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Hello! I am a beginner beader from Florida, and am having a bit of fun with the Fresh Picks. Eli is my 12 year old Corgi boy, and he has some health issues. “Hope” was designed for him, as I hope he will get better, and be with me for a long time to come.
Dixie is my other furbaby, who suffers from spinal issues and has a hard time getting around.
Garry is my partner of umpteen years, and he takes care of the furkids while I’m at work. Ge’s a budding beader as well!

My designs are inspired by the things I see around me in nature. Ilove Labradorite, Amazonite, Appatite, and any type of pearl…especially Keishi pearls.

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  • Elis Mom commented on the Design “Torch Fired Enameling”   2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Love these! I’d also like to try this technique. Looks like you’re having a ton of fun!

  • Elis Mom shared a new Design: “Rain”   2 weeks, 6 days ago

  • Elis Mom commented on the Design “Birthday Necklace 2”   1 month, 1 week ago

    Thank you for all the lovely comments! They always make my day!

    Kye, there IS a birthday necklace #3 coming, with black pearls and swarovski crystals!

    Moogie, they are glass beads nestled into the bail. Didn’t have anything else big enough to keep it from sliding that coordinated well.

  • Elis Mom commented on the Design “Birthday Necklace 2”   1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Forgot about the kyanite rectangles!

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  • Crystal Canary
    On August 8, 2017 Crystal Canary said:

    Susie, Just a note to say how much I love your work and how it has inspired me over the years–it really ’speaks’ to me. You are a very creative & inspired artist.
    Take Care, Crystal

  • daisymae
    On August 15, 2012 coffeebeans said:

    Hey Susie! Great to hear you’re trying a wrap! Good luck! I’m sure it will turn out amazing! Please let me know how it turns out! Great to hear about the pearls too! Now, if only I could find some! :)

  • daisymae
    On July 14, 2012 coffeebeans said:

    Yeah the weekend chores….got some of those myself! I’d take beading over chores any day! Have fun and hope you find some great stuff! :) Those beads sound absolutely fabulous and so does a charm bracelet! ;)

  • daisymae
    On July 13, 2012 coffeebeans said:

    Thanks so much Susie! You should definitely go for it! I bet you can find some really fab pieces there! The great thing about vintage jewelry is that you can just disassemble it and use the pieces that you want! It stinks cause where we live here, there is not a whole lot of cool stuff and if there is any at all people generally want waaaaaay too much for it! My father-in-law lives in Michigan and buys boxes of things at estate sells for like $1 or $2! I get to pick stuff out sometimes so thats fun! If you go, you have got to let me know what you pick up! How cool!

  • daisymae
    On June 28, 2012 coffeebeans said:

    Wish you could send some of that rain our way! We just got a teensy bit of rain last week! Hope the weather calms down a bit for you. You might wanna stock up on the life essentials, in case your power goes out again, like a flashlight, beads and thread! ;)

  • daisymae
    On June 25, 2012 coffeebeans said:

    I imagine that would make it terribly difficult to do much of anything! How do you stand the tropical storms? We get severe thunderstorms sometimes and tornado warnings and I have to say they make me incredibly anxious! Hope you find fair weather in your future weekend!

  • daisymae
    On June 25, 2012 coffeebeans said:

    Hey Susie! How was your weekend? Did you get to try a wrap?

  • daisymae
    On June 20, 2012 coffeebeans said:

    Hey Susie, sent you a message! I haven’t quite figured the message thing out! Sometimes I get alerts and sometimes I don’t! :)

  • No Photo
    On April 6, 2012 Luna Chick aka Coral said:


    Check your messages. I just replied. Took that hiatus from LB for a few days!

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    On March 21, 2012 Poms Forever aka Donna said:

    I wanted you to know I love all your picks! I have three pomeranians. We went to look at a Pom listed in the paper. I guess we should have known something was wrong because she was a beautiful Pom. After we had her for a while, she started limping. We took her to the vet and she adviced surgery. So, 1600 dollars later, we have a joy of a dog. Sweetie is so smart and our baby! glad you are my friend on Lima! Donna

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