Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Whole Lotta Nuttin'

That's not entirely true.  I just haven't been making beads at all this week.  I didn't stick to my thought of making butterfly beads but I have good reasons.  Life just gets in the way sometimes and we have to go with the flo.  :)   It's been one of those weeks where the unexpected comes along and for a change, it's all good !  lol !

I did manage to get some glassy stuff done though.  I tackled twisties the other day.  I hadn't made a twistie in years so it was time.  Besides, I really wanted to see if a bigger sized twistie would work on these bigger blown beads.  The small ones just don't look right.  I did make some pretty big ones too.  Big in diameter and LONG.  Not at all pretty, not at all straight and all of them have different widths in one pull.  :)  What can I say, I tried.  They'll still make pretty decorations.  I might take a picture of them later.  Next torch session that I'm making the blown beads, I'll give one of these twists a try.  

I also finally got some little metal containers for the enamels to go in.  Was short by one container wouldn't ya know it !  lol !  Still, these worked fine and could be used for many things.  May get more in the future.,2260,47776&ap=1

I FINALLY went thru all my loose beads and ended up shipping off a nice box to BOC  Probably about 3 pounds give or take.  Which compared to the last two wasn't much.  lol !  Still, they are in very short supply of the fun decorated beads & BIG beads so that's what they got from me.  And I tell ya, some of those puppies were honkers !  lol !  

Since I didn't make any beads this week, how 'bout a "Blast From the Past" photo ?  Well, it's from my past anyway.  lol !  

Beads made by Anne Ricketts
Bracelet made by me a LONG time ago.  :)

Time to run.  Thanks so much for coming by !  Please come back again soon !  


  1. Practice makes perfect Debbie! I'm sure BOC will be glad to get your box of beads no matter the amount inside. That is a very pretty bracelet I like how you brought the colors of the beads out with the crystals.

  2. Thanks for the compliment on the bracelet Therese. Yeah, BOC is in need of LOTS of beads right now. From what I've read, they are running short. Till next time...............