Monday, February 28, 2011

New Beads!




No, I haven't been making beads this week. It's the one-week mark of my hysterectomy, and I'm feeling pretty darn good, but not sure I'm ready to make beads today! I do have the itch, though, so I'm listing some new items on etsy that I had at the ready. Take a look at the SueBeads etsy shop to see if there's anything you need!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party!

Welcome to the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party!
What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?

Each beader was paired up with another jewelry designer and tasked with sending the following:

~ A focal
~ A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)
~ Some coordinating spacers or beads

Using the focal and the clasp was mandatory, but we could use anything from our own stash to round out the rest, and choose to use the coordinating beads or not. You may recall my partner was Margot Potter; click this link to see the blog post I wrote of what she sent me!

Here's what I made!Dangly earrings!



Come see what the rest of us made!

1. Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life
3. Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane
4. Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5. Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6. Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7. Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8. Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9. Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10. Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio


11. Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12. Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13. Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14. Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15. Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16. Deci Worland, Gem Trails
17. Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18. Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19. Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20. Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats


21. Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22. Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim
23. Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24. Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25. Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26. Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27. Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads
28. Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29. Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30. Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul


31. Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32. Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33. Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34. Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35. Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36. Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37. Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39. Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40. Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio


41. Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42. Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43. Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya
44. Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45. Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles
46. Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig
47. Amanda Davie, Articulations
48. Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49. Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux


50. Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
51. Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks
52. Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53. Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54. Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56. Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57. Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio
58. Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59. Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa


60. Sandi Lee James, Do Be Do Bead Do
61. Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog
62. Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63. Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64. Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65. Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66. Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67. Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68. Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69. Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver



70. Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71. Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72. Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73. Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74. Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
76. Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium
77. Valerie Norton, Hot Art
78. Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden
79. Amy Severino, Amy Beads


80. Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81. Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82. Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
83. Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84. Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85. Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86. CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87. Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89. Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations


90. Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91. Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous
92. Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead
93. Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations
94. Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio
96. Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97. Cindy Dolezal, Cindy Dolezal Designs
98. Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads


101. Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102. Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations
103. Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104. Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105. Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106. Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107. Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108. Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109. Grace Danel, Grace Beading
110. Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman


111. Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe
112. Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
113. Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114. Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116. Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
118. Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie
119. Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart
120. Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs


121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings
123. Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass
124. Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks
125. Hazel Ward, All Those Things
126. Brenda Salzano, Salzanos
127. Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee
128. Anna Denisova, Anita-M
129. Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry


130. Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads
131. Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132. Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies
137. Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138. Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139. Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter


140. Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
141. Heather Pyle, Welcome to My Muse
142. Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143. Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144. Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145. Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146. Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
147. Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul
148. Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me
149. Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog


150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151. Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152. Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153. Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area
154. Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156. Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157. Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158. Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman


160. Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161. Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162. Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163. Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio
165. Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167. Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
YOU ARE HERE! 168. Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169. Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings


170. Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171. Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172. Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs
173. Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass
174. Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
176. Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178. Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179. Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux

180. Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181. Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry
189. Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos

190. Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
191. Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192. Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197. Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198. Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious

200. Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201. Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202. Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203. Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204. Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205. Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206. Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207. Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208. Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209. Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210. Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread


The next party's sign ups begin August 1-3, 2011. Don't miss it!

(See Lori Anderson's blog at http://www.PrettyThingsBlog.com)

Friday, February 25, 2011

I'm Baaaack!


Well, I had my surgery Monday, was home Tuesday afternoon, and today I feel pretty good! I still feel tired and a bit sore, but this is really an improvement. I'm bored from sitting around but based on all the wonderful advice I've received, I need to embrace it and relax! I really would love to go out and get some wings and beer at Wild Wings with my sweetie, but I guess that will have to wait. I will not have the brain to make any beads until next week, I'm guessing, but my store is open for business and I'm mailing things out, so please visit my SueBeads etsy store here!

