Showing posts from August, 2012

My Excellent customer service experience with Donna @ cgbeads

It's my first time, after years of admiring what a beadroller can do, actually using a beadroller. 
How hard could it be. So I placed my order. It wasn't easy until I emailed Donna @ cgbeads. I explained my frustration with both the disc and ribbed stubby bicone. I couldn't get the disc to be narrow enough to fit in the mold and couldn't get the ribs or shape with the bicone. She promptly replied with a soothing "you're doing fine" which immediately helped my attitude. With her technique suggestions, I went back to the torch for another try. 
I was amazed how much calmer I felt with her wisdom under my belt. Here is proof of my experience. Thank you again

Strawberry Fields Forever and Ever


Handmade Glass Bead Earrings Handcrafted Lampwork Jewelry


I ordered my first beadrollers and received them today from cgbeads by Donna Felkner

Just look how these were packed and delivered ! The beadrollers were wrapped in tissue paper and slipped into these red organza bags. Now that is impressive, isn't it. Customer service goes a long way. Thank youcgbeads by Donna Felkner
This is the first time I'm ordering beadrollers. I picked the stubby bicone and disc shapes.

I've seen other artists use molds and have been wanting to try them for a long time. I'm excited to try them out. 
Feel free to leave your comment about your beadroller experiences.

Ramona Singer and her Pinot Grigio. Real Housewives of NYC


Turbo charge your body with vitamins and minerals. I got my Juiceman juicer going with this recipe.

I have a wonderful book, "The Top 100 Juices" by Sarah Owen. You can easily find it on

 I tucked away my juicer awhile ago and decided to bring it back to my kitchen. Today I'm trying out beet, carrot and apple juice.

I enjoy hearing from you. Leave your comments below~

Julie King creator of Gleeful Things Blog

I came across these great barefoot sandals the other day and haven't gotten them out of my head.  Aren't they cute?

I saw these on the blog by Julie King, creator of Gleeful Things. On Gleeful Things you’ll find patterns for hats, accessories & amigurumi, as well as a shop to get these same items custom-made for you by Julie. Check out this fun, inspirational blog.

New Animated Visual Effects on my website. Fireworks and Flames ~ Brooklyn Bead Goddess

Good morning. Happy Monday~ Over the weekend I worked on my website. I must admit, I put hours and hours editing, adding pictures, adding pages, changing colors. I'm always researching and learning what your website should look like and try to improve mine constantly. My website is through is very user friendly and I've found their customer service is excellent. I played around with some of the many animated visual effects they offer. It was fun to add some booming fireworks to my opening home page. I've learned it's important to have detailed information along with photos describing your work on your first page.Wix.comoffers beautiful choices to add. Check out my 'hot fire flames' I used as a back drop on my "about" pages.
If you'd like to share your website ideas and experiences, please feel free to leave your comments. It's always helpful to learn from other artists. 
Here is a link to my we…

Women On The Move Meetup at The Black-n-Blue Restaurant

Met up with a group from Women On The Movelast night. I found this group from a fun site called You can find groups in your area associated in many different activities. (hiking, crafts, photography, art, etc.)  We met at a wonderful restaurant .The food was delicious at Black n Bleu. I had the blackened chicken melt which was blackened chicken breast, pepper jack cheese, BACON, and avacado dressing on grilled sour dough bread. Our waitress was fast and patient with the twelve of us laughing and telling our life stories in the short amount of time being there. Two women ordered the lobster mac n cheese which they said was excellent. I'll have to try that next time. I showed my handmade glass bead jewelry and explained how I melt glass with a torch flame. The others talked of their talents, jobs, being unemployed, being self-employed. The evening ended with a great strong cup of B54 coffee. Wonderful group and I look forward to the next meet-up.

Etsy Treasury-Lucious Lampwork-The Crafty Wagon

Leohnora Hillman from Upcycled Delights has included my work in her treasury.Etsy Treasury- Luscious Lampwork - The Crafty Wagon »Here is the Etsy Treasury link. Etsy Luscious Lampwork Treasury 
Thank you Leohnora !

Big Bold,Colorful Glass Beads ~ Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads~Wearable Art


Fall Fashion Color Report ~


Artisan Handmade Jewelry~Interchangeable Beadable Pendant~Handcrafted Glass Lampwork Beads~ Wearable Art~ SRA SRAJD


Exciting news. Coming this Saturday. The 6th Bead Soup Blog Party.2nd Reveal.

The 2nd reveal of the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party is this Saturday!  ( August 11th, 2012 )
I am in this one so don't miss seeing the wonderful jewelry items everyone involved has to share. There are more than 400 jewelry artists participating in this party.

I'm into DOTS when I'm at the torch making these glass beads


Rainbow Colorful Glass Bead Bracelet ~ Wow Bling !


Happy 5th Birthday Capone ! My Boxer dog


Calla Lilly Bulbs & Gladiolus Bulbs looking GREAT


2nd Reveal Date is August 11th..Bead Soup Cafe Blog. My partner is Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations

This is a pic of what I received from my Bead Soup partner,Andrea Trank, Heaven Lane Creations Check her out-she does lovely jewelry work .
 I am looking forward to showing what I've created. The reveal date will be August 11th 2012.

Interchangeable Bead Pendant Focal Bar Necklace Lampwork Handmade Glass


Shades of Blue for you...Lampwork Glass Handmade Beads...

Two beautiful handmade transparent medium blue glass beads with light blue and medium opaque dot designs. Dark blue 6mm swarovski crystals. and 4mm light blue and crystal clear added too. All wrapped on sterling silver head pins and dangle from sterling silver french ear wires. Perfect handcrafted artisan lampwork earrings.

Measures from top to bottom 1 1/2 inches