Friday, April 29, 2011

Blue Fox Glass is Here!

Our fourth artist has arrived and is ready to show her stuff! 
The porch is lined with her whimsical wind chimes.

Sale Day!

 Three of the 4 artists for this weekends sale are set up. 
Check out this slide show for a preview of what you will see when you come and visit!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Noelle Morris Photography

A sampling of some shots you might see this weekend at my spring sale! Living in the Northwest has allowed Noelle to capture shots of some of her favorite scenery.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Eastern Wind Glass

Dixie of Eastern Wind Glass is another of the artists that you will meet at my spring sale. Besides her beautiful glass ware she also teaches classes and does stained glass restoration out of her shop that is housed within Claywerks Studio on Callow Ave in Bremerton.

Learn to make fused glass plates and vases, glass mosaics or how to do traditional stained glass work. See her current class schedule on her website

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Blue Fox Glass

Kandyse of Blue Fox Glass is one of the artists whose work you will see this weekend at my spring show. She specializes in FUNctional art glass.Kandyse had done stained glass for 15+ years, but when she purchased a kiln in August 2009, fusing glass became her new addiction. Here is some of her work. Check out her website for many more pictures of dishes, coasters, wind chimes and stained glass.

 Pebble dishes, her latest creations!
 She has dishes and coaster in many colors and designs.
 An experiment that I think is really cool!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Turquoise etc.

New designs with turquoise. I have been wearing turquoise since I was in high school. It never seems to go out of style and it is not just for cowgirls anymore!  These have not yet made it to my online store so if you see something you like please send me an email.

All have been  SOLD

Turquoise bracelets and earrings with sterling silver and silver plated beads. 

Small turquoise nuggets and a silver plated pillow heart with a heart shaped pewter clasp.

A jasper and copper pendant with turquoise and glass copper beads. Antiqued copper clasp. 

This is not turquoise - it is magnesite. A magic jasper pendant, bronze colored pearls, 
copper glass beads and copper beads and clasp.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Art Show & Sale

Noelle Morris Photography
Beadware's Spring Art Show & Sale is next Friday eve 4-8pm and Saturday 10-4pm at my studio in Southworth. Hopefully you are on my mailing list and got your personal invitation. If not just send me an email.

This years event features Beadware, Noelle Morris Photography, Eastern Wind Glass and Blue Fox Glass. Click the links to learn about stained glass classes and see examples of the beautiful glass work that will be on display.  

There will be lots of pretty things. Perfect gifts for graduations, showers, Mothers Day and birthdays. Or a gift for yourself!  View a short slide show of last years show to see what you can expect.

It will be fun, hope you can join us!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursdays Work

 Today I continued making earrings. One way I keep my costs down (and thus my prices) is to work in assembly line fashion. I select beads and parts and lay them out. Then I work on several pairs at once, repeating the same step on each pair before moving on to the next step.

All have been  SOLD

And I still have at least this many pairs laid out and ready to assemble for tomorrow!


I seem to be on a theme this week for earrings - circles!
All have been  SOLD

I love working with copper. This year it is very popular as the price of other metals has risen dramatically.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

For Judy

A friend bought earrings similar to these at my holiday sale. She loves them and wanted more in different colors. I made a variety for her to choose from.
All have been  SOLD
Browns and purples. (The purple ones are spoken for. I will have to make more!)

Orange, black and greens

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Todays Work

Here are things I was working on today. I really like some of these new earring designs. 
The sun is out so now it is time to head out to the garden!
All have been  SOLD

Long Earrings

My friend is looking for some long earrings. Right now I have a limited selection but wanted her to see what her choices would be. For size reference the earring card is 3 1/4 inches tall. I have made much longer ones in the past - one of many things on my beading to-do list!

All have been  SOLD

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Friday Trunk Show!

Come visit Beadware this Friday, the 15th, Ladies Night Out, 5-8pm at Juliana in Port Orchard. A fabulous boutique with something for everyone: Womens clothing, jewelry, accessories, some childrens items, and home decor. Bring some girlfriends for some snacks and fun.

Monday, April 11, 2011

More Bangles!

I had a chance yesterday to list more of my ever popular bangles in my online shop. Blue iris, black and gold,  purple, pale lavender, and rainbow. They are so easy to wear, fun and indestructible! You can wear several at one time for a mix of colors.



Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pretty Treasures - Lots of Ideas

I recently stocked up on freshwater pearls and beautiful stones. My mind is spinning with all the ideas I have for using these treasures! Agates, turquoise, green opal jasper, picture jasper.... Rich colors and textures. They will become gorgeous necklaces! 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Colors of Bead Art Pins

This new batch of pins are in shades of blues, greens and purples. 
And at the end I added a few of the crazy colorful versions that started it all! They are $25 each.