Saturday, July 28, 2007

Posh Party!

Well, no photos in this post. But I am excited. Excited about hosting my very first Posh Party this coming Wednesday. I've got way too much to do to get ready, so much cleaning and organizing, and of course, I'll just HAVE to make some new pieces too...

Posh Party, WOOHOO! ;)

Wednesday night, 6:30, my place! Be there or be square! :-)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Button Factory!

Yay! Thanks to a wonderful little Pastry Faery (thank you Jinny!), I can now share this code with you all! Woot!
If you should care to add one of my buttons to your sidebar, you will find their accompanying code right underneath. All you need to do is copy and paste it in the links section of your template.

Pearltini Button:

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Bead Latté Button:

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Jaded Button:

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Big Turq Button:

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Tanzanite Daggers Button:

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Fun with Pearls.

Okay, so, I really have been playing with the pearls. My first project with them were Japanese Plum Blossoms, little self-sustaining spheres. I'd made some with my smaller freshwater pearls before, and couldn't wait to see how they'd look with larger, more uniform pearls. I started by breaking into the red ones, then the black ones, then the white ones. I even gave them a whirl with the bigger pink potato shaped pearls.

I made a few more pearl bangles, and had a brainstorm: I've had these huge size 5 seedbeads kicking around for over a year, not knowing what to make with them, since the holes are so large, any time I tried to use them with the intended size 11's, they'd just get lost in there... O_o

But 'lo and behold, they're just a tad smaller than the 3-4 mm round black pearls. So, on Saturday, when Maria (read Nonna, LOL!) invited me over for some coffee, I made sure to bring along some project work. I figured, if M didn't mind, I'd socialize, enjoy some coffee, AND get some pieces done. I sat at her kitchen table, and started playing. Well, the bangle with the pearls and size 5's worked up so fast, I actually got it strung and finished right there. And it looked Wonderful! So much so, that I just couldn't wait to get home and make MORE! LOL!

The second one was made with metallic iris greens, and then a third with metallic iris blue:



Here they are, all stacked up. Just the way I like to wear them.
They're weighty, but I like that in my bracelets. *Gives you a good arm workout! LMBO!*

Just playing around with some advert button ideas:
Pearltini anyone?

Japanese Plum Blossoms.
I'll be offering these individually, and in sets.

So you see, I have been keeping busy. I'll be adding the new bangles to the site today, and sending Katy her package. (I just HAD to put in a little something extra in there for my very first E-customer! I'm still doing a happy dance!). Katy was the very first blog reader to jump on that wagon, and I couldn't be more grateful!
Thank you Katy!!! *happy dance! happy dance!* ;)


Wednesday, July 04, 2007

There here! There here! THERE HEEEEEEEEEEERE!!!!

OMG! OMG! OMG! They're here!

Obviously, UPS delivering my parcel first thing in the am was in impossibility, the driver seemingly had to wait until AFTER his liquid lunch (can you say BOOZE much? I know you're a nice fella, but I'm calling your supervisor today, and telling on you, 'cause honey, I don't care that all you carry are parcels, you, my friend, are endangering society by driving DRUNK!)

Okay, so, by BFF Maria was kind and loving enough to come over, and wait for my babies with me. We had a nice day of lounging at the pool planned, but she was willing to wait with me. How wonderful is THAT? So, they get here, and I simply can't take it anymore. I slice into the box. Literally, no patience left here, just crab a letter opener, and jab!

Oh, Oh, Oooooooooh! They're marvelous! Here is a little slide show, captions included! (A little play-by-play if you will...) ;)

Oh, wow, Maria. Look at these! Oh wow! There are so MANY!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! These are lucsious! They look like coffee beans!

Even Mimi liked them! Here she is, channeling Bo Derek from "10"
*not many kids can say that momma let them play with her pearls!*

I TOLD you I'd do this! I did it more than once, akshully! ;)
Now, how happy does this girl look? LOL!

Oh, I'm going to be making SO MANY ropes with these!!!!
Oh, and bangles, yeah, bangles too! And earrings. I gotta make more earrings!
Earrings and Bangles and Ropes: Oh my!

At this point, I think I'm thinking "What the heck am I going to do with all these pearls?????"
Wait, maybe I'm thinking "Oh my Goddess! How lucky am I???? Look at all these shiny babies! They're Gawjiss!!!!"
I'm not worried, I'm betting these will be used up in no time, LOL!
Well, if I can keep all of my beady friends' hands off of them! ;)

Mimikins, admiring the purple coins, also got them in silver and natural. Ooooh, they're going to be sooo pretty in earrings!

Sooo Glorious, so soft, so cool and smoov!
Ilove'em! Ilove'em! Ilove'em! Ilooooooooooove'em!
Hee! Hee! I feel like a pirate who just found the mother loade!

Greedy much?!? LOL!
My BABIES!!!!!

Okay, I promise, I'll have some up-close and personal shots taken soon. I want to show you my babies in all their glory. Oooh, how long can I hold out before I cut into my first strand?