Monday, December 21, 2009


Ok...ok...already. I am sorry to all of my customers who buy my loose beads, as I haven't had any for sale in a while...BUT the wait is over!
I am in high gear cranking out some really dynamite sets! I have some listed already in my artfire shop and will be adding many more over the next few days. Be sure to check in often as these beauties are sure to go quick!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

10% OFF Total Purchase

Spent just $25 or more at the Honey Beads & Jewelry Artfire shop and receive 10% off the total purchase price! Just enter the code WINTER0910 to redeem discount!! Hurry while supplies ends Jan. 01 2010!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Holiday Update

Ok, so it has been a while since I have updated my blog, but I am getting it all back together and it is going good! I have a few announcements to make...
With a slow start to the "Inspired by Nature" series it has finally taken hold and I can barely keep up! I am currently sold out for this series but stay tuned, I will have new pieces released soon!
Honey Beads have been very involved with the local Irvington events and I would like to issue a special Thanks to all of my Irvington customers! I could'nt wish for better people to get to know and dress in my wearable art! Thank you for supporting your local artists!
I attended the Irvington Halloween Festival last month and the Benton House Holiday Bazaar last week and we had a wonderful turn out. I will continue to support these events as well as many other Irvington events.

I have had many people ask me where else they can purchase Honey Beads Jewelry and I will be updating my calander soon however until then, Honey Beads next appearence will be at the Indianapolis Columbia Club, in downtown Indianapolis. The annual event will be held the evening of the 9th of December. I am also in the process of setting up consignment in a couple local shops. I will keep you all updated and will list the various places where Honey Beads Jewelry can be purchased as soon as possible.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

On A Personal Note...

My boyfriend of 2 years and father of my youngest son and I split up, and I was forced to move. My heart is broken but I'm a tuff cookie and am healing quickly. I had to move my whole studio along with everything else I own, and my children's belongings clear across town into a very small (by comparison) apartment so needless to say the production of my fall line has been slowed slightly but I think I should have everything back on track by next week. Maybe this will help serve for some dark inspiration for Halloween! LOL

Monday, October 5, 2009

2009 Fall Line

Well Summer is over, and it is time for fall fashion!
My favorite season of the year, fall is full of rich colors. There is so much beauty in fall to be appreciated. The beautiful amber, red and purple tones from the leaves changing is just one of the many beauties of the fall season.
Fall is also when we get to break out the warm clothes, the sweaters the boots, coats, and hats. What better to set off your fall fashion then beautiful one of a kind quality handmade jewelry!
The 2009 Fall Line from Honey Beads is all about capturing the colors and textures of fall. I have combined some of my favorite texture; suede, copper chain and wire, and sterling silver along with my handmade lampwork beads in a variety of lovely fall tones to create a gorgeous new line. From the more traditional, to retro abstract, Honey Beads fall line has what you need to put a beautiful finishing touch on your fall fashions!
Check out the Honey Beads Artfire or Etsy shop for this new fall line. Look under the 2009 Fall Line category!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Destash and Orphan Beads

I have recently done some destashing and have 5 lots of Orphan beads up for adoption. These beads can be adopted for as little as $0.25 per bead!! Check out the Honey Beads Artfire shop for pics and details on all 5 lots. Also these are NOT small lots, the smallest lot includes 19 beads!!
Please not that I have added and extra $3.50 into the price to cover the added weight, since the lots are so large.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Honey Beads Rewards!

After developing what I would call a small following of returning customers I wanted to come up with a way to show my customers how much I truly appreciate them so I have set up a reward program for all my returning customers. I will offer periodic discounts, freebies, and other neat things. The current offer is $5 off any item or free shipping on any order!

Now, I have to say I really appreciate ALL my customers including first time buyers so I will offer 10% off any one item in my store for all first time buyers!

For more information on how to take advantage of these discounts please drop me a line at

Monday, August 24, 2009

Introducing "Eternal"

When I finish a bead it is like a moment caught in time. All the excitement, focus, time and energy along with the idea and inspiration for the bead(s) are captured in the bead. You see there is a lot more put into a bead than just glass. If you are an artist of any medium, be it jewelry or painting, you know that the first thing needed is inspiration. Once you find that then comes the idea. Now as for myself there is much planning before I sit down to the torch. I first figure out the different glasses that I would like to use, then comes the design of the bead. This can be really tricky with all the different color choices and the reactions of the glasses. Then comes the torch. Now even though I have a design pictured fresh in my mind, that is subject to change. It is very rare that, with all art forms, your final product is exactly what you planned for. That is what makes it art, the ability to improvise! After a great deal of blood sweat and tears, the finished product is an embodiment of all that it took to make it.
This is where "Eternal" comes in. As my latest line of beads, I have captured these moments, for all eternity. Each is named after what it was inspired by. For example,
"Eternal Ocean"

