Friday, July 4, 2014

CATCHING UP....

The bad thing about having a small business is that YOU are the ONLY employee, so business management sometimes gets in the way of your creativity.

CLICK HERE for my Bead Soup Blog Party post!

I have been busy with several new classes (blogs hopefully coming soon) and organization of my business.

Unless you have a business of your own, you can't imagine the amount of time it takes to keep a home based handcrafted business organized and running smoothly and balanced with your home life.  My husband, on too many occasions to mention, has had to come get me at 2:00 in the morning and say ENOUGH!  I just get so lost in what I am doing that the time just goes by.

So, anyway, I have been re-inventorying all my jewelry components, organizing my tools and supplies by type.  The enameling tools and supplies are in their own corner, metal smithing and torches are in their own space, etc....to be more organized and efficient with the use of time.

I have also been working on my webpage and learning the SEO aspect of designing your own page.  You wouldn't think it would be sooooooooooo hard to write about yourself, but I find that that is one of the hardest things to do.  Because in my business I am not only selling a product, I am selling myself and my handcrafted piece of art.

And designing my own webpage takes TONS of time.  Just adding one item to my website takes close to an hour.  There are so many things to be considered - taking the perfect photographs, what is best description for your product, layout of the page and keywords.  KEYWORDS!!!  It really taxes my brain sometimes trying to figure out keywords and what you as a consumer will be typing in your search engine that will lead you to my page and getting my page on that front page.  Because how many people truly go to the second page, let alone 5, 6 or 20?

On top of the designing of the page, you have to advertise on all the social media to try to get more traffic.  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, yada yada yada.....  And timing, making sure that you find the correct time to do these posts to get the most views.

I am also re-photographing all my jewelry and custom wine bottle serving trays to make sure they show to their best advantage.  Here is an example.  Fill free to share away and pin to PINTEREST!!!!



So to make a LONG story short, I am so hoping to get back into the creativity of making my jewelry soon and to get my blog updated to show off the the new techniques I have learned!!!  Not to mention the Bead Soup Blog Party hop.  I so need to get to all the 400+ participants blogs and see all the beautiful jewelry and let the inspiration flow!!!

Okay, now that I have that off my chest, back to work :)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The SOUP is finally ready!!!

Bead Soup that is...

One of my best friends, Catherine King, suggested that I join the Bead Soup Blog Party.  Having never been in a bead party, I was very anxious to see if I was accepted in this HUGE event!

In order to participate in this event, you have to have a blog!  One of the purposes of these parties is to get you to blog and to get out and meet other jewelry crafters.



There was only ONE DAY to sign up for this event and then Lori Anderson matched all the partners.  She prepared a HUGE spreadsheet in order to make sure newbies (that's me) got paired with someone who had already participated in a previous blog party; make sure that no-one got paired with a previous partner and then to make sure that they were paired with someone who could help them step out of their normal box.

Even through major medical issues and pain from Lymes Disease, Lori has weathered on to make sure this year's party is a huge success!!!  I don't know how she did it, I was having trouble just doing my soup - not doing a soup and trying to match up and assist 469 participants!

YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY! 
469 PARTICIPANTS!!!  

SO BEFORE YOU READ ANY FURTHER, GRAB SOME COFFEE AND A COMFORTABLE SEAT AND SETTLE IN FOR A LONG JOURNEY!!!

This BEAD SOUP BLOG PARTY has participants from all over the world!  It spans 4 continents, 30 countries and 48 states.  Participants have to be paired up, taking into consideration those who only use seed beads, those who will and won't ship internationally, and not being paired with previous partners.  Talk about a MAJOR undertaking!!!!  Due to Lori's health, this may also be the last party!  I hope that is not so, but her health comes first.  So pray hard for Lori!!!!

So here are the RULES:


1.  You have to have a blog!

2.  Once you get a partner, you must email them.  Learn a little about them and then you'll then send that person a Party Pack:  A quality focal  (pendant, large bead, etc); some coordinating spacers or beads; and special clasp (not a lobster claw).

3.  You must use the FOCAL BEAD, CLASP and a PORTION OF THE COORDINATING BEADS you received from your partner in your finished piece.  


My partner for the 8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party is Elizabeth Bunn!  Before emailing Liz, I read through her BLOG and visited her WEBSITEFACEBOOK, and ETSY pages.

I became scared!  There was NO jewelry to look at for inspiration!  


NOTHING, NADA, ZILCH!!!  

I had NO CLUE what type of jewelry or techniques she preferred.  All I could gather from her pages was that she was an absolutely AMAZING lampwork artist!  Her glass beads are some of the most beautiful I've seen!  

So we contact each other by email and I find out (gasp) SHE DOESN'T MAKE JEWELRY!!!!  


Oh, no, WHAT am I going to do?  

This is my first bead soup party and I have no clue what I'm doing!

