Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Soup's On!

It's time to get selection of beads together to send to Carolyn Lawson of Carolyn's Creations. We are partners in the Bead Soup Blog Party. This is my first time in the group, and I am excited to participate. There are 399 participants this year, causing Lori Anderson to spread out the fun over three different reveal dates. And we are in the first group, July 28!

I was a bit concerned when Carolyn did not answer my first email, but she explained that she had a relative in the hospital. I can certainly understand what that is like! (See below!) From her Facebook pageand Blog  I can tell her work and mine should complement each other well.  See, we even have the same background for our Blogs!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

What Have I Been Doing Lately?

What indeed.
I was excited about joining the Bead Soup Blog Party sponsored by the talented and hard-working Lori Anderson. I started my work week at my "day job." Monday wasn't my greatest day, but I got through it. Tuesday was going all right, until I got a call from my husband. From Urgent Care. He might not be able to give our daughter a ride to work at four o'clock, because they could not get his nose bleed to stop.

Wait. What?

It was 11:15. Surely they would let him go home by then! But I said I would be on call. The next I knew he had to go to the "OR" as in hospital under general anesthesia. I went to bring Sara to work, then meet him there.

Only, oops, I just missed him, he is in the OR. OR? for a nose bleed? He'll be out soon, though, and then I can drive him home.

Except no, that procedure did not work, we have to do something else. And he's still under general anesthesia. What, wait. You are having me sign a consent form? For this thing they have to do to stop a nose bleed. And he's already had platelets and a unit of whole blood?

It started Tuesday but was not over until Friday when he left the hospital. Beware of blood thinners. They can turn something as simple as a nose bleed into a life-threatening event. But that is over now. I can resume my normal life, without having to sit in the hospital and wonder just what is going on!

To celebrate, Friday I joined Glass Addictions Beady Blog Pajama Party.  Lots of fun and some amazing beads. I won an auction for an amazing focal that our host Jenny didn't think came out well! I do!

Now, I just joined the Thrift Store Blog Hop This week has to be better than the last!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Every picture tells a story.....

So, yesterday I found a box of furnace hardware.

 In it were little copper wire squiggles.

How about them squiggles now?

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Looking for Bling in all the right places

Four button covers, five silver beads, and a couple of single earrings. 
Lately I have been searching for craft supplies and vintage pieces that I can use in my own work, or just use for inspiration. Today's haul includes a variety of rhinestone brooches, single earrings, and a set of four button covers, among other things. Oh yes, and a set of oil burner transformer terminal hardware. Wait till you see...
Three brooches and a brass pendant
A box of hardware
I can see two cute earrings here, can't you? 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

And so I begin

What have I done?

I've gone and started a blog. I am coming to the conclusion that I cannot be serious about my jewelry making without a blog. And maybe, just maybe, I might have something to say about starting in a small way to market my wares.