Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Handmade Black Friday to Cyber Monday Sale

Love My Art Jewelry Black Friday Sale

Hey everyone.
Before I get into these two birds
I wanted to let ya'll know I am going to be partaking in the 
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday festivities.
Use this code for 20% off... HOLIDAY13

I am going to have specials all weekend long so make sure to check out 
my facebook page for those as well.
If you would like to join in the fun, just click on the banner at the top of 
this post and you will find everything you need to know.

Have a wonderful Turkey Day and 
Happy Shopping!!


Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Fav at Micheladas Musings.

Happy Friday!!!
I know I have been mistreating my blog lately and
for that I am so sorry.
I am definitely going to try to be better at updating my blog weekly.
I mean some days I do have some pretty amazing things to say
and no one to listen to me.  HA!

Every friday at the Micheladas Musings facebook page
I have a Friday Fav.
This can be either an old or newer listing
but it has a twist..
Free shipping, free pair of earrings, 50% off..
You just never know what you are going to get.

Here is my Friday Fav for today!!

Today Only...
If you purchase this listing, 
 you will get free shipping on it as well as a pair of holiday earrings.
You have til midnight tonght =)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Bead Ruckus Reveal

It's that time again...
To reveal my piece from the Bead Ruckus kit.

The first necklace I am actually proud of... lol

I also made a matching bracelet and earrings to go with it.

Check back here on November 1, 2013 to see what our 
next kit will be.
Until then,
Have a great week.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

2nd Annual Octoberfest Blog Hop 2013

I keep asking myself,
"Just when did October get here?"
It seems like this year just flew right by.

This time of year is always my fav.
Basketball, the world series, football and hockey..
Oh wait that should be saved for another blog. HA!

I love the changing of the colors,
the oranges, reds and yellows just amaze me.
Colder weather means lots of hot cocoa and good books.

Rita of  Toltec Jewels, put out a call for her 
2nd Annual Octoberfest blog hop,
I had to get in the fun.
Last year I was just a newbie to creating.
and was very afraid to show a piece.
To anyone!
This year I made a bracelet that 
represented October to me.

I also made a pair of earrings.

 One more bracelet.

All of these pieces are available at my etsy

I want to thank Rita for allowing me to be a part of this years hop.
I always enjoy your hops.

Here is a list of the other participants...
Lots of talent here.. 
So grab something to drink and Enjoy!!

Caroline                                       http://
Andrea Glick-Zenith           
Dolores Raml                     
Karla Morgan                     
Susie Harris                       
Kay Thomerson                 
Jean Yates                        
Kelly Hosford Patterson     
Kathy Lindemer                 
Liz E                                  
Jasvanti Patel                    
Christie Murrow  (you're here)
Jodie Marshall                   
Andrea Trank                    
Dini Bruinsma                    
Elsie Deliz Fonseca           
Karla Morgan                    
Vera Lynn                         
Rana Wilson                     
Catherine King                 
Lily Vincent                       
Janice Hidey (Janimar)     
Cory Tompkins                 
Candida Castleberry        
Cynthia Kent Machata      
Alicia Marinache               
Linda Anderson                
Leah Curtis                       
Jennifer Reno (JenRen)    
Robin Reed                       
Tanty Sri Hartanti              
Lisa Lodge                        
Ingrid A.                            
Judy Turner                      
Gina Hockett                     
Nelly May                          
Tanya McGuire                 
Sonya Stille                       
Carol D.                            
Asri Wahyuningsih            
Ginger Bishop                   
Shaiha Williams                
Toltec Jewels (Rita, your hostess)

Friday, October 25, 2013

6th Do Over Challenge

Welcome to my spot in the 6th Do Over Challenge
hosted by Jeannie K Dukik of Jewelry by Jeannie.

20 lucky participants were given pieces that were created by Jeannie
to turn into our own little creations.
I was excited when I got my package in the mail.
This is what Jeannie sent me.

