Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I stole this from our BAO webpage! Click on invitation to see the same thing only on the real blog:
An Invitation to a Holiday Open House!!!

You are always guaranteed to find a few Bead Art Originals special deals each week, but from "Black Friday" through "Cyber Monday" (November 28-31), we'll be helping you out with even more of your holiday shopping.

11-25-08 What kind of house will you be Treasury

Some of our members will be offering specials during the Open House, including special pricing and free worldwide shipping.Here's the list of participating members and their special offerings. (If you purchase from one of these shops during the Open House weekend, make sure to include the code BAO OPEN HOUSE in the Notes to Seller when you check out.)

  • Anna (ARoseByName): free shipping
  • Lisa (LisaPetersArt): free surprise gift (at least $5 value) with any purchase over $30 (note that this special is being offered through the end of the year)
  • Mak (MAKUstudio): free shipping + 10% off purchases over $50 and 15% off purchases over $100
  • Dee (Malodora): free shipping
  • Swanee (MistyRidgeBeads): free shipping
  • Janice (Naftali): free shipping
  • Melody (SalamanderHouse): free shipping
  • Carol Dean (SandFibers): free shipping and a set of Sand Fibers coasters ($12 value) with every order
  • Smadar (SmadarsTreasure): free shipping + 10% off the second item purchased
  • Sarah (thebeadedlily): free shipping
  • Darcy (thejadedog): free shipping
  • MaryLou (time2cre8): free shipping on entire order with the purchase of anything with the "bao team" tag

Just think: You won't even have to leave the house for this shopping experience!

Studio Painting Finished

Looking SE
Originally uploaded by satyridae
Whee! As soon as the last baseboard coat dries, I'm going to start moving in! *bounce*

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Prizes! Fabulous Beaded Prizes!

What, you wonder, must I do to be entered to win fabulous original bead art pieces from amazingly talented bead artists? It's easy!

Simply sign up for the Bead Art Original Team Newsletter and you will automatically be eligible.

You won't be sorry!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Bead Art Originals Etsy Street Team has a wonderful new website full of exciting holiday gift ideas. Please take a look!

Bead Art Gifts

This gorgeous holiday site was created by the multi-talented Heather of Humblebeads fame.

You can also find the BAO team's work on Etsy, our blog and our website.

Monday, November 17, 2008

My Fan!

Fan Grate
Originally uploaded by satyridae
The big daddy fan is installed in the studio. And wow, does it ever work! When it's on and the studio door is open, it sucks the smoke from the fireplace (which is 3 rooms away, facing the other direction) back down the chimney. That's some serious suck. It passes the incense test with flying colors. It's very weird to be holding a smouldering stick of incense in one's hand and not be able to smell it. It is relatively quiet, too. Click through to flickr to see the big exterior housing.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Peyote Person

Peyote Person
Originally uploaded by satyridae
I was going to make a peyote tube. Honest, I was. I strung 10 beads and then thought, "Meh, bad color for this" and unstrung them. Except I didn't unstring them, I made a little picot. And that looked like a hand. Hrmm. An arm? Okay. Two arms. And before long, there was this cute little pink-haired baby!

Things happen in beading. On occasion they are fortuitous things.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Another Coat of Paint

Three Color Corner
Originally uploaded by satyridae
The green walls have a first coat, the purple have a second.
I am in love with the colors! Also today the fan arrived. 600 cubic feet per minute- now that's a serious fan!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Studio Ceiling Color

Studio Ceiling Color
Originally uploaded by satyridae
We bought paint today! The light blue is the ceiling color. The walls and floors are bright secondary colors, or will be. Two walls are going to be bright leafy green, two will be medium vibrant purple and the floor will be shiny orange. I love bright colors. My son said, "Oooh, it sounds like what would happen if we fed the dog Skittles and then he puked!" I thanked him for that visual, but I think he's wrong.