Check it out..and if you design with your own beads or other artisan made lampwork beads please do enter!
Even if you don't enter take a moment to take a look at the beautiful entries, and vote!
Here's the list from random.org and Congratulations to Miss Benita..send me your snail mail and I'll have this bead on its way to your house~
There were 9 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
Timestamp: 2009-05-25 13:46:05 UTC
on a side note..as an artist I of course enjoy layouts and graphics and am quickly bored with the look of my own site or blog. I've left my site alone for some time but this blog was due for a shake up don't you think? I found the Cutest blog on the Block site yesterday and couldn't resist.
Well, technically it asks you if you want to preview the latest from Sweetwater Designs...over there in the right column..
If you sign up now through this holiday long weekend I'll send you 300 Entrecard credits..yes, unfortunately this only means something if you're an Entrecard member.
Please leave me a comment if you want to receive the EC credits.
For those of you who are not..I'll think of something interesting to entice you with next week.
Each of these has been a good experience for me and come straight from my list of choice sellers. Enjoy..
Cahootz ribbons..I've always only purchased the ribbon but I see she's also selling some mighty fine looking head pins there. The ribbon is ultra fine quality..I loved the colors I ordered and was super happy with her.
I ordered a small leather wristlet for my Mom from this gal in Victoria, BC quite some time ago. The customer service was knock out but the wristlet was so well made and Mom loves it to this day..Hollyhawk is the name of the company. I think I'm in love with this leather card case now..
This seller is on the bay..Flat Earth Trading Company. I bought a wooden bust from him for jewelry display and like it alot. Service was superb. They're in Arizona.
hmm, those would look great with some of my bracelets and necklaces hanging from them...
Another lady with a fun shop that provides good service and product is Charlene Anderson-Purveyor of all Things Creative.
I ordered tools from her but she's got lots to look at..this handy tool caught my attention this morning~ stainless steel mandrels that give you loops from 1.5-10mm:
I had to borrow Mom's #9 knitting needle to make a component for my bracelet the other day..those tools would've come in handy.
I've got way too many favorite glass suppliers to mention but one of the choice suppliers in Canada has to be the Lauscha Lady
The glass is clean, well wrapped and she uses paper to cushion (not styro peanuts) Service is quick and orders are always exactly as ordered..Love her.
Just a sampling...I'm a big online shopper so stay tuned ~ I will be adding more in a couple of months!
She has mothered six children and sustained more than 40 years of marriage before Dad passed away more than 10 years ago. You have to be very near brilliant to pull that one off.
Growing up my mother derived great satisfaction in being self-sufficient. While we lived on Vancouver Island we had a small acreage. Just enough to keep a couple of cats, a dog, a cow and a few laying hens happy.
She and Dad planted gardens
An impossibility, I’m sure.
This was the 70’s and I wanted to wear jeans and mini skirts. Mom would have none of the jeans and preferred jumpers. You couldn’t roll jumpers up. It was an ongoing battle until we met somewhere in the middle and agreed on skirts.
I don’t know if she was ever onto me rolling the bands down on my skirt in order to show more of my rebellious thighs ~ if she was, she never let on.
My mother is brimming with colorful creative sparks. Her cupboards are full of things made and half made by her own hands. There’s very little in my mothers house that she has not crafted, and crafted well. Now, her grand-children are certain that if Mom can’t make it or fix it Grand-mother for sure can. They’re right.
I adore and admire her. I can only hope I’ve learned my lessons well from her and maybe someday if I’m very lucky my kids will think I’m the smartest person they know…I Love you to the sky Mom. ♥
~ she creates lovely jewelry
8 Things I'm Looking Forward to:
1.The actual arrival of Spring..it's still pretty brown in this part of the country
2. The mail delivery gal..I've usually got an order or 2 coming in for glass or beads or books or sheets of metal or tools..you get the picture.
3.The printing of a paper that will have a write up about Sweetwater Designs in it..yahoo.
4. Teaching what glassy things I've learned in the fall of this year..getting that ready to go.
5. Hearing my nephews voice on Mothers day when he calls my sister ..he's on a 2 year mission in Virginia!
6.Road trip to Edmonton next month
7. Started watching the first season of Lost with DH last night--Looking forward to the rest of it tonight. good show~ had only previously seen bits and pieces of it.
8.Melting some glass for the first time in a week as soon as I'm finished with this post!
8 Things I Did Yesterday:
1. Made a sterling silver and copper ring for my daughter...not bad.. accidentally reticulated the band. Pretty but not not what I had in mind.
2. Made my daughter pose wearing one of my silk wrist wraps. Got several photos of her hand at different angles. Took way too long as far as she was concerned...she began giving me rude hand gestures to photograph.
3.Gave her the ring..
4. Went for a walk to a park that is several blocks away..penance for a piece of chocolate cake I ate at lunch time.
5. Wrapped and posted an order to France..wow, a beadie goes to France. I'm always a little tickled about that.
6. Washed and folded 2 loads of laundry
7.Wrote in the flap of Dr. Suess's 'Oh the Places you will Go!' for my son. Made myself cry.
8.Gave myself a dark purple pedicure.
8 Things I Wish I Could Do:
1. Talk my son out of joining the Army
2. Move myself and all of my family back to Vancouver Island..or just some place warmer~
3. Travel to Ireland
4. Own my own gallery
5.Find a good hairstylist who does a good job of cutting naturally curly hair.
6.Build a house that uses solar and wind energy.
7. Own a summer house by the ocean..
8.Talk my son out of joining the Army.
Some of my favorite blogs that I've tagged are:
Art by Sarah Pitman
Ollie McKay's Chic Boutique
I'm writing a small article for our local newspaper so Miss Birdie helped me with the photos..I'm not sure which I'm using but the top one is just for fun...what's the general opinion between the bottom 2? the camera can't seem to photograph both skin and glass at the same time ~ the bracelets look like lead..but que sera. I like them anyway..but which one?