Saturday, March 27, 2010

What's New in April?

Lots of projects coming together. I have been preparing for a large bead contest and that has kept me busy completing projects and designing new ones. I have one more piece to finish and then I am done for 2010. This is my first entry into the Beadstar contest, so we will see what happens!

I have been busy trying to replenish my bead stash, they sell out faster than I can make them sometimes. I put together a couple fairly good sized kaleidoscope canes and put them up for sale. I sold one right away and still have one in stock.

I re-opened my ebay store, they were making some changes to the stores so I thought I would open back up for a couple months and see what happens. It has been over 2 years since I closed the store! Time sure flies.

I did manage to create 26 sets of new beads this month, I have about half of those still available. I stocked back up on the floral rounds and I did 7 sets of larger tab beads (more of a quarter size than a dime) which are perfect for lanyards and such. I will try and get a couple lanyards or bracelets for sale.

Colorful, aren’t they? has been updated and all the bracelet patterns are up. I have a couple of the tapestries up but have not finished all of those yet. I added a few more wolf patterns and I have added a free pattern section. I will be putting up free patterns on the site.

If you have purchased bracelet patterns from me in the past and did not receive the 10 colour and under updates, please let me know and I will get those to you. I have updated the patterns to make it easier on everyone.

Fans of clip on earrings for big girls will find restocked with earrings just for them. I added 20 sets of dangles with Swarovski, glass pearls, Czech faceted rounds and lots of iridescent and sparkly things. Also added were one of a kind sets of millefiori glass hearts, diamonds and chicklet beads. is still being worked on. It is behind the scenes so there should be no interruption of service.

My spring waterslide decals are now up. I added over 100 new patterns in the waterslide decal section on

Watch for new beads featuring my decals and also watch for blank clay beads designed for your own decal creativity.

For an example of my waterslide on a cab, see my polymer clay canes and beads blog.

Thank you so much for all the input and emails. I enjoy all
the encouragement that you send my way.

Until next month,