Monday, July 27, 2009

Girl Interrupted

Cooler temps means I'm back in the studio. Yay! And back to my favorite color. Pink! There is just something so crisp and cool about pink, green and black. Or at least I think so. I've added little pink three petaled blooms to a black background, some with white polka dots. Just to mix it up a bit, I've included 4 different shaped beads. I'm really digging the bracelets that designers are making that include different shaped beads. No idea what they are called, cha-cha maybe? Anyway, newly listed tonight in my Etsy store.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Seeing Triple Digits

No new beads have been listed. It's just too hot to work, too hot to think. Is there relief in site? I hope so. Looking at the local weather forecast, they are calling for temps in the high 90's this week. That's a cold front! The past week and a half temps have been consistently 100-105. When you're sitting over an open flame with a kiln set at 960 at your side and high heat outside your door, you just don't have the desire to sweat it out. Once temps are a little more tolerable, I'll have new things to list.

Until then, I have Contemporary. Periwinkle and peach with black contrast. Different shapes but ranging in the same sizes. Although the picture shows a more orange tone to the peach. It's definitely peachier in real life.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fun and Games

Hi my name is Terri and I'm addicted to word games. That's the first step, right? Scrabble is my all time favorite game, however my family does not like playing the board game. For a good many years, I played Wordox religiously. Then when the game was no longer available on line, I found Wordsplay. It's very similar to Boggle. You play online, against real people. I've included a screen shot of the board. The screen shot to the left is of the tiles. I cropped out the list of other players. It is a game played within your browser. No downloading anything on your computer and best of all it's Free. I think you have to enter your email address and then choose a user name. Other than that, there's no hassle. Another game I love to play is Out of Order by Boxer Jam. Out of order is a trivia, word scramble kind of game. You earn points by unscrambling words (your given a clue) the fastest. You also lose points if answered incorrectly. You can register to play or play as a guest. I'm not really sure what the benefit of registering is because I've never checked out the other games.

Monday, July 6, 2009


Three bold and bright fishies together with some straight-sided lentils and disks make up this eye catching set. I've used dark turquoise and transparent purple, pea green and transparent turquoise and an orangy coral and transparent yellow-green for the fishes. The straight-sided lentils have a captured bubble in the center of the biggest raised dot with little dots in all the colors I used as the body of the fishes. The three disks in turquoise, green and coral have black dot accents. Sure to make a fun and festive design.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Dare to be Daring......or something like that. My new goal as of late is to use bright, bold colors. I'm such a muted or pink kind of person that using bold colors is a real stretch for me. In this set I combined orange, scarlet and deep purple. I threw in silver foil and murrini for good measure with a bit of silver plum. The end result is really stunning. I just wished the picture looked as good as it does in real life. Oh and hopefully one of these days I'll get better at this blogging stuff. I do realize that my blog is quite boring. :(