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Friday, January 27, 2012

Last Friday Artisan Clay Blog Hop

Hello!
It has been a while since I have done an Artisan Clay Blog Hop but it feels great to be back.

The break for the holidays was more than welcome.
So let's jump right into it, shall we?

I was sent 2 adorable hearts.

I got right to work making a bracelet with 1 of the 2 I was sent.

The second 1? I haven't gotten to it yet :-( I will I promise. I was hoping to make another bracelet with it but I was waiting for time and materials. Didn't happen.

Anyway, please say hello to this little gal. She is so sweet in black, white and red.
With bead caps from Metal Me This and beads from Bubby and McGurk Beads, Gaea Cannaday, and Brenda Scata of amie3.
Perfect for Valentine's Day.



Please visit the rest of the participants to see what they got and what they did with them.



Thanks so much Miss Kristie!
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~Shannon

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Echo Creative Club - January Challenge Reveal



Welcome to my first Echo Creative Club Challenge reveal post! 
WooHoo!
Are you excited? 
I know I am.
Oh you don't know what the Echo Creative Club is.
A group of artists were sent a bead by the very talented Jeannie Dukic of Jewelery By Jeannie and asked to create something with that bead and to show off what we made by a certain date.
That day would be today :-)


 I was so excited to find out that I was picked to participate in the club and even more excited to receive one of these bea-u-ti-ful polymer clay focal beads to work with.

I tore open the envelope in the driveway and then got right to work.
This beauty told me exactly what it wanted to be right away.

What was that you ask?
It told me it wanted to be a multi strand bracelet. I was like, huh? You only have 2 holes, that won't lay right AT ALL. Nope it won't. 
I was frustrated because I wanted this little guy to be happy.

The next day it yelled at me as I played with a porcelain round with many holes. 
 I was turning this porcelain focal into a multi strand bracelet, why couldn't this guy have more holes? Argh. 
That's the ticket! More holes!!
So I got out a drill bit (not the drill) and I slowly drilled 2 more holes on one side.
Yippie!




I grabbed some Vintaj bead caps, wire, and some glass pearls and got right to work.
About an hour later I had made this beauty:







Thanks so much Jeannie for this fun challenge, I love the focal I was sent.
 I hope you like the bracelet I made with it.

Now check out the other participants did with their beads....

Cindy Cima Edwards  http://www.cindycima.com

 ~Shannon

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Silly Girl

I want to thank you all for the kindness and sympathy
 you all showed after my last post about loosing our dog.




Link to video if clicking on it doesn't work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCJ2XJHwq44
Leave a comment if you want some gemstone bead chips
There are 14 small bags of chips in different colors.
I don't use chips much so I thought rather than hold on to them I would let them go and be free ;-)
I'll pick a winner on Friday.
~Shannon


PS: please don't mind the mess in the background, we are still under construction :-)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

And Then There Were Three

I sit here alone.
I should be getting ready for my work day.
It is quiet here, hubby took my daughter to his parents.
He is going to bury my dog.
We rescued Lexie. She was obviously abused. We were told she traded several times for drugs. She was burned by cigarettes and had been given up by at least 5 homes.
I had 1 dog, a Corgi named Morgan, and a cat, named Ashes who passed in July.
To say she was hyper would be an understatement. Lexie was bonkers, off the wall crazy.
She had a sweet side though and I think that tempered the crazy.
Like I told you in my last post we knew it was coming.
She was getting sicker everyday.
We knew she probably wouldn't make the weekend.
Yesterday afternoon my husband carried her into her room because she could barely walk anymore.
I laid with her and told her it was okay to go.
I petted her and told her it was time we said goodbye and that she was loved and that she would be missed.
I told her she was a good girl and that she could go play with the cat, she loved the cat.
I know she heard and understood me. 
When we woke this morning for church she was gone.
Goodbye sweet Lexie.
~Shannon