But, through our emails I learned that Liz and I have a great deal in common.  We both have a legal background with real estate.  She was a Legal Assistant for an energy company and I was a Real Estate Paralegal. 

We are both task oriented and get totally out of whack when our routine is derailed.  We both have cats and love animals and we both love to write.  She is much better than I am.  I tend to just ramble on!  

She grew up just blocks from Shea Stadium and probably watched my husband pitch for the Mets in the early '70s.

And we both love GLASS!  Lampworking is something I haven't mastered yet, but I truly appreciate all the hard work that is put into each and every bead.  I was taking lampworking classes at our local Club three years ago, but had to discontinue them due to medical problems which finally led to neck and shoulder surgeries.  I do work with fused glass and I am totally in love with it!

So here are photos of the ingredients that I sent to Liz.  I was so worried about making sure I had all the ingredients that I forgot to send her a business card!

Here are my masked ingredients!


And here is my reveal!





You can read Elizabeth's blog post after receiving her ingredients HERE!


Now for the ingredients I received from Liz for my POT of soup!  I am overwhelmed with her generosity!  


Along with the wrappings were candies and chocolate!  I love, love, love chocolate!!!



Liz sent me TONS of beads!  

She hit it on the nail with color - I am a blue/green kinda girl!  

I am absolutely in love with the gorgeous focal bead that I am guessing was made by Liz herself.  There are also copper beads, gemstone beads, pearls and crystals.  There are several focal options within this group of beads!  

So I put all my beads aside on a large tray so I could sit and look at them everyday so inspiration could hit.  


So I gathered up some basic tools and supplies.


I decided to start out with an instant gratification piece and made a fun memory wire bracelet with matching earrings.

Then I started focusing on my two main pieces.



My first main piece "Springtime" focuses on the BEAUTIFUL lampwork bead made by Liz!  A photograph cannot express the true beauty of this bead!  I also used the copper butterfly she sent as an abstract accent.  I added some copper colored pearls into the mix and made a matching pair of earrings.


The petal beads had me stumped.  I knew I wanted to use the central bead as an accent, but it took awhile before a flower started to bloom into "Daisy".  I originally intended to use the butterfly in this bead embroidered piece, but since it was my first completed embroidered piece, I thought I would keep it more simple.


This is the backside of my piece.  Not back for my first attempt!


So I made not one, not two, but FIVE pieces from my soup ingredients!!!  I am hoping that my partner, Liz, enjoyed her ingredients as much as I did mine!!!

THANK YOU, LORI!!!!  This has been a wonderful experience for me and I am so glad I was able to participate in this 8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party!!!

AND NOW THE FUN BEGINS!!!!!


Remember those 469 participants?  Here they are, start exploring and see what everyone made out of their "soup".  You can also check out our Pinterest page!


Please check out these blogs first before hitting the rest!!!


Lori Anderson (our fearless leader) Pretty Things


Elizabeth Bunn (my partner) Confessions of a Lampworkaholic


My best friends:
Genny Smith  Genny's World
Catherine King Catherine's Musings


My previous Bead Soup Cafe Holiday Gift Swap Partner:



HAVE FUN EXPLORING!  


Make sure you leave a comment for me, so I know you visited!!!!  Let everyone else know that you visited also!  As I begin to explore these blogs myself, I will be converting their links to their name, in order to keep up with what I have already read!



Kristina Hahn Eleniak                 www.peacockandlime.wordpress.com
Kari Asbury                               www.hippiechickdesign.blogspot.com
Kris Binsfield                             www.cherishdesigns.wordpress.com
Cheryl Gangle                           www.RockCandyJewelryDesign.blogspot.com

Amber Dawn                             www.InventiveSoul.blogspot.com
Michelle Wigginton                     http://adornedonadelaide.weebly.com/
Kayla Potega                              http://teejewelry.blogspot.com/
Becky Pancake                        www.beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Debbie Rogers                   http://debbiestreasuresandgems.wordpress.com/

Jenny Kyrlach                             www.anafiassa.blogspot.com
Genea Crivello-Knable                 www.geneabeads.blogspot.com
Deborah Read                             www.deborahreadcom.blogspot.com
Julianna Cannon                          http://julsbeads.blogspot.com/
Lisa Liddy                                  www.lisaliddy.wordpress.com

Debbie Rasmussen                      www.Kepirasmussen.blogspot.ca
Iveth Caruso                               www.creativeatelier.net/blog
Rana Wilson                               http://ranaleadesigns.blogspot.com/
Corrie Williams                           http://thecedarbeader.blogspot.com.au
Linda Anderson                          http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com

Miranda Ackerley                       http://blog.mirandack.com/
Andra Weber                             www.andrasjoyfuljourney.blogspot.com
Loretta Carstensen                     http://www.designsbyloretta.blogspot.com/
Penny Houghton                         www.smellynelly.blogspot.com.au
Tania Hagen                               http://pelimadesign.blogspot.co.nz/

