Sunday, November 30, 2014

Holiday Shopping Ideas from Lindy's Designs

Tried out a new slideshow today from Slidely featuring some gift giving ideas from Lindy's Designs. I love the fact that you can add music to the slideshow. Enjoy the slide and please visit my store to shop.
Happy Holidays from Lindy's Designs by Slidely Slideshow

Friday, November 21, 2014

Black Friday Sale

Black Friday typically kicks off the beginning of the Holiday shopping season. Why not shop in the comfort of your own home this year and buy a handmade one of a kind gift from Lindy's Designs.   A special discount will be available for anyone shopping my store on  Black Friday.   All you need to do to receive this discount is to enter the special code HOLIDAY when you check out. I hope you consider buying Handmade  at

Monday, November 10, 2014

Art Jewelry Collective

Melinda Orr, Cynthia Machata and myself have been talking about putting together an Artisan Jewelry Collective for fellow jewelry artisans.  It is hoped that this collective will enable us to gain more visibility in the community as a group rather than individuals.  This project is still in the planning stages and there is a lot of great things planned, a separate website, catalogs durings holiday seasons and more.  In the meantime, with the holidays fast approaching, a Holiday Shopping Guide WIDGET has been created by  Melinda Orr to help us gain visibility during this holiday shopping time.  In order to participate, the Art Jewelry Collective WIDGET must be added to your sidebar or as a blog post on your blog.  For details on how to be included and how to add this WIDGET visit the Creative Bead Chat website.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Bead Chat Magazine

Creative Bead Chat is a free online magazine created by members of the Creative Bead Chat Facebook group. This magazine is published quarterly and features some of the best designers in our community. Along with a great deal of eye candy, the magazine provides top notch tutorials and articles on various techniques, tools and artists. As part of the editorial team for this magazine, I provide tutorials, video links and input on artists, articles and themes that will be featured. In my opinion, this online magazine is one of the best in the beading community and I'm honored to be a part of it. What a surprise this month when one of my pieces was featured in the magazine.

My necklace features an awesome polymer focal from Staci Louise Originals and leather from Melinda Orr of Orrtec Designs.  The focal and leather were gifted to me by Melinda Orr at Bead Fest this year and I hand knotted some large hole jade beads on waxed linen, added some copper chain and I ended up with what I think is a pretty awesome piece.

If you haven't checked out this great magazine, you can do so by clicking this link Creative Bead Chat Magazine. Hope you visit and enjoy all the articles and all the design by our featured artists as much as I do.