I wanted to show you something you could do with these vintage copper enameled ovals that I have been making! These earrings are pretty cool – they are made with bead caps and sterling saucer beads from Fusion Beads and some flathead headpins from Rocki – way cool! I’m going to list these babies for sale – if you would like me to make you some, or want another color of the oval beads, let me know! I have several to photograph and list later!


Enameled tube beads paired with czech faceted rondelles on brass paddle headpins.
Focal on long sterling balled head pin with silver rondelles

Here are some ideas of things you can do with my beads! Check out my SueBeads etsy store in a bit for more of these great enameled tube beads, and look in the focals section for some great focals! Some are even on sale!

The Great Event

Every year, my son’s school has a fundraising event they call, The Great Event. This year was the first year in a long time that I did not attend (crazy medical issues and new book coming out and all made it impossible!!) but I did donate an item again to their on-line auction. The above photo is what I donated – it was fun to make. I have a question for you bloggy buddies – should I start offering these sets in my etsy store? I have a few that have already been melted and just need the canape sets to go along with them. I think they are fun – and something different, especially for the wedding season!

My Other Life

Occasionally, I mention my other life, but not exactly what it is. I did mention that something great was happening soon, but I couldn’t announce it just then. Well, here it is! My engineer wrote a book titled “Better Embedded System Software.” I helped him a lot! It’s finally out now! I know, you may have no idea what it means. I wouldn’t have either, but since I’ve been with him for 5 years, I know! I read the whole book, so that helps! He started a blog, too, as a companion to the book. You can find his blog here! I am his first follower, and he finally started following mine! The nice thing about him is that he dedicated his book to me! He said some very nice things in the acknowledgements about me and our family, as well!