Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Thanksgiving has come and gone. Went to Arizona to visit family, drank too much, smoked too much. Came home, hosted a class with Claudia Trimbur-Pagel and learned tons! She is a great instructor and even though I was gritting my teeth until the very end about having enough peeps for the class, it all worked out in the end.
Isn't it gorgeous? She gave me a necklace very similar to the one in the photo...
Now it's getting so close to Christmas, I have maybe two gifts so far, no Christmas tree and I'm running out of time. Sigh.
Just about 9 weeks or so till we go back to Hawaii... I cannot wait. I've got an urge to get on a plane and go anywhere at this point. I just want to go!
Anyway, I hope you are doing well and celebrating *your* holiday whatever it may be. I will wish you all a Mele Kalikimaka.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Stay tuned though, I will probably list them on my website... just to ease the pain.
I met lots of fun peeps though! For example.. Lori & Kim! Gorgeous and addicting murrini!
JC Herrell... my inspiration for the new design...
Charlotte! My favorite seed bead vendor at Garden of Beadin'
My friend Judy Carlson (jujee beads) with her booth neighbor Noeleke
The beautiful Leah Fairbanks...
I have more pics on the camera! Will post more about the show later! I was really good and didn't hardly spend anything! I usually go full tilt and spend way too much... this time I was good! Well, I did buy some crystals and lucite but I let Jeff pay for that... isn't that nice of me! =)
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Here are some new beads I've been making. I totally enamored with them. I hope the buyers love them as much as I do!
If you're in the area, BABE is the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza... I'm one of 256 or so vendors there. My table number is
416. Hope to see you there! BABE!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Six days and counting... for some reason I don't feel so panicked about it. I suppose I have learned that you do what you do and if it's not enough then there's not much you can do except try harder the next time.
I am also just looking forward to leaving town... I used to get so home sick... now I look forward to going off and meeting new peeps and seeing the people that I only get to see away from home. =)
My table number is 416 for those of you showing or shopping... if you're an LE member please let me know... I'd love to meet you!
Oh... just in case you have no idea what I'm talking about... BABE is the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza in Oakland at the Convention Center on November 12 & 13th...
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
So, all I have to do is sell some beads... I'm gonna list beads on my PrimaDonnaBeads.com website tomorrow... They'll be cheaper for you that way... no listing fees and Etsy cut... get it?? So stayed tuned and here's a little peekie peek at what I'm going to list...
Sunday, October 23, 2011
So, I wake up this morning, yawn, and turn the laptop on to check my email... and what do I find?
Little ol' me is a featured blogger on Bloggers.com, yup! I opened my email account and see I have a flood of emails congratulating me. Lots of friend requests too. I get to add a new badge to my blog here now... So, thank you Bloggers.com and to all the people who took the time out of their day to send me a note!
I'm working a bead show right now at the Veteran's Memorial Bldg., in Culver City... it ends at 5. But just in case you can't make it... here's my table.
Happy Sunday everybody!!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
There are other types of things you can do, like what we did on August 5, 2006. I gave a bead to my hubby and told him I wanted it to go to Murano, Italy and then back home to me here in California. It's called a Travel Bug. So, he tagged up my bead and dropped it off to start it on it's way. It took my bead 4 years and 8 months to get to Murano. Italy. It traveled 19667.9 miles before it landed in my house this afternoon. A kind man from Mesa, AZ dropped it into a mailbox and sent it home to me before it could be picked up and sent away even further (most likely) away from home. Lampwork Bead TB (Travel Bug) started it's journey in California before heading to Virginia, Georgia, Italy (several times), Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Monaco, France, California, Arizona, and finally back in California. I'm going to start a scrap book for it.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
He really was fantastic.
Right now I'm getting ready for 3 shows and 4 workshops in the next 4 months... Also, my baby sister is getting married, so Vegas! Here I come! One day in, the next day out, then I leave for Hawaii the following day... I may set up a cot in LAX.
Here's a preview of what I'm making for the Hawaii show:
Cherry Blossoms, super cute! Aloha!
Monday, July 18, 2011
On Sunday, we went to the Ukulele Festival across the street from the condo, so we didn't have to deal with finding a place to park... Yay! We saw a couple of booths set up with the most amazing musical instruments and even one set up with how they are made. Truly amazing and definitely an art in itself.
Today was paddle boarding! OMG! So much fun! Kahana Stream with Wendy our instructor then actually getting to catch some baby waves in the little bay after... I can totally see why surfers surf! I actually caught a little wave while I was out there and it was a total rush! I know, I am a total geek but it really was so much fun!
Monday, July 11, 2011
Just the first 9 photos are taken with my Nikon D3100... It's going to be awesome to take with me on our trip to Hawaii in just 5 days!
PrimaDonnaBeads' photostream on Flickr.
New camera pics!