Robin Reed                                www.willowdragon.blogspot.com
Laurie Vyselaar                           www.Lefthandjewelry.wordpress.com
Rachel Baron                              R. Baron Designs
Erin Guest                                   www.renlish.com
Emma Todd                                      www.apolymerpenchant.com

Kelly Schermerhorn                       http://meanderingwithkelly.blogspot.com/
Dana ickey                                         http://magpieapproved.blogspot.com
Rebecca Ednie                                 http://eclecticendeavours.blogspot.com
Marybeth Rich                                       http://forestofjewels.blogspot.com/
Sherri Levinton                                      www.cuttergazette.blogspot.com

RaMona Woolson                              www.jerseygirlsbeadwork.blogspot.com
Jo-Ann Woolverton                             www.Itsabeadifulcreation.blogspot.ca
Audrey Belanger                                  http://esperianterra.blogspot.ca/
Candida Castleberry                       http://spunsugarbeadworks.blogspot.com
Renetha Stanziano                      https://www.lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/

Carolyn Chenault                                  www.carolynchenault.wordpress.com
Toltec  Jewels                                        www.JewelSchoolFriends.com
Diana Welte                                            http://lilyweeds.blogspot.com
Jean A. Wells                                          www.jeanawells.blogspot.com
Bev Breisinger                              http://countryfrogcreations.blogspot.com/

Autumn Adams                                     www.autumndawns.blogspot.com
DiYana Alcalde                            www.agapecreationsjewelry.blogspot.com
Patty Gasparino                                  My Life Under the Bus
Karen Mitchell                                       www.overthemoon-design.com
Regina Santerre                                   http://reginaswritings.blogspot.com/

Dhea Powers                                         http://javabead.blogspot.com/
Jayne Capps                                  https://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com
Keri Lee Sereika                                    www.pinklemonade.typepad.com
Melissa Trudinger                                www.beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca                              http://ladelizchica.blogspot.com/

Jeanne Steck                                   www.gemsbyjeannemarie.blogspot.com
Carolyn Lawson                              http://carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
Kay Thomerson                                     http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com
Maybeline Tay                                      http://thejewelrylarder.blogspot.sg/

D'Arsie Manzella                         http://thisherenowmamacita.blogspot.com
Jacqueline Marchant                        http://jaacquelinesjewels.blogspot.com/
Lori Bergmann                                       www.LoriBergmann.blogspot.com
Beccy Peterson                                     www.yanasmom.blogspot.com
Katie Nielson-Nunez                           www.Vikingcraft.blogspot.com

Heidi Kingman                                       http://heidikingman.blogspot.com
Andrea Glick                                           http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Rose Johnson                                        http://swtrosethorn.blogspot.com/
Nicole Demore                                     http://healingbeading.blogspot.com/
Marti Conrad                                          http://marticsclay.blogspot.com

Marianna Boylan                                  www.stargirlshop.blogspot.com
Mitzie Crider                                          www.needfulluxuries.com
Christa Murphy                  www.adventuresofwonbeadywoman.blogspot.com
Alisa Siceloff                                        www.armoredmermaid.blogspot.com
Maria Rios                                               http://mlourdes24.blogspot.com/

Tracy Martin                                       www.nutkittensjewelry.blogspot.com
Nan Emmett                                           www.spiritrattles.blogspot.com
Ali McCarthy                           www.northwoodscreativestudio.blogspot.com
Jennifer LaVite                          www.drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com
Dolores Raml                                    www.craftydscreations.wordpress.com

Valerie Kravette                                   http://gettingabeadon.blogspot.com
Bobbie Rafferty                                    www.beadsong.blogspot.com
Kathleen Breeding                               http://99bobotw.blogspot.com
Kristi Brokaw                                   www.Kristibrokawdesigns.blogspot.com
Lisa Suver                                                http://fanceethat.blogspot.com/

Natalie Moten                                http://runningoutofthread.blogspot.com/
Jami Shipp                   http://celebratinglifewithdamamashipp.blogspot.com/
Diana Shiraishi                                 www.JasmineTeaDesigns.blogspot.com
Heather Otto                                         http://www.thecrafthopper.com
Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp                    www.kruseartllc.com

Lisa Knappenberger                            www.liraysadesigns.blogspot.com
Charlene Jacka                                      http://clay-space.com/blog
Patty Miller                                      http://pattymillerbeads.blogspot.com/
Sandi James                                        www.dobedobeaddo.blogspot.com
Marianne Hurley                                  www.Readsandbeads.wordpress.com

