Jul 23, 2011

A Few More,...

As I mentioned, I've got a few more things I've been working on and now have pics of:

Multi-Strand Beaded Waxed Linen Bracelets

Unisex Leather "Sliders"
Beaded Skull Arm Wear
My elbow feels almost back to normal (thank goodness!) since I haven't been hammering, forging or bending wire lately.  This "Time Out" has forced me to open my creative mind and try some new techniques. I've been having a ball creating so many different styles and designs lately. When I get back in to the studio in August I should be pretty well stocked with a wide range of items!
"Surf's Up"
Ladies Leather "Slider" Bracelets
I've been playing around with some cool skull beads my sister and I picked up in Tucson at the Gem Show in February - pretty wild, huh?    He's got personality - that's for sure!

"Space Alien" Skull Key Chain

Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Variety Baby!!


Jul 22, 2011

A Few Treats!

I've been a creating fool with these beaded wrap bracelets - let me tell you! I taught my sister-in-law to make these this summer while having a Buettner family reunion over the 4th of July - fun times for sure!

I love Tracy's videos over on Make Bracelets Blog!  Along with her tutorials and a few other videos on You Tube, I was able to take the different variations of this technique and create my own way of doing them.

I'm gearing up for the Annual Nutrioso BBQ - last weekend in July - and this year proceeds from my booth sales will go to help out the Nutrioso Fire Department and possibly to some families in the area who lost their homes due to the Wallow Fire (which is now 100% contained!) that burned so much of the beautiful area we spend our summers in!!

Here's a couple of pics of some of the beaded wrap bracelets I've been doing.  I'm also creating some 8 stranded beaded waxed linen bracelets, some leather and silver sliders, and some beaded macrame bracelets and necklaces, too (lots of fibers, cords, fabrics and such - much easier on my elbow than smacking metal around - gotta let things heal, I guess!).

I'm taking pics of a few of the other bracelets today and will have those up here on the blog early next week, so stay tuned!

Until Next Time,

Peace, Love and Beady Bracelets!!

Jul 15, 2011

Summer Time Fun!

This is shaping up as a summer of many “Firsts” and a few “Done that Before” scenarios!

List of 1st’s:
  • Evacuated from a forest fire (Wallow Fire - Largest Wild Fire in Arizona’s History)
  • Had our son, who’s a bit under-age, drive more than 15 miles on a state highway (due to being evacuated from the Wallow Fire)
  • Drove a truck w/dogs in the cab (I’m more of a cat person!)
  • Taught someone to macrame (after just being taught by my sister!)
  • Tried deep-fried Twinkies (They sucked! The deep-fried peaches were better!)
  • Filled Sandbags to help with flooding from the Wallow Fire in Eastern, AZ

  • Bought penis shaped tequila bottles with my two of my sister-in-laws
  • Slept in the RV all by myself
  • Found an awesome stash of cool vintage beads and buttons in a really neato Antique Store in Kansas while in the middle of a massive down-pour!
  • Met Nic, Logan’s “Twin Brother From Another Mother” who live in Germany
  • Taught my sister-in-law to make beaded wrap bracelets
  • Spent the 4th of July in Kansas
  • Missed the 4th of July parade and fireworks in Nutrioso
  • Took a lesson from my sister on how to tile/grout a shower

List of “Done that Before”:
  • Drove through Oklahoma and Texas on the way to Kansas (and would prefer those two states be taken out of the drive all together – they’re the worst!!)
  • Visited Mike’s sis and Bro-in-Law in Kansas and had a ball!!
  • Hung out w/my sis eating popcorn while watching movies and past episodes of Glee
  • Drove between the Hindman/Drachman cabins a million times!
  • Had a glass of wine with Mary on the cabin porch
  • Walked the path to the tree house a ton of times

  • Slept in the RV with the hubby and son
  • Packed way too much for all of my trips
  • Beaded on the cabin porch
  • Celebrated Logan’s birthday in the mountains
  • Sat quietly on the cabin porch and enjoyed the birdies and the wind in the pines

Hope your summer is shaping up to be one of your best ever!

Drop me a line and tell me what some of your “First's” and “Done That’s” are this summer!

Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Interesting Summer Fun!!