Sunday, May 30, 2010


Memorial Day 2010

Let us...
Remember, honor and pray for those who died so that we could live free!
Remember, honor and pray for those who served so that we could live free!
Remember, honor and pray for those who serve so that we can live free!
Remember, honor and pray for their families who sacrifice so much so that we can live free!

Remember to say Thank you!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Calling all Etsy Sellers and other Online Shop Owners!

That caught your attention, did it not? Good. This posting is for all beaders and bead makers who sell on Etsy and who have their own websites. Did you know that Ruby Lane, where I have my shop, has launched Ruby Plaza an exciting new home to individually-owned shops offering home decor, jewelry, fashion & accessories and handcrafted items? 

Check it out, they have opened it up to pretty much anything you want to sell online and you can be sure to reach a market that maybe different to those you reach through Etsy.

To all my friends that create beads and findings, they even have a section to sell components and other handcrafted items.

Ruby Lane says that there are still some Flagship shop slots available, so hurry. What are flagship shops, you ask? Follow this link and check it out. The fees and costs associated with a Flagship Shop are reasonable and well worth it for the marketing that Ruby Lane provides you. Ruby Lane was rated the highest by the 2010 ratings of, an independent trade publication for online merchants.
I have been selling my jewelry since 2004 on Ruby Lane and love the site. I would be glad to answer any questions that you might have.

For the sake of full disclosure I am not being paid by Ruby Lane or Ruby Plaza for this posting. I just want to share what I think is a great site with all my beading and blogging friends. I only ask that should you decide to open a shop on Ruby Plaza, please let them know that Sundancegems referred you.

A Delightful Summer Giveaway

Time is soon running out... so fly over to Andrew Thornton's blog for a chance to win this happy, sunny, cheerful, and lip-smacking collection of Lucite beads that Andrew is offering as this week's Thursday Giveaway from The Hole Bead Shop. The dead line to get your comment in is Monday 24th 2010.

Also do not forget to vote for your favorite designs at the 2010 Bead Star design contest. Many of our blogging buddies have been selected as finalists (Andrew Thornton, Lorelei Eurto, Melissa J. Lee, Mary Harding, and Shannon LeVart) and are counting on your votes. I have voted, have you?
Congratulation to the finalists!
Did I mention that Shannon LeVart better known to the beading world as Missficklemedia is my Bead Soup Swap Partner? and I received the most gorgeous stash of beads from her yesterday, but more about that in future posts. I hope she likes the beads I sent her.
Enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco De Mayo

Happy Fifth of May everyone!
Enjoy the Fiesta!
Watch the Margeritas!

To set the mood for the celebration, I chose my Fiesta Bracelet from my SOLD collection. Would you believe it? This bracelet was bought by a beautiful Brazilian lady at one of my jewelry shows. She was in Tampa on business and loved the bracelet and the colors. No surprise there. I also made her a pair of matching earrings.

Enjoy the night!
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