Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I am happy to inform you that I am doing fine after ice skating.  That's actually because I never got to put the skates on.  We had about 110 children, all in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade.  We got to the ice arena, got the kid's skates on and onto the ice they go.  I walk to the rink, trying to decide if I really want to try this.  It was quiet comical looking out at the children trying to make their way around the rink.  I need to go through and edit the pictures.  I hope I got a few good ones.  I would take a picture and 15 or so children would be in the picture ~ 2 standing up on the skates, all the others down on the ice.  

The reason I never got skates on was because we kind of had a few injuries with the kids that I was helping with.  An adult who was skating said the ice was extra slick that day.  One of the injuries on the kids was kind of serious, so that kind of did it for me.  Maybe another day... Sorry to disappoint, but no one was more disappointed then my daughter.  She was so excited to see me on skates.  Will see if I have some pictures to share...

Here are a couple new sets I added to the web site...

Monday, January 26, 2009

A few new designs in some bright colors.  I made some more yesterday that turned out pretty fun as well.  I am teaching at the girls school the next 2 days, so no blog posts.  Tomorrow morning the lower grades are going ice skating.  That should be interesting.  I have never been ice skating before, but what a better time to give it a whirl than with 1st and 2nd graders.  Wish me luck!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

What cha think???

Here are some of the new boro sets I have been working on.  I bought a tutorial from Catherine Ondrey on using different colors.  So I ordered some new glass and started playing around.  I love the look of beads that aren't perfectly round.  Seems like that would be easy yo make, but surprisingly it wasn't.  I worked too hard to make them look "natural" but it was fun.  Please let me know what you think and if you like the shapes (which of these sets it your favorite?).  I need feedback to know what you guys like and what I should make.  I will pick a lucky winner who will win some beads.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Family Pictures

I have been meaning to share these for awhile now and since I don't have any beads to show you at the moment I thought this would be a great day to post them.  We had our family pictures taken last fall, the first time we have ever done that.  I really don't like my picture taken, but I sucked it up and did it anyway!  They turned out terrific and I was super happy with them.  I good friend of mine, Sarah, took the pictures.  You can check out her website The Locket
or her blog at The Locket Blog.  Sarah and Erin do such a great job of capturing the moment.  I know they are willing to travel, so if you like what you see and need a photographer shoot them an email.

Thanks to all who have taken advantage of the bent bead sale.  I will probably offer the sale another day or 2, so go order now if you are wanting any.  I still have to get some pictures of these new boro beads I am excited about.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Have you ever noticed how I go on streaks of making a certain kind of bead?  Right now it's the bent beads, and I can't believe how many I have.  I am going to offer a little special on the bent beads of BUY 1 GET ONE 50% off.  Enter the code BB in the coupon box to receive the discount.  I am listing it here on my blog first to give you a little heads start before I send out my newsletter later on announcing it.  The shopping cart if only set up for one coupon, but if you buy 2 bent beads, you can get 2 at 50% off (I will just refund your money)  Any questions, please ask!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Bent Beads

Some new bent beads for you today.  I LOVE the red one and have a feeling it will go fast.  Would be great for Valentines Day.  It's suppose to get up to 30 some degrees here ~ heat wave!  

I have some more beads to bend today, so check back for some new bent beads later.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Kids are home again today because of the weather.  It is like -15 degrees outside.  BRRRR...
Couple sets I added to the web site.

Monday, January 12, 2009

For the love of Boro glass

Edited to add:  the special will end Wednesday night.

I spent most of the morning updating the boro bead set on my website.  I went through all my sets to see what I have in stock and what I need to take pictures of.  I bought a couple new tutorials for working with boro glass and new color combinations and have some new glass coming my way.  So I was thinking what a better time to have a little sale on my boro beads.  I am going to give you a great deal on these beads.  If you buy one set, you can get a 2nd set for 40% off.  No coupon to input, I will email with the savings and refund paypal, or charge your credit card the correct amount.  So go check them out!!!!

Boro, Boro

Adding some new boro beads to the website as we speak...

Friday, January 9, 2009

Fast week

Boy, this week just flew by... time for the weekend already.  Justin and I are going out for our anniversary Saturday night (our anniversary was last Sunday, 12 years!)  Looking forward to a little "date"  and then Sunday night we are taking the kids to a movie (they don't have school Monday)  Trying to decide between Bolt and Bedtime Stories.

I took a ton of pictures yesterday in the nice bright sun.  Here are a few I added.  I have a lot of focals and bent beads to add.  Hopefully I can get a few hours over the weekend to work on it.  Have a great Friday!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Starting to come together

I spent most of the evening tonight working on my website.  My daughter and I got out all of my curved focals and nugget beads and sprawled them all over the table to see what I have in stock still and which ones I need to photograph and get on the web site.  I added a few of the sets listed below and still have a few left to add to the website.  Hope your week is off to a great start!