Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Remember my Sari Bracelets?

I am having so much fun making
them. I told you where you can find the Sari Silk but the tutorial
by Shannon of Missfickle was not 
available at the time. Well guess 
what, she has it on her website!
Run don't walk to get it. The bracelets  will make great stocking stuffers, teachers gifts, gifts for teens and gifts for your BFF. 
 I cannot thank you all enough for purchasing from my Etsy store during my Cyber Sale. I don't get a lot of comments so I am not sure if anyone is reading, but I guess you are. So thanks for that. Truly, supporting those who choose to make their living though art is a good thing. I am off to make more bracelets!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Sale till Wed! Lots of good stuff left.

The Etsy sale is still going on. The coupon code is: cybermon2011.
Everything is 10% off. Don't miss it!
There are still tons of my favorite beads left. I can't believe that this pretty pod is still there! I have some Silver Dew Drops left too!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cyber Sale!

I am having a sale! Yep that's right my first sale. I am offering 10% off everything in my Etsy store. Just enter in the coupon code:cybermon2011.There are some killer beads in there.
Like these Melon beads. These guys are super cute and need a home. I also have these Clio melon beads.

                                                                                 I also have some great Copper Green Podlets too! This set is one of my favorites yet. Each on is packed with color and depth.
I will be adding more stuff each day and the sale ends Wed Nov. 30th at 7:00 PM. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Off to Chicago for Thanksgiving. Everyone have a great holiday and safe travels.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Almost... Just one More. Come on Join me!

Just one more and I will have 200 followers! So if you are a regular reader or just discovering my blog, go ahead click. Make my day. 
I made some more Podlets. I think I am officially back in love with them. The shapes, textures, colors and depth really are so cool. These are off for a special project that I hope will work out. I am super excited about it. I just have to wait to see if it really is going to happen. I promise to make a bunch for my Etsy site. I will have sets and pairs just give me a couple of days.
 I am spending the day in my "comfy" clothes. I have tons of findings, beads, sari silk, wire, tools, just waiting for me to make some stuff. I am headed off to Chicago and will take some things up for a shop to consign. 
I am so looking forward to Thanksgiving. Tons of family and lots of laughs. We are a fun bunch. Off to make some goodies.

Friday, November 18, 2011

They turned out!!!

Well I got my Sari Silk Ribbon from Designtalentedone. Her ribbons are great and so many colors to choose from. I because obsessed with this style of bracelet and of course made a bunch up. I am taking them into work and see how they go. Yummy. 

Ok I LOADED up my Etsy shop with lots of cool new stuff. Really great prices so make sure you stop by and look. It takes such a long time to load stuff on. I still have tons more to put on so stop by this weekend to!
Ok and guess what, got my postcards. They turned out great and i am so excited I have a new card to include in all my Etsy sales. They were a lot of work. I made numerous calls to customer service and gave up a couple of times, but I stuck it out. They really are fun. This is the front of the card. 


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Ok Wait a Minute.

What the heck happened to November? It was just Oct. I mean fricken Thanksgiving is next week. Do you know what that means, Christmas is just right around the corner. ARGGGGG.
Really I need to get myself together. We are traveling to Chicago to have Thanksgiving with my sister. We have a whopping 30 people for dinner. 
My family has dwindled down to just 3. We lost my Mom 9 years ago and my sister 4. So holidays can be tough. Not a lot of family left and with my sister in Chicago it's just my family and my Dad. It's a big change from Big holiday celebrations to small ones. Not a change It gets kind-of lonely. So this Thanksgiving will be joyous and so much fun. 
Off to spend the whole day on the torch. Got tons of beads to make.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Another thing I am waiting for.

