Saturday, April 19, 2008


Hi and welcome!! After reading many posts in the addictive forums at etsy, I have finally taken the plunge and started my blog! Let me first start by introducing myself.
My name is Carey. I live in Maryland and by day am an ultrasound tech. At night I completely neglect my family and spend all my time making glass beads. Lampwork beads are handmade glass beads that are created in the flame. I discovered this art about 2 1/2 years ago and have become completely obsessed!
I hope to share my beads here (the good ones and the bad ones) and also I hope to promote other artists from etsy.
Etsy is a wonderful site I discovered a few months ago that is LOADED with amazing artists and crafters! It's a must see...but let me warn's EXTREMELY addictive! You can find just about anything there and the awesome, mind blowing part is that almost everything on there (except for vintage stuff which is also really cool and supplies which frankly are neccessary) is HANDMADE! There are some really talented people in this world and its fun that I can find many of them in one spot. So grab a cup of coffee (or 2) and go check them out!
Oh...and also be sure to check out my etsy shop too!!!

If you already know about etsy (or maybe you even have your own etsy shop) add a comment!!! I want this blog to be a place to promote all you talented people!!


Kate said...

Hi Carey
Beeaauutiful beads! I'm on Etsy (come lately) I'm at the 'reading lots of stuff in the forums' stage - and will be taking the plunge and starting a blog soon, so I thought I'd comment on yours, as you're a blogging newbie! I adore your beads, I'm obsessed with glass, (and metal of course) It looks like you have so much fun making those lovely beads. Will bookmark this and check back soon, keep up the good work!
all the best
PS love the comment about neglecting your family ~ tell me about it!

SassyStoppers said...

LoL! Thanks for the comments Kate. I am on my way to check out your etsy shop!!! I poor family...they dont even ask where I am anymore...they just assume I'm in my studio making beads.....I tell you if I were to go missing it would take them a while to figure out I wasnt here :)....actually that's not so funny.
Anway, thanks again for the comment and make sure you come back to check out what I've been doing :)

Kristen said...

Hi Carey!
You know I love your beads, and now I love your blog! I put it in my bookmarks. I've been recruiting my friends to your site too! Hope your back feels better, I will keep checking back to see what you're up to! Better safe than sorry! If you are spending any time reading while you are recouperating, you can check out my blog too since I know you have already found me on Etsy! Take care, and I'll be talking to you soon!

Kristen said...

BTW... I just put a link to your Etsy shop on my Blog! I hope that's ok!