Sunday, November 15, 2015

we're all ears November

our inspiration is pods
water pods
spikes from shorched earth
two primitive pods from something todobeds
aqua beads from Grubbi 

thanks for stopping by.
Visit the Earrings everyday blog on the20th to see more

Thursday, October 15, 2015

we're all ears October

I chose this for my inspiration
I chose to use the blues from the dress on the far left

'Elegant Blues'
Hammered Indigo spears from Missficklemedia
tiny glass beads I have had in my stash

I love the curve of the spears and just had to grab them
Check out the Earrings EveryDay blog on Friday to see more





Monday, September 28, 2015

AJE Component Of The Month design

'The colors of autumn'
beautiful stoneware focal by Linda Landig
tiny beads from spacer bead shop and dancing frog
Chain from Vintaj
I was so happy to have won this focal
go to the A J E blog on the 29th  to see  more




  

Saturday, August 15, 2015

We're All Ears


I chose  this photo for my inspiration


'Antelope Island'
 Rustic Ceramic Copper Drops from ARETO beads jewellery
Polymer beads from Heather Powers
I saw a bit of purple in the inspiration photo but I'm not sure it works for me.





Be sure to check The Earrings Every Day on Friday the 21st  to see more.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

August Art Bead Scene Challenge

Our Inspiration


'Medicine Man'
Focal from Ragged Robbin
Ceramic beads from Grubbi
Chain from Vintaj






Thursday, July 30, 2015

Just some things I made

'Pretty Petals'
Focal by Captured Moments
tiny beads by Marsall Jodie
Vintaj Chain






'The State Fair'
Copper charms from Kristi Bowman
Green  beads from Stinky Dog Beads
pineapple beads and washers  from Vintaj




'Tobacco Road'
Tobacco beads from Grubbi
Fern Drops from Supply Your soul




'Silk Ribbon'
Ceramic pink Charms from Grubbi
tiny aqua beads from Earthshine beads
green polymer beads from Heather at Humble Beads





'The Jewel of India'
Fasceted beds from Erin at Treasures Found
Copper dipped beads from Stinky Dog Beads
Dyed Howlite beads


Thanks for stopping by


Monday, July 27, 2015

July ABS Challenge

Our inspiration for July

'Sandy  Beach'
Stoneware Starfish pendant from Bohulleybeads
Brass chain from Vintaj and tiny aqua beads from Studio Jules
and primitive beads from a set by Something to do beads 


Monday, July 20, 2015

We're All EarsJuly

our inspiration
'Autumn Quilt'
Polymer beads from GracefulWillow Beads

Check out what wonderful earrings everyone made on July 17th at Earrings Every Day. 
I will be running late as we are going to Detroit for a Youth Gathering of 30,000 kids

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Heather's Bead soup mix Challenge

I'm so happy that Heather is hosting a mix bead soup challenge using her beads. It is so hot here in Kansas and all I want to do is to say inside though I did manage to tidy up our garden but there are more weeds than flowers.So on to the challenge.

'The edge of  the sea'
Turtle from Stinky dog beads
and five sweet  polymer spacer beads from Heather
The chain is from Vintaj

'Love is all that matters'
The 'love' bead is from Heather at Swoondimples which spins around
The rest of the beads are from Heather from a totem set.



To see more go to Heather's blog this Friday 
 It's not too late to play along.




Friday, June 19, 2015

We're All Ears- Tide pools

I chose this tide pool piece for my inspiration.


'Tide pool'
sea urchins from Blueberribeads
tiny aqua and orange spacers
Brass starfish from Vintaj

Visit the Earrings Every Day Blog to see more



Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Art of Awareness Blog Hop- The Iost Song




'The Lost Song'
Ceramic beads from Grubbi' A floral ring from Vintaj
And a Vintaj Chain
Click the photo to see it up close

There is a lady in our church who loved to sing in the choir. She has Parkinson's Disease
One Sunday She could not sing because of the Disease and she was devastated
She still tries to sing each Sunday
Check out  the links below to see what others have made

