Monday, May 3, 2010

Life is good...New Beads...

Hi all, hope you are doing well...life is good around here too, my brother is recovering well...I am busy & getting ready for my teaching trip to Turkey late May early June...there is a few spaces left in both classes if you are interested..send me an email for more information, also the link to the class is on the right hand side of this blog...

Also do you remember the awesome Bracelet Kelli Burns made with my beads that was entered in Bead Style Magazine well it won the contest, I know I am bad, but I forgot to mention that it had won...so now it is going to be featured in the July issue which will be out in early June...cool beans for Kelli & I...thanks again Kelli for making such a yummy bracelet...
I have some new yummy beads for you in my etsy shop...I have 35 beady items in my shop now...will be adding a few more in the next few days as well...check them out in the photo above...

Last weekend Graceful Studios we held another great class, this time in Rock Carving...I stopped by for a visit & took some photos, sadly I was not able to take the class due to family obligations...but will try next time Ron & Carmen are in town...see Ron & Carmen's work on their site

The feedback is coming in on the best masher I have ever used, everyone loves it...check out this new awesome tool Squeeze-Me-Right-Masher & get yours now, worth every penny & more...

The yummy focal & friend set from last week goes to Nikki, send your address girl...for this week I have the retro pink focal bead above, I love the way it came out...enter to win it by making a comment on this post...

There is more to tell, but time is short, need sleep, thanks for stopping by...life is good, save for that big mess of oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico...so sad watching it all happen...we need to care more about our home & what we do to it...
OH stand by for a new contest on the blog...your designs with my beads....

Jelveh
Peace

7 comments:

jozd5150 said...

Congrats on having your beads in the winning design, Jelveh! Glad to hear your brother is doing well. I'm looking forward to hearing and seeing pics from your next trip to Turkey...thanks for sharing with all of us.
peace!

Sioux said...

Jelveh you are amazing... Love this week's bead. Question...do you find yourself making brand new designs in Turkey? Looking forward to hearing all about your trip!
Sioux

hotglassbabe said...

Hi Jelveh,
Love the new pink bead you have posted on your blog this week! GORGEOUS! And love my squeeze-me-right-masher I bought too which is so much better than the other masher I had... thanks for mentioning/featuring it on your blog! Your newsletters are really interesting and makes me wish I lived closer to take some of your classes... they sound so much fun! Anyhoo... I noticed you mentioned "Nikki" had won your focal and friend set from last week and I can only HOPE that you meant little ole ME! If this is true (I'll totally die if it is), let me know (bastillebleu@wi.rr.com) and I'll send ya my addy!

Have a great week Jelveh!
XO,
Nikki/Bastille Bleu Lampwork (aka hotglassbabe)

Sue said...

Jelveh, your beads are lovely as usual, but the real joy of reading your blog is the happy spirit you always bring. Have a wonderful day. Can't wait to see you in the magazine.

Gail said...

I really like this design! I bought some beads from you last week - one of which is the same design but with red tones. It's absolutely beautiful! Actually all of the beads were beautiful! I pulled them out of the box and oohed and aahed over them right away! Thanks for sending them so quickly. I opened them when my niece was here and she has already got her eye on one of them! HA (perhaps as in fat chance). hehe Well her birthday is coming up ... :) Thanks Jelveh!

Brenda H said...

Hi Jelveh, I know how Gail feels. Everything I have ever bought from Jelveh I do the same thing. All of your work is so beautiful and you're always right on with the color palettes. I LOVE the focal up this week. That's about the only color I have never rec'd from you and I love pinks. This focal is especially pretty, it almost looks like a ruby color, unless it's just the picture. All the new beads are great also. Thank you for the kind thoughts, I sent you a convo. I'm also glad that prayers are being answered and brother is getting better. I so wish I could go to Turkey! It's on my Bucket list also.
Peace and love

Penny said...

HI
where do you get your inspiration for your fabulous beads? I want to have skills like you. You are awesome!!! I am hoping to win one of your beads.
Keep up the fabulous work.
Thanks
Penny