December 2nd, 2012
A new key chain, just for fun! 

A new key chain, just for fun! 

September 3rd, 2012
I wanted to let you know that I am part of SariBlue’s giant Fall giveaway. You could win a custom, hand stamped copper cuff from me and many more items are up for grabs: 
SariBlue: $25 Shop Credit
Piccolo Paradiso Solid Lotion Bar
Petals to the Metal: Petal Earrings in Purple Posies
I Adore Life Jewelry: Lively Quartz Necklace
Piccolo Paradiso: Whipped Sugar Scrub
Moore Magnets: Large Coupon Organizer in ivory with cherry blossoms
Sew Beastly: A $20 Shop Credit
The Black Star Boutique: Children’s Polymer Clay Post Earrings
Go to 
a Rafflecopter giveaway to enter! Good luck and thanks a bunch, Sari!

I wanted to let you know that I am part of SariBlue’s giant Fall giveaway. You could win a custom, hand stamped copper cuff from me and many more items are up for grabs: 

  • SariBlue: $25 Shop Credit
  • Piccolo Paradiso Solid Lotion Bar
  • Petals to the Metal: Petal Earrings in Purple Posies
  • I Adore Life Jewelry: Lively Quartz Necklace
  • Piccolo Paradiso: Whipped Sugar Scrub
  • Moore Magnets: Large Coupon Organizer in ivory with cherry blossoms
  • Sew Beastly: A $20 Shop Credit
  • The Black Star Boutique: Children’s Polymer Clay Post Earrings

Go to 

a Rafflecopter giveaway to enter! Good luck and thanks a bunch, Sari!

August 7th, 2012
Nice, bigger rings for the guys- coming soon to my Etsy shop!

Nice, bigger rings for the guys- coming soon to my Etsy shop!

July 19th, 2012
I had no idea that Winnie-the-Pooh was so wise! https://www.etsy.com/listing/103252959/personalized-hand-stamped-pendant-3
June 19th, 2012

Between my hate of getting my photo taken, the piles of mess in my workshop and the madness that is my life, I have been putting this off; I just bit the bullet and here it is. There are probably many things to edit, but here it is for now!

June 12th, 2012
This ring KARMA was really fun to do! I would love to have tons of inspirational words/sayings made and ready to roll, but there are too many size variables with rings. What fun I have— thinking of little phrases/sayings and words to stamp on stuff! 

This ring KARMA was really fun to do! I would love to have tons of inspirational words/sayings made and ready to roll, but there are too many size variables with rings. What fun I have— thinking of little phrases/sayings and words to stamp on stuff! 

June 1st, 2012

How these become these…

My fave way to pass the time- burning things! I finally took a picture of what it looks like when I make these stacker rings. There is obviously a lot more to it, but here is a tidbit to tide you over until I —-

A. Lose 10 pounds, the camera makes you look fatter, you know…

B. Finish painting and decorating my studio- can’t have the disarray for the world to see.

C. Have had a chance to figure out the flip camera I bought for a song on Ebay.

Have a great weekend, which for me will be a chance to burn more stuff :)

May 1st, 2012

Ring Frenzy!

A quick hello here- Mother’s day is fast approaching and I am having a blast making these rings for some proud Mamas! I may need a new pair of eyes when I am done, but boy, this is fun! 

The last picture shows a ring ready for stamping, as well as my messy worktable! 

January 11th, 2012

I am hosting my first giveaway on my Facebook page- go to http://www.facebook.com/thebeadsoul and check out the events tab. You will find out how to win 2 silver stacker rings.

Entries will be accepted until Monday, January 16th- the drawing will be held later that day! Good luck!

January 5th, 2012

Happy New Year all! 

I hope your past year was wonderful and that 2012 will exceed your expectations. I haven’t had a chance for a wordy post in quite some time; I was very busy helping make some Christmas wishes come true :) I had a blast and learned a lot. 

