Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Just a reminder to everyone that just because October is ending doesn't mean we can forget about Breast Cancer. Sales are still going on for raffle tickets for the Pink Ribbon Turtles where ALL proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research. Stop by the website today, and buy a few tickets for the wonderful beaded Pink Ribbon Turtles, or maybe buy some magnets, note cards, or stickers! A donation can also be made if that is what you would like to do. Tell all your friends that the drawings aren't until November 30Th, and December 12Th so these would even make great holiday gifts! Stop by the site and have a look!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Beaded Face Pin Swap 2008

I got my new pin in the mail yesterday! And it is so beautiful...

It is titled "Rose" and is by a fellow bead artist Grace Daniels. She made four very nice pins, and I was one of the lucky ones to receive one! Check out her blog to find out more about her and her beadwork. If you would like to see all the different pins that were made this year, or sign up for next years swap, visit Carol Strand-Siebers website.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Animal Instincts

The entries are in and once again, they are simply stunning! Click on the item in the list below to see more details! Be sure to stop by the etsy-beadweavers blog on the 9th when the poll will be available for you to cast your vote!

Voting begins on Sunday, October 9th and ends midnight October 15th. Please show your appreciation for the efforts of these amazing artists by taking on the difficult task of voting for your favorite. (The ballot will appear on the side bar at right on September 9.) The individual pieces are listed below, where you can visit each entry for more information by following the link. Be sure to stop by and vote between October 9th and 15th!

3. barbary coast cuff - thebeadedlily

4. Just chasing my tail - Chrisbeads

5. A Feathered Affair - beadsandblooms

6. Animal passion necklace - FleurDeIrk

7. What Remains -Fossil Necklace - SalamanderHouse

8. Nautilis Fossil Cuff - vanishingpearl

9. Magpie Cuff - nemeton

10. Turtle Talisman - ErtheFae

12. Stripes of the Tiger Beaded Cuff - dreambeadweaver

13. Petroglyph Cuff - HighDesertBeadscapes

16. Where's The Orca Necklace - wMarlaine

18. Dragonfly necklace - PFordCustomJewelry

19. Fish Instinct Bracelet - enchantedbeads

Thursday, October 2, 2008


As you probably already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is also the launch of the pink ribbon turtle raffle, in which I took part in helping create one of the pink ribbon 4q designs. Please check out this web page (, and consider buying a raffle ticket or two. Not only do you get the chance to win a spectacular piece of beaded art, but you would be donating money to a very worthwhile cause (breast cancer research).

I also have some exciting news. I have taken a job at one of my local bead stores, Purple Sage. I am very excited to start there next week. I really enjoy working at a bead store, not only for the discount(woohoo!) but because I like to be around other beaders to see what they are doing, and help with any problems they might be having. If you live in the area, stop by and say hello. Its a great store with good prices, and a fabulous staff(lol)!