Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bead Woven Cuff Peyote Beaded Bracelet Silver and Black Delica Seed Beads to accent the Buffalo Turquoise stone is OOAK

Whether you're buying it for yourself or to surprise that special someone, this bracelet is certain to take center stage. It's perfect for both everyday wear and for special occasions.
This peyote beaded bracelet is not an original design of mine. I do design many pieces, however, this piece I replicated from a North American Indian museum piece. While visiting a museum in Northern California I saw this particular belt. I believe they said the piece on exhibit was over 200 years old. I sketched the design, brought the idea home and replicated it from my drawing. I added some accents to enhance the beads.
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Transform your jeans and tee shirt to a statement outfit

Sizing..............this piece measures 7" by 1 3/8"

Finished off with a simple silver plated toggle closure to compliment the bracelet

For custom items please provide your wrist measurement and whether you prefer a loose or tight fit.


I make every single piece of jewelry of mine with special care and love and I hope you like them! I use only the finest material. I do all the beadwork by hand with a needle and 6 pound test fishing line. The strength of the fishing line gives the piece strength and body.

All items will arrive in a gift box.

I'm sure you will feel special when you wear any of my items. Enjoy!

Colors of items may be slightly different from how they appear on your screen. We strive to photograph colors to be exact as possible.



Saturday, April 23, 2016

Beaded Bracelet - OOAK - Beaded Wide Cuff - BOHO - Peyote Beaded Woven Bracelet - Turquoise Beaded Bracelet


Stunning turquoise accented with some sparkly silver bugles and edged with silver Delica beads.



The pictured pieces measures approximately 6 3/4 " by 1 1/2" finished with a simple silver magnet closure with a safety chain.



http://www.etsy.com/shop/TombstoneBeads



I make every single piece of jewelry of mine with special care and love and I hope you like them! I use only the finest material. I do all the beadwork by hand with a needle and 6 pound test fishing line.


The strength of the fishing line gives the piece strength and body.


All items will arrive in a gift box.


Handmade beaded bracelets make sophisticated accessories for casual or business outfits, as well as perfect gifts. If the bracelet is a gift, we would be happy to write a special message on a card to include in the gift wrapping. We never include an invoice in our packaging. If that is required please request at time of order.


A perfect example would be your bridal attendant gift. Coordinate your colors or choose the attendants favorite colors. There are endless possibilities. Please contact me for more information.
I'm sure you will feel special when you wear any of my items. Enjoy!


Colors of items may be slightly different from how they appear on your screen. We strive to photograph colors to be exact as possible.

***Discounts given for multiple pieces ordered

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Beadwoven Peyote Beaded Bracelet Delica Beads of Copper, Topaz and a splash of white to Accent the Cubic Zirconia, One of a Kind

Whether you're buying it for yourself or to surprise that special someone, this bracelet is certain to take center stage. It's perfect for both everyday wear and for special occasions.


This peyote beaded bracelet is not an original design of mine. I do design many pieces, however, this piece I replicated from a North American Indian museum piece. While visiting a museum in Northern California I saw this particular belt. I believe they said the piece on exhibit was over 200 years old. I sketched the design, brought the idea home and replicated it from my drawing. I added some accents to enhance the beads.

Transform your jeans and tee shirt to a statement outfit




Sizing..............this piece measures 7" by 1 3/8"


Finished off with a simple copper plated closure to compliment the bracelet


For custom items please provide your wrist measurement and whether you prefer a loose or tight fit.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TombstoneBeads


I make every single piece of jewelry of mine with special care and love and I hope you like them! I use only the finest material. I do all the beadwork by hand with a needle and 6 pound test fishing line. The strength of the fishing line gives the piece strength and body.


All items will arrive in a gift box.


I'm sure you will feel special when you wear any of my items. Enjoy!
Colors of items may be slightly different from how they appear on your screen. We strive to photograph colors to be exact as possible.
***Discounts given for multiple pieces ordered

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Something for summer

OOAK Southwest style Beaded Sunglasses - Custom Eyewear

This OOAK pair of Southwest style beaded sunglasses is adorned with two Jasper stones on each temple.

