Sunday, September 26, 2010

New Bead Style

New rondelles are now in stock. I created a few sets and then decided that I needed to create a couple of earring sets. I have two sets done and now and working on finishing more sets!

What fun little beads!!



Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Some September Beads!


I tried a new style. I originally intended to create small 13mm beads for earrings, but I think I got a little carried away in the squishing! I have not tried them out yet in a set but I think they might be a bit bigger than I had planned.


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I also created several sets of lentils using my flowers and such for a change.

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I have so many bits and pieces of flower canes strewn all over my work space that I can’t hardly move, so my next project is to use up every bit of the flowers that are scattered all over so I can start on entirely new sets of canes!

I put these up for sale in BME under the floral rounds and lentils sections.


Julie and Blu

Saturday, September 4, 2010

My Scrap Buttons as Promised


I am sending over 2 pounds of buttons to the scrappers.


Happy Labor Day


Blu and I would like to wish all of you a happy and safe holiday weekend.  We are a little early but I think I might be a bit busy this weekend.


I recently got another great deal on premo! clay and managed to add 36 pounds of new clay to my already bulging stash. This new clay is just begging to be incorporated into beads, canes, buttons and anything else I can think of.

I am in the process of finishing up a stash of buttons for a scrapbooking get together where all of the proceeds go to help PS 37 , which is a special education school in Staten Island that services children with all forms of disabilities, including Autism, Down Syndrome, MS, etc. The proceeds from the 2nd Annual ALL DAY CROP FOR EDUCATION on September 25th.  I took a lot of my larger kaleidoscope canes that I could no longer use for covering beads and sliced them into funky buttons for the group.

Then, I went overboard a little and just started slicing canes and leaves and flowers and the next thing I knew, I had over 2 pounds of buttons to send them.  I will post photos once I get them taken.

You can read more about this PTA  here. They are a pretty remarkable bunch.

In the meantime, I am working on another batch of blends like I did on the 4th of July and will create a lot more flowers. I guess I only do these on holidays!


I used a gold and translucent cane to slice onto a set of black beads. I was looking for a faux wood look and I am not sure if I got it or not but this set with the blue Swarovski worked out just fine.

Added silver bali-style spacers and a toggle clasp and I was happy with it. I created two of these and only have one left.



Again, stay safe during your holiday weekend!

Julie and Blu