I recently purchased and received some fantastic goodies in the mail from some fantastic people. Here’s a look!This gorgeous resin pendant from Andrew Thornton! I totally love it. He has some really gorgeous things in his shop that he made – you should check it out!
Pendants from Jade Scott! I am participating in the Delmont Apple N Arts Festival this year (first weekend of October) and these will be adorning some bracelets that I will be making!

Birdies, flowers and hearts from LeAnn of Summers Studio! I have too many of her things, and I keep hoarding them. These will also find a home with some lovely customer! LeAnn’s shop is currently on vacation mode as she is moving across the country, but it will be back open soon!

Challenge – What do I do with those?

I have wanted to have a challenge of my own for quite some time. I am smitten with these little charms that I have been enameling, and decided they would be great for a challenge. Therefore, I would like to offer you, my readers, a little opportunity. Leave a comment on this blog post if you’d like to receive a set of 10 of these little charms. I will choose three people randomly to participate. If you are chosen, I will mail you a set of charms, my color choice, and ask that you complete your design in a few weeks’ time (how about by June 25th) and have a blog reveal on that date! I will publish the list of participants and link to their blogs. I’ll pick names on June 1st! I will choose the participants the old fashioned way – I’ll write your name on a piece of paper and fold it up and let my son pick! Therefore, you can get extra entries by blogging or sharing on facebook; just let me know you did that in a separate comment and give me the link.

Artisan Clay Design Team May Reveal

Kristi Roeder, of Artisan Clay, sent me these beads this month! As usual, I waited until almost the last minute to do my work, but I had excuses – kid birthday, end of school year stuff, flooded basement, pool opening, too much to do outside, etc. etc. Just like all of you! These are her pendants made from recycled glass. They are pretty cool! You can find them on her web site and in her etsy store, although she’s on vacation right now! Whatever happened yesterday when I tried to link to Kristi’s etsy shop is fixed now, so here it is! ArtisanClay on etsy.
I put the pendant with gunmetal chain I picked up from JoAnn’s (Plaid) and some pretty czech rondelles, banded silver beads and swarovski crystals.
Here’s the detail of the dangles. I like them, the all match very well! I used some balled antiqued headpins that I purchased from Rocki on etsy.
Here’s the finished piece. Although there’s a clasp, this is large enough to fit over my head. I may make it a little bit shorter, so it hangs a little bit better, but I really like it.
Kristi did send us two pendants, as you may have noticed. I just didn’t have enough of the right supplies to finish the second necklace; they are on order and I promise to show the finished piece when it’s done!

Check out what all the other members of the Artisan Clay Design Team made:

Marcie Abney

Shannon Chomanczuk

Carol Dean Sharpe

Staci Louise Smith

Jen Velasquez

Web Site REDO – 10% Sale

Did you know I have a web site? I do – it’s for all my made-to-order beads, while my etsy store is for my currently-in-inventory beads. I need to revamp it and will be doing so over the summer; I will be updating the photos, the prices, the shipping options and taking some beads away as they are either made of glass that is no longer in production or they just don’t sell. Therefore, I am offering you a coupon that will last until the web site is all updated! Any order you place at

will receive 10% off using the coupon code


Please note that all bead sets will come with 6mm czech glass spacers and will no longer come with metal or crystal spacers. Thank you!

New Chunky Discs Available!

I spent today making some beads in between picking up for dentist and taking to urgent care for stitch removal. I’m beat! But I wanted to let you know these are up and available at the SueBeads etsy store now! The green ones were made from grass green and are not as bright as the photo shows, but we have some weird light going on here right now!