Tuesday, February 22, 2011

101 beads for BOC!

Today I'm shipping out 101 beads to Beads of Courage! Beads of Courage is a program for children with serious illnesses, helping them through their steps to recovery!

For the month of February Studio Marcy is having a great incentive to get more lampworkers to send in beads! You can Win a GTT Cricket Torch! There's only a few days left so hustle up!!

Lampworkers aren't the only ones that can help though! You can Go Shopping or Donate Now on the BOC website. You can get all the info you need by clicking on the info tabs at the top of the page.

Here's what I'm sending! I hope these create smiles on their little faces!!




Saturday, February 19, 2011

My Etsy on Vacation

I'll be putting my Etsy on Vacation Mode for a couple months since my husband and I are moving out of state. I'm hoping to re-open mid April if all goes well. I can still check convos and emails so if you need to contact me don't hesitate!

Thank you and cross your fingers for us!

XD Janel

Monday, February 14, 2011

Announcing the winner!

It's time to announce the winner of the Glow in the Dark Eyeball Skeleton Key!

For those of you who are new to my giveaways, this is how it's done...

..I write everyone's name on a piece of paper and cut them up...



..then each piece of paper gets wadded up.. and thrown!



Then my super cool and fun kitty cat, Maynard, goes and picks one out...



..and brings it to me so we can see who it is!





The winner is.... CRYSTAL!!!
Congratulations Crystal! I will be contacting you!

Even though his job was done, Maynard insisted on playing a game of tug-of-war! He's so cute!







Thanks for playing everyone!
Happy Valentines Day!

Glow Glass Treasury!

One of my beads was included in a sweet treasury, Glow Glass Artists Treasury I curated by the glow glass, mix master GlowJoe himself! Check out all the glowing eye candy others have made with Glow Glass!



Happy Valentines Day everyone and thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Vote! Fire Divas Quarterly Jewelry Challenge

All of the entries for the most recent Fire Divas Quarterly Jewelry Challenge are really cool! I know just how tough it's going to be to vote for "That Special Bead."

Voting poll is on the right of the Fire Divas blog.


Our first entry is a beautiful necklace featuring a bead by Ashlyn Design and some stunning wire work:

Entry #1


In The Garden





Designer Info: Scott Bjorge. Gallery 
Designer's Description: As we enter the heart of winter it is nice to think of our beautiful Spring gardens to escape the cold and snow. This lovely focal bead by Ashlyn Design inspires that feeling with it's blend of an array of lovely colors. Designed with a sterling silver 's' hook accented with two more beads from Ashlyn Design brought around to the front to become part of the design.





In The Garden


Our second entry is also an "eye catching" necklace featuring an eye bead by Holly's Folly and natural and metallic beads.

Entry #2




Eye of Horus focal



Designer Info: Michelle Plumb Gallery Contact: maplumb1 {at} wowway (dot) com
Designer's Description: Eye of Horus necklace, with focal by Holly Dare of Holly’s Folly and eye murrini from Janel Dudley Beads. I’m fascinated by ancient Egyptian history, so this bead called me immediately. The necklace was made with Holly’s Eye of Horus focal, graduated lapis lazuli rondelles, turquoise rounds and gold-plated rounds. Fit for a Pharaoh!


Eye of Horus necklace








Entry #3 is rich with silver and glass baubles from Janel Dudley Beads


Entry #3






Designer Info: Mary Elam / Stella's Blossoms
Designer's Description:  Boro Blues is inspired by the beautiful blue fire within each of these lovely beads by Janel Dudley. The brilliant shades of blue and aqua truly radiate goodness from within. Each Boro bead is accented with Bali Sterling silver beadcaps. I've included my favorite Bail sterling silver focal bead in a unique oval shape to compliment the design. Swarovski crystals add extra sparkle. A thai silver toggle closure is included.








Our fourth entry is a double spiral of Swarovski crystals with a hollow heart by Holly's Folly. 

Entry #4



Twisted Heart

Designer Info: Gretchen Coats Etsy Blog  Gallery
Designer's Description:  This 24" necklace is made up of close to 600 3mm swarovski crystals in a double spiral. The Focal bead is made by Holly of Holly's Folly Glass, and the crystals and seed beads match the blue and pink of the focal bead perfectly! Heart is actually hollow, and upon closer inspection you can see 


the smaller beads run through the center of it!






