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Sunday, October 31, 2010



The GreenBead Holiday Sale has begun! Buy 2 items, get a 3rd item of equal or lesser value for free. Perfect for stocking stuffers and office gifts! Sale ends November 30.
New in the shop!



Saturday, October 30, 2010

I'm going to be rolling out a sale in November, and I decided it's time for a change to the shop. So I got this great new banner set from Simply Creative Designs.






I had a hard time narrowing them down, and had to call in the husband as a five-way tie-breaker. My designs are using darker, more "earthy" colors now then when I got the original banner, and I think the new one fits the current stock better. I'm excited about the change!
I was wandering around Barnes & Noble yesterday checking out the craft books. They had a whole aisle of them! Yay! Here are some goodies I found and put on my Amazon wish list...



Cool enameling book. Looks like it has lots of great tips!


I'm so lusting after the cool earrings in this book


This one had tons of cool ideas for metal jewelry


I don't embroider, but this book makes me want to.
Check out the CUTE little flowers, trees and animals!


This book is for when the day of jewelry making is done ;)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hmm, the number of blog posts to read on Google Reader has dropped off, and it's gotten kinda quiet in my comments. Is there something going on in beady blog land that I've missed? Is everyone frantically getting ready for holiday shows, and not online? I feel like a kid at the park with a ball and bat and no one to play with! Come out and play everybody!




More pieces listed in the GreenBead shop

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I've been very productive in the last few weeks. I credit the nice weather - much more fun to be in the garage/studio when it's 65 degrees and breezy.

Here is a new necklace I made for ME! I'm so excited about it!




I got those totally cool discs from Yuki Designs -- they have such unique stuff!
I made these lovelies to sell at an event for my assistant's motorcycle club. Can you guess their club color? I made 20 pairs, and each one is different. I tip my hat to jewelry makers in production mode right now for the holidays. One blogger is making 120 pairs of earrings! My oh my! I think 20 in one sitting is my max. I am a lazy beader, apparently ;)



The matchy-matchy with the tags was a happy accident!
Newly listed in the GreenBead shop!



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wednesday Window Shopping

This week's window shopping is for etched lampwork beads. I just love the matte finish on these babies!


Love the colors of these - Beatle Baby Glassworks


Mmmmm, so refreshing! From I Make Beads


perfect fall colors - from Beads of Passion


I love you Orange! from Designs by K Urato


Rainbow AND etched? Heaven! From Black Heart Beads


I love the color, the shape, and the cute spots! From Kelly's Beads


What a gorgeous plummy purple! From In Love with Saturday


Etched flower beads! I LOVE flower beads! From Glassali

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Here is what I made today!


I'm totally talking myself out of listing the purple teardrop with green beads one on the GreenBead site.
But I luvs them all!
Winner winner chicken dinner!

I won these gorgeous beads from Indian Creek Studios during the BOC open studio day!



I'm so excited!


AND


I won a bead-y grab bag from happy mango beads in their facebook contest!
Let's be honest, shall we.....




THIS is what the studio usually looks like. Mess-ola! :)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Elaine Ray, how do I love your ceramic beads?
Let me count the ways.....



I love bright Cherry Jam



And lush Fern


And soothing Moss


And cheerful Creamsicle


And blue-with-brown Parakeet


And royal Purple Hyacinth

My bead buying extravaganza from of Ms. Ray's goodies from Ornamentea arrived.
Colorful ceramic heaven!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Just got this magazine at the grocery store! Off to read!


I just got a BIG shipment of goodies from Magnolia Supplie. The collage is just a sampler of what is in their shop right now - I got a boatload of head/eye pins, bead caps, and goodies for earrings. Such a great shop for findings!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wednesday Window Shopping

Okay, I promise I won't buy all of this week's Wednesday Window Shopping beads. This week, however, is another one of my favorite themes - Birds!


Great links! From CL Beads


Love the bird + flower. From DIY Closet


Totally cute - Oakhill Silver Supply


I just love mamacita beadworks. She makes the best stuff!


Adorable! Lush Lampwork


Another adorable little glass bird! From Black Heart Beads
More new earrings listed in my shop!

Monday, October 18, 2010

I have been very very naughty. Like, extra super naughty. The last time I was this spendy with beads was when my dad was in the hospital and we had to take him off the "tubes" and I would go home every night, drink copious amounts of wine, and buy beads online. So, I'm kinda wondering what is going on in this ole brain o' mine. (wow, this post turned into a debbie downer episode right quick, didn't it!)

But, not to be a bead-buying buzz kill. I got the most gorgeous stash of Elaine Ray beads from Ornamentea today. Gor-geous. I've never had any of her beads, but they fill me with bead lust every time I see them, so I splurged.

And here are the arrivals in today's mail. Yum times 10!

Talk about the most wonderful fall-y beads ever. (Look familiar Silver Parrot? LOL)

more gorgous colors!


These are the most original things I've ever seen. Love them!

These are soooo pretty. And such a cool shape for wood beads!

And yes, I am noticing that I'm snapping up each week's Wednesday Window Shopping finds. That was not the point of WWS, people! I was just going to FEATURE them - not BUY them. *Sigh*

Newly listed in the shop!






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