Sunday, November 23, 2008

Time For a Short Vacation

Every time I take a vacation, I have the intention of not working at all during the time away. But when it comes to beads and bead stores, I cannot stay away! Technically, the visits to bead stores would fall under the category of work, but, is it really work when it's fun? I also find myself unable to resist the handing out of business cards when appropriate.

So far, I haven't had the chance to look up the bead stores in the location I'm visiting, but as soon as I do, I'll make a post and review the store. Look for it within the next week or so!

Friday, November 14, 2008

What's In a Name

On occasion, I am asked how I came up with the catchy name for my shop. When I started my shop, it began as a de-stash shop for my jewelry supplies. At the time, most of the beads I had for sale were made of glass, so that is where it started. I knew I wanted glass somewhere in the name. I gathered up all the items I was going to place for sale, and when looking upon the collection, I was reminded of a flower garden with all the colors in front of me. That's when the name hit me, and Garden of Glass was born!

Besides my large collection of glass beads, I have a great many other items for sale including clay, plastic, wood, shell, stone, and even some vintage beads as well as a small amount of findings.

What started out as a tiny little de-stash shop has become a full blown supply shop. I am having so much fun searching out new items to sell here! Be sure and have a visit!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Newest Additions To My Shop

I'm pretty excited about some of my latest items. I recently ordered a big batch of beads that were all mixed up. It took some time to sort them all out, but I ended up with a great collection of unusual beads! Many of these are items I can't order by themselves.

Here are a few examples of some of the 16mm and 18mm beads - I can see these being used as a centerpiece in a pendant or a bold pair of earrings. If you'd like to see more photos of them, simply click on the photo.