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Sorry I've been so absent lately - I have been working a lot with my boyfriend and there is just not enough time, as I'm sure you all know, to have a somewhat-full-time job, a business, two kids, college looming, graduation looming, sports, etc. and try to keep up with the social media as well!  I feel bad because I do read all of your comments - I just literally have no time right now to do everything.  I hope to figure out some sort of schedule for myself to accomplish my goals more readily!  Now, for the bead porn!





I've been making a few new styles of beads lately, actually I've been somewhat obsessed with these styles - the flowers, the ruffles, the ruffled discs, and now the embossed beads!  You can see a lot of these beads in my SueBeads etsy store!  I hope you take a look!  While I need to work to make some money for all of the above, I sure do love making beads and hope to be able to continue doing so! 

Comments

Copper Diem said…
These are great!!
Marie Cramp said…
Gorgeous!! Love what you are doing with the embossing tools :)
Swapna Dinesh said…
Beautiful beads... I just found your blog...

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