Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party Partner

My bead soup party partner is Sandra Richardson of Sandy's Coloring Box, we have been in contact with each other several times through email, and even once through a phone call........she is a multi talented lady,and has many different creative outlets, she paints beautiful pictures, works with polymer clay, does glass fusing, and many other things as well.........I sent off my bead soup to here last Thursday, and she recieved it yesterday, ans says she likes it alot, in her package of yummy bead soup was a set of Juliana Cannon's beautiful lamp work beads, one of a set I got in one of her days work of torch work, that I recently bought from her, as hard as it was to part with them, I thought I would share since I don't actually "make" my own beads yet..........some day hopefully I will!
   Any way Sandy said that she has my beads all ready to go, she just has to drop them in the mail! I'm really excited to see what she has chosen for me!  And can't wait to get started on creating some thing from them!

new babies in the house

I know this blog was set up mostly to talk about my bead obsession, and to show my bead work......But last night a friend of my husband and I, discovered  something cool in our aquarium.........our Cichlids  (convict fish) have become parents......We originally were given a bunch of fish by another friend, about 8 or 9 years ago, and the parents of my two cichlids were part of those fish. they layed eggs and since we had a community tank I put the fry into a tank of their own, and raised them separately from the other fish........we had about forty babies survive, so I gave a lot of them away, and over the years we lost all but the two remaining fish.
   All this time I thought the last two were both male, so it was a big surprise to find babies in the tank last night! I am excited, the tank was looking a bit empty with just the two fish.......So looks like I am grandma to about 75 or so cute little baby fish!

Friday, January 14, 2011

seed bead giveaway!!!

Julianna Cannon of Julsbeads (my absolute favorite bead artist) is having a seed bead give away on her blog!!! all the goodies shown in the pic above.... lots of beady goodness!!! so if you are wanting some beady goodness head on over to Julsbeads and get in on it!  or maybe don't.........I want them !!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party

The Bead Soup Blog Party is just around the corner!!! And I for one can't wait, I have participated in all of them so far, and have really enjoyed them. Its so nice of Lori to do this for all of us beaders, its a good way to connect with fellow beaders and stretch our creativie abilities,  I know I have learned new techniques with both of the other I am looking forward to doing it again.....maybe this will wake up my muse?