Monday, July 19, 2010

Ring Project at the Bead Hive

August 7th 11:00am, they are doing a wrap around ring, it has 2 beads on it. Should be fast and simple. Shouldn't be more that $5 depending on what 2 beads you select to put on. No tuition, just the cost of supplies. I've singed up for the class if anyone else wants to join me, I'll be there!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I've Got The Bug

So I've got the jewlery, need time with grown ups bug. I saw these on and liked them and was wondering if anyone would want to get together for jewlery night sometime in April.

They would be $13.00 and should be fairly easy to put together.

Anyhow, I would be willing to host at my house but I know a couple of you are "career-widows" right now and if it would make it easier for one of you to put up your house so you could get together, too, I could still collect the $$$ and make the order.

I was thinking maybe the night of the 7th or 14th. Let me know what your think.

Have a happy . . .

Monday, February 1, 2010


Okay girls, these are beautiful... and what we are going to attempt to make~
This gives a good idea of using different fabrics. I never thought of using a silk....
They are also shown here.
So cute!! I am way excited to make these!
Let me know if you are bringing your own fabric and clips/headbands or if you would like me to have them here. I am good either way.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Just thought I'd plan a little party and break up our exciting tax season going on here!!

I made these bows with the help of my talented sister in law, and thought I'd share the idea.
I don't have a close up picture of the rosettes, but they are cute also. I will try to make some more and post those pics soon.

In the meantime....
Save this date:
Thursday, February 11th

What you need:
To make one like this, I used 1/8 yard cotton fabric.
Home decor fabric looks the best in my opinion.
Hair clips or head bands to hot glue it to.
Ribbon if you want to cover your clips or headbands.
If you want any gems or buttons to hot glue to the rosettes, it looks really cute.
2-4" wide sheer ribbon makes a really cute bow also. (The brown bow in the above picture)

If anyone has scissors or hot glue guns they can bring that would be great.
I will be making some more this week and post some up close pictures.
Let me know if you have any questions. See you then!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cheap Beads for Watches

Hey Everyone-

This Thursday for my ward's Relief Society Meeting (enrichment) we're making watches. You're all invited to buy beads if you'd like (since I was put in charge of it). My friend is coming to teach ladies in my ward how to make them. Please don’t feel like you have to stay, just stop by and browse through her selection. She bought a whole bunch of faces & beads in bulk-so there will be plenty.

The price: .5 - .65 per bead
Faces: $8-$10
Pre-made bands: $15

Time: 6:30
My church building is located on 15th street.
Head west on 17th-and turn right (north) on Curtis (just 2 blocks before Yellowstone) then take a right on 15th and you'll see it

Call me if you have any questions: 716-5243



Friday, September 18, 2009

Watch Making Party!!

I don't know about you guys, but I am in dire need of a PARTY! So, our beading club is having a watch making party! It will be on Wednesday, September 30th at 8:00 p.m. at Melanie's house.
If you still haven't bought your beads, here are some ideas. I found them off of You can go there for even more ideas.

Here is what you need to bring:
- Beads (it looks like you need between 12-15 medium-large beads, depending on the size and some spacer beads
- 2 Spacer Bars......I think you can find them at the craft/beading stores, but I haven't had a chance to look yet. There are a bunch of different kinds so I thought we should each pick out our own. They need to have at least 2 holes in them. If you've never seen them, you can go to this website to see what they look like:
- Watch Face - with the bars on either side
I will have 3 different sizes of lobster clasps which run about 30-35 cents per clasp that you can buy that night or bring your own (You will need 4 of them). I will provide the stretchy cord and the jewelry glue.
Mel's Disclaimer: I have NEVER made one of these watches so there are no guarantees for perfection. I think it will be fun. Leave me a comment to tell me if you are planning on coming. :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Yo Yo necklace

I found this today and I think it's so incredibly cute...
Google yo yo necklace on google images and you can find many more examples. I just had to share it because I thought it was so cute.