Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My latest project

This is my latest project...a bead crochet lariat with size 11/0 beads and 5x16mm glass daggers. So far it is about 25 inches. I'm really liking this one.

I've also been working on my entry for the wedding themed bead contest. I'm not sure I like what I've got so I will continue to work at it...I have until August.

I'm also helping my husband bead a shirt he designed in peyote. It is going to look so great when it's done. Watch here in the future for pics.

Other than that, not much is new. I'm still searching for a job and am not having much luck finding something in the Medical Transcriptionist field. It's really bringing me down. I feel like I wasted over a year studying for nothing.

My youngest daughter who works at Licks homeburger was recently promoted to the weekend opening manager. I'm sooo PROUD of her. She is only 15, has a grade average of 85% and works 3 to 4 days a week. Unfortunately she also has to have all four of her wisdom teeth removed...she's so young. I didn't have mine removed until I was 21!! Just goes to show how much faster kids are maturing these days.

Well, I'm hungry and must get back to beading, well crocheting...till next time...

Bead On!!!

Pam :o)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Not much to say

The weather is finally getting nice, which always helps the mood. Winter just gets me in a blue funk. My next door neighbor's daffodils are blooming and my crocus' are showing their long green leaves.

I've been doing a lot of beading these days. Keeps me from going insane thinking how difficult it is proving to be to find a job in the medical transcription field. I've also been making some polymer clay faces using push molds. I have these metallic powders that you can brush on the faces before baking. I also found a great use for some of my small Swarovski flat backs. Here is a picture of some of the faces I've done recently.As you can see on the larger blue one, I've placed a Swarovski flat back in the corner of the eye. Here are a few pictures of the beading I've done recently.
This one hasn't been named yet but, I've had some suggestions from some of the ladies on a couple of the Yahoo bead groups I'm a member of. Suggestions have been 'Meditation', 'Serenity', and 'Feeling Blue'. I think I'm leaning towards Feeling Blue.

This one is called 'Silver Sun'. I really liked the way she turned out.

This is a 4.71" wide by 4.32" high beaded tapestry. There are over 7000 beads in it. I really enjoyed designing this one and loved watching it come together row by row.

This is another tapestry designed and beaded by me called 'Woman'. She is 5.02" high by 5.39" wide.

Well, that's pretty much it, I'm off to go and watch a new episode of Ghost Whisper....I'm so glad that the writer's strike is over, I missed my shows.

Night all & happy beading!