Cris Peacock                                           Crisp Art
Andrea Rivers                                 http://turtlesoupcreative.blogspot.com/
Gloria Allen                                   http://gloriaallendesigns.blogspot.com/
Kandice Seeber                                http://coloraddictionblog.blogspot.com
Janine Lucas                                           http://www.esfera.me/travel/

Sandy Richardson                             www.SandyscoloringBox.blogspot.com
Hajer Waheed                                      www.mybeadedworld.wordpress.com
Cynthia Abner                             http://createdtreasures.blogspot.com/
Peggy Johnson                                      http://charmbarn.blogspot.com/
Tina Holder                                             www.beadcomber.ca

Julie Bowen                                  http://blog.autochthonous-evolved.com
Heather Richter                          http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/
Sarah Strover                                         www.beaupepys.blogspot.com
Kimberly Idalski                            www.kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com
Sandi Volpe                                            www.sandivolpe.com

Tandra Boyer                                  http://alittleinkalicious.blogspot.com/
Klaudete Koon                               http://www.klaudetekoon.blogspot.com
Michaela Pabeschitz                       http://der-lamardebonita.blogspot.co.at/
Mea-B. Uebler                                http://schmuck-der-gut-tut.blogspot.de
Mandi Effron                                          www.craft-o-licious.blogspot.com

Evelyn Shelby                       http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/
Shai Williams                                 http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/
Natalie Davidson                                  http://www.northshoredays.com
Evelyn Duberry                                     www.Shebamakeda.com
Cindy Pack                                               http://CindyPack.blogspot.com

Eszter Czibulyas                                    http://bigyogyar.blogspot.com
Sylvia Lupberger                       http://www.lusyls-kreativseite.blogspot.de/
Divya N                                                     Jewels of Sayuri
JJ Jacobs                                         www.comingabstractions.blogspot.com
Blanca Medina                                       www.peru-medesigns.com

Ginger Davis Allman                            http://thebluebottletree.com
Chris Eisenberg                                 http://www.wanderware.blogspot.com
Katja Benevol Gabrrijelcic                 http://slovoni.blogspot.com
Jodie Marshall                                       www.marshalljodie.blogspot.com
Margareta Saari                                    http://magsinhelmet.blogspot.fi/

Menka Gupta                                        http://menkag.blogspot.com/
Dian Hierschel                                        www.mydias.de
Kashmira Patel                                      http://sadafulee.blogspot.com
Christina Miles                                       http://wingsnscales.blogspot.com/
Inge von Roos                                        www.ingetraud.wordpress.com

Sam Siegel                          http://samsbeadshopandjewelry.blogspot.com/
Gina Hockett                            http://www.freestyleelements.blogspot.com
Linda Newnham                           http://earth-shinedesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
Enikö Fabian                                           www.perleni.blogspot.com
Dorota Żerańska                                   http://gdymamczas.blogspot.com

Shalini Austin                              http://jewellery-by-shalini.blogspot.co.uk
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens                    www.glassbeadart.blogspot.com
Silke Groeber                                         http://just-beads.blogspot.com
Birgit Klughardt                                     www.gitesbeads-gite.blogspot.com
Rebecca Anderson                              www.songbeads.blogspot.com

Niky Sayers                                           http://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk
Stefanie Teufel                        http://stefaniessammelsurium.blogspot.com
Rosantia Petkova                                 http://bairozan.blogspot.com/
Alenka Obid                                       www.pepita-handmade.blogspot.com
Jacqueline Keller                              www.creartelier.blogspot.com

Sam Waghorn                                 Pale Moon Creations
Jackie Ryan                                         http://kydojewellery.blogspot.co.uk/
Kumi Fisher                                             www.kumifisher.blogspot.com
Joan Williams                                         www.lilrubyjewelry.com
Stephanie Weiss                                 http://uniquelymebwd.blogspot.com/

Elsbeth Fuchs                                         www.acrimbolda.blogspot.com
Johanna Nash                     http://http://firephoenixcreations.blogspot.co.uk
Natascha Marty                                    http://www.sommerlicht.ch
Sarah Goode                                          www.pookledo.blogspot.com
Agata Grygiel                                         http://www.inaurem.pl/

Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller                  www.jevebo-art.blogspot.com
Rebecca Sirevaag                         www.godsartistinresidence.blogspot.com
Magdalena Sikora                       http://www.porannagazeta.blogspot.com/
Ana Krepel                          http://catspajamas-dogstuxedos.blogspot.com/
Saskia Letta                                      www.puenktliundanton.blogspot.com

Beth Emery                                   www.storiesbyindigoheart.blogspot.com
Lizzie Clarke                                          www.theneedtobead.blogspot.com
Evie and Beth McCord                http://ebbeadandmetalworks.blogspot.com/
Marcia Dunne                              www.thealternativefoundry.blogspot.co.uk
Agi Kiss                                           http://moonsafaribeads.blogspot.com

