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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all of you followers and readers out there, my heart felt wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving and joyous holiday season.  I am thankful to have crossed paths with each and every one of you.  Thank you for allowing me to be part of your lives and your art, and thank you for your support of City Beads.  I hope to see you soon!

Monday, November 22, 2010

New Stuff!

OK, gang.  The camera is down, but I still remember how to write.  All kinds of new things have arrived.  Just in -- beautiful new clasps from Germany.  My favorite is the clasp of two joined hands that closes with a magnetic closure. We've also received resin  flowers in beautiful sorbet like colors, sparkling Chinese crystal rondelles and Czech glass buttons.  And while all this is going on, I've completed (almost) four new original designs.  I hate to brag, but it's really nice to have your own store when you need to find just the right bead . . .  Pictures will follow as soon as I get the old photo studio up and running! 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I'd rather be Beading

When I got home from work today (the job that pays for the beads) there was much work yet to do.  It was when I was talking to a dear friend about advertising for the store, while at the same time cooking boiled chicken for the dog (stop laughing) and ordering wonderful new clasps online and trying to get my son out of the shower and into bed so he'll get up on time tomorrow, and realizing I haven't blogged yet this week, and, and, and, and . . .  Hmmm.  I think I'd rather be beading!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Sneak Peak

For those who haven't come to visit, here's a sneak peak at the 11/0's (over 1,000 colors) and 15/0's (over 500 colors) in stock today!


So many beads . . . so little time!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Farfalle Beads

Just In!  These wonderful little beads are made in the Czech Republic.  My favorites, of course, are the metallics -- anything that looks like gold, silver or bronze works for me!  They work great in Ndebele, spiral rope and as an element in fringe.  Of course, anything with a metallic finish is good as an embellishment bead in my book.


Of course, for those of you who love color -- oh the choices!  And with an AB finish, no less!



Come for a visit and see the new farfalle beads!