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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.

Another small footnote today,  I've made a page for the Spacer CGBeadrollers.

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 more practice.

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.

Metal 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 phone camera.

Come see 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 apple shape.






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".

Free shipping weekend. Starts today and ends Sunday midnight.
Domestic free shipping
Canada $2
International $7
Time for another contest. See my CGBeads Facebook Business Page for details (click here)
New 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 metal.

Happy Valentines Day!
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.
BR-69-01 Baroque

BR-140-01 Small Baroque BR-141-01 Medium Baroque

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.

CGBeads is celebrating!
It's the 5th Anniversary of the CGBeadrollers. Where did the time go? I want to thank all my loyal customers for 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 of the CGBeadrollers, and I'm marking it with another sampler version tool. This one is a Fancy Sampler. 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 samplers 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 Gathering in July. Class schedule to be taught in my own CGBeads studio to be announce soon.)

To enter the drawing, go to my facebook page 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).

This is the Anniversary Tool, The Fancy Sampler
(for sale here)

This is the Class Tool for the Facebook Drawing

Here are the example beads from the newest CGBeadrollers, teardrops & olives. 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 presses, too.


4 new tools to kick off the new year with. See 'Catalog New' page for details.


How To Arrange 5 Cats
Bead Review 2005

The Wedding
(Mr. & Mrs. Whitney)

Dancing at the Movies

someone close my mouth for me, this pool trick shot
left me speechless

360 degree panorama pix
Paris by Night

Evolution of Dance

amazing, note the language
fishy card trick

Telemarketer Nightmare

Chris Bliss
the Beatles juggler

The Godfather: scammer upsets the Mafia

are you a Star Wars fan?
Emperor Palpatine get a phone call from Vader

This has been around a while, I just found it again
How to Fold a T-Shirt

David Hasselhoff's
"Jump In My Car"

German Coast Guard

John Walshes
Family Watchdog
find registered sex offenders near you

David Hasselhoff is
hooked on a fealing

this kid is too cute
Fat Kid Gay Dance

my husband found this
(yes, it's clean)
Men In Coats Vidio

Tom Cruise Is Nuts

John Titor time traveler
click on 'John's story'
left hand column

Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
January 2006
short version - 32 pix
long version - 337 pix

my Seattle Sep/2005 trip
my Seattle June/2008 trip



My Aunt Ruth's poem
If Tomorrow Starts
Without Me

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