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Description from J Yee smart chick: inspired by earlier chats about the infamous Big Green Bead Machine that tempts us to spend way too much $$$ on our "bead habits" - and for the "green challenge" :)...

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  1. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Joyce, Beautiful, Hilareous, and GOOD Advice!
    -funny, the first time I let something expire from BGBM, I was afraid I was gonna get in trouble, they wouldn’t let me play BGBM anymore…. something. Nothing happened! ;) a hand didn’t come out from the screen and smak me or grab my credit card, nothing! So, now I play – knowing I may not buy, but it gets buying temp outta my system….

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Joyce, this is a pretty pick & a funny title! Love the thought!! LOL Is this Step 1 in our 12 Step Program? :-)

  3. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    smoky rose,

    I was also thinking of nancy reagon’s silly advice to kids to “just say no” to sex… sssshhhh, maybe if we don’t tell ‘em about birth control, safe sex etc they WON’T… ya know this is just the advice that some folks give to addicts… we know we need stronger support for our beading addictions than that advice…

    I am also laughing at your comments about nothing happening when you first let an item from the BGBM expire… can almost see a big “hand” reach out… ooohh too bad L.B. doesn’t have “hand” beads… I’m glad you still “play” knowing you may not buy… ya got more will power than me… I figure if I put stuff in my “shopping cart” I’m gonna feel guilty and/or mad I let ‘em go…. :)

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I used to think that if an item in the BGBM expired I would never, ever see it there again. ROTFL Boy, was I ever wrong! :-)

  5. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    I have 300 items in my shopping cart! It’s weird, make believe shopping. Believe me, once I’m off shopping probation, only a smaaaaall fraction of those are coming home!
    Yes, raging hormones of teenagers are sure to be calmed, if you just say NO. Now, being Catholic, the fear of burning in hell was relatively effective for me!;)

  6. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    I thought they’d cut me off, Chicky LE – punishment!…. I really am Catholic, aren’t I? ….. ah, yeah

  7. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    okay smoky rose and chicky LE,

    now I”m ROTFL or LMAO, either rolling on the floor laughing or laughing my a… off… at the conversation we’re having … 300 items in your cart eh??? if it works for ya, great!!!!! not me, I would be mad at myself for letting those sweet bargains go… just saw they had some pink botswana agate teardrop beads, and ocean jasper teardrop beads recently, both top drilled, I love both stones :(

  8. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    343 to be exact. I like something, throw it in there – and I’m satisfied ‘temporarily’ Can you imagine if I placed that order? Instant divorce court – instant!

  9. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    wanna know what 343 items cost? now mind you, several are expired, so this isn’t the total-total, just the total of the still active items…..

  10. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    $2115.44 !!!!!!!

  11. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    okay smoky rose,

    now I’m again ROTFL and LMAO, wow… that’s an impressive bead total… can you imagine if the L.B. guys read this… :)

  12. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    I think they do read it! They’re gonna empty my basket on me now that they know my tricks! ;)

  13. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Chicky LE, calling Chicky LE – where’d ya go? still up? not to worry, we’re not gonna post our addresses on the site.

  14. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    smoky rose,

    you can send me an e-mail, my e-mail is yee1joyce@yahoo.com, okay??? same goes for chicky LE, these leaf beads need a new home!!!! :)

  15. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I’m picturing the size of the shopping cart big enough to hold all of those beads! LOL :-)

    Hey, Smoky Rose — earlier on the nest necklace pick, you showed pix of three types of nest earrings. Very cute! Where did you find those?

  16. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    okay smoky,

    sssshhhh, don’t tell too much about your “shopping cart” here okay??? :)

  17. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    and the box that they would arrive in, too! it would be like a trunk of beads!

    Thank you, Joyce. That is most sweet and generous. I’ll touch base with you tomorrow.

    LE, found em on … one from Etsy, forget the other two… figuring if we’re making pendants, we ought to make earrings too…

  18. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    heavens, Joyce – trust that I am NOT buying all that stuff!!!!! barely a small, small fraction – and who knows when that is… its just a wierd way of getting things outta my system. I do the same when catalogs come to the house – I’ll circle items with a pen or dog ear the corner – couple days later, toss the catalog into the recycling bin, nothing purchased.

  19. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I’m picturing the biggest of the UPS trucks pulling up to your house & you saying “Where’s my package?” and the delivery person saying “They are ALL yours!” LOL :-)

  20. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Wow, would you have a lot of packing peanuts to hide!!! LMAO :-)

  21. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    18-wheeler! two men!
    LE, this is why I haven’t done it – no way I could hide alllll those packing peanuts.

  22. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    well smoky rose,

    thanks to chicky LE’s vivid descriptions I can just see the delivery guy arrive w/ your package, LOL… no worries, I know now that it works for you to put stuff there in your ‘cart’ but not actually order ‘em all, so glad to hear that it helps you!

