Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Frogs, Popsicles and Pencil Covers

Hey everyone, I am running a bit late this week.  But that is ok.  This weeks theme over at Every Inchie Monday is Frog.  Which is kinda cool since I see frogs everywhere around here.  I even when to a pet store with my son and we saw a frog for sale and I about fell over.  It was a pretty electric blue frog that was about the size of a nickle and cost $70.00!!!  WHAT!!!!  I mean really WHAT!!!!!

Well, my frog is way cheaper than that one but at the same time one of the most highly paid frogs in the business!  Check out my Kermie!  Kermit the Frog!


Also this last week I had to get my oil changed and I took my beads with me and made a cute little Kawaii-style popsicle.


One of the car salesmen saw me beading and we talked about how his daughter loves beading.  After I got done I gave him m little popsicle to give to his daughter.  I just hope that it inspires her to expand her love of beads!

Also this week I spent some time working on my pencil cover, to match the pen cover I did here.  There is only one thing wrong with my pencil cover, can you see it?


Well, I don't know how I did it but I did the pencil cover backwards!  LOL  I guess I am just that kinda good!  I do like them and I am glad I got them done.

Well that is it for me this week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the great frogs over there.  Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed and creative week.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Beady Alligator Problems!

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping but the nest this week.  I am happy that I had a small amount of time to do some beadwork!  YAY!!!  LOL

First off over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Alligator!  You all know me, I just did not want to make an alligator on my inchie, not to mention that I couldn't make it in an inch!  So I went with something that to me sounded extravagant.  An Alligator bag!  Check it out!


 I have to say I really like how this came out. Even though the green beads were a pain in the butt!  I had to cull a lot of them.  Culling means that you go through beads and separate the good beads from the bad ones.  Here is some of the bad ones.


Many of these are uneven on one side of the bead or they are just to skinny to be used!  This may not seem like a lot of beads but this was just what I found while beading just this inchie!  Sadly, a few got sewn into the inchie.  But I wont tell if you don't!

Also, this week I had time to bead a small bead tube.  I was wanting to bead a bunch of them but that did not happen. I also used colors that were near to me instead of getting up and getting pretty colors.  But that is ok, lol.  I was just happy to have a few moments to bead so I was not going to complain!


This picture doesn't really show the tube in all its glory, but this is beading that had been sewn together to make a tube.  I got the pattern for it from Carolyn over at Seedbeaders.  Wish I had a better picture of this one, maybe next week I will have more to show.

That is it for me this week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the great work there.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Two Week's AGAIN!!!

Hey everybody!  Thanks for stopping by this week.  I tell ya, working 6 days a week reeks havoc on my bead addiction!  But I did work on the inchies of last week and this week.  So let's get down to it!
Last weeks inchie theme was Camel.  I am not a fan of animals that can spit at you or step on you.  But camels are kinda funny ones.  They seem to be hams for the camera, at least on TV they seem that way.

When I was about 9 I rode a camel.  It was pretty interesting.  Not something I would want to do on a daily basis.  LOL  Also this theme was the hardest one for me this year.  I really could not get the pattern right.  I like to go with my first thought on a theme, because usually it is the best one I can come up with.  BUT, this time was not the case.  I wanted to do a camel up close (like he was looking into a camera) and behind him was the pyramids.  But no matter what tweaking I did it just looked like a deformed pile of poop in front of 2 triangles!  Not the best one, for sure!

So I went with something that I thought about but decided against; that is until I hated what I came up with LOL.  I decided to make a take on the Camel Cigarette Logo using just 2 colors. Here it is.


This week's theme over at EIM is Rhino.  This week I took a page from my camel (or the camel took a page from my Rhino!) and made him in silhouette.  This time though I only did the rhino's head.  Check him out.


That is it for me this week(s).  I hope to be able to make it on time next week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the great art work over there and join in the fun with us!  Have a blessed and creative week my friends!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

2 Weeks At A Time!

Hey everyone,  I am so happy to have a moment to be able to post!  I have been working a lot lately and when I have not been working I have been sleeping!  When I have been awake I have been too tired to bead.  So this weekend I tried to catch up.  I had about 20 minutes to myself and my beads and I was able to catch up on my inchies.

Last week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme was Fly.  Since making a bug would just not show up like I would have wanted I decided to go with my second thought.  An airport icon!  Let's FLY!  I enjoyed making this one.


This week's theme is Buffalo!  Well, since I just had to be different I decided to think WAAAYYYY outside the box and make a peace pipe that might have been smoked by Chief Buffalo and Benjamin Armstrong.  Too bad this kinda thing wont work nowadays.


