Tuesday, June 30, 2009

capped beads

Here are some new capped beads that I have been working on.  I started a necklace last night using one of them that I need to finish and show you guys how fun and cool they can be on a necklace.  Today and tomorrow enter the word "capped" in the code box to get $5 off of one of the metal capped beads.

Monday, June 29, 2009

From the weekend

A few pictures from the weekend.  Yesterday we went to a lake and rented a pontoon boat.  Our intention was to rent a couple paddle boats, but it was so super windy we thought this might be better.  The weather was great (except for the wind) and we had a fun time.  Lukin got to drive  in the first picture and was having the time of his life.  We also went to see the movie "UP" on Saturday night.  What a great movie!!!  We saw it in the 3D which made it even better.  Can't wait for it to come out on DVD.  So cute...

Saturday, June 27, 2009


I am sure you have heard of twitter, well I just signed up to see what the big deal is all about.  I kind of like it.  I subscribe to cnn, us magazine, a guru doc from cnn, our local weather, etsy, just to name a few.  I never really thought about it before, but was getting notifications that people were following me (I had never even posted anything yet)  Anyway, yesterday I did my first tweet ( I know, congrats to me huh?)  I might try to list on twitter when I am doing a special or sale on my blog, so if you want to follow me, click on the link to the left (hope it's working)

The other day I started making some smaller focals and just couldn't stop.  I love these little focals to make necklaces with or pendants (will show a pendant later)  Anyway, thought I would see if you would like me to make some more.  I will sell these if you are interested.  They are each $13.  Just email or comment and let me know what you would like.  I can hold on to them, or ship right away.  Let me know if you would like to see more, they are fun to make.  Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Free Set Today...

Ever since I made a few yellow sets, I have been seeing YELLOW everywhere.  It is quickly becoming my favorite color.  I see it in magazines, in stores, etsy ~ so much yellow.  Here is a little surprise for you.  Today and today only, place an order for $60 or more and I will send this set for FREE to you with your order.  Only thing you have to do it make something and PROMISE to send me a picture.  I need some inspiration on how to design with these colors!

Also, make sure to check back on Monday.  I am going to have a little auction for some bead pairs that can be used for earrings ;) 

I have quiet a few sets waiting to be photographed, but just haven't gotten around to it today.  Hopefully over the weekend.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Most of them added, still a few more to go...

Monday, June 22, 2009


Man, it's gonna be a warm one today. Suppose to get up to 95 degrees today.  I am sure the kids will want to get out in the pool today.  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

I have read a couple different places that yellow is the "in" color, so I made some sets with yellow in them.  

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

2 necklaces & our new pets

At the bead show one of my purchases was some Soft Flex wire trios.  I love the different colors of wire and just ordered some more.  Here are my first 2 necklaces made with them.  The first one is hard to see the colors, but it is 925 silver, champagne and 24k gold.  It really compliments the focal bead. 

This necklace used butterscotch, citrine and red jasper.  I couldn't believe when I was looking for a bead to use, how perfect this one matched.  

And lastly, this is what the kids have been doing while I am uploading and editing photos.  They have caught a total of 29 little tiny frogs and are having a blast with them.  Who knew the fun to be had with frogs...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

All done!

Got all the new beads on my website.  I just added the 3 new dichroic focals along with the 6 new rounds sets (pictured below)  I was so disappointed because the forecast for this week shows clouds all 5 days, and I knew I wanted to get some pictures of these new beads.  Yesterday around 5 the clouds disappeared, the sun came out for awhile and I could snatch some great photos.  Back to rain and clouds today...

Monday, June 15, 2009

New round sets

Yep, you read correctly, I have some NEW round sets.  I can't remember the last time I made some good old fashioned round sets.  I really like the color combinations.  They are all added to the website and I will be adding the dichroic focals as well.

Still revamping,,,

Here are a few things that I have added to the website.  I worked on it alot this weekend, deleting things that sold at the B&B show, and adding some new items that I just got photographed.  Over the weekend I made some nugget focal beads with dichroic glass (that I bought at the show) and they turned out great.  Will be a adding those later, along with a few pictures of the kids from the weekend.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Major Overhaul

I am going to be doing a major overhaul on my website.  I want to add new jewelry, beads, etc.  Finally the sun was out yesterday and I got some good pictures, so just need to edit them.  I did get some of the necklaces done, so those are added to the website.  Be on the lookout for new beads soon!  Have a great weekend!