Saturday, March 7, 2015

Beads, Bead-It-Forward, and more Beads

So.....if you follow the Bead-It-Forward Facebook page, you will see my life has been taken over by this project!! But I'm not complaining!!  I admit, it is a lot of work, but, thankfully my best friend is helping, and my nieces, and even my husband and son.  It is truly inspiring to see all the work everyone has put into this project and it is a delight to open every package!

This is a little glimpse of the goings-on.....packages come in....they are numbered, logged, photographed, and uploaded to the Bead-It-Forward website.

And in the 'my-heart-is-so-full' category, I've been the lucky recipient of so many lovely things in the past couple weeks!  Thank you Christine, Therese and Ana!  There aren't evnough words to show my gratitude for your generosity and thoughtfulness!!!!

To add to this - I was also lucky to be included in Liz's Blue Goldstone blog hop!  Participating in this hop meant a wonderful blue goldstone stash from Liz! Thank you Liz!! I've been playing with these like crazy already - and I'm chomping at the bit for the reveal on March 28!  This also gave me an excuse to dash off to the local bead shop to grab some coordinating beads!

I had a few custom earring requests these past couple weeks...

This is a design similar to the above design, except after playing around with the picot edging, it looks like the beads are twisting around the edge...

Finally - this cracked me UP.  Here is a picture of my iPad screen....see anything that doesn't belong?

Yup, it's a 15/0 seed beed statically clinging to the screen!

On a whole different floor than where I even keep my beads.  Haha!  Probably only humor that a fellow beader can appreciate!  Have you ever found your beads in a funny place?


  1. I admire you for taking on the Bead it Forward project, Amy! I'm glad you've gotten some help with it. I can't imagine doing it all yourself. The blue gold stone is very beautiful. I can't wait to see what you do with it.
    Have a good weekend. It's supposed to be warmer here starting today and I think for you also.

  2. I have gotten up from a nap in my room (where I don't do any jewelry work) I have found beads clinging to my leg.

  3. YAY you are doing the goldstone one too with Liz? My reveal blog post has been drafted for over a month now. lol I'm sure your creation will be absolutely exquisite. Maybe you saw my post on Facebook in early February then. What I made has already been sold and shipped to the purchaser.

  4. You are a busy woman, but what an awesome project. I can't wait to see your reveal those colors are gorgeous. I don't think there is a room in my house without a bead in it and I have even found them in the garage!

  5. Hi Amy,
    I admire your stamina with all the projects you have going on at one time. I am also glad to see you received your package from me intact I can not wait to see what you make with the petrified wood cab. I need to get on the ball and start my piece for Liz's challenge I know what I want to do and I have a back up if it don't work. Love the earrings the ones you received and the ones you made. Seed beads are always a nice gift to receive in the mail.

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  7. Oh my gosh, Amy. How do you find ANY time to bead with all the Bead-It-Forward activity? I bet you feel like a CPA at tax time. And you are so organized - what an inspiring post! And is that one of Therese's cabochons? Can't wait to see your beady magic with it!

  8. It is amazing how organized you are! and how much time you're putting in to the bead it forward project! love that cab Therese sent - can't wait to see what you do with it, and those donuts for Liz's reveal!! so much going on at your house :)

  9. Amy ~ you are so dedicated! The Bead-It-Forward project is such a huge project and you will shine all the way through it :-D Enjoy the little personal packages ~ you deserve them all!!! Those earrings you made are so sweet! I love their delicacy, style, and colors. And the 15/0 on the ipad ~ HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! There is no escape from beads. Once they are in the house, they take over!


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