Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Two More Beaded Beads

I only managed to finished 2 commissioned beaded beads today but I'll make more tomorrow. On the positive note, I made some earrings earlier.

Hope everybody's having a great time beading!

Monday, November 29, 2010

More Beaded Beads

I managed to complete another batch of commissioned beaded beads. Few more to go and am done... woohoo!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Commissioned Beaded Beads

These are commissioned pieces - first batch completed. I encountered a fellow etsian who's in need of mini ornies for her handmade miniature trees.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

SSE-19... From Shawna... To Vicki

Shawna was my mark and she sent me these pretty earrings with porcelain tube beads. I love them Shawna! Thanks so much!!!

I didn't hear from my mark yet if she got her earrings... will update this post once I heard from her.

My Kris Kringle package was mailed last week and now keeping my fingers crossed that it will arrive in its destination safely.

Happy beading all!

Edited: 11/29/10

I got the notification today that Viciki recieved her earrings. Her challenge word was "celebration" which was inspired by her Dad. When I hear or read celebration, Christmas and 4th of July comes to mind... as well as bright colors. Since christmas is closer, I decided to focus on the colors of christmas. Hence the result are pictured below.

And I made these the same time I made Vicki's earrings...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Copper Cuffs And Bracelets

I'm back to wireworking craze again! Thanks again Christina for the fabulous books. I'm hoping that my wire weaving improves coz I do really enjoy working with wire as much as I enjoy beadweaving.

Here's my first attempt of making this kind of cuff.

This second attempt is for MIL - I like this way better than the first one. LOL I'm sure she'll gonna like it coz I showed my recent wirework pieces to her and she's into this piece right away.Another first attempt... in coiling!

And lastly, a step-up in coling. I did most of the coiling while watching TV, otherwise I'll get really bored! LOL It's far from perfect but I love the end result - with magnetic hematite & carnelian. What are you doing lately? Whatever it is, I hope you're having fun!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Shopping In Des Moines

My in-laws goal is to have their christmas gifts shopping done before Thanksgiving. We've exchanged lists weeks ago and we (the women in the family) decided to do some shopping in Des Moines (capital of IA). Though 2 weeks ago, me and MIL did some shopping at out local mall already - JC Penny, Bath & Body Works, etc. Most of what I'll recieve this christmas are things that I picked (personally) myself. LOL My list this year is mainly jewelry related like books and metal stamping tools.
The first destination on our shopping escapade was Harbor Freight... for my gifts! LOL MIL was in-charged on all the stuffs I got from there, they're part of her gifts for me. Aside from the photos below, I also grabbed some copper rings, assorted hammers, files, pliers, etc. We also got some gloves for DH.

By the time we're done at HB, it's lunch time so we headed at the Jordan Creek Mall food court sicne we'll gonna do some shopping on that mall. SIL finished her lunch first so she went over to Apple's to get her daughter ("K") an Ipod - while me and MIL went straight at Barnes & Nobles where we grabbed some books and DVDs. I got MIL a yoga DVD, a birdhouse book and a country living encyclopedia book. MIL got me a jewelry book - though it's not in my list, I knew I had to have it when I saw it... no pattern in there but it's full of inspirations. SIL got some DVD's for DH as well.
Next was Cold Water Creek boutique where SIL got MIL some winter clothings and a pair of jeans for me. We didn't spend much time in there but I managed to browsed their jewelry collection.
One of our main goal on that day was to go to GoodFeet as MIL's having issues with her feet - she's a flat-footed. After a series to this-and-that, she purchased the set for almost a grand. I can't believe those things are that expensive. LOL But the good thing is that the warranty of their products is a for a lifetime... but for almost $1,000 those things must really work. LOL
After GoodFeet, our last destination was TJMaxx... who doesn't like doing there! Really??? LOL High end products for a fraction of the retail cost. I got myself some new trousers, and christmas gifts for "K" and SIL's book. MIL got a coat for "K" and a soft bedsheet for her. SIL got the most stuffs from there as she shopped for her BF's family.
It was a long exhausting but very fun day! I'm super-dooper excited and can't wait to start playing with my (new) toys... but of course I gotta contain myself and wait for christmas.
Hope you're having fun christmas shopping too!

Monday, November 8, 2010

I Love Paris Sets And What Nots

Some jewelries for B & P!
I Love Paris Necklace in bronze-tone and black crystals.
Enjoy beading all!