Friday, July 29, 2011

Don't Miss Out!!!

Don't forget to leave me a comment or send me an email before July 31 if you'd like me to send you a pair of my polymer beads -- perfect for earrings.  That's why I call them earring pairs.  Just leave me a comment, here or on my original post, below.  Up to you. 

Also, I think I've actually got enough of an inventory to actually open a store somewhere here on the interwebs.  I'm thinking etsy will be where I go.  I will link up from the blog as I stock the store.  Wish me luck -- I'm really excited to bring my beads to other jewelry artists.

Have a great weekend, faithful readers.  I'm so grateful to you all.  You are making my dreams come true!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Play Charm Swap

(Picture Credit goes to Sue Kennedy) 
Top Row (L to R): Erin Prais-Hintz, Susan Kennedy, Sally Russick
Bottom Row (L to R):  Sandi Lee James, Jennifer Cameron, Mallory Hoffman
Today is the reveal day for the Charm Swap with a Twist hosted by Jennifer Cameron of Glass Addictions.  This twist is that 2 sets of charms will be auctioned on ebay (set one here and set two here) for Beads of Courage.  I was thrilled to participate in this swap with these amazing bead artists.  In fact, when I opened the swap package I immediately felt like I was in a little bit over my head.  Jonathan (my 20 year old son) was with me and was amazed, too.  He said, "Mom, you really should start working with glass.  Those beads are amazing."  As you can see, he was right.  As for my inspiration, whimsy was my inspiration and that's exactly what I call the beads that I used to create my charms.  Whimsy.  I coupled my polymer bead with a little glass star and a crystal to match.  A little wrap and voila.

Please head over to the other artists blogs to see more of these lovely charms.  And, if you'd like a set of your own, they can be yours while contributing to an amazing cause.  Get to clicking.

Jennifer Cameron (our host):  Glass Addictions
Sandi Lee James (you are here):  Do Be Do Bead Do
Mallory Hoffman:  For the Love of Beads
Sue Kennedy:  Sue Beads
Sally Russick:  Wireworked
Erin Prais-Hintz: Treasures Found

Monday, July 18, 2011

It's Almost That Time Again -- Bead Soup Time

Lori Anderson of Pretty Things is hosting another party.  Seriously, I just don't know how she does it.  Anybody with an avenue to blog about it can join in.  Check it out, here and join the fun.  You won't be sorry!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Winner of First Do Be Do Bead Do Giveaway

I love giving gifts.  Always have.  Always will.  There is just something about choosing that special something that is just perfect for that special someone.  It is all the more special when the gift goes to someone whom you really want to thank.  That's how I feel about all of my followers.  Stay to the end of the post for more on that.  Now, it's time to announce the winner of my first blog drawing for a pair of sterling and polymer earrings and a set of my newest polymer beads.
Pam of Wait Just One More Bead.  I will be contacting you shortly to get your mailing info. 

It was so difficult for me to choose just one winner.  So, what I've decided to do is to give everybody who leaves a comment on this post a pair of polymer beads perfect for earrings or whatever your creative talented souls lead you to do with them.  Leave a comment (and make sure I have a way to reach you) and I will get those all out next week.  Thanks again for following my blog and stay tuned for .  What a wonderful group of people there are in blogland!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hey, I Made It!!!

Well, lookie there, to the left -- 50 followers!  I'm so freaking excited!  I will throw all of your names into the hat tonight and announce the winner of my giveaway tomorrow.  The winner will have a choice of a stash of beadie goodness or a pair of handmade polymer and silver earrings, or, more likely, both.  Stay tuned and thank you all so much for making me feel so loved!