July 2013

Bead Inspiration: Perfect Pairs    Wednesday, July 31, 2013

"Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world." 

~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

Bead Inspiration: Perfect Pairs    Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"Its wonderful when you can bring sparkle into peoples lives without fading away from your own true color. Keep the hue in you" ~ Dodinsky

Inspired by Nature Retreat    Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Bead Hoarders Blog Hop    Saturday, July 20, 2013

Bead Inspiration: Perfect Pairs    Sunday, July 14, 2013

"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get." ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

Bead Inspiration: Perfect Pairs    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach - waiting for a gift from the sea." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Dollar Store Shabby Chic Planters    Saturday, July 6, 2013

One of my summer projects has been to create an outdoor room on my patio for entertaining, a place to create outside and just a space for taking breaks during the day when a little sunshine and fresh air are needed.  It's been a slow process, using mostly what I have on hand and a few finds from markets and thrift stores.  

Summer Inspirations    Tuesday, July 2, 2013

My life via Instagram! I have been trying to find more balance between work and rest while I recover from Bell's Palsy - an unfortunate gift I woke up with the day before Bead & Button. I've been working through each day doing what I can. I'm almost back to full speed!

Bead Giveaway    Monday, July 1, 2013

It's been a busy time of experimenting in the studio this weekend.  These metallic accented wobble beads were one of the fruits of my labor.  I've been playing with different textures and finishes for a class I will be teaching at my fall retreat.  And while I love these, I think instead of listing them they will be a gift to someone in the bead world.  These are such a fun and trendy color!