Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Ideas

It amazes me that at a time when I have time, when I am not busy, I have misplaced my need to bead. I have ideas, I have beads, I have no will to pick up the needle. And it just kind of fizzles.
So in an effort to keep thing moving, and to maybe spark a creative desire, I tried my hand at snow dieing. This was fun! It helped that we had snow! I live in Ottawa for crying out loud! It's supposed to be the snowest capital in the world and we haven't recieved much snow this year at all!!
Here are some pictures of the whole event. I did not have procion dyes, just ones from Rit, so the colours are not as vibrant.

I'm trying another new idea for the Beaded Journal Project. If it works, I'll post, if it doesn't, if it fizzles, then I'll try something else.
I wonder where the muse goes, when she takes a trip?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

All the Wonderful things happening in the Bead World!

First off, I want to mention that Use the Muse IV at Use the Muse is up and the beads are beautiful! I have entered this year and I am very excited to participate, as this is the first time for me! Feb 25th is the last pre-order date! It's also the last day to get the pre-order price!
The beads are beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing the muse too! I love these colours too so I think I'm in a good position here! I can't wait to play!

In other news, Mark the Date - March 7th!!! Check out the Beading For a Cure Auction Items!
Beading For a Cure is up and running and I have a project in it. I was given the beads at the last minute and the ideas just flew!
I love the birds and really wanted to use the beads to show them off. I can see these birds hanging in a sunny location.
Now, if you want more, if you love these colours, there are some great pieces available so take the time to browse the gallery! This charity is a wonderful opportunity to not only purchase amazing pieces by fantastic artists, but also supports a very worthy cause.
I'm going to create a button for you to link to the BFAC website. Wish me luck!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lynette From Rockhill Designs

WOW! This is so cool! Lynette from is having a February giveaway and I really love it!! Below is the picture, and I have to say that I found Lynette from the Bead Soup project she was involved in. This looks like this was a very fun game to play and the women involved sure did create some beautiful pieces!!

RockHill Designs 'tree of life' sterling silver necklace.
(rolo chain is slightly oxidized, the necklace measures 16")
Cheers, Denise

Friday, February 05, 2010

Beading Updates

A Birthday present for a friend. She turns 21 and she sent me pictures of floating bead necklaces that she wanted to learn to make, but we never got to it. I hope she likes her birthday present. I feel safe to post this, cause I don't think she comes on this blog!

Here is my BJP. I took out the boring white, it was boring for me anyway! I wanted to have some colour! So I went flipping through the magazines and found this colour palette eyeshadow for the spring and pulled out beads that are those colours. It may raise a few eyebrows to see pink and an even bigger surprize to find out that I had it in my stash but it's not a bright pink or a bubble gum pink, it's softer and I think I can do a bit of it. Consider my boundries stretched!
Cheers, Denise