Wednesday, April 29, 2009


After many LONG hours, and what seems like an unreal amount of beads I have finished him! Hoppity is a gift for the owner of Purple Sage(where I work) who is pregnant right now(but hopefully not to much longer!). I had a great time making him (except it seemed to never end!) and changing him from a beanie baby, to a "beadie baby"!
Every square inch of him is beaded with pinks, purples, white, and silver. Over his heart I bezelled in an amethyst heart shaped stone.
I didn't bead his whiskers, but I thought about threading some bugles onto them. I figured it might look goofy, and to leave well enough alone. I am so excited to give him to her, I hope she loves him! I think she will because she loves beads , and she has a beadwork collection (maybe he'll have some friends at her house?).

I also decided to leave his tag on his little bootie, so everyone could remember his name, and to prove he was a beanie baby.

Now I get to move on to my rivoli buttons from! The idea I have for them I think will be perfect for this months etsy-beadweaver challenge "Hollywood red carpet inspired jewelry" because I am going to make it drip with crystals!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

$1.00 sale at!

My buddy over at has informed me that a great sale starts today! All sorts of different goodies, for just $1.00 each! check it out at . I am not sure what time today it starts(seems to me that they are in a different time zone then myself), but it does start today April 21st! I have been warned of course that things sell out VERY quickly,so the quicker you get over and look,the better!

And speaking of, stay tuned for my next etsy-beadweaver challenge piece that I am making, where I am using some new swarovski rivoli buttons that artbeads sells(just need to finish what I am currently working on right now). Here's a sneak peak at the buttons...

the biggest ones are 27 mm,yippeee! Nice and big! These buttons are NOT one of the sale items for $1.00 , they are still really new...So as I said, stay tuned!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The entries for the April challenge are in!

The entries for the challenge are in! They are as always simply beautiful, creative and amazing! Etsy Beadweavers took the time and have the talent to create these inspiring challenge pieces! Tiny little beads and a needle and thread along with incredible patience bring these selections to you to vote and choose your favourite.You can click on the item in the text list below the mosaic which links to the Etsy Shop listing of each entrant where you will see more detail of each piece! Be sure to go to the etsy-beadweaver site on the 9th when the poll will be available for you to cast your vote, April 9th thru the 15th!
1. Atlantis - AnnetteMackrel
2. time machine cuff - thebeadedlily
3. Magical Mystery Cuff - beadsforever
4. Time Standing Still - ThesePreciousThings
5. Fantastical Journey - beadsandblooms
6. As Time Collides - crownrosegems
7. Drops Of Time Necklace - binkaminka
8. Sweet Innocence - Medic5415
9. For the Women of the Future - SmadarsTreasure
10. Time of Innocence - AmethystRavenstar
12. Time machine - beadsbyvezsuzs
14. London Blue Police Box Pendant - FrancescasFancy
15. Endless Time - Necklace - clairecreations
16. Myth, Magic and Reality Converge - dreambeadweaver
17. Timeless Neckpiece - SilverDragon
18. Atlantis bracelet - CieloDesign
19. Atlantis Queen Wedding Necklace - RedCatArtBeads
20. Timeless colors - pjlacasse
21. Sticks and Stones Choker Necklace - HauteIceBeadwork
24. Nefertiti necklace - FleurDeIrk
25. The Edwardian Necklace - daynamiles
26. iNecklace - beadwoman3
27. Somewhere Over The Rainbow - BeadazzledofOregon
28. Night Waters No. 1 - playnwithbeads
29. Make Love Not War Necklace - HannahRachel
30. A Magical Journey - enchantedbeads
31. Window Into Time - njema

Voting begins on Thursday, April 9th and ends midnight April 15th. Show your appreciation for the efforts of these amazing artists and take on the difficult task of voting for your favorite. (The ballot will appear on the side bar at right on April 9th.) Again, the individual pieces are listed below the mosaic where you can visit each entry for more information by following the link. Thank you, enjoy and be sure to go to the etsy-beadweaver blog to vote between April 9th and 15th!

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Have you ever gotten an idea that you just HAD to create something. Its almost like a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde type thing where you just cant help yourself. I was obsessed with the idea of cutting up a computer board, and turning it into some funky necklace.
I glued the motherboard pieces to felt, and then beaded around them. I didn't quite know where it would take me. First I wanted to make a whole collar, then a cuff. But with deadline time drawing near, a plan started to formulate. I just did the three pieces, and barely finished it in time.
I love the bottom piece with Quantum written on it. The whole thing is very industrial looking.
I finished the whole thing off with a "toggle switch/clasp". I even managed to keep the toggle in working order so you can "switch it on/off" and hear it click. This is my entry to the etsy-beadweavers April challenge "time machine".