Wednesday, March 24, 2010

BFAC Preview

I just couldn't stand not to share this with someone. This cuff is from the current BFAC kit. I fell in love with the colors immediately and knew right away what I wanted to do with it. These pictures are not the ones which will accompany my entry this year, but just some I took at home today.
This is the first time I have made a cuff on a metal blank. I did it specifically so it would fit more wrists. I prefer to make what I call soft cuffs that wrap easily around the wrist, but they must be made to fit a specific size wrist. The blank makes it more versatile. I am also going to make a matching pendant necklace to wear with it. It may be that it will be auctioned off separately. I'm not sure yet. In any
case, it was a pure pleasure to work with these colors. While I immediately thought of black, this kit lends itself to many different color combinations. I can't wait to see what everyone else does with it.

The bottom picture is a close up of the sides toward the back of the cuff.

Be sure to check out our current auctions on Beading for a Cure. You can reach them by going to and clicking on the auction button. You can also see the Galleries for years past. Check it out. I know you will enjoy the variety of beaded objects done by some wonderful bead artists.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Suddenly It's Spring

We are having a warm spell here . No rain for a change and in the mid 70's. I could live with this year around.

This top picture is of one of the headlands in Cambria. It's right across the street from where I stayed last week. It was a little bit of heaven. I was able to spend a good bit of time with my oldest grandson, David, and his girlfriend, Brittany. They are the greatest kids.

The last two pictures I took at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. Brittany and I had lunch there. Good food and beautiful surroundings. Aren't those tulips gorgeous?

I actually took the train and bus over there which was quite comfortable and inexpensive. Now that I know that, you can bet I will be going more often. It had been way too long since I had seen and heard the ocean.

I've been working on my BFAC kit project. It's coming along nicely. Hope to have a picture to show you soon.

Speaking of BFAC, the auctions are going on now in ebay. Go to our website at: and click on Auctions. There are some wonderful works of art being auctioned each week. Check it out.

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