Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Picture of Us...Finally!

I admit it, I really don't like having my picture taken but the picture of Allen and me on our About Us page was entirely too old. A few weeks ago Allen found a park littered with fallen leaves and it seemed like the perfect spot to take our picture. After about 10 shots we got this one that we're pretty happy with! Our friend Jon of Enhanced Negatives did a little tweaking and created the border and it's all set now. What do you think? Leave a comment below or send me an email.

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Win a Frosted Crystal Snowman Earring Kit!

This year we really started early making our holiday earring kits, but are still busy making them even now! I thought it would be fun to have a contest for you to guess how many earring kits are in this jar. Pictured in the jar are our Pearl Snowman Earring Kits (I think they're a little easier to see) . Guess how many there are (click for a larger picture) 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 mailing address. The 3 people who get closest without going over will win a Frosted Faceted Round Snowman Kit including sterling silver findings. This is our newest kit and I just love the little guy! One guess per email address please and you can guess through Monday, December 6th at noon when I'll announce the winners.

There were 141 kits in the jar and the winners are:
Kathy Martin of Trenton, Florida guessed 132
Carolyn White of Wartrace, Tennessee guessed 126
Heather Figueroa of Brampton, Ontario guessed 126

Thank you to everyone for playing!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Aren't these pups adorable? This is Silver (on the left) and Diamond and they belong to Dan, a friend who is on Allen's pool team. Every year Dan dresses them up for Halloween and brings them to the shop for a visit. I swear, between all of us here, we must have taken 100 pictures of these cuties.

Silver and Diamond are pretty special dogs, they're therapy dogs. After visiting us they were off to a local nursing home. Dan takes them around to veterans homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals to brighten peoples days each week. They're not only adorable, they're just as sweet as can be, love to be pet and will even give you a kiss!

Happy Halloween from all of us at and also Silver, Diamond and Dan!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Gemstones in 10mm Round Size

I'm so excited, this week I added a new size to our gemstone rounds family, we now have 10mm rounds in 6 stones. These are so fun and chunky, I know you're going to love them! Let me know what other stones we should have in this size or just in general by sending me an email or leaving a comment below.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Talk Like a Pirate and Win Pirate Booty!

Ahoy t' the loyal readers o' me blog! Garrr, in honor o' the mighty Talk Like a Pirate Day, we're givin' ye scurvy dogs a chance t' win a great gift o' the sea...The Beader's Pirate Booty! We'll be pickin' three o' ye landlubbers t' be winners, so head on over t' our Facebook page t' enter! Arggghh! Click the ol' "like" button on the page t' comment with yer best "arrrgh!" or "avast!" and we might randomly draw yer name outta the cap'n's hat t' get The Blessed Beader's Booty! Yarghh, the 3 luckiest o' the brood'll be gettin' gem-shaped soaps and a grand ol' bag o' gemstone goodies, includin' our favorite...SKULLS! Arrrrghh! Avast, we'll be announcin' the winners on the morrow at 3PM EST, so grab yer bottle o' rum and join the rest o' the scallywags on Facebook for yer chance t' win!

-Cap'n' Carolyn

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Problems With Norton This Morning?

If you use Norton anti virus software and clicked on our email message this morning, you might have gotten a message that our site was "not safe". After a little digging, we realized it wasn't us, it was the email company that is in charge of sending out our emails that was causing the problem. Basically, Norton thought they had a problem. We wanted to assure everyone that there was no security threat on our site and Norton loves our site as you can see here.

Later on in the day, the email company apparently got Norton to cancel the warning, so you may not have gotten this message at all.

Just wanted to assure you everything was fine and we take your security around here very seriously. Any concerns, don't hesitate to email me or

Friday, May 28, 2010

Fantastic Online Color Wheel

Last week Dannie made the fun little birds nest out of our vintage brass wire and filled it with Turquoise Colored Jasper. It was my job to make a necklace out of it. I wanted the beads I used to really contrast the turquoise color, but what color to use?

I recently found an online color wheel called the Color Scheme Designer and used it to pick a complementary color to go with the beads in the birds nest. This is such a great tool I knew I had to share it with you! Hope you enjoy playing with it!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Angel Wings Flying to Us Soon

Look what's coming to eebeads soon! Our pewter artist Don made this beautiful angel wing pendant (or charm) just for us and samples are on the way for approval. But from this picture I think I'm going to love it! It measures 40mm long and 14mm wide, great for a pendant and still not too big for earrings. If all goes well we should have this in antique gold and silver plating in about 2-3 weeks. Make sure you're on our email list for first notice of this coming to the shop!

Send me an email or leave me a comment below, what do you think of it?

Friday, February 12, 2010

Enchanted Nights Design Challenge Winners!

We had a wonderful response from this contest! Thank you to everyone who entered and all those who voted and left comments too! Our winners for the Enchanted Nights Challenge are:

1st Place $100 Gift Certificate
#9 Danette Seiler from Missoula, Montana
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2nd Place A Grab Bag of Gemstone Shape Beads
#10 Cheryl Bracht from Cascade, Wisconsin
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Stay tuned to my blog for another contest...we'll announce the details for the next one soon!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Blizzards...Just Not a Lot of Fun.

Blizzards are never much fun and this most recent one kept all of us out of the office for two days. We'll be back in tomorrow, but we wanted to let you know why your order didn't ship if you placed one yesterday or today.

This snowy picture is the view from Carolyn and Allen's front window during the height of the storm yesterday. We got about 18" here in Willow Grove, PA and set a new record for the most snow in a season. Only 37 days till spring!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Vote in the Enchanted Nights Design Challenge

Below are the 13 entries for the Enchanted Nights Design Challenge. Great job to all our eebeaders and thank you for entering! Take a look at the entries 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.

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.

Voting ends February 12th at noon.
Happy voting and good luck eebeaders!
Entry #1Entry #2
Entry #3 Entry #4
Entry #5 Entry #6
Entry #7 Entry #8
Entry #9 Entry #10
Entry #11 Entry #12
Entry #13  

Which of the Enchanted Nights Challenge entries do you like best?:














Your Email address: (will be used to verify your vote only)

Click here to view the current results!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Yea! I have a new desk!

I've been complaining for too long that my desk was too small. Allen kept saying that I should get a new one and this week I finally got a new desk about 3 times bigger than my old one. I just love it! I had to move out of my office for the beast to be built and found a stash of Czech pressed glass and lampwork beads. They need a good home so I made up some little bags of the beauties just for you! Place an order $40 or morebefore January 22 enter coupon code:
and I'll send you a bag of the beads I found! I bet you'll love them!

And don't forget to enter our Enchanted Nights Design Challenge, I'd love to see what you come up with!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's been a while so I thought it was time to have another Challenge with our eebeads beaders! This time the theme is “Enchanted Nights” and you can make anything you want from items available from, it’s up to you to interpret the theme any way you choose, you do not have to use the colors in the picture here. Feel free to use any colors and materials you like.

Votes will be collected as we did last time. 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 February 3rd . 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 Autumn Harvest Challenge are not eligible to enter the Enchanted Nights Challenge.
5. Voting will begin Friday, February 5th and run through Friday, February 12th at noon. Winners will be announced Friday, February 12th .

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