Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cyber Monday

Well, I wasn't quite sure how Cyber Monday would play out.  I mean all the big box store were having all kinds of sales!  Little old me didn't even think about it, to busy thinking about getting some late Christmas sales.  Well not next year!  I will be thinking about Cyber Monday well in advance!  With not promoting I had 6 sales on Monday.  Yes they were all to one person, but not another Zibbeter.  Makes me happy to know that she came into Zibbet, found my shop, and chose to buy some great, fun earrings at an awesome price.  Thank you Sandi!  I hope to see her again in the shop.  Now I know that there really are shoppers out there on Cyber Monday and I need to spend some time getting to them.  Now I just need a little better planning for the holidays and be prepared for an awesome 2011!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Valentine's Day...wait What??

Yes, I know you all are asking isn't it to early to start thinking about Valentine's Day!  Well...yes and no.  I thought that since my shop is a jewelry shop it might motivate me to list some new stuff if I started thinking about it now. :)  I have already looking into the 'colors' for the season and will try to go on a bead run after Christmas.  New stuff is always needed and will help inspire.
I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.  As for me I will be dreaming up some new designs.
Don't forget to treat yourself with a little bling from Lucy's Bead Studio, now until Dec 25th everything is 25% off.  What a great way to treat yourself to a little after Christmas gift.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Sale

Ok I realize that there is not much shipping time between now and Christmas, but I thought I would have a sale in both Etsy and Zibbet shops.  I don't know about the rest of you, but I do alot of shopping for the next Christmas around this time of year.  There are always so many awesome sales at the end of the year, better that after Thanksgiving sales, that I just can't help myself!
I thought; why not spread my love for shopping this time of year with all of you.  I have everything in my Lucy's Bead Studio zibbet shop 25% off.  In my Lucy's Bead Studio etsy shop I am offering a 25% off coupon, XMAS2010.
So please come on in and enjoy some shopping without pressure.  Enjoy the fact that you are ahead of your shopping for next year, it really is a wonderful feeling!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday pretzel treat

OK just so every ones knows...I am not a baker or for that matter even a cook.  My husband does most if not all the cooking at our house, I can use the crock pot and have gotten quite good at it. 
When the Christmas season starts to get closer my boys want me to make them something special, they don't care their mom can't cook.  So I make them a simple fun pretzel treat, not sure were I saw it but sooo easy I make it every year.  For some reason only for Christmas, not sure why?.
So yummy I can't even tell you!

Bite size waffle shaped pretzels
Hershey kisses
M&M candies
  Step 1
    oven 170
    line cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper
    Unwrap kisses and place on top of pretzels...as many as you can fit on cookie sheet.
    I used all the kisses in a bag to make as many as possible, all fit on the cookie sheet.
  Step 2
    Bake for 4 to 6 minutes, until kisses soft
    Remove and press M&Ms into the center of kisses
  Step 3
    Put in frig and allow to cool

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wrapping it all up

Well I spend this icy day wrapping gifts.  Not the boys stuff..no Santa still deals with all that! :)  I wrapped all the goodies that I have been hoarding all year.  These are gifts for the adults members of my family.  All bought, except for father-in-law, from http://www.zibbet.com/  and from http://www.etsy.com/ and I got some great stuff!
It is going to be a happy HANDMADE Christmas at my house!  I have already started looking for next year!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Something New

I thought it was time to add something new and a little different (for me) to my shop. I found this awesome belt at a trift store and it was calling to me. I knew I could do something cool with it, but what? Then when I was in Hobby Lobby the other day I saw these snaps for working with leather. Light Bulb moment!!! I cut the belt up into 4 seven inch cuffs and went to work in the garage. I keep one for myself and the rest I listed http://www.zibbet.com/lucysbeadstudio in my shop.

Hope you all enjoy them as much as I did making them.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Black Friday Sale

Many many shops on Zibbet are have having a sale this long holiday weekend, myself included. Just stop by the front page http://www.zibbet.com and type in either "black friday" or "cyber monday" and enjoy the savings!!
I will be starting my sale sometime on Thanksgiving day, around 6pm, and it will last thru Monday at midnight. You can enjoy 5% off and free shipping, the sales section is NOT included in this sale.
I hope to see you all on Zibbets' sometime this weekend filling up your stocking and enjoying the great prices for all your holiday giving!
Thanks LeeAnne from http://www.zibbet.com/lucysbeadstudio

Saturday, November 20, 2010

1200 Fans

Well I have made it to the 1200 fan mark on my facebook page. Yeah, but then I got to thinking what does that really mean? Are all these fans really out there reading all my little post? I hope so, but not sure that is the case.
I like to think that everyone who fanned the page is still there seeing the new stuff I post and the short stories about the boys. I guess what I am saying is Thank You to all of you still out there in cyberspace along for the ride. I know that I have been enjoying seeing all that you have to offer. I have even made a couple of new friends thanks to facebook and the #linklove that is sweeping through.
I would like to give you all a chance to win something special. Your pick of any 2 pair of earrings or a bracelet from either of my shops. Leave a comment below, telling me what your favorite is. I will put eveyones' name in a hat on the 28 and let the boys pull out the winner.
Thank you to all the fans out there!!!! I could not have gotten this far with out you.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Something for October

Pink Ribbon Bracelet
Pink Ribbon Earrings
As everyone knows October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I have added two new pieces to my Zibbet shop. http://www.zibbet.com/lucysbeadstudio I have 2 family friends that are survivors and one that did not winner her battle. My family new her for a long time, I used to babysitter her children when I was in high school. I will always remember her as a great lady. She helped me straighten my hair after a horrible perm, spiral. :) Boy was my mom mad, 1st a perm then a straightening, she thought my hair would never be the same. She will always be in my thoughts.
I hope you all enjoy my choices and have a beautiful October.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Free Shipping

All earrings in my Etsy shop now have FREE SHIPPING. Come on by and check out what great earrings I have for sale. http://www.lucysbeadstudio.etsy.com/

I also have added some great seasonal windsocks, so much fun and what a great decoration for the season. Can't hate the windsock....looks great in the house or outside on the deck, porch, or the garden.

While I am tooting my own whistle; I have a great sale section in my Zibbet shop. http://www.zibbet.com/lucysbeadstudio

Hope everyone has a great weekend and I'll see you on the flip side. :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Cabinet pictures :)

The top did have contact paper on it and this was what was under. Must have been used as a stove in a girls room or something. Stained and drying
Set up in its new home. Hubby happy :)

New Cabinet

I thought that today on this lovely holiday I would share with you all another one of my passions. I love to find old furniture, something someone no longer wants, and give it new life in my home. Well this 'passion' as some draw backs...there is only so much room to put new stuff, LOL. I have bunk bed ladders that I use to hang my quilts on, a small farm house piece that a friend gave me, and my favorite is my dinning room table and chairs. I pick up the table and 2 chairs at a thrift store and ( after many coats of ploy....one I had to re sand because I left the light on and it was covered with bug, yes funny now no so much then ) I redid it with a natural top and black legs.
But what I really wanted to share today was my small cabinet in the computer room. I picked up this piece at a local thrift store, one of my favorite places, and it was crying out for help!! I was using a wooden crate for the printer in the computer room, worked for me....not so much for my hubby! He told me that if I didn't fix it he would, which meant bring back that monster of a computer desk that I hated. So off I went and came home with this little cabinet and he just rolled his eyes. :) Well at least the crate was gone and the cabinet worked out great! Enjoy the before and after pictures. Well the pictures are in the above post, won't let me add pictures now that I have already written everything.

Enjoy and have a Wonderful Labor Day

Monday, August 30, 2010


So I did it, I took the plunge and became a premium seller on Zibbet. I am very happy with this site and have really enjoyed the community. Everyone has been so helpful and inspiring!! It is awesome to click right onto the community page, from my shop page, and see what is going on, who's having sales, who is organizing a sale! Or just to chat with a new friend! Being able to share new items and get real honest feedback is great.
I am part of the $5 and under sale going on today only. Just swing on by http://www.zibbet.com type in 5monday in the keywords and see what great items are features by some amazing crafters and artist!
I plan to keep my tags up, but will only promote on months with 5 mondays. What a fun sale! Today is also the end of the back to school, bts sales going on, too.
I will be adding new stuff as offen as I can and hope you come on by for all your holiday shopping. Remember hemp ( I have several hemp pieces, but that is not all I have!) is not just for summertime!! :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hello, sorry I haven't been around in awhile but school has started here and we all know how busy the first weeks before school starts are!!!
As you can see from my pictures, that are not in the order that I wanted them (oh well), we had a very large tree (dead) removed. My husband says it didn't even deserve the 'a' in dead! :) It was just 'ded', good old southern boy for you.
The tree was about 5 feet from the house and I couldn't even put my arms around it. I was starting to get conserned that it would fall on the house, right were the boys room is and that just wasn't working for me. Almost cleaned up, boy those logs were heavy. Or so I was told. ;)

What a mess!
As you can see the tree took out a pine on its way down and got hung up on it. The tree guy said in 28 yrs of tree work he had never seen a tree land that way. It is just balancing on the pine tree like a great big tetter totter. My husband says he is sooo glad I wasn't there when the tree came down, but I did get to see the results. Thank goodness the neighbor's house wasn't hit!!!

This picture really shows the dead tree and the pine, you can see the neighbor's house through the woods. The boys, husband and friend, have gotten all of the tree off their property and are working on cutting wood for the fire place. Can't wait for the colder weather, I love a good fire!
Don't forget when you get a chance I'm still having a sale on Zibbet so come on by. http://www.zibbet.com/lucysbeadstudio

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Back to school Sales

I'm sure as many of you know school is already started or in so close the kids are either starting to panic or are very excited. What is the best part of all this back to school hub bub, you ask? Well shopping of course!!! Here are some great store that are offering either a % off or discounts on shipping. What a great way to treat yourself, the kids, the teachers, or a great way to get a jump start on holiday shopping. I know because not only do I have Christmas coming, but 2 birthdays!
So have fun and explore some great shops!


Friday, July 16, 2010

Zibbet Sale

Sorry it's been awhile, but summer time is just so busy. The boys are always on the move. I just wanted to stop in for a quick note to tell you all about a great sale going on at Zibbet.
Zibbet is having a Christmas in July sale and so many wonderful crafters and artist are having great sales. Just stop by Zibbet's home page type in 'xmasjuly' into the keywords and WOW will you find some great gift ideas. Sales range from % off to FREE SHIPPING.
Don't let this great sale pass you by...never to early to start shopping for the holidays!!
My shop http://www.zibbet.com/lucysbeadstudio is offering FREE SHIPPING thru the end of July. Come by and check out the great deals and all the fun and casual jewelry. All jewelry purchases come gift wrapped.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th

As some of you already know...we found 2 turtles in our yard the other day. Seems like we have had alot of wildlife in the yard this year and the boys love it!
I was sitting down to lunch and the crazy dog would just not stop barking! Finally having enough I went to see what the problem was...another dog, cat , WHAT? Two turtles becoming friends in the yard ;) I went and and got the boys and we all went to check them out, minus dog. Brought them up on the deck, one must have been picked up many time before because it was not scared of us. It took off as soon as we put him down and the other hung out for a couple of hours before finally making the trip down the hill, but not before the boys had to give it some leaves.there he goes
The second turtle was in the same place for at least 3 hours.

I'm not scared of you!!!
(I think they are Eastern Box Turtles.)

They sure did have pretty markings. The boys put a dot of pink nail polish on the top of each shell. That way if we see them again we know we have already caught them in the yard. There are at least 4 maybe 5 turtles living close to the house.
We have now caught and released...frogs, toads, lizards, a snake, and 2 turtles so far this year! Can't wait to see what else the boys will find! :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

4th of July

OK, so it has been alot longer that I thought since I was last here! Can't believe the month of June is but a memory. With the boys out of school and an early vacation last month just ran away from me, I don't think it even looked back to see if I was still there!
I have been adding some new hemp jewelry to my ZIBBET shop and have been having fun with that! There is just something about summertime that inspires me to make more hemp jewelry. Might be because all I need is an idea, beads (or not) and some hemp...not alot of tools required except the ones I always have with me! My hands :)
I thought that I would throw a couple of Americana inspired earrings, http://www.zibbet.com/lucysbeadstudio , I know shameless self promotion. In theme with the blog name and this very special American holiday!
I do have some things coming up that I will share with you all soon. School for my boys will be starting back in August, so that will take some of my time. I am also going to be in a craft fair in September and I have to get started working on stuff of that. My mom is going to join me and bring her wonderful quilts. I have been trying to get her to open an ETSY shop of her own, maybe this year will be the year.

I hope that you all have a wonderful and joyful 4th of July weekend!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Yard

All the feedback I got from my last post of flowers I thought I would share some more. For some reason, known only to Goggle Blogger, the pictures are not in the order that I downloaded?! The first is the blueberry bush in our yard. We , meaning me and my youngest son, have been enjoying the blueberries for a couple of years. The thing is I have NO idea were the plant came from! I know I didn't plant it and my husband and I had been in the house for years before it showed up. But those blueberries sure do taste good! Can't wait until July!

I have a lot of containers, love them, and with 2 boys, easy to take care of. I love the containers on the fence with the pink begonias. To the left are mini roses, yellow, but hard to tell in the picture.

Above more daylillies, I have more pictures to add. Pretty pretty pretty. I just love daylillies and boy are they getting ready to explode!
The pictures of all the trees is a yard picture. A lot of shade in my yard....keeps my husband's mowing down! LOL When the boys were smaller we thought about moving...finding a yard that would be more fun for the boys, meaning flat. But now that they are older the hillside and all the trees are an adventure waiting to happen each day!
What I didn't capture in the picture is the new 16x16 flat spot that my husband had made for the trampoline. Right now that is still a work in progress and with all the rain we have had it's a mud pit (another boy adventure!) That is a post for another day, not only do I have pictures but video too!
Hope you enjoy the trip into my yard, more pictures to come! :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Oh Monday Flowers

Here are some pictures of the 1st DayLillies to bloom in my yard this Summer. All yellows but I know there are more colors to come and that is very exciting. I can't wait for the plants that are full of blooms to just open up and show off!
My husband says I have to many...I don't think that is possible. I have them planted everywhere...pots, by the mail box, next to the driveway, hillside..to and bottom. If there is a spot and a little bit of sun then I'm planting a daylilly. I will admit that I do look lovingly at flower catalogs that come in the mail. I don't order anymore, :( , but I can still dream. I have sooo many that all I have to do anymore is split them. Last year I shared some with the neighborhood pool and they look great down there. I get to see them everywhere! :0)
Hope you enjoy the pictures and I will keep you all up to date on the many colors blooming into my yard.

LOve my Daylillies!

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Ahhh, Saturday I love Saturday. After a long week, last week of school for my boys here down south! My lovely husband told me to go out and enjoy the day, love that man! So I thought I would stop at Target, love Target, and them head over to the bead store. Not something I can do with the boys, trip always starts good but not even 5 minutes in I hear "I'm bored!" Not a fun trip, much better alone. As I was headed in that direction I saw the looming movie theater billboard! So, on a whim I decied to see what time Robin Hood started and as fate would have it...it started at 12:30, it was 12:20. So I said "What the H... no-one whats to go with me I'll go alone!" LOved it!!!! In the mean time my husband was at home alone with the boys. :)
The guy with the skid stir showed up 10 minutes after I had left the house. Now...yes I did know he was coming and after asking my husband if he wanted me to stay, NO. I left. The boys, and yes that includes their father, had so much fun watching the man make a flat spot on our very steep hill. It really didn't matter if I was there or not.
We are now the proud owners of a trapoline...but I think that the boys had more fun in the mud and dirt. SO after a long day playing in the dirt and building a trampoline, that I can say I had nothing to do with as I was watching Russell Crowe, the boys are set for the summer!! Thanks Grandma!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday

Hello and Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday!! I know, I know, I have been lacking here lately! With the school year coming to an end and Summer vacation creeping up really fast I have let a few things slid! Sorry! But I have had a little time to looks at some great shops! I have decided to spread my wings alittle and branch out to some other sites that I am a part of. This week I thought I would introduce you all to a cool site on Zibbet! Everyone say "Hello" to Lindsey!

Lindsey runs the Precious Knits Shop, http://www.zibbet.com/preciousknitsshop a really cute knit shop with some Rock'n stuffed animals, I always was a sucker for stuffed animals!! Lindsey tries to use recycled yarns whenever she can. Then she washes her knits in an Apple Soak and lets them dry in the sun, all I can say is "YUM." I can smell then already, to bad computer screens aren't scratch and sniff!!

When I saw this elephant I knew this was my Wonderful Wednesday shop, he is SOOO cute!Dino is really cute to! My youngest thought he was great!

I am love'n this bird, but there are many more cool animals in her shop! Please go by and check it out and imagine the great apple smells wafting from the computer!

Lindsey also has a great blog, http://www.preciousknitsshop.com/

I think I might have to go back and drool over that cute elephant again! Hope you all have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Sorry I have been absent lately! It has been quite a month so far and I have let some things slip, the blog being one of them. Between the school year wrapping up and sales, custom orders, I have been busy....good things! So I hope to get back to my blog and my Wonderful Wednesday featured artist. I'm gonna try to pick artist/crafters from the other sites that I'm on. :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010


To celebrate my first year on Etsy I have decided to have a SALE. All earrings will be on SALE starting today until the 15 of May. Please take advantage of this great deal and stock up. ;) Pick up something for Mom, someone special, or yourself. Don't forget Mother's Day is May 9th and the end of the school year will be here before you know it. Great gifts for teachers and my Book Thongs (book marks) always have free shipping!

Monday, April 26, 2010

New Stuff

Just thought I would share a couple of new thing in my shop! Lucy's Bead Studio http://www.lucysbeadstudio.etsy.com I have had the pictures taken for awhile now, but just haven't had the time, I'm sure you all understand that (LOL), to post. I think the blue crystal bracelet and earrings would make a great Bride's gift or Mother's Day gift. I have all kinds of casual and fun jewelry that would make some awsome Mother's Day gift or even for that great teacher your child has had this year. Don't be shy stop on by! :0)
Eyeglass holder is so much fun! Love'n the colors!

I am a sucker for pearls and I love the blue crystal cube. Great looking pair of earrings, one of my favorite pair. But I find that everytime I make a new pair it's my new favorite and I want to keep them.....hummm guess that's why my jewelry box is full. Must Stop Myself!!! LOL

These earrings were named, in part, by my eldest son, Onyx Angels. He thought they were sooo cool and looked like little angels. Sweet

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday

Hello all and Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday! Did you all think I forgot, no just lazy and listening to the rain, ahhhh! I found a wonderful artist thru "Link Love" on facebook and just needed to share her beautiful and creative work! Okay everyone lets all say HELLO to Sandra at Trixiefishstabber....Hello Sandra! :0) http://www.etsy.com/shop/trixiefishstabber

Sandra is a self taught artist from Oregon. She is inspired by the world around her and it shows in her art! She is new to etsy, started in January, so lets give her a big welcome! Stop by her shop, heart it and be insired!

You can also find Sandra on facebook

or on her great blog

Here are some of my favorites from Sandra's shop!

love the bird, looks so serious! Reminds me of my oldest son :)

The story with this picture is great! The ancestor painting are great and that Sharon has stories to go with them is wonderful!!!