The stones and beads are held in place with a special adhesive fixative, so rest assured they will not loosen with regular wear.

Glasses frames are of polycarbonate and lens are UV 400

Find other design and shapes of eye wear by clicking on this link to our shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/TombstoneBeads

I make every single piece of jewelry and bead every pair of sunglasses with special care. I do not use a loom I do all my beading by hand. I hope you like them! I'm sure you will feel special when you wear any of them! Enjoy!

My collection is handcrafted so please allow for slight variations in items.
Colors of items may be slightly different from how they appear on your screen. We strive to photograph colors to be exact as possible.

***Discounts given for multiple pieces ordered

Friday, April 15, 2016

Peyote Bead Woven Bracelet - Statement Bracelet - Red - White - Blue Seed Beads - OOAK Beaded Cuff - BOHO Retro Bracelet








Peyote Bead Woven Bracelet - Statement Bracelet - Red - White - Blue Seed Beads - OOAK Beaded Cuff - BOHO Retro Bracelet

This bracelet reminds me of summer. This crisp red, white and blue piece you can wear to the office or out with your special someone to that summer concert. Think of the compliments you'll get.

Sizing..............this piece measures 7" by 1"

Finished of with a simple silver plated toggle closure.

For custom items please provide your wrist measurement and whether you prefer a loose or tight fit.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TombstoneBeads

I make every single piece of jewelry of mine with special care and love and I hope you like them! I use only the finest material. I do all the bead work by hand with a needle and 6 pound test fishing line. The strength of the fishing line gives the piece strength and body.

All items will arrive in a gift box.

I'm sure you will feel special when you wear any of my items. Enjoy!

Colors of items may be slightly different from how they appear on your screen. We strive to photograph colors to be exact as possible.


***Discounts given for multiple pieces ordered

FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE CONTACT THE SELLER FOR SHIPPING FEES

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Bead Woven Bracelet - Southwest Beaded Bracelet - Peyote Beaded OOAK- Amethyst Delica Beads



This One of a Kind Southwest Peyote Beaded Bracelet in Amethyst, and earth tone seed beads displaying perfectly cut Jasper stones.. The copper finished toggle completes this piece.

The cut of the stones and the custom design of the piece make this a one of a kind never to be duplicated.

Whether you are buying is for yourself or to surprise a special someone this bracelet is certain to take center stage.

Sizing..............this piece measures 7" by 1 1/2"

For custom items please provide your wrist measurement and whether you prefer a loose or tight fit.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TombstoneBeads

I make every single piece of jewelry of mine with special care and love and I hope you like them! I use only the finest material. I do all the beadwork by hand with a needle and 6 pound test fishing line. The strength of the fishing line gives the piece strength and body.

All items will arrive in a gift box.

I'm sure you will feel special when you wear any of my items. Enjoy!

Colors of items may be slightly different from how they appear on your screen. We strive to photograph colors to be exact as possible.

***Discounts given for multiple pieces ordered

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Beadwork Beaded Bracelet - One of a Kind . Bead Woven Cuff - Tourquoise Stone - Peyote Beadwork Bracelet - OOAK Native American Design

Beadwork Beaded Bracelet - One of a Kind - Bead Woven Cuff -Turquoise Stone - Peyote Beadwork Bracelet .OOAK - Southwest Design
This One of a Kind is my newest design that shows the turquoise stone in the center of this Southwest Beaded Cuff. The turquoise stone is from the Kingman Mine in Kingman Arizona. The cream, topaz and golden amber colored beads make a striking combination.
A one of a kind never will be duplicated.

Whether you're buying it for yourself or to surprise that special someone, this bracelet is certain to take center stage. It's perfect for both everyday wear and for special occasions..

This peyote beaded bracelet is an original design of mine.