Twisted Heart detail





Our fifth and final entry mixes pearls, crystals, pressed glass and seed beads with a floral focal from Holly's Folly .


Entry #5


Romance in pink collage

Designer Info: Helen Aresik / Helen's Atelje
Designer's Description:  Romance in pink. This design is based and inspired on the beautiful and wonderful, handmade lampwork bead made by Holly's Folly. When I look at the Focal bead I think of a beautiful garden with pink flowers. I’ve chosen beads and other findings to match the pink and green tones in the focal bead. I made some beaded beads myself with pink beads with a green bead inside, inspired of the deep green color inside the focal bead. I also used chain and findings in sterling silver, some swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls and other glass beads and leaves. The necklace is 80 cm long excl. the pendant, which is 10,5 cm. The focal bead is almost 4 cm long. The bracelet is 21 cm long and the earrings are 3 cm long without the earhook.






Romance in pink





Voting: Please vote once on the right side of the Fire Divas blog. Voting poll will be up for one week. Winners will be announced shortly after the polls are closed on the Fire Divas Glass Bead Blog





Thursday, February 10, 2011

Vacation/Moving Sale

In a few days I will be putting my Etsy on vacation mode for a couple months. My husband and I are moving out of state soon! During this time I will be concentrating on packing, painting and all the other back breaking work that's involved.

I'm having a 30% Off Sale! (Use Coupon Code 30SALE) Returning customers always get an additional 10% off! (10% refund will be
made through Paypal.) Take advantage of the sale while you can!



BTW :) I've also decided if nobody mobs up on my Glow in the Dark Eyeballs Necklace then I will be declaring it mine!!! I just can't help myself!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Treasury by Maybeads!

Here's Winter Brights from the Fire Divas made by Maybeads! A fun and cheerful treasury to start our day off right!



Maybeads makes the cutest beads that always puts a smile on my face. Here, take a look. I bet you'll start smiling too!

Leon the Love Cat


Green Hippo Large Hole Lampwork Bead


Have a great day everyone!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Treasuries X's 3!

I found out this morning that my lampwork beads have been included in three treasuries!! Whoohoo! Here they are! Thanks for looking!

NIGHT LIGHT by Gerean




I'm So Ready For Sprouts! by studiololo2





Fire Divas Pretty in Pink! by ahouston

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Valentines Giveaway!

To celebrate Valentines Day I will be giving away this Glow in the Dark Eyeball Skeleton Key necklace!



There's one way to win!

Go to the Fire Divas Etsy page on our blog, pick a favorite and leave a comment about it below! CLICK HERE This changes about once a week for your viewing pleasure!

One entry per person

Sign up ends February 12! Winner will be picked on the 13th and announced on the 14th! Last but most definitely not least, Maynard the worlds coolest cat will be picking the winner! Good luck everybody!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

My lucky day!

I can't believe my luck! I've been featured in a couple more treasuries!

The first one is Love and whimsy at the seashore curated by BellaFrog. I love the look and feel of this, it reminds my of a Spring day at the beach! You know when it's foggy and chilly in the morning then clears/warms up in the afternoon.




The next one is sea blue done by nurlu. A beautiful blue treasury that has some really cool Etsy items! This blue tone is my most favorite color and I really like the Cotton Fabric Headband!



I want to share the love so let's take a look at their shops and find some favorites!



I love this bright and cheerful Valentine, Easter and spring wreath made by Bella Frog. This would cheer up any grouchy person!





I would totally wear this Hand crochet Lariat Scarf made by nurlu. I'm not normally a flower wearing person but I would love to wear this with a gray spaghetti strapped dress!

Thanks for looking!
Janel

In a Etsy Treasury!

This morning a set of my lampwork beads were added to a beautiful blue treasury on Etsy! Here is "I've Got the Winter Blues" curated by SoapGarden.



Let's take a look at something blue from SoapGarden Here's some Sea Glass Soap. Hey! That's a couple of my favorite things, the sea and of course glass, and I just love the description she added!



Thanks for looking!
Janel

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Pre-moving Sale!

Since I will be moving out of the state I will be putting my Etsy in Vacation Mode in a couple weeks. Now is the time to take advantage of my Pre-moving Sale!

In addition to taking 20% off (coupon code 20PERC) I'm adding FREE SHIPPING! Shipping discount has been applied for your convenience!

A LINK TO MY ETSY!

Thank you for looking!