Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone!

I hope everyone has a safe and great night :)

This is what my daughter, Zoey & husband, Trevor looked like before leaving for school/work this morning.

Yep, you guessed it Beetlejuice is what Zoey is and....

Trevor is Zombie Dad...he is Zombie Dad every year and plays the part well.

I've started this cab and not sure what I'm going to do next. So far I'm really liking it. I have no idea what the stone is. I bought them from Ebay and the seller didn't know what they were. I bought a few and have no idea on any of them. If you know what the stone is, please let me know. Anyway...maybe a necklace or a brooch...they are supposed to be an in fashion this years...hmmm.

I also made this crystal snowflake for a friend. She has this great big window in the front of her house and I think the crystal snowflake will look great when the sun shines though her window. It worked up quick, the only thing I didn't like was how droopy it is.

Hope you have a great day & Halloween night =]

Monday, October 27, 2008

Tag, I'm it!

I've been tagged by a new beady friend...Ralonda, you can see her blog here
According to the rules I must tell seven little known things about myself.

1) I was adopted when I was 4 months old and met my birth mother. It was then that I found out that she years later married my birth father and they went on to have 2 more kids, so I have a natural sister and brother. It was to bad that we didn't get along.

2) My husband was the one to get me into beading. He was selling web sites at the time and went into this cute little bead store downtown St. Catharines where I live. Brought me in a few days later...I bought a magazine and some beads and that was it...I was HOOKED!

3) About 4 years ago I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and with medication brought my insulin levels to that of a normal adult. My levels were so high they couldn't believe I wasn't sicker.

4) Just like Ralonda I clean when I get mad, and I don't mean just the regular cleaning, I do the nitty gritty stuff that no one wants to do. You know...polish the silver in the cabinet, get down on my hands and knees to clean floors...that sort of stuff. I think I need to get mad as my house looks like a whirlwind went whipping through it! LOL!

5) I would love to live out in the country and be self sufficient...grown my own food...that kind of stuff.

6) I wish I had more friends that enjoyed beading as much as I do and be able to get together for bead sessions. I stay at home and pretty much keep to myself. Although I am glad to have to the online beady friends I have, it would be nice to actually sit with any of them and talk beads and bead and talk beads and bead....=)

7) I prefer to listen to music and don't watch a lot of TV. When one of my few favourite shows is on I still don't really watch but listen and bead.

Wow, that was harder than I thought it was going to be. Now, what 7 people am I going to tag?? Jewels, Tina, Linda Jo, Jamee, Marjorie, Billie, well looks like I'll only be tagging 6. Ladies, the rules are write 7 little known facts about yourself and then tag 7 others to do the same...have fun! =)

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

I'm back!!!!

Well, it certainly has been a while since I last wrote. Things around here have been pretty hectic! At one point I was working a full time job as well as a part time one! Was getting to the point of being run down. Just recently, my husband got a fantastic job with the Ministry of Government Services doing basically computer help desk. He actually does computer help for the Justice Department...pretty cool if you ask me and the pay is GREAT to boot! I can now concentrate solely on my bead work. I've had a little trouble getting my muse back up and running. So I started finishing off some UFO's. (unfinished objects)

This necklace was originally done for the wedding necklace contest at Bead-patterns I didn't get it finished in time for the contest :( I think it turned out pretty good for my first bead embroidered necklace. I've always wanted to do one and now I have. Maybe there will be another in my future...we'll see.
I also finished the necklace for a cabochon I had beaded around a few months ago. The cab was cut by Jeff You can find his cabochon's for sale at his Etsy store. I still have another one of his cabs to do something with.

I also did a bit of playing around with right angle weave and made this necklace and the earrings below it. The necklace is a semi-precious stone of which the name currently eludes me and accented with size 11 Delica beads.

The earrings are right angle weave and I used some left over mother-of-pearl beads and some peridot semi-precious beads.
This next pair of earrings I did just to do something quick. I've had the square jump rings for a while now. The beads are blue faceted cat's eyes.
I am currently trying to design some beaded squares for the Breast Cancer beaded quilts. I plan on completing a few for the 2009 quilts. If you are interested in doing some of your own please go to Jeanette Shanigan's web site for details on how you could help. There is a link on the home page to previous quilts that have been made and auctioned off at the Bead & Button show for the last few years. It is a great cause! I've actually been thinking about doing something like this here in Canada and auctioning it off at one of the bead shows held in Toronto. (as that is the closest place to me that has shows) I wonder...if anyone reading this is interested in doing a Canadian version of the Breast Cancer beaded quilts drop me an email to or comment on this post. I'm up for the challenge...are you??

Back to beading...

...Pam :o)

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