Thursday, March 28, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
How about another creation?
The bead in this bracelet was created by my creative friend Tammy Rae Wolter. I love the blue wire because it matches the bead perfect.
This aqua colored wire wrap necklace made itself. I didn't do much thinking but more feeling and it just worked.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The McBeady Family
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Friday, May 4, 2012
My ''cult'' The Loose Bead Society, has given some of us [people that joined the Loominosity [Sales Event at the New Berlin Library] Event last year, the opportunity to submit 3 pieces of jewelry to possibly be on the postcard as advertisement to this years Loominosity. Which 3 pieces of my jewelry do you think I should submit?
Friday, April 27, 2012
I've been looking for different shaped mandrels to use for wire wrapping. For the longest time, I was using a tool called The Coiling Gizmo, which worked. But, recently, I've been practicing with my electric drill to coil wire. Not only does it go faster but I can put different shape and sized ''mandrels'' in the drill.
I purchased a disc cutter for myself during Christmas [Merry Christmas to me] and I love it. I've recently discovered that a company Rio Grande, has created square, oval, heart and triangle cutters too but they are very expensive. Cool but pricey. One day I'll get them. lol
I'm not sure if you've noticed yet, but I'm a huge TOOL WHORE. I LOVE ME SOME TOOLS. Hey, if it can help me do my craft better and easier... why not?
What are some of your favorite tools to use?
Sunday, October 16, 2011
April 21st- Potawanamie Bingo from 10am-4pm
April 28th- Cudahy Library from 9am-4pm
June 3rd- West Allis Ala Carte from 11am-6pm
October 9th The Milwaukee County Zoo from 9am-3pm
November 2nd- The Milwaukee Fire Department from 7pm-9pm
November 3rd-6th- New Berlin Library Loominosity from 9am-4pm
November 12th-13- The Domes from 9am-4pm
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
This is my cat, Uno. She was a liter of one and so I named her ''Uno''. She loves attention and tries to get it from me at the most inopportune times. Here, I was trying to set-up my new little photography studio and of course, she wanted her picture taken too. She looks so fat there? She really isn't that fat. Let me find some other pictures to show you.
She kinda looks chubby there too? Let me look for another picture...
AAAwww, she never sleeps under blankets but the kids [niece and nephews] were goofing around and covered her up. I'm surprised she let them? One annoying thing about Uno is, she seems to think every blanket that enters my house is hers.
She's a super sweet cat [and I don't even like cats] and would never trade her for anything.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
I bought a riveting tool from Beaducation awhile ago and broke it out last week. I found a new love for making jewelry and to incorperate my stamping. Oh yeah, I've been stamping too. I FINALLY figured out a way for me to hold the metal stamp and hit the stamp with a hammer at the same time. I bought the Thumbsaver, from yes, Beaducation, put the Thumbsaver in my vise to hold the stamps. The tricky part is to not tighten the Thumbsaver around the stamp too much because it wont move to make a mark. I'm sure you wanna see some pictures huh? Let me see if I have any that are clear enough for everyone to see....
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Monday, August 23, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Here I am at 1 of my tables getting ready to sell ALL of my jewelry. LOL
Here I am dying in the heat, selling ALL of my jewelry. lol
Crazy West Allis Customers... gotta love'm
I didn't sell ALL of my jewelry but I did sell ALOT and I'd like to thank everyone for stopping, buying and supporting my business. Lots of family and friends were there but I'd like to thank someone special for helping me make it all happen... Jennifer Moes, take a bow. She was my ''right hand man'' and worked her bum off. Great job Jenny... and we had fun too.
Oh her friend Travis also needs to be mentioned too. He was the ''muscle'' behind this event... thanks Travis.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Next I bought a Wire Crinkler from the Beadalon booth. This little gizmo does what its called ''crinkles'' wire. I've seen this advertised in many Jewelry Magazines but could never find a vendor who sold it... until, The Bead and Button Show.
Then I bought a flat nose pliers which isn't that exciting but I found one with a little wider nose on the tip of the pliers. So, it was exciting to me. lol
Lastly, I bought a tool that helps you braid wire. It's a ''contraption'' that I was kicking myself for a year for not buying it. Cindy [I believe her name was?] has a company called The Cool Tool Chick and the tool is pretty cool. I haven't tried it yet but it comes in a very nice bag with ALL the supplies you'd need... oh, except the wire.
I was so excited too because I got to meet one of the artists that inspired me to do wirework- Lisa Kelly Niven. I was really nervous to talk to her but I asked her a few questions and she was too kind to answer them.
I cant wait until next year. lol
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The bracelets look sloppy. I'm sorry to say that but they do. I always see women struggling with the beads because they are floating around their wrists and it looks annoying and distracting.
The Trollbeads themselves, are very polished and clean looking. I see more and more of these beads and have started to research them. I'd like to just make my own by putting the metal part in the middle but again, will have to checkout more sites.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Friday, June 12, 2009
It would include:
Baking Rack with PinsClay
CLAY- I think over 15 different colors of clay
If you're interested, please drop me a note and we can discuss prices and I'll post a picture soon.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009