Monday, August 30, 2010

Inspired- neck deep in mixed-media



Hello friends!

I keep forgetting that I can just type you a quick blip with a picture instead of having this super long super detailed blog every time ;)

You have not heard from me in a few days since I have been super inspired and neck deep in my mixed-media jewelry piece.Here is a teaser picture. As you can see lots of construction going on. So far it took me 4 days to make the beads. I will say that not all of them turned out how I wanted and it took me a few to get the design the way I wanted. I just got all of my soldered charms taped up and ready for solder. I was actually just getting ready to set up everything to get my solder on, but thought I would send you a quick hello and let you know what I was up to :D

I got a few more supplies along with some amazing "found objects" from mom's house :D I'm super excited to be creating all sorts of amazing things for you!

See you soon!

Much love,

Genea

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Black & White & awesome all over

Hello friends!

I am excited to be offering some black and white and round beads in the shop today along with a rainbow ruffle ribbon heart :D

This cool weather has me feeling fantastic! I love having my windows open with the fans pulling in all of the lovely fresh air. The house is happy to be breathing as well. I can totally tell :) The dogs have been glued to the windows and back door watching for anything that might be trying to sneak in their yard!

I have been BUSY in the studio making some new beads for some designs that have been bouncing around in my head. I have been making them for the last 3 days and still probably have a few more days of lampworking and then some soldered charm making after that! These new pieces are going to be f*ing amazing! So I will give you some hints as to what I have "brewing". I am working on some coffee themed things and then maybe something with a recycling theme. I am ALL about this new mixed media stuff I have been seeing. I love the artistic and whimsical style!

NEW IN THE SHOP.....

Black and white baby and ROUND! Can you believe it?! Sometimes you need to pull up your sleeves and bust out the intricate stuff to make sure you still got it ;) Looks like I do indeed :D
"Tuxedo" BIB(bead-inside-a-bead-hollow)- Dizzy spirals of white are embraced by a band of thick black. Raked be-dotted tear drops accent the sides along with some tiny black dotties. Inner bead is a black and white poked eye bead(the one with the bubbles trapped inside). I just LOVE these style beads. They are definitely the "unicorns" of lampwork beads. Not many people make them so I like to push the envelope and make them more and more intricate every time I create them. They sure are a PITA to clean though! Let me tell ya! The "dinge" you may see is particles of bead release or condensation inside the hollow. It looks way worse from the camera than it does with your own eyes.

"Inverted"- a set of 9 rounds. Intricate masked dot beads and simple dotted spacers. Every now and again you have to bust out these designs to show you still got it ;)

Rainbow Ruffle Ribbon Heart- "Mirror, Mirror"- super reflective clear encases a dizzy black spiral. Ruffly ribbons of white and black hug the sides. On the top a raked white heart with polka dots finishes off the design. I just love this style heart. It's so SHINY!

Well I must be on my way. I am meeting up with my friend Tina to go enjoy a walk in this gorgeous weather!

Have a terrific night!

Much love,

Genea

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Genea Beads "Aha Moment" on Glass Beads for Mutual of Omaha

Hello friends!

Well here it is! Lol, can you say nervous?! Isn't it weird to hear yourself talk? You're always like.. Is that what I sound like?! It reminds me of that blip from Emperor's New Groove when Yzma has been turned into the kitten. Lol, anyone else thought that before? Anyways... This is the recording of my "Aha Moment" for Mutual of Omaha. We filmed this in the power and light district of Kansas City, Missouri.

Genea Beads- Glass Beads

Enjoy!

Much love,

Genea

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Genea Beads give-away on Deal Wise Mommy's site

Hello friends!

I have just received conformation on the Genea Beads give-away on Deal Wise Mommy's site! The give-away is scheduled for OCTOBER 5, 2010! Mark your calendars and be sure to check everything out! I will do another post when it's closer to the date.

See you soon.

Much love,

Genea

2 in one day! Genea Beads in the "Windy Day" Treasury


Hello friends!

Wow! 2 in one day! I am excited to let everyone know that my work has been featured in the "Windy Day" treasury by jemsbyjbandcompany. Come on by and see what your fellow Etsians are creating!

Much love,

Genea

New shop goodies, a treasury and collaboration

Hello friends!

I'm excited to be adding new things to the shop. I will be having my giveaway with Deal Wise Mommy soon. Stay tuned for updates!

I am excited to have been featured in a treasury by the very lovely and talented Lorelei1141. The treasury is called Friday Finds with Lorelei.

Here is the unique piece Lorelei made with my wing ding beads! It is part of her Harbinger Collection Floral Tin Disc with Wing Dings and Chain. This item already flew out of the shop, but I thought you might enjoy seeing the gorgeous piece she created. Lorelei has tons of other beautiful designs so I am sure you will find something that tickles your fancy :)


LOOK WHAT WE FOUND ON ETSY....

My friend Christina and I were tooling around Etsy and found this super silly shop called Bean Forest. This was my favorite button! I'd love to be a bird.

We also came across these very unique eyelash jewelry by Spiry.

NEW IN THE SHOP....
Crazy Daisy-white- A fun macrame style ring on lime green knotted cord with yellow seed bead accents. At the center a white ruffle daisy sits with a yellow and lime spotted spacer. Ring is a size 8.
Daisy Burst- Lavender Blush- A fun tab style creased bead in blush pink and lavender is decorated with a flattened yellow dot and medium pink raked heart. Stripey leaves of white and green hug the sides on an adjustable base metal band. Ring base is a size 8, but maybe squeezed to be smaller or stretched to be larger.
Daisy Burst-Shasta- A fun tab style creased bead white is decorated with a flattened yellow dot and mulberry pink raked heart. Stripey leaves of white and green hug the sides on an adjustable base metal band. Ring base is a size 8, but maybe squeezed to be smaller or stretched to be larger.

