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Suddenly Spring Challenge

I find Facebook to be a wonderful place to hang out with my friends and family from all over the world from the comfort of my livingroom. That is how and where I found the Suddenly Spring Challenge. My friend Lisa from Arizona better known to most as Metal Me This or Joolz by Lisa (both on posted this link to Michelle’s blog and her Suddenly Spring Challenge.[csuccess]=true

 I followed the link and loved the base supplies that the challenge was based from.

I was not disappointed when I received this in the mail and I really did not have to do a thing with it. I could have used this as it was and proudly worn it with a ton of things I have. But in the spirit of the challenge, I took it apart and started playing with the components.  I added some clear and pink crystals and a few of my lampwork beads and some fun flowers and here is what I came up with.

 I hope you like it and please hop over to the other blogs and see what the other participants in the Suddenly Spring Challenge came up with. I am excited to go Suddenly Spring Blog Hopping today and see what all the others did.  You can check each of them out here:

Michelle – Beads & Books [Hostess]
Andrew – The Writing & Art of Andrew Thornton
Christa – Adventures of One Beady Woman
Dita – Alankarshilpa
Donetta – Simply Gorgeous
Erin – Erin Siegel Jewelry
Heather – As I Bead It
Jean – Snap Out of It Jean – There’s Beading to Be Done!
Karen – Over the Moon Design
Kate – We Can Make That At Home
Kay – Palm Coast Art
Kim – CianciBlue
Kristina – Wild Roses and Blackberries
Linda – Lindy’s Designs
Lisa – Pine Ridge Treasures
Marlene – Amazing Designs by Marlene
Michelle – Reverie & Revival

Pamela – Someday Beads
Pam – The Crazy Creative Corner
Renetha – Lamplight Crafts
Terry – Pink Chapeau Vintage Jewelry
Therese – Therese’s Treasures

I know there are going to be so wonderful ideas found on these links. Happy Spring all.

Hugs and Love and Happy Beading,



When I am not Catchen the Sun

Why did I name my studio Catchen the Sun. Well most of my ideas come when I am laying on a float at Norris Lake ‘catchen’ sun and Flinking.

What is flinking you ask? Why floating and drinking = flinking. I love the time we spend on Norris with my sister-in-law and her family at their houseboat. Everyone there is wonderful and we have the best time. So when it came time to name my lampwork bead and jewelry business I decided on Catchen the Sun. To give honor to when I am most creative, when I am flinking.

Now if I ever think that I might have a chance of having the time and the money to flink on my own house boat, I better get it in gear and get my studio finished and some things posted on my etsy site. Finish my website and get it up and running. General Business type things that a more organized person would be doing right now.