Friday, November 26, 2010

Get A Great Deal While Shopping For Beads

Beads2string is saying "Thank You" to all Customers by having a SALE ... 20% off all items ... through Cyber Monday. So stay nice and cozy in your warm house and enjoy shopping for beads and jewelry findings this weekend. Sale is available for shopping on ArtFire and Etsy. Here are the details:

ArtFire: 20% off items will automatically be applied at checkout. ArtFire is so awesome that you will already be able to see the sale price while shopping. Discount is for items in the studio and excludes shipping/handling.

Etsy: In order to receive 20% off items you must input a coupon code at checkout:  givethanks2010
The coupon code is not case sensitive when entering. Discount is for items in the store and excludes shipping/handling. Due to venue/payment processing fees it will be necessary to enter the coupon code at checkout to receive the discount.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Change Up for Chat on ArtFire

Live chat is still available when you visit Beads2string on Artfire; however, I've done a little change. No longer will the chat box be provided by AIM. Instead the chat box is now brought to you by Yahoo's Messenger Pingbox. This system will give better functionality to the live chat option. If you utilize the chatbox you can choose to use your Yahoo IM account or be a guest account. If you are an ArtFire member or previous customer, please just let me know who you are.

Ok so the real reason behind this change is that the AIM chat would come up in a different tab on my browser window. If I am in deep thought listing beads I may not realize or see the blinking tab. (hey I am blonde and have a 30 second delay haha). With the Yahoo pingbox it acts just like the Yahoo Messenger and comes up in a pop up box on my window so all around it will help to better assist your concerns. And a big bonus with the Pingbox is you can set cute backgrounds for the chat box. Now with that option alone how could I refuse?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

What's in the Making??

I have created many different crafty things over the years. Started making jewelry um how many years ago? Oh man, hurts to think back that far haha but 2 decades ago. Even before that as a child was always making something. I began to paint on ceramics (made by my Grandma) when I was in elementary school. In my 20's I worked at a circus painting on sculptures of clowns, Disney, Warner Bros characters. Best job I ever had; well compared to where I am now. A few years ago I combined both talents of jewelry and painting and started designing pendants. I've had a lot of "ooo's" and "aahhh's" with my pendants and it was just lately that a friend said I need to put them available in the Beads2string stores. Wow stupid me, why didn't I think of that. So this is what I'm currently working on. A lot of the pendants that will be used are from what I currently have in the store; just spruced up a little. Some have faux patina's and some have a little more for your artistic flare. I am not going to set a specific date when they will arrive in the stores as it honestly will depend on how the fibromyalgia lets me use my hands. I usually only do 1 or 2 on occasion but this is bringing me back to the time I worked in the circus and painted by the piece work method. But I'm excited to bring you a variety of colors with pendants that you can use in your designs.

Also now that I'm moved into my new townhouse I'm going to be working on more flowers and leaves that you have been asking for. I do apologize for my supply being limited at this time. Oh and going to do some aging on the raw brass I carry so you have more options to purchasing raw or being oxidized. So be looking forward to all of the new goodies soon.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Come Chat With Me Live

It is so wonderful to be able to say this phrase "Come Chat with Me LIVE!" Are there times you are looking around the shop and wish you could have more of an item? Or maybe you have a concern about size or color of an item? Maybe you want to see if I have more of a sold item? Want to ask your question but don't want to have to wait for a reply to be sent via email? Well now in the Artfire shop you will be able to chat with me live, right in the shop (When I'm not offline playing with beads). This will be a wonderful opportunity to be able to provide you with a quicker response time to your concerns. I'm excited to be able to offer more Customer Service options to you; come chat with me.

When using this chat feature I ask that you please let me know who you are (either username or name), if you are a repeat Customer, someone I already now. This chat feature will not advise me your name unless you are logged into an AIM account.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

This Just In

Some beautiful glass faux pearls are coming your way. Colors include a variety of pink shades from dusty pink to rosey cheeks, green shades of sage, brown mochas, and apricot. Have the glass pearls in size 4mm - 12mm. There is a limited amount available in each color.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

January 2010 A Personal Milestone

January is so much more for me than just a new year. It also happens to be my birth month. This year is a milestone for me as I turn 40 years old. No I don't think I'm old, more just so very happy to be alive and where I am at physically, mentally, spiritually. It's the Fabulous 40's. I am a big kid at heart so age doesn't mean much to me but a number. Heck, one of my favorite places to be is at Disneyland. Which if you ever saw my office you'd see this side of my personality.

As one of my Customers in January you get to celebrate with me and any product order of $50.00 or more will get you Free Shipping. For my stores at or your shipping/handling will be refunded via your method of payment. At use the special coupon code: 50FREESHIP at checkout.

With 2010, I wash away the the past and my 30s and say Bring It On 40s. Going to make this the best time of my life. Living my dream with my bead stores thanks to you. Going to make Beads2string that much bigger and better for you and me. In March, will be making another huge move from Texas to North Carolina. Can't wait for what new adventures come my way. Happy Happy Birthday to Me.