Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Getting really close to Christmas

It's December already! Can you believe it? Are you ready for Christmas yet? Guess what... I'm not... of course. But I am in the mood. :) So let's take a deep breath, feel the crisp air (it's raining today making all our beautiul snow melt away... but I'm not worried, we will get our fair share as usual this winter.) and roll our sleeves to get ready for the celebrations.

For all this month, shipping will be free on all the beads in my Etsy shop. So, buy all you want and you won't have to worry about shipping... at least... :)


Monday, November 29, 2010

It's Cyber Monday :)

My sale continues this Cyber Monday with a 20% discount on all the beads in my Etsy shop. Just use the coupon code: BVThanksgivingSale.

I've also assembled a few clearance sets from beads that were gathering in my bead box. So, you have an ever greater bargain. If you like any of them, come visit my shop to get your hands on great beads at great prices. :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Sale

Happy Thanksgiving weekend to all my American friends! :) To celebrate, for Black Friday through Cyber Monday I offer a 20% discount on all the items in my Etsy shop. Just use the coupon code: BVThanksgivingSale.

Talk to you more soon. Have fun shopping. :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Back at last

No I wasn't gone on another planet, I was just a looooong time away from my blog. Although sometimes I felt I was on another planet. I've had a hard time getting back to business and to «normal» life after this summer. Ellie was at home most of the time. I thought I could find time to work while she was here instead of day camp but I couldn't. She hates day camp and it was becoming a nightmare just preparing her to go in the mornings, so I told her we would try for this summer to keep her home while still working on my business. But I couldn't get organized or find 2 full hours to work in the day. As a result business was really slow and I got a bit discouraged.

I think I am getting back in the swing of things now so I will have new beads in the days to come. I did list some nice clearance beads in my Etsy shop so you can go have a look. You could find some pretty beads for a lower price.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Win Some Beads

Hey guys,

It's the last day of the Giveway. Don't forget you have a chance (and a really good chance) to win some of my beads or jewelry, along with tons of other wonderful handmade items. And it's even easier to qualify now. Chantilly has changed the rules slightly, and you don't have to leave a comment on each blog, just visit them and tell her which sponsors you can't get enough of. It's easy and it's fun. :)

Don't wait too long, it ends at 5pm Eastern time.

Good luck!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Great Giveway!

Hey everyone, come on over to My Girl Thursday for a great giveway! Not only have you a chance to win a pendant with silver chain from me or $30. worth of beads (your choice) in my Etsy shop, but you could also win 11 more beautiful handmade items from different artists!

It's so much fun to participate. Believe me, I won My Girl Thursday's June Giveway! I know, shame on me I didn't even tell you... I had this plan to reunite all the goodies, take a picture and blog about it, but we just couldn't wait and already used some of them before they all arrived.

To win, all we had to do was to leave a nice message to all the donators and a little message to Chantilly of My Girl Thursday (she is so sweet and has a great blog). So Ellie (my almost 8 years old girl) and I took a little time to visit all the blogs and look at the shops. We had a great time doing it. The drawing was at 5pm that same day and Ellie couldn't wait to see if we had won, but we had friends that night so she didn't have the news that we did until the morning after. She was so excited, she just couldn't believe me and wanted proof!!! :) In the days after, the little packages started coming. I would wait until Ellie came back from school so she could have the pleasure of opening the packages and discovering the beautiful gifts, the cards, papers and cool packaging. Imagine 11 and more unique creations! And you could win 12 in the July Giveway. So go over there and have some fun!

Good luck to all.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mailing List

You can now join my mailing list when you want to be notified of a sale, giveway, new beads being listed or other news that I find could be passed on by email to you. Don't worry, I won't overflow your email box with my messages. :)

If you were on my previous mailing list and want to be in it again, please register again. I lost all my emails the last time my computer crashed. That is why I decided to use Bravenet for my mailing list. Now I shouldn't loose any emails again and you can unregister anytime if you no longer want to receive my emails.