More WING DING WATERFALL necklaces! Since I will be giving away a necklace on Deal Wise Mommy's site I wanted to make sure the shop was nice and full of these gorgeous necklaces! You know Christmas will be right around the corner.....
Wing Ding Waterfall- Jewel Tone- A collection of deep rich jewel tone transparent glass in colors of: ruby pink , amethyst purple, emerald green, denim blue, indigo blue and teal. Necklace is adjustable from 18-20" with a chain and lobster claw clasp.
Wing Ding Waterfall- Earth Blushes- A collection of rich earth tone with blushes in opaque glass in colors of: persimmon coral, terra cotta, yellow ochre, butternut squash, green apricot, and seafoam aqua. Necklace is adjustable from 18-20" with a chain and lobster claw clasp. I loved these colors so much I just HAD to make myself one. Before that Holly nabbed up the first one I had made. Everyone seems to love this color combination, so if you like it, you may want to nab it up quickly ;)
Wing Ding Waterfall- Rainbow Bold- Bold rainbow colors of: scarlet red, yellow orange, lemon yellow, lime green, turquoise, and orchid purple are knotted on black. Very eye catching and matches with every color!Wing Ding Waterfall- Rainbow Bright- You know me... I just LOVE bright colors! Here is a fantastic selection of just that along with some streakies! Pomegranate pink, poppy coral, lemon yellow, yellow green, streaky sky blue and streaky grape.

Wing Ding Waterfall- Sunny Skies- Bright blue sky is accented with lemon yellow, sunshine yellow, yellow orange, and tangerine orange. Enjoying summers bright blue sky and sunshine!

Well I am off to enjoy the sunshine and "cool" temp before it gets back up to 94 tomorrow!

Enjoy!

Much love,

Genea

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Happy Hour Wine Charms

Hello friends!

Wow is it late huh? Why am I up burning the midnight oil? Well I am taking my dear friend Rosalind out to buy a car tomorrow. I wanted to get these fun new items in my shop so I thought, well I'm up now, right?! So if any of this doesn't make sense tomorrow I hope you all can forgive me! lol

Dizzy Drink Dangles 2- Super fun dizzy spirals of: coral orange, lime green, aqua, and lavender are accented with dazzling swarovski crystals strung on a circular ring. What's your favorite drink?
Dizzy Drink Dangles 1- Super fun dizzy spirals of:pink, red, yellow and aqua are accented with dazzling swarovski crystals strung on a circular ring.
Wing Ding Wine Charm- Bright Earth- bright earth tones of: lime green, sunshine yellow, seafoam aqua, and coral are knotted on colorful cords with wire wrapped swarovski crystal dangles.
Wing Ding Wine Charm- Brights- Ultra bright transparent wing dings in colors of: fuchsia, purple, aqua and lime green are knotted with bright cords and wire wrapped sparkling swarovski crystals.






Wowee! I am excited to have been listed in this gorgeous treasury by Totally Legal Pot called Young TURQ(oise) Be Free Tonight! Check it out and support your handmade artists!

I will be doing a give away soon with Deal Wise Mommy for one of my fabulous NEW "Wing Ding Waterfall" necklaces soon! I will keep you posted on the exact date. Stay tuned.

Have a terrific weekend!

Much love,

Genea

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Flutter by, butterfly

Hello friends!

Well I am happy to say my computer has recovered from it's cold! We are up and running faster than ever! Thanks to my tech guys, Brandon and Jd!

What better way to celebrate than with some listings?! As you know it's WING DING MANIA! I got on a roll with my fun double paddle beads and look what came out!Front View.
Side view. Aren't they AMAZING! They are SO much fun to make and wear! A flight of fancy for your finger! All of these babies are carefully glued with super strong adhesive to basemetal backs making them adjustable for everyone to enjoy! Ring base is about a size 8, but can be squeezed smaller or stretched bigger to fit. Butterflies are aprox. 20mm across and 25mm tall from antenna top to wing bottom. Antenna's body and head are all made out of sterling silver components.
Here is what they look like on :)

"Keylime"- A fanciful little butterfly in my FAVORITE bright limey yellow odd lot glass.

"Coral"- Gorgeous coral orange with streaks of tangerine orange. A HOT, HOT color for this sizzling hot summer!
"Blush"- pretty in pink! Soft pastel pink with some slight darker pink variations. Romantic and whimsical."Purpure"- a GORGEOUS violet with blushes of ruby pink on the bottom. Another gorgeous odd lot glass from Bullseye. This is it peops! The last of the glass I had went to make this playful little butterfly :)

SHOUT OUTS...
Don't you just LOVE all of the creative people in your life that cross your path? I do :) Why don't you check out my creative friends by visiting their sites and showing them some love?

Lorelei, this hip chick makes some fantastical and funky asymmetrical jewelry designs! I just love her style and flair! Maybe you have seen her in the bead mags, if you havn't go on and check her out ;)

Lil Miss S, Meet my friend, Shannon! Not only does she create beautiful jewelry, but she is a fantastic photographer! Give her a holla and check out her goodies.

Bailey's Bruins, meet our newest Etsian, Tiffany! She creates darling, snuggly bears! Her shop is NEW, NEW NEW, so be sure to show her some love!

Who are your creative favorites? I just love seeing what all of the creative peops out there are making!

I'm so glad to be back online with you all! I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday with your friends and loved ones.

See you soon!

Much love,

Genea

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Infected

We got 157 virus' on the computer. We hope to be back up soon.