Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! This year my kids are old enough to go around by themselves, unescorted, and even though I'm happy about it, I feel left out! I like seeing how excited they are and I like walking around with my friends and talking while the kids are running! Oh well, that's how life goes. The Pretty in Pink beads sold fast. If you want some, I have enough of the frit to make at least one more set, maybe two. If you do, shoot me an email or a convo on etsy!

Have Fun!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pretty In Pink!

Here's some beads I just put in my etsy store - Pretty In Pink Frosted Sparkles! I loved that movie (showing my age here!) - my friend Lisa and I would listen to the "tape" all the time (really showing my age here)! The frit used to make these beads is called Pretty in Pink and the beads were wrapped in pure silver wire, and etched - I think they are very pretty! Hope you do to - you can click on them to buy them!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gum Drops!

Hi everyone - new beads in the etsy store - Gum Drops! They are really cute - as you can see, they look just like gum drops! Don't give them to small children, though! You could make a cute holiday bracelet out of the set, or order more for a necklace or lots of earrings to sell at your craft fair! Speaking of which, a reminder that I will be taking all my inventory to a craft fair at the beginning of December, so please purchase what you want from the etsy store inventory in November. This also includes all the scrabble tiles.

BTW, I have been getting several special city requests from people for the scrabble tile maps. I really have fun doing these - they would be fantastic stocking stuffers! Let me know if you want one in a particular city. I also have lots from places all over the world! I'll be putting some up soon, but they will go to the craft fair as well.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Update!

The holiday beads shown below were sold already! They are relisted as Made To Order - I'll be making them tomorrow, so not a real wait, anyways! Also, if you want more or less, please let me know! I'll be MORE than happy to make you a set or two or three... I love making them - they are so festive!

Some More Beads in Etsy Store

I just listed three more sets of beads in the etsy store - two holiday sets and one frosty olive sparkle set. They are all very pretty - I'm really happy with how they turned out! Good for your holiday gifts!

Also, I just found out the gift I made for my mom for her birthday will be featured in a future issue of BeadStyle Magazine. I don't even know when, yet, but when I know, I'll let you know! Some of my beads were used, of course! It's a great, easy, stylish, versatile design!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Frosty Beads in Etsy store!

Hi - I have some frosty teal beads listed in my etsy store. They are made with Uroboros clear, so the clear doesn't etch but the frit does. It makes for an interesting effect. They were wrapped in pure silver wire. Very pretty!

On another note, at the beginning of December I will be participating in my daughter's school holiday shoppe. I will be taking all my inventory from SueBeads and BellaHannahJane, so if there's anything you want, please purchase it during November. Anything that doesn't sell at the show will be back in the etsy stores, but not right away. I will be going away for a week to a very nice, warm location!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pittsburgh Steelers and Take a Poll!

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday - I'm looking forward to watching the Steeler game today. Don't even get me started on the Santonio Holmes thing. If you don't know about it, click here. Not only is it stupid for himself, it's a disgrace to one of the best football teams this year. He messed the game up today for all his teammates, who I hope are appropriately ticked at him.

On to another topic! Is anyone planning on buying any beads before the holidays, to sell jewelry or make things for loved ones, etc.? Would you take a second to hit my poll? Business is so slow, I'd love to know if it's just a little bit too early, or it's not going to pick up at all! Thanks!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Lauscha Red!

I just wanted to take a minute to post about Lauscha transparent red - my new favorite color! It is so pretty, but is also so easy to strike! The vetrofond striking red I have is not very nice, and moretti is even harder to strike than this red. Hopefully this weekend I'll have pics to show you of what I made with the red - pretty pretty! In the meantime, take my word for it, you'll love that Lauscha Red!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Beads Tomorrow?

It's one of those weeks, where every day and every night is taken up by some kind of appointment (or two) or activity. Tomorrow after my 7:40 a.m. appointment with my son's math teacher (another day....) I will finally be able to make beads since I think Friday? So, hopefully I'll have something new to share one of these days. In the meantime, here's a little eye candy from etsy store!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Beads on Ebay!


It's been really slow, I know it's because of the economy - it really trickles down! Anyways, there's two focal sets on ebay right now, that I personally think are very pretty and amazingly priced. Check them out!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Halloween Beads on Sale in SueBeads etsy store!

All of my Halloween style beads are on sale in my SueBeads etsy store - $2.00 off each set. May as well get them now - Halloween is only two weeks away!

Cool Earrings in BellaHannahJane

I just listed some very cool earrings in my BellaHannahJane etsy store! They are made from hand-blown caramel swirl hollow beads (not mine) and swarovski crystals and sterling silver findings. I really love these! I have others, too, that will be listed soon! Check them out!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Charms in Etsy Shop!

Hi - I just listed three new purse charms in my etsy shop. I really like taking these extra beads that I have made, and coming up with little purse charms! It's fun, it's a way to be creative, and uses up all those extra beads that a lampworker always seems to have laying around the house. My friend, Jill, once said, "Boy, there's beads everywhere in this house!" I'm trying as fast as I can to use them up!!!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

What A Find!

I just found out where you can get fine silver wire for your beadmaking, without paying A LOT! Monsterslayer.com has the wire, you have to buy it in a troy ounce (at least that's what I did) but even so, I got 192 feet of 30 gauge fine silver wire for about $24, including shipping!!!! I am so happy!!!!! :)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Check out my new bead pairs in my Etsy shop!

I just listed a few new bead pairs in my etsy shop - these are great for making earrings for your holiday gifts. I'm guessing that many people will need to cut back for the holidays, and making gifts is a great way to do that! Plus, I think that hand-made gifts are extra special. It's a great way to show someone that you really care, and that you know them and made something with just them in mind!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

New Beads in Etsy Shop!


Hi everyone - I posted some new bead pairs in the etsy shop. Good for making earrings, especially if you are going to be making a lot of your holiday gifts this year! I guess I will be too! I think these cobalt beads are really pretty - the contrast between the cobalt and the turquoise is striking! You can click on the pic, and go to the shop!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Wouldn't You Know!

This past weekend, my daughter came down with food poisoning from eating chicken at the zoo. She feels a lot better but I am curious - should I call them and tell them - what do you readers think? Based on the symptoms, we think it was a case of an employee coughing or sneezing on the food, or touching it after coughing or sneezing on their hands. This, to me, is gross, and makes me think about all the times we eat out - how many times could we get sick from a restaurant worker doing that? Makes me sick!

On another topic, the kids went to the Scarehouse this weekend. For her birthday, my daughter wanted tickets to this haunted house because the "Ghosthunters" were going to be there, signing autographs. Poor thing got sick while she was there, but some nice person in charge let her ahead of the line to get her pictures and autographs before I picked her up. They had a great time!

The sale on my web site is over - thanks to everyone who ordered beads - but I'll give you a heads up. Probably on October 15th or so, I'm going to start offering free regular first class shipping for the remainder of October. It's really tough keeping up with this economy, so hopefully this will help some of you decide to buy some beads for your holiday gifts, or yourself, and help me at the same time!

Up above is a picture and link of a bead that's up on ebay right now - click on it, you know you want to!!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sale Continued on SueBeads

Hi! Just wanted everyone to know, I continued the sale on my web site - you can still get 10% off until the end of this weekend (Sunday)! Thanks for visiting!

Inuit

Forgot to add my Inuit piece to the keep your sanity post, here it is!