Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hello all! I am still alive, just buried under a stressful pile of work stuff. But I couldn't resist sharing this -

I totally pigged out at Genea's shop and got a ton of wing dings! I LOVE her wing dings! Right now they are just sitting on the kitchen counter so I can look at them every time I walk by - so pretty!

I also pigged out at Humblebeads too when she had a big sale - I can't wait until they get here.

Stress + holiday jewelry sales at my Etsy shop + bead seller sales = rampant bead shopping

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wednesday Window Shopping

This week's WWS features lovely beads from In Love With Saturday (I just love that shop name!) Check these goodies out!

AND as a special deal to readers of this blog, this talented artist is offering 20% off purchases now through December 20, 2010. Use the code "copperdiem" in the comments to get the refund through paypal.

Look at that! A little giftie with your WWS! How exciting!

This bead looks like earth from space!

Soooo, although I loved the lampwork classes I took, I'm not looking to invest in a torch anytime soon, and the studio rental at Brea Bead Works are a bit too far for me to drive.

I'm thinkin' about destashing the glass & bead release I bought. Off the top of my head, it's probably about 8-10 slightly used rods of glass & an unused bottle of release. I'll take photos, but before I do so, is there any interest in this?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Just made for a charity auction. I love these colors together!

That fake neck display makes a world of difference, doesn't it!

Friday, November 12, 2010

I got my Moo cards in the mail today.

I *heart* them. Moo is awesome - they make the cutest little mini cards, and have totally cool designs they print on the back of the cards. Or you can have your own photos printed on the back! Such a neat idea.

Even if I did forget to put my shop name on the card. Seriously.

It's been a long week (that's my excuse, and I'm stickin' to it)

Moo is running a 30% off sale until Sunday, so hurry over there and get your own adorable card. I'm going to order some more (with a shop name!) for the Big Project I'm unveiling in January (did you see that plug right there?)
New earrings listed in the GreenBead shop! The Holiday Sale continues - buy 2 get a 3rd of equal/lesser value for FREE!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

After reading this post, I did something very impulsive, even for me...

I bought this

Sherri Haab's E3 Etching system.

I've been wanting to learn more about etching. Guess I'm going to now! I'm super excited to start playing with it in January once the holidays calm down. I already have some ideas floating around...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wednesday Window Shopping

This week's WWS is all about CARVED beads. Love them, love the detail, love the boho-y-ness.

Amazonite Carved Flowers from Uncommon Beads

Hand carved turquoise from West Coast Beads

Cinnabar from Jing Jing Design

Vintage-esque from MK Supplies

Yellow bamboo coral from CGP Gem Beads

Jade from Judy Dupin

Amethyst from Funky Pretty Beads

Wood coins from Gemme Tresor

Bone from Gems 4 Us

Citrine from Beadaholique

Adventurine from Beads 4 You
I'm thinking about using Artfire for the Copper Diem shop I'm aiming to open in January. Anyone have any opinions on Artfire? Like, dislike, etc?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

New in the shop! The earring kick continues.

Randomness -

I think I'm newly addicted to bracelet memory wire. I love how it looks like multiple bangles and is a great way to use up lots of the smaller beads in my stash. Pictures to come!

I'm mulling over re-opening the Copper Diem etsy shop in January after I get moving again on making enameled copper jewelry supplies. Thoughts?

I ordered some mini cards from Moo.com for GreenBead. I got ones with backs designed by Lara Cameron. Her stuff is awesome!

Brandi Girl has a cool post where she links to a site that lets you organize your etsy favorites. I haven't had a chance to play with it yet, but for the amount of time I spend bitching about how I can't organize my etsy favs, I thought I owed it to you to pass it along asap!

I'm doing a craft fair on Dec. 4. My first. I think I've moved past the "oh no, what have I signed myself up for" and into the "this could be fun!" stage. It should be low key - a mile from my house, no table fees, small holiday fair.

I got my "paint card challenge" card from Erin. This will be such fun! I love the colors I got. Of course, I didn't take photos this weekend, so that will be another post another day!

Got a huge stash of wood beads and bead caps (yes, more bead caps!) from The Beady Eye. I had to crack open another organizer bin for the wood beads.  Love their stuff!

Happy "fall back!" I love changing the clocks. I love "spring forward" because it stays light later, but I love "fall back" because of the extra sleep, and because the darker evenings in the cool weather feels more snugly. That and I kept thinking it was late tonight, only to see it was 7 p.m.

Check out Teka and Zoe's enameled house charms. Jaw-droppingly cool!

And to reward you for making it this far, check out this listing I found on Etsy

A destash of 8 POUNDS of beads. That picture is just one of the bins! Yum Yum! I bought something similar off Ebay when I "started out." It's a good way to build up a stash quickly!


Friday, November 5, 2010

New in the GreenBead shop (just in time for the BIG sale!)

Yeah, so I kinda blew off the blog this week. Naughty Amy! I've listed some stuff on Etsy, and I had a GREAT idea for Wednesday Window Shopping, but the week (and so far the month) has kinda gotten away from me. We are going away for T-day week, so work has been super busy trying to get stuff wrapped up, blah blah blah *insert more excuses here*

Will you accept the nugget of deliciousness below as my bouquet of apology beads?

Via Beeboo

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I'm still here, but it feels like November has arrived like a freight train. All those deadlines in early November that seemed soooooo far away in October are HERE already. Holy moly!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Thank you Elaine Ray for making such purty beads!

Now in the shop!