Metalworking 101 for Beaders GiveAway!


Hello, lovely people!  In honor of my guest curator spot on Crescendoh, next week is Bead and Button, my birthday was May 21, I'm teaching two metalworking classes next week, and I'm filming 2 segments for Beads, Baubles and Jewels at the end of the month….. 



This is terrifying to me because what if nobody comments?  So here goes, I'm counting on you, folks.  Leave a comment answering "what is good about your life right now…" 

Did you water the flowers this AM?  Your kid graduated from H.S.!  You paid off your credit card bill!  I want to hear.  Tell your friends, tell your neighbors!  Entries are over this Sunday–June 5th at midnight EST.  Until then, tell me what's great… please! šŸ™‚


  1. Susie Bonfitto says

    The good and BEST thing about my life is… the people that are in it!!!!

  2. I have a beautiful daughter who is turning2 in 3 weeks. I think that’s pretty great šŸ™‚
    I love you book BTW šŸ™‚ Great giveaway!

  3. I finally found what I am meant to do – create jewelry! šŸ™‚

  4. I am enjoying a sunny day in the mountains of NC.

  5. Mary Ann Beckley says

    Right now the best thing in my life is that my son is returning from Spain after 9 months!! I can’t wait to see him!! I’ve missed him SOOOO much! My other son is in Heaven so he is always close, but I have REALLY been missing my kids! I am sooooo excited! (Can you tell??)

  6. Maria Soto says

    What is good in my life right now? well that I’m alive- that I have my three wonderful kids – I thank God that I have one more day to spend with all my loved ones and that he has given me many gifts – that I get to craft because I love it!! I’m thankful for today, hopeful for another tomorrow!!

  7. One of the best things about my life is being able to make glass beads – I just love melting glass!

  8. Oh- my kids are at wonderful ages! 9, 6 and 4! We can finally go on trips without a million supplies, everyone listens, no giant meltdowns. Just did a daytrip to the shore and they were a delight! So I am loving this stage of motherhood (and the great outdoor fun weather too).
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  9. My best thing in life is life itself. Waking up to each day in my world of peace, garden, the ability to create-whether it’s designing a plot, coming up with a new food creation, making art in some form. Whatever it is, it’s all about the layers!

  10. My Life is Good right now because:
    … I Make Jewelry,
    … I’m Right where I Need and Want to Be,
    … I’m Happy with what I Have,
    … I Love where I’m Going.
    Life is Wonderful, Life is Learning every Day, Life is Magic: Create it yourself, Enjoy to the Fullest! =)
    Warm greetz from the Netherlands! =) Mx

  11. I am thankful for so much in my life. I have a wonderful bead shop, a fantastic and ever-evolving house, a loving and talented husband, and sweet pets who always put a smile on my face.

  12. We are finishing off the basement and putting in a workshop area designed for my glass/jewelry work. Can’t wait for it to be finished!

  13. Jane Willmert says

    For the first time in many years my daily life is more ‘normal’ due to information from a very dear friend about an amazing weight-loss protocol. I can do things that I thought I never would be able to do again. And to add to the joy of that accomplishment I have the distinct pleasure of taking some classes and learning new things from a young woman I watched grow up! šŸ˜‰ What more could I ask for?

  14. Alma Sanford says

    Is the warm beautiful days in Texas that I get to enjoy with my wonderful husband and 5 year old son, also soon to be our new addition that is coming in August.

  15. What’s good about life right now, is that the week long Vacation Bible School I’ve been planning for the past several months will be here next week, and I will finally be able to relax!

  16. Right now, this very moment? Cookies! (I’m at work, and hungry…if I were at home, it’d be spending time in the yard playing with the kids and gardening šŸ™‚

  17. After a day stuck in the office, I get to got out for a nice long motorcycle ride, and stop for ice cream (then go home to do some chainmail!)

  18. Deb Floros says

    My life is good because I have a roof over my head, food on the table, an amazing husband, awesome friends, great patents! My job is very stressful, but making jewelry keeps me sane and helps me to appreciate the people in my life and not focus on the stress!

  19. The best part of my life is that I’m employed and have access to the internet…so, I can glean from all those creative souls out there. It’s inspiring to see such beauty and it allows me to escape for a bit everyday. Thank you!

  20. This is a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance! Whats good about My life right now? Gee so many wonderful things!
    Im Lampworking after 3 years of waiting!
    I have a lovely Home, and so thankful that I do!
    I am in very good health..
    That Ive learned how to make some nice Jewellery..
    That I am very Happy to be a Christian!
    Thank you again xx

  21. What’s good about my life right now is that I get to stay home with my boys and enjoy being with them everyday! They are growing up so fast and I am so happy that I get to have this extra time with them, as they will be all grown up and have their own lives too quickly.
    I have a husband that loves me and our family…and he totally “gets” and understand my beading addiction. lol šŸ™‚

  22. Linda Gabbard says

    No need to worry about comments. Looks like you have lots of fans.
    I have a wonderful husband that’s a constant “GOOD” in my life. We met 10 years ago this August and have been under the same roof for 8 years and have been married for 6 years. We may be poor in dollars but are rich in love and respect. We are both disabled. Him from an on the job accident. Me from a car accident. So we do get to spend a lot of time together which has only strengthen our bond. We are best friends.