The green background makes it a bit hard to see but it is there with smoking wafting up from it.

That is it for me this week, don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the artwork.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Hippos and 4th!

Hey everyone, happy 4th of July for those of us in the US, and happy July 4th to the rest of the world!  LOL.

This week I only have 2 things to show.  This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Hippo.  I love hippos, they are so cute and such a gentle giant.  But don't piss them off! They can charge at you and for sure those 2 big teeth can put a damper on anyone's day!  Anyways here is my hippo.


I really don't like that it looks like he has a rhino horn but I was afraid he would look too much like a grey dog if I did not have that.  What do you think?

Also this week over at Seedbeaders the "bead along with me challenge" is a pen and pencil cover.  I have always wanted to do a pen cover but have never sat down to do it...until now!


This is a G2 pen and it seems to be the only pen that you can do this on, since the pen clip is up enough for the beads to be under the clip without being squished.   This pattern has 5 colors in it.  Teal, brown, orange, silver and white.

The cool thing about this pen is that when the ink is gone you can either take the cover off and put it on another one.  Or, you can just replace the ink cartridge and keep going.  I have a feeling this will not be the last time I make one of these.  My brain is already working on patterns for them!  haha.

Well, that is it for me this week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to check out the challenges and join on in.  Have a blessed, safe and creative week my friends


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Lions, Turtles and Volcanos??

Hey everyone, thanks for visiting the chaos here at the nest.  We AGAIN lost internet and they said they would send their "best technician" out to fix the problem once and for all!  Guess what?  HE DID IT!!! (for now!)  So here's hoping that the issue is fixed!

Also this weekend he had SO MANY people at the house.  My son had an early birthday weekend sleepover with all ALL of his friends.  You know how much fun it is to be in a smallish house with 6 teenage boys.  Trust me, not too much fun and no silence to be had!  Not to much time for beading either; but I did get some done.  What else would I do since we had no internet?!?

Well, to start off I get to show you something that I made last week for my Niece's graduation.  Actually, she is my niece by association.  She is my best friends daughter and as such she is my Niece.  I know that she loves turtles so I made her some earrings.
 

Here they are with the hooks on.


I had to wait until she got them before I could show them off.  I am glad that she got them and loves them!

This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Lion.  A few months back the theme at 2x2x2 was Lion so I had to make this one different than that one.  So since the Lion is the King of the jungle I made a crown filled with jewels.


This inchie has 8 metallic jewel tone colors in it.  A very pretty and expensive looking crown, if it were real!

Also this week over at 2x2x2 the theme is Volcano.  I had visions of this one being clearer looking than it came out but the colors kinda blend together more than I wanted to.  What do you think?


Well, that is it for me this week.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to check out the great art and join in the fun.  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Zebras, Tigers and Raspberries everywhere!

Hey everyone I hope this finds you all well.  I am doing a bit better.  Most of the last 2 weeks have been without the internet.  AGAIN!!!!!  ARG!!!!!!  They think that they know what the problem is (again).  So only time and the weekend will tell!  LOL  But while I do have internet I am going to post as quickly as I can.

Last week the theme over at Every Inchie Monday was Zebra.  So I just went with the pattern flow and did the black and white stripes, and again I wonder why I do this to myself.  While it looks easy compared to all the other ladies works, the non symmetrical part of the pattern drove me crazy!  I am gonna stand up to my first thought and tell it to be symmetrical or else!!  LOL well until then here is my zebra.


Nice and shiny right?!?  Also last week over at 2x2x2 the theme was Raspberry. I thought of all the things that raspberry could have been.  But since I couldn't figure out how to show someone giving a baby a blurbur on their belly, I went with the fruit.  When in doubt go with fruit!


I really love the red color of these beads.  They are opaque transparent.  When you hold them up to the light you can see thru them but they are not completely transparent!

Now to get to this weeks work!  Over at EIM the theme this week is Tiger.  Do you remember just a few paragraphs ago I said that I was not going to do anything that was not symmetrical??  Well, I think that will have to start after this week hahaha.


Tigers are one of my favorite animals.  As a teenager I told myself that when I became famous I was going to have a pet tiger.  Well, well.... lets just say I have yet to become famous... and I don't own a tiger.  Sigh!  LOL

Well, that is it for me.  I am typing as quickly as I can.  I am trying to out run the internet loss.  Lets just hope that we don't lose it but, if the past is any indication then I need to type faster!  Just don't forget to fly on over to EIM and 2x2x2 to check out the great works from everyone, and join in the fun!  Have a blessed and creative week my friends!