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The flutter of Wings

*The flutter of Wings*

I hope everyone's keeping warm!  After 4 years we have finally gotten a freeze here in Houston! Very happy over this and hoping it kills off some of the mosquitos here for spring and summer. They are so bad~ but strange because we don't get much rainfall in spring time and summer. Many times in past I have said how "I miss the snowfalls". I am about to change my thoughts on this! But I think I will always miss the snows to watch and play in. Maybe when we go back to Scotland in wintertime I can finally make a snowhorse..a dream of mine!

Here is what I've been doing.  She's such a pretty Missy isn't she? She will be listed on Etsy for sale at Singingglass my Lampwork page. I guess who ever takes her home will name her!

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I've joined this wonderful Bead Hoarders Blog Hop!
Super idea by the sweet Lori Anderson of Pretty Things!

Today Saturday 167 Jewellery Designers dug into their Hoarded Jewellery Supplies and stashes and will be showing what they have done with them!
There are some beads though that I will never sell. When you get such precious beads as those and sell them, sometimes another reproduced one will not have the same colourings as the one that you regretfully sold. This I have learned for myself. Some colour patterns just hit me a certain way and I will never give them away or sell them!
 Stashes? I've got a bucket load of lovelies..
Just to show a few here..
Here is my Hoarded Stash!
This is a small fraction of my dragons horde!

Jubilee houses
Gaea focals

Tesori Trovati a gorgeousness of polymerclay!

Ok here is what I created!

Who knew? Pigs can fly?!
Well this little Miss Pig can~of course!
She is adorned with some Swarovski crystals, the whole necklace is wire wrapped in brass with coral beads. The clasp is sterling silver. This focal is by Green Girl Studios. 

Here I added a Ribbon! I think it was needed..

I made this cuff bracelet with Birgittas Darling little hedgie!
He is incorporated into heavy brass wire with Gaeas stiped bead he has for his tail. Next to that is my Own hand torched Lampwork bead~rust and brown. The cream colour disk was also torched by me. Petras heart is by my hand forged clasp at the end.

Ok I've made a Charm necklace with Gaeas
wonderful charms. Iv'e used a great bicycle chain and a Green Girl Studio clasp at the end. The house bead is from Jubilee and the Diary was created by the lovely Mary Harding. I used a button on my own torched light pink Lampwork.

HERE is the list of all of the participants!

 1.  Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Nancy Dale, NEDBeads
3. Roxanne Mendoza, Roxi Designs
4.  Melissa Trudinger, beadrecipes
5.  Rana Lea, Rana Lea Designs
6.  Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
7.  Rita Avila, Jewel School Friends
8.  Linda Anderson, From the Bead Board
9.  Sharon Palac, Sharon's Jewelry Garden
10.  Erin Guest, Renlish

11.  Joan Williams, lilruby jewelry
12. Diane Hawkey, Diane Hawkey
13.  Jo-Ann Woolverton, It's a Beadiful Creation
14.  Sue Kennedy, SueBeads
15.  Lisa Cone, Inspired Adornments
16.  Kari Asbury, Hippie Chick Design
17.  Nichole Byers, Nichole Byers
18.  Lori Jean Poppe, Adventures in Creativity
19.  Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
20.  Lori Schneider, Bead Addict

21.  Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
22. Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
23.  Niki Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
24.  Elsie Deliz-Fonseca, Eliz-Eliz and All That Craft
25.  Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul
26.  Heather Powers, Humblebeads
27.  Sarah Goode, Pookledo
28.  Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
29.  JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
30.  Cheri Reed, Creative Designs by Cheri

31.  Robyn, Museiddity
32.  Catherine King, Catherine's Musings
33.  Jacquie, Bead Gypsy
I am HERE ----------------------> 34.  Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
35. Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreations
36.  Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
37.  Hannah Rosner, Good River Valley
38.  Rochelle Brisson, A Creative Chelle
39.  Nelly May, Smelly Nelly
40.  Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads

41.  Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
42.  Christie Murrow, Charis Designs
43.  Leanne Loftus, First Impression Design
44.  Valerie Norton, Hot Art
45.  Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
46.  Crystal Thain, Here Bead Dragons
47.  Terry Carter,  Tapping Flamingo
48.  Sue, Mid-Life Great Expectations
49.  Nan Smith, Wired Nan
50.  Miranda Ackerley, MirandAck Arts

51.  Marie Covert, Creating Interest
52.  D'Arsie Manzella, This Here Now, Mamacita
53.  Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
54.  Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
55.  Johanna Nunez, The Lovely One Design
56.  Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
57.  Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs
58.  Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
59.  Debbie Rasmussen, A Little of This, A Little of That
60.  Nat, Grubbi Ceramics

61.  Marjorie Savill Linthwaite, Bennu Bird Rising
62.  Cheryl McCloud, One Thing Leads to Another
63.  Heather Otto, The Crafthopper
64.  Candida Castleberry, Spun Sugar Beadworks
65.  Tracie Dean, Dean Designs
66.  JuLee Wolfe, The Polymer Penguin
67.  Ginger Bishop, Lil Mummy Likes
68.  Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
69.  Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie's Blog
70.  Dini Bruinsma, Angaza by Changes

71.  Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
72.  Shalini Austin, Jewellery by Shalini
73.  Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
74.  Ile Ruzza, Ilenia's Unique Beaded Jewelry
75.  Jackie Marchant, Fiddledeedee Jewelry
76.  Annita Wilson, AW Jewelry 
77.  Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
78.  Hannah Trost, PZ Designs
79.  Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
80.  Miri Agassi, Beadwork

81.  Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
82.  Dyanne Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
83.  Susan Bowie, Susan Nelson Bowie
84.  Megan Milliken, MaeMaeMills
85.  Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry
86.  Ambra Gostoli, Chic and Frog
87.  Lori Lochner, Bloghner
88.  Gerda Jurimae, Gerda's Crafts Blog
89.  Susan, Mistheword
90.  MaryLou Holvenstot, MaryLou's time2cre8

91.  Mary Shannon Hicks, falling into the sky
92.  Karin King, The Sparklie Things Blog
93.  Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman
94.  Jenny Davie-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
95.  Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous
96.  Mallory Hoffman, Rosebud 101 - For the Love of Beads
97.  Danielle Kelley, Imbue the Muse
98.  Kym Hunter, Kym Hunter Designs
99.  Dolores Rami, CraftyD's Creations
100.  Marcia Dunne, 13 Alternatives

101.  Marlene Cupo, Amazing Designs
102.  Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
103.  Wendy Holder, Jewelry by WendyLea
104.  Michelle Escano, The Cabby Crafter
105.  Louise Glazier, Lily and Jasmine Treasures
106.  Dana Hickey, Wind Dancer Studios
107.  Lennis Carter, windbent
108.  Anne Betenson, Crystal River Beads
109.  Audrey Belanger,  Dreams of an Absolution
110.  Lisa Stukel, Carefree Jewelry by Lisa

111.  Janine Lucas, Travel Stories
112.  Claire Lockwood, Something to Do With Your Hands
113.  Kathy Engstrom, Catherine's Dreams
114.  Paula Hisel, Simply Beadiful
115.  Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
116.  Mischelle Fanucchi, Micheladas Musings
117.  Kim, Cianci Blue
118.  Linda Sadler, Ida Louise Jewelry
119.  Karen, Spokalulu
120.  Jennifer LaVite, Dry Gulch Bead and Jewelry

121.  Andrea Glick-Zenith, ZenithJade Creations
122.  Karen Martinez, Fairies Market
123.  Robin Reed, Artistry HCBD
124.  Amy Bright, LABweorc
125.  Jasvanti Patel, Jewels by Jasvanti
126.  Tammie Everly, TTE Designs
127.  Karin Slaton, Backstory Beads
128.  Natalie Moten, Running Out of Thread
129.  Sharyl McMillian-Nelson, Sharyl's Jewelry & Reflections
130.  Jenny Kyrlach, Wonder and Whimsy