With this beautiful focal I have used a combination of blue and dichroic glass to capture the colors of the glistening night sea. I have the framed it with layers of silver and soft glasses. However, the ocean has depth and dimension created by waves, and my bead needs that to be complete! By carefully twisting areas of the surface of the bead, I think I've done just that!
Here are a couple more from this new line:
"Eternal Flame"

"Eternal Rubies"

Get these and others in the "Eternal" line in my online shop by clicking on the Artfire link at the top right of this page.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Low Prices

So ever since I started selling jewelry, I have been on the look out for quality materials at great prices, found that. I have been working on getting my bookkeeping in order, got that done. And I have been trying to cut overhead that causes my prices to be higher than I would like, DONE IT!! As a result of these things all coming together Honey Beads & Jewelry is proud to announce new pricing on all items! Some have actually went up slightly, but only because they use the best materials and in order to continue using the best materials, it was necessary. However you will notice that the majority of the items have been dramatically reduced, by 50% or more!! Great quality at Great prices, what more could one ask for!! Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Earrings At Honey Beads

I have been asked many time why I don't have any earrings for sale and well the only answer I could come up with is "I don't know". So I have amended that, with all handmade earrings, from the lampwork beads to the earwires. Here are a couple of sets recently listed on Artfire, be sure to check out all of the other great sets! Also for those of you who have purchased from Honey Beads in the past I am most definitely willing and able to make matching earrings for bracelets and or necklaces from previous purchases.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Introducing "Inspired By Nature"

"Inspired By Nature" is the latest line from Honey Beads. Using top quality materials, and fine craftsmanship, this line is very elegant and all origional. All of the pieces in this line will be inspired by nature by using natural elements and combining them with handmade lampwork beads and or handmade fine silver pieces. I have just released the first to pieces to this line, "Rose" and "Sticks and Stones". Both of these pieces feature handmade fine silver elements along with other high quality natural elements, such as garnets and polished jasper.

All of the pieces in this line will be available through my Artfire shop, and for this week (7/21 - 7/28) when you purchase one of these items you will be given 50% off any bracelet in my Artfire shop! Just mention this post in notes to seller, before paying, along with the bracelet of your choice and I will send a custom invoice. Act fast, items this gorgeous are sure to go quick!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!

To celebrate Independence Day Honey Beads is offering 10% off all beads/sets and 15% off all jewelry in the Honey Beads Artfire shop!! Hurry this sale only lasts until midnight July 6!
Just send me a message titled 4th Sale, with the item(s) you would like and your paypal e-mail address and I will send an updated invoice.

Sales will be on a first come first serve basis.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

What To Do?

Have you ever seen the most gorgeous focal bead but have no idea how you would use it in a piece of jewelry? I know I have!
The answer... make a pendant! I know what your thinking... "a pendant... yawn", but this is where the fun comes in! I believe that a pendant should be the icing on the cake. So... you have to make a great cake, the cake being the necklace. Be creative, and unusual. Remember no one wants to wear something that is just like everything else they see. Have Fun!!!

Here are a couple examples...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

This Weekends Art Walk

Well the events are here and I have been busy, busy, busy! This Saturday I went to the local Irvington Art Walk. It was a wonderful day filled with wonderful people. I had many sales and am now working on restocking my Artfire shop. I will be adding new items starting Monday the 22. I will also be updating my weekly featured/sale items so check in to see the new beadie goodness!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Weekly Featured Items

I offer weekly sales in my "Featured Gallery". The items will be greatly discounted, however you have to act quick as they tend to go fast and the sale only lasts one week. Check weekly, you never know when the item you want will be too good to pass up!

This weeks Featured Sales

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Bloggers Discount!!!

Hey bloggers, it's your lucky week!
Starting 5/17 through 5/24 I will be issuing a special Bloggers Discount. Visit my artfire or Etsy shop, and receive 10% off entire purchase!! Just send me a message (in Artfire or Etsy) title it "Bloggers Discount" and tell me what item(s) you want along with your Paypal addy and I will send you and improvised invoice reflecting the discount. Hurry Hurry while they last!!!

Ramping Up For Summer

Well the summer is here and so are the summer events. I have been in the process of getting a good inventory for the upcomming events. I have been working on some new styles and new techniques and can't wait to get some into my Artfire and Etsy shops. I should be updating my stock soon and will be adding some really neat stuff, check out my Flicker for some sneak peaks of whats to come!