Friday, May 28, 2010

Jenelle Aubade-Caracas Tutorials

I was so happy with my lastest purchase from Jenelle Aubade-Caracas. I purchased a tutorial from her on her Etsy site called Radiantmind.  She is totally afforable, and anybody who's looking for new ideas, color combinations, and just easy to follow tutorials, this is the place to shop. Thank you Jenelle. I am so happy with my tutorial, and will be purchasing more. I love the way you explain things. Here is a pic, of a recent bead I made with the Tutorial. I named this one Eye of the Storm. The back of the bead, just might be prettier than the front. Funny how things go like that.

My Reef Series.

I had so much fun with the new technique that I learned. So, I decided to start a Reef Series of beads. The first of the set is Coral Reef, The Second is Sunrise Reef, and the third is Bahama Reef. Bahama Reef, is a green with purpleish reflections. ( Is that a word, purpleish), well, ya know what I mean. OHOH!!! I better not start with the PIRATE talk. All this talk about Reef, could get me started. LOL!!! In the future I plan on having a Dolphin Reef, and others. This has been a lot of fun, for me, and my sales, have increased immensely. WaahOOO!! Right now I have been filling my Etsy shop with Focals. I have had to many requests, that I decided to (get er done). For now, I am going to show you a little eye candy of my 2nd and 3rd set of the Reef Series.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Why do you pay so much for Handmade goods.

Wavy Beads Encased with Clear/Technique

Lately I have been playing a lot with wavy beads, and encasing with clear. I was having a lot of problems with using my CIM stringer, until Laurie Donnette, gave me a hint. She said, that if you keep the tip out of the flame, and heat above it, then it reduces the about of scumming. She was so right. This hint, has helped me a lot. So here is one of my sets of Wavy beads.Here is the link to Laurie Donnette.