  23. Joan Forrester says

    Everything about my life right now is good!!! I will be 76 years old this month (June 26th), my husband and I just celebrated our 56th anniversary…We have 3 wonderful kids & 10 really wonderful grandkids…we went through alot of rough stimes with the economy, losing our business, and home, moving away to a new area but everything worked out..we have great friends where we now live, my husband is back working & I am making & TRYING to sell jewelry!!! so it’s all GOOD!!!

  24. My life is good right now because today is my last day at work before a week-long vacation in Fairbanks, Alaska. Going from the hustle and bustle of NYC to the Alaskan wilderness. LIFE IS GOOD! šŸ™‚ xo, Elif

  25. EVERYTHING is good about my life. I am blessed. truly! I live in a beautiful place, i am healthy. my family is healthy.
    ..and lately, i am LUCKY to!

  26. We are celebrating our thirty fifth wedding anniversary and my husband and I love each other more than ever !

  27. rossane kasem says

    life is good right now because i have a great husband and a loving daughter and 2 doggies that luv me very much…even when i dont have food in my hands šŸ™‚ and i get to craft tonite … yippie

  28. Dar Miller says

    What is good about my life right now, is that I am finally out of debt. It took losing everything, and has been over three years of H-E-double hockey sticks, but really, it can only go up from here! Today, I just found joy in the fact that we had a really amazing thunder and lightning storm last night. It put on quite a light show! When life gets a little overwhelming, Mother Nature brings me back to earth and soothes me. She is incredible!!!

  29. Barbie D. says

    my life right now.. beading.. with tons of projects..spinning and knitting wool.. baseball season… it just doesn’t get any better!!!

  30. bonnie oneill says

    Life is beautiful in of itself. Great husband, love my job as a nurse. Good friends. Had a wonderful day with my 21 month old granddaugher – Sophia Bella – yesterday at our farmers market. While buying asparagus, I looked down at her in the stroller and she had pilfered a bright red tomato and was eating it with both hands, juices running down her tangerine colored shirt. The look on her face was priceless. You would have thought she was eating an ice cream sundae! It is those small moments in life that bring us such pleasure. I came home and made her a stretchy beaded pink bracelet:) Love her sooooo much!

  31. I’m very blessed! I have a husband I’m still crazy about and we’ll celebrate our 29th anniversary next week. I have two great kids…Had my daughters wedding last year and will marry off my son this Oct. And am finally finding myself. Actually got the courage to quit my job of 13 years and am now working from home making jewelry, which I love to do. Life is great!

  32. I have the day off from work, and I am dedicating it to CRAFTING: Scrabble tile necklaces for two friends, buying fabric for a blouse, and knitting a baby sweater for a friend! Best day ever!

  33. After much hard work, my daughter is graduationg HS as Valedictorian. I’m so proud of her. Oh, and the sun’s out today! Oh, and I’m going on a mtn. bike ride later. Oh, and my 20th wedding anniversary is almost here. Oh, and and and šŸ™‚ Life is good.

  34. Anastasia says

    I got let go from a job I hated & have lots of time to catch up on knitting, beading, embroidery while I look for a new job

  35. I’m retired now. I get to sleep in!

  36. Iam going back to school and so far have excellant grades. 3.6 gpa =)

  37. It’s all good! Good husband, good pets, nice beads, good beach, on and on….

  38. Just got a new shipment of beads in! Lots of new stuff to play with! Yay!

  39. My life is good because I have a wonderful husband, two awesome children, two adorable grandchildren, two sweet dogs and one rather snarky cat…but she’s cool too. I’m also happy to have a small craft room and time to make assorted goodies. šŸ™‚ Oh and a very old friend (and her family) who I haven’t seen in years will be visiting us tonight!

  40. The internet is up and I am surfing. The weather is warm and if the mosquito problem gets better I will get to make some beads.

  41. It’s pretty good, that I had some time before today midnight, so I had time to read new entries on my favourite blogs and found this giveaway before it was too late. (-: I never participate giveaways, but this was so nice idea – let people tell what is good in life.

  42. Mary Thomason says

    I am recently retired from my flight attendant job, after 42 years and am enjoying every minute. Now I never have to miss an episode of BBJ. Trying new things I’ve seen on the show.

  43. My life is good b/c in a couple of weeks I get to move back in with my wonderful hubby after being apart for over 3 years (for work-related reasons)! I’m over the moon šŸ™‚ Thanks for the give-a-way. I’d love to learn how to do metal work!

  44. Mary Ann!! You win!! Contact me via Facebook or email with your mailing addy!!

  45. The pandora warm autumn wind, air mixed into the firecrackers fire taste;

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