  23. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Cool pick! I know what you mean about TBGBM! There are just sooo many beautiful things! I use to feel guilty adding things form TBGBM to my bag that I knew I couldn’t afford! I was afraid I’d get their hopes up and make them think they were going to get a huge order and then disappoint them when I never did (pretty stupid hunh! but that’s how I felt! Lima was obviously not even a starving startup company and I doubt even one of those would have someone sitting by the computer just hoping for an order to come in!! OK, so you all know I’m a little weird already but you haven’t kicked me out yet). Now I add what ever to my bag at will. It’s basically my second wish list (Love that feature BTW!) I’m at 726 in my bag for a total of $4,629.39 (most are half strands or BGBM items).

  24. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    aaaaaahhhh kitty,

    now I’m AGAIN ROTFL and LMAO, so glad that this also works for ya, maybe I gotta try too eh??? :)

  25. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    I will sleep better tonight, knowing somebody has a bigger shopping cart than me! I’m LMAO!!!!!! Kitty, you never struck me as ‘weird’, but ok – and I’m right there beside you!!!!!! omg!

  26. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I picture Mary’s hubby coming home and asking “What’s for dinner?” and Mary says “Packing peanuts. Again.” LOL :-)

  27. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    If I dunked them in chocolate, he’d eat em! I never met anybody – especially a guy so addicted to chocolate!

  28. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    OOOH — chocolate! Yum!

  29. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    chocolate, salsa, ketchup. there’s hardly a single food that he won’t put one of these on top of……… I don’t get it.

  30. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Fritos/Doritos – did you know, they’re toppings? perhaps it is a commentary about my cooking? he pulverizes fritos or doritos and sprinkles them on top of stews or chop suey….

  31. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    I had best crash. tomorrow will be a full day – month end financials are due.
    Ladies, thank you, as always for the laughter!!!!!!!!
    Good night!

  32. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    :D Innocent Kitty ;)
    (WISH I could afford it all! Don’t know what I’d do with it though! Swim in it?!)
    This sight is my free beading therapy! (though it may be like giving a distillery to an alcoholic! ;) )
    Ooo! Just about everything goes down better with chocolate! :) Good man!

  33. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    I like, when I get an order, to spread everything all over the floor and take a good look at it all, mix and match, get new ideas…. can you imagine with ‘our orders’ – we’d need bigger houses!

  34. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Ug! Doesn’t sound fun!
    Well… good night Smoky Rose Chick!

  35. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Good night, Smoky Rose! This was fun, as always! :-)

  36. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Correction: Spreading out all the new treasures sounds like LOTS of good fun!!! month end financials do not!!!

  37. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    month end is not fun!

  38. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Smart Chick, very clever pick with beautiful colors! Good advise as well but I don’t think anyone is listening!! :-)

  39. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    okay chickies,

    thanks much for all the silliness and laughter, good night all!!!! :)

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

    Good night, Joyce! Happy beading dreams! :-)

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    omg – what a fun way to wake up. You ladies are hilarious when your dilerious in the wee hours of the morning. I don’t think my cart’s ever gone higher than $200. That’s because I usually succumb when there’s something I absolutely must have or the discount is so great that I just can’t let it go.

    Joyce this is a beautiful pick.. all the pretty rubies, emeralds and opals – ahhh – more for my cart!

  42. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Good morning, Jeanne!

  43. No Photo
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    good morning – you need more sleep that this, lady!

  44. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    please! I know, tell me ’bout it. I could not unwind last night – gonna be a looong day.

  45. No Photo
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I wasn’t going to check in this am – but glas I did – looked back at yesterdays photos and noticed a missing bead in the mad. carnelian necklace. (: restringing now.

  46. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    omg, isn’t that something? – that’s good. I’m sure you’re the only one who would notice – but …. yup, I’d be restringing too!

  47. No Photo
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    done – gotta run – shoulda been in the shower 20 minutes ago.
    ttyl (talk to you later)

  48. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    :)

  49. No Photo
    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    When I first found this site I added about 1,000 beads to my cart because I didn’t know there was a wish list! BIG MISTAKE because it took hours to move them to the wish list! Funny conversation & love the colors in this pick!

  50. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I know, ladies, guilty as charged. Before I even checked in here, I checked the BGBM. Thinking it’s name should be BBBGBM…BIG BAD Big Green Bead Machine!
    Except that’s too many letters to remember on too little caffeine yet.
    I don’t stick stuff in my cart, but getting a really big wish list! ‘Fraid I might really order them if they make it to the cart.
    OMG..I was in town last week, looked down and realized I had lost a stone from the ring my mom gave me. Had it retipped less than a year ago, anf jeweler told me he thinks the stones are not garnets like Mom thought wheen she got it at at estate sale,but rubies instead. Either way, I’m really sick about losing a stone.
    Too bad I can’t just order LB replacement stone!!!

  51. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Great Pick, Smart Chick, and tempting, too. I want the emeralds and some ruby zoisite, and some…. OMG maybe they will put these on the BGBM!

  52. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Happy chick,

    yeah, we can only hope eh??? on the other hand, NO NO not on the BGBM… then some of us might be tempted to buy yet more beads, LOL!!!! :)

  53. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    I’m so sorry Happy Chick!! I know that feeling, it’s just sickening!!

  54. No Photo
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    oh but I NEED rubies and emeralds!

  55. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    rubies, and emeralds, and sapphires – oh my!

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