Listed Some More!

I listed some more bead sets on etsy – small sets in case you just want to make a nice bracelet for someone special, even you! I wanted to post these pictures because I just love love love these two sets of beads. They were all wound on a 3/32″ mandrel, which is a little bit bigger than the ones I normally use. However, the beads are more substantial and would look lovely even on a ball chain or snake chain!

Beads on Etsy

I put some beads in the etsy store and will have more later – some snowballs and the Florence White frosty beads that I love so much! All three sets are perfect for a last minute bracelet for your favorite bead lover! I’ll ship same day or next day depending if the mailmail already came! You should get them in time, unless you live in Tuvalu – which would be quite interesting, I think!

Holiday Project Idea

Hi there – I was in Pier One Imports today – I love that store – and I found these heart ornaments. I knew they wanted to hang from my new chandellier in my dining room. I am having friends over on Saturday for dinner and wanted to get decorating (I’m a bit behind – tree tomorrow!). Since I could not find the ornament hangers, and because they wouldn’t match the antique brass color of the chandellier anyways, I decided to get out my 18 gauge copper wire. I twisted it with my pliers, and wrapped the top around a bottle top to get the round shape to hang it from the chandellier rungs. Then I just put the little ornament on the bottom, and voila! I think this is a great project. The ornaments were on sale, and the copper wire wasn’t that much either! Hope you like it! Click on it to see it bigger!

Etsy Shops Open!

Ok, I got both of my etsy shops open! Hopefully tomorrow or Wednesday I’ll have a bunch of Available Work on my suebeads.com web site for you to peruse. There is still time to order for the holidays! I’ll mail every day to make sure you get your items! This slider will be on the web site – if you want it, let me know now and I’ll save it for you! It’s ASK Silver Cinnamon, Raku Jitterbug frit by Val Cox, and some intense black stringer lines. It’s very earthy and would fit your pandora, etc., but you could also make it into a bracelet by stringing several matching colors and various sizes of seed beads through it (that’s what I’m going to do with mine). You could also just put it on a simple chain!

Book Review – Lost On Plant China

Last week, I had the great fortune to have the time to read four books (!) and this was one of them. My friend Jill and I have read all three of his books (J. Maarten Troost) – they are quite funny! I have to say, while I laughed the entire time I was reading this book, it really reinforced my idea that I really have no interest whatsoever to travel to Planet China. My boyfriend/partner travels a lot in his line of work, and I get to go along with him if my schedule and wonderful parents allow (paying my own way of course, for you know who you are). I have been to some great places, and he knows that someday, he will have to go to China – but I think when that trip comes around, I will just say no! I feel I’m a pretty competent traveler these days, and while he is busy working or professing, I spend quite a bit of time alone sightseeing, etc. I don’t think I have the inner fortitude to handle China alone for a day! This was, as I said, a great book, and you should definitely read it. You’ll get a great insight for what is Planet China, but you’ll also laugh your way through the entire book, when you’re not shaking your head…

I’m BAaaack!

I’m back from what was a very lovely time, mon, and I will hopefully be getting my web sites up and running tonight. There will be lots of beads in etsy and available work on my web site in the next few days, so make sure to check frequently! There is still time to have me mail you your goodies before Christmas! And remember, No Pressures, No Problems! That’s for the Big Bamboo!

French Word of the Day

Just had to share, I added a widget – it’s the French Word of the Day widget! Both my kids take French, and I did in college. I found this widget on a widget search and thought it would be fun! If anyone has a problem with it, let me know. If anyone likes it, let me know! Buy art pendants before I have to remove them from etsy tomorrow!

Time to Make the Donuts!

Well, it’s 9 am and it’s the last day I can make beads until after the 13th! That’s fine with me, I think I need a break. Not a good time to be getting a break (right before the holidays) but things have been so crazy here for the past week that it’s just as well, for my sanity. I will be selling at Ellis tomorrow night and all day Friday. If you live in Pittsburgh, stop by. I’ll have beads, scrabble tile pendants, stocking stuffers, pandora bracelet beads and even some paper airplanes for the boys! In the meantime, some eye candy!

I won’t be making beads until after the 13th, but you can still order them!