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“So Not Fair”

  

Description from Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick: Just look at what my local bead store is doing to me just before Christmas...

*~*~*~ Please join us ~*~*~*
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
For an Amazing
Holiday Trunk Show
Fresh From New Mexico
Eric, from Nougat Gems
will be here direct from Santa Fe, New Mexico,
to take over our whole back room,
with a HUGE selection of natural, one-of-a-kind beads including rare Sleeping Beauty, Nacozari,
Kingman and Campetos Turquoise.
Natural Pacific Spiny Oyster in rich purple, orange and red hues.

Dozens of different Precious/Semi Precious stones in gorgeous cuts, smooth shell heishi, coral,
authentic Zuni Pueblo Jewelry from New Mexico,
pearls, amber, exotic Tibetan/Nepalese pendants, rings, earrings and much more....all at great prices.
Stones that will make your delicious designs sing!

What's a beader to do?????

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Wow…they really shouldn’t do that!!! (so are you going to go loaded with money or are you going to not go??? if I were you I’d go!!!)!!! You don’t get an opportunity like this very often!! :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I haven’t decided yet- I just saw the email. – I have a doctor app’t at 9, so I’ll be half way there. seems kind of a shame to miss it.

  3. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    GO…GO…GO…I live in Pinehurst, NC not a bead store within 65 miles (except Michaels). I wouldn’t pass that up in a minute.

  4. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    LOL…….I know where Jeanne is going to be this Saturday!!!! And I’d be there too!!! The little bead shop in Waupaca, never has anything like that…….LOL…………..OOPS, that’s me, OH WELL!! Have FUN, make sure you have the bills paid first!!!! TEE HEE

  5. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    I JUST HAVE TO SAY, IT’S BEEN ALONG TIME SINCE LITTLE CHICKY, JEANNE & I have been on at the same time!!!! LOVE IT!!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Betty – would you believe I’ve been to Pinehurst! Had lunch in a great little pub with my accountant!

    Oh ladies, I just don’t know what to do. I made the mistake of telling my husband just how much cash I have on hand. bad move – now he’ll notice what’s missing.

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    I KNOW!!!!! Isn’t it great??!! (actually you just said love it but ya know what i mean!)

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Anita – you are so right!
    I don’t always get the chance to chat.
    Larry’s in VA – picking up Sam, so I’m solo today and most of tomorrow.

  9. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    OH OH, So you can “SHOP TIL YOU DROP” tommorrow!! John’s Christmas shopping, I’m cleaning & baking!! Hurt my back muscles yesterday, shoveling 16″ of snow in front of the store, don’t want a fine!!!! So walking around shopping all day wasn’t on my to do list today!!! LOL………..

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    oooh – I hope your back feels better.
    No snow here yet, thank goodness.
    And luckily the furnace repairman got her last night before the temps dipped into the 20′s. Even Larry was cold!

  11. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    I’m glad your nice & warm again!!!! Yup, it’s pretty funny our first snow was 16″! It would have been AWFUL if you had that snow on top of your furnace being broke!!! You would never have warmed up!!! We have that old wind chill factor thing here, it’s been in the – teens at night, the last few days. OOOOHHHHHH winter is HERE!!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Wow thats not right to do well you can shop till you drop LOL!!!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    winter snuck up on us here

    You ladies are so bad for my pocketbook!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Last night it was six below zero!!! BRRRRR!!! I piled (along with my normal blankets which are sheet and comforter) a HUGE warm blanket (doubled up) along with another blanket and my feet were still cold…it’s a shame I was too tired to put socks on! :D

  15. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    You SILLY GIRL, I wear socks to bed all winter!! That’s about the only thing that actually gets cold on me at this age!!! LOL……………..

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    I forgot last night…I was SO incredibly tired…but I froze myself to sleep!!!! I usually do because if my feet are warm my whole body is warm…don’t ask me why LOL!!! :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    me too Anita! Socks that is – Larry keeps it pretty cold at night, so sometimes my nose gets cold too

  18. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Does’nt that take awhile?!?….LOL………. & it is’nt to much fun either!!!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    LOL :D I’d say not!

  20. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Jeanne, sometimes I get a stiff neck too, from being cold & not noticing it in my sleep!! LOL…………….Getting older, “WHAT A BLAST” notice I put “older” not OLD!!!!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    too much fun that is…all that time and I was too lazy to get up walk a couple steps to my dresser and pull a pair of socks out!!!

  22. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    LOL……………….. boy do I know that feeling!!!!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    LOL I do that all the time!!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    hmmm – maybe that’s why my neck has been bothering me…

  25. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Jeanne, could be!!!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Oh my gosh. Do you live near Keystone Heights Fl.? I want to go to the sale. Oh wow what a treat that would be. It is 47 degrees here now supposed to get in mid 30s tonight.

    We went to dinner tonight and don’t you know when we got back Ted stood with the front door open and of course Mr Murphy got out. I stood out by the utility shed in the back and in the yard chasing that stupid cat all over while he snuck around eating grass. The dogs know he is not supposed to be out so they follow him and he runs from them. Nearly froze for an hour and a half.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Rub it in Faith – 47 is almost tropical – LOL
    Hey – if you jump on a plane now, you can join me tomorrow!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    So what do you think – is next weekend too late (close to Christmas) to have an open house? ‘cuz if I go to that sale, I’ll need to sell a lot!

