Stephanie B's Creative Designs

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Today is am important day!! My Etsy store is now open. Enjoy browsing and pick up a gift for yourself or someone else..

Friday, June 19, 2009

Good News!!

Good News, almost have my Etsy shop ready to open. Been working around the clock to make enough jewelry pieces to open the doors... Just finished some key rings. I am going to add the pictures before I am done with this blog. Tonight, I will finally be done with putting all my Mothers beads away. Away, but not to far away. I can still see them and I am having fun mixing them with my polymer beads. Her odd ball beads, I have listed on Ebay, diamonzone0808 is my dealer number if you want to go look. So far, I have 1 large lot of the beads out there. I kept most of my Mothers beads. But I got to tell you, some of the beads I put out of Ebay are butt ugly!! Sorry Mom, I know you loved all your beads, the pretty ones and the UGLY beads!!! OK, just watch for my opening. I will let you all know. Enjoy the picture of the new key rings....

Sunday, June 14, 2009

It's my Birthday !!

Thank you to everyone for wishing me a Happy Birthday!!My best friend, Mary took me out to breakfast and then she took me to a bead store called Ship Wreck Beads here in Wa state. Oh my gosh, it must have had 2 million dollars worth of beads in there. It took us 4 hours just to walk all over the store. I thought my Mother left me alot of beads... This is the store that my Mother bought most of her beads from..My friend told me to pick out what I wanted and then she paid for it all! Then she took me to Joannes for a shopping trip there.I enjoyed myself immensley.. This has been one of my very BEST BIRTHDAYs in years!!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

It's a new day !

I am still putting all my mothers beads away!! She has little tiny,tiny beads up to Giant beads. I don't know just yet, what I am going to do with all of these beads. Thought about selling them on e bay. I did put some of the odd beads on e bay and they didn't sell. I might try to sell them on etsy. As I continue to go through each box I am finding strange beads. I keep saying, out loud to my Mom, "O.K. Mom, where did you find this bead??, it is butt ugly"!! My Mother, rest her soul, belonged to a beading club. The group of ladies, would make trips to different bead shops in different areas, as a group and purchase beads. These ladies would all go to lunch together once a week and each would bring a special bead for every lady at lunch. I found a big box full of these little 2" bags full of 5 to 10 different beads. there were hundreds of the little bags. None of them matching. I guess I will have several grab bags of beads to sell.

I have been working very hard to learn to make a few canes. About 1 in 3 turn out well enough to maybe sell. The canes that don't turn out, will make lovely beads. No waste of clay there. I have been working hard to get an inventory built to start my etsy store. It has been real fun making a few pieces. I have been making key chains the last few nights. Soon I will have pictures to show you.

Speaking of pictures, That was the most frustrating thing I have gone through lately. Every picture that I took of my jewelry wouldn't turn out. I then was reminded, on how I take pictures of my Ebay items and the edit them on the computer. Well duh, do it the same way, and voila. Perfect pictures!