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Monday, January 24, 2011


Yikes! I have been so busy knitting sweaters for the new Broadway production of "Catch Me if You Can" that I forgot to tell everyone that tomorrow is the Bead Society of Greater New York's 6th annual Garage Sale. Over 35 of us will be selling or giving away our excess beads, supplies, bead magazines, books, and jewelry. Admission is free. Here are the details:

Fashion Institute of Technology
The John Reeves Great Hall
Enter on West 28th St. (between 7th and 8 Aves.)
New York City, NY

January 25, 2011
Doors open at 6 pm, runs until 8:30 or so


Come join us. Add to your stash and help us make room for more beads in our stash.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


My niece Sabrina, who is a fabulaous baker, graduated from college in December. As soon as I saw these beads at a bead show, I knew they were perfect for her so, using my new wire working skills, I made her a necklace with the minature cupcakes and cake slice.

I used square copper wire and my WigJig to fashion a pendant and hung the beads from the loops with with round copper wire. Then I put the pendant on a purchased wire chain, adding two fire polished beads at the join for a little more sparkle.

Here is a close up view.

Side view so that you can see the painting on the cake slice. No there isn't a problem with my camera--I changed the background paper to see how it changed the photo.

The beads are painted ceramic and are made in Peru. I bought them from the J P Imported booth at the Soft Flex show here in NYC but you can buy them from the website at They have all kinds of food (I bought some donuts for me), chocolates, animals, surfboards, skulls, musical instruments and so much more.