Saturday, August 18, 2012

Time Alone is the best Grrl Time

Do I hear a Amen?!!

My Grrl Time has been sorely lacking!

I'm so busy as of late with work, backed up emails, designs waiting to be photographed, and friends being ignored! But mostly me being neglected!

After some heart to heart with me, I've decided to work on my relationship with me!

The typical awesome caregiver! I'm great at my job of taking care of others like they are my own family, but then I have nothing to give myself after a day of work.

Well all thatz about to change! No more putting me last!

Can you relate?

So I'm going on a date with my fav grrl!

Commited to doing this weekly. Movie, eating out & hang out in the locale B&N. Then maybe some watching the sunset on the river time.......

Do you do this? I've so missed my me time!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Summertime Funkitis

I have been so m.i.a. when it comes to my sweet sunny blog! I know in August every year this happens, a trend no doubt!

I tend to get in my annual Summer Funkitis... This year is no different. I slow way down, bury my head in a book, go mall (clearance) shopping & catch up on siesta's... It's just to hot to move somedays... I channel my inner lazy dog,

I guess you could say I get into hibernation mode... This time of year in Florida I call our winter!
I start the Summer Season with all kinds of creative & exciting plans! But by August I'm barely moving! LoL!

What's a grrl to do to get out of a funkitis? Drive 45 minutes for a three day Summer Beach Vacation to Ormond Beach!
Flagler Beach Pier
Yummy Taco Stand in Flagler Beach
Tony with Taco Bliss!
Me enjoying our food Bliss!
Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna
Gorgeous Beach Day!
Hmmm yah! Rita's Custard Total Bliss!
Last View of our Hotel Room..... And a few days away of no work and lazy beach dayz is just what we needed!!!
Thats mE minus my Summer Funk! And all we did is take a little drive down the road to Summer Bliss!

Friday, August 10, 2012

6th Bead SOUP Blog Party 2nd Reveal

Yah thats right!
Time to pour the sweet organic tea, kick your flip flops off and join da party!

 We have a rockin Hostess, Lori Anderson, who created the party that everyone wants a invite to! Strictly A-List folx attending (that's you!). My partner this time around is Tammie Everly of TTE Designs! She's a very creative designer & makes amazing Polymer Clay Art Beads & Pendants! You can check out her lovely blog here, she has a Etsy Shoppe here, Tammie's Artfire Shoppe here.

This is the Bead Soup she handpicked for me! Including her Custom Clay Focal beads & more! Way way way out of my comfort zone.



But once I wrapped my brain around a recipe I just went with it! These creations were finished while we were staying in a Oceanfront Hotel Room listening to the waves for a much needed Vacation break this Summer. Ormond Beach, Florida here's the hotel room!



Ok without further ado.. I was only able to do two designs. My work schedule had me running from work to home, to work again! And I just knew I wanted to use the newest Sari Silk Ribbons that I had got in. So here we go.....

Sari Sari Autumn Nites Necklace




I used the focal bead and accent smaller focal from Tammie's Custom Clay Designs. I used lots of beautiful fall flavored Sari Recycled Ribbon, Czech glass accent beads, tiny vintage plastic flower beads, goldtone chain, and a beautiful clasp that was created by Tammie! I wire wrapped Czech glass autumn shades of glass lined beads and created a connector between the Large Focal and the smaller focal. The tassel is chain and Czech glass Autumn faceted beads, the vintage plastic flower beads, and a goldtone feather to keep the Autumn vibe alive!

Second Design is of course a bracelet! Life just wouldn't be complete without one!




Sari Sari Autumn Afternoons Bracelet




Lot's of lovely Sari Ribbon, again a beautiful Focal bead from Tammie that she created, glass beads and vintage plastic flowers!  Goldtone change and lots of fun details!

Let's keep the party going!
I leave you with another view from our Hotel room!