  29. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I hope you got Mr. Murphy back in the house safely. ;)
    I love your Pick Jeanne, and I am in sort of the same boat…just got an e-mail from my LBS (aka my supplier) telling me that she has in a new shipment too. Crystals, stones, etc. Hard to set priorities when opportunity knocks so loudly. :D

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    You do know it is true that you feel like the blood thins after you live down here. The cold cuts through like a knife. The humidity is still here and it is bone chilling when you are not used to it. I could not take northern winters any more.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    especially when I missed their holiday party last weekend because I was at a show. Last year they had good sales.

  32. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    If it’s not Christmas yet, it’s never TOO LATE! I think you really do have to stock up & have a open house!!! LOL…………… Any excuse is a GOOD excuse!!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    thanks for the encouragement, Anita
    I’m working on checking in my latest orders. Then I supposed I should work on a few more pieces.
    Another reason I love my laptop – I can bead and chat at the same time

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    I think I have spent my limit for Christmas! I have been a beading fool lately! I can’t stop! Gotta clean house and get ready for company!

    Whenever I shop, I find myself comparing everything to LB and ….LB still wins! LOVE the muscovite I got from them recently!!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Chicky ChaCha, this pick explains why Jeanne is in trouble. Check out the wonderful explaination of her pick. I’m so jealous. Wish I could go to the bead shop with or for her. LOL

  36. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Jeanne, I hope this finds you not at home but at your LBS having a fabulous time spending your beading money on more fabulous beads!!! :D Enjoy every minute!!! Don’t forget to report back to us, too! ;) Great pick!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    So, I’m back home and spent way to0 much money. and it’s all the chicks’ fault. (that what I’m telling Larry, anyway) I was like a kid in a candy store. Got some gorgeous, unusual turquoise slices. And purple spiny oyster.

  38. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    WAY TO GO, Jeanne!!! You can tell Larry anything you want!!! LOL…………You can even tell him I twisted your arm, via Cyber-Space!!! LOL………… Glad you had FUN!!! OH, I know you did!!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    photos

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  40. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Well, OF COURSE it was all our fault!!!! ROTFLOL That’s what I tell Bob everytime I order from LB…… 8O

    So happy you went and had a great time, Jeanne!!! Looking forward to seeing what you create with your new goodies! :D

  41. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Wow, those are GORGEOUS!!!!! What is in the third photo?

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    so hard to choose – so I went with “different”
    I don’t know if I’ll be able to sell the spiny oyster – too pricey for my market. But I’ll enjoy wearing it.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Lynn – the 3rd photo is purple spiny oyster shell and turquoise heishis. The turquoise came from specific mines in AZ and mexico.
    I love the spiny oyster as is, but if I split it up into more than one piece, it would become affordable

  44. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Oh, wow — thanks for the explanation, Jeanne! I recognized the turquoise in the center of the spiny oyster, but since I’d never seen spiny oyster like that, I wasn’t sure if that was the photo of it. So gorgeous!!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    these show the colors better

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  46. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    That is totally cool-looking!!! Is it lightweight?

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    pretty much – definitely lighter than gemstones of that size.
    I see some turquoise and silver in strategic places. or use a few inches as a focal with less expensive turquoise or something else???

  48. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    That sounds beautiful, Jeanne!!! :D

  49. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    OH, you did GOOD Jeanne!!!! Love that purple spiny oyster!!! It will look lovely on you!!! I’ve become awfuuly fond of the slab beads, & the turquoise is YUMMY!!!!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Great choices!!!!! :D

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Thanks Anita and Nicole! I got there before he was totally set up – and got to hang out in the back room as he hung ALL his beads. He had fabulous semi-precious gems too – sapphires, gr. garnet, labrodorite to die for… And he was so excited to show me everything. I kept saying – I have a budget – he’d say don’t worry…
    I guess I’ll worry tomorrow – LOL

  52. Chicky ChaCha
    Chicky ChaCha says:

    Yes Jeanne was in danger. I guess most of us would have been. I have been so bad over the years—my budget is definitely like gone for the next 20 yrs if I live that long. The sad thing is my bead room is such a mess I can’t get organized and I also try to do my recipes in their too—my bead cave per say. I get too overwhelmed and get absolutely nothing done. :(

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Chhicky Cha Cha – I’d be pretty embarrassed if anyone actually saw how I work these days. I have bead messes all over the house. I don’t know how my husband puts up with it. And I don’t know how I design anything – but I do.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful beads Jeanne Love them .I was hoping you came back with your small luggage over flowing. Waiting th see what you make from the beads LOL….

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    You’re funny, Alice.

    Hubby and daughter should be home within the next hour or so.
    Gotta clean up the beads from the kitchen counter and get the potatoes into the pot with the corned beef. Promised Sam a homecooked meal on her return from college. :D

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Oh, I am so glad you got to go shopping. I see the wonderful things you got and just wonder what else was there. Makes the head spin just thinking about it.
    Congrats on your special finds.

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