Sunday, April 29, 2012

Check-out the "Colorway" series at Eva's blog:
It includes MANY bead artist's work including Betty Stephan and Sharayah's is being posted Tuesday.

‎!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!BEADFEST SALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Everyone!  The Etsy Bead Embroidery Guild is presently having a Mother's Day Sale at our Etsy stores. Those who are participating are going to post their links to their store under this thread. (see link below) Everyone has amazing work and who knows you might find that Mother's Day present you were loo...king for that special woman in your life. Doesn't a one of a kind woman deserve a one of a kind present!

The sale will be 10% off your purchase at check out. Make sure you use the coupon code EBEGMOTHERS. The sale will run from now until Mother's Day.

ENJOY! and Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sowing grass

While hubby was putting the finishing touches on our taxes there was yardwork waiting for me that needed to be done. I've spent the last 5 days fertilizing, weeding, and planting grass seed. Since we're not here in the summer, there's no one here to water. Needless to say, patches of grass die in the neglect and weeds find new homes in my yard. I have to manually water twice a day as our sprinkler system is down right now waiting for needed repairs.Please PRAY for RAIN or do a rain dance. (smile) And since I was on my feet for many hours, it stressed out my other foot, so I'm now back in a walking cast again! Ugh! It's always something, isn't it? LOL - It's my wish that everyone have a wonderful summer! Hugs! - Catherine

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Vintage handbag with beads Royalty Free Stock Photo
Etsy Bead Embroidery Guild will be having their Mother's Day Sale starting Thursday, April 26th through May 13th. My Etsy shop will be participating in this sale. So stay tuned for discounts of gorgeous handsewn beadwork!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Our first Etsy Bead Embroidery Sale starts today and runs until Easter. 
Enter coupon code, "BEADFEST2", for 10% discount in our Etsy shops. You can find the artist's that are participating on EBEG's facebook page. Here's my link:
Happy Easter!

Recently Rings N Things came to Kansas City for their once a year visit. I went over budget but found some treasures and hope to implement them into wearable masterpieces soon. By the show location I spotted this beautiful tree. Love Spring Blossoms!
Today EBEG begins celebrating our 2nd BEAD FEST!!!!!


EBEG Bead Fest is a seasonal event to encourage our members to create masterpieces inspired by a commonly chosen Theme. We organize Bead Fests in every season - which enables our Members to work on their piece nearly 3 months. This is a non-challenge event, when everyone can challenge themselves to create more professional bead work. There is no prize, no title, no competition - only the fun and inspirational beading. Participating on Bead Fests for our members are optional. This provides full attention and perfection of the entries.

All entries are posted in EBEG Treasuries at ETSY, Our FB Fan Page and on the Blog.

~~~The Theme~~~
Romantic, ancient and sometimes steam punkish, filigree has adorned women and men both throughout the ages. A costume or hairstyle that needed a bit of added beauty would be complimented with a swirl of metal, gemstone, wood or beaded glory in the form of filigree adornment. Pendants, brooches, necklaces, hair combs, barrettes, even swords and shields have sported filigree. I thought that this component would be a wonderful theme for bead embroidery. No matter what the filigree is made of, it can be surrounded by beads in any way the artist sees fit, or even made up of beads itself. There are glorious works out there that have beaded 'filigree' used as the focal for a necklace or bracelet that have inspired me. So, anything goes, bead your own filigree, or use a metal or wooden component - or a pierced piece of faux ivory or gemstone - just include filigree as your main focal element for your piece and have FUN!!! (The main focal would also be considered to be multiples, as in a bracelet made of many small components which each included filigree.)

Throughout the week our blog will highlight an artist who participated in the bead fest, so you know who did each work. This is such an amazing group with a lot of talent. It is a pleasure to be part of this guild.