May 23, 2012

BTW,...

There's a few things on my bead table this Wednesday.

Easy Beading - Volume 8


Kalmbach's Easy Beading Volume 8 arrived on my beading table this week. I've got a pair of Keshi Pearl Dangle Earrings on pages 236-237.  I was very excited to learn this!!

Keshi Pearl Dangle Earrings
by Michelle Buettner


You should see all the very cool projects in this book - oh my!  It's eye-candy central and the various designs are just delish!

Fanciful Devices - Etsy - Tutorial

Then, this past weekend, I got the opportunity to play with the tutorial I ordered from Fanciful Devices over on Etsy. Her Tribal Gypsy Bangle Tutorial.  Wow - how fun are these?!!

My attempt at 'Tribal'


Trust me when I tell you they're addicting to create - seriously!!

My White Pearls Bangles with a little Hootie!


On another note, tomorrow's the last day of school for our son.  Summer will officially be here and I'm so grateful for that.  I'd prefer it not be 114 degrees for the next 4 months, but the rest of the year really rocks when it comes to weather, so I'm not going to complain.  I will tell you that I'm extremely grateful for air-conditioning that works though!!


Arizona Desert


What are your plans for the summer - got anything special going on? Are you traveling, seeing family and friends, hanging out, having BBQ's and enjoying the season? 

Family BBQ at the Cabin


How about your creative side?  Are you crafting, beading, smacking some metal around and playing with fun stuff this summer? 

Painting at Creative U!!

I'm hoping to be teaching a couple of classes over the summer when I'm here in the Valley. 

Words on the Wall at Creative U.
So True,....So True!!

I also want to play with some new materials and create a few fun, new designs.

Front Porch of the Cabin


I'm also going to be visiting with my sister in the mountains at her cabin.

Moon over the Cabin


 I love it up there!  It's so beautiful.
There's inspiration everywhere you look!

Wild Flowers in the Meadow

I hope you're planning on having a wonderful summer, full of creativity, family, friends and all the things you love!

Linking up today with Bead Table Wednesday
over on Flickr - won't you join in the fun?!


Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Let the Summer Fun Begin!
Cheers,
~Shel~

2 comments:

  1. Morning! First, congratulations on being included into the book. Love the pearls and so perfect for summer.
    Your designs with pearls are the best!
    Enjoyed reading about your plans for summer fun, especially the cabin time photos with family. Our cabin up in the San Jacinto mountains is a precious place to get away, relax, and connect with each other.

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  2. Thanks Lynda! I hear so many people saying the mountains is where they go to connect and to center themselves. It's either that or the beach for me!! Have a great Holiday weekend!

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