Saturday, July 10, 2010

random feature

Unfortunately it looks like my custom order is fizzling out.  I have someone interested in my Craigslist posting, but she wants to negotiate the price.  I'm a little annoyed because I already took $15 off, and I'm giving a good deal for the shipping as well.  I offered to go a little bit lower.  We'll see what she thinks.  In better news, I sold two bracelets to my grandma today!  She has four of my bracelets now. :) I have a custom request from an old friend here, too, that I'll be able to work on later this month and get to her in person when I'm back here in a few weeks.  We did go to Bead Heaven this afternoon, which was pretty nice, but they didn't have anything that was on my current "to buy for projects I already have in mind" list.  So my mom and I ended up back at Briolette this afternoon, which is one of the two stores that I typically frequent in the Chicago area, and I got most of what I needed.  I've been planning an Art Beads order sometime this month.  I'd still like to refill a couple delica colors, but I'm in good shape for everything else.  I like to buy things in bead shops or other local stores when I can.  As I'm sure most of you can relate to, though, this isn't always possible.  It's nice when it is!

My mom found a new stash of buttons recently, which I went through this weekend.  I'm planning to take pictures of my new buttons and new beads sometime this next week.

Now onto the random feature.  I can't believe that I haven't done one of these since May!  For those who are relatively new followers of my blog, random features include Etsy items that I enjoy that don't fit into any of the categories that I frequently feature like leaves.  Enjoy!

Black Peyote on Pear Silk String Bracelet or Choker by SandFibers

Sugar and Spice Vintage Mother of Pearl Brooch by saphira

Mummy Duck and Baby in Blue - Eco-Friendly, Recycled Greeting Card with Envelope by RUBYrecycled

handmade necklace bright buttons, pvc, beads whimsical series 6 by frankideas

Cha Cha Chimes Lampwork and Sterling Bracelet by AshlynDesign

Mint Green-Silver Beaded Circle Necklace by adri33

Daisy Patch Green Beadwork Cuff by sagescupboard


  1. Briolette Beads is the sister store to Caravan in Chicago. They were the store who had delica beads in blush white ab for my July challenge entry...the one I couldn't finish in time because I ran out of beads. Caravan in Chicago has lots of delicas. I am grateful for their wonderful service. EBW team member Hannah Rachel Rosner teaches at these shops when she is in the area. I'm looking forward to seeing your new "goodies".

  2. I just sent you an e-mail reply, Karen. :) I'm so glad that Caravan was able to help you out!

  3. Love how colorful the feature is!

  4. I love your random features...lots of fun items :)

  5. nice that you got to visit family. I'm seeing my mom today, and we're going to CHOCOLATE exhibit! This should be fun - heard good things about the exhibit!

  6. Thanks Beth and Edi! Have fun Deb! :)

  7. Thanks for including my little peyote-on-a-string piece here, Rose :)

  8. I just discovered your great blog and am so glad I did! Thank you so much for including my ChaCha Bracelet here—I love all the other great designs you featured too! *Ü*

  9. You're very welcome, Carol!

    Thanks for checking out my blog, Lori! I'm off to check out your blog now as well. You're very welcome! I'm glad that you enjoyed the feature. :)


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