Bead Table Wednesday

Better late than never, right? I was busy today – Target, shoes, grocery store, making beads! But look what I got in the mail today! My connector from Kristie Roeder of Artisan Clay beads! This is what I will be playing with for my Designer Challenge. I have an idea for some lampworked beads that will go with this connector – it will eventually become part of a necklace!

Artisan Clay Design Team

YAY! I was one of the people picked to be part of Kristie Roeder’s Artisan Clay Design team! This photo is one I stole from her blog! She makes beautiful beads like this one – check out her etsy store too! She’s going to send us an item, and we have a few weeks to make something with it before we reveal what we made! She’s also going to have some guest jewelry makers every month! Here are the members of the design team:

For this round, she put some photos up on facebook and we got to tag the bead with which we want to work! This is great for me, as it will force me to make at least one piece of jewelry each month! Thank you Kristie, I can’t wait to get started!

Barbara Fernald’s Jewelry!

Do you know Barb Fernald? She is a fantastic jewelry designer. She has some talent, that woman! She has a great blog too, and takes the most awesome photos AND uses some pretty cute props for her photos! She made the top two sets of earrings with my glass headpins. I think they turned out amazing, her riveting work is fantastic! I had to show you the last photo because I think the earrings are pretty inventive and really show her talent and style! You can find her etsy store right here!

Melissa Meman’s on the Cover!

Hey all! My friend Melissa Meman is on the cover of Step by Step Wire! Her earrings are so pretty and I just love the cover, so springy! This is her FIRST publication, too, if you can believe it! What’s great for me is that she used MY beads! My Monet Swirl lampworked beads are there on the cover too! Woo Hoo! I’m so thrilled! I have to run out and get this magazine! I do have some Monet Swirl beads listed in my SueBeads etsy store and if you are interested in just buying a pair instead of 6 of them, just shoot me a convo or email!

Thanks Melissa, for using my beads and giving me a thrill! I’m sure you are thrilled too!

Black Market Minerals

My son Sean loves going to Black Market Minerals every time we come to the beach.  He didn’t buy anything this time, but I did!  I got these two strands of what I believe are Picture Jasper, one set of rice beads and one of barrel beads – I really like them!  I found these ammonites too and just had to have them…I have no idea why, they were just too cool!

Trying to Keep UP

I am here in the sun, trying to rest after my surgery! I will try to keep up with everyone, but it will be hard. We are on a modem right now, and I’m sure you all know how those go – SLOOOOOOW. In the meantime, please visit my SueBeads etsy store and take advantage of the free shipping coupon right now – just enter freeship in the coupon code section when you check out and enjoy free shipping until I am back in the office!