April 11, 2014

April 6, 2014

Quickie Head's up

If you've been waiting for a Dragon's Eye cab, I will be adding a dozen to my shop tomorrow.  I'd do it today, but I'm in the middle of creating a glassy coral reef and work just doesn't sound like fun.



Have an awesome Sunday, k?

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March 25, 2014

I kind of suck at this whole blog thing right now.

And at everything else that doesn't involve black and white.  Bright side...I'll be finishing the order this week because dang it I'm disciplined.  I'm motivated. I'm a go getter self starter please God let me finish this black and white before I jab a fork in my eyeball.

I had to take a little color break yesterday.  Had to.

I also needed to do something that wasn't structured before the pattern cage ate my brain, so of course I made a few cabs.



As soon as you decide which one you can't live without,
you'll find it at Studiojuls.

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And because some of you will laugh at the following...



while the rest of you just nod politely and think
"Bless her heart".


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March 19, 2014

Soup that makes you go SQUEEEEE! (UPDATED)

My bead soup arrived yesterday, and holy gimmethat!  Elizabebeth totally speaks my language.  I'm not going to tell you I licked the focal bead that she sent, but I'm not going to tell you that I didn't.  

And would you check out those vintage nailhead beads in the top right photo?  Because awesome.  I am so stoked about the great variety of texture and color to work with in this soup that I would almost skip a day at the beach to play with it.  One thing is for sure, I won't be staying up all night before this reveal, because I'm already jonesing to get started!


She also sent along some handmade paper and fabric beads in resin that she makes, and when I say I need about 40 or 400 more I'm not kidding.  They are fantastic, and I've already put them in an inspiration bowl on my table.   The beads pictured are just a sample of the plethora of goodies Elizabeth sent...because I'm a bad (read that as stupid busy) partner and I need 4 more hours in a day right now. Don't worry though, I'll be using at least some of everything including the tiny brilliant orange drops.  Because Yumtown!



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I was late mailing out my soup because of course I was.  If there is a rule in sight I'm going to break it by accident.  But hey look!   Shiny!

Elizabeth is like me in that we don't often (or ever) string jewelry because we are seed beaders, so in the spirit of presenting a challenge I sent her this~


And then because we don't often (or ever) string jewelry because we are seed beaders I sent her this in the spirit of Yay, comfort zone!



It's a good thing she isn't afraid of a little color.


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Baby Steps and Pairs of Awesome

CRAZY LACE ~ 


EBONY & IVORY~




VENUS RISING ~



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FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND~




One night I dreamed a dream. 

I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. 
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand
one belonging to me and one to my Lord. 



When the last scene of my life shot before me I looked back at the footprints in the sand. 
There was only one set of footprints. 
I realized that this was at the lowest and saddest times of my life. 
This always bothered me and I questioned the Lord about my dilemma. 



"Lord, You told me when I decided to follow You, You would walk and talk with me all the way. 
But I'm aware that during the most troublesome times of my life there is only one set of footprints. 
I just don't understand why, when I need You most, You leave me." 



He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you, 
never, ever, during your trials and testings. 
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you." 



Margaret Fishback Powers, 1964