Just look at the pale blue box at the bottom right of the page to register. I will surely have occasional surprises for those who subsribe. :)


Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Sale again. Yay!

It seems that everytime I write these days (which is not often I know) it is to announce a sale. Well, that's good for you. :)

I called it the «I need new glass» sale... and I so do need new glass. So for today Thursday May 27, until midnight tonight, you get a 20% discount on all purchases from my Etsy shop. You can pay as usual and I will refund the money through Paypal.

Have fun shopping and I will talk to you more soon (sooner than a month for sure). :)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

And another surprise

I have decided to extend my sale through the weekend. So, when you buy anything in my Etsy shop, from here to Sunday May 2nd at midnight, I will give you a 20% discount (no minimum purchase). Surprise! :)

I will refund the 20% through Paypal.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Surprise Sale

I have a surprise 20% sale in my Etsy shop today until midnight tonight. Everything in my shop is reduced, no minimum purchase necessary. You can pay as usual and I will refund you the 20% by Paypal.

Here are some of the most recent sets that I listed:

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day I have a sale in my Etsy shop. If you buy for $100.00 or more, I will give you a 20% discount. You can pay as usual and I will refund the money through Paypal.

Ok, so what does a sale have to do with Earth Day? Nothing I guess. Or maybe yes, if you buy more beads at a time, there will be less packaging material used and it will be good for the earth. :) Ok, it will be good for my wallet too. And, I will plant something today, I promise. I will even show you a picture tomorrow.

In the meantime, here is a little peak at some of the beads I listed today:

Friday, April 16, 2010

New Beads

Just a little note to tell you that I just listed new beads in the Clearance Beads section of my Etsy shop. Some of them really shouldn't be in the clearance section because they are not imperfect beads, but they couldn't make it in a bigger set. Most of them were orphans or were not quite the right size. I like listing those beads though and pass the savings to you. :) I will have more soon so check back often.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

New section in my Etsy shop

I decided to move the clearance beads to my Etsy shop. So if you want to buy great beads at a reduced price, come visit my Etsy shop and look for them in the new Clearance beads section.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Free Shipping

My computer is working finally... but, of course, I lost tons of informations, softwares and emails. :( At least, it works and it's like having a brand-new computer.

I will be celebrating the recovery of my computer by having a Free Shipping Weekend, free shipping on all the beads in my Etsy shop and the beads on clearance right here on the blog (see a couple of previous posts below). It's starting right now and ending at Midnight Sunday April 11th.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Clearance beads 2

I listed some really nice beads on Etsy today and I had clearance beads left that I assembled for you to buy right here. They are almost nicer then the ones on Etsy. I wonder if I shouldn't keep them for myself... :)

Don't forget to look at the previous post, the beads are still available.

Set 5: Hot Pink, Orange and Yellow, 8 round beads, 8-9 x 10-13mm - $24.00 SOLD

Set 6: Orange and Rubino Trio, 3 round beads, 8 x 10-11mm - $6.00 SOLD

Focal 7: Rubino, Orange and Raku: 1squeezed focal bead, 18 x 21mm (including the dots) - $5.00 SOLD

Tell me in the comments section below or by email if you are interested in any of those beads or the ones in the previous post. I will send you a Paypal invoice for the beads you have chosen. My email address is:

Have a nice Sunday!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Clearance beads

As I told you earlier, my website and computer are down (still), so I decided to list a few sets of clearance beads, once in a while, right here on my blog. So, if you see something you like, tell me so in the comments section below this post, or send me an email at:

I call these beads «clearance beads» because some are not as perfect as I would like them to be. Some have tiny bubbles in the encasing or the clear raised dots, or the dots are not perfectly placed. Sometimes their only problem is that they are not the same size as the other beads in the set they were destined to be. So they end up in the clearance group in hopes to find somebody to love them as much or maybe even more then their «perfect» counterparts. And yes, they are cheeper. :)

Set 1: Turquoise, Purple and Green, 4 round beads, 8-11 x 11-12mm and 1 squeezed bead13 x 15mm - $12.00US SOLD

