Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Is this how you'd like to spend the day after Thanksgiving? Or is this more like it?
Facebook for the entire weekend! It starts Friday at 11AM EST and runs thru Sunday at 10PM EST. It will be on my Destash page, so hop on over and check it out. I have over 20 years worth of beads that I'm destashing. The ones I have posted will all be discounted 5-25%, maybe more!
Saturday, November 23, 2013
I consider myself to be very fortunate to have found something that gives me joy and made some wonderful connections along the way. I have gotten some sweet comments from customers. They all put a smile on my face, even just a simple smiley face! Who doesn't love a smiley face??
"you offer beauty for me to build on!"
It's the little things!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I know the title has to do with necklaces, but many of the designs can be used for bracelets as well with some slight adjustments. The book starts out with basic tools, materials and techniques, but also gives an overview of the various necklace styles and lengths. I don't know how many times I've searched for that info and here it is now right at my fingertips.
Project Necklaces offers numerous techniques from stringing to wire work to single stitches to combined stitches. It has something for everyone and lots of beautiful designs in a variety of techniques and styles. There are many that I'd like to recreate, but I particularly love Cathy Lampole's "Crystal-caged Pearls". It's an asymmetrical necklace made with beautiful crystal beaded beads. Elegant and simple, with just the right amount of bling.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
I have the winners of my contest.....YEAH! I used a cool random name selector & it came up with Adrienne Evans Cantler and Sonya Ingersoll-Stille. Please message me. You've each won a $25 gift certificate toward anything in either of my shops or on facebook. Will be uploading more next week after my houseguest is gone. You will have 6 months to redeem it. Congrats to you all! And thank you SO much for helping me reach such an important milestone. 2,000 Facebook fans! My mind is blown!
I decided to also add a $10 gift certificate to Eugenie Wu for sharing my post multiple times. Thank you all so much for sharing and for following me through the years. Your continued support allows me to do that which I love to do.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Are you a facebook fan of mine yet? If not, head on over to my page and check out my giveaway in celebration of gaining over TWO THOUSAND fans! Well, it was in anticipation of 2,000 fans, but in just a few hours that number has grown and I've reached my goal. YAY!!
Much love to all of you who have followed me over the years. This calls for a giveaway for sure!! So, I'm thinking not one, but TWO $25 gift certificates toward anything from either my etsy or artfire shops or from my facebook page.
That said, my shops are on vacation thru the end of the week so nothing to see right now, but the GC's will be good for 6 months. The rules are posted on my facebook page at this link so head on over! Will run this through next Sunday, October 6th. Thanks everyone & good luck!!!
Friday, July 05, 2013
I've been a member of a wonderful group of jewelry and component artisans for some time, Artisan Whimsy. I've seen the group grow by leaps and bounds since then with Melinda Orr at the helm.
One of the many exciting ventures is a new Ezine magazine, Bead Chat. I'm extremely honored to have my work featured on the cover as well as part of a 2 page spread inside from my fellow Lampwork Glass team members. I hope you'll check it out! And join in on the fun at Artisan Whimsy! Always room for more jewelry and components artisans!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
With so many crossover techniques in jewelry design, Creative Seed Bed Connections is a very useful tool for those wanting to incorporate metals in their seed bead designs. Lots of beautiful patterns! My favorite is "A Piece Of The Past", especially the bracelet, which is on my to do list. But you'll have to get the book to see it. *smile*