Monday, July 20, 2009

Helpful info when working with Seed Beads...

Here are some websites that I found with helpful seed bead and beading information:
(bracelet above was made by me using a twisted tubular herringbone stitch and 8/0 seed beads)


The Scoop on Seed Beads : info on what seed beads are, finishes, types...etc
Beadopedia: great resource for all types of beading
Seed bead info from Answers.com: has a great size chart
Beading instructions for use with seed beads: has great beading thread size info
The Bead Shop: has great free beading tips and techniques
bead-media.com: beading needle info
Shala's Beadwork and beadedimages.com: great sources for graph paper
Beads East: has my favorite beading tutorials
Rojagato designs blog: info on tubular herringbone
Happy Beading:)
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Friday, July 10, 2009

Flower Garden Romance

Is a good name for the new necklace that I just added to my shop...because I am in LOVE with it! It is so feminine, romantic and pretty.

Flower Garden Romance Polymer Clay Rose Necklace

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Doodle Stitching Away...

So...I received my Doodle Stitching book, and I really like it! It gives really good pictures and explanations of the different stitches and their uses. The projects inside were all very inspiring as well. I give it a thumbs up:)


Here is what I have been stitching up:






The pictures show the back of a denim jacket (I plan on giving away as a gift). I got the idea to embroider the back of a denim jacket a while back after reading a post on casserole blog. Also, the design on my jacket was inspired by a free embroidery pattern that I found on Andrea Zuill's blog. There are so many inspiring blogs out there! Thanks for all of the great ideas!


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Sunday, July 5, 2009

My little artist

This is a picture that my 5 year old son Charles drew. He got to ride in a fire truck with my husband in our town's 4th of July parade yesterday.




He is becoming quite the little artist!
Here he is at the parade:


Hope that everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July!

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Hair Bows

Here are some cute bows that I made for my girls to wear in their hair tomorrow for the Fourth of July.

They are really simple. The striped one was just tied in a bow, then attached to a hair band. The other two were almost as easy...

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