Monday, November 29, 2010

Sale Extended

I'm extending my sale at least through today, which has become known as Cyber Monday! Take 15% off in my SueBeads etsy store by using the coupon code GOBBLE.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Colorful New Enamels!

Just listed some colorful new enamel beads in the etsy store! They are really pretty! Remember the sale!

Also, Renate, I do live near the city, but my friend Jason is a country boy! He bought a show tractor and we went to pick it up!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Gettin' Out

I'm on my way to a Cincinnati suburb today to pick up a tractor!!! Long drive, looks like great weather! Go Pitt! Go Woodland Hills! Buy some beads at 15% in my etsy store; use the coupon code GOBBLE!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Big Enamel Update

I spent yesterday making enameled beads - just in time for my 15% off sale in my SueBeads etsy store.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi everyone - Happy Thanksgiving! It's raining here - I wish it was snow! Oh well! Please remember to take 15% any etsy order by using the coupon code GOBBLE until Sunday midnight!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Faves!

I got these bead caps in the mail yesterday, and had to enamel them! They are now my new favorite thing (today). I made these little dangly flowers out of them with my enameled headpins! I'll have some of the bead caps for sale soon, and the flower danglies as well!!!!

Holiday Idea

Here's a cute idea to use those fat little teardrop enamel beads I make. The obvious answer is to use the pair to make earrings - and great earrings they make! But if you want to do something else, how about a little dangle, or key fob, or whatever you call this!?!??! There are some listed right here, or just ask if you want some more!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Friday I'm In Love!

Ok, it's only Tuesday, but I love that song by the Cure and wanted to show you this fantastic enameled filigree I made yesterday! I only have one - I have ordered more from my supplier but who knows when I will actually get them! I may have to hold onto this and fondle it and stare at it and caress it and ....

Monday, November 22, 2010


Jason and I went to the Steeler game yesterday, which was quite interesting. The refs really ruined the game, in my opinion, but no one asked so there you go. I took this great photo of the city from across the river, as well as some public art where we parked. I love public art. I like finding art surprises! There were other things there, but we had to get to dinner - Claddagh's at South Side Works. Nice place. All in all, a very nice day!

Friday, November 19, 2010

What I'm Working With!

Yesterday, I was blissfully making beads, minding my own business, when I heard an explosion that made me jump! It came from my oxygen concentrator, which then started grinding to a halt! I have (knock on wood) NEVER had a problem with it before, so I guess I was due! My friend Jason came over and figured out what was wrong with it (heat exchanger), ordered the part for me, and helped me set up the oxygen tank that I used to use before I bought the concentrator. There was some oxygen left in it, but alas this afternoon it is almost gone. I was hoping to get some enameled head pins done and may be able to tomorrow. The gas place is not open over the weekend, so I'll have to have fun (?) instead. Saturday consists of driving children all over the city, and Sunday I'll be at the Steeler game! Luckily there was enough oxygen for me to finish the order I was working on when the concentrator blew up!

Tonight I'm going to take my son to see my daughter's high school play, Oliver. She works in the crew and has had a blast!

More Enamels

Listed here!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Enamel Beads

I listed some enamel beads tonight, pretty nice if you ask me. If you are working on spring magazine submissions, I think tonight is the night for you! Check them out here!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Just about 3 weeks late or so, but "Copy Me" bracelet! Gaea, of Gaea's Ceramic Studio, had a little challenge and I was lucky enough to be one of the participants. Never mind that life has been getting in the way here recently...finally today I sat in bed and made the bracelet. Sat in bed to make it? Yes, I have been feeling rotten for a week now, and it was rainy and just a perfect time to sit in bed to do this!!!The ceramic beads are hers, and the idea was to take her bracelet and make it your own. Or not. Didn't matter to her! The ceramic beads are separated by burgundy miracle beads. Oh, all except one, if you didn't notice. I didn't until I took the photos. I'll have to go back and get that little fuschia bugger out of there and replace her with burgundy. Your time is limited, baby!
I used antiqued copper chain and brass - the combo is very rustic and that's my style, so I like it! There are two sections of chain leading up to the clasp.
The clasp is a simple Patina Queen clasp, and I made a little dangle out of a Patina Queen hammered head pin and another miracle bead - at least it's the correct color!

Thank you Gaea for sending me the ceramic beads, and your patience with me. It really has been a challenging few weeks for me - I am hoping it gets better.

*Yeah right Sue, with Christmas 6 weeks away*


Look what I just picked up! Can't wait to look at it!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

New Beads Listed

I listed a few more beads tonight. I know I have to get back into this blogging thing! Life has taken it's toll on me lately, but hopefully it will get better! In the meantime, check out the beads here!

Art Elements Theme of the Month - Tidepools

It's time for another challenge, and this month Lesley picked tidepools as the theme for May!  I was all over it! I've been spending...