Thursday, January 31, 2013

We're moving! Again!

After six months of Reno life, we have decided to move again!  Nothing against Reno, we just want to be in a bigger city!

Because of the upcoming move (we are leaving at the end of February!) I will slowly be deactivating things in my shop that are not ready to be mailed out.  I have already started with the items that take a bit longer.  So if you needed something for an upcoming trip, now is definitely the time to grab it!

My goal is to leave the shop open during the move, but slowly dwindle down to having only patterns available, since those can be easily emailed out during the move.  Then, as soon as we are settled (hopefully before the end of March!) everything will slowly become available again!  

I have also been working on some really fun new things!!  I am so excited to share them, but decided to wait until after the move since I can't really take orders for the new things right now!

I am excited about another adventure, but I can't wait to have my shop up and running again with all the things I used to have available - Dole Whip earrings anyone?? :)

I thank you all so much for all your support, encouragement, and enthusiasm!  It really means a lot!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

My first class!

As the title suggests...  I taught my first official class at work yesterday!  It went very well!  The girls couldn't believe it was my first time teaching - they said I was a natural!  I guess it's easy to do what you love. 

The class was a basic jewelry class.  The girls made a necklace, while I made a bracelet as the example.  We also did some simple earrings.

Here is my finished bracelet!  I ended up buying it since it was a special bracelet!  I can't wait to wear it this summer!  I chose these capri blue beads because they remind me of the ocean on a Hawaiian beach.  What do you think?

I've also listed a couple new things in my shop!

This ridiculously sparkly necklace, which has been very challenging to get good photos of!

Along with a couple of new patterns!

You can click the photos to go directly to the listings!

I should also have a lot of free time this week to add new goodies, so stay tuned!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

What I do all day!

Before I get into my original blog topic, I just want to say thank you to everyone who responded to my plea for help! :)  Now I will be able to create all sorts of new treasures with real Disney World maps!

Now...  Onto the beads!

As some may know, I work in a bead shop now!  It is quite the dream job, being surrounded by beautiful beads all day!

I wanted to share some of the things I have made!

Hearts, just in time for Valentine's Day!

And who doesn't love a simple daisy chain!

My version of dream catcher earrings!

And the notorious beaded peacock feather earrings!

And this does not even include the Halloween goodies [which are all sold!] or the Christmas creations [which I totally forgot to photograph!].

If you can't make it to Reno, you can order any of these through my shop!  And if you can make it to Reno, you are in for a treat!  There are soo many talented ladies working at Beads, Etc.!

I hope you are all having a wonderful week, and until next time, Happy Beading!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Free Walt Disney World Jewelry!

Hiya folks!  It's that time again!  Time for more Walt Disney World maps!  I am running pretty low on current extra Walt Disney World maps to use for my jewelry.  So I need your help!

If there is anyone out there reading this, and you are going to Walt Disney World soon, and you are willing to pick up a bunch of extra park/resort maps for me, I will send you a free Walt Disney World map pendant necklace!

It will look very similar to this:

Here is the pendant sitting on top of a US dime!

Except your necklace will be customized to any attraction, shop, restaurant, or whatever!  You will just let me know your favorite place at WDW, and I will capture it in one of these tiny bubble necklaces!

If you would like to help, please message me over at Facebook!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Time does fly...

I realize that it has been nearly 6 months since my last blog post.  I just can't decide if I like to use my blog, or Facebook more.  Facebook seems to be getting a little less user-friendly these days, which is what made me start thinking of my little blog again.  But I am on Facebook quite a bit since we moved, because that is a fun/quick/easy way to share pics and such of what we have been up to.

I really want to start blogging more though, since it seems more personal, and customizable.  So maybe I will try blogging at least once a week.  I would love to start doing contests and giveaways again as well!

In the meantime, I have been adding lots of new things to my shop!

Lots of fun Disney inspired jewelry for your Disney trips!  (And there's plenty more in my shop!  

Also, look for the mixed media section to explode in the next few weeks!  I have lots of ideas that I am just so excited to share!