Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Johnson County Old Settlers Days

Friday and Saturday Skip will be demonstrating his lampwork glass at the Johnson County Old Settlers Days.

Friday, September 9th, from 12 pm to 9 pm and Saturday, September 10th,  from 10 am to 9 pm enjoy handmade crafts, jams, jewelry, lots of great food and entertainment.

Get more info at:

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Christmas in July Sale

Stop by our supply shop: to see what fabulous new items we have in stock.  Everything is on sale till the end of the month too!

We have:
Beads -
Bead Strands -
Bulk Buy -
Cabochons -
Brass Supplies -
Copper Supplies -
Silver Supplies -
Mood Beads -
Sepia Decals -

Stop by and save!!!

Join our mailing to get a heads up when we are having sales (we have one every month) and to get special coupon codes to use in our shop -

Have a great week!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Samuel L. Clemens Arts & Crafts Festival in Hannibal, MO

The 35th Annual
Held During National Tom Sawyer Days
The Arts & Crafts Fesitval will be held in Central Park, in the heart of Hannibal, Missouri.  126 booths of handmade goodness is expected with a sold out show this year.

A Hannibal tradition for over 50 years. The National Tom Sawyer Days celebration focuses on wholesome family fun. Visitors of all ages can watch or join in many of the activities, including the National Fence Painting Championships, a frog jumping competition, Tom and Becky Contest, Tomboy Sawyer Competition, the Sam Clemens-Kiwanis Arts and Craft Show, Mississippi Mud Volleyball, stage entertainment, dancing, great food, a spectacular 4th of July fireworks display and much more.

A full schedule of events can be found online at:

Hope you are able to join us there, it will be our first trip to Hannibal, MO and we are looking forward to checking out all the tourist hot spots and the awesome fireworks display!

Friday, June 10, 2011

New Supplies!!!

We got some new fabulous beads in stock this week.  Stop by the shop and check them out.

Deep Sky Glass Shuttle Beads 20mm x 8mm 1 strand is 18 Beads is $4.00

Multi Color Glass Rondelle Beads 8mm x 6mm 1 strand is 72 Beads is $5.50
Golden Rod Topaz Glass Rondelle Beads 6mm x 4mm 1 strand is 100 Beads for $6.00

Silver Glass Rondelle Beads 6mm x 4mm 1 strand is 100 Beads is $6.00

Save 5% on your orders the entire month of June with coupon code: JUNE5 at checkout.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Supply Giveaway Winner Announced!!!

Congratulations to (drum roll please)..............

user name: hofken

Hofken is the lucky winner of our supply giveaway.  She will receive an e-mail from me shortly.

Hofken will receive an assortment of beads in shades of orange (her favorite color) and some charms!

Our winner was selected by

I want to say thank you to everyone who entered our giveaway with a coupon code to our etsy shop that will save you 5% on your orders till June 30th.  It can be used during one of our fabulous monthly sales too!!!  The code is June5, enter it when prompted during checkout - hint* it is before you go into your paypal account.

I hope everyone has a fabulous week!!!


Friday, May 20, 2011

Supply Giveaway!!!


We haven't had a giveaway in a while, so we are happy to announce a giveaway in our supply shop.

What will you win???

A mixture of beads in your favorite color and some of our popular stamped charms!!!

1.Visit my supply shop:
2.Look through our items, pick your favorite one, heart it if you are an user.
3.Come back here to comment on that item. Comment must include:
• Link to item (copying and paste the url in your comment)
• What you like about the item
• Your e-mail address (I can't notify you if you win without it!)
• Your Favorite Color
And I am a stickler about the rules!

  • To get another entry, follow my blog and leave an additional comment telling me your are following me now. Make sure you leave an additional comment when you do this, or it only counts as one entry.
  • Get another entry when you like us on facebook: come back and post your facebook account in your comment!
  • You can get 2 more entries by writing about my shop and giveaway on your blog. Come back here to post another 2 comments with a link to your blog.

There are at least 6 entries you could earn!!! Each comment counts as an entry, please do not miss-use the comments during the giveaway, if those types of comments are found, they will not be counted.

