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This is a place to adore, wear and make jewelry. Hopefully you will learn something new and get inspired with innovative ideas. Be creative, have fun and share some of that fun with the rest of us - amuse us with your comments.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Why Is October Breast Cancer Month?

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is held every October to raise awareness of the disease and raise money for research. One of the major goals is to encourage women to self-check for early detection of breast cancer.
It was founded in 1985 by AstraZeneca, a drug company that makes the drugs Armidex and Tamoxifen, both used to fight breast cancer.
One of the reasons October was chosen is that the first Race for the Cure was held then in 1983. Eight hundred people took part in Dallas, Texas. Today, more than a million people take part in the annual race.
The Estee Lauder Company created the pink ribbon as a breast cancer awareness symbol in 1993.

Wear pink and celebrate the courage and memory of those who lost the battle and support those who are never giving up.

Buy and wear this heart to honor hope and love.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Bead Fest Philadelphia 2011

Hi everyone,
BFP 2011 is behind us but memories still fresh. For those of you who were there and shared beading fun with me thank you for visiting my table. The organizer claims this was better visited show than the one last year. As you know, the location was changed this year and that allowed more vendors on the floor. If you have signed up for any classes, I am confident you loved it.

Back to school is officially announced and I am also back to more intense teaching of jewelry beading classes. I have many new projects coming up that I am sure you will like it. Check http://www.beads-and-crystals.com/ or http://www.theodorasbeads.com/ for the schedule. If you have a challenging project in mind and do not know where to start, you can always contact me and we can arrange a private class.
Happy beading,

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dinosaur Brooch

The Greater Washington Bead Society Show is behind us. I hope everyone came home with the bag full of great finds. I would like to share with you the unusual treasure I have found, the hand carved brooch wrapped in sterling silver.
What I will do with it? I am not sure at a moment but come back and hopefully you will see equally interesting piece of jewelry creation.

Another bead show is coming our way.
THE BEST BEAD SHOW  in Baltimore, June 24-26, 2011 (It's actually outside of Baltimore: The Marriott Hunt Valley).

Follow the link below and register for the discounted entry fee. It's worth it, you have more money left to spend on beads and also by registering you will be entered to win $250 shopping spree.
Good luck!



Monday, April 18, 2011

Upcoming Bead Show

Hi all,

I thought this might interest you.

The Bead Society of Greater Washington is holding their 53rd Semi-

Annual Bead Bazaar on May 7-8, 2011, at the Activty Center at

Bohrer Park, located at 506 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

I have been going for years and each time I discover something new, so I

wanted to share this with you.

Click on the link below to get discount card towards the entry fee.