Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Aladdin's Lamp Earrings eBook

These earrings were in Step by Step Wire Jewelry Magazine a couple of years ago. 
The Tutorial is now available In this 10 Wire & Fiber Jewelry Projects eBook!!

These were so fun to make and quite a statement,
I can see them made with many different Lampwork beads to make totally different looks!
These beautiful Lampwork Beads are made by Angie Ramey of BeadAddicts!

Click HERE for the eBook.
And have FUN!!


Friday, July 24, 2015

Destash Continues

I'm starting to go through my beads and adding some of them to my Copper Destash.

There are some Black Coral Beads, regular Red Coral in an interesting shape and some Carved Barrels.

July 25-26
I'll do my best to add new stuff throughout the weekend after initially loading a bunch of pieces early Saturday morning.

It's all happening
on my FB business page.
If you see something you want just make a comment and it's yours,
I will send out invoices when you are finished shopping.
All Destash purchases can be combined with any orders from one of my shops.


Monday, July 13, 2015

Shop Update coming this weekend!

Here are some of the new pieces that will be available on my website this weekend.

I have also been trying to post some Destash Copper pieces on my new Business Page Each weekend. I plan on Destashing some beads as well.
Head on over to KristiBowmanDesign on FB and like the page and look for new Destash each weekend.

Thanks so much!


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Violet-Green Swallows - Fledged 07-11-15 WBW

My Violet-Green Swallow babies all filed out of the nest one after the other this morning, right on schedule.
Today is day 25 and that is the average time it takes to fledge.
They did everything right on schedule!

After a couple of hours out of the nest one flew back in the nest box and they all spent time on the garage roof.  Mom and Dad are as busy as ever keeping track of them and taking care.

Here's a short video of one in the box and one on the roof.
They are a little clumsy landing,
 but considering they just started flying a couple of hours ago it's absolutely amazing how well they do!


Monday, July 6, 2015

Violet-Green Swallows - Day 19-20 WBW

These little ones are not so little any more and in just a few days they will begin to fledge the nest!

There's almost always a baby looking out of the nest waiting for a meal from Mom or Dad!

Since the babies are spending lots of time with their heads poking out of the nest box I though I'd catch some shots of them being fed. Above is mom about to take off after leaving behind a bug breakfast for one of the babies.

Here's dad dropping off some goodies and showing off his beautiful Violet behind!

Dad, shortly after take off!

Feeding in progress!

One more! 

Here's mom perching on the light fixture right by the nest, with one of the babies watching.
This light fixture was used 2 years in a row by Juncos but unfortunately the nests were raided. That's when I decided to put up a nest box right next door and the VG's have used it 2 years in a row.

I'm guessing I'll only have 1 or 2 more blog posts to share before they are gone.
Maybe the little ones will hang around and I'll be able to get some pics of the babies after they fledge.
I hope so!


Friday, July 3, 2015

Destash of sorts

Today I'm going through the bags of Copper pieces I have already made. I made a ton of pieces for the Whole Bead Show I did last year in New York and still have lots left. I love creating so I just went on creating new stuff when I have so much all ready to go. So this weekend I'll be creating some new but I'm going to focus on listing from my stash!

Here are a few of the pieces I've got listed.

LOTS more to come!!

Some are in my Etsy store and some are on my Website
 Links below in my signature!
If you purchase from both shops I will refund the extra shipping.