Thursday, November 09, 2006

I ♥ Beads

I love beads... I love 'em... just adore them. Beads just make me so happy. I find them amazing and intriguing. I can never get enough of them. Everyday, no matter how busy I am, I find time to look at beads online. I think I may be addicted. I have a bunch of sites that I check out each day. One site I check out at least every couple of weeks is . Stephanie Sersich's beads are just fan-freaking-tastic! I hope we are in teh same place sometime when she is teaching because I have heard her classes are awesome. So yesterday was one fo those days that I popped into her site. I was admiring her Heart Pendants, when I thought... what if you take that and simplify it. Make a simple solid lentil with a flat dot and a cute heart. The thought stuck with me ALL day.

You know how when something is right it just works. Well that is how it was last night when I started making beads. It was late (after mindnight) but I literally made 12 pairs of lentils for earrings and enough beads for all these neckwires in just about an hour and a half. I just kept having new color combos pop in and out of my head. I wish I had a higher temperature torch that melted glass faster, I would have made double. And the best part, every single pair is different. No two turned out the same. My favorite of the neckwires is this green one. I like green but it definately isn't my favorite color, but for some reason I just love how this one turned out.

This is what the earrings turned into. Obviously the photo is making them look HUGE but they aren't. They are just the right size, not too big, not too little, just the perfect POP of colors. I am thinking (and it has also been requested) that the next batch of Bead Box beads be colorful. I had every color I have out on my desk while I was making all these. I love doing that! Could you see these with a touch of plaid in the background? YUM! Oh and what better way to say "I Love YOU!" during the holidays then a sweet pair of heart earrings, come on now, it is just too perfect! I can't wait to make more of these for Valentine's day too. You all will remember that my birthday is the day before Valentine's so it is my favorite time of year. A whole season of hearts.

I ended up having another crazy day. (So what's new there). Lauren and I gave the boys a ride to school so that Jacob wouldn't need to take is party treats on the bus. Party Treats? you ask... yep... tomorrow my baby boy turns NINE! I can hardly believe it. He has gotten so big! I will have to show you one of his baby photos tomorrow like I did for Lauren on her birthday. After we dropped them off we headed to Target for some present shopping. I know I know, nothing like leaving something until last minute, but you know I have been busy. Then this afternoon I spent more then three hours working pricing and packaging. Everything has been bagged and tagged so I am taking the rest of tonight off. Ron and I will watch our must see TV then head to bed. I will see what more I can get done tomorrow between the festivites, but over all I really feel like I have done everything I can to be ready for Saturday.

See ya'll tomorrow :)


Lori said...

I love those heart beads!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy said...

Those earrings are great. Those earrings in a variety of colors would be awesome.

Kerry said...

Thanks GIRLS!

Kathy ~ that is just what I did! There are twelve different colors!