Esterina Jagiella                                     http://ekleijar.blogspot.com/
Judith Johnston                               http://www.judith-johnston.com/blog/
Jenny Vidberg                                      http://shymessmycken.blogspot.se/
Klaudia Toth                                           Klaudia Unique Jewellery
Merja Sundström                                 http://suntsan.blogspot.fi/

Colleen Vinthagen                          http://www.thewireworkshop.com/blog
Leah Curtis                                   http://beadyeyedbunny.blogspot.co.uk/
Giorgia Rossini                                       http://joyblonde.blogspot.it/
Sandra Wollberg                           www.city-of-brass-stories.blogspot.com/‎
Annica Larsson                                   http://zestyfrog.wordpress.com/

Johana Nunez                                        www.artincendi.com
Krafty Max                                              http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/
Lori Schneider                                        www.beadaddicted.blogspot.com
Mary Govaars                                        www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi            http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com

Maddison Langford                             www.maddy-moo.blogspot.com
Ginger Bishop                                       http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com/
Birgitta Lejonklou                                 www.lejonklou.blogspot.se
Lesley Watt                                  www.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Doris Stumpf                                  www.glaszwerg.blogspot.com

Marjolein Trewavas                  Room for Change
Silvia Sernicola                                       http://pipa-the-latest.blogspot.it/
Roxanne Blanc                            http://strikesmyfancy-2013.blogspot.com/
Wendy Chamberlain                 http://wendy-essentialbears.blogspot.co.uk/
Siobhán Keogh                                      Vovs Jewellery

Claire Fabian                                           www.saraccino.blogspot.com
Katrin Fenzke                          http://perlhuehner-schokojunkie.blogspot.de/
Eva Wills                                                http://quiltingpug.blogspot.com/
Kathy Lindemer                              http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Bridget Torres                                        www.shears58.net

Marina Passarella                                 http://annodarte2013.blogspot.it
Christina Hickman                  http://vintagetreasuresjewelry.blogspot.com/
Tammie Everly                                       http://ttedesigns.blogspot.com/
Ana Cravidao                                          http://acbeads.blogspot.com
Keren Panthaki                                     www.vasdea.wordpress.com

Jennifer VaBenschoten                     http://www.vanbeads.blogspot.com
Solange Collin                                    http://www.blog.ahowinjewelry.com
Marina Kosović                             http://machoopko-design.blogspot.com/
Michelle Tucker                                    www.michelleannstudio.com
Sue Rennie                               http://moonandsevenstars.blogspot.co.uk/

Claire Lockwood                            www.somethingtodowithyourhands.com
Barb Solem                                             www.ViviMagooPresents.com
Caroline Dewison                                 http://www.blueberribeads.co.uk
Noemi Baena Roman                          http://blog.noemibaena.com/
Nancy Dale                                              www.nedbeads.blogspot.com

Marsela Schroth                                   www.marselita.de
Amy Severino                             http://www.amybeads.blogspot.com/
Vonna Maslanka                                   http://justvonna.blogspot.com/
Andra Marasteanu                              http://bijouxdemonange.blogspot.com
Cherrie Warzocha                                www.colorsofshae.blogspot.com

Amanda Wacasey                                www.Mandyinmystic.blogspot.com
Marcy Lamberson                                www.StudioMarcy.blogspot.com
Lisa Johnson                                http://spudandmrsbutters.blogspot.com/
Gail Vanderster-Zwang                      www.Angelmoose.blogspot.com
Laurie Keefe-Cecere                           http://cecerelyyours.blogspot.com

Asri Wahyuningsih                               http://asribeadwork.blogspot.com/
ChristineMurrow                           www.charisdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com
Laurie Ament                                  http://isinglassdesign.blogspot.com/
Lilik Kristiani                                            http://pcbylik.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Haussler                             Pixybug Designs

Deb Fortin                                               www.studiok24.blogspot.ca
Kelly Hosford Patterson                    www.travelingsideshow.blogspot.com
Katy Heider                                  www.onthepondcreations.blogspot.com
Christine Stonefield                            www.sweetgirldesign.blogspot.com
Dagmar Liebisch                                    http://kokopellidesign.blogspot.de

Sandra McGriff                              http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.ca
Sheila Daniels                                         http://www.cheekymagpie.com
Rossana De Gaspari                             www.Rdegas.blogspot.com
Cory Tompkins                                Www.tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com
Sonya Stille                                        www.dreaminofbeads.blogspot.com

Judy Riggs                                                www.rigglettes.blogspot.com
Lora Bright                                               www.labweorc.wordpress.com
Tina Noonan                                           www.wingedimp.blogspot.com
Shawn Price                                            http://silkyshaven.blogspot.com
April Grinaway                            http://brooklynbeadgoddess.blogspot.com

