Friday, January 4, 2013

Snow Flakes and She~She Beads

Happy 2013!  Hope you all are sliding into the new year with ease.  I am still and forever will be on the September - August calendar, but have learned to embrace the January new year as a second attempt at a new start since I rarely get it right in September.  Anyway...really, it is always another day, no matter what dates we are writing.  Some days have significant meaning and some are forgotten due to same old same old. 

So much to say and I have so many pictures of people's generosity to post over the next week or two.  Today, I am starting with these Snowflakes.  'Tis the Season!  (unfortunately)  If my yard were covered with THESE babies, I would not mind.  But it is covered with 6" of the real stuff.  Or maybe 8".  Or maybe more.  Whatever it is, it has crippled me and I am ready to hibernate. 

These little Beauties were made possible by Karen Williams of Baublicious and Skunk Hill Studio Fame.  She had a giveaway of these snowflake kits and I won!  Yay!!!  They can be found in her Etsy Shop.  Go get a kit!  Send a kit to a friend!  The price is right, the instructions are perfectly clear.  They are super easy to follow.  I even sipped on Port while following them.  The rhythm of making the snowflakes is really soothing. is still snowflake season for another 3-6 months.  I gifted these to The Bug and Sunshine Girl as their Ornament of the Year.  They were really excited, assured me they would NOT be packed away with the rest of the ornaments, and asked to learn how to make them.  Sounds like a good winter activity to me~cocoa, cookies, and beaded snowflakes...ahhhhhh.......
Thank You Karen! 

So many other goodies to show, but those will have to wait until Monday.  For now, my pick for the She Made~She Made.
Come back January 30th and see what Therese and I made with these beauties!  Therese gave me the Red Blister Pearls.  I gave her these vintage beads I picked up at Nawbin Beads in Traverse City, Michigan this past summer.  There was no further description other than "vintage beads".  The design was too lovely to pass up. 
In the week(s) to come, I will be showing some really beautiful and generous gifts I received from some friends some of you may know.  And something else I won too. 

Thanks so much for stopping in.  Hope it is warmer and less snowy by you! 


Bobbie said...

Ooh, can't wait to see what you and Therese cook up with this month's choice -- the vintage beads are great! Your photo of the snow shovels gave me flashbacks to when we moved to Milwaukee. My husband (who grew up in Toledo) asked me (who grew up in SC) if I'd rather do the raking in the fall or shovel the walks in the winter. I looked at the 40' tree in our back yard covered with leaves the size of a VW, and thought "shoveling can't be as bad as dealing with that".

I never claimed to be smart.

Stay warm!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Christine,
Those are cute little snowflakes and I agree with the girls I would not pack them away either. Have fun with them in making more.
I am glad you chose to use the vintage beads although I do not have a clue as to what I will make with them yet and the blister pearls umm the same, but I am sure something will come to mind in the eleveth hour LOL! Looking forward to seeing your up coming posts.
Happy New Year my friend,

AntiquityTravelers said...

both beads are so pretty! can't wait to see what you guys do with them!

My hubby and I have vowed that once the girls are through school ... we're done with this snow business! I get lazy and only scrap off the windshield of the car - leaving about a foot on top of the car. Girls have named it 'the hat' on the car. LOL

LisaS said...

Hello Christine! It looks like someone is getting ready to shovel in that last shot ;)

I really like your beaded snowflakes. They are so cute!!

kimmykats said...

I really do think we need a good old snowstorm here so I can stay home and play! The snowflakes are beautiful...they would hang all winter at my house too.

Gloria said...

Lovely ornaments, congrats on the win!

We've had snow on the ground since before Christmas, now about 6 inches- I'm ready to see the grass again, hoping for the promised rain next week. Know exactly what you mean.

Cheers on the Port, lol.

Sweet Freedom said...

I'll take beaded snow over the real stuff ANY day - your snowflakes are marvelous! And those vintage beads are cool! Can't wait to see what you guys dream up!

Karen Williams said...

How pretty! I love both snowflakes. And it always tickles me how unique they can be, even starting with the same basic pattern and techniques. The double rows of bugle beads in your second snowflakes are really fun!

Here in Seattle, I keep hoping for a snow day. I love the silence and beauty of an early morning snowfall. But our snow only lasts a couple days, max, if it decides to fall. I do not miss the shoveling we used to have to do living in Missouri!

Introverted Art said...

These snowflakes are so adorable. I can;t imagine all the hard work that went into making them

Patti Vanderbloemen said... the beaded snowflakes ornaments!! This could be a good project for intro to your wonderful worldmof seeds, no?!! I am so jealous..SO JEALOUS. That you have snow...I am originally from the Chicago and the weather in Virginia cannot compare! Love your beads for the challenge!

Miss Val's Creations said...

The snowflakes are so pretty! Not the real ones of course! We have not had much in MA yet but I am already sick of winter. Ugh! I look forward to seeing what you create with your new goodies. Happy new year. :)

Unknown said...

It is easier said than done. Perhaps you could say that because you are a genius when it comes to creating things but I am still a beginner. I just got fascinated by the art that is why I am trying anything handmade. :)

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