Friday, July 31, 2009

Some Updates

Have you checked out the Bead Art Originals Items of the Week? Please do because there are amazing pieces to be seen and some specials to be found! Check all of them out at the blog: Bead Art Originals.

I am still working on the purple cuff. Ok, I'll admit it, it's taken a back seat to the simple stretchy bracelets I'm making for my step-mother. But the little bracelets have been very therapeutic. I've finished 82 of them! I know I need to just put the simple bracelets aside and finish the cuff, it's almost halfway there!

As weird as it sounds, school events have gotten busy! Tonight was a parents' meeting for the parents of all fall athletes. It's still July, but the football team and the cheerleaders started practices in June and the soccer teams and the golf teams started early in July. So, they really aren't fall sports! Anyway, the paper work for school has started...the triplicate forms, the emergency cards, the code of conduct and photo releases all have to be filled out!

Life keeps moving forward whether I am ready or not, so I am hanging on!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Bead Art Originals Items of the Week

The Bead Art Originals (BAO) street team has been created to promote the art of its invited members. BAO members are independent artisans who promote their work through, an online market for things handmade. BAO includes both creators of art beads and creators of beadwoven art. The team's focus is on the business and artistic growth of its members through on and off-Etsy promotion of the team, its activities, and individual members' achievements.

Check out our blog to see what specials are being offered on these gorgeous items! Bead Art Originals Blog

Saturday, July 18, 2009


I am still working on the purple cuff, but it's getting there. I have also created another pair of earrings. I am going to start working on some simple "stretchy" bracelets for my step-mother. I think all of this is helping me over this creativity block. I've been thinking about new ideas that I want to try. It would be so so much easier if I could just shake my head and clear the cobwebs!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Trying To Push Through

I have been pushing to work on another bracelet. I was able to get a few pairs of earrings made, but they were replacements for the ones I sold to a cousin, so there really wasn't any creativity involved. This bracelet isn't a new pattern, but it is new colors, so hopefully I can push through the creativity/beading issues I've been having and finish it. It's amazing how much stress can mess with your mind and body!

Monday, July 06, 2009

6th Photo in the 6th Folder Tag

Tag you're it!

I was tagged by dear Susan of Hot Rocks Glass Jewels, to play a game in which I am to post the 6th picture in the 6th folder of my photos. This was actually harder than I thought as I have a ton of folders and photos! This one is an adorable photo of my oldest daughter, Lindsay, with our puppy Sadie. This was in late summer of 2001. A couple of months earlier, she had gone to England, Ireland and Wales with People to People and then sadly, just a couple weeks later was September 11th.

I am tagging the following friends to play this game:
Lady Lynn's Boutique
The Lone Beader
Three Fates Design
Unique You

Please feel free to play along or's just a bit of fun.

Premio Meme Award

This Premio Meme Award was given to me by sweet Sue of the Signature Sterling blog and the creator of Signature Sterling on Etsy! Thank you my dear! The rules of this award is that I am to give 7 facts about myself and pass it on to 7 people. So, seven interesting facts about me (not sure how interesting these will be, but here goes...):

1. I am able to "chit-chat" with just about anyone, but I'm pretty darn shy.
2. I am the most non-Leo Leo you are likely to meet.
3. I have been creative in one way or another all my life.
4. I used to read an average of about 150 books a year. This was when I was answering phones at a law firm and was allowed to read on the job! What a job, eh?!
5. I have sensitive hearing (probably due to migraines), but I call it "mom hearing".
6. I am a night owl and according to my mom, have been one since I was a baby.
7. I adore my husband and daughters and I don't know how they put up with me.

And now, the "Premio Meme Award" is passed on to....any seven of my readers since I'm not sure how many of my favorites have already been named for this award!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Thank You Top Droppers!

Thank you so much to all my top droppers for the month of June! I truly appreciate you all stopping by and I hope that I can provide interesting posts for you to enjoy! Thanks again!

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