Precious Pressies

These are the fabulous pressies we exchanged at the 2012 Ohio Beaders' Retreat - 1,000,000 calorie eye candy!

Rosalie's Been Busy!

Ooooh! Don't you just love Rosalie's
rose garden beaded cuff?

This bead wrapped snow quartz teardrop set is perfect for summer!

More Pictures...

Here's what Mary's been doing... nice work Mary!

One of Mary's favorite pieces is this bag designed by Deb Bergs and published in her "Inspirations Beaded Bags " pattern book. Mary designed the fringe and strap and stitched the bag with Delica beads, one bead at a time. One side is the little girl, the other side is a geometric panel.

Now that was a LOT of work!

First "Picture This" Posts

Diana had made a bracelet that was too big for her, so she made a second one in her size and added flowers and some sparkle. It's loaded with color and shapes and fun and is her go to piece for this summer!

This choker, made it for a Bead Mavens challenge, is one of Bonnie's favorite pieces but was purchased by someone who saw it during construction so she never got to wear it. Boo Hoo! :-)

New Challenge

Ring Along Challenge Final Pics

The rings are all in and there are 27 of them - WOW!
Great participation guys, hope you all had fun.


Just Under The WIRE (groan LOL!)

Diva Kim Gets Out Her Camera At Last

Sue Couldn't Resist!

Diana and Mary Ringing Along

Flowers and filigree - how pretty Diana

And here's Mary's latest ring

Everybody wants to get into the act!

It's a Horse Race - look out Rosalie, 
here comes Mary passing on the outside! LOL!!!

Rosalie's been a busy beaver too!

Go Rosalie!

Eva's Ethiopian opal ring

There's a story behind this ring! You can read about it here.

We Have New Rings!

Keep 'em coming folks - 
a girl can never have too many rings!

We have rings!

Wow! Mary's been making rings! Go Mary!!!
Check them out...

Mary didn't think that one was quite right so she made another one...


and then...

and then...

and then...

she did this one from Eva's tutorial

Eva made this one at Wednesday's Beadie Buddies.
How about that green opal and copper together!

Uh oh! It's Mary again ;-D


Ring Along - March Challenge

For our March challenge, we'll be making rings together. Most of us will be making one (or both) of these rings:

the Ocean Blue beaded ring designed by uamouse of My Daily Bead Blog

You can see her video tutorial here.

the Celtic style wire wrapped ring with love knot designed by Rachel Murgatroyd of

You can see her video tutorial here.

Be sure to check back to see our progress as we work and our completed rings when we finish.

January - February 2012 Challenge