Make sure your e-mail address and favorite color are in every single post or I will have to go to the next winner in line.

Winners will be choosen at random, using a random number generator.

No strings attached, I even pay for shipping costs. It is open to US and Canadian residents only, sorry!
Giveaway ends May 31, 2011.

You can always convo with me directly if you have questions or problems posting,

Have a Great Day and Good Luck!!!

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Giveaway Ends May 31, 2011!!!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

2 year Etsyversary SALE

We are so happy to be celebrating our 2nd year on etsy this month for our Besdery Destash Shop!!!

To celebrate we are having  fabulous sale in our shop this week.  And a surprise sale will pop up here and there too!

Stay up to date with our sale information and get special coupons by subscribing to our mailing list:

Stop by and check out what we have

Monday, April 25, 2011

BESTeam Feature: CKSilver - Sterling Silver Jewelry

Our BESTeam feature this week is cksilver created in Chelan, WA, United States.

Pearl Jewelry of the Month Club - 3 Month Earring Sampler

This line of fabulous jewelry is created by Cindy and Marilyn, a mother daughter team.  Together they offer handcrafted sterling silver jewelry that is beautiful, timeless, and elegant. Each piece of jewelry is unique, and many are one of a kind. Most pieces incorporate sterling silver, freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones, and swarovski crystal.

Wedding Dance Sterling Silver Earrings

Cindy has always been interested in creating beautiful designs - both in jewelry and in marketing and graphic design. Her passion is creating classic silver pieces that are well-made, balanced, and elegant - pieces that you will enjoy wearing. She specializes in sterling silver, pearls, semi-precious stones, and Swarovski crystals focusing primarily on colors found in the ocean and on earth.
Found At Sea Sterling Silver Necklace

Marilyn has always loved wearing silver jewelry, so it is natural for her to wnat to create using silver. She loves creating from the beauty of what God has already created.

Midnight Remembrance Silver Cross, Onyx, and Brecciated Jasper Necklace

Visit CKSilver online at:

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Geekery By Austen 12 year old has always loved taking things apart and collecting spare parts for other projects.  The circuit boards just pile up cause you don't want to just toss something so special out.

Anyway the other day he started cutting out select pieces, shaping them, filing them down and drilling a hole into the top so a jump ring can be attached and then it can be put on a chain or a leather cord.

Here is the results so far:

All can be found at our shop under the category Geekery By Austen.

Have a great week!


Monday, April 18, 2011

BESTeam Feature: AncientOils - Goddess Blends Unique Bath Salts & Essential Oil Blends

This week we have the honor of featuring Ancient Oils @ of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Heart Chakra - Quan yin, Eastern Goddess of Compassion. 10 oz.

Ancient Oils is owned by Lilly DelValle. Lilly has a degree in Metaphysics and Certifications in Holistic Energy Healing. She has studied and practiced Holistic and Spiritual Healing.

Dead Sea Mud w/ Aloe Vera gel (6 oz)

Frankincense Essential Oil - Undiluted Therapeutic Grade 1/3 oz

The practice of using essential oils is commonly referred to as aromatherapy, and is used for physical and psychological well-being. In ancient times, sweet smelling oils were more respected for both medicinal and their healing properties than scent. Essential Oils are often referred to as "Mankind's First Medicine".
Aromatherapy is the inhalation of plant oils, called essential oils, for improved physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Essential oils are the pure essence of the plant often referred to as nature's living energy and can provide both psychological and physical benefits when used correctly.

Rose Gardenia Scented - Goat's Milk Soap 4 oz ea.

Search for essential oil diffuser

Monday, April 11, 2011

BESTeam Feature: Turquoiseangels - Tutus and Hair Accessories

Our BESTeam Weekly Feature is with Turquoise Angels @

Headband with Easter Candy Pink Fower

Turquoise Angels is a family owned company specializing in infusing art into clothing. This is a fabulous mother and daughter team specializing in hand made clothing for girls, babies and mommies. This duo makes everything from hand tied tutus and cotton dresses to screen printed garments and hair accessories. They truly love what they do and love working together!