Transform your jeans and tee shirt to a statement outfit

Sizing..............this piece measures 7" by 1"

Finished off with a simple smoky pewter toggle closure to compliment the bracelet

My collection is handcrafted so please allow for slight variations in items.

For custom items please provide your wrist measurement and whether you prefer a loose or tight fit.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TombstoneBeads

I make every single piece of jewelry of mine with special care and love and I hope you like them! I use only the finest material. I do all the beadwork by hand with a needle and 6 pound test fishing line. The strength of the fishing line gives the piece strength and body.

All items will arrive in a gift box.

I'm sure you will feel special when you wear any of my items. Enjoy!

Colors of items may be slightly different from how they appear on your screen. We strive to photograph colors to be exact as possible.

***Discounts given for multiple pieces ordered


Friday, April 08, 2016

Southwest Beaded Bracelet - OOAK - Southwest Style Beaded Bracelet - Earthtones - Turquoise Stone


This One of a Kind is my newest design that shows the turquoise stone in the center of this Southwest Beaded Cuff. The turquoise stone is from the Kingman Mine in Kingman Arizona. The cream, topaz and golden amber colored beads make a striking combination.
A one of a kind never will be duplicated.



Whether you're buying it for yourself or to surprise that special someone, this bracelet is certain to take center stage. It's perfect for both everyday wear and for special occasions..

This peyote beaded bracelet is an original design of mine.

Transform your jeans and tee shirt to a statement outfit

Sizing..............this piece measures 7" by 1.25

Finished off with a simple gold plated toggle closure to compliment the bracelet

My collection is handcrafted so please allow for slight variations in items.

For custom items please provide your wrist measurement and whether you prefer a loose or tight fit.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TombstoneBeads

I make every single piece of jewelry of mine with special care and love and I hope you like them! I use only the finest material. I do all the beadwork by hand with a needle and 6 pound test fishing line. The strength of the fishing line gives the piece strength and body.

All items will arrive in a gift box.

I'm sure you will feel special when you wear any of my items. Enjoy!

Colors of items may be slightly different from how they appear on your screen. We strive to photograph colors to be exact as possible.

***Discounts given for multiple pieces ordered



Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Been a very long time



I really should be ashamed of myself.  But then many of you know life does get in the way of things. 


We were lucky enough to spend the summer in the Santa Ynez Valley.  We left there in November, spent some time with family friends and holiday celebrating.


All the while mind you Mr Beader  has been creating like crazy.  The man amazes me sometimes.  But his creations are lovely. 


So that is why I'm back I need to show you what he has done lately.


His shop on Etsy is full and getting fuller as I type.  Go look here and you'll see what I am talking about.

And for more pieces from Mr Beader



Friday, October 30, 2015

Santa Barbara

Mission Santa Bárbara was founded 4 December 1786 (10th in order) by Padre Fermin Francisco de Lasuén. The mission is named for Saint Barbara and carries the nickname “Queen of the Missions” for its beautiful exterior (the Indian name was Taynayan). It is the only mission with two towers. Parts of the water system for the mission are still in use today by the city of Santa Barbara. The church is active. 
 
 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Long Hair rant

Scroll on by if ya don't wanna hear me crab about a subject that bugs the hell outta me.  My intention is not to offend anyone.

This is referring to women with long hair.  I think long hair is beautiful.  Some women wear it better than others.  I'm speaking of long hair that is the right length to pull back and wear in a ponytail.  Thick gorgeous hair that I could never have but have never lusted over because I knew that style was just never me or my fine locks.

Now picture a female, any age really long gorgeous hair.  It's hot out.  I am in line behind this human.  Now this is what bugs me about females with long hair.........................the female in front of me is playing with her hair.  Not just playing, twisting strands, then reaching in her pocket  and pulling out a twisty thing, flips her hair several times, once in my face because the guy behind me is standing so close I cannot move away.   So I step to the side  while in front of me said female flings her hair back and forth to get the right angle I guess for her to contain her long locks. 