Cheryl Roe                                              www.beadroe.blogspot.com
Pam Hurst                                               http://pamhurst.blogspot.com
Shirley Moore                                        www.beadsandbread.blogspot.com
Emmanuelle Roué                               www.ashentara.blogspot.fr
Tammy Adams                                      Paisley Lizard

Kristin Oppold                                  http://www.yayjewelry.blogspot.com
Catie Doman                                          http://drcatie.blogspot.com/
Sheila Prosterman                               Cats with Beads
Cheryl Foiles                         http://cherylsartisticendeavors.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Perry                 www.mustardbeadbystephanieperry.blogspot.com

Barbara Fernald                                    www.BarbaraSFernald.com
Debi Dufrene                                 http://debideauxdesigns.blogspot.com/
Kathy Stemke                        http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com/
Anne Betenson                                     www.crystalriverbeads.blogspot.com
Chris Haussler                                   Pixybug Designs

Andria Poole                                      www.jewelleryartiste.blogspot.co.uk
Sherri Stokey                                         www.knotjustmacrame.com
Sharyl King                                      http://catchenthesun.wordpress.com
Donna Millard                                        Artful Moments with Donna Millard
Gayle Dyck                               www.dragonflydreamweaver.wordpress.com

Deanna Cox                                            http://deannaaki.wordpress.com/
Beti Horvath                                           www.stringingfool.blogspot.com
Rose Rushbrooke                                 www.roserushbrooke.com/blog/
Arlene Dean                                           http://aglassbash.blogspot.com
Maria Rosa Sharrow                            www.willowstreetshops.blogspot.com

Veralynne Malone                               Designed by Vera
Stacy Alderson                                      http://iridalsattic.blogspot.co.uk
Eva Sherman                               http://evashermandesigns.blogspot.com/
Cassi Paslick                                         http://cassisbeads.blogspot.com/
Cindy Boissonneault                              www.dziar.com

Linda Sadler                                        Ida Louise Jewelry
Louise Glazier                                   http://lilyandjasmine.blogspot.com/
Susan McClelland                                 http://mistheword12.wordpress.com/
Kathrin Lembke                                    http://allesperle.blogspot.de/
SusanneStelljes                                    www.Pearlify.blogspot.com

Terry Jeanette Carter                            www.tappingflamingo.blogspot.com
Susan Kelly                         http://midlifegreaterexpectations.blogspot.com
Kim Paige                                         http://www.redtree-studio.com/blog/
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell           www.deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com
Annita Wilson                         http://awjewelryandbeadwork.blogspot.com/

Tracey Leeder                                      http://abeadifulmess.blogspot.com/
Allison Fitzpatrick                            alspolkadotsandpaisley.blogspot.com
Tania Spivey                                  www.moobiegracedesigns.blogspot.com
Ilenia Ruzza                                             http://ile1974.blogspot.it/
Lauren Potts                                           www.lpsjewelry.blogspot.com

Lynn Jobber                                     http://thecreativeklutz.blogspot.co.uk/
Lee Koopman                                   http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Carol Wilson                                           http://jetadorn.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Woodford                            www.Elizabethcreates.blogspot.com
Deb McKinnis                                  www.willowbridgebeads.wordpress.com

Rochelle Brisson                           http://www.acreativechelle.blogspot.com
Shari Replogle                                        www.playswithpaper.blogspot.com
Janeen Sorensen                                 www.wildvanilladesigns.com
Kat Barron Miller                                  http://mkpbeadart.blogspot.com/
Elaine Robitaille                                     http:/www.tooaquarius.com

Darlene Fortier                           www.darliciousrejuvenations.blogspot.com
Leslie Schenkel                                  http://twistedchicken.wordpress.com/
Kym Hunter                                    http://kymhunterdesigns.blogspot.com/
Leslie Wayment                                  http://www.aabeadsonline.com/blog/
Beckie Robison                                   http://spiralfirestudios.blogspot.com

Hannah Trost                                         PZ Designs
Kim Hutchinson                                     www.jumbledhutch.wordpress.com
Liz Engriser                                         www.beadcontagion.blogspot.com
Diah Anggreni                                        https://mymaniks.wordpress.com
Monique Urquhart                              http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com/

Kim Williams                                           www.kimmwilliams.blogspot.com
Theresa Buchle                              http://www.bead-mused.blogspot.com
Susan Bowie                                           http://susanbowie.wordpress.com
Pam DeBoer                                      http://pamelas-studio.blogspot.com/
Skylar Bre'z                                          http://brisingbeads.blogspot.com/

Janet Loomis                                          www.anvilartifacts.blogspot.com
Tari Kahrs                                           http://brush.typepad.com/my-blog/
Nancy Smith                                           www.wirednan.blogspot.ca
Erin Grant                                    www.ErinsJewelryCreations.blogspot.com
Barbara Mason                                      www.Adorninglyyours.com

