Tuesday, April 2, 2013

On Their Way!



After battling resin issues and hundreds of wrapped loops, the earrings are finally on their way! Thank you all for being so patient! I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed all of your comments and page views on my blog!


I wanted to say thank you to Betty, my new blog buddy from the UK, for this exquisite silk sachet! Click on her name to view her blog and see more of her beautiful hand painted silk creations. Her work is amazing!

Until next time...Create Something Beautiful!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Production Started!


I want to say thank you to all the beautiful and generous women who have viewed, left comments, and followed my blog over the past few weeks! What an amazing response to the Grow Your Blog Party! I still haven't made my way through the whole list of blogs yet! As promised, I am sending each of my new friends a pair of earrings! I have just started production on them and will hopefully have them shipped by next week!


Check out these gorgeous earrings! They were made by my new friend, Tanya, who writes an equally gorgeous blog titled, BeadandNeedle.  She was very generous and offered me an earring exchange, and boy did I ever get lucky! I am just awed by the wonderful, creative people that have crossed my path in the past few months. All is good....

Until next time, create something beautiful!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Join The Party!


Welcome to the Grow Your Blog party created by the beautiful blog, 2 Bags Full! I am so excited to be taking part in this wonderful adventure! I cannot wait to meet, greet and follow more blogs, and hopefully gain some new followers and friends of my own blog! I am a mixed media jewelry artist who is new to blogging, hence why this badge is in my actual post and not on the side. I haven't figured out how to get it there and not mess up the rest of my sidebar! My blog is a "behind the beads" peek at all the wonderful things going on in my world. Of course, not everything is wonderful, but then nobody wants to read about that. The rest, I plan to glaze over with humor! Seriously, I hope you will join me on this journey and I hope you enjoy my blog! I will keep this post nice and short, as I know you have a lot of blog hopping to do. However, to sweeten the pot, if you follow, comment or email me (tab on the sidebar) before February 1st, then I will send you a pair of earrings! Welcome to Blue Finch!

Until next time, I hope you grow your blog too!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Thanking my Tribe




In keeping with my NewYear's resolution of making this a "year of doing", I wanted to take a few minutes to say thank you to my ever supportive tribe, The Greater Birmingham Bead Society. When my friend and I started this a few years ago, never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that I would get out of it way more than all the hours I spent putting into it. What started out as a way to just provide an outlet for education and networking among like minded folks, turned out to be in many ways, a life changing catalyst. I've met beautiful, talented people from all walks of life. I've witnessed beginning beaders and seasoned artists bring their own unique talents to the table and create something new and exciting. We've pushed each other to be better artists, take on new challenges and expand our visions. We've supported each other through illness, failure and loss, and celebrated our success and growth. Through it all, this wonderful tribe of mine has encouraged me to become a better artist and on many levels, a better person. They have patiently listened while I've given presentations. They have attended my workshops to give me some much needed teaching experience.  They've given me great encouragement and when needed, constructive criticism. And they have given me so much more. The two simple words "thank you" will never be enough, or convey what I really want to say, but I hope my  tribe, my GBBS family, knows this.

Until next time, I hope you find your tribe...