In the meantime, look for my Bead Soup Blog Party post tomorrow morning bright and early! At least I'll be able to peruse a lot of blogs in my down time!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Surgery Sale


So, on Monday, I get to have the ultimate "girl" surgery. I am a bit scared, and not too thrilled about it. I will be out of commission for at least a few days, and maybe up to a week or two depending on what actually happens to me! In celebration, I am having a sale through the weekend, you can get 15% off your purchase in my SueBeads etsy store by entering the coupon code SURGERY when you checkout! Have fun, empty my store so that when I feel better I have lots of motivation to make more beads!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bead Table Wednesday


Good Lord, another Wednesday already! Where does the time go? Here is a sneak peak of what I've been working on today - my Bead Soup jewelry. Blogger somehow decided that my photo was going to be sideways again. Sigh...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My friend Melissa


Melissa Meman is a very cool person - I had the pleasure of getting to know her at the Art Bliss weekend in September '10. She makes great jewelry and has such an interesting family and life! I like her! Here's a photo of earrings she made with my terrazzo beads - this post is waaaaay overdue. Sorry Melissa - but I finally got to it!

If you've made something with beads you purchased from me, please let me know - I'd love to post it here!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Bead Cruise Headpins!


Heather, of Humblebeads, is so multi-talented. She's a bead maker, she's a jewelry maker, she's an illustrator and author, she edits the Art Bead Scene blog, and she plans the Bead Cruises! I am again providing some beads for the goody bag you receive if you sail on the bead cruise - this year I am sending glass headpins! I made 80 of them today - I need to make 40 more tonight or tomorrow! I think they look great and I hope the recipients love them too!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Picnik is too cool!


This is a photo of Skipper (Hopey's horse) before and after picnik! Too Cool!

Sunday Already?


Wow, this week has flown! It was busy busy busy with kid stuff. This weekend was a nice change, not too many things scheduled. The above photo was created with picnik - I found out about it through Heather at Humblebeads! I haven't had much time to play with it, but did change up this one photo. Pretty cool! I also love bighugelabs!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bead Table Wednesday

Woo Hoo - two weeks in a row making Bead Table Wednesday! This will be a fun necklace when it's done. Don't know why blogger is making the photo sideways...does anyone?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

More Customer Work

Ok, I've been telling people I was going to do this for a while, but life just seems to get in the way! We had such a busy weekend - my daughter had her high school production of Midsummer Night's Dream, and she was in the tech crew both nights and clean up on Sunday. She won a photography award and that ceremony was on Sunday as well as the Super Bowl. But here goes - some really great customer work!First up here is Cindi Horste - she has her own web site and does some impressive jewelry designs. Those are my mango sparkle beads shown up there in the photo. She just purchased some intense blue sparkle beads from me, to make necklaces as bridesmaid's gifts! Sweet!
This one is from Pam at Cool Jewelry Design on etsy. She used the copper sparkle earring beads that I make. I like the color combo. She makes some really nice jewelry as well. Check out her shop!

Finally, these two sets of earrings were made from some sparkle beads I made Sylvia from Studio Sylvia on blogspot. She is from Australia and does some amazing work!

I'm glad I finally got around to recognizing these amazing ladies! Please check out their sites if you get a chance! Also, if you make something from any of my beads you have purchased please let me know - I'll be happy happy happy to feature them here on my blog!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bead Table Wednesday


WooHoo! I finally got it together to join in the fun for Bead Table Wednesday, a little idea from Heather at Humble Beads! Check out the flickr group to see what everyone's working on!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Glass Headpin Pairs



Hi everyone! Happy no snowstorm! We were supposed to get some major ice and have electricity problems but it seems all it did was a very think coating of ice and rain. I guess there is more coming, we'll see what happens. In the meantime, I made some glass headpin pairs yesterday. I had a great time making them - they are great for earring danglies! You can find them in the SueBeads etsy store!

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