As a kid I loved May Day. I would excited make a basket of flowers for the little old couple that lived next door and leave it on their doors step on my way to catch the school bus. Most years the little old man would be waiting for me and would give me a dollar which was more than the tooth fairy left and very exciting.
Nowadays I love that May is when the flowers around here really start blooming and everything becomes so pretty.
Use coupon code MAYDAY for free US shipping or $3 off international shipping off all beads and ceramics in my ArtFire now through May 2nd since I am sending this out so late in the day.
We had a lovely bit of spring weather that got my creative juices flowing and then my allergies hit and wiped me out for most of the week. Now we are back to rain which is helping with the allergies. When people think of the northwest they always think of the rain that goes with it. For the most part I don't mind the rain because it is what makes our corner of the country so green and pretty and I always try to remember April Showers bring May flowers, or in our case January showers, February showers and so on.....
Here is a peak at some of my spring beads new to ArtFire this week. I am getting ready for an upcoming show so the 20% off ArtFiresale ends on Wednesday April 10th. I will tell you more about the show next week.
I am so excited The first reveal of the 2013 Bead Soup Blog Party is here. I have been se excited for it. My Partner this time is Deb Brooks of From the Heart Creations. Deb lives in Nebraska and makes beautiful silver jewelry. You can find her jewelry on Etsy.
Deb sent me this beautiful stain glass box filled with a fun assortment of beads and a beautiful silver toggle and charms that she had made. I was so excited as I unwrapped each little bundle of beads.
Initially when I opened Deb's beads ,my eyes went right to the pink and black beads and silver charms. I thought I would make a set of my polka dot beads and make a charm bracelet. These aqua beads kept calling out to me though, I loved the striking combination of the glossy black with the matte pale aqua coins.
I am planning to use the pink glass beads with the remaining silver charm to create a bracelet for the reveal next weekend during the second Bead Soup Blog Party reveal. The yellow beads are going to become a bright summer necklace.
I would like to give a special thank you to Lori Anderson of http://www.prettythingsblog.com/ for organizing the Bead SOup Blog Party!
Here are links to all of the participants in the first Bead Soup Blog Party. Have fun checking out all the beautiful creations and blogs.
Amber Dawn Goldish
Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Carol Dee Myers
Elizabeth Owens Dwy
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Laren Dee Barton
Lee Anne Messerschmidt
Lori Bowring Michaud
Maria Rosa Sharrow
Mary Ellen Merrigan
Bead soup is coming soon, probably around 10 am Saturday morning Pacific time.
In the mean time here is a peak at today's newly list lamwork available on ArtFire
And a variety of hearts
I am too sleepy to list all these tonight so they will be coming to ArtFIre in the morning.
I almost forgot. I did day four and day five of my workout. Today was the first day of spring break so the boys were underfoot all day. I really wanted to skip it but I finally sent them outside so I could do my video without and audience. I was so glad I did it once it was over.