Saturday, December 31, 2011

Spring Sparkles!


I just listed these pretty spring sparkles in my SueBeads etsy store! Take a look! Today is the last day you can get 25% off in my store using the coupon code endofyearsale! Please take a look at what's there - this is the biggest sale amount I ever give and you should take advantage of it if you see something you like!!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Tangerine!


Pantone's 2012 Color of the Year! And you can find these pretties in my SueBeads etsy store AND you can still get 25% off your order for a few more days by using coupon code endofyearsale!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hello!


Long time no blog! It's just been too busy, with frustrating things and with holiday things and I'm just ready for a nap! I am continuing my inventory sale until December 31st at midnight, so please use endofyearsale to get 25% off your order in my SueBeads etsy store! I'd really appreciate the orders!

I am continuing to add beads to the etsy store, so you can get some new beads for a great price if you use the code! Yesterday I had a little bit of time in between my laundry tub drain pipe bursting and my boyfriend coming to fix it, so I made some mini sparkle beads in some pretty colors which are going in the store shortly!

Happy Holidays everyone!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Inventory Reduction = Coupon Code!


I am not ready for Christmas. I had a migraine over the weekend. The medicine I used made me feel very wonky. Kids are home now. I need to reduce the inventory in my shop. Therefore, instead of having a daily deal, I am having a coupon code for my etsy store instead! Take 25% off your etsy order using code ENDOFYEARSALE. I'll ship your beadies out as soon and I receive your order!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sally Russick's Ornament Blog Hop!

The wonderful and talented Sally Russick hosted an ornament blog hop! Since I was having fun making ornaments this season, I thought I'd play along! My partner happened to be Kathleen Lange Klik who is also a very lovely and talented person! I am going to have to steal the photo she shows of the ornament I made for her, because I can't find mine (stomps foot and pouts). Here is what she made me! It's lovely and on my tree right now!
She made the clasp herself, the ceramic bead is Elaine Ray (yum) and she made the hammered square herself as well! I really love it! It looks fantastic on the front of my tree! Here's a list of everyone else who is participating - hop on over and see what they made!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Beads Listed






I have been listing a few new beads here and there, was feeling the glacier glass the other day so I made a few pairs with that glass, so pretty! Take a look in my SueBeads etsy store to see what's new!

Monday, December 12, 2011

New Deal


Well, I hope you all like this one, seems like I am missing on the others! Today is a selection of holiday-themed pairs of beads (there's still time, I will mail them out immediately after purchase) and you can make 4 pairs of holiday earrings for your loved ones. These are normally $10 a pair ($40 value) but today they are all for you for $25! That's a 38% savings! To purchase, click the buy now button below!







Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Special Spacer Deal! SOLD!!!!!



The lovely Melinda Orr posted a tutorial on her blog on how to create a paypal button! She is having a daily sale and I thought I'd join in! To say thanks to all my customers and blog readers this year, I'm going to offer some beads at special prices! Today, I'm offering this strand of 37 spacer beads for just $15 plus $2 shipping!!!!!!!!!! There's only one set available and I will ship internationally! Just click on the Buy Now button below!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Lead Student

My son's school has a set of core values that every child is expected to follow and emulate. Each week, one student is chosen as "lead student". This means they emulate the core values to an exceptional degree and are recognized for their leadership abilities. My son was lead student for the past week! Today at chapel, he traded in the medallion that the kids get to wear all week (as recognition for lead student) for a pin that he will get to wear on his chapel jacket lapel! I am so proud of him! He has become such a mature young man this school year, in addition to having an unbelievable growth spurt! I keep telling my friends he must want something really really big for Christmas, but I couldn't be happier with my kids! I am a single parent and as many of you know, it's very hard to do all you have to do and make sure your kids are on the right track all on your own. I have some pretty amazing kids!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Art Bead Scene Ornament Blog Hop

Heather Powers, of the Art Bead Scene, is hosting an ornament blog hop! Not only that, but if you check out the Art Bead Scene, there will be a giveaway as well!

I had a lot of fun making my ornaments! I used some vintage chandelier prisms that my mom had bought years ago. They are in really great shape!
I used my own baroque style beads, as well. And to complete the ornament, I made some of these pretty ornament hangers - you can find the tutorial here.
I made some more ornaments with my beads, using the clear chandelier prisms and think they look fantastic too!
You can purchase your own baroque ornament beads in my SueBeads etsy store - and with each purchase, I am including an ornament hanger that I made, free!

So hop on over to the rest of the participants to see what pretty things they made:

Humblebeads
Suburban Girl Studio
Spirited Earth
Garden Path Beads
Life in the Lyon's Den
Blog by Salla
It's Been a While
Sue Beads
Artist At Work
Modern Nature Studio
WireWorked
Too Aquarius
Artfully Ornamental
Gem Rose Designs
Jewels by Ine
BeeTree by M.E.
Islandgirl's Insights
Angela Lund-Logan
Gem's PC Corner
Summers Studio
Sandy Volpe
The Next Bend
Skye Jewels
Janina Grigore
Elysian Studios
Art Bead Scene

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pixie Shimmer Baroque Earrings


I may have mentioned I love this shape of bead I have been making! These are perfect for winter, or the holidays! They are made with white glass and pixie dust that shimmers like snow!

To make them, I put a small silver seed bead on a headpin, a baroque lampwork bead by me, and a siam simlicity swarovski crystal bead. Make a wrapped loop and you are ready to put them on your ear wires! Very quick and easy, a perfect gift for the holidays! You can find beads like this in my SueBeads etsy store!

Inuit

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