Saturday, June 18, 2011

It's my Birthday I can to what I want to . . . tomorrow

Today is a very special day for many special people. Two weddings today: a sweet young couple with families from far away places, and a lovely, mature couple on the second time around. Beaming and blushing brides, proud and nervous grooms, beautiful music, flowers, dresses and jewelry. What's not to love about a wedding? And twenty-three years ago today, on my birthday, my husband was ordained as a deacon in the Episcopal Church, and the next day I met him for the very first time. I'd say I received the best birthday present every (thank you, GOD!)

Now that I am celebrating my 39th birthday (yet again), I think it is time to get out the fire extinguishers.

Oh, and tomorrow is Father's Day -- I Love you daddy.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Pewter Wings Take Flight

What do you do when your beloved pet dies? I was contacted by Marlene, who missed her sweet cockatiel Miah. She has a little shrine for her and wanted to add my parrot wings to the arrangement.
Marlene asked me to used Miah's coloring to inspire me and this is what I just finished.

I hope she likes it

In other news, it is my birthday week (39 . . . again!) and I will happily send a little something extra for purchases from my Etsy Shop from now until June 19th 11:59pm.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fairy Tale Bead Swap

Lori Anderson has done it again. Hop on over to her blog and see the list of talented beaders and check out what they have done. My mom recieved and enormous stash of lampwork beads from Stephanie Hassler and ended up making several lovely pieces.

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads

Courtney Breul, Beads By Breul

Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta

Evelyn Hall, Dragon Lady Evelyn

** My Mom-- Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box

Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Design
Tara Plote, Newbie Beader

Christine Brandel, A Hot Piece of Glass

Lisa Sittniewski, Alterity Art

Joanna Matuszczyk, Filcowe

Jenni Connolly, Jenni Bead

Geneva Collins, Torque Story

Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals

Sally Russick, Wireworked

Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas

Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found

**Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs

Shai Williams, Shaia's Ramblings

Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations

Now Hop on over to Mom's and Stephanie's blogs and see what they did with their beads. Enjoy the hop!