Beading, BJP, Charm, Embroidery, necklace

Regal secrets- BJP February

Hi! Here, I am with my February Bead Journal Project.

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February is the month my youngest son was born. The birth stone for February is Amethyst. Which is the color purple. So that is why I used purple. The color purple has a variety of effects on the mind and body, including uplifting spirits, calming the mind and nerves, enhancing the sacred, creating feelings of spirituality, increasing nurturing tendencies and sensitivity, and encouraging imagination and creativity. The white beads represent  pure, clean, and innocent. Then the locket is to hold the deepest secrets of your heart. Most wears of lockets put a picture or a lock of hair in it. A locket is entirely personal and sentimental to the wearer.

I am almost back on track with my Bead Journal Project. I am currently about half done with March.

Thanks for stopping in to visit today.



Beading, BJP, Embroidery, Mixed Media, necklace, Uncategorized

Blooming Love- BJP

Good Saturday Morning everyone-

I know I have got away from blogging but I am back. I will be posting every Saturday morning. Today, I am here to show you my Bead Journal Project for this year. Of course, I am all ready behind. But, I am hoping to catch up with week.  Tracey and I spent a lot of time talking about going outside our comfort levels and trying something new. So, I decide I would do circles with needle felting and embellished with beads.



Here is the piece as I got started.


Putting all the elements together.


Close up of it all done.



The finished piece.

Now let me tell you a little about the piece.  The birthday stone for January is Garnet and is normal red. Red garnets have long been associated with blood purification.  To me meaning a clean fresh start.  Blue is the color of loyalty and faith so I out lined some of the felting in blue.  I used red seed beads too to show power that you need to have a clean start. Yellow suggest freshness. the color gold is associated with wealth and prosperity which I believe comes with a new beginning. The key is to help you unlock all the doors you thought were closed or to hard to open. The wooden bead that says LOVE is to remind you to keep love in our heart.  Then you truly can have a blooming love all year long.

Thanks so much for stopping in.  Hope you enjoyed seeing my Bead Journal Project.




Beading, Charm, Collage, Embroidery, Gelli Arts- Prints, necklace, Uncategorized

2nd Annual Bead Hoarders blog hop

Hello everyone-

So, sorry I am late in posting my creation. I have been sick. I am starting to feel better now.Thanks, Lori Anderson for hosting.

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The meaning of my Trust the Journey necklace:

Pendant-  The nest is a symbol of being strong and protected. (I created a collage on the back of a game piece)

The number 3 is a triangle- also meaning God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit.

The word trust means  belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc.

The yellow’s meaning is the color of the mind and the intellect. It is optimistic and cheerful.

Dream catcher- Only good dreams would be allowed to filter through… Bad dreams would stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day.”

River Stone is known to hold powerful energy, providing the wearer with strength, energizing the entire aura, and speeding up internal and external processes.

(turquoise) color symbolizes richness, abundance and bounty

Copper has long been used as a healing metal.

paper beads mean a start and prayer. ( I made these paper beads out of some gelli art prints)

Cross- is the intersection of God’s love and His justice

Make sure you stop by Lori’s blog to see her creations and the list of other fabulous participants.

Thanks so much for stopping in today!




Bead Soup Blog Party 8th

Good Saturday Morning everyone-

I am finally here ( after a week delay) with the reveal of my bead soup. This was such a fun project. You swapped beads with a partner that Lori paired you up with mine was Klaudete Koon and then you have to make something with the beads you received from you partner. Technical just the clasp and focus have to be used.

I made a necklace, bracelet and 3 pairs of earring with all the goodies Klaudete sent me. I add some of my own beads to the mix as well. Since there are so many blog to drool over- I am going to keep this short and sweet.

“Royal Fairy”

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“Natural Glamour”


“Embedded Survival ”

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“Wise Beginnings”


Make sure you check out Klaudete’s blog post to see what she did with the beads, I sent her.  Thanks again Klaudete for swapping beads with me!  Also you can check all the other Blog Soup Party members posts.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you enjoyed my projects.




Bead Soup Blog Party 8

Oh my heavens, time once again has slipped away from me….I got my bead soup from my fabulous and talented partner Klaudete Koon a long time ago..well here is what she sent me-

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Look at these awesome crystal rondelles,  garnet chips, sea glass rondelles, and some tourmaline. Then check out the handmade made pendants, handmade ear wires and amazing handmade toggle clasp. Plus, she sent a brown suede piece and a long long long string of suede. The cherry on top was the finding she sent!

The blog party is this Saturday, May 3rd! So come on back to check out what I made with this amazing “soup”.

Want to see what I sent Klaudete? Check it out on her blog!


Bead and Button Show 2013

Yesterday, Tracey and I went to the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee.  Our local bead shop  Meant to Bead did a bus trip.  So, all we had to do was get on the bus and relax. It was so nice to get dropped off at the door and picked out at the door. Especially after walking the floor for hours and hours.

Before, I left to go to the show I did looked at all the vendors. I had two that I really wanted to check out since I read their blogs and facebook post all the time. I want to say I have been disappointed after meeting some people that I have LOVED from their blogs/facebook. Since they were nothing like how they seem on their blogs/facebook. I am so happy to say that neither one of these people disappointed me.

So, First person I wanted to Visit was Heather Powers of Humbled Beads. She was super duper sweet and kind. I really enjoyed chatting with her. Of course, I had to pick up a few beads from her 🙂



Next booth I had to visit was Green Girl Studio– the guys  and one girl working the booth were just awesome! So friendly and helpful! Super duper cool display!  I picked up a few beads from them.



Then I needed size 15 seed beads-



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Then I picked up some new thread and needles



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How about a sample form TOHO beads, Yes, Please!




Last. I picked up some bobbins



Bead and button was a blast. I could have spent a lot more money, but I was a good girl 🙂

Thanks for checking out my trip to Bead & Button.