So cute! Inspired me to look for some rock with the boys and do some painting!

Monday, April 19, 2010


Hello all! Sorry I missed last weeks Wonderful Wednesday, might have to feature 2 this Wednesday. :( I am finally feeling like myself again....I had strep and I swear it is much worse as an adult!!! I prayed everyday that the boys wouldn't get it! Lucky me I'm the only on in the house who came down with it. Okay, not really lucky, but glad no one else got it.
Was feeling better over the weekend so I spend as much time as I could outside..took some pictures and have been trying to add stuff to all my shop. Go by and check them out when you get a chance.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday on Thursday

LOve these quilts

the puppy is my favorite

Ok yesterday I wasn't able to get over here to my blog for my Wonderful Wednesday so I thought what the heck I'll do it today. The house is quite and I have some time all to myself! I decided to feature a artist from my local area, not easy to pick just one! It was fun looking at local artist so am sure that I will do it again. Hope you all enjoy my pick this week. Have fun looking at my favorite picks from Quackers and Tea on etsy. I just love the name of her shop. :) Please check out her shop you won't be sorry....


Sunday, April 4, 2010

the pictures I mentioned

Boys and Great GrandparentsLooking for peacocks

Playing soccer

Soccer or Football what will it be?

Hope you all enjoy the pictures as much as I did taking them and watching my boys interact with their Great GrandDad. Happy Easter


As many you have read; we just got home from vacation at the Great Grandparent's house in Michigan. What a great time we all had! The high lite has to be Connor, 7 yrs old, playing soccer with his 91 yr old Great GrandDad. I also have a wonderful picture of both boys following GrandDad thru the woods, out on a (short) walk to see the peacocks next door. Hope you all enjoy the pictures. Please spend the time with our older generation whenever you can it is well worth your time! My boys had a great time with their Great Grandparents.

Friday, April 2, 2010


As many of you know my boys are on Spring Break this week. My husband decided that this would be a perfect time to take a trip, no problem I love vacation. He wanted our boys to spend some time with their Great Grandparents so we packed and headed to Michigan. The trip took 10 hours with many bathroom breaks. I am not a big fan of the road trip....all I have to say is thank you for the portable DVD player. It must have been invented by a Mother! The weather was beautiful, a secret fear I had that we would be stuck inside with the proverbial "I'm bored" being said every 5 minutes. Thank goodness for the sun and Great Grandmas great big yard! Oh and she has a mole problem so that was great fun to dig up the mounds! Captured some great shots of a 91 year old Great GrandDad playing soccer with a 7 year old, my favorite moment.
We spent a whole day at the Detroit Zoo, great zoo. I got great pictures that I will try to download tonight.
I hope that everyone else had a great Spring Break or is getting ready for one!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

time off

Hello fellow blogger :) just wanted to tell you all that due to spring break I will be taking some time off to spend with my boys, hopefully outside. Better not rain! There will be no Wonderful Wednesday this week but will get back to it next. Already have some ideas. Blog to you all soon!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday

As the mother of 2 boys I couldn't pass up this great site, fun stuff for boys of all ages. I am just in love with the ties. I know how hard it can be to find great accessories for boys, no hair bows....at least not anymore. lol just kidding!! Please check out her etsy shop you won't be sorry. http://www.etsy.com/shop/steadyjane. The great fabric and cute ties just pull you in and make you want to hang out to look at everything.
The thought of cute accessories for boys was just to much to pass up. The ties, bow ties, and belts are sooo cute. What a great idea for Easter! Hope you all enjoy her great selections as much as I do! Check her out on twitter and facebook page and spread some link love. :) Http://www.twitter.com/tinyties and http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Tiny-Ties-Neckties-for-Toddlers/60326439597?ref=ts Love this belt!
Bow tie is too cute and great UT colors for here in Knoxville Tn!

LOve the Space Sprocket Tie

Great tie for Spring!