Tuesday, December 29, 2009

love the polaroids!

but i don't have polaroid film anymore, so now i use poladroid or rollip on the internet! you can make any photo look like it was a polaroid, that's fun!

happy new year! i've got so many fun things up my sleeves, i can't wait for january to begin! working on some new things for the bead gallery - definitely more "start 'n takes" and more dvds! any requests? let me know! i'm working on wire hearts right now!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

luv the holidaze!

love the holidays!
we can't get enough of the christmas spirit!
luv to all of you!! jamie

Friday, December 18, 2009

snowgirl pin

so cute! doreen made these holiday pins with a combo of swarovski christmas trees, a jujubead and a charm! She whipped out 4 of these in one sitting, and a handful of cell phone charms too!

who are her lucky friends?

we have more pin samples in the store - embellish away! They're only a dollar!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

christmas cupcake wellness

this month we have 2 cupcake wellness events, and we just did the first of two, last night! ali took some photos to show you just exactly what goes on at a bead gallery cupcake wellness event!

first you will have a mini reading with stephen (he's behind the screen for your privacy), where he will assist you in choosing a word that is meaningful to you!

next, amanda and i help you select a necklace or bracelet style, and gemstones that resonate with your energy. sometimes, it's a gem to give you a boost in areas that need help, other times it's a stone that will remind you of qualities that you already have!

michelle is busily stamping out customized charms, many with teeny symbols like a heart, leaf, lotus, spiral, or whatever she feels best complements your word!
jo ann is one of my most skilled wire workers, and here she is wrapping the beads onto the jewelry for the finishing touch.

we hope you will wear this home feeling in touch with your spirit, present in the moment and reflective on the quality of your life.

at the very least, you got a darned nice piece o' jewelry!
luv, jamie

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

sandy's teeny charmies

My friend, sandy, made these in Cathy's Teeny Charms class. This was her first experience with art clay, and I was amazed with her pieces. fyi: the ball on the right is her baby bead, made with her leftover clay!

I'm so proud of her! I may even try to steal one - love the leaf charm!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

jeff barber beads

our little jeffie, such a talented beadmaker! just kidding, he's not that little.. i just was flashing back to family circle :) oh, my age is showing!

but he IS a talented beadmaker, and i love his style. not only does he make great beads with an asian flair- he's a very nice and kind man - reminds me of Calvin Orr, our main bead gallery beadmaker and my unofficial stepdad. i digress, thanks to my cough syrup with codeine.

my point is, we have a Jeff Barber trunk show going on at the store, so come and see his beads. touch them, enjoy his artistry, and be in wonder how someone can take glass to the point of miniature art. can't buy one? it's okay, admiration is fine, too!

how long will we have them? until they run out, or until christmas eve-ish.

me n' jeffie

Thursday, December 3, 2009

2 things i love

.. michelle's off the cuff jewelry and my cutie pie husband, jason!

i love how michelle whips up stuff at the end of the day, or when a customer has a request for a new design. me? i want to sit down and stare at nothing. hee hee. michelle? she'll make some new jewelry samples for the store! everyone, make sure to say "thank you" for me, in case I don't tell her enough :)