I guess it wouldn't have bothered me so much but I had an open tray of food I was holding. Now this was not the only time this type of incident has happened........... more times than I can remember.






Friday, May 22, 2015

Summertime favorite

for many that would be strawberries.  That includes this household.  And we are a lucky household because we happen to be in the very finest growing area for strawberries, well actually berries of all kinds.  This area is great for growing tasty grapes for your wine pleasure.  But strawberry growers from the area feed the USA and some areas of Canada.  

this is what a strawberry should look like red all the way thru
Unfortunately you may notice a price increase this year in a lot of your produce not just berries.  You can blame it on the drought we are having in California.  Just remember we are all paying the price even though most of the berries are grown in our back yard.  Wonder what it's going to do to the wine prices.

We hear this may be an El Niño year but if you read all the quotes you'll see it is not to be a solution to our drought situation.  So..........

Friday, May 08, 2015

The life of an RV'er

I have written more than once about our life in our RV.  It can be quite rewarding .  Think about it.  Your retired without a care in the world traveling around the USA and Canada meeting up with old friends and making new ones.  Aaaaahhhh there's the tiny problem.  Well not a problem really just a difficulty.  Making new friends and then moving on to another area.  But then we do have a bit of Gypsy in our soul.

As we have traveled in our RV we have visited almost every state in the Continental US and several Provinces in Canada.

Have been rewarded with making new friends everywhere we have dropped anchor. We have situated ourselves of late, near family which is such a plus.  My family actually,  as Mr's family is waaaay up in Canada.  Nothing better than talking to my sister and planning a day of meeting up and having lunch and just being together.  

Where we are now it's like a small family.  Occasionally we may enjoy meals together, potluck style. You never know who is gonna come by to share a meal.  Certainly all are welcome. The weather here is a bit cooler in the evenings so a warm meal around a well built fire is quite welcome.  This weekend the weather will still be on the cool side so I'm going to make my posole.  Find the recipe here.  This is a hearty soup stew kinda meal, perfect for this weather.   Someone will surely make cornbread or bring some crusty bread.

This could be a fun summer


 

Friday, May 01, 2015

An abundance of lemons

Well at least there used to be.  In 1875, 3,000 lemon trees were planted in the first commercial lemon orchard planting in California. Goleta's earliest commercial irrigation also took place on the ranch, and you can still visit 'Lake Los Carneros, the pond created by the Stows. Sherman Stow's son, state senator Edgar Whitney Stow, set up a research laboratory at the ranch and developed disease resistant lemon rootstock of great value to local growers.

The Stow House was once the headquarters of Rancho La Patera. In 1871, William Whitney Stow, a legal counsel for Southern Pacific Railroad in San Francisco, purchased 1,043 acres (4.22 km2) costing $28,677 for his son, Sherman P. Stow. Sherman Stow built a Carpenter Gothic Victorian style home on the site and moved into the house with his bride, Ida G. Hollister, in 1873. The family expanded the house in two major renovations in the 1880s and 1910s. The house was occupied by three generations of Stow descendants

The house museum displays family photographs and furniture, with stories of Sherman and Ida Stow and their many descendants.  


This gorgeous,  historic venue is available for daytime (until sunset) events. The property surrounding the home is quite charming.



this photo was copied from http://stowhouse.com/venue-rental/

 If ever in this area stop by this venue as it is well worth the time.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

It's all about the cheese

And we here love cheese. I am especially fond of fresh burrata.  Now burrata has been around for awhile and it seems it is getting quite trendy.  A couple of my favorite eateries  have burrata on their menu.  Fancy, schmancy hamburger joints are putting this cheese on their burgers. Have yet to try that.

My favorite way to eat this delite is to replicate this photo.  Now Mr is somewhat still a bit skeptical of this cheese,  but hey leaves more for me.