Lots of smokey glass beads and blue swarovski beads.
At first I was soo excited that I had a few ideas of what I wanted to do.
I knew I was not going to do a necklace..
That was a for sure thing.  lol
(I just was not confident enough yet.)

So I grabbed some wire mesh beads that are used for the basketball wives
earrings and added a bead cap to each side for stability.
Then layered the blue swarovski crystals.
Here is what I came up with.

I was still a little stumped on what to do with the smokey round glass beads..
And then it hit me.
I made a triple strand bracelet

I had a great time doing this challenge. 
Thanks Jeannie for allowing me to participate.
Here are the other blogs that joined in.

And if you would like to sign up for the 7th do over challenge
click here for info.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Bead Ruckus Kit #6

Yep.. It is time to see what was picked for 
kit #6.

I am so excited to get started on this. 
I am pretty sure I know what I am gonna do with these.
If you would like to check out the blog to find out where to buy the kit and
to share photos of the piece you made, click here

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bead Ruckus #6 Reveal

Well it is finally here....
The Bead Ruckus #6 Reveal.
My first reveal since joining.
Epic Fail on my part.
With my health issues and other things going on.
I dropped the ball and created a piece for each item
instead of creating one piece using all the supplies.

I now have it embedded in my brain 
and will not screw up next time :)

Here is a pic of what I created.

All of my items are up in my etsy.

Here is the link for the reveal....

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great week.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Focus on Life: Week 34 "Add Something"

This week, Sally at The Studio Sublime asked us to 
"Add Something"
to our photos.
Since this week I spent a lot of time with my 
I decided to create this little shot.

What I did was add a old photo look to it
and then did an outline with some blue for 
my 4 grandsons.
I like playing around in PSP XIII
and this gave me a chance to use some filters I would not 
normally use.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Znetshows Giveaway Winner

Back in July Znetshows blog was hosting a giveaway.
So of course after joining them in 
Artisan Whimsy's 5 x 5 challenge I had to get in this giveaway.
I love their products 
and who does not love to win free beads??
I am not quite sure how many prize packs they had, but I 
ended up winning two of them.
Imagine my surprise when I found out.
H A P P Y!!!!

Here are the prizes that were sent to me :)

Prize Pack 1

Prize Pack 2

Both together.
I have no idea why my camera came up with a blue background
I think it is just time to buy a new one!
Anyhow, I want to thank Znetshows for the giveaway and 
for the wonderful prize packs that were sent to me.
I am going to try to find some time to create and 
will show you all what I come up with :)

Have a beautifully blessed day.

Update & Ramblings All in One.

I know I have been MIA for a bit.
I have been sick for about 4 weeks.
I thought it was the stomach flu but turns out my 
gall bladder is the culprit.
But I am going to do my best to make sure I blog more.
I do miss it.

Anyhow I found this cute little ditty on one of my fav blogs
a thought I should give it a try.

Making :  more time for my loved ones.
Cooking :  not as much as I would like.
Drinking :  Hot tea on a Hot day.
Reading:  is not something I can get into these days.
Wanting:  to get out of this town.
Looking:  forward to the future.
Playing:  with my grandsons.
Wasting: time with the wrong one.
Sewing:  underwear.
Wishing:  for that beach get away.
Enjoying:  every day as much as I can.
Waiting: for the right time to make my move.
Liking: my new outlook
Wondering: if he will EVER get it.
Loving: my kids and grand babies.
Hoping: for that one love.
Marveling: at the wonders of life.
Needing: love.
Smelling: tea.
Wearing: a smile.
Following: my own drum.
Noticing: life is full of many surprises.
Knowing:  I can not help those who won't help themselves.
Thinking: about the one who left me.
Feeling: hopeful
Bookmarking: maybe blog pages
Opening: my mouth as much as possible
Giggling: not as much as I would like.

