September 29, 2007

Beading Daily Update

Michelle from Beading Daily is absolutely wonderful. Not only did she read my e-mail about the broken link over the weekend, but she responded personally to me and also responded in my blog. Thanks Michelle.

To see my bracelet and many other beautiful bead crochet jewelry items please visit this link

Beading Daily

So, I was on the Beading Daily website and they were looking for people who did bead crochet. So I submitted my name and the link to my Etsy store. About a week later I received an e-mail newsletter that they had an article about bead crochet, so I went to have a look. When I clicked on the gallery link - lo and behold - there was my Denim Crochet Bracelet. Next to it was a clickable link of my name (not my shop name), so of course I clicked. It let to Etsy and.....AN ERROR MESSAGE! I sent them an e-mail, but at 11:00 on a Friday night I don't know how much of a response I should hope for. I'm very disappointed. It was going to be my first promotion outside of Etsy. Oh, well - at least I saw it.

September 26, 2007

Fringe Bracelet

I’m going to be listing this bracelet in my shop later today. It has a seed bead base strung on beading wire. Then I wove beads in between each of the seed beads working my way down one end of the bracelet and then turning around and working my way back up. I then went down the length of the bracelet one more time for a total of 3 passes. If you want a bracelet that is not as dense you just don’t make so many passes down the bracelet.

I learned this technique on
Beadwork on the forums. Last year it was discussed many times sometimes as Fringe Bracelet, sometimes as Cha-Cha Bracelet and sometimes as Urchin Bracelet.

My husband and sons can’t believe that I’m going to list this bracelet. They say it too big and beady. Men, what do they know? I made one of these in brown last year for a friend after she saw one and she loved it. I would love opinions from women, after all, they are who I designed it for!

September 25, 2007


Do you love to read? I do. And I love using a bookthong instead of a scrap of paper or a piece of junk mail. These are great because they are as thin as a piece of cord so they fit nice and snug inside the book and the beads on the end keep them from getting pulled out.

They also do double duty in my house. One of my cats, Emma (tabby in my profile photo), is the anti-literacy cat. If I am lying down with a book, she likes to get in between my face and the book. If I move the book closer to my face, she climbs over the book to get closer to my face. This is where the bookthong comes in. If I hold the book in my right hand and dangle the bookthong with my left hand Emma gets interested in swatting at the bookthong and I can read my book.

NOTE:The bookthongs I sell in my Etsy shop are not the ones that Emma plays with. She plays with the ones I have for my personal use only.

September 24, 2007


Hi. Welcome to my blog. I will spend most of my time here talking about jewelry making - beading, bead crochet and chainmaille and also about my adventures of trying to get a shop going on Etsy. I am in the process of getting together some of my favorite links - the places where I learned most of the techniques I use.

The earrings below were listed in my shop a few days ago. They really are a lot of fun. I have a pair myself that I wear at least 3-4 times a weak. They are nice and lightweight and go with almost anything. These are made from a chainmaille weave known as Shaggy Loops or Flip Flop weave - How can they not be fun with names like that?

Morning Sky Jewlery