Sunday, October 31, 2010

I wish I had a picture...

It's Halloween, one of my very favorite holidays. I have taken to this holiday with such fervor. In the sixth grade when I heard my teacher say those magical words, " we are going to let you wear your Halloween costumes to school," I went nuts. I knew I had to have something really special, not just your typical princess costume. It hit my like a ton of bricks, "Super Chicken!" At this time, 1978, there was no super chicken but I saw it in my minds eye. I took an old t-shirt and cut out feathers from yellow cloth and covered it, my mom saw the idea and jumped in making me faux chicken feet, legs and head. Needless to say it was a huge hit at my school. Fast forward to my college days. There was a local bar offering big prizes for best costume. I racked my brain, instead of studying and came up with "Gumby." The way Eddie Murphy played him on SNL. I made the whole thing out of foam rubber and sprayed it with a ton of green spray paint, to say it was flammable was an understatement. I won first place at the local bar, my friends smelling a sweet took me from bar to bar. I won them all. I can tell you it was the most frightening experience, with all of those lit cigarettes around me. It was a blast, I loved it and all of the fun that goes with it. I miss those days, now I must be the one giving out candy and congratulating those who hit the mark of costume excellence! If only someone had a picture of me in that Gumby outfit, dammit!

Bridal Jewelry

Did you know you can order custom jewelry for your wedding at the Bead Bug. Here are some photos of some recent orders. We use sterling silver, pearls and crystals all customized to your specifications for you and your wedding party. Stop by and talk to Mary for a consultation on creating heirloom jewelry for your special day.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pretty Little Charms

I have been busy creating all kinds of jewelry preparing for my upcoming shows. Here are some pretty little charms I made the other night. They will be added to some necklaces that need a little extra pizazz. If you have not tried using resin yet, I would encourage you to go ahead and take the plunge. It really isn't that scary and the results are fabulous. I used Little Windows resin for these charms. It is easy to use, no odor and very little bubbles to deal with. Start looking around at all the little cool things you have collected and could imbed in the resin. I bought a boat load of these bezels and will probably be listing some in my etsy shop if you are interested. Email if you need more info!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Queen Bee Necklace

I just love this new necklace I made. I am just love the little bee I used . I think it must strike a cord with a lot of women, because I am getting a lot of "buzz" about it lol. I listed another one in my Artfire if you too are a Queen Bee.