Well there you have it.
I have some photos of some goodies I have been working on.
& a few blog hops that I have joined are coming up.
So stay tuned :)
Have a beautifully blessed day!!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Bead Hoarders Blog Hop Reveal

The amazing Lori Anderson  put a call out for all Bead Hoarders
to dig into their stash
and create some beauties using those 
 I, once again, decided to join in.
Not because I think of myself as a Bead Hoarder,
but because I love to save beads for a rainy day, or in this case
a hot, sunny day.
Unfortunately I came down with food poisoning and was 
in bed for about 9 days.
I was only able to get a pair of earrings made and start on some pendants.
I had saved some lovely sea glass type rings from what Lori sent me
for the Bead Soup blog hop.

I had no idea what I wanted to do with them.
Until I remembered that I had won some awesome fibers in a contest last year.
So I grabbed them and some green sea glass beads I had left over from
the 5x5 challenge.

I right away knew what I was going to do with them ;)
(that is a first.. lol)

Here is what the bottom looks like.

I then started to wire wrap a couple pendants,
but did not get the beads on them :(
But here is what they look like.

Yep, kitties :)
I have not decided if I want to make pendants or pins.
But either way I will post when they are complete.

Lori, thank you soo much for putting this on.
You truly amaze me with everything you have going on and 
still can get us together.

Now here is the list of the other designers who dared to take the challenge :)
Please check out their blogs and see what beautiful designs
(or gorgeous beads they have been hoarding)

Have a great weekend.

1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Nancy Dale, NEDBeads
3. Roxanne Mendoza, Roxi Designs
4.  Melissa Trudinger, beadrecipes
5.  Rana Lea, Rana Lea Designs
6.  Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
7.  Rita Avila, Jewel School Friends
8.  Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board
10.  Erin Guest, Renlish

11.  Joan Williams, lilruby jewelry
12. Diane Hawkey, Diane Hawkey
13.  Jo-Ann Woolverton, It’s a Beadiful Creation
14.  Sue Kennedy, SueBeads
15.  Lisa Cone, Inspired Adornments
16.  Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
17.  Nichole Byers, Nichole Byers
18.  Lori Jean Poppe, Adventures in Creativity
20.  Lori Schneider, Bead Addict

21.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
22. Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
23.  Niki Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
24.  Elsie Deliz-Fonseca, Eliz-Eliz and All That Craft
25.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul
26.  Heather Powers, Humblebeads
27.  Sarah Goode, Pookledo
28.  Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
29.  JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
30.  Cheri Reed, Creative Designs by Cheri

31.  Robyn, Museiddity
32.  Catherine King, Catherine’s Musings
33.  Jacquie, Bead Gypsy
34.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
35. Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreations
36.  Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
37.  Hannah Rosner, Good River Valley
38.  Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
39.  Nelly May, Smelly Nelly
40.  Skylar Bre’z, Brising Beads

41.  Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
42.  Christie Murrow, Charis Designs
43.  Leanne Loftus, First Impression Design
44.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art
45.  Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
46.  Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
47.  Terry Carter,  Tapping Flamingo
49.  Nan Smith, Wired Nan
50.  Miranda Ackerley, MirandAck Arts

51.  Marie Covert, Creating Interest
52.  D’Arsie Manzella, This Here Now, Mamacita
53.  Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
54.  Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
55.  Johanna Nunez, The Lovely One Design
56.  Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
57.  Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs
58.  Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
59.  Debbie Rasmussen, A Little of This, A Little of That
60.  Nat, Grubbi Ceramics

61.  Marjorie Savill Linthwaite, Bennu Bird Rising
62.  Cheryl McCloud, One Thing Leads to Another
63.  Heather Otto, The Crafthopper
64.  Candida Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
66.  JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
67.  Ginger Bishop, Lil Mummy Likes
68.  Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
69.  Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie’s Blog
70.  Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes

71.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
72.  Shalini Austin, Jewellery by Shalini
73.  Jayne Capps, Mama’s Got to Doodle
76.  Annita Wilson, AW Jewelry 
77.  Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
78.  Hannah Trost, PZ Designs
79.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
80.  Miri Agassi, Beadwork

