Friday, November 13, 2009

Dang bead blocks!

I've been 'suffering' under the black cloud of ....the infamous **BEAD BLOCK**! I've been getting this way more lately and it's not fun---I don't know if it's because I don't have time to concentrate, or no good ideas ( no- i have a little journal of ideas--it isn't that) maybe trying to do too many other things and not having time- I don't know-but- I hope I broke thru again-

One of my cccoe buddies, OceanAvenueSilks, dyed some silk ribbon and cord for me for a project I had in mind---the silks were gorgeous purples--ahhhh--and after getting them, my idea about the project--a beadwoven herringbone tube with ribbon thru it and tied for a bracelet---changed. After talking to OAS, we kind of decided that maybe tying and untying the silk would not be good---so, while trying to figure out a clasp, decided that my project would look great as a choker---so, here it is---
Purple Dawn

---I just love the colors and love the ribbon and cord that OAS made for me ---please check out her etsy shop at - she has beautiful hand dyed scarves and goodies!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Lucky Halloween and Autumn--

A few weeks ago, I visited Aileen's Musings blog, posted---and from my posting, won a great Fall/Autumn Banner and a bag of super Halloween and Autumn goodies---if you'd like a great blog to read--check out--

She also has a banner in a contest sponsored by Michaels---check that out, as well!