Friday, December 31, 2010

Murrini and Frit


Got some new stuff going on at http://www.loriandkim.com/! Frits to go with our murrini!!!  YAY!  We have a couple blends for Valentine's Day and a couple that are just everyday awesomeness.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Murrini Up and a little note

Ok, first of all there is new murirni up at http://www.loriandkim.com/ and http://www.loriandkim.etsy.com/ so I would, of course, love it if you checked them out.


Next I just want to thank everyone who has bought or used our murrini. You've made my girl time with Kim possible and so much fun! You all rock and we love each and every one of you. Happy Holidays to everyone! Hugs!
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Murrini catch up

I thought I would catch up and add the latest murrini from http://www.loriandkim.com/ here. Enjoy!

Raspberry Beret
Montauk
Playmate
Chrysanthemum
Striking Color #4

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Been a picture taking fool...

Striking Color Murrini:
Raggedy Ann murrini:
Holiday Reindeer:
Kim Neely Ether tutorial beads:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Midnight CandyJacks

I made a set of candyjacks on a black base and I am in love! I think the black base really sets off the bright murrini well. What do you think?
Random thoughts:
We had the most delicious homemade enchiladas tonight. We got the recipe from my friend Kim and Desiree is an expert enchilada maker now. Yum!
I took Puppy to the vet today to get her little toenails trimmed. I really want to paint them bright pink now.
I got another tutorial from Kim Neely. Can't wait to make the beads!!! I was relieved to read that I have all the different glass colors I need to do them.

Monday, November 8, 2010

First of all, I got a tutorial from Kim Neely and I just love the beads I made following the tutorial! Check them out:
Next, I have some little holiday beads available in my etsy store (www.loribeads.etsy.com )


And finally, here's a picture of Desiree and Si having some quality time...




Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wow. Long time no blog.

My trip to the UK...

Windsor:
Horse: Big Ben:
Feeding vicious swans:
Stonehenge: Bath:
All I could think about:
The End.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

More Scary Monsters

Since I'm grumpy and out of sorts this week I will just leave you with some terrifying monster beads. :) www.loribeads.etsy.com is where they are.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Yay it's Friday!

I've named this one "Princess Wheel" mostly because I don't know what else to call it. I love the pink, black and white against the sparkly clear glass. I really need to take a better photo of it. I'd rather make beads today, though. :)
This next pendant sold very quickly. I'm not surprised, only because it was nearly snatched away by Miss Desiree the moment she laid eyes on it. She's a pretty good judge of what grown-ups like. I, however, am not. (See scary monsters for proof).


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Monsters and Murrini

First up, a little focal bead featuring Indian Paintbrush murrini. I love this blend for autumnal beads.
Next, I made some scary monsters! I want to make more of these tomorrow. They are so much fun.
Murrini can be found at www.loriandkim.com and beads at www.loribeads.etsy.com.

Monday, August 16, 2010

More Murrini Talk

Ahhhhh, Spooky! This is a new murrini Kim and I just put up and I love it! It's so much fun and it makes great candy jacks! Did I mention that all the murrini is 15% off until the end of August? We're having a back to school sale. Sweet! Go to www.loriandkim.com and check out the new murrini. Thank you!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Update...

So many things have been happening! Ok, first of all, new murrini. OMG. I love it...
Oh and there's more so keep your eyes peeled on Aug 15th. PLUS, I went to Kim's earlier this week and we made even more murrini so it will be coming in Sept. We were trying to make as much as possible before she goes back to her math teacher gig.
Speaking of teaching gigs...Kim and I will be teaching at http://www.themandrel.com/ in December!!! We're very excited. I can't wait!!!
And speaking of gigs, Miss Desiree has finally quit her rock climbing job and is working at SuperCuts! She's finally using her cosmetology license!!! She's gone through all kinds of training and she's now out on the floor cutting hair every day! We are very, very excited for her and oh so proud. She loves the ladies she works with, too, so that makes it even nicer. :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

beads and cats

I show a lot of photos of my pup but here's one of my daughter's cat, Si. He's a massively large ragdoll or birman or something. She found him as a stray when he was about 4 months old. Poor little guy was a mess of tangles and fleas when she found him. She cleaned him up and hid him in her room for a week before we figured out what was going on. LOL! He's a love sponge and we just adore him. I made some more candy jacks. I absolutely love making these things. *love* I made some rosebud murrini on Friday. I have been experimenting on where to put them. So far, they look adorable on cupcake beads!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Revisiting Old Friends


It's been a while since I made a whole lot of kidlets. I make one or two for a special request here and there but I used to churn them out in big batches. I don't know why I don't make them all the time. They are quite fun to make and I've made so many that I find them very easy to do, too.
There are some tricky bits to making kidlets, though. I find that I have to make them either early in the day, before coffee, or late in the evening - if I'm not too tired. Making the eyes really requires a steady hand. If the eyes are bad, the kidlet is bad. They need to have well placed, shiny black eyes. Not too big and not melted in. That's very important.
I recently got a Creation Station. How I ever lived without it is beyond me. I am able to stabilize my hands really well while working on the faces. It's great that there are so many people making so many great products for lampworkers to use! It has made kidlet making much easier. So, look for many more batches of kidlets (complete with my other new passion - murrini) coming soon. These went with me to the Arrow Springs Bead Bazaar.

This entry was actually going to be on Watch Me Create but I was reading through my email and found out that WMC is coming to a close. I will miss it. But, now I can focus on my own blog a bit more which is probably a good thing, looking at the recent lack of entries. :)
I’m Lori Peterson and you can find me at loribeads.com, loriandkim.com , loribeads.etsy.com, loriandkim.etsy.com for murrini and I am also blogging here and twittering there.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Mute Monday

I went to the Arrow Springs Bead Bazaar on Saturday and sold beads and murrini! It was a lot of fun! My Candy Jacks beads were even on the Arrow Springs postcard!!! Well, I didn't end up selling any of the Candy Jacks so they will be in my Etsy store today. I couldn't resist taking a picture of them all en masse, though. mmmmm.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

beads (surprised?)

Check it out: Free beads from my friend Libby!


I actually made some beads with one of our new murrini blends (which will be available on May 1st) called Liberty:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bead of the day 4/20/10

Clio over opal yellow, reduced and encased in Aether clear with Elektra shards.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Bead of the Day 3/26/10


I can't wait to feast on some dark chocolate Dove's. Mmmmmmm.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bead of the day 3/23/10

I'm thinking about making myself a floral necklace....