Sunday, September 23, 2012

Another peek into what I'm up to!

Kumihimo, thats what I've been up to lately. I have finished at least 5 pieces since I've started braiding. I have a couple unfinished and one in the works. I have been staying up pretty late working on them. This top one has an adjustable closure made using my lampwork beads. I really like it, LOVE the colors in the braid. This bottom one was done with my lampwork and tiny seed beads. I have to put my glasses on just to see the tiny beads. They are SO small. I really love this one too, especially since I love pink. If I didn't already have an absolute favorite lampwork necklace that I wear then I would definitely keep this one for myself! The one i'm working on now is turquoise and green with the most beautiful little seed beads. I've already made the lampwork beads and tumbled them for a nice soft etched look like beach glass. Perhaps one more late night and I should be done! I'll put up a picture when I'm done, its really going to be so pretty once put all together. I can't wait to see it all finished. Until then, you know what I'll be up to! :) sue

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Roosters and Chickens

So, I really love chickens and roosters too! We had a rooster but he kept biting my daughter who was only 2 at the time so we had to find a new home for Beau. A year later she still asks about him. We do have 3 hens tho, Samantha, Maranda and Charlotte. My little one, Lela, loves to head out each morning with me to let them out of their coop, feed and water them. She LOVES to check for eggs! I have always had a love for chickens and roosters and for birthdays and Christmas I usually was gifted one. I had to slow down a bit with the collecting because we didn't have any room but since moving 2 years ago I started up again......this time to include the real ones too!! Its only fitting that I make chicken beads!! I've made several styles over the last few years and you can see the ones I have in my etsy shop are more of a folk art style. This time I decided I wanted to go for roosters. They are so beautiful. So many different styles, colors and even head/comb shapes! So, here is my first...... I really love how he looks! I plan on making more just as soon as I get comfortable with my larger new press since I need a larger working area. :) So, what do you think? He isn't listed anywhere cause I have really been enjoying looking at him and holding him and my little Lela really likes him a lot too. I cant wait to make more!!