Wednesday, June 30, 2010

2 sets up...

Here are a couple sets I just got added, have quiet a few more. With the kids home thought things take a lot longer, so I will update in small amounts ;) Love the fun summer colors in these sets!

Fire Princess

Monday, June 28, 2010

Lots to say...

A few necklaces I have made. I really need to update the jewelry section on my website this week. That is my goal. I feel like we have been running since school has gotten out, but this week looks much more relaxed, so hopefully I will have time for that this week. We will be leaving for the Dells this weekend for a week, so make sure to place your orders soon so I can get them shipped. Oh, which reminds me, I sent out a newsletter last week about a sale on my flower focal beads. I am offering them on sale this week for $22, that is a savings of $6. Just type the word Flower in the coupon box. I will run the sale until Friday. IF you buy more than one, I will refund you the difference (or not charge your credit card)

Ok, here is the necklaces. The first one is blues with one of my focal flowers.

This next one I made for my step mom and mother in law for helping me with the kids while I was at the Bead and Button. I got lots of those beads at the show and it was fun designing with them.

This one I made using Vintaj brass. I donated it this weekend to an auction at a benefit for our nephew we had on Saturday night. It raised $230 (or close to) I was beyond happy with that!!!! I was worried no one would bid on it :) It was great. That is a lampwork green ring I made. I had several of those at the bead and button show and they sold really well. Might think about adding them to the website. I will definitely make another necklace similar to this one soon.

I do have some new beads to post, so check back. I got my new frits and glass the other day. Haven't had a lot of time to play with them, but soon. Have a great week!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Got lots of new beads added to my website today. Added all the flowers and most of the focals. Just a few more to go then we will be all set...

Boro G
Boro H
Boro C
Boro D
Sizzling Haute
Murrini 1

Friday, June 18, 2010

This last week at the bead and button show I heard a few times that people enjoyed my blog. That was so encouraging to me, because I feel like I am the worst blogger EVER!!! I also heard that you enjoyed the pictures of the kids, so here ya go. Here are a few pictures of some summer fun.

Getting ready to play some ball.
First day of summer vacation
Enjoying swimming

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Gonna need some coffee for this...

If there is a downside to doing the Bead and Button it would be coming home and inventorying my website. I have to go through everything and see what sold out and what I still have. I hadn't been taking many pictures lately of what I made, knowing I was taking it to the show, so I have LOTS of flowers and focals to photograph and add to my website. As you can see by the pictures below, I have a lot of work to do.

Every year is so different, ya never know what is gonna sell. Last year I sold LOTS of flowers, so I made a lot of flowers to take, 106 to be exact. Only sold a few this year. The round sets, focals (nugget and curved) and bent beads were the popular things this year. Needless to say, I have lots of flowers to add and was thinking of having a little sale on them. What do you think????

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

So in all the busy-ness of the Bead and Button show, I did find some time to do some shopping. Bought some beads from North Lake Trading, The Bead Goes On, Dakota Stones, some seed bead mixes from Out on a Whim and a few others.

Some nice chain from Chain Gallery, silver or course and lot of pearls
Silk Cord from Class Act Design
Traded some beads with Heather from Humble Beads. Love her polymer beads. Got a lucite flower mix and something from Lily Studios.
AND some shards from Avenue Beads. I use these to make beads. Make a bead and lay these thin layers of glass on top to make cool designs.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Pics from B&B

I uploaded some pics to my Sea of Glass fan page. Click this link and hopefully you can see them. Kind of easier that way. I will be adding pictures of what I bought later.

Home again

I am home from the Bead and Button show. I had a TERRIFIC time, but am so happy to be home. I sold lots of beads and met lots of wonderful people. It was so fun to see some of you that have ordered from me online, to finally put a face with that familiar name. I also did some shopping and love all my goodies. Need to get the house in order a little, then I will be back to post some pictures of what I bought and some I took of my setup.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bead and Button

Getting ready to head out tomorrow to the Bead and Button Show tomorrow morning. I was gonna post some pics of what I am taking, but it is almost midnight and i haven't packed yet. YIKES!!! How does this always happen to me. I will definitly be taking some pictures while I am there and post when I get home. Of course I will be doing some shopping of my own and will post my goodies for you all to see. Until next week...