Monday, March 17, 2014

Bead Show

  It has been a little while since I last posted. There is much going on in my life. I am going to be a "Mam-maw" for the second time . I have been busy spending precious time with our Grandson.He is a little over 2 1/2 years old. Very smart and everyday he is learning NEW things. He is just adorable! In the fall he will have a new sibling. We are all pretty excited about it as you can imagine!

This past weekend, I did something NEW . I went to my first bead show. My"partner in crime" (I'll call her) and I attended one here in the Charlotte area

   We had the most wonderful time! We spent the entire day shopping, drooling, and coming up with all kinds of ideas as we went from table to table. I must admit we did pick up  some nice "lovelies". You will see them in future pieces. There was an exhibitor there that sold vintage pieces, like findings,cabochons, etc .  We fell in love with that table of things.  We got many things from them. Here is one piece that I found. I fell in love with it immediately and knew I had to have it. What do you think of it? What would you do with this piece if it were in your possession????? It is copper.  Very ornate as you can see.Yes, those are holes all around it to add much "pretties " to it. What would you make????????? I would love to hear your suggestions.

I have made a couple of pieces since I last wrote.  First I made this "Spring" bracelet  that I call "Bloom." It is made from a Vintage brass broach , enameled and has a soft blue flower in the center. I have added three strands of beads to it. Consisting of  more little blooms. You can check out my shop page for the details.

I also made this petite small Garnet earrings with little rice pearls. The rice pearls were from a vintage bracelet that was too small for my arms. They are in the shop also.


I hope to not stay away as long with the next blog writing. Would love to hear your suggestions for the piece. Till next time.........