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AngelinaBeadalina, aka Angela Greer Garren, aka Angie, aka AnFaye ~


She is ~ witty, smart, talented, & she is Just Plain Ol’ Ang to me!

I remember the first day I interacted with Ang – and it was on a glass forum ~  and I am so having a senior moment ~ but she sent me the most amazing bead like 2 years ago, and to this day after all I have been through ~ I know she is always going to be there for me ~ Her sculptural art bead work shows the purity of a woman ~

But ~ this you see below~ well ~ it sure is odd ~ it sure looks neither man nor woman to me ~ something so in between~

It is so distracting to write a post watching the Oscars and a scene with two guys kissing – oh, dear! I gotta go, to much multi-tasking going on….

I just got that warm fuzzy feeling she was blogging about today ~ LOL

“Unity of Masculine and Feminine reflects the glimmer of recognition that neither God nor Goddess would be complete alone. The beauty of femininity is only enhanced by masculine elements, and masculine elements are made more accessible when softened by feminine qualities. Celebrate both!” ~angelinabeadalina


© angelinabeadalina

The Tillerman’s of Todmorden


I met this lovely lady over the internet, she lives in TodMorden with her hunk of of husband who creates ~ Contemporary Lampworked Glass Beads like these ~ Pencelli ~ he tagged it *hear me giggle** ~ I am in love, I had no clue he could make such a kick ass big hole bead ~

copyright protected tillermanbeads.com

copyright protected tillermanbeads.com

Best Part about it ~ The are having a sale ~

A ‘Cabin Fever’ sale for everyone stuck indoors in the snow.  20% off handmade beads in various categories.
We’re off to York soon, for the Gem’n’Bead fair at the York Racecourse.  We’re also in York for a few days before to enjoy the Jorvik Viking Festival.  Although we won’t be trading at the festival itself this year we will have all the historic beads with us at the racecourse bead fair.

“Drop by and say hi if you’re in town she says”
Yea, sure dear ~ I shall just swim over the pond ~
Good luck my friend ~ sell well my friend from the land of cheese ~

Soft ~ Subtle Goddess a Women of Earth ~ a form of Deity ~


A Goddess assumed many aspects throughout history some have defined her as the virgin, a mother, a destroyer, a warrior, a huntress, a homemaker, an artist or healer.  Her abilities are increasing as with the advancement of glass technology & bead makers pushing their limits to capture the essence of her beauty.
For the collector, her image defines exaggerated sexual elements with magical powers to worship!

So as my last word, look at her closely and know that we as women all have ability to make a difference; however that key is how we use it!


Ability ~ copyright Nicole Valentine all rights reserved


Ability~ copyright Nicole Valentine all rights reserved

To purchase more of these beauties ~ visit Nicole’s shop ~

She melts snow too!

Pucker Up ~ Georgeous Shapes


copyright all rights reserved ~ Melissa Vess

copyright all rights reserved ~ Melissa Vess

“Well she’s all you’d ever want
She’s the kind they’d like to flaunt and take to dinner
Well she always knows her place
She’s got style, she’s got grace, she’s a winner.

She’s a Lady. Whoa whoa whoa, she’s a Lady
Talkin’ about that little Lady, and the Lady is mine”
Inner Realm Creations

Gothic Bobble Heads ~ Smile, Giggle & Grin


copyright all rights reserved marcy lamberson

American Gothic by Grant Wood ~ Marcy Lamberson is a very talented lampwork glass bead artist ~ she couldn’t help herself, she felt compelled to interpret this couple as an artist into one of her glass beady bobble heads. This couple is a limited edition, as no glass bead can be reproduced exactly the same, so take a closer look, giggle & grin I hope this makes you just a little happier by clicking in.

More of Marcy’s little Munchkins are located in her Esty store for instant satisfaction it’s your shop for bobble heads, beads and bangles. I even saw a lady in the bathtub ~

Side note taken from Wikipedia ~
Grant DeVolson Wood borne ~ (February 13, 1891 – February 12, 1942) was an American painter, born in Anamosa, Iowa. He is best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest, particularly the painting American Gothic, an iconic image of the 20th century.

Marilyn Peraza-Arce


The rose is a rose,
And was always a rose.
But the theory now goes
That the apple’s a rose,
And the pear is, and so’s
The plum, I suppose.
The dear only know
What will next prove a rose.
You, of course, are a rose–
But were always a rose.

Robert Frost

Its Not Just A Rose Flower

It's Not Just A Rose Flower

It’s fragile – it’s beautiful – it’s handmade scuptural lampwork glass ~
Peraza Beads ~ find out more about her here!

Simply the Best ~ Ask Sara

She is Simple the Best

She is Simple the Best

Soft Flex Girl

Simply the BEST beading wire. Soft Flex Company is the leading innovator in the manufacturing of beading wire. The real difference between us and all the other brands? We are passionate about beading.

Are you ready for a challenge?

Soft Flex Company is teaming up with the Glass Challenge to bring you a really neat contest. You must use the world’s first eco-friendly beading wire, Extreme Soft Flex Wire in any diameter & color.

( it’s bendy, it’s curly, it flexible, and I like it!)

Get it and you will give it a good Thumps Up A Number 1 Wire too!

Get it and you will give it a good Thumps Up A Number 1 Wire too!

You must create a pendant, bead or beads using recycled materials. You may mix in other beads: crystals, gemstones, glass, etc but at least one item in the design has to be a recycled product. To learn more about this challenge and the prizes, drop by their website.

“Hot Poker Lady” coming ~ GaGa ~ Pop Fizzel

Why this article ~ well I think she knows, if you can dish it out you sure better be able to take it!

I grabbed this picture off the internet and it reminded me of the “Hot Poker Lady”, she is a blast and so much fun to tease! She is a true inspiration to me!

Ga Ga Poker Lady ~

Ga Ga Poker Lady ~

A fireplace poker (also known as a “stoker”) is a short, rigid rod, preferably of fireproof material, used to adjust coals and wood fuel burning in a fireplace. It is often metallic and has a red hot chili pecker point at one end for pushing burning materials (or a hook (OR LOOP) for pulling/raking.

Small pokers are adequate for small fires  ~
~but to avoid radiation burns to the user, they must be increasingly long, as the size of the fire becomes larger.

Tools make it possible to handle a fire without risk of burns or blisters.
Many fireplace studio sets also include a small broom. I saw 2 in her studio ~

Derived from Wiki

Wonder if the lady who made this beautiful hand blown glass ornament needs thank you cards for an up and coming event she will be attending ~ **shock**