Tuesday, March 30, 2010

WoooHooooo!!!! I'm a winner!

How exciting!!!   I won the "Sisterhood of the Travelling Beads" giveaway.
For any of you who don't know about this, Heather Powers of Humblebeads, Art Bead Scene blog and the Bead Cruise blog generously packed up about $200 worth of her stash and is sending it on it's travels.  The deal is if you win it (like I did) you get to rummage through, take what you want and replace it with what you want (approximately the same value)...so it becomes a fresh stash each time.  You take pictures of the new stash and run the same competition on your blog. Thanks Heather for an amazing and generous idea!!

I am thrilled to pieces and can't wait to rummage through the box of beads, and just as excited to add to the box.  I plan on bringing in the ladies of Dixie Bead Society to share in this event so it looks like we have the makings of a bead party. 
This is a sample of some of the beads.
So, stayed tuned for more on this when the beads arrive.  I'm already packing beads up to replace what I take.

I also got the surprise that I had won some of Heather's beads on the Art Bead Scene blog.  It's my lucky day.

On other fronts, I got a call from the Datura gallery that I had a custom order and I'm about half way through with that.  I also showed them the line I'm working on as an exclusive for the gallery and they really liked it, YAY!  Being in the desert South Western is the 'thang' so I've designed some polymer beads with that in mind (the Rio Grande ones) and put them together with bead weaving....my version of fusion.

I'm scrambling with bead orders after one order came with the wrong color bead...it looked a lot more green online! Don't you just hate that.  It seems Artbeads are extremely busy ...so heads up and know they make take a little longer to ship out right now, they are usually super quick and we tend to get used to that.  I upgraded to Express to make sure mine got here on time.

I've accepted that I will not have time to finish a second entry for Bead Dreams...kinda makes the title seem correct....some of my Bead Dreams were just that. Oh well, let's hope the one entry does well. 
My first class at the new bead store went well and I've been getting a lot of kudos on my patterns. I'm kinda getting back into the groove of kitting but I had forgotten how much time ordering and packing takes.


  1. Looking forward to seeing the box of beads! Your additions look interesting too. Will they be in there when the rest of us get to have a peek? :-D Congrats on the custom order! Tell us about it.. As for the Bead Dreams entry, what you have made is beautiful and unique and has as good a chance of winning as anything else you would create. Be calm and believe that your life is unfolding exactly the way it's supposed to. Big hug!!

  2. Lol! Those weren't my additions those are some of Heather's goodies. I thought I might open the box when we're all there...of course if it has to sit with me for a few days first I probably won't be able to do that....kid at Christmas thing..lol! The custom order is for finger armor. Thanks for the support over the Bead Dreams project...it's a bit different because of the base, I may be only one of a handful of people doing that technique. Fingers are crossed.

  3. Oh my gosh, no way!! You WERE praying for beads!! :)


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