Sunday, November 3, 2013

Catch up and Something Completely Different

Remember when I said a client and friend passed away a couple months ago? Well, she was a beader and she left me all her beads and findings, at first I was going to give them away, but then I thought since my art sales are not exactly good right now, I might try my hand at beading. I did it in my 20's, so I am a bit rusty, but like riding a bike it comes back to you. These are my first efforts and I am sure I will get much more creative as I go, it is great fun and very addictive. I will be putting them in my ETSY shop this week, but if you would like anything here let me know, I take paypal or a check. I am not sure of what I have, some brass, glass and plastic beads for sure. Prices are 25 for the top two and 20 for the bottom two pairs, I can't get a great photo of the necklace, but here I have a close up in the last photo. I will be beading all November and will be sharing with you my efforts.
I have been busy, one of my best friends from the bay area came for a long overdo visit, M is pictured here, we ate out a lot and my favorites were the Love Apple (the photo of the steeple) and The Old Martina's Hall, (the bar pictured above), out of this world great food. We took a trip to Santa Fe and these photos are of buildings and things we saw around Canyon Road. We had so much fun and now I miss her more than ever. She brought me the best gift, a juicer! I have been making yummy juice all week. I love you dear one.
The last photo is of our first snow last week.
That is about it for me. Let me know what you think of the jewelery! XOXO


Lori ann said...

wow! snow!

how wonderful you had such a good time with your friend, that's the best. your earrings are so pretty, i think it's a great idea annie, they will make perfect gifts for christmas.

i wrote a post i think you would really like to see, so i'll share the link here with you:

have a wonderful week!

Annie said...

Thank you sweetie. I am off to see your post. xoxo

Barbara/myth maker said...

Nice work, Annie. I especially like the 3rd ones. It is very special that your friend lift you her beading supplies. Enjoy them, and make beautiful things, as you are now.

Annie said...

Barbara, thank you, I think she is smiling that I am putting them to good use :-). I hope you are well and recovering. Thinking of you. xoxo

Judy Shreve said...

Annie - what fun to get to hang out with a good friend! That's the best. Loving your beadwork - you are so talented!

Annie said...

Judy, Thank you sweetie. And yes it was like old times with M, I wish all my bay area friends could come, I miss them a lot. xoxo

lynne h said...

annie, i wish you well with beading! i'm a former bead addict myself. now i'm a paint addict, lol.

a juicer, wow, how nice. i wish you happy juice drinking, too. : )


Annie said...

Lynne, I am still very much a paint addict, just want to make some things for Christmas, I think I can be addicted to both LOL :-).xoxo

Unknown said...

Hi Annie! Great earrings - I especially love the first two pairs. You seem to have a knack for this beading thing - I think your friend knew that. :) I'm glad you got to see your buddy and hang out. Great pics - love the R2D2. :) xo

Annie said...

Pam, Thank you sweetie, I was waiting for someone to comment on R2D2, no wonder it was you :-). xoxo

kj said...

Your beads look great and your friend looks great. And oh Santa Fe. I recognize these sites .

Wishing you prosperity for the holidays, Annie. Figure it's started already with the wealth of a good friend xo


Annie said...

Kj, Yes, Friends are the greatest wealth next to family and health :-), but
I could use some cash too, major car repair in my near future...xoxo

Laura said...

how kind of your friend to leave these to you Annie. I really like your jewelry… it is always good to explore and see where new media will lead you.

Please consider yourself officially invited to participate this year's 5th Annual Gratitude (word) Quilt. Instructions (it is very simple) and a link that explains the origin of the word quilt can be found at the top of my blog. In past years there have been participants from every continent except Antarctica.It wouldn't be the same without you:-)

Annie said...

Laura, Hi darling, I have not been to visit you for a long while. I would love to be in the quilt. Has it been a year already :-). xoxo