X marks the spot

X marks the spot

The idea for this year’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day bracelet came from my lovely bead from Born of Fire. As I mentioned when I introduced …

 

Minis for my minis

Minis for my minis

Shortly after I started collecting beads, my oldest, who was almost three at the time, asked when she could have a bracelet like mine. Clearly …

 

Are you naughty or nice?

Are you naughty or nice?

I tend to think that I’m a li’l bit from column A and a li’l bit from column B …. now I have the bead …

 

Works of art, large and small

Works of art, large and small

I was pretty excited for this week’s #weekendbeads theme on Instagram: art! I thought that it was so fitting given that I tend to think about beads as …

 

Let’s see what the next six months bring

Let’s see what the next six months bring

I did reasonably well on my resolutions for the first half of 2016 (although I still have no idea how it could possibly already be the …

 

Mothra vs Godzilla: Battle for the Beads

Mothra vs Godzilla: Battle for the Beads

Even though I love how my first Mothra combo turned out, I still couldn’t stop thinking about the Blue Deserts that I started with. I decided …

 

Les Misérables

Les Misérables

This week’s #weekendbeads theme is music. I spent some time thinking about what I was going to do before realizing that the answer was right in front …

 

Let’s pretend we’re furiously happy

Let’s pretend we’re furiously happy

I missed last week’s #weekendbeads theme (ice cream!) because we were camping. This week’s theme was bracelets inspired by books and I chose to do it (partly) …

 

Trollbeads 40th anniversary

Trollbeads 40th anniversary

When rumors first started rolling out that Trollbeads was doing a starter-type bracelet for their 40th anniversary this year, I was excited. I loved most …

 

Happy soggy Birthday, Canada!

Happy soggy Birthday, Canada!

About two weeks ago we started thinking about our Canada Day plans. Since Mother Nature has a habit of raining on Canada Day, I checked …