Thursday, January 31, 2013

AJE Component of the Month Teaser

Only a few more hours until the big reveal for this months Component of the Month.

Karen Totten of Starry Road Studio made these amazing Beads!

See that wonderful Red one bottom right, that's my beauty!!

Here's a sneak peek at what I made!!
I actually finished it!

I'm really excited to share the finished piece and see what everybody else has created!

See you all back here tomorrow!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Bead Cruise 2013

One of these days I'm going to go on this Bead Cruise!!
But until then
 I'm very happy that one of my Copper Components is being used in one of the classes!!

Beverly Herman is teaching this wonderful Queen Wanna Bead class using my Ammonite Cabochons!
Isn't it fabulous!


Friday, January 25, 2013

Earrings Everyday AND...

Please take a look at the newest pair of earrings I created for the

And if you like what you see I've made some components as well.

Stylized Copper Inca Arrowhead

I'm creating alot but not listing much on Etsy these days
 because I'll be a vendor at the
 Whole Bead Show
 May 3-5 at the Lynnwood Convention Center.

Stylized Copper Ripples Arrowhead

But if you would like to purchase any of these just let me know.

Copper V's

Trilobite and Ammonite

And in case you missed seeing the above earrings I made them a few days ago with a pair of the V components, they are available HERE in my Etsy Shop.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

WBW Backyard and Beyond

It's been a few weeks since I've shared so I have alot of pics
 both from my backyard and out and about.

What appears to be a one legged Spotted Towhee but it may just have it's leg tucked up to keep warm, it hopped around this way for a long time so I'm not sure.

Pileated Woodpecker flapping around in an effort to not let the group of crows that are milling around push it out, but it didn't last long. I actually don't have many crows often but yesterday I had a large group coming in to the yard numerous times.

Beautiful little Female Varied Thrush! So rare to get an unobstructed shot.

Male Varied Thrush. Several times he perched on the top of the chain link but never for long, I don't know how many times I tried to get it's picture but before I could focus in on it he would pop to the ground.
Still I love this picture!

One of my beautiful little Anna's Hummingbird that are staying with me for the winter.

Peek A Boo!!

The first Hairy Woodpecker I've seen in my back yard, she hung here for a good 15 minutes.

I recently discovered a good area for birds not far from my house. It's at a wastewater treatment plant called Brightwater. They have done a nice job naturalizing and even though the much of the vegetation is still immature there are lots of birds hanging around. I'm really looking forward to seeing what spring brings and what it will be like in a few years as it matures.
This lovely little Female Mallard gave me a beautiful photo op, she is posing perfectly and her reflection in  the water is stunning!

Great Blue Heron quite a distance away on the opposite side of a large pond.
 Caught it with a rare ray of sunshine on it.

Double Crested Cormorant. This photo was actually from a few weeks ago, this area of the pond is frozen over and I didn't see him yesterday.

Male Bufflehead and Male Green Winged Teal


Monday, January 21, 2013

Little Heart Update

Finally got some Hearts listed in my Etsy shop!
Plus a new pair of Earrings, the first ones I've made for the next AJE Earring Challenge.

Copper hearts with that rustic touch.


Sunday, January 20, 2013

AJE Earring Challenge - Reveal 1

Today is the first Reveal in the AJE Earring Challenge,
the goal is to make a pair of earrings each week and reveal them every other Sunday.
These were a new design for me and I've now made a few pair, I think they are so much fun!!

These funky earrings were the restult of a bracelet challenge, yes bracelet!!
The spirals were a link in a bracelet I was constructing for the
which so far is unfinished especially since I have to replace the bits I stole to make these earrings.
Click HERE to see all the wonderful Earring Challenge Participants.
Both of these pair of earrings are sold but there are lots more to come and lots of earrings available in my Etsy Shop.


Friday, January 18, 2013

Copper Hearts

Look for these hearts in a little shop update tomorrow.
Stained Glass
Ambossed Paisley and Floral


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Aladdin's Lamp Earrings in Step By Step Wire Jewelry Magazine

Here's a milestone in my artistic journey.
 My Aladdin's Lamp Earrings are a featured project in Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine.
They were also lovely enough to share a sneak peek on the cover!!

I received the magazine in the mail yesterday and they will be available on the newstands Jan 22nd.
They are available for Digital Download HERE.

Aladdin's Lamp Earrings are available in HERE.

Beautiful Lampwork Beads by Angie Ramey of Beadaddicts.Etsy


Saturday, January 12, 2013

I Heart Macro Frosty

 Freezing the whole day today, caught what's left of a spider web covered with frost.
And frost covering the top of our yard waste container, so pretty!

 studio waterstone