Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I ordered some new boro colors (with a few more on the way, YEAH), so I have been playing with some new color schemes.  I also have been making some smaller sets with the boro beads.  A nice amount for a bracelet.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Here are a couple more sets of this style, then that will be all for a little while.  I have a show I need to get ready for this weekend.  Hope you like them!

Monday, July 28, 2008

SIS Etched

This new style is made with a base of white, transparent color, silvered ivory stringer and then etched.

I also made a bracelet with the other beads.  Turned out pretty neat.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


Here are couple more sets.  The first one is a beautiful pink color, and a multi set which includes a pale blue, emerald green, yellow and lavender.  Have some colors you would like to see?  Let me know...

I also added a new category to the website for earrings.  When I do trunk shows at bead stores,. customers love picking through the bowls of loose beads looking for pairs of earrings.  I know several of you will have fall and winter shows coming up and pairs of earrings are always a must have.  I added about 10 sets so far, and have some more yet to add.

I really want to hear from you if this will be worth it to you or not.  Of course it takes a lot of time to photograph, edit and post listings on my website, especially for a couple beads at a time.  BUT, I will do it if you like that idea, so please let me know if it will be something you are interested in or not.

Have a great weekend and thanks in advance for the input!

Friday, July 25, 2008

What's to come...

I have been working on a few new categories and sets to add to the store.  Wanted to show you a sneak peek on one of the series of beads I am working on.  More to come later...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bead Giveaway

Next order over $40 will get this focal for FREE!!!  It has a black base with silver foil and a custom made shard.  Will post here when it is gone.  (this bead is off to Stephanie, Thanks!!!)

Hope you're having a great week!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bent Beads

I will be adding these new bent beads to the website later today.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Long necklace

Wanted to show you real quick another necklace I made with fusing fine silver wire.  I have been wearing the longer necklaces lately and get lots of compliments.  This one has primarily blues and greens.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Boro Giveaway

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I took one of my daughters school shopping.  Crazy to think about that again.  I want to take all 3 of them individually, so I thought I should start while I can.  Makes me kind of sad to think about them going back to school, but I can tell they are starting to get a little antsy.  

I am going to offer one lucky customer a great deal.  The first person to place an order over $200 will get this awesome set of boro beads for FREE!!!!  I will post here when they are gone.

Have a great Monday.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

A few new fun sets.  This first set is just a fun, colorful set.  They are decorated on both sides.

I love the colors in this set.  I also am including some swarovski crystals with this set because they match too perfect.  They are 4mm 2xAB purple velvet.  Hard to capture in a photo, but they really do match perfectly!

Love this set as well...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Crazy Deal Day

Thanks so much for all the orders during my little sale.  I truly appreciate them!!!!  I sold a lot of boro, which I am so happy about.  Mean I need to make more, which I love doing.  I am adding a few new sets.  I absolutely love this first set.  Look at those colors.

I just listed a "crazy deal" for you, but you have to find it to take advantage of it.  I realize it would take forever to find it with all the items on my web site, so I will give you a hint that it is listed in my bead sets under the shapes sets.  Its a great deal for a great set of "colorful, swirly" beads.  (I only have a limited amount of this glass, so get them soon before they are sold out)  Thanks!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Happy Monday

A couple pictures of some necklaces I made over the weekend.  I finally got the right size tubing to make some beads for the pandora beads.  I am hoping to get those listed on my website by the end of the week.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

New sets

No sun today, but wanted to get these sets up on the web site.  I tried my best with the photos, but might need to retake them when we get some sun.  The base of these sets is a new glass.  The glass in rod form is a transparent color, but when heated turns a beautiful pearly shade.  It's kind of had to see, but it really is neat.  

I will be extending the sale until Sunday.  Place your order before Monday to get 20% off your order.  I don't do this very often, so take advantage of it.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Time to save

I feel so bad that my blog and website haven't been the most exciting lately.  I have just been enjoying the summer and time with the kids, and haven't spent as much time on other things.  I do need to buckle down and start thinking about my fall and winter shows, because I always get so busy and overwhelmed during that time.  If I can stock up during the summer that will help.  I have added a trunk show I am doing in Coralville at Chameleon Cache on August 1st and 2nd.  Crazy it is only a month a way.

Anywho, wanted to do a little something for you. This week get 20% off your order over $40.  Use the code July to save.  Hope you all are having a wonderful summer.

Monday, July 7, 2008

4th of July

A few pictures from our fun filled 4th of July.  Wellman always has a lot of activities going on. Up at the park there was some pony rides that the kids always like to do.

A little rock climbing...
These are some friends that we watched the fireworks with...
This next one is funny.  I am in charge of the Kiddie parade, which is before the main parade.  The kiddie parade is just little kids who like to dress up and walk down main street.  I was signing kids up and turn around and see these 2 ninja turtles.  These 2 over sized ninja turtles are Justin's niece and my little sister, who are 17.  They were so funny!  Kristyn went down the street blowing bubbles, Moriah throwing our tootsie rolls.  The nerve...
Lukin was plugging his ears when the fire trucks came, or at least he thought he was pluggin his ears.  Needed a little help from Justin to find them.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

new curved beads

Wanted to show you a few new curved beads I just added to the web store.  They are all made with some new glass.  The ones with the colorful raku frit and new color bases that remind me of silky shampoo.  Love the way they look...