Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Beautiful Purse

Sandy's husband Jeff made me such a beautiful leather purse! He made it with love and I just love it. If anyone is interested in a custom made purse email Jeff or Sandy at spiveyfam@yahoo.com
I am finally getting excited about going to Tucson. I hope to bring back lots of beautiful beads and can't wait to start looking for them. I haven't gone anywhere for 2 years except for my 4 days in the hospital and now I will be gone for 18 days.
Jonna and Pat had a great time with their Art Clay class this past weekend in Arroyo Grande I hope I will be able to make the next one, Jonna is such a wonderful teacher! Her next class will be March 27 & 28, 2010 in Arroyo Grande. Jonna will be teaching her Panel Bracelet if you are interested call Pat at 805-489-3061. You can go to Jonna's website to see a picture of the project www.jonnafaulkner.com

Monday, January 25, 2010

Almost ready to go!

I have been running around like a nut trying to get ready for the Tucson show! When you are going to be gone for 18 days there is a lot to do. I hope to come back with lots of new beads, I can hardly wait. Here is a picture of the sun catchers I have been making, they are so much fun!
I am making the big center bead and now I am making seven smaller beads for the fringe and a larger one for the top loop. When I get back from Tucson I should have another one made and I will try to get it posted.
Remember I will be back February 15th so you can order but It won't get shipped until I get back from Tucson.
Love, Kandra

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


This is such a cute picture of my granddaughter that I had to post it!
I am busy getting ready for Tucson a million things to think about and pack. I can't forget projects to work on in the evening because if I had to just sit in a hotel room at night and do nothing I would go crazy!
I think I am going to take some sun catchers to work on. I'm making the big center bead and then making smaller beads for the fringe and the top hanger, they are my lampwork beads. They are fun to make and I get to use many different sizes of seed beads and Czech beads, so I never get bored making them because they are always different. I will try to get a picture taken of one and post it before I go.
It's been raining a lot here and am I glad we really need the rain. Well off to bed I go so I can get up early and pull orders and then watch my little Zoe, I will really miss her when I am gone to Tucson.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Another Week

Another week has gone by time seems to fly! I really like the pick of the week choice, it's my new 2.8mm drops. They are so small and sweet they will look great in fringe and edging. I felt it would be a good way to introduce them.

I'm starting to get excited about Tucson I will be there for 14 days! I will be closed while I'm gone, you can email orders but nothing will happen until I get back, I will post it on my website soon. I hope I find lots of great goodies!

I just finished a sun catcher and it came out really nice. I made some beads to make 3 more sun catchers, can't wait to get started on them, I think I will take them to Tucson to work on in the evening.

Have a great week, Kandra

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A New Year 2010!

I can't believe it's 2010, where does the time go? I am hoping for a wonderful year for myself and everyone else! I am going to be having a special every week, I am calling it the "Pick of the Week Special". There will be 10 containers of beads and I will put them in a little plastic box which will be great for storing projects. I will be taking 20% off of the total on all 10 containers, which is a great deal.
I am also going to have a drawing every week. Everyone who orders with me during the week, I will put their name in the drawing and the end of the week (Sunday) I will draw a name, whoever wins will get the Pick of the Week Special for the coming week free! I will email them to let them know and I will post it on my front page.
I have been making beads again and I am having so much fun! I have a new bead press coming I hope it gets here tomorrow. Sandy gave me a bead press for Christmas, it is a wiggle press and I had to make a few to get the hang of the press, here is a picture of them. It is a large bead to me it is almost 2 inches long.