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Sunday, May 30, 2010

New to MonkeyBuns

Things have been pretty busy in my life.  I'm working at my "real job" a lot more.  The coffee industry is a great deal of fun but it does keep me away from my two passions in life Anthony and my jewelry.  Thankfully I work with a great group of ladies and a gent.  
These are a few of the new pieces to MonkeyBuns.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The first weekend in May I participated in the Waverly Art Walk 2010.  This Art Walk was an amazing way to kick off craft season!  I meet a lot of talented artist in Waverly.  Here are a few of their fabulous works of art. Remember to support you're local art community!!!

Cole Art Pottery
Wheel-thrown Stoneware Art Pottery
Douglas Cole
Sumner, IA

Steve Hunter Design
Illustration and Design for Advertising
Cedar Falls

Dave Leeper
Cedar Rapids

Prange's Fabric Pictures
Hand Apppliqued Wall Hangings 
Greeting Cards
Meg Prange

JK Creative Wood

Hand Mard Art
Brad Howland
Cedar Falls

Bent Thoughts
Metal Garden Sculptures

Waverly Art Bus
Displays art work done by Middle and High School students from Waverly and the surrounding areas.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Stan, originally uploaded by Monkey Buns Etsy.

**Introducing a new line to MonkeyBuns**

Stan is a punky little guy who just wants to have fun; even if it's naughty. Join Stan through his beaded journey.

Stan is quite the naughty little guy sometimes. He's hand bead woven in a two drop Peyote stitch. The spring green and crisp white pair nicely in this cuff.

Stan measures 7 1/4"x 1 1/4".

This cuff was complete with a silver twist clasp. Once this clasp is locked into place it's not going any where!

Stay tuned for the next Stan cuff!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Reading a Peyote Graph...

     Reading a Peyote graph is something that I've never been able to do.  I have long ago added it in with crochet and knitting.  These concepts are understood by my brain and yet the connection gets dropped between the brain and hands.  Well I've been giving my own Peyote patterns a go again.  This time I've been using a word chart.  What a difference that makes!  
  I've been working on some new patterns in Herringbone stitch.  Here are a few of my new completed pieces in Herringbone


     Stay tuned for updates on new Peyote Cuffs.  Perhaps an owl shall appear soon....

Friday, February 19, 2010

Great Treasury Feature

Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 New Years Resolutions

It's that time of year again where we all pledge to do things that we know we won't simply because we don't have anyone to answer to if we don't.  There is no punishment if we don't give up the sweets, be nicer to people, or spend less money. This year I'm dedicated to keeping my business New Years Resolutions. 

  • Keep up on my tax stuff through out the year not 2 days before I they're due.  Here's a great program to track your income and expenses for the year

  • Organize my beads and work station. I need to learn to work within my space and clean up afterwards lol.

  • Re-shoot my photos.  I've already started this one!

  • Apply for more art shows rather than craft show which often tend to be more like flea markets in my area.

  • Market myself better 

I have more but realistically the more I pledge to do the more likely it won't get done.  
I challenge each of you to make your New Year Resolutions public so you are accountable for them.  

  • Be a better JET 

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