Friday, January 2, 2009

Hello 2009!!!!

Happy New Year!!!

It's been awhile since my last post. There's been lots going on at my house the last few weeks and I haven't made many beads. Hopefully now that the holidays are over and things slowly get back to normal I can allow myself to be in a creative groove again.

I got a new camera for Christmas! I have the most amazing husband. Somehow he managed to pick out the very camera that I wanted to buy for myself. I was so excited when I opened the box! A Canon Rebel XS! It's an SLR which means I am able to change the lenses if I want. A definite upgrade from my Sony Cybershot point and shoot camera. I love it! I've been practicing for the last few days to get to know the features. It's very easy to use and takes great pictures.

Hubby and I are going to see "Marley & Me" tonight. I can't wait! Family members have already seen it and say it's a wonderful movie. I read the book and really enjoyed it so I have to see the movie.

I've made another cone pendant. The cone bead design was inspired by Carla, (Carlee), Di francesco and the pendant was inspired by Linda Lawrence, (Bella Bead Jewelry), both are beadmakers whose colorful work I admire. The center drop portion of the pendant consists of 4 separate lampwork beads that are wired together, the bottom being a heart dangle. This center section is wired to the inside of the cone so it moves seperately, (hope that makes sense), like the clapper of a bell.