Beady-Eyed Beth


Me, Myself and Beads

Ask me anything

Submit

I am the New Admin of a Facebook Crafting Group

I was recently asked to admin an existing Facebook craft group in order to breathe new life into it.

A Video Showing How I Package My Bottle Cap Necklaces

No matter how small or inexpensive your product I feel it’s important to present it professionally,

Hand-Painted Decorative House Numbers - The Process

Hand-Painted Decorative House Numbers – The Process

My hand-painted house numbers

Hand-Painted Decorative House Numbers

I am the type of person who has 3 to 4 projects going at once. When I get tired of working on one I move to the next. One of my current projects has taught me that I really do love to doodle, and I really do love to paint. Combining the two has been loads of fun. My house number is “2728″ and appears no where on my house, so when I saw these bare wooden numbers at a craft store the crafty…

View On WordPress

Tagged: acrylic paintartcraftcraftingDIYdoodleetsyhouse numbershouseholdmod podgemod podge outdoortwinkling h2oszentangle

Sometimes You Just Need a Creative Quick-Fix. Yeah. Right.

Sometimes You Just Need a Creative Quick-Fix. Yeah. Right.

I love to create beautiful and interesting things, but the perfectionist in me often gets in the way of my creativity.  I don’t do failure well.  When learning a new technique I will first study it to death via online tutorials, books and magazines before attempting it,  simply because I fear failure.  It’s ridiculous, I know, but this perfectionist is far from perfect.  So, every now and then,…

View On WordPress

Bead-Snob-No-More Followup

It’s been a while since I wrote that blog post on being enlightened about paper beads.

Here are some photos of my first attempts at paper bead making…

20140524-083441-30881944.jpg20140524-083447-30887815.jpg20140524-083609-30969575.jpg20140524-083608-30968787.jpg20140524-083439-30879825.jpg20140524-083437-30877680.jpg20140524-083438-30878795.jpg

20140524-083446-30886535.jpg

 

20140524-083607-30967334.jpg20140524-083608-30968054.jpg

20140524-083443-30883821.jpg

 

20140524-083444-30884845.jpg

20140524-083440-30880860.jpg

View On WordPress

Random Thought on Juicing

The way I figure it, if you start your day off with a healthy, green, fruit and vegetable juice you’re more likely to eat healthy for the rest of the day, but even if you don’t you’ve at least gotten in a full day’s worth of nutrients at the start.

Random Thought on Juicing

The way I figure it, if you start your day off with a healthy, green, fruit and vegetable juice you’re more likely to eat healthy for the rest of the day, but even if you don’t you’ve at least gotten in a full day’s worth of nutrients at the start.

Confessions of a Bead Snob

I have a confession to make:  I used to be a bead snob.  In the past whenever I’d hear someone say “paper beads” my mind immediately conjured up images of either children making them as a craft project, or the charitable organization that helps African women empower themselves by making and selling paper beads.  I never took them seriously as a bead and jewelry maker.  Total snob.

However, (you…

View On WordPress

Tagged: beadingbeadscraftingjewelry makingpaperpaper beads

Serpentine wall. Aiken, SC.

Serpentine wall. Aiken, SC.

Aiken,SC. 8/6/2013

Aiken,SC. 8/6/2013

Heading to Hitchcock woods for a ride. Aiken, SC. 8/6/2013.

Heading to Hitchcock woods for a ride. Aiken, SC. 8/6/2013.