Sunday, May 31, 2015

I love old stuff!

Well though I am soo far behind on, well, everything, I have been busy. I am going to apologize now for the blog wierdness. As I learn hopefully it won't be too annoying. I keep working on it and it you will see the transformation.
I still am very interested in history and will continue to apply it to the blog. I have a saying, "I love old stuff." and I do!

I had the opportunity to be a guest of a dear friend who took me to Ann Arbor Michigan. She treated me like A QUEEN! I hit caps by accident there but that is how I felt that day. It was great fun!

Of course my first stop was a bead shop called "The Bead Gallery" 311 E. Liberty Ann Arbor Mi 48104, ph-734-663-6800, and I was thrilled to find out that they have a wonderful supply of ancient beads! Pre-Colombian, African Trade Beads, Dutch Donuts, Czech, Nigeria, Asian, Ancient Roman, Afghanistan!!! Wow! There shop also sells beautiful clothing, connected boutique, "Adorn Me" (To both shops)

Aurora and Courtney

Wonderful staff!!! These ladies were so helpful and knowledgeable! Pleasant and patient I can't wait to get back there!


My scores from the day, wonderful cherry wine, thank you  Diana, $8 pasta machine from thrift store, and my ancient beads! I have all ready made a necklace and earrings.

  My vintage Czech and German glass beads!!!!

Gotta stop here for sweet cherry delights!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Today as I was looking at some of the blogs that I follow I saw this video of Jon Anderson making one of his Fimo art creations. Wow! and wow again!

Jon Anderson Fimo Creations Papa Elephant
Sculpture is approximately 7 inches long by 5 inches high.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

It's my blog and I'll change it if I want to...

Well the title says it all. I changed the name of my blog. I guess it's better to do it early in the game.
I came up with the name Barn Burd one night as I was contemplating how I wanted to express myself with bead making.   I thought about how I grew up and the experiences tat I had and being in a barn with animals was a huge part of it. I was so verrrrry tired and so I wouldn't forget my thoughts I wrote in my sketch book, "Barn burd". The next day I laughed because I spelled bird wrong but the word Burd stuck with me.
A few days ago I had a friend over and I was showing her my Barn Burd series and she said, "What a cool name, you could have a whole business built on that name." It struck me because I feel that I always have to explain Nassarius100 to people and they still don't get it.Since I love how history affects us I am still going to base my site around history but I guess it will be more personal.
I love rustic things and the theme fit well with that thought. I also love vintage, art deco and really I can go on and on. I feel that my brain never stops so I incorporate what works for me at the moment. I am still discovering myself and I have to say I am enjoying the journey very much.