Thursday, May 23, 2013

Update on time!? Heck no!

Of course I've been too busy with the new house to update you all on any kind of regular basis.  Ugh.  I've not even had much time for beading lately as I've been working at a couple of 'real' jobs at an elementary school and as a nanny.  Thankfully, the school year is almost at its end so I'll have the summer to myself!

In the meantime:

I tried one of Carol Dean Sharpe's patterns when she had a fantastic sale going on.  I haven't yet made it to the other patterns I purchased but I will get there!  So for now, I have done 'Ohm'

After that, I joined a new beading group on Facebook (new to me!) Operation Tackle That Bead Stash, which challenges you each month with a project that you use only your stash items to complete!  This is perfect for me since I buy waaay more beads than I use :)  So, here is my April Stashbusting challenge:

My May & Color challenge Stashbuster:

And the Pastel Color challenge:

I also decided on a project from the new issue of Bead & Button, I have decided to call my version Galaxies as that's what they look like!

Then I finally made my way back to Jill Wiseman's Beautiful Beaded Ropes book and started with Dancing Waves:

Finally, I finished a project that I am very proud of personally.  Designing and creating my very own Beaded Dice Set.  It's a full set of 7 dice for Dungeons & Dragons!
I have yet to figure out a way to add the numbers on, but I'm working on it!

And that's all for now in the beady world as I get back to the grindstone trying to finish Jill's book before Bead & Button show in Milwaukee in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS!  In which, I will be taking one of Jill's classes!  I'm so excited to meet her in person I can hardly wait!!  Don't worry, there WILL be pictures of my adventure there. :)