Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Beginners Beginnings

I have the bloggiest of daughters http://jessicamae3.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&updated-max=2009-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=2 and http://limesncoconut.blogspot.com/ who was relentless about me blogging. Is it misery loves company or does she indeed think I have something to say?
Wow. I have lived my whole life waiting for my children to think I have something important to say. So based on the assumption that at least one of the four want to hear from me, I begin.

As an introduction, I am a happily married, retired, mother of four children and seven grandchildren. I am very proud of all of them and tend to brag. I have always had a "project" or two going. I macramed, raised and trained Bulldogs for show, crocheted, and taught health and physical education. I am now a judge for Bulldogs and French Bulldogs in AKC shows. I am also a recent (March 08) Seedbeader. I have found a passion, or is it just another of my compulsions?

I took a class at the Volusia County Fair Grounds at a Down the Street Bead Show early in March of this year. I bought a kit from Jenny of http://www.madchiwawadesigns.com/and then paid a little extra and spent about 3 hours learning. I had never beaded before, but had a seedbead book I had owned for a year. I learned Russian Spiral from Jenny and have been trying to learn more and more via the Internet ever since.



I will try to learn how to add pictures and other things that may be of interest.

Bye for now...duty calls!

23 comments:

jessicamae3 said...

HOLY SMOKES!!!! You did it!
YAY! I can't wait to see what happens! All you have to do is click on the picture button and upload your pics. Go for it!
YAY!

Nicole P said...

Wow, did you make the piece in your header pic? That is gorgeous!

Jingle said...

Congratulations on your brand new blog! Seedbeading simply amazes me! I can't wait to see more of you work! That piece you have in your header looks really neat! I'd love to see tutorials, too! I will be back to visit!!!

joscelyne cutchens said...

How funny about the compulsions... I used to breed and show CFA persians and exotics... and considered the requirements for becoming a judge. My current compulsion is photography, photoediting, and scrapbooking. :)

jamie08 said...

The bracelet in your header is beautiful. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Will be checking back soon.

obxpatti said...

I just love that bracelet in your header. Can't wait to see more pictures of your work. Do you have an etsy store yet?

Debbie said...

Gorgeous bracelet!! Hope you will post more of your jewelry. And you've only been making them for such a short time, amazing!!

Harley Dee said...

I can't wait to see more of your beadwork. I used to do it some, but then full-time work put it on the backburner. Maybe your blog will inspire me to start it up again :)

Sandy/tx-nana-scraps said...

What a great hobby, to be able to make beautiful jewelry. I'm retired too and two granddaughters. Your bracelet on your blog is beautiful. Can't wait to see more of your work.

Dee said...

your work is STUNNING! you definitely need to open an etsy . . . simply gorgeous!!

Stacy said...

Love the bracelet. I've never seen one quite like that one. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!!!

ScrappinMama said...

This type of beading is SO beautiful! I have never heard of it before, but it looks to interesting and time-cosuming. I can't wait to see more of your work! :)

Ria, Craftyria, Tiggeria said...

That is a beautiful bracelet! I'm a bracelet addict and think it's absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on your blog. I can't wait to see more of your beautiful work!

Marilyn said...

Gorgous braclet! I can't wait to see more. I have tons of seed beads and can never find a use for them! I will be checking in from time to time!

June said...

Just luv the braclet...Can't wait to see what else you're going to be posting...welcome to the world of blogging...keep up the great work...

Samantha said...

I love your work!! Congrats on this new blog. I am fellow beader, too, if you ever want to hop on over to my blog.

Have fun with your new adventure!

Cheeky said...

Those are completely gorgeous!! WELCOME to the blogging world.....

Amber (tink13) said...

Congrats on your new blog. I love your work. It is so beautiful. I can't wait to see more of your work.

tigardlilly said...

They are all so pretty! Congrats on your new blog.

Kim said...

WOW! Those bracelets are so beautiful! You are really talented! I also love the one in your header! I can't wait to see more!

Kim
destiny1

Q said...

beautiful! I love the first and fourth one down you posted in your sample pic. Congrats on the new blog and I look forward to checking out new creations.

scrappin{jewlz} said...

Beautiful bracelets!!

I have a lot of seedbeads (I used to have a beading loom) but don't seem to have time to bead anymore.

I love the pink bracelet, and the one in your header is fabulous! You are very talented, and I can't wait to see more!

Congrats on the new blog!

Mylee said...

Your bracelets are gorgeous!!!! Keep up the awesome work and keep posting pictures!!!! I can't wait to see what else you make!!!!