Friday, May 8, 2009

Goodies from Rings and Things Show

Ah, I love a bead show. Especially one that is about 2 miles from my office that I can go to on my lunch hour. I had to power shop to find these beauties!

It's the first time I've been to a Rings and Things event. I must say it was well organized and I did not have to wait in a long line to check out either. I was worried about getting back to work on time, but I made it!

I absolutely love all these goodies, but I think the most unique find was the round brown dyed mother of pearl beads. Aren't those cool?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

RAK from Lori Anderson Designs

Perhaps you've seen the RAK lists on blogger or at Facebook. Creative types have been posting that they will make something for five people. All you have to do in return it post it to your blog or Facebook and return the favor for five people. So much fun! I posted mine on Facebook last month. We used to do this on some rubberstamping groups I was on years ago and I really enjoyed it.

So here is the first RAK I've received and it is from Lori Anderson Designs. Lori is a talented jewelry designer. She sent me some wonderful beads and I can't wait to make something with them. I especially love the red and black beads that look carved. Too cool! I thought a great way to use these beads is to create my RAK with them. Pay it forward!

Monday, May 4, 2009

A Great Gift from Wilmoth Farms

I had the pleasure of meeting Rachel from Wilmoth Farms at our Ky etsy team meeting at the end of April. Imagine my surprise when she presented me with this wonderful gift basket!

Check out Rachel's etsy shop to see her latest creations. Besides soap, she also creates body butter, lip balm, lotion bars, bath salts, etc. I love reading her descriptions and she goes into a lot of detail about the ingredients in her products.

Thank you Rachel. I can't wait to try out these goodies. Right now I am hooked on the lotion bar!!