Sunday, January 29, 2012

What’s On Your Workdesk?


Mine is a MESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

HOW could I create anything if I wanted too?    The finished tassel from my Heart Strings Class with Diane Cook (OK, it was over 6 months ago but, I’ve played with it adding stuff & taking some of the silk strings off to balance “things”)  And there are those wonderful fall colored beads (large reds/browns) for another project…  And the fabulous fall colored pin (for yet a different project) peaking there on the bottom right corner… And that huge pile of BLING on the top right side…………  A MESS!

Tourqouise  collage

There is my beautiful & EXPENSIVE turquoise beads that I finally got strung last week (remember my last post told you about going to Artful Bead & stringing these & the PMC Silve Clay piece I just finished. NOW I need to make silver links & a sterling hook closure to complete this piece. DO YOU HAVE MULTIPLE UNCOMPLETED PIECES LAYING AROUND?  Or am I alone in this malady?


 And do you love these colors?  I went to the Gem Show in Ft. Worth a few weeks back & bought A LOT of these beauties  as I have a project up my sleeve…


Here’s a little tease….


And more magic from Sandy playing with faux tin types…

Faux Tin Types collage

Yes,  my friend Sandy & I are going to teach a Vintage Coin Purse Necklace Class.  After I helped Lisa make her necklace at the Christmas Party (click on the photo below to see that post) the subject of this class has come up many times with different people.  And Sandy & I had been talking about putting something like this together for some time… 

So, I’ll leave with a last little tease while I go put all those beads away so MAYBE I can get something done tomorrow.   And since I did this post I found out there is actually a weekly party (named What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday) to see what is on peoples work desk so click HERE to join others to see what they have PILED UP!

Purse By Sandy

And in the meantime… I’m waiting for Paper Cowgirls Registration to open so I can hop on the classes I want.  AND I wanted to ask you… If you do photo collages what program do you use as Picnik is going to be closing April 19th & that is the program I have been using.  HELP I need to find a new one.  Have a great week my friends.

HUGS!  Charlene


Lisa Phillippi said...

You are definatley not alone in unfinshed projects! I have many!
So when and where are you and Sandy teaching this class???

Beach House Living said...

The question here is what isn't on my work table!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, fantastic beads on your desk! lots of wonderful projects to be made!
i heard google plus has the features of picnik. how about this
thank you for sharing,
hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

LOVE those coin purse creations. I´m sure your necklaces will be awesome.

Miss Sandy said...

Looks like it is going to be a great class, the coin purses are adorable, I bet they will be awesome once you get them foofed up!

Lisa said...

What a lovely mess ;) Enjoy! I hope you find a new photo program. I don't use one as much as some of you others so I don't have any great ideas. I hope you all find one so I can start ;)
Hugs, Lisa

Jill ~*Feathers and Flight*~ said...

Oh My Miss Charlene! Look at your Treasures! I cannot Wait to see what you come up with! I would Love to Learn More about your Class with Miss Sandy!! I Love these Little Purses with the Tin Types. Just Gorgeous!
Have a Happy Tuesday My Friend!

RosA said...

Lovely little purses! Yes, I've got multiple UFOs all over the place too! Happy WOYWW!

Anonymous said...

Oh, La, LA!!! Love those vintage coin purses! Can't wait to see more of what you create with that beaded goodness. :)

Danielle said...

Love the beads! I look forward to seeing your finished coin purses.

Karen Valentine said...

I love the goodies on your desk!!! What fun goodies to play with! But most of all... I'm so happy to hear you will be teaching a class!! Where are you going to teach it??? I bet it will be a huge success!! Can't wait to see you again in March!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your coin purse necklace class sounds like fun, but I would love to know about those faux tin types. They look addictive. Sorry, I can't help with Picnik. I am a Photoshop kind of gal. Happy WOYWW. I'm # 30 this week.

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous beads. So much sparkle!

Those coin purses looked fab but the link did not work fr me...I will search your blog for the post! I'm sure it will be fun.

Minxy said...

That's my kinda messy.. look at all the sparkly....drool drool
I love the old purse necklace idea, very cute indeed.
Happy Wednesday
Minxy x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Looks gorgeous, love those beads and purses. Fab pics. Hope you enjoy this WOYWW. Zo x 89

Neil said...

Hi there. Great to have a peek into your crafty world this morning thanks to the wonders of WOYWW! Hope the rest of your week goes well too.
Neil #48

Jacqueline said...

