Friday, October 30, 2009


So one day probably like two years ago, I needed some dijon mustard for a new recipe. I found the most intriguing packaging at the grocery store and had to buy this particularly mustard. The mustard turned out to be good but the packaging, oh the packaging!

I recently unearthed another one hiding in my fridge. *shudder*
But yay for recycling and reusing!

So check them out! They are my new little vases! They only cost me about $3 each. Woot!

Monday, October 26, 2009

I've been BAAAD

Not really. hee hee. But my pin is. I made this pin on Friday! Click the picture to see it in the shop!

I also took Young Master Beads to an event called "Trunk or Treat" at my church. Essentially, people decorate their cars and then give out candy from them. It's a little safer than trick or treating through neighborhoods, non? Plus Young Master Beads and I helped sort the candy last week so we had to go! Here is his makeshift pirate costume. I'm pretty happy with it!

Friday, October 23, 2009

"You'll shoot your eye out, kid"

If you know that movie line, then you'll get where I'm going.

These are hilarious. I don't even send holiday cards and I think I just might do it this year to send these out. Available here

If you want to know what I'm talking about, check out more about this
cult classic

Sold my first ornament!

Yay! I'm so excited guys! I sold my first ornament! I have another idea that I may do as ornament or as a necklace. I actually had the idea last year but never got around to doing it because I was not very good at using my jewelers saw then. My how times change! Yay for learning!

Super excited! Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Beads in the Belfry Jewelry All Year Long?!?!

Look I know you all want to have at least 12 pieces of jewelry from me but in case you're not quite there yet, I have an alternate solution...

If you want to stare at my stuff all year long, be my guest! I was playing around and made this calendar for myself. I figured, what the hey, if you want one, you can get one too!


In other news, it occurred to me that dudes might not love getting their cuff links in flowery pink tins so I created some more subdued labels for them and changed the packaging a bit.

His and Hers

What do you think?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Forgive me Blogger for I have sinned

It has been 3 weeks since my last post. So much has gone on! The run down:

I went to Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair. It was awesome. Met some great sellers and got reacquainted with some great sellers I'd met last year. Here is a little montage to those sellers I had a chance to speak with. They are all wonderful!

1. Abitabite - I had to give my friend from church heads up before we went into her stall. lol. Fun pin cushions!
2. HomeSweet - Fab home goods! I bought some fabric & loved these chairs they had recovered. Sweet couple!
3. BlockPartyPress - Cool lady! Had some awesome One of A Kind pieces for sale. Want to scoop one up later.
4. Figs & Ginger - Such a sweet gal withlovely pieces! She gave me some helpful advice on metalsmithing too!
5. TheHandofFatima - Fab lady. Fab pieces! I feel like I'm at home in when I speak with her. New York stand up!

I've been on a serious decorating kick and bought the coolest lamp....

...and recovered a couple of chairs with awesome fabric.

I went on my first preschool field trip. Farm. Pumpkins. And the potty training is going really well. Success!

Last but not least, I finally got back to making some new things and these are what I came up with and I'm actually selling them instead of hoarding them for myself! That's progress my friends.

The Duchess Ring
Fallen Leaves Ring
Now if I could only get the hang of this blogging thing...