Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Bee's Knees, Bling'in Saturday & Beady Links

Happy Saturday! those getting ready for CHA, I know you know that it starts a week from tomorrow! We'll be leaving bright and early on Friday and will be back the following Friday. I always say getting ready for this show is like preparing for a wedding-in the blink of an eye, it's over!

As for those that have been so sweet in asking me about my knee, I did in fact follow up with the orthopedist, and as suspected, I do have a torn medial meniscus in my right knee. At least this knee is not as bad as my left one, but the timing of this could not be worse. It's also my body telling me to "lighten the load", but one thing at a time! So, sometime this spring I'll likely be going in for arthroscopic surgery for the right knee. So, don't make too much fun of me at the show when you see me wheeling around in a scooter...and I apologize now for anyone I may run over!

Those that check Ranger's website, regularly, know that the front page is updated every month. Since that's Marketing's Department, I always am not aware of what's going up in a particular month. I was happy to see that my Perfect Pearls(tm) sample is being featured. I like this one because it does show all the things that you can so easily do with this product: the flowers are painted in, the sentiment is stamped with Perfect Medium(tm) and dusted on and the Cuttlebug dry embossed background is covered with Perfect Medium as well and dusted. Also don't forget about the pearly splotches! Instructions are on the site; if anyone has any questions, let me know!

Being only a week away from CHA, it's probably not out of line to tell you what's new from Ranger! We've finally got a new pigment ink! Adirondack(r) Pigment Ink Stamp Pads will start out with the coordinating Lights/Brights/Earthtones for the following colors: Cranberry/Terra Cotta/Butterscotch/Bottle/Denim/Eggplant. There's also Pitch Black and Snow Cap. I've probably worked with them the most and I really like them! We've also got the Inkssentials(tm) White Opaque Pen and the Inkssentials(tm) Craft Spinner, which will hold eight of the Ink Blending Tools for the Blending Foam or Alcohol Ink Felt! I love the retro look of it. You've probably seen Tim using it during demos, etc. I'll be demoing on how to work with the pigment inks as well as the other coordinating Adirondack(r) products (dye inks and acrylic paint dabbers).

Finally, definitely stop by Ranger's Booth (4264) and also check out Amate's booth (4871); I've worked with them, as I've said previously, and will have over 30 samples of finished Glossy Accents(tm) Collage pendant bracelets and UTEE(tm) pendant necklaces between the two booths. I was so glad to finally get this jewelry completed and photographed. They, as well as Beadalon and Stampers Anonymous have also been so wonderful in providing donations for the Jewelry class that Suze and I will be teaching at the show.

In addition, also find this week's list of Beady Links-Enjoy!

About.com Jewelry Making Tammy's got a new book review posted, and it's all about links. In fact, it is written by a fellow Bead Babe. Way to go, Jean!
Art Bead Scene It's Studio Saturday at ABS! Take a look inside the colorful studio of Creative Impressions in Clay!
PearlEsq. Robin's seeing the end of the CHA prep tunnel with a Bead Crochet Creation to share!
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! Margot Potter initially told the tale of the Kazuri beads in Simply Beads Magazine which Jean remembers reading about, and recalls here. Jean shows a photo of a green necklace her aunt requested her to design which led her to choose these stunning ceramic hand-made beauties!
The Impatient Blogger The gang that brought you Ormament Thursday is back with monthly themed projects to jump start your creativity. Check out Margot's project and a link to the bevy of beautiful designs from our talented roster of artists!


Kriss said...

Gosh Robin...your jewelry is just beautiful! I've been keeping tabs on your knee. Sorry to hear it's still giving you a hard time. Best to you, your knee, and the show.

Rachel Greig said...

Love all those necklaces! And love the sound of the new Ranger releases! Sorry to hear about your knee - will you be doubling anyone around on the scooter? You could be the CHA taxi. Hope it has a horn! Beep beep!

Wendy said...

The above photos explain how you were able to attain the title of...
VERY VERY cool. I can't wait to see these beauties in person.
LOVE the sound of the new inks...

TA Carbone said...

Robin first I must say to please take care of those knees. No one knows how important they are to us until we hurt them.

You jewelry is "FANTASTIC" and I can't wait for your class at Scrapper's Cove. I already told them to write me down for the class:)

aka TA

Valonda L. said...

Love, love, love the necklaces! Absolutely beautiful! And of course I am always excited to hear about new products. I will be getting my hands on them as soon as possible. I hope you have an awesome time at CHA.

Jean said...

THESE ARE SO PRETTY!!! I love all of them!


Jean said...

I want you to feel all better! xox jean

Margot Potter said...


Can't wait to see you!

Fabulous as ALWAYS!


Mona Lisa said...

Oh Robin! All of your jewelry is wonderful and I want to come to your classes!!! Ah well, I will sneak away from my demo'ing perch and come give you a kiss and hug at Ranger. *mwah*

PearlGirl said...

I think that your jewelry is very beautiful...I would also recommend another website for pearl lovers--premiumpearl.com--check it out!

Anonymous said...

PremiumPearl.com, you guys are such spammers. It is darn obvious and sorely pathetic when a company has to write their own testimonials.

I will never buy anything from PremiumPearl.com because they probably spam their customers just as much as they spam the blogosphere.