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!



Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New store

OK I have decided to jump into the world of Twitter and have opened a new shop at 1000Markets. I thought that Twitter would be a great marketing tool and hopefully I will meet some new people, crafters, mom, everyone! :) I just need to watch myself and not over do twitter, don't want to become a spammer! lol With the 1000Markets account well....I just thought that the more places my jewelry was out there the more people will see it. Setting up the shop was free but there are some fee when a sale is made. I hope it will work out for me. :)
Gonna go find a fabulous shop out there it showcase on Wonderful Wednesday. Wish me luck.

check out my new stuff at http://www.twitter.com/lucysbeadstudio and http://www.1000markets.com/shops/lucysbeadstudio

Monday, March 22, 2010

back


After a great weekend I'm back to blog. :) My husband was gone for the weekend and I knew that my boys would not give me the time to sit in front of the computer and at night....well I was just to tried! We had a great weekend filled with soccer practice and our first game of the Spring season. Connor's team played so well...of the 3 goals scored he scored 2. WOW I'm so proud....that was more that all of last season. Playing all day outside on Sat put us all to bed early and on Sunday, with the colder wet weather, we stayed inside with pj's all day. Sometimes those days are fun too. Husband got home Sunday night so I got to play in my studio for a little, working on Craft it Forward and a birthday gift. Almost glad the weekend was over, almost. Have to wrap things up around the house, Connor has Spring Break coming up and we are loading up the car and going to Great Grandma's house. :) Should be fun.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

self promotion







I have a busy weekend and know that I will more than likely get to do any blogging. :( So I thought that I would leave you all this weekend with a little self promotion. All these earrings can be found in my Etsy shop. I just love the white stone beads...you can wear this earrings with anything. All these earrings would be great for any spring outfit and will look so lovely on. Please stop in my shop this weekend. htpp://www.lucysbeadstudio.etsy.com
Remember that the three items in the Featured area will only have free shipping through Saturday night....well Sunday whenever I get around to change it. ;) Then there will be 3 new items....don't let that pair of earrings (or bracelet) slip through your fingers, pick them up this weekend.
Everyone have a great weekend and blog to you all on Monday!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pictures

I wanted to post these pictures with my Wonderful Wednesday.....but here they are and I hope you enjoy her craft as much as I do. Thank You :)









Wonderful Wednesday

Drifting in and out of very cool and interesting sites on Etsy...love to spend some time doing just that...I have come across many shops that are now in my favorites. Awaiting for the time when I will need a special gift. I have made a promise to myself that this year I will buy handmade gifts for birthdays and Christmas. I am very excited by that idea, also I don't feel that pressure that I have in the past to try and make everyones' gifts :0) Although, I do enjoy making gifts myself; for friends and family, I always wait to the last minute and with 2 demanding children... I always find myself stressed. So please enjoy this great site on this Wonderful Wednesday.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/UmeOrigami I have also posted some great pictures of her wonderful work.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Craft it forward


I found a great site last night thru link love, http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=13876&post=74856&uid=255474239060#!/CraftitForward?ref=nf The idea is to get your handmade stuff out there in the hands of people, in this case other crafters. Word of mouth is a great marketing tool. Check out the facebook page. I have already gifted out 4 of 5 items, either a bracelet or pair earrings. Already lots of great ladies have joined in to share their handcrafted items with us. So much fun. :0)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

This beautiful, fun, and casual bracelet was added to my Zibbet site last night. I just love the colors. They remind me of the ocean. The green glass beads set off the hand rolled beads nicely. The handmade beads are so lite that it is hard to tell you even have a bracelet on. :0) This bracelet will look great with one are a bunch of bangles. A simple steel clasp ensures that the bracelet won't vanish. Please check out this bracelet, and more to come at my Zibbet site. I have decided that all the hand rolled beads will be on the Zibbet site. So please go and check them out, the colors, the look, everything about them is just so fun. :0)
Thank you

Saturday, March 13, 2010

New Beads

Here are some new pictures of handmade beads and a new bracelet that I have been working on. I have been making these new beads and have been having fun working with all the color choices. The beads are made like paper beads but I use heat to seal them, gives them a different look. Also, these beads are not made out of paper...but something special. All about useing something diffent to make something special. I also found out the the beads are water resistant....I put a couple in a bowl of water to see if the water would bleed. :)
Nobody wants to be wearing a piece of jewelry to bleed color all over them.

I have made a couple pair of earrings and a few very simple bracelets but the bracelet posted here has to be my favorite. Not sure if I want to sell it keep it?? I know that my Mom as already claimed it.

Thinking about making some more maybe this time out of paper. I found some old maps that I think would make some cool beads.


Hope you enjoy the new beads and will be creating this weekend. :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

My tribute to St. Patrick's Day...which by the way is on Wed! I made 2 pair and my Mom took on pair home with her. :) These fun earrings are currently in my featured section in my etsy shop....that means FREE shipping.
Gator is not for sale, part of a salt and pepper collection that was Mom's. I have quite a few. Might start putting some of the others in my pictures. I think they add a little something else to the pictures. What do you think?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

thursday


The day started off to a bang @ 6:30. Now my alarm always goes off at 6:30 but I usually wait until my 4 year old get up...around 6:50. Hey those 20 minutes do make a difference. Got 7 year old up and at 730 left for school with Rex, the dog, in tow. He was going to the vet to be 'fixed'. After explaining this...I thought...my oldest says "Mom I didn't think boy dogs could have babies!" 4 year old chimes in with "Is Rex broken?" All I could really say was that "no boy dogs can't have babies but there needs to be a Mommy and Daddy....and no Rex isn't broken." Really wish I had just kept my mouth shut! :) 7 year old was happy and went off to school with no more questions....but the 4 year old asked questions until we got to the vet. Really it was the same question and we all know it "WHY??" yes that question. He even told him MOD teacher that the dog was broken and we where having him 'fixed'. Got to love those little boys.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

no shipping

I have decided to try something new that might help sales in my etsy shop. The 3 featured items, that I get to pick, will have free shipping for a week. I know that shoppers love a deal, because I know that I do. What do you think of my fist 3 selections? Having a hard time getting my pictures posted, but please check them out at http://www.lucysbeadstudio.etsy.com

Still....I might change my features every 2 weeks??? not sure yet.

new

A new pair of earring that I have been trying to add to zibbet all day, hopefully sometime tonight. I loved working with the wooden beads, so light you don't even know they are there. The wood had a redish tint to it and looks great with the small pink beads I used. Thinking the I might have to make a necklace to go with the earrings...hummm have to think about it.

Love working with different beads and love upcycling. I look for beads at yard sales and trift shops....take them home and take them apart! That is the most fun!

Ok have two yelling boys and need to go to soccer practice! Hope you enjoy the earrings and might get them posted tonight. http://www.zibbet.com/lucysbeadstudio

Time

where does it all go? I lave been having so much fun with the love link that has been going on that I had forgotten that I even started a blog. Wanted to follow some other creative ladies and remember that I had a blog, a place to put down my thoughts. So I thought that I would atleast put a few words down and then spend some time thinking about what I want to do with my blog. hummm we will just have to see where I go :)