Sunday, September 23, 2012

I ♥ (Heart) Macro

Now what could this possibly be ...
Na was könnte das bloß sein ... 
Or this?
Oder das hier?
YESTERDAY my sister and I (+ niecelet) have been to "Felsenmeer in Flammen", literally translating to "sea of rocks in flames". It is an annual multimedia light and music show performed in the Felsenmeer in Reichenbach.I've been to the Reichenbach Felsenmeer several times before, but never been to- or even heard of the show before my sister mentioned it. If you happen to be in the area (it's near Darmstadt) at the time of the event, I highly recommend it, personally I enjoyed it a lot. And even without the show, it's a great destination for day trips especially for families. Kids just love climbing up those HUGE boulders while their parents (or aunts, respectively) stick to the path and wheeze after them. *laughs*

As for the photos, that is a drink we had, prosecco with truffles (pralines). My sis picked a "Hugo" praline (you may remember the drink from a previous "I Heart Macro") and I picked a "Kir Royal" one. 

GESTERN waren meine Schwester und ich (+ Nichtenkind) beim "Felsenmeer in Flammen", eine jährlich stattfindende Multimediashow mit Licht und Musik im Felsenmeer in Reichenbach. Ich war zwar schon öfter am  Reichenbacher Felsenmeer, von dem Event hatte ich aber noch nie was gehört bevor meine Schwester es erwähnte. Wenn ihr mal zur rechten Zeit in der Gegend sein solltet (nahe Darmstadt), es ist definitiv einen Besuch wert, mir persönlich hats sehr gut gefallen. Und selbst ohne die Show ist das Felsenmeer ein großartiges Ziel für Tagesausflüge, besonders Familien. Kinder lieben es die RIESIGEN Felsen raufzuturnen, während die Eltern (und Tanten) auf dem Pfad hinterherhecheln. *lacht*

Zu den Fotos, das ist ein Getränk das wir hatten, Prosecco mit Trüffeln. Meine Schwester hat sich eine "Hugo" Praline ausgesucht (ihr erinnert euch vielleicht noch an dieses frühere "I Heart Macro"), und ich mir eine "Kir Royal". 

Well, would you have guessed?
Na, hättet ihr das geraten?

studio waterstone

9 Things I Love About My New Apartment

YESSSS ... Slowly but surely (after re-organizing he kitchen for, like, the 5th time) I'm starting to feel settled in. This apartment has just the right size for me, despite being only one room. Easypeasy to clean up and vacuum in no time whatsoever. There's still quite a number of boxes and bags to deal with, but I'm positive I'll be rid of these by Christmas Eve, when my family comes over. However I'm going to feed them, what with only two cooking ranges at my disposal, and a tiny toaster oven, I do not know yet. I'll figure something out eventually. 

You may remember, it's an attic apartment I moved into, so the low ceilings are a problem, the visible timbers too, plus the drywall does not allow for anything heavy to be put up. Ah well, there go my grand storage ideas ...

Anyway, there are a few things I just plain love.

