Monday, November 24, 2008

Manic Monday

Hope you al had a great weekend.  We are all recovering from the flu bug.  Glad it's almost over though.  I will get these new bent beads added to the store later.

Friday, November 21, 2008

New "different" sets

Here are some new pictures of some beads that I just got photographed (in the freezing 20 degree weather)  I really like these new techniques.  Will get them posted to the website soon!
Have a great weekend!

Will update with pictures soon!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lot's of pictures

Finally had some sun today to take some pictures ~ although I could see my breath outside while I was shooting them ~ at least I got some good shots.  I am hoping to get these added to the website tonight.  I have some nugget focals to add, curved focals and some pandora beads.  I ordered some tutorials that show how to make some new designs on beads, so that is what I ill be working on this afternoon.  Hope to have some fun new designs to show you soon!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Marvelous Monday

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I had a good turnout for my open house, and now have plenty to keep me busy for awhile.  I received a lot of orders for the hand stamped name necklaces, a few custom orders, & only 2 weeks until the big show in Galena.  I did post some new beads on the website.  

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dichroic Crystals

Clouds every single day this week.  I have some new focals and pandora beads to photograph, but would really like to get them in the sun.  I have tried the indoor, artificial lighting, but just don't like it.  There is nothing like the sun to photograph under.  Here are some dichroic crystal sets I will be adding.

Monday, November 10, 2008

happy Monday

Had a great show in Bettendorf!!!  Thanks to all who came out in the cold weather to see me.  Remember I love to see pictures of what you make.  Anyone else who has some pictures, I would love to update the gallery on my website so send me some pictures!

On my way home on Saturday from the show I stopped and grabbed a pizza for supper and the movie Kung Fu Panda.  We went and saw that in the movie theater and LOVED it.  I forget what happens in a movie minutes after seeing it, so it was fun to watch it all over again.

This week I will be super bust getting ready for my open house so I am not sure how much I will post this week.  

A few new focals today and some cool boro sets.  I got some new boro glass and love that pinkish, purple color.  Will add them to my website later today.

Friday, November 7, 2008

New silver is in!!!

I updated all the silver, so all is in stock now.  I also ordered 3 new styles of curved silver beads, 3 new styles of round silver beads and a couple toggles.  Will try to get pictures up tonight of all the new styles.  Thanks!

Silver on the way!!!

Wanted to quickly let you know that my silver shipment is coming today.  I know some of you have been waiting for me to restock some of the silver, especially the toggles.  I will try to get that done as soon as possible this afternoon.

Name Necklaces

I am getting ready for my open house next weekend and here are a few necklaces I have been working on.  Such a great idea for gifts.  Would love to hear what you think and which ones you like.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

new focals

A new boro set and some focals.  This boro set has some amazing brown sparkles with swirls of green and blue.  I have my open house next weekend and have been working on some name necklaces.  I will show some of those tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Here are a few pictures from Halloween.  The weather was absolutely beautiful and it was still light outside when we left.  One of the best weather related Halloween ever.  Had so much fun because we could just walk house to house and WITHOUT coats.  We are having such warm weather, might hit record highs today with 74.  Amazing!!!  But that is soon to change and cooler weather is coming soon.

Back to the pictures...  Lukin didn't want to put on a costume. I had borrowed a spiderman costume from a friend, but he didn't want to put it on.  When people would ask what he was he would reply "I am just Lukin"  Kind of cute.  Cana was an angel, Amerah a bride and Jayla a queen.  Such a fun night for the kids.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Wanted to pop in real quick and show this new set and focal.  Something a little different than my normal style, but I kind of think they are fun.