misc other pages
to check the 'Catalog News' product for updates)
This is a necklace
I made a few weeks ago. The glass is an old ASK Silver Cinnamon
I've been saving for just the right set. The tool is the BR-86-01
Graduated Drops and it took me less than an hour to make all 43 beads.
I've worn it a couple of time already and it's an awesome piece, this
shape of bead is extremely comfortable, and I've made a couple of more
sets, just need to wait for the spacer Swarovski crystals to come in,
then I'll show them.
footnote today, I've made a page for the Spacer
Just a small
footnote today, someone suggested I make a page for the Pandora
CGBeadrollers, so I did.
What a fabulous idea!!!
Last month we
did a BOC at my
house before the local bead group. I used the angels & dolls
beadroller to make some cats (and a big yellow mouse). I don't do
sculptures so the faces and legs are not great. While I'm adding
something I tend to forget where the rest of the
bead is, so some have melted noses, I need better concentration and
Someone suggested using this shape to make a chess set, someday I'd
like to try that too. I think for a chess set though, the mandrel
should not go all the way through the head.
I'm back from Glass
Craft, the next big show is Whole
Bead in Lynnwood (just outside of
Seattle), May 2-4. Please come see us, Kara will have lots of
findings, and I'm taking my lampwork beads, and of course - tools.
sheets are back up on the website, check the page for the
special going on. We're building
inventory so we don't have to remove website stock for shows, (thanks
for your patience). The other special is free frit, check the
frit page for details.
Went to Lowe's today and found this guy flying amounts the
flowers. Aren't cell phone camera's one of the top greatest
inventions ever? I'm amazed at the color of the poppy with a cell
us at our
Glass Craft Bead & Expo booth.
South Point Hotel & Conference Center, Las Vegas
March 28 - 30
In my effort to get
ready for the Glass Craft show in Vegas in a few weeks, I've been
making sample beads from the more resent beadrollers. Then I
spent a few days making 'thinking outside the box' beads. I took
some shapes and smashed them to show what they would look
like. (click the image for a larger
view, click on the description for the category page) I've also
made this into a PDF
if you'd like to print out a picture guide.
I'm fondest of the angels, I think they will make great bases for
people or your favorite cat bead. The bullets are another starter shape
for animal bodies, simply add a detached sculpted head bead. Cones have
a straighter shape than the curved bullets, so they flatten with a bit
more of a bottle neck. The slimmer the cone, (obviously) the slimmer
the flattened bead will be.
If you like making hearts, the more you leave the big end of the eggs
dimpled in, the more it flattens into a heart shape. The key here is
that the footprint will hold it's ground as you squash the bead.
Bicones and ChiChi's form interesting shapes for focals, just add
decoration. The barrel surprised me the most, I thought the ends would
squash out more. That means the barrel will make a perfect pre-shape
for all those square presses you have laying around and can't get the
right amount of glass for, and of course, it also makes a nice
flattened bead all on it's own.
If you're looking for awesome tabs; the ovals, donuts and rounds will
give you a nice pallet to decorate. The slimmer the bead, the slimmer
the tab (again, obvious), with the olives forming the 'roundest' tab of
any shape in the CGBeadroller line. Chunky donuts are like the barrels
and drums and tend to leave the ends fairly squared off. You would
think the round would make a round flattened bead, but as mentioned
before, the footprint hold it's ground and you will get kind of an
I've just added a
new category, Metal
Sheets. If you you work with metal, this is an awesome
category. Just like the metal blanks, these sheets are 'raw'
metals and only come in quantity of one while we are stocking the
line. Lots of different textures in three metals and two sizes:
brass, copper and nickel silver - (on the plus size of:) 2" x 3"
and 2" x 6".
Starts today and ends Sunday midnight.
Domestic free shipping
Time for another contest. See my CGBeads Facebook Business Page for
CGBeadroller T-Shirt is up for sale!!
