Little bit of everything

How was your weekend? Mine was great, and super busy!
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I ran my first 5k, it was the color me rad race! I LOVED IT!
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Went zip lining for the first time, I also loved it!
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And went hiking, super fun!

It was the best weekend I’ve had in a while, and I got to spend it with some of my family! Which made it even better!
I just got some new items in the mail to make jewelry out of, and I can’t wait to use them! Its like Christmas for me whenever I get a package in the mail. 🙂 So I wanted to share with you the new items I’ve got to make new pieces with.

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I really love these crosses, they are so different looking.
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As you can tell by my business cards, I love owls, so when I saw theses I knew I just had to have them! They are so cute, I will defiantly be keeping a set of them for myself!

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These pieces are going to be used on a new type of bracelet I am working on. I can’t wait to get started on them, and get them posted. 🙂IMG_0020

I have no idea what I will do with these beads, but they called out to me. They are this really pretty blueish green color. IMG_0021

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I am in love with using these chip beads in my tree pendants! It makes them look amazing!  IMG_0001

Thanks to a friend of mine who also makes beaded jewelry had her projects in Altoids containers, so that it kept everything together. And so I started collecting a few, and they work so much better then the big plastic pencil case I was using! My mother in law found the Penguin tin for me, and well penguins are an inside joke for our family. hehe so I love it most of all!

Sorry for the short blog post, life has been so busy lately I’ve barely had time to sit down.

Mary

 

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Busy busy

I have been so busy for the past two weeks, I’ve been unable to publish my blog post. But as soon as things start to slow down I end up sick again. Blah I am so ready for summertime. But anyways on to the real reason your here. 🙂

So I  have been cleaning my craft room like crazy lately (and this time it actually looks like I’ve done something) trying to set the room up into something that works for me. I have been having trouble coming up with ideas on how to organize everything and where to put it so that I can quickly and easily get to it. I hate not being able to find things when I need them. Which would make you think I would be organized, but ohhhhh how wrong you are. I am super messy, and so unorganized its not even funny. You can ask anyone this, they will wholeheartedly agree. hehe

I’ve been trying to come up with something that I can store all my beads in as well as a place to store the tackle box I got to carry things back and forth to a show. (hehe Don’t judge me, the tackle box was $20 cheaper then the same thing that was labeled “jewelry storage”) Well my husband came up with a great idea, an so far it is working out perfectly! He suggested that I get one of those great big tool boxes on wheels. After I thought about it, that’s what I did! I still don’t have it organized, but as you can see from the pictures below it is working out great. And the best part, for all 3 pieces, 8 drawers in total cost me $140 before taxes! A big thank you to Lowes, and Taskforce for having and making just what I wanted and needed. ♥

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This drawer makes me the most excited, being able to see all of my seed beads, and have them sorted into sizes! LOVE IT! Now I just need to get more tubes and get rid of the bags of beads I have, and I’ll be all set!
Best part is I don’t have to carry all of them with me when I go to a show, I can just pick what colors I’d like to bring and off I go! IMG_2497

All of my tools fit nicely up in the top part of the tool box, no more randomly leaving them laying on my desk.  (For now anyways)
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As you can see it is still a little messy, but its well on its way to being organized. And now even with it being messy like that I know where all of my beads are. Whenever I buy something new I place it in the very bottom draw before organizing them into the proper draw. Now if only I can get the rest of my craft room to function as well I’d be happy.

But well enough of my ramblings about a toolbox. I’ll post the links so you can check out the toolboxes out for yourself if you’d like.
I can’t believe I just made a whole blog about a toolbox, but what can I say. I really really love it!
How do you get organized?

This is what I’ve been working on the past two weeks. 🙂 All of these items will be up for sale on my Facebook page within the next day or two. 🙂

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Bracelets, bracelets, bracelets

I hope you are having a good week so far! I would be if it weren’t for the cold weather and snow lingering around. On Thursday last week, we got 7-8 inches of snow in 4 hours it was insane. I was not happy, but I was out numbered in my house hold as you can see, my husband and dog loved it.

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I am so ready for warm weather so I can work on my jewelry out  on my gazebo. Its the  perfect place to get inspiration when I am stuck. sigh hopefully I can use it soon. But never mind about that, lets get onto the real reason you’re reading this blog. Jewelry! Or more specifically bracelets!

Last week I posted a work in progress, it was a bracelet using tila beads and seed beads. I love it before I finished it, but now that its done I love it even more!

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Like I said last week, this was my first time using tila beads, but it will NOT be the last! I love them! If I didn’t already have a million other ideas going on in my head right now, I’d be making another one of these bracelets in a different color.  The good thing about being crafty is that you think of new ideas all then time, the bad thing about being crafty is if you are working on another project and you have an idea it is extremely hard not to stop one project and start another, at least it is for me.

Well I said last week you might get an early post this week, but I didn’t have time to finish it. So I am giving you two posts today! Stay tuned for my next blog update about custom orders! 🙂

Mary

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Necklaces ♥

Sadly I don’t have any new items to post for you guys this week. I really need to get some projects finished, and get some pictures taken, but in the time being here is a posts dedicated to necklaces! Enjoy!

Have you ever seen a beautiful necklace online, but wasn’t sure where it would lay? Here is a handy guide to help out!

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I love necklaces, I usually always have a necklace on.  For some reason even though I love necklaces, I have hard time coming up with ideas for them. But one of my goals this year is to come up with some new ideas.  While I think up some new ideas, here is a look at some of the necklaces I’ve made in the past. Enjoy!

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I love this necklace, it was made with beautiful glass beads that were crochet with wire. This picture really doesn’t show how beautiful the colors really were.

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This was another of my favorites. This necklace is a one of a kind piece, I came up with the idea and wrapped the wire myself. It was surprisingly lightweight and very comfortable when worn.

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These nest pendant necklaces turned out very cute. And are also surprisingly light weight.

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I got addicted for a while to making these crochet wire necklaces. I loved how unique they look, even using the same beads no two every looked the same. The best part about these necklaces are that due to the fact that they are made with wire you are able to move the piece around and get it to a point were it feels like it was made for you.

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The tree pendant on the left was the first one I made. I instantly fell in love with it. The two on the right were custom orders that I love. I think the matching colored ribbon is really want makes them pop.

Next week I hope to share with where the creating happens. That is if it doesn’t look like a bomb went off! Check back next Wednesday to see!

Have a great day everyone

Mary

Bracelet in progress ♥

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! I did, it was great to spend time with family. 🙂

I love the color purple. It is one of my favorite colors. So it only makes since that I make purple jewelry. hehe Funny thing is, hardly any jewelry I make is purple, I guess I am trying to keep myself from wanting to keep it. 😛 But anyways on to the jewelry!

I have recently become obsessed with netting, I just love it. I’ve made 3 other bracelets like this one. But this one maybe my favorite!

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It is made with 11/0 seed beads, the purple color is actually a beautiful light purple with a rainbow finish. I really love how the light reflects off of it and brings out all the  colors. I’ve still got away to go with it, but I really love how its coming along!