Friday, August 31, 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

Big thank you to Donna @ cgbeads for excellent customer service !

Click here to see her Youtube disc tutorial.  

Do you use beadrollers? Leave your comments below. I'd love to hear from you.

Friday, August 24, 2012

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 you cgbeads 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.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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.
My Juiceman Juicer
Wonder what it will taste like?

Beets, Carrots, Apples. Delicious !

I enjoy hearing from you. Leave your comments below~

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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.


Monday, August 20, 2012

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. offers 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 website.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

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

Met up with a group from Women On The Move last 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.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Rainbow Colorful Glass Bead Bracelet ~ Wow Bling !

Handmade glass lampwork beads made with all the colors in the rainbow. All different shapes and designs. Fun, funky, unique and one of a kind. Sterling silver crimp tubes, sterling silver wire guardians and sterling silver heart shaped toggle clasp. I just love this look.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Calla Lilly Bulbs & Gladiolus Bulbs looking GREAT

Calla Lilly Bulbs looking good for the first year I'm planting them. Sweet basil under them.

Gladiolus bulbs

Such a pretty shade of pink with the bright Black Eyed Susan beside them.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

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

Wow. I love the way this looks~

Sterling silver, Lampwork beads, Hematite, Swarovski crystals

Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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

Handmade glass lampwork beads with swarovski crystals dangle from sterling silver french ear wires~

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

Purple flowers in my garden .