Ciao
Shanti


Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
Adlinah Kamsir, Dream Struck Designs
Adrienn Lukacs, Raszputyin Designs
Agata Grygiel, Cytherea Bijoux 
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade 
Amy Dickerson, Damyjo Designs 
Amy Schmidt, Amy's Treasure 
Amy Severino, Amy Beads 
Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations
Anke Humpert, Anart Island Studios
Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
April Grinaway, Brooklyn Bead Goddess 
Ashley Bunting, Miss Ashely Kate 
Astrid Boyce, Astrid Boyce Beads 
B.R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem Studios 
Barbe Saint John, Saints and Sinners
Beata Benkone Meggyesi, Beahobbi
Brandy McNair, Bella Vita Handmade Jewelry 
 Bryna Lumb, Bryna's Bead Box
Carmen Lau, Little Maketto
Cate van Alphen, Fulgorine
Cathie Carroll, Cathie Carroll's Studio
Cathy Khoury, Touch Jewelry 
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads 
 Collette Collins, Fire Fly Myst Artisan Jewelry
Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul 
Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
Deana Hager, Just Deez'Art & Life
Debbie Phenes, Deb Joy Sing
Dhea Powers, Java Bead
Diana Welte, Lilyweeds
Dita Basu, alankarshilpa
Dorota Zeranska, gdymamczas 
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Eva Sherman, Eva Sherman Designs
Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead and Metal Works
Francy Inman, Francy's Studio
Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Giorgia Rossini, Jo in Wonderland
Ine Vande Cappelle, Jewels by Ine 
Iveth Caruso, Creative Atelier 
JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
Jackie Ryan, Kydo Jewellery
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
Jelveh Jaferian, Jelveh Designs
Jenna Tomalka, Twin Birch Studio
Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Beads
Jennifer Van Horn, Jennifers Jewels and Junk
Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
Johanna Rhodes-Nash, Fire Phoenix Creations 
 Joyce Blair, Bent Wire West Coast
JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
Karen Vincent, Swallow Tail Jewellery
Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
Kayla Potega, The Eclectic Element 
Kim Dworak, CianciBlue
Kris Lanae Binsfeld, Cherish Designs by Kris Lanae
Kristen Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
Kumi Fisher, Malie Kai Designs
Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
Lennis Carrier, Windbent
Leslie Wayment, AA Beads & More
Linda Murphy, Bonita Bead
Lisa Johnson, Whimsey Wonders
Lisa Sittniewski, Love, Yesterdays
Lois Moon, Que Onda, Q'Town?
Lola Surwillo, Bead Lola Bead
Lorelei Eurto, Lorelei's Blog
Lori Bowring Michaud, Artfully Ornamental
Lori Finney, Using My Beads
Margareta Saari, Mags-koruja
Maria Horvath, Horimarika Beads
Marian Hertzog, M's Place
 Mary Ellen Parker, BeeTree by m.e.
Mary K McGraw, MK's Creative Musings
MaryLou Holvenstot, time2cre8 
Martha Aleo, Ornamento
 Maybeline Tay, The Jewelry Larder
Megan Collins, Churchy & Her Sailor
Melissa Meman, Art. Life. Love.
Melissa Mesara, One-Eared Pig Beads
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pam Farren, re-maker
Pam Hurst, Pam Hurst Designs
Patricia Handschuh, The Color of Dreams
Patty Miller, CabariBeads
Penney Klapoth, Faerie Acres
Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
Rhea Freitag, starrgazer creates
Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
Sabine Dittrich, PerlenDschungel
Sandra McGriff, Creative Chaos
Sandra Neights, Petalo Azul
Sandra Young, It's a Bead Life!
Sara Oehler, SoftFlex Girl
Saturday Sequins, Saturday Sequins
Shanti Johnson, Sunshine Bliss
Shari Replogle, Plays With Paper
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stefanie Teufel, Stefanies Sammelsurium
Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
Tania Spivey, Moobie Grace Designs
Therese Frank, Therese's Treasures
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends 
Tracey Nanstad, A Beadiful Mess
Tracy Choy, BumbleBeads Designs
Valerie Norton, Hot Art