Monday, December 19, 2011

The End of a big Nymo Spool


Last week, I did it.  I finished off my very first big spool of size D Nymo beading thread.  I purchased my first large spool in 2005.  I was beading more and more, constantly running out of the tiny spools so I decided to get the big spool.  3 ounces, approximately 1,584 yards.  If you like using nymo, I do encourage people to get the large spool because the thread is actually stronger than the small spools.  I only use black and white thread when I bead, but they have started making this size spool in more colors.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pendants, Accent Bangles & Impromptu Sale

This is the time of year when I'm a bit all over the place and I forget to get organized and blog, update my website, etc.
So here's what I've been up to:

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Marla needed something to go along with the earrings she ordered from me a year or 2 ago that were for her daughter in law.  The earrings are the color of the copper beads in the pendant and Marla helped pick out the other leaves and colors.  It includes a brown freshwater pearl accent. (Excuse the strings, I'm having her approve it before I cut them all off!)




I do make gifts for some people over the holidays and I love how this pendant turned out.  It is for sale, but if it doesn't move before Christmas, I had it in mind for a gift.  I'm really enjoying beading white pieces lately.  I don't wear a lot of white because it's so hard to keep clean but white glass seed beads don't stain!


(Sorry it's blurry, this girl needs a camera with macro)


I had forgot about these little accent bangles utill Alicia brought them up to me at our office Holiday Happy Hour so I whipped up a few to show off.  They're $25 each or 3 for $60.  Contact me for colors!  I have like a gazillion colors of delicas.

Also I am having an impromptu sale over at the Speaker Law Firm which is my part time job.  My bosses often ask me about what I have for gifts so I figured it's easier to bring it all in at once and Liisa invited me to open our doors to the public.  So if you're interested, swing on by 230 North Sycamore Street, Lansing MI 48823.  It's an older blue/grey house on the corner of Sycamore and Ionia. There is 2 hour street parking.

Maple Seed Bangle 1

I collected maple seeds a month or so ago and have been rolling a bangle design around in my head.  For the most part, I just needed to...