Saturday, December 31, 2011

Bead&Button Show time zone difference

So, I'm double-checking the time opening for Bead&Button Show Class Registration, and I can never remember the time difference between here and Milwaukee, so I google to find a time zone page, and this is what comes up: . Turn on your speakers for a real treat. Just let it talk. Do not do this at work, or if you're easily offended! Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.....with Wine Glasses!

A friend of mine posted a video of this guy on Facebook playing another song, and when I viewed it, the Dance of the SugarPlum Fairy came up!  It's the perfect time of the year for this too don't you think?  Enjoy!

Saturday, December 24, 2011


This year for the holiday season, my husband and I decided to spread some cheer by fostering a dog that would have otherwise been put to sleep.  We named him Magellan, and call him Gelly.  He's only been with us a short while, but he's warmed up quickly, and we're helping to train him so that he can find a forever home.  Here are a few pics of his first few days as he was getting accustomed to our family (and our Delica was getting accustomed to him ;)  Please consider fostering, adopting, or volunteering to help the furry ones who cannot help themselves. Visit pPaws Forward Denver to see how you can help in the Denver metro area :)  Enjoy!

 Gelly in my bead shop.  He had literally been there for 10 minutes at this point.  Delica didn't know what to think of him as you can see by the look on her face!
 We bought this huge dog bed for Gelly, and her royal highness Delica took it over immediately.  She figures that, as the alpha dog of the house, she should have her pick...he didn't seem to mind.
Gelly seemed to never have played with toys before, so we bought him a few for 'big dogs', and instead he took over all of Delica's little plushy toys!  We call this the Gelly Dragon Hoard.  He literally collected all of the toys he could find and brought them to this futon to keep an eye on ;) 

Monday, December 19, 2011

A little holiday crafting....

If you follow me at all, you already know that I own a bead shop and, contrary to popular belief, I don't only make jewelry there!   I create everything from wearable art, to car ornaments, to home decor, and will crystallize just about anything if given half a chance.  The past few weeks have been filled with customer requests that simply MUST be done before Christmas.  In turn, I have managed to churn out quite a few unexpected pleasures lately.  Sometimes I even amaze myself ;)  Here are a few of the many that will inevitably make it onto this blog.....Enjoy!

 Mini Crystal Chandelier.  Commissioned for a customer's friends' Christmas tree, but I want one for my car in a bad way.  At least I know where to get one ;)
 A vintage lucite flower with Crystal-studded ball, chain, and Antiqued Silver pewter wing on a pre-existing chain.
Simple, but sweet, this little finding was personalized with the family's birthstones in Swarovski Crystal, then added to a simple noodle chain.  I'm kind of in love with it ;)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Carol of the Bellydancer....

My friend, and fellow bellydancer Naima Sultana performing an improv Isis Wings interpretation of Carol of the Bells....Enjoy!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Update on THE BAG

It's been a while since I've been able to sit down and work on THE BAG.  The back is within 10 or so hours of being finished, then I will move on to the bottom and underflap.  This one has been a long time in the making, and I hope to finish it within the next year.  We'll see ;)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday Swing at Denver International Airport

This is a great video of a flash mob that performed at the Denver International Airport on November 22nd.  Enjoy!