Karin King                                                www.maverickbeads.blogspot.ca
Mary K. McGraw                                  www.mkaymac.blogspot.com
Mandi Ainsworth                                 www.beadcircle.com
Jasvanti Patel                                  http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com
Donna Conklin                                       www.PrimaDonnaBeads.com

Karen Jones                                    http://offthetopcreations.blogspot.ca/
Lori Finney                                              www.lori-finney.blogspot.ca
Sheila Davis                       http://www.stonedesignsbysheila.blogspot.com/
Sabine Dittrich                                     www.perlendschungel.blogspot.com
Helen Simon                                        http://helensharvest.blogspot.com/

Nicole Valentine Rimmer                  www.nvalentine.blogspot.com
Marge Beebe                                  www.rockcreekcreations.blogspot.com
Michelle McCarthy                              Www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Chandra Merod                                    www.Junipergoods.blogspot.com
Nancy Olliver                                          http://nancyolliver.com/blog/

Alison Sachs                                 http://beadsbyearthtones.blogspot.com/
Kay Mallery                                       www.kaymreflections.blogspot.com
Beth Petricoin                           http://createmyworlddesigns.blogspot.com/
Marta Grabalowska                             http://galeriakota.blogspot.com/
Clare Etheridge                                     http://www.catseatdogs.com

Heather Marston                              http://cswdesignsbyhehe.blogspot.com
Ann Rishell                                              Http://mycriticaleye.com
Cece Cormier                                         http://www.thebeadingyogini.com/
Shannon German                              www.Missficklemediacom.blogspot.com
Mary Ellen Merrigan                           http://www.maryellenbeads.com

Cheryl Brown                                         www.dragonflybeads.ca
Mary Hicks                          http://uptwnsh-fallingintothesky.blogspot.com/
Judy Robinson                                       http://judyrobinsondesigns.com
Danielle Kelley                                    http://imbuethemuse.blogspot.com/
Cate van Alphen                                   http://fulgorine.wordpress.com/

Patricia Buchanan                                 www.braceletstoo.artfire.com
Billi R.S. Rothove                        http://www.billi-rs-rothove.blogspot.com
Laura Blanck                                           www.laurablanck.blogspot.com
Pam Traub                                      http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com
Fay Wolfenden                                     www.torchfairy.blogspot.com

Kristi Harrison                       http://kristibasket-itsanewday.blogspot.com/
Karen Martinez                                     http://fairiesmarket.blogspot.com/
Sarah Singer                          http://singingsongsofsixpence.blogspot.co.uk
Megan Tillery                                         http://cherryonion.wordpress.com/
Dana James                                   www.danasjewelrydesign.blogspot.com

Rachel Stewart                                      www.bluefinchjewelry.blogspot.com
Valerie Cook                                   www.kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com
Debra Gibson                                         http://debrasheart.blogspot.com/
Pat Haight                                      http://wigglebuttblog.blogspot.com/
Rachel Stanley                               www.2catchahummingbird.blogspot.com

Sandra Pendragon                               www.SandraPendragon.blogspot.com
Anja Schultz                                      www.Anjas-perlenwelt.blogspot.de
Sharon Driscoll                                       www.sharondriscoll.blogspot.com
Lecia Woessner                              https://www.copperroses.blogspot.com
Kitty Durmaj                                           www.perlesandlife.blogspot.com

Donetta Farrington                  http://simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com/
Bonnie Coursolle                                  http://jaspersgems.blogspot.ca/
Laurie Wirth                                 www.mermaidtreasuresart.blogspot.com
Lori Callahan                               www.Dancingwireandbeads/blogspot.com
B.R. Kuhlman                                         www.mixedmayhemstudios.com

Karin Grosset Grange                         http://ginkgoetcoquelicot.blogspot.fr
Rebekah Payne                                     http://www.treewingsstudio.com/
Lori Bowring Michaud                         http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
Jael Thorp                                                http://jaelsjewels.blogspot.com/
Patty Woodland                                    http://brokenteepee.com

Eleanor Burian-Mohr             http://cornerstoregoddessjewelry.blogspot.com/
Susanna Lehto                                       www.othellehto.blogspot.fi
June Butt                                  http://www.onewhiteswan.blogspot.co.nz/
Melissa Muir                                          http://Design.kcjewelbox.com
Laney Mead                                     http://laney-izzybeads.blogspot.co.uk/

Tamera Norris                                        www.beadsinspireme.com
Andrea Trank                                         Heaven Lane Creations
Catharine Temaluru                  http://ienmaginationsjewelry.wordpress.com
Marie Covert                     http://thistledown-and-swaddlings.blogspot.com/
Valerie Tilghman                            www.Artjewelzdimensions.blogspot.com

