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Monday, May 17, 2010

ReMix

My best friend was at the FB reunion with me this past weekend. We were getting ready to go out and she put on a bracelet I had made her several months ago. When I got to looking at it, I didn't like the crimps showing on the ends. I brought it back with me to put crimp covers over the crimps to give it a more finished look. I'm going to start doing that with all my pieces.

I did take my jewelry to sale at the reunion. No one was interested so no pieces were purchased. I need to rethink my selling methods. Doesn't seem I am getting any interest in my pieces. I need to get to working on my website pronto.

Happy beading.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Show off

On Mother's day weekend, my Mother's church had an arts and crafts fair. I took my jewelry to sell. Well, I sold $10 worth. Man, talk about negative numbers. It cost me at least $70 in gas. But I was going there for Mother's day anyway.

Today I am in Greenville, MS at a facebook reunion. Several of us on Facebook that grew up/went to school together here decided to have a reunion. Last night was our first get together. It was a blast. Today at noon we have another great together at a local B&B. One of my classmates wanted to see my jewelry, so I'm going to take it. If anyone else wants to purchase some, I don't mind at all.

This past week I worked on doing Kumihimo bracelets with a focal bead. It was lots of fun, but I don't like the accent bead color. So I'm going to undo it next week and use a different color bead.

This past Thursday night I spoke at our local bead society meeting. I was the "member spotlight". It was lots of fun and I got lots of positive comments on my jewelry.

Tell next time, keep beading happy!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sales

Went to an arts and crafts fair in Memphis, TN on Saturday at my Mother's church. I sold the grand sum of $10!! It cost me $75 in gas. Needless to say I won't be doing that fair again. I need to get my website up and running soon. I have tons of jewelry that I am sure someone would love to own, but no one is seeing it. Oh well, keep on trying.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

What happened

I wrote a new post a few days ago. But it has vanished from sight. One thing I talked about was teaching a class about beading on fabric to my quilt bee. Yes, I quilt too, mostly art quilts. It was a great class. Didn't know how well I'd do. But I gave a lot of information and got some good feedback. Some of the ladies have been beading on fabric. But they would use the item once or twice and the beads would start falling off. I discussed that the beads were glass and have sharp edges. So I suggested some different threads to use. I think everyone will be more pleased with their results in the future.

I finished doing the spiral robe necklace I started back in March. I used size 8 seed beads and some lentils. It turned out really cute. Once I get the battery in the camera charged up I'll post some picture.

Everyone have a good weekend and keep beading.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Going slow

My intention was to post every few days. Ha, that didn't last long. So here I stand with good intentions again. Just finished a necklace using the spiral stitch, size 8 seed beads and some lentil beads. Have to charge up the battery of the camera and post a picture for you to look at.

Yesterday I taught a class to my quilting bee on beading on fabric. Several of the girls already bead on fabric, but there were lots of questions. One thing I did clear up for them was the type of thread to use. I am a believer in Fireline. Several of them were using plain sewing thread and kept losing beads after awhile. I also believe in Thread Heaven even for Fireline. It keeps thread from knotting up. And when it does knot up, the knots are easier to pick out.

I have instructions coming for how to add a focal bead to Kumihimo. I can hardly wait to get them and start on a new Kumihimo piece. So look for that in the coming month.

Here's to a new month and more postings.