Monday, July 13, 2009

Sparkles and Shineys!

I am such a sucker for the glint and shine of baubles, beads and findings. I am like a kid in a candy store. My eyes are bigger than my pocketbook (to put a bit of a spin on it) and I want it all!

To feed my addictions and enable my beadmania - Dave at Rings & Things sent out the Blogger Challenge packages. I got mine and as always - I squealed. "This is the BEST packet ever!!"

I dumped it out onto the counter and sifted thru all the baggies. So many this go round, I don't know what to do with myself!

That Designers Bead Assortment pk - made my heart happy. I can see so much potential in that little bag of assorted shiney wonderment. I had to dump out the contents and touch and inspect every single bead. I ooh'd and ah'd at each one - reminded me of John Woods on the Family Guy - Oh! Piece of Candy!! Oh! Piece of Candy.......

Here is a breakdown of exactly what was in the package - (and I did an extra 5 minutes on the ee-lip-tickle machine due to that pesky tootsie roll - *shakes fist*)

Designer's Bead Assortment

Connector, Gold Filled, Round, 34mm, 4 Loop (Closeout) (Gold Filled)

Bail, Tube Top for Gluing, Small (Solid Copper)

Crystal Bead, Cube, 8mm (Montana/ Aurora Borealis)

Crystal Bead, Cube, 8mm (Topaz/ Aurora Borealis)

Connector, Sterling Silver, Pointed, 39mm, 2 Loop (Limited Stock) (Sterling Silver)

Connector, Gold Filled, Star, 31mm, 7 Loop (Limited Stock) (Gold Filled)

The Montana beads are beautiful - the fact that Montana is in the name made me happy. One day I will see the land where my heart dwells, that Big Sky Country. While I am there, I will wear a beautiful piece made with Montana AB cubes!

The name "Tube Top" made me giggle - thinking of all the fashion faux pas I was a victim of in the 70's - including tube tops.

Dawno at Dawno's Beaded Badge Lanyards and Jewelry has got a jump on everyone and has already started working with her goodies. She created a beautiful necklace using the gold round connector as a frame for the pearl focal.

Lisa at A Bead A Day is already churning out the lovelies using the gold star connector on this really creative and beautiful new jade bracelet!

Want to get in on all the fun? Want to review products and have a chance to challenge your creative side once a month with fantastic Rings & Things products? If this sounds like something that you would want to be part of be sure to visit Rings & Things blog page.


  1. Hi Tish! I'm so glad I have your blog to read, you make things so much fun!

    By the way, if you are interested in having a little fun with the Rings & Things gang, Dave R. agreed to allow the Blog Partners team to pick out some beads for them to use in a creative jewelry project. If you get a chance to send Dave a tweet with your picks, it sounds like they are up for a fun little "challenge".

    Have a great week!! Lisa C.

  2. i love you know that episode of family guy.