Saturday, September 8, 2012

CBC Admin day

These days it's all about appreciation: when autumn starts getting into our systems we start thinking of end of year, Christmas, Thanksgiving, giving thanks...

Creative Bead Chat group :: All Pretty Things
I am part of a few artsy groups on facebook, one of them being the Creative Bead Chat. We spend lots of time there, socializing, exchanging tips and ideas, posing questions and finding answers from a wonderful social group.

Following the uber-fun de-stash event of last week, Lisa (of Pine Ridge Treasures) came up with this gorgeous idea of having a 'CBC Administrators Day'. The idea is simple, like all gorgeous ideas are: today we all post the links to the stores of our CBC Administrators (a link-love event of huge proportions, considering the group has over 1,000 members right now).

Without further ado, here are the links for the CBC Administrators (in alphabetical orders):

Karen Totten:

Karen is a wiz of ceramics, you have to see what she can create, it's completely out of this world! I love ceramics, and I love Karen's components.

Keirsten Giles:

By her own description, Keirsten creates 'Uncommon handmade jewelry' - her designs are not only uncommon, but very fresh and, most important, extremely wearable!

Marla Gibson: http://​

Marla makes beautiful seed-beaded jewelry and if you know me, you'll know I am in complete awe with people that can create with those tintsy-bintsy little beads (aptly called 'seed', they are hardly bigger than seeds!).
Marla James:

Another ceramic wiz, Marla creates beautiful organic components. Your jewelry will never be the same after you try ceramic components!

Melinda Orr: 
Melinda is the group's metal wiz: if you've never seen her jewelry or components make sure you visit her shop and blog. She etches, she patinas, she fold-forms: you name it, she'll make it. She also works with clay and ceramic, and she makes beautiful jewelry too (I am totally in love with her metal-lether bracelets).

So here you are: if you need high-quality hand-made components or if you need beautiful hand-crafted one-of-a-kind jewelry all you need is visit one of the shops above!

Have fun shopping!


  1. Thanks for the great review of their creative styles, Alicia!

    1. You're very welcome, Monique - thanks for stopping by!

  2. Thanks so much! I am glad you love the CBC as much as we do!

  3. Great post, Alicia. Glad you won my "flash giveaway"! :-)


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