Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Color of Dreams blog hop

If I do this right, it will post automatically, Sunday April 6, 2014.

   I feel lucky to have been included and really love the polymer cube bead that was chosen for me. I titled my piece 'Slowly Spring'.  I live about 100 miles from the Canadian border in a small town in Idaho and winter has been drawn out with freezing temps at night this last week.  So I have been dreaming a lot about Spring actually arriving. 
   I find I sleep better if I have been beading for at least an hour before I go to sleep.  
So that's my dream - to bead, to sleep, perchance to dream (happily). 
   I worked on having some asymmetry in this piece and feel it has a nice balance.  I used 4 colors of Delica; turquoise, rainbow translucence, a mystery color (no name on the tube) & a small amount of grass green.  I chose copper as a transition color from winter before the gold of summer. 
   I have lots of blogs to visit & see the other wonders that have been created, so here they are:

Honorary Artist:          Patricia Handschuh
Patricia's blog:            The Color of Dreams        
Patricias Etsy:             The Color of Dreams
Hostess: TJ                 Jewel School Friends
Kay Thomerson          KayzKreationz
Audrey Belanger         Toki No Hourousha

Alicia Marinache         All the Pretty Things
Terry Carter                TappingFlamingo
Lori Schneider            Bead Addict
Jenny Kyrlach            Wonder and Whimsy
Asri Wahyuingsih       Asri's Beadwork
Dini Bruinsma            Angaza by Changes
Karla Morgan             Texas Pepper Jams
Debbie Rasmussen      A Little of This, A Little of That
Veralynne Malone       Designed by Vera
Kathy Stemke              Vintage Memories Jewelry Design
Mowse Doyle              Mowse Made This
Heather Richter            Desert Jewelry Designs
Lori Poppe                    Adventures in Creativity with LorilliJean

Jayne Capps                 Mama's Got To Doodle
Andrea Glick               Zenith Jade Creations
Kathleen Breeding       99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Becky Pancake             Becky Pancake Bead Designs
Karin Martinez             Fairies Market
Miranda Ackerley         Mirandack

Penny Houghton           Smelly Nelly
Carolyn Lawson           Carolyn's Creations
Chris Eisenberg            Wanderware
Christie Murrow           Charis Designs Jewelry
Monique Urquhart        A Half-Baked Notion
Eve Shelby                   Raindrop Creations Jewelry by Evelyn
Cryss Thain                  Here Bead Dragons
Jasvanti Patel               Jewelry By Jasvanti
Nan Smith                    NanMade Handmade Jewelry
Sue Kennedy               SueBeads
Jean Yates                    Snap Out of It, Jean! There's Beading to be Done!
Debbie Rogers             Debbies Treasures
Marybeth Rich             A Few Words From Within the Pines
Shirley Moore              Beads and Bread
Shaia Williams             Shaiha's Ramblings
Kathy Lindemer           Bay Moon Design
Linda Anderson           From the Bead Board
Judy Turner                 Silver Rains
Gloria Allen                Gloria Allen Designs
Regina Wood              Ginas-Design
Robin Reed                 Artistry HCBD
Mary Goovars             MLH Jewelry Designs
Marlene Cupo             Amazing Designs
CJ Bauschka               4 His Glory Creations
Robin Showstack        The Crazy Bead Hoarder
Cynthia O'Toole          Sparkles and Sweets

Jael Thorp                   Jael's Art Jewels
Renetha Stanziano         Lamplight Crafts

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Color of Dreams

     I will be posting my creation on 04-06 along with links.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

"Clean-up, Fix-up Your Workspace" Challenge & Blog Hop Reveal!

Sharyl of came up with the "Clean-up, Fix-up Your Workspace" Challenge.
Although i don't have a lot of work space I knew my work area needed organizing.
You'll have to forgive the difference in pictures, the pre clean pictures were shot with my
camera and my post cleaning pictures taken with my phone.  Pics are at the bottom

It may not look much different but I was able to empty 7 containers, complete a couple WiPs and sort out beads I can live without (horrors).
Please note - I have restored the missing pictures but pictures from previous blogs are probably gone for good as I was in Google+ and didn't realize that I was deleting from the blog .. sigh.
Please follow the blog hop to see what others have achieved.   ~cryssT

Host: Sharyl McMillian-Nelson …
Donna Millard
Beda Hendrix …
Ann Schroeder… 
Pamela Rachelle…
Kristin L Oppold…
Heidi Kingman …
Andi …
Patricia Buchanan Click “Blog” on the menu bar at
Helen Simon…
Kashmira …
somethingunique …
Renetha …
Kathy Lindemer …
Swapna Dinesh …
Linda Landig …
Beti Horvath …
Sam S …
Christina Miles …
Islandgirl …
macmillanmarie …
Emma Todd …
Neena Shilvock …
Dee Clark…
motidana …
Carol D. …
Pam Sears …
Nan Smith …
AliMc …
Kari Asbury …
Shirley Moore …
PyxeeStyx …
Jayne Capps …
Louann Elwell…
Rain …
Lori Bergmann …
Helen Simon…
Arlene Dean …
Alicia …
Natalie Pappas …


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Winter Sparkle Blog Hop is by Lisa Lodge from :

I am bit late in posting this but it's still the 22nd.
My apologies for being late.  
The colors I received were blues and clear crystals.
I had the snowflakes and I used the clear crystals on the central snowflake to provide a point of focus.   I still have the earrings to finish, probably tomorrow (added under the necklace).
Lisa put together wonderful kits and I really liked the one I received.  So here it is:  

and the other folks in the blog hop are:

Your hostess: Lisa Lodge, A Grateful Artist
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Kathy Zeigler Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Eleanor Burian Moore, The Charmed Life
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Chris Eisenberg, Wanderware
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Christie Searle Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Heather Richter, Desert Jewelry Designs
Ev Shelby, Raindrop Creations
Dolores Raml, CraftyD's Creations
Kim Dworak, Cianci Blue
Cassi Renee Paslick, Beads: Rolling Downhill
Annette Rivers, Mama Owl's Mess
Tammie Tusher Everly, TTE Designs
Marybeth Rich, A Few Words from within the Pines
Norbel Marolla, She Flies Again Jewelry
Karen Burg, KEB Designs
Karin Grosset Grange, Ginkgo et Coquelicot
Jasvanti Patel, Jewels by Jasvanti

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween is over - All Saint's Day for a bit longer.
This is a project that took awhile - but went faster once I got a new lens prescription. 
Delica's in 11 O's.  Pattern by Megan Baker.
I had to adapt it a bit because it's for a 10 year old with a 5" wrist, but I did allow for growing.

Beading the peyote stitch is one of the most relaxing forms of beading that I know even if the design is complex.

Enjoy your day.  


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

A reminder to myself for a good reason

from Beading Daily ... Make Your Beadwork More Spiritual

The one thing that Native American beadwork techniques and stitches have in common is the belief that the time spent doing them to create beautiful objects is a way to honor the spirit world. So, take a deep breath and relax before you sit down to bead. Light a candle and focus your intentions before you pick up your needle and beads, and most of all, remember to enjoy your journey. * * *  I so understand this and agree with it.  
   ... Visited my best friend and her hubby today.  He had been successfully treated for lung cancer and been given the all clear for the last 6 months ... Now they've just been told it has reoccurred and spread.  He going to do chemo again, not because he can beat the cancer but because it will buy him time to be with her.  

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Not only are Beaders very creative they are also very generous. 

This time Heather Powers of is gifting - - -

It's a really pretty bracelet - lovely colors. 

Her tutorial is also there on how to create it.