A Trip to the White House?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Imagine my surprise when I found out that the wife of a Congressman wore a bracelet she had purchased from me to a reception at the White House given by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

The bracelet is sterling silver with Thai silver flower beads and pearls.
It's based on a design by Janice Berkebile>
Until then...Happy Beading!!!

The Suspense is Over

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Those pieces of wire and tubing have finally become something... a Little bit of This and a Little bit of was so much fun to create this piece. Can you identify where those pieces of wire and tubing ended up?

I used an old earring I bought at a second hand shop and a charm from a necklace that was wondering why I hadn't worn it for a while. I hope you're not disappointed. It looks great on my blue jean jacket.
Until then...Happy Beading!

What Will They Become?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

It's just some wire....copper, sterling silver and brass tubing. Wonder what it will become. Sometimes what we picture in our minds doesn't always mean that's what you're going to end up with.

So far, I've made a headpin on one end of each of the copper wires, flattened it with a hammer and drilled a hole in each of the flattened headpins. I'm thinking of doing some riveting. I'm thinking of using the brass tubing between the two flattened headpins. I'm thinking........

Well, until then.....Happy Beading!

Tools on the Run

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Never would I have believed that I could be thrilled by receivng a Mighty Bag. "Wow," I said to my husband as I gave him a big huge hug!!! "What a great Valentine's gift!!!"

I've got visions of carrying my tools to a workshop, to a friend's house to bead, or just making it my tool storage container on my workbench....what every workbench should be sporting! And look at all those pockets on the outside.....

Until then....Happy Beading

Woman's Day-Shopping 1966 Style

Monday, February 9, 2009

In a recent post I showed you the cover of the February 1966 Woman's Day let's take a peek inside. mail. From wigs to fiberglass bedspreads, from cake decorating to personalized kitchen labels. The concept of mail order shopping has evolved to shopping on the internet. But whether it was ordered in 1966 or in 2009, the products still arrive via USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc.

This is just one page of mail order shopping and I'll be sharing other mail order shopping pages in future posts.

Forgotten Treasure

Sunday, February 1, 2009

It's like getting a present.....finding something that you had forgotten you had!

Hanging amongst my jewelry was a bracelet that I had purchased several years ago. Obviously I hadn't worn it for a long time and had never thought about being able to do anything with the locket. It made me realize how much I have changed (and grown) in my creative process over the last few years.

Stopping to take a look at it, I re-discovered the wonderful locket and small key charm which was used as part of the toggle clasp. My mind started racing as to what I wanted to do with it...still haven't quite decided but will not let it sit around too long on my workbench.
Do you have any forgotten treasures? You could make a discovery that will stir your imagination.
I would love to see your forgotten treasure so please share. ...and let me know what you think I should do with my forgotten treasure.
Until then.....Happy Beading

Why Was It Kept?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Found amongst my mother's things was the February 1966 issue of Woman's Day Magazine. What articles in the magazine prompted my Mother to purchase this magazine for 15 cents? From the cover I think it was An International Collection of New Knitted Sweaters and the Spring Fashions in Knit Fabrics that probably caught her attention as she loved to knit and sew. Of course there's the Pork Cook Book....even that caught my attention.

The Magazine is in relatively good condition for being 43 years old. No ripped, torn or missing pages. Does being 43 years old qualify as being, I'm only talking in terms of the Magazine?

Since finding the Magazine, I've only glanced through it briefly. I thought, if you're interested, we could spend some time looking through the Magazine and reading the articles, check out the recipes, read a story, and look at those ads. Sure, things have changed since this Magazine was published but maybe we'll also find things that really haven't changed that much. So, I'll be perusing the Magazine and we'll look inside in future posts.