  1. Wire mesh baskets in the bathroom. These are actually inherited from my parents, they left it behind when they moved out of the old apartment. It was always ever used to store veggies and fruit, like onions and lemons, with limited success. I decided to take it along on a whim on the very last minute instead of dumping it in the trash. I'm glad it did. There was a hook left by the previous tennant in the bathroom ceiling, right next to the sink. And there, those baskets are just perfect as a dumping/storage place for hair brushes, razors, jewelry and so on. I think I may eventually clean it thoroughly and then spray-paint it to another color. 
  2. There seems to be an unwritten rule that soap dishes must be ugly as hell. Which proved to be a problem, as I've become a huge fan of solid soap as of late, all thanks to LUSH. Eventually I went to see if I couldn't find some nice bowls or saucers to use instead, which is when I found out that  tapas/sauce/dipping bowls and plates are the better soap dishes. "Portofino" fish plate by Butlers, tapas plate by Depot.
  3. Windows oriented to the South. My room in the old apartment had a HUGE window front (an entire wall actually), but it was oriented to the North. The only sunlight I ever got was in the early morning, and late afternoon. And it wasn't even direct sunlight, it was reflected by the windows of the houses opposite. In the new apartment, the windows are small, but oriented to the south. There's a LOT of sunlight. It's great for taking photos of jewelry and beadwork too. 
  4. One of the perks of living in the attic. I only need to turn my head to the right from where I'm sitting at the desk, and I can look at the clouds. Or the moon or the stars, depending on the time. No other houses, no trees blocking the sight. 
  5. My sideboard/nightstand combo. These are two of IKEA's 2x2 EXPEDIT shelving units. Originally these were supposed to put up in my old room, but I never got around to it. Or more, like, after it became clear that I would move some time 2012, all motivation to set them up sizzled and fizzed and evaporated into nothing. Actually these serve as my wardrobe now. Most of those boxes contain clothes. 
  6. While those timbers had me baffled at first (I swear, I completely obliterated them from my memory after I reviewed the apartment, and was much perplexed when I came to have the keys handed over o.0) they make a fine mini-shelf to prop up postcards I got and hang a colorful garland of flower LED lights. =D
  7. My mini tool rack, made from a bathroom shower rack, attached to the side of my JERKER desk from IKEA. Yes, the name is a little unfortunate, but it's a real shame they discontinued this line. The desk was a pain in the ass to disassemble, carry over, and reassemble, but it was one of the few things that just had to move with me.  I will not give it up. Not ever.
  8. My cat Lilly feels quite at home too, apparently. Though I feel the apartment is a little small for her. And since it's only one room I can't shut her out and have a good night's sleep. She gets hungry and bored at 3AM, and she makes it known. Either by trampling all over me, or by tackling whatever part of me is sticking out from under the blankets, or by knocking down whatever is on my desk. Mousepad, beads, tools,  beads, jewelry, beads, books, beads ... Audrey refers to her as "Lillyzilla The Destroyer" because of this. Like, recently, I was woken up by a very loud thump! only to find she had knocked the tin of white acrylic paint off the board. And of course the lid had come off, and paint was already pooling around the tin. Insert major panic here. I got it cleaned up alright, but you do need to act swiftly for it. Just ... just imagine I hadn't woken up from the noise. Ugh.

    Oh. And she goes "Meow! Meow!" all the time. 
Just like this. Image by  Diana Sprinkle

Sunday, August 26, 2012

I Heart Macro

MY brother and I spent almost 5 hours today of lugging down heavy stuff for the trash guys to pick up at the old apartment. Dish washer, gas range and oven, freezer, dryer, our parents' old wardrobe, among other things. Down and then back up the stairs to the third floor. This is precisely what my legs felt afterwards – jello. So I went ahead and made some:

studio waterstone

IF you are here to look at my BSBP entry, it's one post further down. :D

Saturday, August 25, 2012


GOODNESS, this really was a last minute effort ... I just moved, and I pulled off most the pieces during the past three days in between going back and forth between my new apartment and the old, which needs to be fully renovated by the end of the month, or it's: bye-bye, deposit. XP Before that I renovated my new apartment together with my sister, and in turn helped her refurbishing my niece's room who inherited some of my old bookshelves. It really feels like I've spent the whole month painting walls, lugging heavy stuff about, and disassembling and reassembling IKEA furniture. XD;

ANYHOW! Onto the Bead Soup Blog Hop Reveal, that is what you're here for after all. As a reminder, this is what my partner, Susan Kennedy, sent me: 

"Bwuh," I thought. "Purple." It's a color I used to like a lot. Way back. In my teens. Like, two decades ago? Now you wont find it anywhere in my apartment, including my bead stash.

OF all these, especially the sparkling labradorite beads with the AB coating caught my eye. And there was a pair of them, so ... "earrings" I thought, naturally. And, as I just finished Deryn Mentock's BoHo Bliss Hoops class, I thought I'd try my hands on the Lodestar Lantern Hoops, using up some of the pearls Susan sent me as well:

Alas, I misjudged the wire thickness for these (over here wire is sized by the diameter in mm, not the gauge) and these turned out way too big and way too heavy – for me at least. They weren't comfortable to wear at all, and while they were pretty to look at, I was disappointed. But, hrm, with that size and weight, they actually might make an okay focal? Only, I now had a pair of focals. Duh.

Now, can you guess what I came up with?

Can you?

Can you?

That's right, my first ever lariat~! And, unlike the earrings, it's got just the right weight, drapes beautifully, and is very comfortable to wear! I used two of the faceted agate beads in this as well. And, what can I say, purple is still far from being my favorite color, but I LOVE how it looks combined with the rosy gold of bronze and copper.

STILL, the third BSBP reveal was only a few days off, and I had used neither the focal nor the clasp yet. Nor did I have any idea what to do with them. My problem with the focal, partially, was it's length. Had it been only half an inch shorter, I would have used it horizontally. It would have become a bracelet, or a choker. I kept turning it over, thinking the beautiful pattern with the swirls kinda reminded me of a pretty fish pond with floating plants ... and suddenly I remembered a mixed bag of blue beads I got on last the Kreativ Welt fair, from Creative Beads – containing beautiful crackle beads, faceted beads, and ... itty bitty tiny fish-shaped beads! So this is what happened:

I decided to keep it simple, to let the focal have the spotlight. Luckily I happened to have a mix of faceted Czech beads around in just the right colors to use as accents. I love it for its length, it's something I can wear in winter with a turtle neck sweater, and it wont be all covered up by my scarves. Oh, and, lookit, I even created a pair of matching earrings on the very last second:

The earwires I used were purchased some time ago from Unkamen Supplies, one of my favorite Etsy shops.

NOW I still had to use the clasp ... And I don't usually use toggle clasps. They tend to be a tad bit bigger than what I prefer (I like my jewelry all fine and delicate), and I tend to be suspicious of their ability to really keep necklaces and bracelets closed. I really wanted to do a bracelet for this soup, and there was stuff scattered all about on my desk I had recently ordered, waxed linen cord in a variety of colors, and also copper beads and findings from Bali Beads (the ones I got for the Bead Soup I sent to Susan were so pretty I had to place another order right away, heheh), the farfalle/peanut beads I used for the lariat (from Perlen Paula) and ... looking at the linen cord, and the copper jump rings, I remembered I had been itching to try out Lesley Watt's Double Strand Seed Bead And Jumprings Bracelet tutorial. Check out her Etsy Shop THEA too as well, she creates the most beautiful bronze findings. Anyway, I wasn't sure the technique would work with farfalle beads, but I'm quite pleased with the outcome:

I used up all the purple lampwork spacer beads Susan sent me in this one.

I still got some leftovers, I pulled off these with the remaining pearls and the enameled bead caps on the very last second:

I wanted to show off the pretty color of these bead caps, so I had them point to the front instead of down.

SO, yay, I did beat (bead?) the evil purple mojo. I just realized, purple and blue are colors I usually only ever think of combining with silver. But I really rather like what they look with copper, brass and especially bronze. 

What I didn't use (yet) are four more agate beads, the beaded bead, and the sari ribbon. I've got plans though, so hopefully there will be "seconds" at some point. ;D

Thank you for stopping by, and please take some time to take a look at what the other participants of this Blog Hop created with the bead soup they received from their partner.

Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads
Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming
Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones
Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin'
Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage
Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads
Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
Ann Sherwood, Ann's Blog
Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution

Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents
Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory
Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen
Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads
Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry
Bonnie Coursolle, Jasper Gems
Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini
Charlene Jacka, Clay Space
Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're

Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On
Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry
Christina Miles, Wings n Scales
Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design
CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations
Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry
Cynthia Riggs, Cynth's Blog
Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure

Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs
Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia
Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous
Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie
Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads
Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda
Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy
Geneva Collins, Torque Story
Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame
Gretchen Nation, Art Food Lodging
Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It
Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper
Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy
Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez
Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier

Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs
Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs
Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks
Jennifer L Justman, Soul's Fire Designs
Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu
Joanne Brown, Jo's Jewels
Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum
Joyce Becker, Joyce's Joyful Gems
Judy Riley, Three Red Beads

Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design
Karen Williams, Baublicious
Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen
Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams
Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home
Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle
Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz

Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show
Klaudette Koon, Only Road
Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara
Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities
Laurie Lalonde, HourGlass Studio
Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment
Linda Younkman, Lindy's Designs
Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads
Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures

Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta
Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design
Lupe Meter, Gem's PC Corner
Lynn Davis, LLYYNN
Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin
Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious
Mandy Williamson, Mimi's Beading
Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops

Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry
Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change
Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio
Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu
Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs
Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes
Menka Gupta, Menka's Jewelry Blog
Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival

Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter
Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua
Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities
Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts
Natalie McKenna, grubbi
Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color
Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals
Penny Neville, Copper Penny
Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs

Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry
Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads
Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca's Place
Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry 
Rose Binoya, Ahtee's Blog
Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog
Sally Anderson, Wild Sally Road
Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do
Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe

Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories
Sarah Small, blog by salla
Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead
Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads

Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs
Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created
Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 
Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs

Sunday, August 05, 2012

These Keys Mean The World To Me – Diese Schlüssel Bedeuten Mir Die Welt

THESE are the keys to my new apartment. This post is scheduled, by the time this is posted my computer will already be unplugged and ready to be moved. Yes, I'll be moving today, from a (way too) large airy four room apartment with super high ceilings into a tiny one room attic apartment where I can touch the ceiling if I reach over my head. Talk about changes. 

But! It'll mean considerably less cleaning and lower heating costs.

And, even more importantly, for the first time in my life I'll be living all alone on my own. 

I do think, I'll be the happiest person in the world.

That being said, my internet access will be spotty at best throughout all of August, what with my move and having to renovate not one but two apartments, old and new. Though it's the old one which is giving me headaches and nightmares.

My internet access wont be set up until the very end of August, and due to my ISP changing things around I will be required to purchase a fancy new router/modem because my old one will no longer work. Le sigh.

I do hope I'll be somewhat settled in by September, and that all the unhappy stuff will be dealt and done with so that I may relax and focus on my RL job in retail as it gears up for the holiday season.

DIES sind nämlich die Schlüssel zu meiner neuen Wohnung. Dieser Post wurde vorgeplant, um die Zeit um die er automatisch ins Blog gestellt wird ist der Computer schon längst ausgestöpselt und zum Abtransport bereit, den ich ziehe um – von einer (viel zu) großen Vier-Zimmer-Wohnung mit superhohen Decken in eine klitzekleine Ein-Zimmer-Dachwohnung in der ich mit meiner Hand locker an die Decke reichen kann. Na, das ist doch mal ne Umstellung.

Bedeutet aber auch viel weniger putzen und niedrigere Heizkosten.

Wichtiger aber noch, ich werde zum ersten Mal in meinem Leben ganz alleine wohnen.

Und ich denke, ich werde der glücklichste Mensch auf Erden sein.

Das mal so stehen gelassen, ich werde im August leider nicht all zu oft online sein, so mit Umzug und nicht nur einer, sondern zwei Wohnungen die renoviert werden wollen, die alte und die neue. Ist allerdings die alte die mir Bauchschmerzen und Alpträume bereitet.

Internet werde ich nicht vor Ende August wieder haben, und dank der Einführung von DSL RAM muss ich mir dann gleich auch noch ein neues Modem kaufen, weil das alte dann nicht mehr funktionieren wird. Na super ... Und ob dann mal so alles glatt geht, da hab ich meine Zweifel.

Im September werd ich mich dann hoffentlich einigermaßen eingewohnt haben und allen Ärger aus den Füßen so dass ich mich auf die Arbeit konzentrieren kann. Weihnachten geht im Einzelhandel ja schon im September los ...

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Summer Lovin' Kit Challenge Reveal

TODAY is the reveal day of the Summer Lovin' Kit Challenge. All participants start out with the same kit of beads put together by Amy, and featuring a lovely polymer clay focal from Penny's Lane. While lovely, that kit is So Not my color palette, that focal is also way beyond the size I'd usually use.

So, for the longest time that kit was sitting on my desk, and I didn't have the slightest idea as to what to do with it. Eventually I figured I might try messing around with sari ribbon. I didn't have any around (I don't "do" fiber, usually), but what I did have, were some lovely sari scraps. One of these was of an intense magenta, with an intricately woven golden pattern, and when – seeking inspiration – I held it against the bead kit, it "clicked" and I knew where I was going. Shiny gold and pink.

Shiny silver too, and as luck would have it, I came across some shiny silver plated chain with very large links in the craft store. Perfect.

The dangles, the cloisonne beads, the hand made s-clasp, all of this pretty much added itself once I knew where I was heading.

HEUTE ist der Enthüllungstag der Summer Lovin' Kit Challenge. Alle Teilnehmer erhielten die gleiche Perlenmischung, zusammengestellt von  Amy, mit einem wunderschönen Polymer Clay Anhänger (hierzulande kennt man das eher unter dem Markennamen "Fimo") von  Penny's Lane. Ein wunderschönes Perlenset, aber So Gar Nicht meine Farben, und auch der Anhänger war deutlich größer als alles womit ich normalerweise freiwillig arbeite.

So saß das Set den die längste Zeit auf meinem Schreibtisch, und ich hatte nicht die geringste Vorstellung was ich damit bloß anfangen sollte. Naja, vielleicht was mit Sariband? Hatte ich zwar nicht, aber dafür Sari Stoffreste, eines davon in einem satten, schönen Magenta mit einem goldenen Muster. Als ich das neben das Perlenset hielt, auf Inspiration hoffend, machte es "Klick" und ich wusste was ich zu tun hatte. Glänzendes Gold und Pink.

Glänzendes Silber auch, und wie der Zufall es wollte, glitzerte mich im Bastelladen eine Silberkette mit extra großen Ösen an. Perfekt.

Die Anhängerchen, die Cloisonneperlen, die S-Schließe, all das hat sich dann praktisch selbst gemacht nachdem die Richtung feststand.

Bollywood makes you happy!
Bollywood macht glücklich!


The Hostess, Amy: Amybeads
Lori B. (no blog as of the time of this post)
Lucy K. (no blog at the time of this post, but see Amy's blog for her creation!)
Debbie Beechy Beetique

Saturday, July 28, 2012

6th Bead Soup Blog Party: 1st Reveal – Erste Enthüllung

I'M not part of this reveal (I'm scheduled for last one end of August, meaning that I'll hopefully be fully moved and settled in at my new place), but go go go, take a look at what everyone else did~!

ICH bin bei dieser Enthüllung nicht dabei (meine ist die letzte Ende August, hoffentlich ist bis dahin alles fertig mit Umzug und so), aber los los los, kein Grund sich nicht anzuschauen was alle anderen kreiert haben~!

Hostess, Lori Anderson,

Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
Alicia Marinache, All The Pretty Things
Amanda Tibbetts, Amanda Made
Amber Dawn Goldish, Inventive Soul
Annita Wilson, AW Jewelry

Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
Candida Castleberry, Spinning Spun Sugar
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations

Cassie Donlen, Glass Beadle
Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
Christina Hickman, Vintage Treasures Jewelry
Christine Hendrickson, Clamworks
Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends
Cindy Wilson, Mommy's Dream
Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie

Cory Tompkins, Tealwater Designs
Cris Peacock, Cris' Page
Cynthia Deis, Shiny Little Things
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Cynthia Wainscott, Exotic Peru
Dana Hickey, Magpie Approved
Denielle Hagerman, Some Beads and Other Things

Diane Valasek, Dragonfly Close
Doris Stumpf, Glaszwerg
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations

Elaine Robitaille, Too Aquarius
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Enikö Fabian, Perl-eni
Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads

Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
Jami Shipp, Celebrating Life
Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
Jennifer Pottner, Rock Candy Beads
Jennifer VanBenschoten, Jewelry, Art and Life

Jenny Davies-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Vidberg, Shyme Design
Jessica Dickens, My Jewelry, My Life, Me
Jessica Klaaren, Beadful-Things by Jessica

Joan Williams, Lilruby Jewelry
Judith Johnston, Judith Johnston
Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
Judy Turner, Silver Rains

Julie Anne Leggett, The Peaceful Bead
K Hutchinson, Jumbled Hutch
Karen Meador, Dreamcatcher Ranch
Karyn Bonfiglio, Plus Size Bangles
Katherine Gale, Terra Beadworks
Kathleen Lange Klik, Modern Nature Studio
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic, Slovonske Technobe

Kelli Jacobson, Creative Moon
Kelly Ramstack, Adventures with Kelly
Keri Lee Sereika, Pink Lemonade

Kim Bender-Hora, KimmyKat
Kirsi Luostarinen, Kirsi Luo Korut
Kitty Bozzini, Kitty Lampwork
Laura Demoya, The Bead Therapist
Laurie Hanna, Laurie's Jewelbox
Leah Curtis, Beady Eyed Bunny
Lesley Watt, The Gossiping Goddess
Linda Inhelder, Must-Haves Jewelry

Lisa Liddy, Metal Me This
Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
Marion Simmons, Shade Tree Studio
Marla Gibson, Spice Box Design
Marta Weaver, Marta Weaver Jewelry

Marti Conrad, Marti C's Clay Blog
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens, GlassBeadArt, Lampwork Beads
Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio
Michelle Hardy, Firefly Visions
Mikala Coates, Maybe Just Perhaps
Mowse Doyle, HoCArt
Nancy Boylan, Snazzy Doodle Designs
Nancy Peterson, Beading From the Heart
Nicole Rennell, Nicole Rennell Designs

Niki Meiners, 365 Days of Craft
Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pamela Gangler, She Always Loved Pink
Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
Renetha Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts
Shannon Hicks, Falling Into the Sky

Shannon LeVart, Miss Fickle Media
Sharon Driscoll, Right Turn Art Werks
Shelley Graham Turner, Fabric of My Life
Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads
Stacie Florer, Soul to Substance
Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
Stacy Alderson, Iridal's Attic

Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
Stephanie Stamper, Rainy Day Designs

Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux
Tammy Jones, Jewelry Making Daily
Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
Terry Matuszyk, Pink Chapeau

Vonna Maslanka, Just Vonna