Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year!!!!

Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!!!!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Another Humble Post!!!

The ever creative and generous Heather Powers at Humblebeads and Art Bead Scene is sharing some Holiday fun. First, there is a Holiday Ornament Blog Hop on her blog and at ABS. I wish I'd been paying better attention, because I would have loved to participate, if I'd known about it sooner.

Next, check out her tutorial at ABS to make these adorable ornaments. This would be a great way to use up those mixed up, previously spilled, seed beads - we all have them! Or, you could buy a bead mix in a color theme. I love this idea and plan on making at least one of these. I'm picturing little mini ornaments, as earrings! Are you with me?

And if that were not generous enough, she is having a give away too!!!
Good Luck! (only, I really hope I win!!)

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Some Humble Holiday Necklaces

I recently ordered the following pendants from Humblebeads. I will definitely order more Humblebeads, once the old credit card cools down! These necklaces practically made themselves!
I will apologize now for the photography. I have been having some camera issues. Maybe Santa will resolve the problem with a new camera(??)

OK, you're probably noticing that this first one is not really "Holiday". But it's a little owl from Humblebeads, and I borrowed the idea for the wire nest from Heather (at Humblebeads). I love her wonderful woodland sense of style! I paired this pendant with some czech glass and olive wood "acorns".

Look at this cute little owl!
Unrelated info:We had a BIG owl in our back yard recently, that was kinda exciting. He (or she) was perched at the very top of a tall dying tree. At dusk you could see it, and hear it calling: "Who, Who, Who-who, Who". Pretty neat!

Next is the snowflake pendant. I had the blue beads in my stash. They are Czech milk glass. I may have mentioned that I love peanut beads these days. It doesn't show in my photo, but the peanut beads glow, just like ice!

Another little cutie - this snowman is so cute. And I liked the different shades of blue and aqua. The beads are foil lined beads from Fire Mountain - blue, aqua and crystal with little blue flecks (snowflakes). I'm really sorry there's no close up shot - because he's even cuter closer up.

This one isn't really Holiday, except for the little dangles. This is a Midnight Willow pendant. The dangles are made with AB crystal teardrop beads. Actually, I meant to make the drops differently, like in the next'll see.
Pretty close up shot!

I decorated this evergreen bough with Christmas lights! The dangles are multicolored crystal teardrops, strung upside down, to look like little light bulbs.
A closer look at the beautiful pendant!

Now, this is not Humblebeads, but it is Holiday!! It's a glass pendant I picked up at Beadfest a couple years ago. Red and green swirls! I just got the red and green cane glass from Fire Mountain. And the green recycled sari silk is from Barbara Lewis, Painting with Fire. I thought I needed a little more pop of color, so, I went with the green silk. Very festive!