What's new? Metal
blanks! For the present, there is only one quantity
(one package of 3) per item while we are gearing up this new
category. These are raw metal blanks used for enameling and metal
smithing. Kara's pretty excited to be adding to her findings
section. Please bear with us while she expand the line. I'm
working on listing the sterling silver blanks, sheet metal and bezel
I'm back from the Tucson show. It's wasn't a very good
experience, I wasn't happy with To Bead True Blue so I'll be applying
for different show next year. This one will be all glass people, that will be
awesome. It's a new show being put on my Lewis Wilson, and will
be a mix of "glass art, marbles, pendants, beads, murinni,
sculptures". Here's a link to Glassland
facebook if you are interested in following it.
On to tools - - Two new ones are out, these are something I
should have done two years ago. #69 Baroque has some sizes
missing, which is fine is you want a sampling of the shape. Well
if you want a more complete graduating of sizes, we now have
them. 11 sizes ranging from 11x15.5mm up to 21x25.5mm.
It's been an
amazing 5 years of
inventing, manufacturing and selling the CGBeadrollers. Thank you
everyone for making it such a success. The winners of the Anniversary
Drawing tool are: Patty Miller, Debra Bartshe Jennings, Carole Hughes,
Gisela Rautenberg, and Sharon Driscol. May the next 5 years of
the CGBeadroller be as good as the first 5.
Now I'm off to Tucson, and will
have a booth at To Bead
True Blue this year, please stop by.
SHIPPING WILL BE CLOSED FEB 6-12
It's the 5th Anniversary of the CGBeadrollers. Where did the time
go? I want to thank all my loyal
making what I thought was a helpful tool into the success it is today,
and here's how I'm celebrating (all specials end Feb 2nd):
1) For the 5th Anniversary
CGBeadrollers, and I'm marking it with another sampler version tool.
This one is a Fancy
. It included some of the (wait for it) - - fancier
shapes. The catch is that Feb 3rd, the Fancy Sampler will go on hiatus
until the Gathering in Houston this coming July.
2) Specials, I guess we need those for the sellebration, too. The other
will be 50% off.
3) 50 % off shipping (no need to explain this one).
4) I'm going to start teaching a 'tool class' and have designed a
specific tool to teach from. It's a nice little mix and can be
purchased after taking the class. But that's no fun, so lets have a 5th
Anniversary drawing and I'll give away 5 of them. (mental note for the
back of your mind, I'll be teaching a workshop at the ISGB
in July. Class schedule to be taught in my
own CGBeads studio to be announce soon.)
To enter the drawing, go to my
and share the post (pinned to the top of the page). If you're not on
facebook, just send me an email
saying you would like to be entered. I'll pick 5 people at random and
announce it on Superbowl Sunday evening (Feb 2nd).
is the Anniversary Tool, The Fancy Sampler
(for sale here)
is the Class Tool for the Facebook
Here are the example beads from the newest CGBeadrollers, teardrops
I pay a lot attention to the latest jewelry fads, and things dangling
from a single chain necklace are in lately. Not to mention the
classic teardrop on a chain, and don't forget earrings....
Here is what the smallest 7 and the largest olive beads look like
smashed, they make a pretty nice round 'flat' surface, and I'm
imagining they will be a pretty good 'pre-shape' to use for lentil
4 new tools to kick off the new year with. See 'Catalog
New' page for details.
Arrange 5 Cats
(Mr. & Mrs. Whitney)
at the Movies
someone close my mouth for me,
left me speechless
360 degree panorama pix
amazing, note the language
the Beatles juggler
Godfather: scammer upsets the Mafia
are you a Star Wars fan?
Palpatine get a phone call from Vader
This has been around a while, I just found it again
Fold a T-Shirt
find registered sex offenders near you
kid is too cute
husband found this
(yes, it's clean)
Cruise Is Nuts
click on 'John's story'
left hand column
Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
version - 32 pix
version - 337 pix
TO MY MOTHER
My Aunt Ruth's poem