Jean Baldridge Yates            http://prettykittydogmoonjewelry.blogspot.com/
Patricia Robitaille                       http://www.banglesandbrew.blogspot.com/
Leanne Loftus                               www.firstimpressiondesign.blogspot.com
Sally Russick                                            http://thestudiosublime.com
Mallory Hoffman             http://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com/

Dini Bruinsma                                        www.angazabychanges.blogspot.nl
Marde Lowe                                           www.fancimar.com
Hannah Annear                                     www.quirkyhannah.wordpress.com
Patty Johnson                         http://patricialjohnsonglassart.blogspot.com/
Valerie Norton                                  www.hot-fused-glass.com

Ann Sherwood                                      http://ann-sherwood.blogspot.com/
Staci Smith                                              www.stacilouiseoriginals.com
Jen Purple                                          www.purplefishstudio.blogspot.com
Ruth Szapa                                              www.trulytrudi.blogspot.com
CJ Bauschka                                            www.Fool4Jewels.blogspot.com

Karla Morgan                                      www.texaspepperjams.blogspot.com
Suz Hamel                                 http://cardandjewelrycorner.blogspot.com/
Laura Guenther                                    www.Blueantiquities.blogspot.com
Elisabeth Auld                                        www.beadsforbusygals.com
Martha Aleo                                           www.ornamento.wordpress.com

Shiraz Biggie                                     www.secretsongdesigns.blogspot.com
Brendalee Astells                                    www.silverbee.ca
Heather d'Entremont                         http://frugalmacdougall.wordpress.com
Kelly Morgan                                    www.silverparrotdesigns.blogspot.com
Lesley Lane                           http://phoebedreamsjewellery.blogspot.co.uk/

Lori Blanchard                                        www.alainnjewelry.wordpress.com
Susan Kennedy                                     www.suebeads.blogspot.com
Rain Hannah                                           http://honeyandollie.com
Janice Warden Bergeron                   http://thejewelryroom.blogspot.ca/
Melissa Packer                                      www.melissascheapfrills.com

Jana Haverty                                        http://handlcreations.blogspot.com/
Cindy Ritchie                                    http://mooseriverglass.blogspot.com/
Marianne Baxter                         www.simplyseablimejewelery.blogspot.com
Denise McCabe                                     www.cabewoman.blogspot.com
Sharon Palac                                www.sharonsjewelrygarden.blogspot.com

Cathy Buckley                             www.cathybuckleycatsmeow.blogspot.com
Jennifer Van Horn                     http://jennifersjewelsandjunk.blogspot.com/
Crystal Rector                                  Www.autumnskyadornments.com/blog
Susan Walls                                             http://susansartcircus.com/blog
Penny Neville                               http://copperpennydesigns.blogspot.com

Lisa Cone                                    http://inspiredadornments.blogspot.com/
Heather Davis                             http://www.blissfulgardenbeads.com/blog
Michelle Escano                                    www.cabbycaft.blogspot.com
Carmen Lau                                            www.tlemake.blogspot.com
Janet Borzecki                                       www.jaybeejewelry.blogspot.com

Rhonda Hagerman                          http://mustardseedbeads.blogspot.com/
Katrina Taylor                                         www.iwannagoout.wordpress.com
Molly Alexander                             http://beautifullybrokenme.blogspot.com
Nicole Rennell                                       www.nicolerennell.com/blog
Chris McGilvery                                     www.mmmomentos.blogspot.com

Erin Prais-Hintz                                   http://treasures-found.blogspot.com
Dawn Williams                                  www.sadiejewelrydesign.blogspot.com
Kate Dufour                                            https://mixfolios.wordpress.com/
Robin Lynne Showstack        http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Hodges                              www.thewhisperingseas.blogspot.com

Cynthia Tucker                                    www.seaofglassbeads.blogspot.com
Adlinah Kamsir                                http://dreamstruckdesigns.blogspot.sg/
Stephanie Price                 http://www.stephaniepricedesigns.wordpress.com
Carol Dillman                                      http://dillmansdallies.blogspot.com/
Christine Hansen                                  http://intuitivesparks.blogspot.com/

Andrea Frank                                         http://andreajewelry.blogspot.com
Tracy Stillman                                         www.beadtrilogy.com
Denise Petersen                                  www.reinventedobjects.blogspot.com
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom                 www.clubcreativestudio.com/blog
Madonna Liza Cruz-Comia                http://crazy-notions.blogspot.com

Suzann Sladcik Wilson                        www.BeadphoriaBlog.com
Terri Gauthier                                http://terrisbloomingideas.blogspot.com
Alicia Marinache                                   http://www.allprettythings.ca
Barbara Bechtel                                    http://secondsurf.com
Hannah Rosner                                    http://goodrivergallery.blogspot.com

Keren von Hoeren                                Creative Ideas
Lea Avroch                                        http://lajewelrydesign.blogspot.com/
Maire Dodd                                            http://mairedodd.blogspot.com/