Easter Hunt Strawberry and Chocolate Great for Photo Shoots, Birthdays, Dance Performances, Parties and Dress Up Fun.

Turquoise Angels is created in Purcellville, Virginia, United States.  Truly Handmade in the USA products.

Tutti Frutti Confetti Tutu Dress- Perfect for Birthdays, Dance Recital, Pageant, Photo Prop

They are celebrating their 1 Year Anniversary with a 20% off sale throughout the month of April. use this coupon code at checkout " 1YEARANNI" Shop now for Great deals on Easter and Spring Break must have items

Green Dog Tutu- Fits dogs 8 to 15 pounds

Find Turquoise Angels Online at:


Monday, April 4, 2011

BESTeam Feature: ElizabethMD - Handmade Designer Jewelry

This week we introduce you to ElizabethMD who creates designer jewlery in Canda.

How did you get started?
I got started designing jewelry in high school. I was always the type of person as soon as I saw someone else was wearing what I had.....couldn't wear it anymore. Had to find something new. Years (and I mean YEARS) later when I was let go from my job, I decided to take that time to get back into it again and make it into a business.
Pale Blue Bar Necklace

Where do you create?

I have a small little studio room in my place that has a beautiful big sliding glass door (nature is a HUGE inspiration for me).
Tell us how you decided on your shop name.

I wanted something that was timeless and could shift and evolve with me no matter what I did. So it was only fitting that my name be my business as well!

Ice Blue Crystal Drop Earrings

What inspires you to create your products?

Nature is a big inspiration to me!....Lately I've been playing with vintage ideas though and will have them up in my shop very soon hopefully.
Where do you see yourself and your products in 10 years?

I hope I am still doing what I am doing right now only with more interest and sales........maybe even a baby or 2 in tow.

Chainmaille Charm Bracelet

How did you feel the first time someone actually paid money for something you had made?

I feel the same way every time a sale shows up in my inbox. Excited (special happy dance of course), I don't think it will ever change for me, and I hope it doesn't.
Any advice you would like to share with a newbie who may be reading this?

Keep working at it. It's hard working for yourself, you have noone telling you what you "should" do, what works. A lot of reading and learning is involved ( I've been open since 2009 and I'm still trying to learn more and more). Basically just keep your head up. If you show people how much you love your product(s) then they will be interested and want to check it out too.

Star/Flower Pendant Necklace

Help out a great cause and get some fabulous earrings too!!!

Right now the silver butterfly hearts collection is being sold to benefit an organization of 3 local NO KILL organizations in JAPAN called JEARS (Japans Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support). The profit from the sale of each piece will be donated.

Find ElizabethMD Online:




Tell ElizabethMD that you found her shop here!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

BESTeam Feature: pecanieregirl - Custom Monogram Handcrafted Apparel And Gifts

This week we introduce you to: AKA Gramme's House. A fabulous etsy shop speacializing in Custom Monogram Apparel And Gifts.

Personalized Bib and Burp Cloth Set - Applique fish

Gramme's House is handcrafted in Livonia, La., United States by a mother and grandmother who works as a hospice nurse.  Gramme learned to sew from her older sister.  She sews and machine embroideries all of her products herself.

Embroidered little slugger set - bib and burp cloth

Gramme's House is full of dresses, little boy outfits, bibs, ribbons, hair bows, and diaper bags for the sweet little ones in your life.

Insulated Travel Beverage Tumbler Mug cup - Purple and gold plaid with embroidered tiger head

Gramme's House also has great adult gifts too. Check out the key fobs, badge holders, koozies, purse organizers, and kleenex tissue holders.

Personalized mini key fob - Hot pink polka dot ribbon with black webbing

Gramme's House can be found online at:


Have a Fabulous Week!

Monday, March 21, 2011

BESTeam Feature:AllAboutCats - Handmade Items For Cats (and for humans who love them)

Our feature this week is All About Cats. One thing that I noticed when I first visited this shop were the bright colors. It is a cheerful shop and if you like cats, you are going to love it.

