Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Last of the Orphans for now!

In the two previous blog postings, HERE and HERE, I was showing off some orphans I had recently listed on Etsy! All orphan sets are now priced at $20!!!!

Last but not least, here are a few more listed just this morning!




That's it for the orphans for now!
I want to say thank you for checking them out!!!
:) Janel

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Added Some More Orphans

Just like I mentioned in today's previous post I am adding more orphans!!

All orphans are now $20 a set!

Thanks for looking! More to come!




Prizes for the Fire Divas Quarterly Jewelry Challenge!

Jackpot baby! Here's the prizes are for the Fire Divas Quarterly Jewelry Challenge! All the details can be found here. Come join us it's a lot of fun!

Adding Some Orphans

I decided to add some more orphans to my Etsy, but get this! I've also decided to make all of my orphans $20!!

Here's some listed just this morning!




I will also be adding some more later on today!! Have a good day everyone!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wow! Glowing Glass!

I had a chance to get my hands on some Glow Glass 104 COE! GLOWING GLASS in 104!!! I was freaking out, just had to have some! This stuff is hand pulled by Glow Joe! I would like to thank the friendly staff at Sundance Art Glass, Michele was very patient and understanding about my craziness!

Of course I had to make some hand pulled millefiori.

A set of spacers I'm working on for a project!

Last but not least, a focal! This one is quite large and fun!

Even though this glass is on the pricey side, it is so worth it! Just check out that GLOW!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Summer Challenge with the Fire Divas

I love the monthly Fire Divas challenges! It's always fun to see what all the different divas enter! This month the theme is Summer! You can vote on the right side of the Fire Divas blog for the next seven days. Now, let's take a peek at this month's entries:













Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Fire Divas Quarterly Jewelry Challenge

Here's your chance to WIN some handmade Lampwork beads made by the Fire Divas, design jewelry and have some fun! Read on for the info...

It's time for the Fire Divas Quarterly Jewelry Challenge! The theme for this challenge is Summer. What does summer mean to you? Show us with your beautiful jewelry creation featuring Fire Divas' lampwork. Head over to the Flickr site to see many beautiful jewelry pieces made with Fire Divas' lampwork to inspire you! You have the chance to win some incredible prizes from the Fire Divas!

Now for the details:

All submissions must feature Fire Divas' lampwork. We require the name of the Fire Diva who made the beads used in the submitted piece, so if you submit something, please be ready to provide that information.

We will allow one submission per person per contest, and a maximum of two photos per submission. Entries may be submitted here ( for approval, no later than July 15, 2010. Please include, in the comments section, the following:
Information about the beads:
Description of the piece:
Inspiration for the piece:
Submissions will not be approved without all of this information.

Fire Divas reserve the right to approve or reject any submissions.

Fire Divas reserve the right to modify or cancel the challenge at any time.

The winners will be determined by an open poll which does not allow multiple votes.

Ok, go have fun creating, and good luck to all who enter!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Winner of the Sprouts Giveaway!

It's now time to pick a winner for the Sprouts Giveaway.

I've written everyone's name on a piece of paper

Balled each one up, put them in my hand and then I throw them!

With the assistance of my fetching cat, Maynard....

...the WINNER is LethargicLass! Yay! Congratulations!!

Thank you for playing everyone, I appreciate all of the positive comments that everyone left and Maynard had fun helping pick the winner!

BTW! It's time for a new Fire Divas Quarterly Jewelry Challenge! Head on over to see what it takes to win some awesome prizes by the Fire Divas!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Bead Giveaway - Sprouts!

This style of bead was inspired by the ABS Blog Carnival "Growth" topic in April!

Want a "Sprout" of you own? All you have to do is make a comment below! (Make sure I will be able to contact you if you're the winner!)

Winner will be chosen by my cool cat, Maynard, this Sunday night 6/5!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Treasury Jackpot

I just found out some more of my beads have been featured in a treasury!

This is Weird and Wonderful Glass Beads made by Arensea!

Arensea makes some of the neatest beads! I love the colors and shapes she uses in not only this Tahitian Beach Sari Freeform Focal but in ALL of her beads! Wanna see SEE MORE!?

A key treasury!

My friend Lauren at Maybeads has featured one of my skeleton keys in her most recent treasury! Can you guess which one is mine?

Where Did I Put My Keys?

To say thank you I'd like to share that Maybeads makes some really cool critter beads! This is Buzz the Space Pug, he's well equipped and ready for lift-off!

Cool new feature on the Fire Divas Blog!

Something really cool was recently added to the Fire Divas Blog! On the top left you will see an Etsy Fire Divas tab.. (it's ok if you laugh at my "arrows" my feelings will not be hurt!!)

This tab is so cool! It takes you to this...

..which are our favorites from all of the Fire Divas shops on Etsy! A little bit of lampwork from all of us!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

One of my beads has been featured!

One of my fellow Fire Divas, Holly at Holly's Folly Glass has featured one of my most recently listed beads on her blog!! Here she is talking about silvered Ivory!

Thank you so much Holly! Here's my all time favorite from you! Calypso!

June Statement Necklace

Here's my June Statement necklace for the ABS Blog Carnival!

It took a couple years to save up all these orphans, but the wait was worth it! I added semi precious beads and a whole bunch of sterling silver ballpins/headpins!

Check out the links below to see more statement necklaces made by some really talented jewelry designers who are also having fun with the ABS Blog Carnival!

Nicki's Reef

Mary Harding

Marcie Abney

Kate Clawsons Blog

Sharon's Jewelry Garden

Jen Velasquez

Jeannie's Blog

Islandgirl's Insites

Cindy Gimbrone

Cindy Dolezal Designs Blog

Christine Hansen

Lyn Foley