Busy Weekend

Today Jason and I did this in my yard!  We took out the old edging (black plastic ugly) and dug the trench and used my belgian block from the wall in the back that we replaced last summer!  It’s really really pretty and will be better when I get new plants!  I have a few more areas in the yard to do, it’s going to look so great when it’s done!  It was hard work! 

Rondelles Challenge




I am going to work with my man today, but wanted to show you what’s new in the SueBeads shop! Rondelles! They aren’t the same as the other ones I loved so much, and don’t have any more of, and can’t find any more of! But they are cool just the same. I made earrings from them – what do you think you would do with them? Want to show me? I will pick 5 people to participate in a challenge! You will receive a pair of these rondelle beads and we’ll have a blog hop to see what you made!

Just comment on this post by Wednesday evening at 8 pm. I’ll choose 5 random people to receive a random pair of these rondelles! We’ll do a little blog hop on May 26th! That should give everyone enough time to get something done, especially if you are participating in other hops!

Key Charms




I think I really like the Ranger patinas – I have some beads and charms that won’t take enamel, or take it very well, that I was going to destash but have been experimenting with the patinas instead! I love how they make these keys look like relics! You can find them in the SueBeads store! I’ll have some in rust as well!

Ranger Patina






As you know, I love glass. I have piles of glass rods to make into beads. Then that darn Barb Lewis offered her course in Maryland on enameling beads and I had to do that too, enamel being just finely powdered glass! Then of course I had to buy piles of beads to enamel – I liked enameling different beads, ones that were vintage and in cool shapes! I have some serious piles of metal beads, mostly brass, that won’t take enamel. Then, the amazingly talented Melinda Orr offered some Ranger Patinas from Vintaj for sale and I hopped on them. After I made beads today, I decided to play around with the patinas and the beads. Super fun to make, and then you heat treat them with your little heat gun to seal the color! Love these – hope you do too! You can find my first seven sets in my SueBeads etsy store – I’ll be making more later!