This jewelry making stuff is so addicting but its a good addiction. I can think of plenty of bad things I could be addicted to; beads and wool are not one of them. Since its so damn hot and my lymphedema affected hand is killing me, I havent been knitting. I have been working here and there on the last part of the cabled tank top but who knows when I will complete it. Hopefully before the summer is over. I havent even completed 1/4 of one of the Blue Moon Rockin' Socks Club Kit for June and the next one for August will be going out the end of the month. Gotta get moving on that because I have always finished the previous kit before the next one comes. I also joined the sock club that Woolgirl is running and it starts in September. Here are some more completed beading projects:
I am calling this set "Pur~pearl Hearts". It sounds a little funny but its cute so why not? LOL
Crocheted Hearts Necklace
This is a necklace I made for my husband and I will just say that I named it "Bull headed".
My neighbor gave me a necklace with a lot of beads that a friend made for her. I offered to make it into something that she would like to wear instead of sitting in her drawer. This is one of the two brooches I made for her. The other is the same except I used Sterling silver wire instead of the purple wire to give it a different look.
This is one of my purchases from BEADFIESTA on Sunday. Its a Joan Miller Bead. You can see her other beads at her website: www.joanmiller.com She says that all her beads tell a story. This is the front and back view of the bead which is about 20mm at its widest point. I put the 2 Fire Opal Swarovski's with it and strung it on waxed cotton. I was thinking of putting it with other beads but its such a beautiful and unique bead that I think it should stand alone. Its such a conversation piece and thats one of the reasons why I love it. I also LOVE turtles and tortoise. (Remember my post with my unfinished argyle sock and the chocolate turtle?)
I bought the beads to make this lovely Swarovski creation of Butterflies and flowers at the bead show. The earings I made were 2 beads I had leftover from another project. I love the colors of these beads.
There were some great beads at the show on Sunday and I purchased a few kits to make necklaces and stuff. I also got a great deal on czech glass beads and some "kazuri" beads that are made by tribal women in Africa.
Can you believe I still havent finished the Harry Potter book yet? I am still at the same spot I was the last time I posted.
Nana is in the Nursing Home/Rehab and doing as well as can be expected. She is scared of whats going to happen to her and I dont blame her. She gets upset whenever my Mom has to leave her and this is after my Mom has been with her for 4+ hours. I still havent run into my sister or heard anyone mention her but its only a matter of time before I have to cross that bridge when Nana comes home.