Welcome! My name is Barrie, and my partner is Lyn Foley – don’t forget to check out her blog! And if you want to spend countless hours tripping around the blogs of some more amazing artists, check out Lori Anderson’s Pretty Things Blog for a complete list of links to all the participants. Without Lori, this little blog party wouldn’t exist!
My name is Barrie, and I joined the BSBP to force myself to work outside the box, so to speak. I do love beads, as evidenced by the bead show that I organize every year here in beautiful British Columbia! But alas, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry! Who wrote that, anyway?? (quick Google check – according to dictionary.com, the saying is adapted from a line in “To a Mouse,” by Robert Burns). Well, back to the point!!! I had the best of plans for all my little beady goodies from Lyn Foley – she sent me some gorgeous lampwork beads she made herself, along with lots of beautiful pearls (clever lady – she didn’t even know I LOVE pearls!!), along with a cute sterling frog clasp. Check these out!! (I definitely can’t do her gorgeous work justice with a camera!!).
Wouldn’t you know it, though, this month has gone to He** in a Handcart (no, I won’t Google that one for you!). Not only do I have my second oldest son, his wife and my 3 yr old grandson suddenly staying with us for a month (heaven help my sanity!!!), but there’s 2 extra dogs in the house, school started back up for my granddaughter (who is here half the time so I can get her to and from school while her dad is at work), I also have the Fraser Valley Bead Show creeping up on me and have students chomping at the bit to get the classes online for registration, vendors need nagging to get their paperwork in and somewhere in all that, I have custom jewelry that needs doing on a regular basis. And if that’s not quite busy enough for you, I’ve spent a couple of weeks going back and forth in negotiations with a new hotel arranging a new bead show (Calgary, Alberta, June 1-2, 2012). So, with all the mayhem and craziness that landed in my lap this month, I’m a little behind in my projects!! BAD ME!!! It’s going to b September 17th for 24 whole hours though, so who knows how many pieces I can finish before the end of the day!!
I will be adding pics of the finished pieces (I know, I’m late – story of my life!), in the next few days. Lori did say that not everyone will make it to all the blogs on the first day or two, so I’m hoping some of you will drop by to see the finished goodies that will be coming very soon!! And if you made it here (and read all this stuff!!), please leave a comment and I’ll put you in the drawing for a pair of earrings I’m working on (pic coming soon of course!).
Thanks for stopping by, hope you get a chance to return to see the finished goodies, won’t be long, I promise! 🙂