Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Ones Today




I just listed some new teardrop beads - the only ones I have left until I get my next order, then there are no more! I'll have to find a new supplier for them! I think they are so cool - not only for earrings, which is definitely a great choice for these beads, but also for accents on funky necklaces or bracelets!

Monday, May 24, 2010

WooHoo





Listing tomorrow!

CoolJewelryDesign


Pam at cooljewelrydesign on etsy made these earrings with my terrazzo beads - for lack of a better word, aren't they cool? She does very nice work, if you'd like to see it, click on the link to go to her shop!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sets, Kits and My Bud

A trio of things today! First off, a photo of my Bud playing Lacrosse on Thursday (he's number 10 in the middle of the photo). What a violent little sport that is - the boys wear helmets because they are allowed to smack each other with the sticks. The girls don't wear helmets because they aren't supposed to smack each other with the sticks. Interesting, huh? I propose girls wear helmets for sports, because they can get concussions, I should know right???Next is a photo of a set of enameled beads I made. Would you, my loyal blog readers, be willing to buy these color-coordinated sets? I have been having fun mixing colors to get some really cool flavors, and I think sets would be good if you like the color and want to use some as pairs or some separate?
Then, we have my earring kits. I originally put these together for the Holiday Shoppe I was doing at my daughter's school. Turns out it's just not lucrative enough for me to sit there all day and feel sick from the heat and coffee smell! So I have these kits available that I'd like to sell - what say you, blog readers? Yea or nay?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Updates





* Yesterday was my dad's birthday (Happy Birthday Dad!). We went out for dinner to celebrate - it was nice! Good food!

* My surgery seems to have been a success, but I guess I have to wait a little bit longer to make sure! Keep your fingers crossed for me!

* The girl's concussion test scores are going up! This is due to the addition of a medication that makes the dopamine in her brain work harder to help her think better. I'm learning so much! We have been averaging three doctor appointments a week, so I usually only have Fridays to make beads, and that's after I do the grocery stuff, or whatever! Yesterday I got to make beads, which leads to...

* I will have some beads and some headpins listed later, as soon as I get to take the photos today, because...

* It's pool opening day, and while the engineer can handle it himself, I know I will have to be on-call to help with whatever...fun!

* I'll leave you with this photo of my wisteria, from the spring. It's the 10th year for it, and boy did it go crazy this year with blooms!

Edited to add - new additions in the SueBeads etsy store, and photos here!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

What To Do With These Enameled Three Petal Flowers




Someone asked, what do you do with the three petal enameled flowers? This is what I came up with. I used a blue/green one, and used a small czech rondelle to layer it. I made a quick copper balled headpin (I dipped it in water like Lynn said to do, but I did it twice, and got this pretty blue color!). Then I made a wrapped loop on the back, it can be used as a dangle or button. But if you move the loop 90 degrees, you can also use it in other ways on your piece. Just an idea!

Three Petal Ruffled Flowers



New enameled beads I told you about, now available at SueBeads etsy!

Tubes and Focals



I just listed two sets of enamel tubes and three focals in the etsy store - I'll have a cool new shape in a bit, as soon as I get photos done!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Earrings




I wanted to show you something you could do with these vintage copper enameled ovals that I have been making! These earrings are pretty cool - they are made with bead caps and sterling saucer beads from Fusion Beads and some flathead headpins from Rocki - way cool! I'm going to list these babies for sale - if you would like me to make you some, or want another color of the oval beads, let me know! I have several to photograph and list later!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ideas

Enameled tube beads paired with czech faceted rondelles on brass paddle headpins.
Focal on long sterling balled head pin with silver rondelles

Here are some ideas of things you can do with my beads! Check out my SueBeads etsy store in a bit for more of these great enameled tube beads, and look in the focals section for some great focals! Some are even on sale!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

S A L E



I added some items to the SALE section of my SueBeads etsy store - check them out, they are 15% off!

Monday, May 10, 2010

New Enamel Beads




I finally got around to processing photos for these beads! They are in the SueBeads etsy store, now, and don't forget you can get free shipping all day today too!

Free Shipping Extended Through Today!

Yep, free shipping in the etsy store today too!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Free Shipping!


Happy Mother's Day! My birthday is tomorrow too, so I am offering free shipping in my etsy store today and tomorrow!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Great Event


Every year, my son's school has a fundraising event they call, The Great Event. This year was the first year in a long time that I did not attend (crazy medical issues and new book coming out and all made it impossible!!) but I did donate an item again to their on-line auction. The above photo is what I donated - it was fun to make. I have a question for you bloggy buddies - should I start offering these sets in my etsy store? I have a few that have already been melted and just need the canape sets to go along with them. I think they are fun - and something different, especially for the wedding season!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My Other Life

Occasionally, I mention my other life, but not exactly what it is. I did mention that something great was happening soon, but I couldn't announce it just then. Well, here it is! My engineer wrote a book titled "Better Embedded System Software." I helped him a lot! It's finally out now! I know, you may have no idea what it means. I wouldn't have either, but since I've been with him for 5 years, I know! I read the whole book, so that helps! He started a blog, too, as a companion to the book. You can find his blog here! I am his first follower, and he finally started following mine! The nice thing about him is that he dedicated his book to me! He said some very nice things in the acknowledgements about me and our family, as well!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Newbies



(These are vintage aged copper ovals, that I enameled!)

These will be in the etsy store later today!

Facet - The Bead Box

Not sure if you heard, but Facet (Stringing, formerly Bead Style) is launching The Bead Box - one stop kits for jewelry making! It's a m...