Tuesday, December 21, 2010

vintage bottle and beads

I took out my beads today and decided to make something with this vintage bottle complete with aluminum cap. I love the iridescence that age has given this little bottle. I wove a necklace with czech beads, some pearls and other beads. Inside the bottle is some moss that I gathered in Oregon, it's such a pretty green color and it just has sentimental meanings for me.

Monday, December 20, 2010

winter options

One thing that I love about winter is that I can wear cozy warm bulky sweaters. It's then that I can wear my barrettes on my sweaters as they fit through the weave. This is my favorite, a Northwest Coast style bear done by Shoshone Nation artist, Pam Close. Her detail is fabulous as she uses really small beads. This one has size 13, 11, and 15 Charlotte beads.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


I love this little wooden cabinet. This was obtained from Chapman Kansas about one week before the huge tornado hit that just about destroyed and devastated that entire town. I feel fortunate to have a bit of history from that town as so many lost their treasures there. My Dad made that pierced tin candle holder a few years back. It is made from an old olive oil can. My dad has Parkinson's disease and is now 81 and can't handle tools anymore, and even this one was done when his disease was at it's worst. So I treasure this also. It does look beautiful with a lit candle in it.

Friday, December 17, 2010

sweetie pie Jake

Here is Jake with his Holiday antlers. I was so amazed because last year he jumped around and tried to get them off. This year, he sat so still and really listened to me. Maybe he is finally not being so stubborn, or maybe he was just really embarrassed and hoping to get this over with.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

adding to my favorite room

I have added a few more things to my office/craft room. This room seems to be my favorite room of the house and I do spend alot of my free time here. I have added a few things to my desk/work space......... one of my favorite things is my pumpkin oil painting done by a good friend. There's also a sugar skull in there for remembrance of Day of the Dead celebration and a Kachina and feather. It has so many subjects that I love, it was a wonderful wedding present, so happy that it has a new place here in my favorite room!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Tree

I put up my mini Christmas tree yesterday...... I love all of my ornaments, as they all are gifts. There is my chocolate lab "jake" ornie, my good luck pickle, and fish........ and many more.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

wand and mini rattle

I made a co-ordinating meditation wand and mini rattle. Just finished the rattle tonight. I really enjoy beading, it is so relaxing and it centers me.