Sunday, May 23, 2010

I can not believe where this month has gone!

Has anyone noticed that I have not been around lately?
Guess what I have been up to???
Yep, beading, of course!
I thought I would show you a "few things" I have
whipped up this last couple of weeks.....
First is my favorite piece. 
This pattern is called Butterflies Galore by Susan Mandel.
Her pattern is a continous flow of butterfly wings but I also like the peyote base so that the Ravoli flower really stands out.
What do you think? 
I sold my other one like this so I had to make another.

Second Bracelet
May Brisebois designed this pattern! 
It is called the Celestial Sparkle!  Isn't it gorgeous?  I used three colors of Ravoli Swarvoski Crystals then used netting to end off the bracelet for comfortable wearing.  The "catch" is an antique piece I picked up and this seemed the perfect piece to use on this beauty.
May is a local Georgian in Cummings.  I have bought numerous bargains from her shop and did not make the connection that she was "our May".  I love the ravolis and the way she incorporated Swavoski crystals in between the Ravolis.
Necklace wonders!
This is a new pattern that I made up...my very first one! 
(I do not believe there are ANY new patterns, just ideas
taken from one detail and added to another.) 
This necklace was inspired by Venetia Perry's "Enchanted Necklace" from Beadwork Magazine.  Her pattern called for "bead crochet" but I don't know how to do that so I used
a herringbone design instead.  
Both of these necklaces were made from the same pattern.  
Don't they look different?
The first one is so sparkly and glitters when the sun hits it because of the Swarvoski crystals and the beautiful hex cut beads. 
The teal is such a beautiful fresh look with the pearls and the
Turquoise stone piece......and then the third bracelet.....
 
Another bracelet....to match.
What do you think? 
Fifth Bracelet
I have a sweet friend, Jimmie Boatright, that just started teaching beading a year or so ago at
Atlanta Bead Market. 
She made the patchwork squares done up with beautiful bright  blues and a vintage colbalt rectangle crystal in the centers. 
All I had were some kelly green ravoli crystals so that is what I used.  It is not a good picture but the greens are matt teals with kelly greens. 
Another Necklace Purse
Hero had this sweet purse at the Southern Bells get together so I HAD to make this  pattern!  I made the one in pinks and then decided to make it in my (presently) favorite colors.
Sixth Bracelet!
I had gotten some "helix" crystals from China.
I just "had" to do something with them. 
This was my attempt at bronze colors.
I am more of a teal/pinky/rose girl so this was a stretch for me.
I do like the way it turned out!

There are four more pieces
but I don't want to bore you so that is all for now...
(plus I don't have the photos yet...lol)

I have missed catching up on all of you but one can only do so many things in a day/night....on Friday I started beading at 3:00pm and found myself shocked when I heard the birds chirping at 8:30AM!!!  I had not even noticed that the sun was peeking out above the trees.
(now all I have to do is sell some of my pieces so I can continue to make new pieces and support my habit!!!)
Thank you for all of your concerns for my hubby.
It seems in the fall or sometime he did something to his back and he walks like a man of 90 now. 
(OF COURSE he won't go to the doctor so I have been babying him some but I don't want him to get to used to it!!! lol)
I MUST check out some of your posts but I have one more thing to tell you....
I went to work at a real honest to goodness job!
Yep!  A Paying job!
(now that will be a new experience...lol)
I now work one day a week
 (Wednesday's)
and
one Saturday a month at
On The Rocks!
(I changed the window to sunny flowers...lol)


And here is my boss!
Donna is a delight to work for
plus
I get to handle all of those lovely beads
and meet new beading friends!  
I am lovin' it!!  Stop in and bead with me anytime! 
So now you know where I have been...I have missed you ALL but will get back in the swing of things again soon.
Blessings to you all.  You are an important part of my whole being.
Sharon

19 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Sharon- Wow you have been busy busy!! I can't imagine all the hours that go into your gorgeous pieces!!

Love your creations!!

