Wednesday, December 18, 2013

My first Top, made with boro!

Yes, I'm still here, surprised?  It sure has been a while since I wrote here last.  Wanted to share my first borosilicate top tho.  I was making icicles and thought it would be fun to give this a try.  First test with it the top was too long so I shortened it and gave it another shot.  It worked good so into the kiln it went.  I couldnt wait to show the kids in the morning!!  I yanked the table cloth off the table, called the kids and started spinning it.  Pretty darn neat for a first try.  The kids had fun taking turns spinning it.  Once she got the hang of it even lela did a great job with it. (it only flung off the table on to the carpet twice LOL)  I can't wait to pull the boro out again and give it another try!!
For now its back to Christmas ornaments tho.   Each year I make my two youngest and my grand daughter an ornament.  Last year it was a fish for Lela, a Santa hat bell for Tony and a ballerina bear for Isabella.   This year.....a large heart with holly and berries for Lela, a tiny mouse for Isabella and a sheep with a HUGE grin thanks to a tutorial from Puddy Tat Glass!!  I LOVE the grins she puts on her critters and was so happy to try out her tutorial.  The hardest part now is waiting to open the kiln in the morning........and on that note, I'm off to bed.
I'll post pictures in a day or two of their ornaments,
until then take care

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Customer Creations

I love to see the beautiful jewelry that is made with the beads I create. So many different styles, its wonderful!
This bracelet is made by Carla Foster. She doesnt sell her work so its NFS. She makes beautiful jewelry, I'd wear it all!! This bracelet has the cutest little flying pigs, just adorable!!

Thank you for sharing Carla!!

Till next time,

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July already?

Geez, I can't believe its July already!! I've been so busy with life these days that I've totally neglected things.
I have been doing some earrings and kumihimo braids tho......that I can do at night while I'm sitting.
Want to see.......

So yes, I have been busy. We also lost a family member, my sister in law, who was more like a real sister to me that I've ever known. She passed on unexpectedly on March 6th, 2013. Her only daughter is getting married tomorrow, July 4th. Her mom will not physically be there in the traditional way but in spirit she will be there, with all. I was able to make a necklace for her daughter using cremains beads. They turned out beautiful and the necklace just reminds me so much of her moms blue eyes. Its not the same blue but they sparkle just like Lyns did when she smiled. I did take a few pictures before sending it up north for the wedding.

So I guess yes, i've been busy...... Hope your summer is going along wonderfully!
Till next time,

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Whats new!

I'm back. Its been just over a month since my last post. I've been busy with life, Drs 2 days a week, kids, garden, dogs and friends have moved back to Florida and right across the street! Jess doesn't play with fire like I do but she does like to craft so YES, I'll take that....having a friend that enjoys creating is a good thing! :-) She likes to crochet and does beautiful work! her Etsy shop is She makes the cutest things. Her Etsy shop is just getting started this item that already sold and my favorite, but no worries, you can have her make one for your little one as this is a made to order item!! I'm sure once she is settled into her new home she will be back up and running with a nice full shop!! Right Jess?! I've been making earrings......and have loads more pairs to make into more earrings. Heres a pair I've finished. Its not listed in my shop yet but will be soon! thanks for stopping by, until next time take care! Sue

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Second Reveal..........drum roll .... My bead Soup!

Lupe Meter, Sent me this bead soup.......well I, being very new to making any kind of jewelry was totally stumped on what to do with her beautiful polymer focal. I would just sit and look and move things around and just had no clue. I figured her focal piece should stand out so I would go with what I knew best, simple! Heres the soup she sent me and the beautiful focal piece! And here is what I've come up with. I actually no longer have it in my possession. My daughter was modeling it for me and when she went home, it went home with her. She doesn't wear much jewelry but it looked beautiful on her so I didn't mind it leaving at all. Lupe, I hope you like what I've made with your beautiful soup and focal piece! Since I'm late getting started I need to get going on seeing this second reveal and I'm starting with For the rest of the list of blogs head over here....... Be sure to look at Loris' blog first, her soup there is beautiful!! Thanks for stopping by sue

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The first reveal..........

So the first reveal for the bead soup has taken place! I'm going to put the link to the page that it is on so you get to see Lori Andersons bead soup first then go below her post and you will find the links to all in the first reveal. I tried but could not get the list to work here. So, go take a look and see all the wonderful creations!! Now, I'm off to look myself!! And, just in case you are wondering, I'm in the second reveal. April 6th. I'm ready!! Have fun, Sue

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My blog Soup is here, thanks Lupe Meter!!

Yup, its here! Wow, Lupe the polymer pieces are beautiful!! SO many goodies, how does one choose!! I have an idea, sketched it out on paper and hopefully I can do your pieces justice! Thank you Lupe!! Sue

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A sneek pink of my Bead Soup

Ok, my partner is Lupe Meter and here is a sneek peek into the bead soup I'm sending her!!
I know, I know, its hard to tell what it is isn't it? Well, we can't let her see it right? She has to be surprised!! Lupe, I hope you are surprised with your bead soup and I hope you like it!! Sue

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Now I've got my partner and reveal date!!

Ok, so I've now been given my partners name Lupe Meter and my reveal date of April 6th. I am set and ready to go!! Now I need to get a sneek peek picture of my bead soup!! So, come back tomorrow and I'll show a picture of my package and possibly a played with pic of the soup!! :) Till then, Sue

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party

Ok, I'm all signed up and ready to go!! This is my first time joining and i'm looking SO forward to getting my partner!! I have my soup almost all picked out, just need a couple more things so I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready!! SO, are you in? 500 sign ups is amazing and SO much work i'm sure, bless her heart!! Thank you Lori, I can't wait to get my partner and get started!! Till then, Sue

Thursday, January 3, 2013


So, i've always had this fascination with marbles. Over the years i've put them in jars and bowls and enjoyed how they look there. Maybe a year ago I tried my hand at making one....well actually 3 but who's counting. It was VERY difficult for me. They were very small, misshapen and not quite that pretty but "I" made them so I was thrilled. But with it being so hard I got rid of my book and marble mold. Figuring I would just stick to beads........ A quick look at them:
yea, pretty crappy and very tiny. SO, go forward and I've decided to try it again after finding a youtube video. She made it look SO easy. I wish I could find the video again, it was a woman making a marble at a show and a little boy was watching. She inspired me to try it again and i'm SO glad I did. Not that my marbles are much better, although they are, but she made it look easy enough to try again! So, I first started with soft glass again since its what I'm used to working with. Here is some results:
First a group shot......the good,the bad and the ugly!! :) then some I really like looking at. I've been carrying some around in my pocket, taking them out to admire. So, I decided to give boro a try. Why not, I had enjoyed making the boro chains from Pipyrs tutorial, why not marbles right? Other than it taking SO much longer, it was great! So I have decided to continue with boro for marbles. Yea, I made a pandora bead just for the heck of it but it certainly didn't come out as nice as the marbles did!! The marbles stand in the pics is soft glass.....I need to make one with boro and not so colorful :)
Top 3 pictures are of one I used a flower pin frog with and the last 2 are of one swirled. I have 2 new ones from last night, one I made using a tube and the other a flower compression marble from a video I found on youtube. They came out VERY cool and I'll post pics once I get them done. Till next time, take care! Sue