1. Its really easy to lost something that is 1-inch or so in size. 

2. Its not always worth it to look for said 1-inch item for an hour- it may be better to remake it.

3. Don’t lose things in the first place!

4. People are wonderful!

I learned a lot more, but these things are on my mind right now as I type.

Here you can see a few new creations I have worked on. I missed having the time to just make something to see how it goes; these pieces reflect the slower time right after Christmas. Guess what? I need to get ready for Valentine’s day next! Yay!

December 22nd, 2011
Thinking of making one of these for my oldest daughter for Christmas…

Thinking of making one of these for my oldest daughter for Christmas…

December 9th, 2011

A quick hello on the run!

So the custom orders have been hopping the last little while and I have been very busy- loving every minute of it. Some of the reactions from people who have purchased an item from me have really touched my heart. I am so glad that I can put their ideas and words into a tangible keepsake for their loved ones!

A couple of times I have gotten a little anxious, can I get all of this work done? Not only have I finished things in a timely manner, but have made people very happy. I guess I will always need a reminder- I still need to breathe, to love, to bloom and to have faith!

November 20th, 2011

Whew! I am writing a quick hello; it has been a fast-paced last two months and I haven’t had much time for wordy posts.

My hubby and I just finished an eight-week-long series of talks at a church about an hour from our home. It went well and it was so beautiful to see how God works in everyone’s lives, including my own!

As usual, this time of year is full of milestones for me; however, this year is much more significant. Our 25th wedding anniversary is November 28th and I turn 45 just a few days later. On my birthday, we will celebrate the anniversary with a Mass and a nice party with friends and members of community. I didn’t choose my big 4-5, but it happened to fall on the night we always meet with community for Mass. I am excited, nervous and wondering what the heck I am going to wear! Tomorrow I may look for a dress if I have time- for sure on Tuesday. I know, its getting close! I also have to figure out the bling, so I better get the dress!

As you can guess, I am so grateful that I can celebrate these milestones with my wonderful husband and some very special people that I have gotten to know in the 12 years since going to the very same talks that hubby and I just did! Wow, God is great!

November 6th, 2011

So blessed!

I haven’t had much time lately to do a wordy post, but felt I should drop a couple of lines- I have been reblogging cool photos and letting my Etsy shop feed do all the work lately!

What’s up? Let’s see… Put new items at the http://www.littleflowermarket.com/ recently with a brand-new display! Next time I go there to replenish my stock I will take a picture. The first photo in my set shows the awesome repurposed shutter I got from http://www.etsy.com/shop/CasanovasCabinet on Etsy. It looks amazing in the shop and I promised Bob I would give him a picture too! If you are in the Denver area, stop by and check out their amazing floral designs and gifts!

Classes are slower now for me at http://beaditcolorado.com/store/ due to the fact that they had a lot of guess artists giving classes; that will continue through November. I am cool with that as the custom orders for Christmas are starting to pour in! 

As you can see by my photoset, I am happy and one blessed woman!

Stop by and say hi to me on Facebook too- I have the worst time getting all my links working so just click here! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Beadsoul/221240667923615

Hope you all feel as blessed as I do!

October 3rd, 2011
Get your act together! That is what the voice that must be my conscience is saying… right now I am sitting in my workroom surrounded by piles (again) trying to decide how to get started on the clean up. I have work to do and don’t have time for this!
I am getting Christmas-y items together for new classes, taking care of orders and trying to get some items to http://www.littleflowermarket.com/ Yes, they want me to get my act together too!
Cross your fingers that they don’t find my body buried under piles of papers and such- I’m goin in!

Get your act together! That is what the voice that must be my conscience is saying… right now I am sitting in my workroom surrounded by piles (again) trying to decide how to get started on the clean up. I have work to do and don’t have time for this!

I am getting Christmas-y items together for new classes, taking care of orders and trying to get some items to http://www.littleflowermarket.com/ Yes, they want me to get my act together too!

Cross your fingers that they don’t find my body buried under piles of papers and such- I’m goin in!