Wednesday, December 31, 2008

January classes

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Monday, December 22, 2008

CowGirl Christmas

Our Son and his family were here visiting this weekend and Grandma couldn't resist the pink boots and hat and yes... a pink pony that we left home.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Exchange 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Colleen's Angels

What a blast we had in class today, I just had to share some of angels that were made .... great job "Angels"!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Exchange -2008

Saturday was the 2008 Christmas Exchange. Everyone did an outstanding job on all
the hand made gifts. I was lucky enough to get 3 beautiful soldered pieces from Ronna.
Thank you Ronna, I love them and will treasure them.

A Great Big "Thanks" to Margaret and Peter for opening up their BEAUTIFUL .... did I
say BEAUTIFUL???? home to all us crazy girls. The lunch was outstanding and you
just can't find better help than the "house boy" that day. Hey do you rent him out???

Thanks again you two.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Merry Christmas

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Monday, December 1, 2008

Kaitlyn shopping

I just had to give equal time to my granddaughter Kaitlyn, this was her big shopping day outing .

The Newest Jeweler in the Family

Our newest Jeweler in the family. Kaleb was hard at work .... he made 6 projects and his mom made 3

Thanksgiving Kayaking

Our grandson Kaleb went for his first solo kayaking trip with his "Granddad" over Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dec. Classes

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Bead Show

Just a reminder about the Bead Show in December at Cashman Field. Click on the Image to get the details on dates and times.
Hope to see you all there.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

November 08 Classes

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween

I just couldn't resist showing off this picture of my two youngest grandchildren.
Click on the photo to see a larger view.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rings & Things Bead Show

Just wanted to remind everyone about the Bead Show this Friday
that is coming to town. It is a wholesale show but I have tickets
to get you in this year and then next year they will send your invitation
directly to you. If you need a ticket contact me, I have a few left.

Happy Beading

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Bead Healthy Hands

Most people who work and play with their hands have encountered some pain or problems. Join me Saturday, Nov 1st, with our guest speaker Anne Einsohn; a occupational therapist for 35 years & certified hand therapist of 16 years, for a fun and informational gathering to keep your hands bead happy. She will review basic structure of the hand, common problems frequently experienced by beaders, and ways you can keep your hands comfortable, limber, and strong. Anne will try to address any hand-related questions or concerns you may have. I hope we can share techniques and tools for using our hands more easily.
Space is limited, contact Colleen to sign up today!!
Turn you speakers up and enjoy the show .... our hands are truly amazing!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Thank You All

So, last week was my birthday and boy did I get spoiled.
You all did so much for me and I thank you.
For the massage,(can't wait to get it )thank you Jackie & Pat K.
For the manicure & pedicure & bottle of wine & cute Rizzo wine cork; thank you Pat S.
For the music, movies & Starbucks .... thanks Margaret,Peter,Jeane & Sharon
For the great bracelet manderals, thank you Jerry, Colleen, Debbie & June.
For the cute initial necklace and candle and hand painted pansy vase: Thank you Ronna
For the beautiful beaded letter opener and yummy cake; thank you Susan
For all the wonderful stones to make new stuff; thank you Betty
For the beautiful bag that I know took hours & hours of hard work; thank you Caroline
For the "Love" earrings .... thank you again Jackie
For the new inspiration, Silver Art Clay book and note cards; thank you Amanda
and for my new Quick Change handpiece and drill press; thank you Greg
For one of the best BB'Q lunches I have ever had ... thank you Pat S. for bringing everyone lunch
and last but not least .... thanks Colleen for the super yummy Texas Sheet Cake
I know if my cousin could have fit it in her luggage she would have taken it home.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

New Silver Vendor

I found a pretty good vendor for silver clasps and thought I would share it with everyone.
They have no min. and are selling wholesale to anyone. I ordered several pieces last week
to check them out as far as shipping and my ordered arrived in less than a week.

Try them out, I have added them to my favorite vendor list on the right side of the blog.
just scroll down and click on it:

Monday, September 15, 2008

Mini Vacation

Greg and I took our annual mini vacation to St. George Utah this weekend. It is such a beautiful place, if you haven't gone yet I strongly recommend that you do. We always book tickets to the local theater Tuacahn, it is a great outdoor venue where the red mountains are used as part of the back drop for the plays. 
We saw Big River Friday night and then saw Le Misarables on Saturday night, both shows were great.
We also took our folding bikes that we bought about 10 years ago in London and took a couple of nice bike rides. We always get funny looks and questions about our bikes so I thought I would share them with you. They fold up to just about the size of the wheel and fit into a regular size suitcase.
Very cool, click on the photo for a closer look.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Great Deals

Do you like to try new restaurants and want a good value as well???
I found this site on the Internet that I wanted to share with you.
Click on the link below
I bought $80.00 worth of gift certificates to our local resturants and only paid $9.30
Normally the gift certificates run $3-$10 but with a labor day sale they were under $2.
What a Deal!!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Pat-Nap Caper

