Monday, October 19, 2009

Lots of New Rondelles

So many fantastic new rondelle crystals in stock. My personal favorites are the Ruby Red Velvet Rondelles. I now have them in 8mm, 10mm and the gorgeous 12mm sizes. You should really check them out.

New Tip: Sometimes less is MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Terriffic Tuesday

Todays tip still concerns crimp beads. A little trick that I use to lock in my ends so they don't come apart is this: I use 2 crimp beads with one swarovski crysl bead between the them. You then thread your stringing wire back through all 3 pieces and crimp. Virtually locks in your ends so they will not come apart!!!

This particular pictures shows where I used 2 crimps and 1 sterling silver bead to lock it in.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Festival Tips and Photos

Here are some photo from a Fesitval I did this weekend and wanted to share some creative ideas for setting an eye catching and inexpensive booth. I bought and entire bolt of sheer material for hardly nothing and used it as a drape for the front of my booth, gives it a totally different look. I also have old cabinet doors with hooks drilled in them for my earring displays and the other things I got at Hobby Lobby at 50% to 75% off. When they aren't being used at Arts and Crafts Fairs, they are decorating my Dining Room!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

3 Tips a Week

I think 3 tips a week is about all I am going to be able to keep up with now. Also wanted to invite any of you jewelry designers to please jump in and add your tips and tricks here anytime at all. I would love to find out jewelers who would like to be interviewed and featured here on my blog. I don't have many followers at this time but am willing to work hard at it. Let me know through my comments here if you are interested in being a featured seller and being interviewed. Would love to chat with you.

Here is one of the necklaces I just created using the findings out of my shop!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday's Tip

Today's jewelry tip involves crimp beads. I absolutely only recommend using sterling silver crimps beads, the silver plated crimp beads will just split apart within just a few weeks of using them. I do believe that using a crimping tool is the best way to fold your crimp bead. When you just flatten them, that gives an opportunity for your wire or cord to slip out, using the crimp tool, folds the crimp back over itself assuring a tight secure hold. Which is after all, what you want on every piece of jewelry that you design.

See You tommorrow!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday's Jewelry Tip and Idea

Starting today I am going to focus on a tip or an idea of the day. Using the findings from my shop, I will give you a picture of something that you can make with those findings and then just a few more ideas of things to make. So here we go with the first of what I hope will be a successful blog.

Today we feature earrings created with 14mm Red Czech Firepolished Crystals, with 4 Leaf Silvertone Beadcaps and Czech Firepolished Rondelles. Notice that I have mixed silver and gunmetal gray just for that doubletake look you want.

This is one pair of earrings where I just didn't feel the need to stack bead caps, but you can for a more dramatic effect. You can also create this same piece and use as a pendant on a chain and have a 3 piece set. Good Luck, please don't hesitate to convo me from my store if you have any questions.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Proud Mama

This is me with my heart in my hands. 4th Grade Graduation and her last day at this particular school. Now you all know where my inspiration comes from...

Friday, May 29, 2009

These Vintage Style Earrings were created using things from my bead shop. Love This Color!!!

Friday Evening Post

Lot's of New Copper Bead Caps to photograph and get listed. Lot's of new inventory to work on. Also have a really good Shipping Special for this weekend only. Purchase 10 or more items and only pay a total of $3.00 for shipping. Must purchase atleast 10 items. (US Residents only)

Made some gorgeous Crystal and Bali Sterling Silver Earrings, but sold them to a wonderful local shop before I could take pictures of them. Will have to remake those tonight probably. Check my other shop. tomorrow some time and see if I was able to make those tonight.

Thank you kindly and have wonderful Friday evening.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

What's New Today

Today, I am just tired. Don't most Moms feel that way. Listed a few new Crystals, which are my all time favorites. Am working on listing new earrings over in my other store. and hoping for just a few sales today.

Welcome to my new followers, I really enjoy reading other blogs and writing here. Enjoy and thanks for the comments.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Alright, today I did get alot of new items in inventory at my shop. Made several new pair of earrings for a local shop and working on new pearl necklace.
My daughter has a friend over right now (they are both 9 years old) and they are trying to dance and I am crying I am laughing so hard. Two very silly Southern girls with new side bangs just cut and they are trying to "moonwalk" and do the "wave". Pretty sure they are not doing them right, but having a ball trying. I remember when I use to giggle like like...
Now, that's a wonderful life...
Just found out that Found Handmade has featured a couple of my little Teady Bears on their blog. How cool is that? Take a look:

It's A New Day

Alright, it's a new day full of promise. I will today try to figure out more about this blogging thing, get new inventory in my store and hopefully make a couple new blogging friends.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ok, Not to bad so far , I think. So far I have uploaded my Store logo, two feature items from my store just added Etsy Mini to my shop. I still have a lot of work to do on this blog but I have really enjoyed today. Lots of new inventory in stock from Trinity Brass, hope to have in the store on Wednesday May 27, 2009. Please be sure to check back and forward my store info or my blog to your friends and other jewelry designers. Thanks so much, Bonnie

Boutique Kitty Sold Already, How About This Springtime Fairy Set??

Brand New Items In Stock from Trinity Brass

Grand Opening Bounty of Beads Blog

Hello and Welcome to Bounty of Beads Blog. I am so excited about being able to share new items and ideas. I am so brand new to blogging that I just don't know where to start. Please be patient with me while I learn and please feel free to offer advise at will. I need all the help I can get.

In the meantime, please take a look at my shop at and let me know if you are looking for anything in particular.