Friday, 7 April 2017

mixed bags of beads

 with so many beads in my stash its still nice to have some pick out a selection for you
Laura, at the John Bead Outlet has a great eye for this and makes some great mixed bags
and once in a while i get lucky enough to be there at the right time and score a few
above, a combo of pearls and wood beads
(i threw in the smaller ones)
and below, a combination i would have never have picked out
but something appealed to me when i saw it so .........
since they where both on sale for 50% off 
why not try them both

Friday, 24 March 2017

shells and pearls and beads, oh my!

 reorganizing my jewelry stash to make way for some new supplies
i came across some shells i thought i should finally make something with
after a bit of "play" i came up with several ideas
 and of course ,
one thing always leads to another 
 and another

Thursday, 9 March 2017

turquoise inspiration

last  weekends sale at the john bead outlet
got me buying stones i normally couldn't afford
but with 50 percent off , how could i resist
below just a few samples of what i purchased
playing around with different combos and
finally something sparked
something a little different for me
i think i will enjoy this new style
 

Monday, 27 February 2017

all that's gold

something special for my friend
 
love working with the Czech glass bead mixed box 
gold gravel from john bead



Tuesday, 14 February 2017

happy valentines

what could be easier than having all your beads picked out for you
these great Czech mixed boxes are perfect for any project
they come in 12 different color palettes
cant wait to try them all!
 
 
 
 

Monday, 13 February 2017

heart necklace and earings

how easy can it get
ceramic heart beads  found at the john bead outlet for $3
a little wire , a splash of red and a few jewelry findings
 

 

Sunday, 12 February 2017

getting ready for valentines day


 red is my favorite color and working with wire is another favorite
so putting the two together is easy
 
working with pinks is not my typical color palette
when I saw these mixed vials from at the john bead outlet
I knew I would love the end results