amazing group!

The BAO Blog has wonderful posts about the different artists involved in this group and it's really fun learning more about the artists I admire! You can also see some of the beautiful pieces created by this group and click on their Etsy shop links.

There is also a website which is still under construction, but does have some photos of BAO art and artists.

I'm really excited to be a part of this group and I'm already feeling inspired by the other members. I know this group will really push me to expand my knowledge and skills and ultimately make me a better artist.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Midsummer Madness Sale!

If you haven't heard yet, there are many Etsy Beadweavers having a sale from today (July 21st) through Sunday, July 27th. To find out who's having a sale and what their sales are, check out the Etsy Beadweavers Blog!

Midsummer Madness Sale

I'm offering free shipping on all my beadwoven jewelry, so if you've been looking at my work, come on in and check out the savings!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

An Award

Ileana of Enchanted Beads has bestowed a very sweet honor on me and has given me the "Sweet Home Blogger" Award.As part of this award I am to pass it along to five more creative bloggers. Well, I have a lot more than five that I would pass it on to, but here are five:
Carol Dean of Sand Fibers
Dawn Chastain of Colorful Everyday
Mary Lou of Time2cre8
Susan Clinkscales of Clinkscales Arts
Bev of No Easy Beads

Thanks again, Ileana!

And The Winner Is...

...of the July Etsy Beadweaver Challenge "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is Smadar of Smadar's Treasure with her gorgeous bracelet "Roses in the Night Sky". Her prize is she will get to choose the theme for the September challenge! Read about her win at her blog Smadar's Treasure or at the Etsy BeadWeavers Blog. And congratulations to all the entries! It was another tough choice.

Now the August entries for the "Art Deco" theme will start showing up for the next vote. Check those out by entering "EBWC" into the "tags, titles" section of Etsy Search.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

New Patterns

I haven't posted any new pieces since my entry into the July EBW Challenge, but I am working on new patterns. OK, so they are for the August EBW Challenge "Art Deco", but the theme has really inspired me! I have about three different takes on the same geometric pattern using different color palettes from the Art Deco period. I would have loved to do something along the lines of the beautiful statuary and nudes from the period, but I just can't seem to translate them into beadwork. I think I'll have to work on that some more...

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

A Midsummer Night's Challenge - Voting Starts!

Check out all these gorgeous pieces and be sure to vote for your favorite!