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Bead Lovers Korner: May 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Renewing Old Charms in Jewelry Designs

Pacific Opal Starfish Earrings

I used to make Pandora Style dangles, but they have never done that well for me, although there was a time when some symbols were popular or customizing with birthstone colors meant a special gift for someone to personalize their European Style bracelet. As trends change and new sellers arrive with cheaper and lower quality bead dangles, I have sold less and less and built up a collection of little charms and beads that were just sitting around doing nothing.

Tropical Pineapple Earrings

I don't know what possessed me to make bead earrings, since there are about 500,000 to choose from between Etsy and Ebay, but that is what I have been doing. Giving NEW and Unique life to otherwise abandoned charms and beads!

Kokopelli Turquoise Dangle Earrings

I had been on such a roll making rosaries over the past few months, that the Beaded Jewelry section of my Etsy Shop (especially the earrings) was looking kind of sparse. I took great care to make sure that my new earring designs were not like any others, in hopes that whoever is looking for a unique gift or fashion style would find them.

Cross and Prayer Earrings

  • Which ones do you like best?
  • How do you refresh old and tired stock?
  • I would love to hear your thoughts!

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The Liebster Award?

Liebster Award
I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Desiree at PopTabilicious! I wasn't too sure I had time for this, but then decided, what the heck!

The Liebster Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. So, what is a Liebster?  The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Isn't that sweet? Blogging is about building a community and it's a great way to connect with other bloggers and help spread the word about newer bloggers/blogs.

This is a quick synopses of how it works:  

Liebster Award Rules

So here we go with 11 Random Facts about myself:

  1. I love cats
  2. I despise liver
  3. I am from Oklahoma
  4. I was born on top of a Movie Theater right before the Sunday Matinee
  5. I love the excitement of a Tornado, I should have been a storm chaser
  6. Everyone thinks I am crazy
  7. I have been married more than once
  8. When I was little I wanted to be a Belly Dancer when I grew up
  9. I have three children and two step-sons and thankfully they are grown
  10. Every day I wake up hoping for Thou$and$ in sales
  11. I have always wanted to go to Egypt

These are the questions I am supposed to answer:
  1. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? I am self-Employed so there isn't much spare time, but usually I read or watch a good movie
  2. Living or dead, who would you love to have a 1 hour conversation with? Jesus
  3. Where were you born? Edmond, Oklahoma
  4. What is your guilty pleasure? Malted Milk Balls
  5. Would you rather be poor and happy or rich and lonely? Happy and poor
  6. Do you recycle? Yes
  7. Do you play chess? I used to when I was a kid
  8. If only able to keep ONE book for the rest of your life, what would it be? The Bhagavad-Gita
  9. Coffee or tea? Starbucks Coffee!
  10. What is your favorite movie? The Matrix
  11. What is your earliest childhood memory? Playing in the backyard

Drum Roll Please... here are my nominees and their questions follow:
(yeah I know I was supposed to do 11, that's just tough):
  1. If you could haunt someone, who would it be and why?
  2. Where is your dream vacation spot?
  3. Do you prefer Dogs or Cats and why?
  4. If you could go back in time, what era would you visit?
  5. What is your favorite insect?
  6. What is your favorite book?
  7. What do you miss the most from your childhood?
  8. Hard Liquor or Beer/Wine?
  9. If you were a farm animal, which one would it be?
  10. What do you consider successful?
  11. How many hours do you work a day?

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Black & White Fashion

  • Black and White is In.
  • Black and White is Always IN!

Black & White Style

Black & White Style by ageless-1 featuring slim fit jeans

Have you checked out Polyvore? It is a great way to create your own collections.
I haven't figured out how to add my own images, so this was good enough!
Enjoy the coming week!

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Bead Lovers Korner Puts Spotlight on Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry in Mother’s Day, Cannes Film Festival Celebrity Swag Bags

GBK's 2013 Cannes Film Festival Celebrity Gift Lounge, The Artisan Group

Bead Lovers Korner ( will introduce its handcrafted beaded jewelry to Hollywood and the international jet set with the inclusion of business cards in celebrity swag bags to be presented at GBK’s 2013 Cannes Film Festival Gift Lounge and to some of Hollywood’s most talked about Moms in a 2013 Mother’s Day Celebrity Gift Bag put together by The Artisan Group.

Bead Lovers Korner ( will introduce its handcrafted beaded jewelry to Hollywood and the international jet set with the inclusion of business cards in celebrity swag bags, to be presented in a 2013 Mother’s Day Celebrity Gift Bag put together by The Artisan Group and at GBK’s Gift Lounge for the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival.

The Artisan Group 2013 Mother's Day Celebrity Gifting

The Mother’s Day Gift Bag will go to some of Hollywood’s most talked about Moms, including Megan Fox, Snooki, Jennifer Nettles, Giuliana Rancic, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Vanessa Lachey, Anna Faris, Claire Danes, Adele, Jessica Simpson, Shakira, Holly Madison, Amanda Righetti, Busy Philipps, Jenna Dewan, Kristen Bell, Gisele Bündchen, Kim Kardashian, Kristin Cavallari, Evan Rachel Wood, Sara Rue, Lisa Ling, Malin Ackerman, Hilaria Thomas (Mrs. Alec Baldwin) and Penélope Cruz. The bag will be delivered in time for Mother’s Day on May 12.

The GBK Gift Lounge for the Cannes Film Festival takes place May 17-20 in Cannes, France.

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