Lori
Heather
 
Anderson
Millican
 
www.PrettyThingsBlog.com (hostess)www.facebook.com/swoondimples (bead artist) 
CandidaCastleberrywww.spunsugarbeadworks.blogspot.com
mischelleandradehttps://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com
PaigeMaximhttp://delightfullittlegems.blogspot.com/
Laurie Vyselaar www.lefthandjewelry.wordpress.com
MarybethRichhttp://forestofjewels.blogspot.com/
AlicePetersonwww.alice-dreaming.blogspot.com
KimDworakhttp://www.cianciblue.blogspot.com/
AudreyBĂ©langerhttp://esperianterra.blogspot.ca/
Karenmitchellwww.overthemoon-design.com
JoanWilliamswww.lilrubyjewelry.com
JeanWellsjeanawells.blogspot.com
AnnSchroederwww.beadlove.wordpress.com
GailAccinellifacebook.com/oregonmadejewelry
TaniaSpiveywww.moobiegracedesigns.blogspot.com
Mallory Hoffmanhttp://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com/
Mary KMcGrawmkaymac.blogspot.com
ShaiWilliamswww.shaihasramblings.com/
BethEmerystoriesbyindigoheart.blogspot.com
CatieDomanhttp://drcatie.blogspot.com
LoreleiEurtoHttp://lorelei1141.blogspot.com
LeeKoopmanwww.stregajewellry.wordpress.com
TammyAdamswww.paisleylizard.com/blog/
KatieNelsonhttps://www.facebook.com/katiebead
PattyMillerhttp://pattymillerbeads.blogspot.com
ChrisEisenbergwww.wanderware.blogspot.com
CassiPaslickhttp://badatbeingmom.blogspot.com/
CharleeGriffithhttps://www.facebook.com/charlee.griffith
KelliNelsonwww.afamilyaffarekelli.blogspot.com
CatherineKinghttp://catherines-musings.blogspot.com
MelissaTrudingerbeadrecipes.wordpress.com
susanBowiehttps://susanbowie.wordpress.com
JenniferJustmanwww.soulsfiredesigns.blogspot.com/
CassiPaslickhttp://badatbeingmom.blogspot.com/
KHutchinsonhttp://jumbledhutch.wordpress.com
VeralynneMalonewww.veradesigns.blogspot.com
Evie and BethMcCordhttp://ebbeadandmetalworks.blogspot.com/
MihaelaGeorgescuhttp://michellemaya2005.wordpress.com
RebeccaAnderso Www.songbeads.blogspot.com
Charlene jackawww.clay-space.com
KimStevenswww.pickingpoppies.blogspot.com
SusanMcClellandMistheword12.wordpress.com
SallyRussickwww.sallyrussick.blogspot.com
GinaHockettwww.freestyleelements.blogspot.com
MonaArnottbijouxgemsjoy.blogspot.ca
SandiVolpewww.sandivolpe.com
AndreaGlickhttp://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
JanineLucashttp://www.esfera.me/travel/blog/travel-stories
LoriBowring Michaudwww.artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
ChristieMurrowWww.charisdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com
B.R.Kuhlmanwww.mixedmayhemstudios.com
LupeMeterwww.gesmpccorner.blogspot.com
LucyBejaranowww.lucybejaranojewelry.blogspot.com/
StephaniePerrywww.mustardbeadbystephanieperry.blogspot.com
ElisabethAuldwww.beadsforbusygals.com
CarolynLawsonwww.carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
HeatherPowerswww.humblebeads.blogspot.com
KatieHackerwww.katiehacker.blogspot.com
KepiRasmussenwww.kepirasmussen.blogspot.ca 
Gail Vanderster-Zwangwww.angelmoose.blogspot.com
ElizabethHodgeshttp://thewhisperingseas.blogspot.com/

Friday, May 15, 2015

We're All Ears

This month the theme is dance



'the waltz'
Ceramic yellow beads from scorched earth,
tiny aqua beads from Earthshine Beads, Antique Floral connectors


'The Tango'
polymer beads from Graceful Willow, Ancient scrolls from Melinda Orr,tiny orange beads from the Bead spacer shop.

See more at Earrings Every Day


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thirty Words Thursday

Laundry 
Never ending
Growing while we are sleeping
Wash
Dry
Fold 
Put away
 repeat
A load  in the washer 
Another in the dryer
Even the dryer has a sad face

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thirty Words Thursday

I can't remember the last time I did a thirty words Thursday
Yesterday I found a nest in one of our trees and saw some sweet blue eggs.
So it seems it's worthy enough to share


Three beautiful eggs in the nest
Mama was startled when I took the photo
She screamed at me and fled the nest
Papa bird was there and giving me fits




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The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple...
Take an image (preferably one you shot, or have permission to use). 
Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.
 
Post it each Thursday.
 
Add your link to the InLinkz on my 30 Words Thursday post.

(InLinkz code will be open for one week.)  
Enjoy seeing the verse and vision others have captured by visiting them and leaving a comment.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

ABS April Challenge


Our Inspiration for April ABS Challenge
Self- Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, 1940
By Frida Kahlo
Oil on Canvas

Vintaj focal flanked by green polymer discs from Grubbi
and yellow polymer round beads from too aquariouhttps://www.etsy.com/shop/tooaquariuss

Close up of the focal beads

'Amazon Queen'
Made with blue -green lampwork beads
black spacers,, faceted yellow glass beads, and feather drops from Scorched Earth
And yes one is longer but I'm OK with that.

Check out what others have made on April 30






Monday, March 23, 2015

On a Sunday Drive

After being cooped up for several days with a very bad bug and a trip to the hospital (I'll spare you from the details)  my thoughtful husband suggested a drive in the country.We found a whole community we never knew existed.

I love old barns

Stone drain 

Another lovely barn. I like the soft weeds in front

Barely standing but still working

But the most amazing thing we discovered was a tiny Swedish Cemetery
Twins-a baby boy and girl.sadly there were a lot of children that died early 

A huge tree Swalloing up this tombstone

i wonder if these will be swalloed up too.
Oddly most of the stones indicates how long the person lived rather then showing the date of death.

Another baby Rosa. A rattle and  what looks like a favorite toy was carved on the stone

A very old stone

I hope you get out discover new things







Friday, March 20, 2015

Were All Ears March Challenge

Our inspiration this month are beautiful macro photos of damsel flies and dragon flies by           Martin Amm
I chose this one  

I tried to find beads to represent most of the colors in the photo

Gorgeous purple facets effects from Erin 
ceramic drops from Scorched Earth
copper beads from Vintaj

Check out  what others made at Earrings every day