Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!

I'm going to start this blog post with good memories from 2009, since it is over tonight.

I am happy to say that I got a new camera for Christmas!! I will be able to post new pieces as I create them, now!!! And since there are so many that were not photographed, I will be able to put them up, as well. I am looking forward to having a "fuller" studio on for you to browse. Check it out here, AlsoMrsB's beads & baubles.

I have loved becoming a part of the community. I know this coming year will bring more from the venue than I can imagine, and I am grateful to be a part of them!! Keep up the awesome work!!

I truly enjoyed entering the Soft Flex Company's beading contest, and that I made it to the finals was beyond my dreams! My "Volcanic" necklace and earrings are now available in my ArtFire studio, here: Volcanic Set. Feel free to send your friends in to look, too!

To my new found friends at Artbeads and Rings & Things, I couldn't have made as many things as I did this year without you!! Thank you for all your support and friendship! I will continue to tell everyone who listens (and some that don't) where I get all of my fantastic components!

To my friends from Etsy... especially Christina Guenther, without whom I would not have looked for my bead box, thanks for all your friendships. I am so glad to have been so supported in that venue in my "newness". Make sure you check out, Wicked Soaps, Among the Ruins, Annabel's Aprons, Imeon Designs all of these fine artists have been spectacular friends, and sounding boards. Thanks so much Ladies!!

In bringing in the new year, I'd like to wish everyone prosperity, peace and health... May the New Year be everything you need to accomplish all you can!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Oh, Lookie, A New Post!

Oh, Good Glory! It's been over a month!!

Not that I have forgotten about you all, my good readers, I have simply forgotten about life. Nope, I'm not gonna "whine"... I need to give that up.

I am going to, again, extol the virtues of "Blogging for Beaders" and my friends over at who have again, so graciously, invited me to be part of their blogging team!! AND ~ they are so smart over there ~ they are now offering MY READERS the opportunity to partake of "the goods"... I am authorized to run a contest/giveaway for an $25.00 email gift certificate!! So I am open to suggestions, as I have not yet hosted a giveaway... I have seen them done, and am always amazed at the creativity involved. Leave me a comment with your suggestion for what type of contest you think I ought to host, and perhaps we can get one going...

Meantime - I have put together another piece with the help of my friends over at and am desperately trying to share it with you... but my dang camera is acting up again!! So I am going to let you know about the components that I have used by sending you over to the Cubic Zirconia section. And, I'll keep this one short and sweet, so that I can spend more time kicking my camera and looking for a new one!! (Really I'm not going to kick the camera, it's the only one I have!! But I must get a new one...)

While you are checking out all of the CZ offerings at - make sure you look at the pendants, here; as I have partnered a long teardrop pendant with multiple bezel links found here, and a beautifully simple clasp, here. When you have your shopping cart filled use the following code for a 10% discount, too!! SCF10P-ARTBEADS-0424 It's good through the end of the year, December 31, 2009.

Here's the *~bad~* picture that came about of the simple CZ piece...
And, as if you couldn't tell, but I must... what with the new FTC disclosures; all of the Cubic Zirconia pieces used, in addition to the Sterling Silver crimps and Sterling Silver crimp covers, were given to me, free of charge, by, as a member of their blogging team, so that I may review the products and give my honest opinion of using them.

You can always find pieces for sale in my Studio.