Tons to tell and I just haven’t felt like typing the last few days! I think it may be the heat or the overwhelming-ness of all I have to do. I had a blast in Cape Cod this weekend, despite the horrible heat and no A/C! We stayed with Sandy of The Bead’s Nest and her hospitality saved us a fortune and to her we are VERY grateful! I snagged another of her lampwork beads to work up and I have already decided it will be a free form piece. Wait and see! Her work is very gorgeous and I highly recommend buying pretties from her here:
I have been invited to be a vendor for Terri of Funky Stuff Beads and the Divine Bead Festival. I was invited to the Long Island show for this coming October 4th, but I am going to have to decline for this year unfortunately. It is just too last minute for my comfort level. I am going to see about doing several of her shows for next year though. I was very honored and more than thrilled to be invited though!! Next year’s schedule will tell.
I picked up some beads from Bead Biz for the collaboration charity auction they sponsor. They gave me some beads from their table, I kick in the rest and design a piece that gets auctioned or sold. The money then goes to a charity: Craft Relief and Education Fund
I am going to be teaching at Bead Fiesta The Shoppe Labor Day weekend. Go to their site for details. I still have to get a photo to her for one of the classes. The class will be ( I hope) with Toho Galvanized Permanent Finish beads. I ordered a bunch today in silver and gold!! YAY!! It will look like this:
I just did finish this new piece as well. Kala, in Sanskrit meaning ‘the fine arts’
This piece was done with an enameled ball and solid brass filigree rings from Earthly Adornments
I was recently in an Etsy Treasury!! I would like to give a huge thanks to Marie Fly Fly!!
I also bought this past weekend some really cool pearls and stuff from Talisman Beads and J & M Gems ‘n’ Things. Of course the websites do not have all the cool stuff you can see in person…that’s for sure! These are the goodies I bought!
I bought these from Kandu Beads in Danbury!
on a personal note! Dave took this photo in Cape Cod this weekend:
Also, here are a few pics from the Strawberry Festival. My set-up (Dave put one table too far back–oh well) BEFORE the place got packed!
Customers that drove all the way from South Paris to see me and bought a lot too, as you can see!)!!
So, I think this blog post is very plentiful today!! Do not forget my BEADING CONTEST!!!
EDIT: I try to remember everything I am supposed to do, but I keep forgetting to thank Emma from Glitter Glow Beading for the award she gave to me!!
The rules for the Premio Meme Award are simple. List seven facts about yourself and pass the award to seven worthy bloggers. So here we go!
1. I met my babe on the internet!
2. I have 4 kids (Nick, 25; Bren, 22; Sonja, 16; Bianca, 9), 5 cats (Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Missy, Helmet) and a dog (Zippy).
3. I love metal music and refuse to grow up LOL
4. I HATE cleaning!! REALLY hate it!! (but I do it anyway, but as needed–I have better things to do!)
5. I am not a very organized person, I am trying though!
6. I love my hair! That seems silly to say, but it is past my waist and blonde and mildly wavy and I love it! My last best feature as I age! LOL
7. I need to lose about 100 lbs! We should have a beader’s butt challenge of some sort!!
NOW, passing this on– I bequeath: