Saturday, November 29, 2014

Happy Holidays



Happy Holiday’s everyone.  The past few months have gone in the blink of an eye.  With family emergencies and two family deaths in the span of a month (and now the loss of a dear friend last night.) I have missed several shows and had my Etsy shop closed.  I have been working hard this last week to not only get the Etsy store back up and going but to figure out how else I might work to make up for being gone for so long. 
I have decided not only to have an Etsy sale but to also offer on my blog and Facebook Page as much of my jewelry as I can get photographed in the next couple of weeks.  I have enlisted Jeff’s help with the photos so that I still have time to make beads, and maybe to make a few new necklaces or something.  Much of the jewelry with be marked with sale prices and those who follow my Facebook Page with be the first to see the newest pieces for next year.  
First up is this little pair of earrings. Now marked at $20.  Just comment here or on my Facebook Page to make them yours. 





Visit my Etsy store and see the current coupon code for the sale there.  https://www.etsy.com/shop/tanyamcguire


Also remember to Like my Facebook Page so you see the new pieces as they get listed.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tanya-McGuire-Beads-and-Jewelry/252035638176882

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Big Cone shaped beads.

These new big cone beads are headed to WI and IL with me early early tomorrow morning.  If you want to see where the trunk shows will be check here.  http://tanyamcguire.blogspot.com/2014/09/upcoming-trunk-shows.html  I do know that every one of the trunk shows I will be doing demos and a couple of people have mentioned snacks.  So if you are any where close do stop in to see me.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

NEW!!! cone shaped flower power beads.

 These are some new cone shaped Flower Power beads.  The front of the cone has the Flower Power daisy shape of my flatter Flower Power beads.  These are cone or bell shaped with a ruffled lip.
 I made some with a different color around the edge and some all one color.
 Frankly I can not decide which way I like them better.  I also have all kinds of ideas popping into my head for ways to use these and no time to work on anything since I am leaving Thursday for WI and IL.
These are pretty small.  They of course kept growing as I was working but I had in my mind that they would be small. 

Monday, September 08, 2014

It's Fall

 School has started and lots of new fall leaves have been being made.  I love to take a picture of a nice big pile of beads and leaves are always fun to make.
 I made some nice big leaves.  These are about 3 inches long.
I also made lots of smaller beads so I could make them up into sets for the trunk shows and my fall bead shows.
I think that pile made about 9 different sets with a few extra singles.  Aren't these a yummy color?  Do make sure you read my post from earlier today because all these beauties are headed to Wisconsin and Illinois for the trunk shows.

Upcoming Trunk Shows

I know I have mentioned that I will be doing trunk shows starting this Friday but I wanted to remind everyone where I will be and when.

I will be at JSM Bead Coop in Sheboygan, WI this Friday and Saturday the 12th and 13th.  do check out their Facebook page for more information. https://www.facebook.com/JSMBeadCoop

During the week next week I will be at Funky Hannah's in Racine, WI.  The dates there are the 16th and the 17th.  Here is a link to their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/funkyhannahs

The following weekend I will be in Aurora IL at A Beadtiful Thing for the 19th -21st.  Find more information on their Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Beadtiful-Thing/124267180976775

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Etched fancy flowers

 I made some of my fancy flowers with the simple combination of clear and black glass then etched them.
 I really like how the etching makes them soft like sea glass.  I made enough to take a bunch with me on my road trip of trunk shows.
And even list a few on Etsy in just a few minutes.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

I noticed........

 ..............at Stitches Midwest last month that one of my trays of really big lentils was more than half empty.
 So I have made it a goal the last couple of weeks to make a few of them every day that I made beads.
 I really like these red and yellow ones.  The bottom one the color just seems to set off the black metallic glass so very well.
These are big beads right about an inch and a half or 37 mm across.  Great focal beads.