Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Beads,Beads and more Beads

A generous Giveaway is on the horizon,you simply must check it out!Since I'm new to using beads,this one is right up my alley.hehehehe.Just click on the link to enter this awesome giveaway!


Speaking of beads..I would like to thank Connie for inspiring me to organize a little corner of my space.After I had a peak at her gorgeous studio which you can drool over here http://ceostudiosolutions.blogspot.com/2010/06/welcome-to-my-studio-makeover.html I knew something had to be done! Like I said before,in the past, I really didn't use beads all that often,but lately the use of beads have become a vital part of my creations.So my frustrations as of late have been my bowls of mismatched beads in which I can never find what I need.Of course I did not organize as beautifully as Connie,but I can give you one tip..use screw on caps if you plan on separating them.I originally purchased snap on lids and every time I picked one up the beads would come flying out.

Thanks Connie for the inspiration!!

And as life often takes you for a ride,after I recruited the children in separating my beads and they started to sparkle in my window,I was inspired to create something new.I have seen so many lovely cuffs and never attempted due to my lack of experience with the sewing machine.Well lately my mantra has been..."The machine is my friend..the machine is my friend"...hey.. don't laugh..whatever helps the brain to focus right...well I'm finally getting used to the sweet singing Singer,and mustered up the nerve to make some cuffs.

As always,
thank you so much for stopping by


Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhh, Cat!!! I LOVE your bangles and your bead solution is wonderful! They look so fantastic and colorful on your windowsill. Thanks for stopping by to comment! It's always a treat to hear from you!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Anonymous said...

Another winner, Cat! Love these muslin cuffs...absolutely beautiful! Would love to share them on FB...may I? Some polymer clay beads would look fantantic on them as well.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Oh, these cuffs are cool, and hope that they appear on your etsy site asap!

Brenda LaBell said...

Cat, I love the sparkle of your beads in the window, what a decorative and functional idea!! Love your cuffs, very cool!!

BTW, did you get my email?


luthien said...

oh my ... your beads collection is fabulous!! and they are in themselves showcases ... it's a great idea to put them in transparent cases and display them on the window sills. i'm sure when there is enough light, they look beautiful!
and i love those cuffs too :) you are such an inspiration!

Lynn Stevens said...

Cat all those beads look like candy in a store window! Beautiful!
and just look at what your doing with them already, such fun cuffs with all those yummy beads. I can't believe you did so many that fast!

Lori ann said...

How fantastic! what a great and inspiring post. I love that your children helped you and these cuffs are gorgeous. You are so amazingly talented. are they going to be for sale?

DW Quilt Art said...

Cuffs are very unique! Great job! And love the colorful beads in the window...so pretty! Thanks for stopping by and your kind words :-) Hugs, Diane

Jingle said...

Those cuffs are amazing! Absolutely beautiful!!!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Cat, the sewing machine is indeed your friend! Those cuffs are amazing. I am also flattered and appreciative that you mentioned me (of all people) on your post. Your beads look very tempting in your window. Wow!!! I find it very therapeutic sorting them. YOU are amazing. Connie

Stacy Olson said...

Great article thanks for sharing your beadwork. Stop by and visit this beading site I posted for more bead stuff!!

Kass said...

Love the randomness of the stitching. You must be so patient to do this kind of work.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i'm going to do some organizing as well. i've enjoyed my visit to your blog. lots of creative stuff going on!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

these are amazing pieces! I love the colors and your beading is just gorgeous! Hope you are enjoying summer so far! :)

Brenda LaBell said...

I so love your cuffs!!! You always come up with such amazing creations and ideas!!

I also wanted to let you know that I posted your Woolly Creations on my blog with a link back to you as part of our Wool Challenge. Also did you list them, I couldn't find them???

I can't wait to see what you come up with next with your wool!!

Have a super weekend Cat!!
((Big Hugs))

Laura Haviland said...

Oh Cat "how thrilling" and a beautiful site. I love the beads in the window,so artful.
The cuffs are the coolest ever,love love love them a lot.LOL
I enjoy visiting you so much.
Thank you for your today quote,I needed to read that today. I am struggling a bit with some family health issue's and that gave me strength again.
Your such an inspiration darling Talent Cat.
Thanks again for sharing, delightful. Hugs Laura.xoxx

Lisa said...

Cat, I love the way the containers, of beads look in the window. I bet it does sparkle when the light hits! As for the cuffs, they are wonderful...muster up the courage? You're a pro!

Hugs to you, Lisa

Cindy said...

Cat, just look at those beautiful, colorful (organized!) beads in the window! Mine are still all over in little baggies in plastic tubs...easy to stack but certainly not attractive.
Your new fabric cuffs are so cool. I am always so amazed at the many ways you express yourself artistically! The photography is just excellent, btw.