Wednesday, December 14, 2011

All together now

Well first today's addition. The One G, pony needles and daggers I have lot's and lot's of, so I'm sharing. The volcano briolette's can't really go in the category of de-stash since they just arrived, but they are so incredible that I had to share a few. Mini-daggers I collect, what can I say. And the chunky ball chain makes a great impromptu necklace for most any pendant.




Each day I've collected the days offerings into a bag, making sure I wouldn't forget anything, so here it is, all together! It would be nice had I gotten rid of the reflection from the crinkly plastic, but there is much to be done today and I'm sure you get the idea.



So....yesterday's post 'I'm going to miss you' may have missed the mark. I feel that I may have guilted you for not commenting and that wasn't my intent, so I apologize. I wanted to share that it has been lovely getting to know you, but I don't want to add a layer of burden for coming to read. So continue to enjoy, I do know you're there, and if you feel like commenting please do.

And remember, tomorrow is the day! One lucky person will have a box full of beady wonders in their mailbox by next week, and five more will get a copy of the Dream Keeper Vessel Ring.

Hope you are staying stress free in your holiday readiness. I've never been stressed by it. I pick up things for special people as I go, mostly in small boutiques (although there was one Williams of Sonoma visit this year). Yesterday Mark and I had a wrapping marathon, and today there will be cookie baking, followed by packing and then a trip to have my hair colored....I'm thinking pink.

All next week I will be next to the ocean, visiting with family and friends, cuddling Malayna, and doing some of the design work for Beads in Motion.

69 comments:

Gabri said...

That's a wonderful goodie box. Maybe I'm lucky this one time. Well, I'm a lucky girl any way!!
Have a lot of holiday fun....

joan b said...

Marcia, I am one of your secret blog readers. Each and every day. Top of my favorite list. My way of getting inspired!

Knititall said...

The briolettes are awesome. What a beautiful collection of goodies!

Debbie said...

More great stuff, Marcia. Thanks! I could use those needles and I like those daggers!

Terri said...

Oooh, I'm drooling all over my computer! What a fantastic collection of beads!!!!!

Shirley said...

Such a gorgeous collection! The colors are just awesome.

Pixybug Designs said...

Gorgeous beads! Are those rivoli crystals? Love the color!

dolla said...

Great Briolettes! I am one of the secret blog readers too. Each and every day sometimes more then once a day. I adore following your life and creativity.

Pamela said...

Wow! Your generous treasure box leaves me speechless! I'm not usually the lucky type that wins these kinds of things, but I still try, and hope! I had to become one of your followers, and although I'm not one to comment, I think one of my New Years resolutions will be to make more comments and get to know people through their blogs! Thank you for that inspiration!
Thank you for your generosity!
Thank you for sharing you wonderful talents with all of us.
Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

KvH said...

Woh... What a fantastic collection of beads! And how many pieces you can make with this...

Terry from Alaska said...

Wonder why Swarovski calls them briolettes and not facetted rondelles? I love all the added items and again Pick Me!

kate mckinnon said...

Right, it's just a fine line between saying "I'm so excited to know you are here" and making people feel like they have to leave a comment. But it IS exciting to connect with people.

Gabri, what a beautiful avatar you have. This is the first time I've seen it.

ChrisD said...

What's also been good about this event has been reading other people's comments about what you've blogged. Usually I only do this if I look back in the archive.

The briolettes are an amazing colour!

Karen Firnberg said...

Thank you for putting the blog hop together. I'm glad you enjoyed it, I know we all did. You introduced me to a couple of blogs that I didn't follow, and I do now.

I know you know that I'm a daily reader but, I don't always comment. I'll make an effort to comment more often, not only on your blog but others that I follow.

moonlitfantaseas said...

Wow, some one is going to be one lucky person, to win all those goodies you have picked out for them!

Nancy said...

No guilt! You're my first read every day anyway. So to win something to boot would be wonderful!

lynnd said...

I read your blog every day and have enjoyed being a part of your blog hop.

Helen said...

Gosh another very generous contribution.
No guilt here Marcia...I'm a regular and have been enjoying your blog for a long time.
Happy Holidays to you and yours and all the best in the New Year!

Kim said...

I am also a secret blog reader. I don't comment very much, but I do read every day :-) I love the One G thread, it's wonderful. And the beads are awesome!!!

Nancy said...

Another one of your everyday blog readers checking in. Marcia and morning just go together! What an awesome goodie box to win - I want it!

TanyaMcGuire said...

I hate to say it but I am usually one of those people that reads and does not comment. I tend to read your blog very early in the morning so I missed your post yesterday. but know that I love reading and seeing what you are up to. Thank you for putting together the hop.

Casy said...

What a wonderful gift. Someone's going to have a very nice Christmas! Thank you.

sandy said...

Creative juices are flowing just looking at all the goodies. Have a good time with your family
Sandu

One Woman said...

That is one big pile of awesomeness!

Karen said...

I am an everyday follower, I so look forward to reading your Blog...so interesting and inspiring. And so kind of you to put together such a goodie box. Someone is going to get a wonderful Holiday gift and I hope its me.( selfish aren't I? LOL)
Happy Holidays and enjoy that beautiful Grandbaby!

NEDbeads said...

Stunning stuff! And I was glad to read your post yesterday, and thrilled to find that you and I share that feeling of camaraderie that comes with blogging and having folks comment! It is lovely to hear what everyone has to say, and when I have a post that no one comments on, I definitely feel lonely, lol!! Sending love from VT, Marcia!

Ingrid said...

I love the briolettes ! And what a cute name "briolette" :o)
Thanks Marcia, can't wait to be tomorrow,
Good luck to everyone
Ingrid

Judith said...

You and your blog satisfy my need for lots of sparkle . . . both in beads and personality. You just can't bead crochet large crystals.
Thanks for the fun

Jessica said...

Marcia,
I've been reading your blog regularly since I bought your book a few months ago. I find your beadwork very inspiring!

Marabout said...

What a wonderful selection of goodies! I want to wiiiiiiiin! Thanks Marcia for being so generous.

vwise said...

Great Goodie BOX!!! I read your blog on a daily, the blog hop was lots of un. Thanks to you and other designers.

Katie said...

More gorgeous wonderful goodies! And now I know one other thing I like about you - the collection of daggers :o) I have one of those, too...and I love the minis!!

Marcia DeCoster said...

Are you sure Judith? Have you tried? There must be a way!

Peikkonen said...

That would be the fanciest bead package I've ever received :) But I just ordered a pound of beads that my cousin's bringing from the States, so I'm getting at least one bead treat this week, no matter how the lottery goes :)

Lucy said...

I've been reading your blog for several months now. I have never commented before and actually I wasn't going to this time as it seems rude and greedy just to comment because there is a giveaway. But your earlier post made me feel like I wanted to comment.
I sometimes wonder what bloggers think of the folk who just read and rarely comment like me but you seem content to let us take a peek into your life without knowing who we are.
I enjoy seeing all your beautiful creations and getting inspiration from your colour choices.
Thank you for all your hard work.

KarenBen said...

Holding thumbs its me

Hispirations said...

Undercover reader here. Great mélange of goodies. I would love any of these.

Christy said...

No guilt here! I'm glad I came across this bloghop, it was totally at random but I feel as though I've made some new friends. Even if I don't win a thing from any of the ladies, it was well worth it just to discover you all and spend this little slice of time getting to know you.

Angi said...

This a fantastic and very generous collection of goodies. I really do hope I win :) That would be the perfect Christmas gift :)

Have a wonderful time with your family and friends!

Kristi said...

No guilt here, and I am glad to have found your blog though the blog hop! The goodie box looks gorgeous!

Kristen said...

Oh that box is totally awesome and the lucky winner will have such wonderful inspiration from it all. I hope you have fun pulling the name and I wish everyone luck. I will not be able to check in tomorrow as my son is getting his tonsils out so I will check in when I can!

Hugs!

GraceBeading said...

Hi Marcia - I'm late to finding the blog hop party thing, but am happy to see what all you have bundled up there for some lucky person. I LOVE your stuff, and feel lucky to have been able to a class with you. The bracelet I made from that class is one I cherish. Have a wonderful Christmas!

debb said...

What a yummy pile! Thank you for a wonderful time! Enjoy your week next week!!!

Manola Maria said...

The volcano briolette's are dazzling and I see some daggers in the back, that make a great match.
"The touch of whimsy" pendant is so cute by the way. Thank you for the tutorial.
Have a nice holiday. I wish you all the best!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Super collection of beads!

Skye said...

Holy crap! Did you leave anything in your stash for yourself ? ;) lol that turned into quite a pile!

