Archive for August, 2010

Bead Netting Bezels

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Like many bead weaving artists, I like to incorporate various stones and crystal jewels in my work. I have included many of these in their forms as beads and only occasionally in their forms as cabochons and faceted jewels. Among the first was a beautiful teardrop shaped agate which I used in a commissioned piece, […]

eXtemporaneous After Midnight

Friday, August 27th, 2010

What a week it’s been from Internet and phone connection problems to engineering new ways to bezel stones and jewels to get the look I want to classes I’m teaching ending and starting. I’ve got so many tabs open in my Opera browser I can’t even tell which one is which. And I did not […]

Fractals!

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Thursday Treasury Picks Ever since I was a young girl I have adored the mathematical visualizations known as fractals. They describe the chaotic nature of branching, of shorelines, of the depth of imagination. And they are pretty besides! Tin Man’s Heart by Donna of DreamTree on Etsy is an abstract fractal art print. She creates […]

Survey Time?

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Do you like to take surveys? I thought it would be useful to create a survey for this week’s Wednesday weblog post so I went out and researched possible survey software candidates. It took a lot longer than I anticipated to find one I liked and when I did, I installed the software and opened […]

Have It Made to Fit Your Style

Monday, August 16th, 2010

I looked out the window this morning and saw a few leaves on a neighbor’s maple tree are already Autumn red. My first thought was, “what, already?” But my next thought was that everything passes and cycles keep revolving. This brought me to consider (not for the first time) how heirlooms are passed down through […]

Candlewax and Glass

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Silver Dragon’s Treasury Picks Candles, now that they aren’t merely a light source necessity, have become imbued with romance, luxury, and, perhaps more than a bit, self-indulgence. This week’s treasury theme is candles and some unusual holders they might find themselves in. Two Tier Candle Shelter by WindwoodGlass is a lovely green geometric stained glass […]

What to Do When the Computer Is in the Shop

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

If you have been following me at Facebook, you probably know that I have been having some computer woes. I’m in the process of getting everything fixed, worked out, or straightened out but the whole experience led me to wonder what one can do when one’s computer finally has to go in for disgnostics (if […]

Style Movements that Swim Against the Mainstream

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Please note that this is most definitely and opinion piece! In most of the west, jeans, plain tops, and sandals (or athletic shoes) are the most common form of dress. Sometimes skirts and blouses and occasionally a real dress makes an appearance, but for the most part the clothing is conservative even when it tries […]

What to Wear to Tea?

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Silver Dragon’s Treasury Picks I’m in the mood for a garden party even if it’s only in my imagination. I decided to go look for Summer dresses and accessories to wear to a Summer Tea. Crochet White Cotton Top Halter Tank with Shiny Sequins by Sebsurer on Etsy is handmade of course. I think this […]

Summer’s End? Not Yet!

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Have you started seeing ads for “Back to School” specials yet? Well, it’s August so you know, if you live in the USA, those ads are coming soon! Where you live, do you get bombarded with these? I wonder if “Back to School” is as much a marketing tool in other countries as it is […]