Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Beading is FUN!!



Hi all! Dee here!
I know it's been a while since I posted, so I thought I would take this opportunity to talk about a new love of mine... BEADING!

I really love looking at beads...
looking at jewelry ideas...
shopping for beads...
and, of course, creating earrings, bracelets and necklaces!

















Beading has become really popular recently...and I can see why...it's addicting, relaxing and FUN!
There are so many talented jewelry designers and artists...and with the internet, there are so many ideas and so much inspiration, that you quickly realize that there ISN'T ENOUGH TIME IN A DAY!

I love to poke around at Beading Daily and Etsy (the jewelry section, of course) for 'ooohs and aaahs' and loads of great ideas.
A couple of magazines that I have found inspiring and fun are Stringing, Bead Trends and Bead Style.
I know a couple OTF gals (Nat and Teri) have had a few of their pieces published in Bead Trends...and I was pretty excited when they requested a few pieces of mine for their upcoming Sept/Oct and Nov/Dec issues.

I think beading is such a relaxing and fun hobby. Great for gift giving! And it's REALLY REALLY REALLY fun to shop for beads and supplies!
Here are a few places to start:
I hope you enjoyed looking at a few of my pieces...you can see more of my jewelry designs at Rockology3.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Dee!!!! Love these pieces, they are so pretty! Jen N

Robyn Weatherspoon said...

OMGoodness Dee! All of these pieces are absolutely beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Pieces Dee! I am enjoying your creativity! Anna D:))

Barbara said...

Wow Dee!

I love the boy-n-girl bracelet -- it's adorable! Thanks for putting these pictures up.

Natty said...

What a beautiful Etsy store!!! You're so awesome!
FYI: Bead Trends is going Monthly starting with the NOV issue!!!
We'll get even more inspiration within a year now!

Kristy said...

LOVE those earrings Dee! Gorgeous!

sparklystamper said...

I am so excited to have found your blog via SCS! It is wonderful! I love the variety of ideas and all of your talents are amazing! I got into stamping about a year ago, but have since become interested in beading AND have finally sorted all the photos, etc. to begin making scrapbooks for our daughter. Plus we're beginning work on my soon-to-be craft room, so the decor ideas are perfect! Thank you all so much for pulling all of your talents together in one place to inspire the rest of us!!! - Susan :-)

Ace said...

Yes, it's having lot of fun to make your own Jewelry. I have never tried it but always used to purchase it through Ultra Diamonds, but will try it once surely.