131.  LiliKrist, Handmade by LilK
132.  Jessica Klaaren, The Truth Space
133.  Cynthia Abner, Created Treasures
134.  Beth Emery, Stories by Indigo Heart
135.  Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
136.  Jeanne, Gems by Jeanne Marie
137.  Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe
138.  Laren Dee Barton, Laren Dee Designs
139.  Steph, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
140.  Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

141.  B. R. Kuhlman, Mixed Mayhem
142.  Patty Miller, Cabari Beads
143.  Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
144.  Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
145.  Lizzie Clarke, The Need to Bead
146.  Christina Miles, Wings 'n' Scales
147.  Patricia, The Color of Dreams
148.  Marde Lowe, Fancimar
149.  Ev Shelby, Raindrop Creations
150.  Sarah Small, By Salla

151.  Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
152.  Laurie Vyselaar, Lefthand Jewelry
153.  Pam Traub, Klassy Joolz
154.  Lisa Harrison, Daisy Meadow Studio
155.  Anzia Parks, Anzi-Panzi's Work Shoppe
156.  Ingrid, Lilisgems Handcrafted Jewelry Inspirations
157.  Andra Weber, Andra's Joyful Journey
158.  Kelly Hosford Patterson, The Traveling Side Show
159.  Adlinah Kamsir, Dreamstruck Designs
160.  Marci, That Nothing Be Wasted

161.  Kris Lanae Binsfield,  Cherish Designs
162.  Stephanie Perry, Mustard Bead
163.  Birgit Klughardt, Gites Beads
164.  Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
165.  Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
166.  Sandy Markley, Gypsy Spirit Designs
167.  Elena Adams, Lena's Beady Blog

I hope everyone has a great time reading all of these 167 creations! I can't wait to get my cup of coffee and dig in!

THANK  YOU to the very Lovely Lori Anderson for her Brilliant idea for this wonderful Blog hop for many bead Hoarders! Many Huggs Lori!


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A Scottish necklace and beads..and happiness!

Sleeping late is so bad. I wonder how many of you do this? The bed calls your name, and your back in it. Such a bad habit, so I'm working on this. (even worse to admit it!) But there's so much to do. Lampwork ~ I burnt my arm with the torch recently, a right good burn. Thankfully its healing well. Hopefully after torching I'll get a little gardening in.  Torching takes time time time.

I've made this necklace and I have to say that I love it!

I call my creation "Valliant" seems fitting reminding me of some sort of Scottish treasure!

*My Lampwork from SingingGlass my Etsy shop I've   
  incorporated on this piece.
*Beautiful hand forged focal by Tracy DiPiazza at pipnmolly.
*Wonderful Gaea Beads.
*Cynthia Thornton's Baby bird girl charm.
*Wire wrapped in sterling silver.

Some other really nice beads I've gathered over a period of time when I wasn't blogging..
Great Beads by Grubbi..


This heart is by Sue Vandever
Mary Hardings lovely beads here..

And Cynthia Thornton's necklace
I could not resist ~ was a gift to myself!
Such a Missy of a faerie isn't she?!

Well the day is getting ahead of itself again! My wishes to you is a sweet day of sunshine and pleasantries, or a rainy day with a good book..

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Wisdom of the ages!
Psalm 146:1-10

Miss Gaea has a Wonderful Give~Away!

Gaea~lovely Gaea is celebrating her
success with Lima Beads
They carry many of her her handmade 
pendant's and beads
As well as other very talented artisans.
So head over to her Blog HERE and you can Read about her Great Give~away!

Beads to LOVE!
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Monster Farm and alot of beads!

