On a Roll

Well, I am finally on a roll, with creating. I just completed 2 sets. One has a necklace, bracelet and earrings. The other one has a necklace and matching earrings. I love both sets. I would love to keep them for ME , but I think I would rather have someone buy them.
One is made up of blue and coppery gold and the other is made up of amethyst, brown and green with a really nice brass toggle clasp.

I will be making a choker for a man in a little while.
Happy Halloween to all of you. I just might go to a pool pary a little bit later.

More Babies, Etc.

Ok, so now I don't have a choice of color inks or sizes. ??? I will continue anyway.
There are now 4 babie that have fledged out of the nest. Only one is light in color like the mommy bird. LOL I'm hoping that one of the other birds will have black cheeks.

On another note: New pieces are up on Etsy. http://www.Joyfullyjewels.etsy.com
I also have a vintage etc. site on http://www.Joyfullyjewels2.etsy.com
Sales on both are slow but promising. Times are tough all around these days, but when I see auctions of cars, paintings etc, that people are paying upwards of 6 figures, I wonder. Hmmmm.

The sky is blue, it's breezy, very humid and right now it's 75 degrees F, going up to 85. It should be getting a lot cooler by next week.

My friend Rob is still in my thoughts. The holidays are coming and his birthday was Dec. 24th. He spent those days with us. I feel sad, but I know that for him, he is in a better place.

I will be making a lot of jewelry this coming week for a bazzarr I will be doing with a friend of mine. Most of the pieces will be around $10 or a little higher. I need the $$$ so keep your fingers crossed for me that I sell EVERYTHING.

There were two Coopers Hawks on the phone wires last evening. Got some shots, but not too sharp. I'll try to post them.

That's it for now.
I wish all of you happy beady thoughts, love and understanding.


The baby Zebra finches are gone, but I have 7 more babies in the nest. LOL. Babies and mom and dad are going as soon as the babies are eating on their own.

Ahhh.....Cooler Weather

Finally.....temps are in the 60's this morning and tonight. I love it. I needed a break from the high humidity and 90's. This cooler weather helps you to think. LOL
Any way:
So I finally finished the bead embroidered sample for Exotic Beads, Dunedin, Florida, but I forgot to take a photo of it. Silly me. (I will take one next Wednesday when I'm there teaching a wire wrapping class.) It came out real nice. My colors are still very me, so I think that I will have to try to be more on the neutral side while creating.
By the way, if you are in the area, you should really stop in. Silvia has a very nice selection of beads and supplies to choose from. She's a very nice person.

Sale on Etsy

20 % off when you buy 2 items.
New items always added. Special orders taken.

FYI Zebra Finches

I have some beautiful Zebra finch birds for adoption. Ready to go. 3 males, 2 females. Split to black genes. Silver and common. More babies on the way. $10 adoption fee per bird.

Just bring a cage.
Pick up only.
Started out with a few of these cuties. Now 5 ready to go , 2 went away to a new home yesterday, and 7 babies have just hatched. Wow !!! So HELP !!! If you know anyone in my area that wants a few, please let them know.

Sale on Etsy

Ok, so now I'm trying a sale on Etsy. Buy 2 and get 20% off total, not including the shipping.

I think that my prices are very resonable. I do take custom orders. Some days I feel like all of this has been a waste of my time. I love making THINGS. Not just beaded items. So....maybe, just maybe, I should look into other venues.

I sold a little girls, 100 % cotton, crocheted scarf the other day. $5.00, plus shipping. Did I make money on this transaction?.....NO...,but it was a good feeling to know that I sold a handmade scarf, and a little girl will be wearing it.

Hmmm, so I have been commissioned to make 3 rings and a pendant. Cool, right? Yes.

I am also working on a bead embroidered pendant for a sample piece for a class at Exotic Beads in Clearwater, Fl.

Hoping that when the holidays are closer, people will start to place orders and take classes.

Still beading and crafting,

Over and out.

Fall in Florida

Ok, so I've been very lax in posting. Oh well.
It's already Fall here in Beautiful, sunny, Clearwater. We had a taste of it a few nights ago. Low humidity, breezy, just gorgeous.
I have been feeling a lot better over the loss of my friend Rob. His sister still keeps in touch with me.
I have been beading away...adding new items to my etsy site. There have been very few sales, but I will keep on adding items.
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I taught a couple of classes at Exotic Beads. Silvia is such a nice person. She has a very good inventory of beads etc., and Sales galore all the time. She is now located right on 580 in Dunedin.
Dunedin Beads wanted me to teach there exclusively, in order for me to teach bead embroidery there. She has an attitude I don't want to deal with anyway. If she could guarentee me a class every day, I would have said ok.
I'll be teaching BE at Exotic Beads. Just finishing up my sample pendant.I also have a few orders for beaded cabochon rings (3) and a beaded bezel for a pendant, for a jeweler.

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