Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from all of us at! From the left is Dennis, Allen, Dannie, Michelle, Kelly, Brandi, Kimmy and Carolyn. We hope you all had a wonderful holiday and wish you a prosperous New Year!

Our holiday gift to you is a free Scoopeez Bead Scoop with any purchase over $40 now through January 1st, 2010. To get this gift use coupon SCOOPEEZ and a free Scoopeez Bead Scoop will automatically be added to your order.

Happy Holidays!
Carolyn, Allen and all of us at

Monday, November 30, 2009

Guess the Number of Snowman Kits Winners!

We got a bunch of guesses for our Guess the Number of Snowman Kits and decided to pick the three closest guesses to win a Snowman Earring Kit complete with sterling silver findings. The correct number was 150 kits.

The winners are:
Nancy Hendershot of Haines City, Florida guessed 150
Patsy J. Bland of Laurel, Maryland guessed 148
Sharla Brownlow of Milton, Ontario, Canada guessed 153

Good job winners and to all the other close guessers!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Guess the Number of Snowman Kits!

No matter how prepared we try to be for busy Monday's, we inevitably have to make some of the Holiday Earring Kits. Today I pitched in and made the Snowman Pearl Earring Kits (with just the beads, no findings). Guess how many I made (shown in the picture - click for a larger image) and send your answer to me at In the subject line put your number guess and in the body of the email include your name and address. The person who gets closest to the correct number wins one of our Snowman Pearl Earring Kit complete with the sterling silver findings! If more than one person guesses the exact number, each person wins! One guess per email address please and you can guess through Monday, November 30th at noon when I'll announce the winners.

Good luck with your guess!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Autumn Harvest Challenge Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the Autumn Harvest Challenge below! Thanks to everyone who participated, your entries were all wonderful and inspiring as all the great comments below in the original contest post show. I'll be having another contest soon...not sure of the theme or the dates, so stay tuned to my blog!

1st Place Winner
Jyl Anais Ion of West Melbourne, Florida
Jyl won a $100 Gift Certificate to

2nd Place Winner

Pam Hurst of Martinsville, Indiana
Pam won a bag of gemstone shapes

Friday, November 6, 2009

Autumn Harvest Challenge - Vote For Your Favorite!

Below are the 17 entries for the Autumn Harvest Design Challenge. Great job to all our eebeaders and thank you for entering! Take a look at the entry below, click on the thumbnails to see the full size picture and then vote for your favorite in the poll below the pictures.

When you place your vote below, you will be asked to give your email. You will receive a vote confirmation email and you must click the link in the email for your vote to count. This is the only use of your email, we won't add you to any list. We reserve the right to reject any votes we deem suspicious of "vote-stuffing". Please limit your voting to one vote per person.

Winners will be announced on Friday, November 13th. The first place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to and the second place winner will receive a grab bag of gemstone shape beads.

Happy voting and good luck eebeaders!

Entry #1Entry #2
Entry #3Entry #4
Entry #5Entry #6
Entry #7Entry #8
Entry #9Entry #10
Entry #11Entry #12
Entry #13Entry #14
Entry #15Entry #16
Entry #17 

Voting is now closed.

Click here to view the current results!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Autumn Harvest Design Challenge

I’m so excited to try another Challenge with our eebeads beaders! This time the theme is “Autumn Harvest” and you can make anything you want from items available from, it’s up to you to interpret the theme any way you choose. Feel free to use any colors and materials you like.

Please note that will be using a completely different way of tallying the votes this time. Allen created a way for votes to be collected based on a confirmed email address, so when you vote the server will send you an email to confirm your vote and you must click the sent link for your vote to count. We also reserve the right to reject any votes we deem suspicious of "vote-stuffing". Please limit your voting to one vote per person.

1. All materials used in your submission must have been purchased from
2. Only one entry per person, but you can submit a matched set (for example a bracelet and earrings).
3. Photos should be emailed to by November 4th . Please include your full name in the email. Any type of graphic file is fine, but please make sure the picture is in focus.
4. Winners of the last Vintage Challenge are not eligible to enter the Autumn Harvest Challenge.
5. Voting will begin Friday, November 6th and run through Friday, November 13th at noon. Winners will be announced Friday, November 13th .