Be careful for your information of what you post!
Something we are all responsible for.
I was looking for some labels on Yahoo images and found this interesting headstone. I thought how neat it was and put it on Face book, thinking maybe it was photo shopped. I kept thinking about the gravestone then did a refined search on Baby Monster. I have since taken it down out of respect for a family that at one time lived and are now passed on.
The Monster family existed. They must of been early pioneers in Washington Seattle Washington. They are in a small grave yard that was found by accident in Saar Pioneer Cemetery Kent, King County, Washington. A whole family of Monsters. Father John C Monster 1861-1920. Anna Marie Nelson Monster the Mother 1851-1890. Daughter Christina Monster Mallory 1810-1903. Then baby Monster 1888 -1889, a very short life for her.
One wonders what their life was like?


I've been doing bead shopping and have bought a few pieces of jewellery over the last year. Always exciting when the post comes!

I plan to make a necklace out of this lovely flamingo (above) as well as the cygnet made by Scorched Earth ~ Petra Carpreau from Devon England.
Ceramic Coffee beads

 Nesting beads aren't they delicious?!

love these ceramic beads from Mary!

Ceramic heart

Erin makes Magic with polymer clay!
Birgitta has made me this hedgie
he is a cuff ceramic piece to match my necklace.
I. am. in. love.
what else?!
Then treated myself to
Lorelei now also makes wonderful
focals pictured here in the brass
with the flower in it!

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Beauty eventually comes from ashes..where have I been?

Where have I been?
All I can say is that beauty comes from Ashes. Its just been a long time for healing~ to stay quiet, not to chase things or people. Just to be. I don't know if you can relate to this. Many are like busy bees all of the time, making creating and producing and I watched them. But I wasn't afraid to leave and do what I had to do. There's so much healing in quietness! I haven't torched in a long time, a year and a half to be exact. I could crawl under the table when I type this! But there's so much to do and learn now! But I've began torching again, and really going to study and practice. Lampwork takes so much time! Oh and the first day back I got a 1st degree burn..all's well though.
I made these the other day whilst torching beads for the Lovely Birgitta Lejonklou. Playing around I made some little things to hang in my daughters kitchen window.

Well in this time being gone many things happened. I was able to see my elderly Mother. I miss my Mother as she is very far away. Here is my Mother and God love her. She is with her great grandchild here. I love this picture
This picture here is sad for me. But it is only Mother in a quiet moment as we all have them. Its called life isn't it?! I will go this summer to see her again. Hopefully my daughter
can come with me!
I am reminded of my Mother when I look at this painting by
Mary Jane Q Cross. Isn't it a beauty? I miss my Mother!
This picture is so tender it about brings tears to my eyes..

 During this time we went to Scotland for a funeral in the family. When you go to Scotland its just so almost like set back in time so old~worldy. Here are some pictures you might like to see..
Aberdeen here
This is in the village of Tarves.
I used to walk from my house and shop here when I lived in
Scotland, Notice all the stores are old looking.
You will never see modern looking stores in Scotland.
In the above picture the ugly modern building is rare!
Scotland is truly the land of loveliness!
I loved this cottage!
This field is full of rape a flower
 that they make into a useable oil
This was a picture in a clothing store
a men's shop in Aberdeen.
Loved this picture!
We went to Loch Ness
But never saw Nessie a shame really..
would of been nice had she shown her face!
The Loch Ness is so very big and deep.
We went to see a film on the Loch and it was said it was
highly unlikely that Nessie would be living there because of the food
sources so scarce there.
Never mind the cold cold waters as well.
21 miles long and 755 feet deep!
Then there was the funeral of my husbands
 Father. It was just yesterday that he was in good health.
Here are my husbands relatives all in their fine attire.
This is common at many family important
occasions to wear a kilt. Mighty spiffing  they are!
Kilts are very expensive to buy or have made.
For a mans kilt it would take 5 to 9 yards of fabric.
And I don't know if they wore underwear under their kilts!
Many are said not to!
And last but not in the least here is the little Love
of my life! Her name is Twinkie.
 My Son bought her for me..she's such
a little tornado!
Thank you for coming by..I've missed reading Blogs
and visiting many people..
Maybe I wasn't totally forgotten?!
(inserts smiles...)
PS and yes I am happy!