Set 2: Turquoise and Brown, 5 round beads, 9-11 x 12-13mm - $12.00US SOLD

Set 3: Green and Violet, 5 round beads, 9-10 x 11-12mm - $12.00US SOLD

Set 4: Black and Lavender (it looks gray on this picture, but it IS lavender), 3 round beads, 8-9 x 11-12mm - $8.00US. SOLD

I will mark each set as sold whenever it is called for.
Have fun shopping. :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

1000 Sales

I am 5 sales away from my 1000th sale on Etsy. Yes! I would really like to reach this goal today. So, I will give a set of 5 beautiful beads to the person who gives me this 1000th sale. And don't forget that you have free shipping all day today.

Hope you are having a great Sunday!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Free Shipping

I've listed tons of beads on Etsy and I offer you free shipping all weekend. Yay! :)

My website and computer are still down, so I'm thinking of listing beads for sale right here. So look for clearance beads soon in these pages.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Computer issues

My computer is out, darn. And my web site is out, re-d... I hope this issue won't last too long. I have to use my husband's computer when he's back from work, and when he is not using it. I get to go to bed rather late because of all this.

I manage to list beads in the evenings though, so you can still shop for my beads on Etsy. :) I've listed a lot of pairs and trios in fun colors. If you need them etched, just send me a convo.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Return of the Etched Beads

No, it's not the title of a horror movie, although working with etching acid brings awful thoughts sometimes. :) I like making those beads and I like the look of etched beads also, so I made a bunch of them and I may make more in the days to come. My etching solution is in its last miles, so the etching was rather light. But I like the effect (the beads still reflect light in tiny flecks). However, if you prefer them to be more velvety, I can plunge them in the infamous liquid a little more. :) Just tell me your preference. Here are a few sets I listed (I also have them in pairs):

Oh, and I almost forgot, I listed new sets of beads in my specials page on my website. They are very nice and a great deal. Go take a look!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Something new

Ellie is feeling better. The antibiotic is doing it's job. Wish we could go without antibiotics, but it seems not. Oh well.
I decided to list some beads in multiples in my Etsy shop. Sometimes you might need many of the same bead, so occasionnaly I will list pairs of beads and indicate how many there are in stock. You can see this at the right of the price. They will be sold by two, so if you need an uneven count, send me a convo or email and I will gladly arrange it so you can have the number you want.
Here are the two pairs that I have in multiple number and a new set of beads that I LOVE. :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New beads finally

I've been at a halt in my beadmaking again. My daughter Ellie is sick. A winter related thing (well it usually happens in winter,... many times in the course of one in our case). Don't know which virus or bacteria, but it should go away with time or with antibiotics... we will see about that today at the doctor's office. Can't work much with a sick and miserable child in the house needing me day and night. I shouldn't complain though, first of all I'm not the miserable poor darling with fever and a runny nose, but also, we haven't been affected so much this year with all the sinusitis, bronchitis and all the likes. But, the winter is not finished yet, so I have my fingers crossed.

I've managed to finish a set and matching pairs of beads and spacers that I listed on Etsy. And I assembled a few sets of clearance beads that I listed in my specials page, so have a look at them if you want.

Here is a glimpse of the colors I used on the sets on Etsy:

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Year

I think it's still time to wish everyone a wonderful new year. :) May 2010 bring you joy, happiness, health, peace and many new and exciting projects to realize.

Well, for my part, everyone in the family is healthy (thank goodness) and my little Ellie is doing great. We had a big scare with her in the last couple of months when we learned that she couldn't hear at all from her left ear. That was hard enough to take, but the worst part was waiting for the results of tests that would indicate if her right hear would deteriorate or not in the years to come. Turns out her right ear is perfectly normal and she can go on with her life without the fear of going deaf from that ear also. Mama is very relieved.

And Mama is back at the torch, finally. The oxygen concentrator is roaring again (literally... it's quite noisy actually) and I just listed new beads on Etsy. Here is a little look at one set: