Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Gorillas in the Midst?!?

Hey everyone how is it going this week?  I am a bit late this week because we have YET AGAIN lost internet.  Usually when we lose internet it is because a storm has interfered with it.  Resulting in us losing internet for 2-4 days!  This time we will be without internet until NEXT Monday!  They are supposed to be giving us the upgrade that was supposed to happen in January.  Let's hope so.  So right now I am in Starbucks sniffing up the beautiful coffee caffeine smell and enjoying some great Jazz.

Also, I just want to say that prayers are going out to those people in London and Manchester who have been affected by the terrorist attacks.  God bless you all and you are all in my prayers.  I worked last night on a pattern that I will hope to finish later tonight.  I know that a beaded piece of art can not change things but for me it is a way to show support and help to heal not only those who hurt who might see it but also to help me to heal and deal with my feelings on what has happened; as I am a person who feels things like this deeply.

I lived in England on September 11, 2001 and the love I got from the English people at that time made me feel so connected to them so when something like this happens over there I am impacted as well, again, prayers to all of those affected by these tragic times.   May God heal and change our hearts to love one another instead of hate.

Now, onto something fun and pretty.  I need some pretty right now, don't you?  Over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Gorilla.  This one was supper challenging for me.  How was I gonna get a gorilla out of beads?  Time to surf the net.  Did you know that some gorilla species have less than 1,000 left in the world? Including the Cross River Gorilla (300 left) and the Mountain Gorilla (720 left).  WOW!  Because of this I decided to design the logo of Endangered Species International

Simple and sweet, 2 colors of Delicas and I really like it.

Also this week I worked on 2 different pieces one for Seed Beads and More, this month the theme is loom work and I decided to make a bracelet using my smallest Delicas, 15's.  The ones I use for my inchies are 11's.  I don't have a lot of 15's but I worked them and took a cross stitch pattern of flowers and cut it down and beaded it up.  Then I had to add to the top of it since I was not taking into account that the smaller beads would make the length smaller.  LOL  The top flower and birdie are my design.  I will also be working on finishing it up and adding the clasp this week.  Check it out.

The best part of this flower bracelet is that I can't kill these flowers!!!  LOL.  Also this week I worked on another one of my Kawaii inspired patterns.  I call her StrawBetty Ice Cream cone.

With this one I found out that the design I put in the bottom of the cone to show the waffle look did not show up like I was hoping.  But I still think she is adorable.  She is just over 2 inches long and an inch and a quarter wide.  I adore the little purple bow!  Don't you?

Well, that is it for me this week.  I am hoping that next week I will have the bracelet finished and the tribute piece for London done as well.  Don't forget to fly on over to EIM, 2x2x2 and Seed Beads and More to check out the great challenges and join it!  It is so much fun having the creative outlet and showing off your art.  I would love to see it!  Have a blessed and creative week my friends.


  1. I was intrigued by the small link image but of course it all became clear once I came over to your blog! A friend of ours, a Glaswegian living in France, actually worked with Diane Fossey of Gorillas in the mist fame. He has some amazing photos of his time there.


    1. WOW that is so cool! Glad you liked my take on the theme.

  2. I really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing all your lovely work...yes indeed, getting involved in a crafty project does indeed help sooth the soul when sad things occur...Dixx

  3. Your bracelet is amazing. But I like the other pieces too. When I was young I was dreaming of working with gorillas. It never came to it.

    1. Thanks Trillian, I bet you would be great with animals.

  4. Wonderful bead work as always and so pleased you feel such a connection with England.

    Love Chrissie xx