August 5, 2012

My Beading Heart...

so, i had this yen to bling some shells.
please don't ask me to explain...
just a fit of whimsy!

these things i just go with them!

resistance is futile...

whimsy will have its way with you!
{and i mean that in a totally G-rated way! ;}

this "whim" actually required a bit of planning...
and internet, i'm not so sure i can
legitimately call it "whimsy"! {please don't tell
the people at merriam-websters! they might send
the word police after me!}

when i first felt that yen...i didn't have enough beads!
i know! any hoarder worth their salt would have had
scads of beady goodness at the ready...but i didn't!
much shame and self-loathing ensued!

guess i have to turn in my "united hoarders of America" card, huh?

but i knew were to turn...
my old standby, Fire Mountain Gems .
that fun bunch of hippies up in oregon!

they have anything and everything you can imagine!
word to the wise though...from me....the unwise!
get the catalog and figure out what you want first
before you place your order on-line! will order things you don't need
because there are just SO many dang things to choose
from that your brain will turn to marshmallow fluff!

and beads, apparently, exist in an alice in wonderland-like
opposite-land space-time continuum! so, all the size 6/0 pink
beads i got...are huge! you want nothing larger than 11/0...
trust me on this!

which is not to presume that you would want sparkly shells and
starfish...this may just be a garish OC thing! but should you desire
to bling shells of your own...smaller is better {and yes, this flies in
the face of all that is OC...but maybe big only applies to things
that are filled with saline/silicone for $5000, alex! although i have
had no independent confirmation on this subject! ;}...and get some
swarovskis while you're at it!
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  1. Replies
    1. I agree!!! They all look so beautiful :) Great job!!!!

  2. These shells look like something from a dream . . . they are simply gorgeous! Connie :)

  3. The beads look beautiful on the starfish and shells!

  4. Terrific. Did you have to play five million pick up with the seed beads? Every time I get them out all I hear is them pinging to the floor. I had to take myself off the Fire Mountain mailing list. The pull of the catalog was too strong. Of course I still have two million "someday project" beads left over. Enjoy. These are stunning.

  5. They are beautiful--I love seed beads!

  6. Emm, I am completly in love with these! Gorgeous!

  7. Oh my. Wait until Lavender Dreamer sees this...

    Simply marvelous!

  8. cripes M----I can't believe how pretty these are! When I saw the picture of them in the pastry jar, I ran for the sugar canister!
    Me thinks you must dream in starfish and shells : )
    much love...

  9. Gorgeous. What kind of glue did you use? It doesn't show at all. They turned out just beautiful.

  10. I love those beaded shells and I'm thinking of Christmas as I type.....

  11. Wow - these are amazingly beautiful!!! xoxo, tracie

  12. Amazing! These are totally dreamy and I love your photography of them too. I can't imagine how long that took, but the result is worth every bit of effort! ~Lili

  13. Talk about the bling-bling! They look beautiful! Like Lili said above, I am sitting here wondering how long it took to apply all those pretties?!


  14. These.are.beautiful!!!!!!!!

  15. So incredibly beautiful. Total shimmery and romantic. Did you add those beads by hand? no way. But how incredibly beautiful, so inspiring, got my mind going! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – your creativity helped make the party a success!

  16. This post is just so danged cute I swear.

    LOVE your blinged em- your pics are incredible and I ♥ your style!

  17. Your shells turned out beautiful!

  18. Those look great, I'm in favor of blinging most things I can get ahold of.

  19. Oh my Gosh ~! I love this. Well, your bling is working for you. I love them. Now, you must tell me. Roll them in glue and then in the beads? I just might have to try this when I get the urge to do some blinging. Have a wonderful day ;-)

  20. Oh my gosh! Those shells look pretty amazing! I have recently painted some, but never thought to bead them. Thank you for the inspiration. I found your link on BNOTP and I am now your newest follower. I look forward to exploring your blog more.

    Have a great week!


  21. What a sweet idea! I love your blingy shells! :) Thanks for the link to the bead shop, too!

    xoxo laurie

  22. Ok when i get home i am going t see how many tiny beads I have in my armoire of hording little bitty things. I think I have some beads I picked up at an estate sale once the gal was an artisit of repurposed items and she had rooms of beads!!!
    I am sure I don't have enough to do several shells but maybe 2 ?

    thanks for showing us your creations

  23. I love these shells...absolutely stunning! I pinned them and am adding you to my reading list. I'm so glad I found your blog.
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  24. Oh wow! Those are awesome! Beautiful job!

  25. Oh my goodness..what a lovely idea. Seed beads are one of my favourites as they remind me so much of my grandma...she loved to create with them and had jars and jars full when I was young...hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  26. They are amazing! Very original.
    Beth x

  27. This is a wonderful idea! For me, I think it would probably turn into a sticky, glue-y mess but you turned ordinary shells into something so beautiful:) I have a lot of shells I've been collecting so I'm always looking for idea' pretty these would be on a Christmas tree!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today:)

  28. Oh thank you so much for your kind comment over on my little blog! I LoVe those shells, they look so so pretty.
    Victoria xx

  29. They look gorgeous!!!

    Hugs, Jenny

  30. Beautiful! Love the starfish! Now I am thinking of blinging all sorts of everything!

  31. Wow!! So beautiful! Just breathtaking!!!!!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Round Up party is open!

  32. Oh, these are stunning!! Just found you through Jennifer Rizzo and am your newest follower-love your blog and your style! I'd love you to visit and say hi :)


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