I have finally run out of postcards. This is the front of my new card. I love it. It's one of my favorite photos.  I like to include a card with a note in each transaction. 
It took forever to get them ordered. I used Overnight Prints and I wish I could tell you it was easy, but it wasn't. Files had to be adjusted, several calls to customer service had to be made, but finally I got it done. I am not sure if I got a good deal but several people have used them and they said the quality was good. Keep you fingers crossed. 
Now I need new cute tissue, cute organza bags etc. Anyone have a good source for this stuff? 
When Lori of Pretty Things has her Bead Soup people show the cutest packages that they receive. I got to step up my game. When I was at Meet the Teachers at Bead & Button I thought "If I sell just a little bit I will be happy" You know the mind set. Underestimate so you won't be disappointed. Well everyone was so wonderful and I had a great show, BUT ran out of everything. By the end I was packing beads in sad little plastic bags with sad tissue. I promised myself not to do that again. I want to give everyone a cute little package with their purchase. My customers deserve it!
If anyone has a great place to order from please leave a comment.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

This is what I am waiting for patiently.

 I found the best Recycled Sari fiber from a great Etsy store called
Designtalentedone. I am in love with these Sari Bracelets that I saw on
Shannon LeVart's  Etsy site. She is taking a little break from her shop so hopefully when she gets back you can purchase her tutorial on how to make these beautiful bracelets. 
Of course I have some other ideas on how to change these up and use my lampwork beads. I am hoping to use those cute little drops I posted a couple of days ago. Plus I made a bunch of big hole beads to slip on instead of stones.  
Ok so I am not waiting patiently, I am waiting very eagerly!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Deadlines and Musings

I have some cool stuff coming down the pipe. I really need to put my head down and work on the torch. I have new glass, ideas and probably some new obsession to work out.
I have a friend who is struggling with finding inspiration and ideas. Sometimes its good to just step away from the glass and just relax. I think when you force work it shows. 
I have some new Clio melons that I am listing. The other Melon beads on my Etsy have TONS of views and everyone likes them but they are just sitting there. Sometimes Etsy just confuses the heck out of me. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

I am playing!

I spent the weekend trying to figure out how to use the new Dew Drops that I have been making like a fiend. It took a while but I am happy with the first attempt. I have some other ideas.  This idea was a nice simple one. I used those new copper rings I got at the show a couple weekends ago.
I of course made some more...go figure...but these are all Clio glass and they are so pretty in person. Have them up on my Etsy site so take a look.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Here are some new ones!

Ok so the first set went really fast! (thanks Alice!) so I finally got around to listing three more sets. 
I am playing around with how I want to use these bad boys. So I am doing a trial and error just seeing how they lay. I will make sure to post my attempts. 
I am going to list a BUNCH of stuff on my Etsy site this weekend so stay tuned. I have tons of cute stuff at really great prices so make sure you give it a look. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My Day Out

I had a great day at a local bead show last week. I went with two of my friends and we had a nice lunch before and then hit the show. I was on the look out for some nice chain but couldn't find what I really wanted. 
My first stop was Silk Road Treasure to get this great heat treated copper. These large copper
rings are so great. I see so many things I can do with them. Then I got my favorite spacers. I use the heck out of these things. They look great with my Clio beads. 

Then I got some small little spacers to use on earrings. Next I was on to some stones. I usually get more earthy style but I did find one strand of some faceted beads.
I love the color and couldn't resist. Then some really cool coin agate beads, and then some beautiful green pleated beads. I had made some copper green pleated beads and I thought they would look great together. But I decided to put 7 of these beautiful beads on my Etsy site for sale so grab them. I think they are so cool. I love how they have such depth and texture. 
I do love a good bead show. This one was OK, but once you have been to Tucson and Bead and Button everything pales in comparison. 
I can't wait until Bead and Button. A bunch of friends got into the show so it's going to be even better than last year!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New Sweet Little Beads


I was looking around on LE (it's a forum for beadmakers). There was a questions about how to make a certain type of drop bead. Well I decided to make a couple and then it started. 
I now make as many as I can when I sit down at the torch. They are colorful, cute and easy as pie to make. Plus I can sell them for a good price. So I get to use the expensive silver glass and see all the colors come out. I hope you
guys like them as much as me.