Showing posts from February, 2010

My production line

These past few weeks have seen me sitting at our salon table with my beads spread out (taking up the table space) while I make 60 beaded wine labels holders for my friend Lynda Bennett's wedding.  The wedding is not until July 17, 2010 but I thought that I would get started on these and you know me once I start something I am like a dog with a bone, I keep at it until it is finished.  I started making the beaded wine label holders on Wednesday last week and I have completed 30 of them already.  Lynda will be pleasently surprised when I give them to her next week, 5 months ahead of the wedding bells.
Here are a few pictures of the production line and some of the finished product.  My friend Lynda will be printing the Wine Labels and attaching them via ribbon to the beaded label holder.  The Beaded Wine holder (after the festivities are over) can be used as napkin rings.  Cool eh?
And no I am not drinking while I am making these, the Quails Gate Optima Wine is my test subject to ensur…

What do I do all day - Part 2

Well here it is again 3:30 in the afternoon and I am wondering where did the day go and what did I accomplish. 

I spent a couple of hours this morning and this afternoon posting 6 feature shops on the Etsy Beadweavers fan page at

Completed, took photo's and posted my new bracelet in my etsy shop at The photography process is a long one since I need to dig out the camera from its secure location, set up the photo shop area on the nav table (first removing all the junk that normally sits on the table), set up the back drop, find the lights (especially when it is raining in Vancouver), edit the photos and then post. 

Carted up the laundry to the laundry room and washed two loads. (Still need to bring them back to the boat). 

Joined Etsy Canada on line and Etsy BC on Ning, now I need to post my photos and blog in this location as well. 

Chatted in the Etsy Beadweaver forum on

Etsy Beadweavers Monthly Challenge - Ocean and Sea Theme

I have entered the Monthly Challenge for the bead weaver group that I belong to Etsy Beadweavers. The voting started today and continues until Feb 15, my entry is called the Ocean Garden and is a complete set (necklace, earrings and bracelet) and number 8 on the pictures and the voting list. I hope that you will take the time to stop into and register your vote. There are many beautiful pieces made by myself and my fellow members so I encourage you to vote for your favorite entry.   To read more about my entry please view