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Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Helpful App!!

Ok so in my day job I work in the technology field, so I wanted pass on something that could help enhance ANYONEs life. It doesn't matter if you are a business owner, a stay at home mom, or a Student. So what in the world is Tiffany babbling about ok so here is the deal its an application for your Smartphone, tablet and laptops. The application is called Evernote its not a new app but just wanted to share how I use it in my jewelry business to help me stay a little more organized. You can download this app by going into your app market and downloading it (its FREE). Their logo is a green square with a elephant inside. Now onto what it does..... Evernote allows you to capture photos, voice recordings and text into a notebook. You can have multiple notebooks for me I have several here are just a few.

  • Bead Recipes- When I create a bead in glass or ceramic what colors I use and in which order makes a huge difference in the end result. Just like with glazes which Glaze you put on first will have a different out come. So I take a picture of the bead(s) (because I WILL forget what it looks like if it goes to a new home) then I type out what colors were used in the order I applied them. Make sense?
  • Jewelry Pieces- I take a picture then I write what size bead I used and anything such as where I purchased it from (you never know you might need to buy more) if there is a certain artist or manufacturer that I need to remember. If you want you could also refrence a price of the beads too.
  • Receipts- You could break this up into Wire, Fiber, Solder, Glass, Glaze etc. You just take a picture of the actual receipt so that when you are pricing things out you don't have papers every where.They are all in one place!!!
So I hope this gives you some idea, I did NOT get paid to write this. I just wanted to share how helpful this has been to me in keeping track of everything and still going green. There are many apps in the market that work similar I just find this one to be the best. Also I forgot to mention that when you set up the app it will ask for a username and password, this allows you to have multiple devices "synced" to the same content. Also if something happened to your device you can always just sign in with your info when you get another.

So if you have an questions please leave me a comment.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hello again!!

Hello Cyber Universe!!! I have been MIA, for that I am sorry. I have had a lot going on in my little part of the world. I am going to try and dedicate time once a week to blogging because I truly missed you guys. So what's been going on in my world well I want go into everything but having a sick mother and sick mother in law is rough. Good news though my mother in law has completed all chemo and radiation treatments!!!! Wahoo Party time!!

 So now on to the beads and jewelry making piece. I have been making lampwork beads!! I took a 2 hour class back in March and fell in love with working with glass. So of course knowing me I jumped right in and bought a little hothead torch, it was a good beginning point but took FOREVER. So I came across someone getting out of lampwork and drove 9 hours to South Carolina, bought the entire studio and drove back. Crazy did someone just call me crazy, well maybe I am a little.  So since I have been spending every ounce of free time working on beads. There are literally beads EVERYWHERE in my house!! Sounds like fun to me, so here are a few photos of my studio and where you can find these beautiful beads.

 Look at all those colors!!
 Since I have added about 20 more pounds of glass!!

So you maybe thinking is Tiffany going to put down the clay? The answer
is NO, I am working a few things out to get my kiln going and the ceramic
components will began to flow once more.

So you want to see some of the pieces??
You can find these over on my Facebook Biz page.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party 7 Second Reveal

Welcome to the BSBP 7 Reveal!! The time is finally here to show the world what I have created from all the wonderful pieces that Traci Bell sent me. Let me just review quickly how this all goes down. The wonderful and talented Lori Anderson is the host of this wonderful event where people from all around the world are paired together to swap bead soup. We then are challenged to create something out of what we are sent. Well in case you missed my bead soup mix I will re-post a picture for you.

I will apologize in advance for my photos. 

I love the beautiful Focal and Clasp that Traci made for me.

I have already worn these earrings 3 times and get rave reviews.

I still have enough soup left that I am going to work on making a bracelet.
Thank you so much for stopping by.

Please go over and check out what my talented partner made.

Please go check out all the other participants.
Agata Grygiel
Ali McCarthy
Alice Craddick
Amy Severino
Ana Krepel
Andra Weber
Andrea Glick
Andrea Trank
Anitra Gordy Boyers

Annette Rivers
Anu Tuppurainen
April Grinaway
Audrey Bélanger
Barbara Bechtel
Barbara Mason
Becky Pancake
Beti Horvath
Billi RS Rothove

Bobbie Rafferty
Brandi Burdick
Candida Castleberry
Carol Dillman
Carolyn Gebert
Carolyn Lawson
Caron Reid
Catherine King
Cathy Jakicic

Chandra Merod
Charlene Jacka
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Fick
Cherrie Warzocha
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Dunham
Cheryl Foiles
Cheryl Gangle

Chris Eisenberg
Chris White
Christina Miles

Christine Murrow
Cindy Ritchie
Clare Etheridge
Cory Tompkins

Cris Peacock
Cynthia Abner
Debbie Rasmussen
Debi Levine
Deborah Brooks
Deborah Read
Debra Behrends
Dorota Żerańska
Elaine Robitaille

Elsie Deliz-Fonseca
Emma Todd
Erin Guest
Evelyn Shelby
Evie and Beth McCord
Francy Inman
Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Hajer Waheed

Hope Smitherman
Ilenia Ruzza
Ilona Hegedűs
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jackie Ryan
Janine Lucas
Jean Peter
Jean Wells
Jeanne Steck

Jelveh Jaferian Johnson
Jennifer Cabic
Jennifer Reno
Jennifer VanBenschoten
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Kyrlach
Jenny Robledo
Jessica Brower
Jill MacKay

JJ Jacobs
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Joanne Tinley
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Judy Robinson
Juli Cannon
Julia Gerlach
Julie Bowen
Julie Panusis

K Hutchinson
Karen Martinez
Karen Vincent
Karen Williams
Karin Slaton
Karyn Bonfiglio
Kat Douglas
Kate Dufour
Kate Mulligan

Kate Richbourg
Kathleen Gallant
Kathleen Lange Klik
Katie Nielsen-Nunez
Kay Bolton
Kayla Potega
Kelli Jacobson
Kelly Patterson
Kelly Ramstack

Kiersten Kern
Kim Sparks
Klaudete Koon
Klaudia Tóth
Krista French
Kristin Oppold
Kym Hunter
Lana Kinney
Laura Guenther

Lauren Fenty
Leah Curtis
Lennis Carrier
Linda Murphy
Lisa Johnson
Lori Anderson
Lupe Meter
Lynn Jobber
Mandi Effron

Marcia Dunne
Margareta Saari
Marianne Baxter
Marie Covert
Mary Ellen Parker
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
Megan Milliken
Melissa Meman
Melissa Mesara

Michaela Pabeschitz
Michelle Tucker
Mimi Gardner
Mischelle Fanucchi
Monica Phillips
Mowse Doyle
Nancy Boylan
Nancy Dale
Pat Haight

Patina Queen
Patty Miller
Pia Kaven
Rebecca Anderson
Rose Johnson
Roxanne Blanc
Sarah Goode
Sarah Singer
Sarah Strover

Shalini Austin
Sherri Stokey
Sherry Baun
Sheryl Stephens
Silvia Sernicola
Solange Collin
Stacie Florer
Stacy Alderson
Stephanie Haussler

Stephanie LaRosa
Sue Burleigh
Susan Bowie
Susan Kelly
Susan of Libellula Jewelry
Susan Sheehan
Suzanne Fragiacomo
Tammi Sloan
Tammie Everly

Tania Hagen
Tania Spivey
Tanya Goodwin
Tanya Wiles
Tari Kahrs

Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden

Tracey Nanstad
Tracie Dean
Tracy Bell
Tracy Kruse
Veralynne Malone

Veronica Campos-Hallstrom