The first place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to and the second place winner will receive a grab bag of gemstone shape beads.

Get creating and have fun!
Any questions, feel free to email me at

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness for Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Usually on Wednesdays I put something on sale either as a private sale for folks on our email list or a sale open to the public. This week I wanted to try something different.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we've been busy here making Breast Cancer Awareness Jewelry Ideas. I put all the ideas up on a page that's also loaded with pink beads. Rather than put them on sale for two days, we're going to instead donate a portion of the proceeds from the sales of all items available from eebeads through October 1st to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Shop these great ideas and beads today and help in the fight to find a cure for breast cancer!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Vintage Challenge Winners

Thank you to everyone who entered and all those who voted and left comments too! Our winners for the Vintage Challenge are:

1st Place $100 Gift Certificate
#6 Sonali Bagaria from Dresher, Pennsylvania
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2nd Place A Bag of Vintage Goodies
#16 Linda Mink from Clearwater, Florida
click to enlarge

Stay tuned to my blog for another contest...we've got plans for the next one already!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Vintage Challenge Entries - Vote Today!

Here are all 18 entries for the Vintage Challenge! Thanks to everyone for entering! It was like getting wonderful party favors every time a new entry came in. Take a look at all the entries below, click on the thumbnails to see the full size picture and then vote for your favorite in the poll below the entry pictures. First place wins a $100 gift certificate to Second place is a big ole bag of Vintage goodies from I'll announce the winner on September 18th. Good luck to everyone!
Entry #1 Entry #2
Entry #3 Entry #4
Entry #5 Entry #6
Entry #7 Entry #8
Entry #9 Entry #10
Entry #11 Entry #12
Entry #13 Entry #14
Entry #15 Entry #16
Entry #17 Entry #18

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Audrey Had Her Baby!

So many of you have been asking, I thought I better get these pictures up! Audrey from our Customer Service Department had her baby on August 26th at 11:57pm. Both Mommy and baby Patrick are doing great. Audrey is finally home and Mom and Dad brought Patrick for a visit today where I was able to get this adorable picture of him sleeping. Audrey is pretty camera shy, but did let me take this picture of her when she was still expecting. Sadly, Audrey won't be coming back to work for eebeads, but we're hoping she'll come back occasionally and design some ideas for us! Congratulations Audrey and Pat and welcome to the world baby Patrick! You can leave a comment for Audrey below or send an email to me and I'll forward it on to her.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Vintage Challenge for Anyone - Enter and win!

This past week, all the girls at made ideas using our vintage brass charms and findings and had a lot of fun doing it.

Now it's your turn! Make anything you want using beads and findings from Your creation must include some of our vintage brass items. Entries need to be made only from items that are available from

Entries need to be emailed to me at by September 1st. Any graphic file type is fine. Please include your full name with your entry, but names won't be posted until after the winners are chosen. One entry per person but a set (like a necklace and matching earrings in one picture) is fine. Voting will begin by September 5th and anyone can vote. Voting will last 2 weeks and the winner will then be announced on September 18th. Any questions, feel free to email me at

First place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate and second place will get a package of our vintage brass pieces!

Get creating and have fun!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Kimmy Turns 50!

We are loaded with Birthdays at these days and we had a very special one! Kimmy, from the piece work department, has turned 50! Kimmy has been with eebeads the longest of any of my current employees, she's been here since October of 2002. She started out as a piece worker and now is in charge of the piece work department. Not only does she bag a ton of our beads, she also hand makes all the Bead Collections we sell. She also happens to be the one of the few employees here who will let me put up her picture so I had to blog about her special day here!

Allen and I decorated her work area the night before her birthday and Michelle bought her a fun bag full of all sorts of "old fart" items. Kimmy is also a Breyer's Vanilla Ice Cream junky so we had that instead of cake.

I try to make a card for my employees on their Birthday and Kimmy's 50th was no exception. I used one of my favorite quotes from Picasso "It takes a long time to become young".

As is a new tradition at, when it's your birthday, we put all your favorite beads on sale for a week so visit Kimmy's 50th Birthday Sale for her favorite beads. Feel free to leave a comment below for Kimmy and wish her a Happy 50th!