81.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
82.  Dyanne Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
83.  Susan Bowie, Susan Nelson Bowie
84.  Megan Milliken, MaeMaeMills
85.  Menka Gupta, Menka’s Jewelry
86.  Ambra Gostoli, Chic and Frog
87.  Lori Lochner, Bloghner
88.  Gerda Jurimae, Gerda’s Crafts Blog
89.  Susan, Mistheword
90.  MaryLou Holvenstot, MaryLou’s time2cre8

91.  Mary Shannon Hicks, falling into the sky
92.  Karin King, The Sparklie Things Blog
93.  Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman
94.  Jenny Davie-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
95.  Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous
96.  Mallory Hoffman, Rosebud 101 – For the Love of Beads
97.  Danielle Kelley, Imbue the Muse
98.  Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
99.  Dolores Rami, CraftyD’s Creations
100.  Marcia Dunne, 13 Alternatives

101.  Marlene Cupo, Amazing Designs
102.  Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
103.  Wendy Holder, Jewelry by WendyLea
104.  Michelle Escano, The Cabby Crafter
105.  Louise Glazier, Lily and Jasmine Treasures
106.  Dana Hickey, Wind Dancer Studios
107.  Lennis Carter, windbent
108.  Anne Betenson, Crystal River Beads
109.  Audrey Belanger,  Dreams of an Absolution
110.  Lisa Stukel, Carefree Jewelry by Lisa

111.  Janine Lucas, Travel Stories
112.  Claire Lockwood, Something to Do With Your Hands
113.  Kathy Engstrom, Catherine’s Dreams
114.  Paula Hisel, Simply Beadiful
115.  Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
116.  Mischelle Fanucchi, Micheladas Musings
117.  Kim, Cianci Blue
118.  Linda Sadler, Ida Louise Jewelry
119.  Karen, Spokalulu
120.  Jennifer LaVite, Dry Gulch Bead and Jewelry

121.  Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations
122.  Karen Martinez, Fairies Market
123.  Robin Reed, Artistry HCBD
124.  Amy Bright, LABweorc
125.  Jasvanti Patel, Jewels by Jasvanti
126.  Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
127.  Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
128.  Natalie Moten, Running Out of Thread
129.  Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Sharyl’s Jewelry & Reflections
130.  Jenny Kyrlach, Wonder and Whimsy

131.  LiliKrist, Handmade by LilK
132.  Jessica Klaaren, The Truth Space
133.  Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
134.  Beth Emery, Stories by Indigo Heart
135.  Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
136.  Jeanne, Gems by Jeanne Marie
137.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
138.  Laren Dee Barton, Laren Dee Designs
140.  Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn’s Creations

141.  B. R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem
142.  Patty Miller, Cabari Beads
143.  Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
144.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
145.  Lizzie Clarke, The Need to Bead
146.  Christina Miles, Wings ‘n’ Scales
147.  Patricia, The Color of Dreams
148.  Marde Lowe, Fancimar
149.  Ev Shelby, Raindrop Creations
150.  Sarah Small, By Salla

151.  Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
152.  Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
153.  Pam Traub, Klassy Joolz
154.  Lisa Harrison, Daisy Meadow Studio
155.  Anzia Parks, Anzi-Panzi’s Work Shoppe
157.  Andra Weber, Andra’s Joyful Journey
158.  Kelly Hosford Patterson, The Traveling Side Show
159.  Adlinah Kamsir, Dreamstruck Designs
160.  Marci, That Nothing Be Wasted

161.  Kris Lanae Binsfield,  Cherish Designs
162.  Stephanie Perry, Mustard Bead
163.  Birgit Klughardt, Gites Beads
164.  Inge von Roos, Inge’s Blog
165.  Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca’s Place
166.  Sandy Markley, Gypsy Spirit Designs
167.  Elena Adams, Lena’s Beady Blog