My goodness! What a gloomy day here at the Jersey shore! A great day for creativity and catching up on little things around the house that we avoid doing. Tomorrow, is suppose to be a picture perfect day so I'll spend the day tomorrow outside and with friends.
For now I have a new event to announce (this is one of those catch up things!) I'm great at creating and not so with writing...
Come visit me if you're in the area...
Brielle Craft Fair 2013
17 Acre Brielle Park
Corner of Union Lane and South Street
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Rain or Shine
The old saying with this show is...it never rains on Brielle Day!
It's actually funny...it has rained but it stops nobody! The customers just walk around with their boots, coats and umbellas! Ya, gotta love them!
I have been very involved with bangles this year...so beware! There will be many to choose!
Shooting Stars Bangle
The moon, stars (little dots of fine silver) rolling ocean and black sky!
The focal bead is a lampwork bead created with molten glass and torch, then put in a kiln for durability. This bead was created individually by a glass artist.
If you are in the area of Ocean Grove, NJ plan to attend this craft show! I have been a vendor and customer for years at this fantastic show. This year I will be on of the vendors so please stop by and give me a shout out! I will have a banner on top of my canopy with ~ To Be Me Jewelry ~ on it.
Why is it I wait to order supplies until I'm practically out of whatever I need??? Oh my, oh my...this my beadheads puts me in a ~I have to now clean my workshop mood~ . I'm not a neat freak by no means. My workshop is messy and that's the way I like it! I must admit it is time to get my act together and clean. I started this morning and of course needed so far about five breaks. Here I am blogging away...well, this isn't officially a break, right? This is work, by golly!
I decided this year to up my game and do several craft shows around my area. I also decided to make so great bangles at a really really, I do mean really great price so stay tuned beadheads....
Here is one of the bangles that I designed the other day. You may find it listed at www.Etsy.com/store/ToBeMeJewelry to purchase. A mere $38.00 ~ yep! A wonderful handcrafted deep blue focal bead makes this bangle feel comfy-cozy. All sterling silver and free shipping in the USA to boot!
I must admit I've been neglecting my Etsy Shop lately. I usually use my regular website www.ToBeMeJewelry.com . I will try my best to get that Etsy Shop in order this year.
What do you think of this bangle called Bebop Lampwork Bangle?
So many people have lost their homes or flooded out by Super Storm Sandy. The shore area where I live has changed overnight. I am sure all of you have been reading about Super Storm Sandy and watching on the news. It's very sad to "not" see the normal shorelines that we all took for granted. I have always thought - we are so lucky to live in New Jersey - nothing happens to us - we're so safe where we live. Wow, was I so wrong!
I know as New Jerseyans we are unique in so many ways. We are very tough, go with the flow and speak our mind without filters (at times). We drive like a burglar in a get-away car and eat like we're going to the electric chair. One thing I know we do love our New Jersey. Our beaches give us good vibes in our heart and soul.
I say a prayer each night for those who have lost so much. There are no other words to say ~ except my words I say privately in my prayers.
We are Jersey strong. Strong people. Good people - no matter young or old - we have it going on!
Just a quick little post to wish all my readers on the East coast be safe! I'm only about 10-15 minutes from the ocean and right now the wind is howling and the trees are REALLY swaying. I have no photos to post because I'm not opening my door! My electric went out for about a half hour and then came back on. Sandy should hit where I am around 6:00 p.m.
To Be Me Jewelry...has you covered! I just listed a few new dainty earrings on my website To Be Me Jewelry . At shows I have this neat little suitcase that has a nice selection of inexpensive (CHEAPO!) earrings. Unfortunately, only the customers at the show get to see them. I decided for a short period of time to put some on my website...so go look Beadheads..for goodness sake!
Here's a peek...
Jet Black Swarovski Crystals
Cute earring card (I'm going to be doing a post about my cards, soon)
All for $10.00 Free Shipping in the USA!
YOU Say What??? $10.00 bucks?
Yea, for short period..go get 'em babe!
Great for holiday gifts, stocking stuffers, co-worker gift, giveaways on your own website, hostess gift.
I finally sat down today to catch up on my magazines. I've been a fan of Country Living Magazine since they have been in existence. Ok, so it's the end of July and I'm reading May's issue. Yes, I'm that behind. I found a wonderful article on designer, Tracy Reese. Lovely photos of her finds from Walmart's, Antique stores, Ballard Designs. Placed perfectly in her home these finds were simply outstanding. What caught my eye was this comfy-cozy dress. I tried to find it on Tracy Reese website and on the internet but I must be too late. It's nowhere to be found at this point.
This dress would look fantastic with my Scarlet Silver Bangle...
Tracy Reese dresses Michelle Obama and Taylor Swift. How cool is that? Well, that's my chit-chat for today. Take care, Beadheads! Remember to take care of yourself.
Just a little peek of what's on my workbench right now...
Here's ONE, yes one of my containers of lampwork beads. Pretty aren't they?
A couple of bangles I'm working on and bebopping with...I use a copper coil first before using my sterling silver. Less costly mistakes. I leave them for a couple of days before completing to make sure I like the way they look. Just the way they are...hmmm...reminds me of the Bridget movies.
This is what I was working on this afternoon. I made bracelets like this a few years ago. I decided it was time to do a few again. Easy~Breezy to wear! I can make any colors your little heart desires. So what are you waiting for email me and order now, my Beadheads! Great gift for the holidays. The bracelet is finished with random colors in browns and a different type of green (muted). Love it! Earrings of course to match. I'm working and thinking a little more on how to design the necklace. What do you think? Like it? Love to hear your comments.
Not a great photo :-( When everything is completed I'll post another photo.
If you plan to visit the Jersey Shore the weekend July 14th please visit To Be Me Jewelry in Avon, NJ. There will be a Craft Show on the Boardwalk in Avon By The Sea ~ 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rain date will be July 15th. I love that Avon has a rain date...it's fair to the vendors. Many towns that offer craft shows do not give rain dates and do not return the fees to the vendors.
To Be Me Jewelry will have sea glass jewelry, lampwork bangles, and the famous Thought Waves Necklaces. All of my jewelry is handcrafted with good vibes. You will be able to pick great buys in sterling silver and gold-fill earrings, bracelets, necklaces, bangles.
How 'bout some red sea glass, blue sea glass, green sea glass???? Well ~ come see me and find out what I have for YOU!
OMGoodness...Although, it's only June, designs are being sketched and created for the fall and holiday season. I'm thrilled to say I am in love with working with fall colors and of course deep read and green. Wearing classic colors for the holidays put me in the spirit. Don't you agree? What is your favorite color for the fall and holidays?
Since you have to wait for the unveiling of a new season ... let's zone in on this sweetie of a bangle. What name shall I call this bangle....of course...the Watermelon Bangle. Not very original but it fits!
Designed with lampwork beads and sterling silver, a handful of pink glass beads. The lampwork beads are handcrafted with a torch and put in a kiln for endurance. No two lampwork beads can be exactly alike. Beautiful bright colors just for the hot summer months. So...measure your wrists and order your Watermelon Bangle. This is a limited edition.
How do you like this bangle?
Please go to ToBeMeJewelry for ordering online.
Take care Beadheads!