You will  find the ingredients and directions here

Meredith has some great recipes on her blog so while you are there take a peek around her blog.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Settling in

If you like wine this is the area to visit.
  It takes a bit to settle in when you travel to a new RV place.  We were in Southern Arizona for several months and you tend to get imbedded in to your spot.  So pulling up anchor and moving can be a bit of a chore.  We are now in Southern California , actually in the beautiful area of the Santa Ynez Valley and loving every minute of our visit.  Hoping to be here for awhile.





 For more views of the beautiful vistas.....................






Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Nice thought

I found the page on Pinterest.  Would be nice if it was colored and hung out on my desktop or maybe yours.     

Monday, March 30, 2015

On the move again

This move will take us to the area of Santa Barbara.  Beautiful wine country and near the ocean.  And I know this is kinda odd to mention but in the area they grow some of the best strawberries known to mankind.

What is quite special is that hopefully we shall be at this location awhile. And working with some of the nicest people we have ever worked with.  Talk about a bonus.  Not everyone can be that fortunate.  

I wrote here how this all startedIn fact I wrote a lot about our impending adventure of trying to get out of the  "blue tarp" state.  

We will be sharing a lot of local information and photos of the area so ...................

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A new annoyance

I have a new annoyance.  You know the kind of thing that drives ya crazy but you can deal with.  I have a colic at the crown of my head.

I have had it about a year or so.  Thinking I could handle this I decided to let my hair grow out a bit.  Thinking the longer locks would tame the annoying colic.........NOT dang it!!

So yesterday I got my hair cut short AGAIN..............the hell with the colic.  I'll invest in a lot of product.  My hair and temperament handles shorter hair better most days.  Well except for figuring out how to tame the colic. 

I color my hair only because  I was brought into this world with fine hair  I think that's why hair color was invented for women like me.  But can I say the oddest thing happened when I reached my late 50's maybe early 60's..............my hair developed a curl.  Well not really a curl more like a bend.  Some hairdressers think I have the remnants of an old perm.  I haven't had a perm in lord knows when.  But the slight bend is there and can be helpful in someways however not for this blasted colic.


If you have a solution or a trick let me know I would be quite grateful.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Back to the task at hand

I'm going thru all of these CD's that contain photos from the last ten years.  What a fun and boring job.  Fun in the case where it jogs your memory of favorite people, places or things.  I'm gonna refer you to this post so as not to repeat myself.
But while browsing thru some of these CD's I came upon this photo.  It had a tag that it was taken  in Canada.  I am thinking it was when we first got on the road with our RV and ended up traveling the year and driving 27, 000 miles.  What a trip and tons of memories especially visiting with dear friends in Canada.

Just sorry I didn't save this in a larger format.




Ya never know I could find more favorites - so......................................

Well dang it.................

after the dreaded final trip to the dentist I got a birthday gift...............a stomach bug.  Shoot man three days flat on my butt.  And then a couple a days of rather shaky moments of what to eat and don't go too far from the loo  

OK that's over now on to the important stuff.  First off it's St Patrick's Day my first thought was corned beef and cabbage............eeewwww not so much after the past week of stomach rumblings.  Beef stew!!  Perfect for the outside temps of 90 - 95 degrees here in the Southwest.  But hey it's St Patrick's Day.

OK we'll get that out of the way and move on to the real projects at hand.  

We will be leaving this area that we have become so fond of and going to California.  Precisely Buellton which is on the Santa Ynez River in the Santa Ynez Valley, and in 2004 was one of the fastest-growing towns in central Santa Barbara County. It is a common stop for travelers on U.S. Highway 101, being the first town north of Santa Barbara after the scenic and undeveloped stretch of about 25 miles (40 km) through the Gaviota coast.    Did I mention this is yummy wine country.  Oh my the many vineyards and the best area for growing strawberries you have ever tasted.

I digress it's seems it always goes to food.  But there are some pretty tasty eateries in that area.  And some of the best folks ever.  

Needless to say.....................