Hope all is going well for you! Have been so lax with my comments- seems like not enough time to get everything done these days!

bee blessed
mary

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

Hi Sharon,
Wow!!!they are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!
I like them all.
Your pattern is very unique, I love the necklace. The butterfly bracelet is great. I'm planning to stop by this wednesday to see you
if you are at the store.

Blessings,
Hero

Cindy said...

My goodness, your beaded jewelry is just out of this world. I am just in awe visiting your blog and seeing your spectacular creations! Will be in touch - have a great time at your new job. It sure looks like a fun place to work!

Diane said...

Your jewelry is amazing, and what a great place for you to work!

Lisa said...

Your work is beautiful...have fun at your new job! I hope your husband's back gets to feeling better soon.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

You certainly have been a very busy girl... Oh everything is so very lovely.... Glad to see al is well....

Maija said...

Beautiful beaded creations!! I am so thrilled I have one of my very own!!

kathy said...

Bella !!!!-- so beautiful -- Love your creations -- you have been a busy girl --- Hope hub feels better soon - a chiropractor may be in order - Kathy - ga ♥

Handiworks by Janice said...

Sharon,

I love seeing your creations. They are beyond beautiful! Hope your new job goes well for you. Good luck in everything.

Blessings, Janice /Handiworks by Janice
(from Southern Belles Bloggers)

alankarshilpa said...

Phew! My were you busy. What beautiful jewelry you make and such intense work. Every time I visit your blog I feel that.

Hope your new job works out with your artistic nature. Take care my friend. God bless you and your family.
PS I love the 5th one - the bracelet best. It is so elegant . Each one is.- Dita

Charlene said...

LOVE all the necklaces you have shown in this post!!!!! You have been a busy bee. I feel bad just showing the ONE necklace I finished in my most recent post. AND the sad thing is I started it in a class back in March & finished it in April. SHAME on me! I need to be more like you! I read the post about your hubby. How terrible. I bet you did just about freak out. I would have for sure. Glad you are both OK. He is still doing good right? Charlene

shiborigirl said...

OMG, Sharon,

I'm exhausted from seeing all that you've accomplished recently. Kudos to you for finishing so many gorgeous pieces.

Thanks for your wonderful comment on my recent post. I had such a good time making that necklace - another is in the works now. ;)

Kate

Beadwright said...

Hey girl, it is so nice to know you have been doing fun things. The beading is beautiful and the job looks like a fun place too.
I have missed you.
I am home until next week. Then off to AZ and TX.
Nicole/Beadwright

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hi Sharon,
I have been busy too, and have missed you, missed looking at a million blogs for hours,,so many now I can't keep up.
These pieces are so wonderful, I mean I can't even express how impressed I am. A wonderful skill you have my friend.
What a great place to work, so perfect for you!
Love
Marcie

aBohemianMarket said...

Mrs. Sharon:
You are awesome!!! Everything is so beautiful/exquisite/creatively wonderful. I wish the bracelet you made me had not got waylaid at the post office : (
How cool to go to work where you love to be : ) You will make lots of friends and I am sure you will share your knowledge of beading.
I hope your husband is feeling better because I know about walking like you are 90 years old. My Dad use to tell me I was as stubborn as a Missouri mule : ) Sound familiar? I still have my spine problems but they get better with each surgery except I heal very slowly now.
I am glad you sound so happy!!!
Love & Peace
carole
Have you had a chance to use those pink vintage beads?

Anonymous said...

Every think is so beautiful.
so much talent .
Ruth

Marcia Antle said...

May Brisebois??? Was she at the Southern Bloggers party? Where is her shop?

Girl, you have been busy! Wow, those pieces are all gorgeous, as usual!

Let me know after you have worked a while at the shop - do you have more $$$ coming IN or going OUT??? *HEHEHEHE*

Loves, QueenMarcy

Gabriela said...

HI! I am not sure why I can't find a link to your shop? I thought I had seen it on etsy?

SuzyQ said...

WOW!!! Your Butterfly bracelet is GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for your creativity and sharing your beautiful work :)
Susan Mandel

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