OOOOH !! SPARKLIES !! :D And LOTS of them too ! :D

Love the idea of those vintage coin purse necklaces! How clever!

Thanks for sharing,

Happy WOYWW!

Jackie x

okienurse said...

OH my! Love all the sparklies! I have a few unfinished projects. I lose motivation and put it in the closet and when I run across it again I usually get it finished. I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #87

Lunch Lady Jan said...

OOOh, please can I come and play at your house?? *puppy eyes* Pleeaaase. Those beads are just glittery and gorgeous and appeal to the magpie in me, lol!
Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

May said...

Love those treasures on your desk, those little purses are adorable Have a great week Hugs May x x x

Spyder said...

wowo what a lot of lovely crafty -mess you have, love it!! And you are sooo early too, or late!! have a great woyww

Trish Latimer said...

Yay!! beads!!! Love all those crystals, such gorgeous vintage shades! Can't wait to see what you do with them! Trish #76

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Welcome on board the WOYWW train hun,Love the crafty space, fab, Happy WOYWW Hun, hoping this posts as I have had issues all week!!

Lou P

Lou said...

I have put my unfinished cross stitch projects in a cupboard because i kept feeling bad seeing how many were unfinished' i think it happens to us all, its just we have an idea and have to start it right away! Those beads look amazing and the little purses are just 'WOW' Hope you have a great week Lou E

Karen said...

Oooh I love those little purse creations, they are gorgeous as are those beautiful selection of beads :)

Have a great WOYWW, Luv Karen #108

kath said...

thanks for this week's crafty snoop those gorgeous tassels...hugs kath (63)

Rebecca said...

Hi Charlene
Oh this all looks so fun, and I love all those goodies on your work table. Ha, an expensive mess... I might add.
The coin purse necklaces are awesome. Wish I could go!
Thanks for stopping by

Enfys said...

Thanks for a great crafty snoop this week. Loving those treasures!

Hazel said...

What a lot of beads and purses - and, yes, I think most of us have unfinished things hanging around at times - thanks for the peep at your space -(Hazel, WOYWW #10) x

Sheena said...

Wow! Such a lot of bling!! Love it!
I'm attempting to visit everyone on the WOYWW list this week. t'is a daunting task but at least I'm trying!


Spyder said...

Will watch out for you next week, hopefully I'll be home and on my crafty bench!

Tertia said...

The queen of unfinished projects! Thats my name LOL. We should start a support group.
Welcome to WOYWW but be warned, its quite addictive!!
Happy belated WOYWW

Privet and Holly said...

All those colors,
sparkle and shine ~
WOW! And your
pretty smile is just
as sparkly : )
xx Suzanne

PS: I am a Picnik girl, too.
Still trying to figure out Plan B!

Jeremy and Samantha said...

That is the most glamorous mess I have seen yet. I am also devastated by the loss of picnik so will be checking back to see if you get amy good free non Gimp leads

Julia Dunnit said...

Now that's a lot of beady stuff! I love the idea of the purse workshop, am sure it will be a big hit. welcome to WOYWW!

Maggie said...

i love all the sparkly stuff, but what rocks my world are ALL THOSE TATTERED COIN PURSES!!! Oh, I wish I could uncover some of those when I'm out treasure hunting--but I've never come across any. I LOVE THEM, and wish I could take your class.

I've never used Picnik, but i know lots of people are so bummed about it closing up shop. I use Photoshop, or the editing features in iPhoto, on my Mac.

Cindy said...

Charlene, the beads on your desk are all so beautiful and right up my alley too! Your upcoming coin purse class sounds wonderful...I've been collecting old leather coin purses myself, for some reason they call out to me. The best was finding one with a little metal scottie on it. Thanks for sharing all the bling!

susie said...

Hi CP....Happy TGIF!!!
I have so many projects half way done, I couldn't even tell you how many...but I'm workin on gettin them done one at a time!!
Love all your beads, how fun a gem show in Forth Worth...lucky girl.
I have just finished 2 cute vintage coin purse necklaces & they are so fun to make. Mine have real tintypes on them which is hard to part with, I need to learn how to make the faux ones. I remember seeing the tutorial on Pinterest. I'll have to go back & read it again.
Speaking of Pinterest, yes I'm an addict!! LOL Love it....everyone has such AMAZING designs. They are all so inspiring.
Bye friend,
Luv ya...& miss ya & Texas too!

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