Last night Jackie and I kidnapped Pat K. for an early birthday outing. Pat had told me months ago that she had never seen a play ... well that is all it took for me to get the heist underway.
I picked Pat up and drove her to Sam's Town where she thought we might be playing Bingo and having dinner .... but noooo,
we waited at the Shuttle bus stop when just seconds later the "Creative Cat Mobil" picked us up. Jackie's husband charlie was driving us down to the strip to drop us off at the beautiful Venetian Hotel/Casino. We had dinner and I had to sneak away to pick up our tickets for The Phantom Of The Opera. It was wonderful!!! I think we really surprised Pat and we all enjoyed the show, we all left there humming the music of the night. Took a wild taxi ride back to Sam's Town to pick up my car to get us home.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

September Classes

Friday, August 15, 2008

I Win .... AGAIN

Today Jackie, Pat K. and I went to the Big Bingo room again, I wore my lucky necklace
"Ask, Receive,Believe .... and Jackie made me this great lucky Bingo bracelet ..... don't know
which one is responsible this time but ..... $50.00 richer again....
Thanks Jackie

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

August Classes

Monday, July 28, 2008

Making your own headpins

Thought some of you might like to try making your own headpins, they are really simple to do.
Click on the video below to learn more.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Saturday Night- Strip Night

What a great time Jackie and I had last night when we went to see "LOVE".
It was really quirky and fun just like the Beatles, lots of color and the music
takes you back to the 60's. Thanks to my hubby Greg for buying us the tickets.
Great seats by the way.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Friday Night -Concert Night

I'm in Portland Oregon visiting family and it was "girls night out" for the Toby Keith concert

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

21 years and Still Going Strong

I have always loved this song, so I dedicate it to my husband today on our 21st wedding anniversary.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

July Classes

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Saturday Night- Concert Night


Sunday, June 8, 2008

Saturday Night "Strip Night"

Get your mind out of the gutter ... Greg and I went down to the strip last night and saw Danny Gans ... if you haven't seen it yet you are missing one of the best show in Las Vegas

Monday, June 2, 2008

Beading Blues???

Whew!! The Bead Shows have come and gone, I went to 3 of them and it really does get the creative juices going. It was great to see so many of you there, I hope you all found wonderful treasures. I know when I first started going to bead shows it was overwhelming, all the colors all the pearls all the bling. I bought everything I loved and thought about each piece I would make as soon as I got home. Most of the time I would forget one of the most important components to my jewelry ..... the findings. The clasps, the jump rings the chain the head pins, eyepins, 3 hole connectors, bead tips crimp beads ..... you see where I am going??Well if you have forgotten something at the bead show don't freak out, Beads Findings & Jewelry is having a special discount just for you.
All sterling silver .... 5% off
All other metals ..... 20% off
I went in on Saturday after the show and bought 1200 crystals .... she now has in so many beautiful colors in both 3mm &4mm
Don't forget to tell her I sent you.
Beads Findings & Jewelry
4001 S. Decatur S-8 (Located on the NW corner of Decatur& Flamingo)
Las Vegas Nevada 89103
Phone: 871-8450

Monday, May 26, 2008

June Classes

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Can't beat this price for crystals

If you haven't been to this bead store yet, hurry and get down there. The owner of the store is Hortencia, she is about
as friendly as they come. She has such wonderful and unusual beads from all over the world.
She currently has the best prices in town on crystals. The 4mm crystal are now $4.99 per 100, you can't beat
that price even at a wholesale bead show. No min. required. Please go visit and remember to tell her I sent you.

Beads Findings & Jewelry
4001 S. Decatur #S-8
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Phone: 871-8450
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30- 6pm
Sat. 10:30 - 5pm
Sun. 12P - 4 pm

Always call before making a trip on a Holiday for hours.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Beads Or Bust

Next week kicks off all the 2008 Las Vegas summer bead shows. I will list the ones that are open to the public, but if you have a business license, there are a few more you can go to.

The Bead Renaissance Show at the Palace Station: May 30th-June 1st/hours Friday & Sat. 10-6 Sunday 10-5 (FREE)
The Whole Bead Show at Alexis Park Hotel: May 30th-June 1/hours: Friday & Sat. 10-6 Sunday Noon -5pm $5.00 admission
Gem & Jewelry Show at Cashman Center: May 30th - June 1/hours:Friday noon-6pm, Sat 10-6, Sun. 11-5 $7.00 admission

I have a 4 free tickets to the Cashman show if anyone would like them, let me know - I can pop them in the mail for you.

Hope to see some of your there

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Saturday Night- Concert Night

Last night was the Eddie Money concert. Great concert, Eddie really knows how to get his fan going, we totally enjoyed it.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Bead Butler

Summer is just around the corner and I know a lot of you will be traveling for vacations. I always take my beadwork with me and bead in the car (changing gears can be tricky)
Keeping your beads from bouncing around is something I used to fight with until I bought this travel case about 5 years ago.
This is called the Bead Butler, its really nice because the wells are shallow and the beads stay in place when the top is closed even if you turn it upside down. (Click on the picture to see a closer view)

They are only $12.00 and well worth the price. Cut and paste the link below in your browser

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

May Classes