Here - Lemme Show You Some Bead Stuff

UPDATE: Comments have been closed, because REASONS.

Some old bits, some new, but I thought . . . welp, it's been about a year and if you found your way here again after a long time away, I should at least give you something more interesting to look at.

I don't post here as often as I do over at Dispatches From The Atelier. I haven't posted there in some time, but I'm working on improving that. Hoping to step things up over there to twice a week. Wouldn't want to overstay my welcome.

 Some fun multistrand bracelets

Treasure boxes, because there's treasure everywhere.

And some more bracelets. Sluggo is such a great model.

Anyhoo. I promise not to make a habit of this. Cheers and come see me over at the (relatively) new blog!


It's Only Been 2 Years - What'd I Miss?

Hey guys, I'm back - just not . . . here. Got a brand new shiny blog I've had cookin' on the back burner for a little while, and it's kinda sparse at the moment, content-wise, but I'm looking forward to pumping up the volume regularly.  Some of the same old beady shenanigans will be on the agenda, along with some other stuff I like to write about. Like reading, writing, baking, widowhood, fiber arts, fashion doll couture, senior dogs, and retirement, to mention a few. If you like reading about stuff like that, the new blog should be right up your alley.

In a blatant attempt to reel you in, here's a photo collage teaser of what's coming up over there:

There's a lot here to unpack, and wow have I got some stories to tell. Hope to see you there!

Or, alternatively,



Life Comes Atcha Pretty Fast Is What I'm Sayin'

A Bit of the Personal Stash

Everything finds its way to an ending. Same for this bead work blog.

I'm off to explore a thousand other paths & pursuits, and the time has come to wind this up. Since this will be my last post here, I thought I'd do a little tidy-up.  First, some nerdy stats.

  • I've made 590 posts (not counting this one)
  • which have been viewed, variously, over 144K times (!)
  • and I've managed to accumulate 176 followers thru the years,
  • many of whom have fallen away to chase other interests -
  • after all, I've been doing this for over 10 years. 

Now, some not-so-boring stuff.

This has been one of the most personally enriching endeavors for me, and through this platform I've received so much inspiration, friendship, support, and laughter. I hope I was able to give some of that back to at least a few of you out there.  Most especially I'd like to thank everyone involved in the Beaded Journal Project. I learned more in that inaugural year than I ever dreamed possible. I'm not just talking technique, here, either. In particular, my deepest thanks to Robin Atkins - a truly gifted teacher.

Gosh, this has been a ton of fun for me - and I won't swear I'll not be back. Never say never and all that. My final bead work sale will continue until September over on Etsy, and the blog will stay out here in cyberspace for some time to come - comments will be disabled in mid-August, though,
so if there's anything you forgot to tell me . . .

Cheers! I really don't think there'll be more later.


Updates! Updates!! Updates!!!

For the sake of argument, let's imagine my little online Etsy shop and its frantic studio clearance sale has crossed your mind and you asked yourself in an idle moment, "Hey - I wonder how that's going."

Play along and it will go by faster.

Well, pardner, it's going okay but I could sure use more eyeballs on the merchandise, so even if you're not in the market for quality, one-of-a-kind, beautiful beadwork at crazygreat superlow prices, you might know someone who is - so share the info! Link to me here or from my little corner of Etsy or from my Facebook page if you can, 'cause that would just be the bestest thing EVAR.

And thanks!! To everyone who's come by to gander and those folks what saw fit to buy a thing or three,


Now to show off what's still on the virtual shelves:



Cheers, and more later!


OnlyTwo Days Left!

My most fabulous bracelets are about to go away forever -

Now's the time to scoop these up! You will never see their like again!!

Ridiculously low prices on some intensely gorgeous beadwork, particularly the pink one - but I must make room!

And the final listings for the studio clearance are coming - this time it's necklaces!!

Edited To Add:
Just listed over on Etsy !!

More later, for sure.


Final Week!

This, the last week for these gorgeous, intricate, beaded art pieces starts now!

We shall not see their like again for many and many a day to come . . .

Click to Embiggen!

Dropping the prices on these is KILLING ME, but I just have to make room! My tiny house can only hold so much of the fabulous!

Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your casual acquaintances - GO! LOOK! BUY!!


Studio Bracelet Sale!

The CrazyGreatness just goes on and on - and now it's time for the parade of bracelets!
It's totally nuts - $7.50 for a set of three???? Holy kittens!!

So go! Lookie! Buy sumpin!! Help me clean my drawers - so to speak.

More later!!