I'm now one of your followers thanks to visiting you everyday this past week so needless to say you'll see comments from me fairly regularly :)

Tom and Jane said...

There are some amazing things in your goody box. I have fingers and toes crossed hoping that I am the lucky winner of an incredible goody box.
Have a great time on your trip.

Mari said...

Marcia, buena suerte para mi!! Todo esta precioso. Gracias mil por compartir tus bellezas con nosotras tus admiradoras. Me encantaria ganar pero si no lo consigo, he disfrutado mucho compartiendo contigo en esta semana. Feliz Navidad y muchos deseos lindos desde mi islita Puerto Rico!

Julie Ann said...

A wonderful assortment of dazzling beads. I look for your blog daily from Canada and would love to win your fabulous 'destash'!
Julie Ann

pogata said...

The volcano briolettes are a burst of shiny.

pogata said...

The briolettes are an explosion of sparkle!

Tia Dalma said...

Marcia this is the most beautiful collection of giveaway stash that I have ever seen! You have been so incredibly generous with this...and that is just amazing!

And please don't feel that you have guilted anyone into anything! I always love to read your blog and I love that this Blog Hop included so many wonderful artists...this opened the door for us to share with all of you!

I also love the Christmas season...but I never let it stress me out. Giving is something that comes from the heart, not from a store! I have never been able to afford to spend a lot of money on gifts and always feel excited to create gifts for people that I love!

This season is about so much more than making it to Walmart at midnight on Thanksgiving for Black Friday! I have always detested that mad rush for cheap stuff that will be broken or forgotten about in a day or two...

And I think that you and the rest of the artists in this blog hop have shared the real spirit of this season with us!

So I thank for you sharing your creative spirit with all of us! And of course for sharing these beautiful beads so that some lucky person here will be able to make some beautiful creations to give to their loved ones this Christmas!

Cyn ~ The Wingedneedle said...

what an absolutely lovely grouping of sparklie goodies and other fine beading bits! you have out done yourself my friend, Enjoying the cookie baking! pink is fantastic choice! Best wishes for a fabulous visit with the adorable Miss Malayna! Cheers!

bjneal53 said...

This is such a wonderful stash. Thank you so much for putting this together to give away to some lucky person. Such inspiration is wonderful!

Marca said...

OMG that stash is amazingly fantastic!!!! Thank you so much for doing this!

donna said...

So thrilled to find out that my Bird of Paradise kit is on the way to me already. Thanks for the speedy response.

Just Beady Jules said...

Marcia, Thanks for your participation in the BLOG HOP, I love reading your blog and keeping up with little Malayna... Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family.

Marla said...

Wow everything in there is stunning and I would love to win it. I may not always comment but I do read your blog every time you post :) Google Reader FTW!

Sandy said...

A wonderful selection.

cw said...

Wow!!! What a great selection of bead happiness. You are very generous, indeed! Thanks for the opportunity, I hope to win.
Enjoy holiday time, especially with family, that is most important.
Happy Holidays to everyone!
Chris

Lisa said...

I think pink hair for Christmas will be lovely! Have a wonderful time with your family.

Francesca Watson said...

No guilt here - I am an avid daily reader, and I loved the opportunity to "delurk" and comment on all the gorgeous, yummy, beady goodness you've been sharing. I really hope I'm the winner!!

teachergustavson said...

Delish--oh, how I hope I'm the lucky one!

Tycialk said...

What an amazing collection of goodies. Seeing it a day at a time was impressive but all together is beyond impressive!! You make some awesome pieces of jewelry & I would love to be able to take a class. Come down south to Tennessee and you can count me in.

Thanks to you & the others for the blog hop. It has been lots of fun & I plan to continue checking in daily.

Enjoy your holidays with family & friends, and here's hoping I'm the winner. Lol. If not, then congrats to whoever wins.

sis said...

Thanks for sharing your bead goodies!

bwheather said...

You sound like you're as busy as we are over here. I've spent the arvo shopping with my youngest. He's been saving all year and wanted to have his spend up on the first day of the school hols. That stash pack looks totally tempting. ;-)

T=MC2 said...

Go pink, go pink! Or maybe blue, I like blue. I'm not allowed 'odd' hair colours (thanks, corporate publishing...) so need other people to have my fix for me. Post pictures when it's done!

wileybead said...

What fun! I love presents...thanks.

Nancy said...

Marcia...the blog hop has been fun...what a gorgeous box of goodies! Have a great time with your family.