Four Whimsical Fabric Cat Magnets

All About Cats was created by Linda in South Burlington, Vermont, USA.  Linda and I have something in common, we both share our homes with three fabulous cats that we rescued.  Their names are Jerry, Maggie, and Brady. Thank goodness for lint rollers! She also has an aquarium full of fish-sounds like a bad combination!

Marty The Blue Owl Organic Catnip Bell Cat Toy

Linda's Favorite Things...

Crafts - sewing and painting. I love to paint on rocks!

Movies - from the 1940s and 1950s.

Retirement - I get to nurture my creative side.

Outdoor Activities - horse back riding, gardening, hiking, and camping in Vermont State Parks.

Four Reversable Cat Print Fabric Coasters


Find All About Cats Online:
Etsy Shops:

Pete The Penguin Organic Catnip Bell Cat Toy

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Beadery Destash - Great Deal on Beads and Jewelry Findings

Visit Beadery Destash Online at:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

BESTeam Feature: sandyvern - Sandy's Handmade Soaps and Things

This week we introduce you to: Sandy's Handmade Soaps and Things. 

Sandy's Soaps are made from scratch using the old-fashioned cold process method of combining various oils, butters, and lye in just the right amounts to create a luxurious soap that she is proud to offer to you. Her soap is made in very small batches for quality control over the entire process. After curing for 4 - 6 weeks, she hand-cuts and individually packages each soap.

Vanilla Bar Soap

Sandy's Things are other items she creates including whipped shea butter, lotion bars, lip balms, stitch markers and earrings.

Stitch Markers

And Now An Interview With Sandyvern...

How did you get started?

Making soap...I got started because I was looking to do something as a thank you to all my pet sitting customers for Christmas...that wouldn't break the bank of a small business owner.
Tell us how you decided on your shop name.

Sadly I did not put much time into the thought of a shop name because I had already had a user name for Etsy for purchase before I started selling stuff...and then over time I just kept adding things to my Sandy's Soaps & Things became a good catch all :-)

Brown Sugar Scrub Soap

How did you feel the first time someone actually paid money for something you had made?

LOVED IT!!! It was so cool to think that someone wanted to pay me money for something I made ;-) It is rather addicting!!

How do you handle your family life while creating from home?

My life gets a little hectic now and then with pet sitting jobs all over the place and so I try and "relax" by crafting in between running from one job to the other.

Handknit Washcloths

Any advice you would like to share with a newbie who may be reading this?

Just do it! Ya never really know who will want to pay for something you make...there are a lot of people out there who are not 'crafty' or have never tried to be crafty and are willing to pay to have what you made.
Where can you be found online?

Etsy - &
Facebook -
Twitter -
Ravelry - rav id is: sandyvern

Lavender Bath Bombs

Stop by and visit soon!  New items are being added daily.

Have a great week Everyone!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

BESTeam Feature: Ellesbeads - Funky Eco-Friendly Jewelry and Accessories

Looking for one of a kind, funky handmade jewelry? Then you should check out  Ellesbeads features both vintage-inspired jewelry with funky color combinations and eco-friendly accessories for the modern fashionista.

On to our interview...

How did you get started? At the encouragement of family and friends, I decided in September 2009 to share my passion for jewelry with others and I've been selling my creations ever since.

Tell us how you decided on your shop name. Elle is my nickname

Where do you create? I've carved out space in my dining room for my beads and sewing machine.
 How did you feel the first time someone actually paid money for something you had made? The first person to buy from me was a friend. It felt great to have someone show their support that way.

What inspires you to create your products? A desire to make something beautiful with my hands, color, pieces of old jewelry that can be recycled, etc.

Where can you be found online?

Ellebeads is making new jewelry and accessories all the time and would be happy to create a custom piece for you! Her pieces make excellent gifts for teens, young adults, and the young at heart. If you don't find exactly what you're looking for, please contact Elle and she'll be happy to help you out!

Any advice you would like to share with a newbie who may be reading this? Running a successful Etsy shop takes a lot of time and money. It can be a rewarding experience, but do your homework and make sure you know what you're getting into.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Kansas City Metro Craft Shows Blog Is Here!!!

We have created a new blog to help Kansas City Artists and Crafters find shows in the metro area.

If you have a show you want to list, send me a message at  I will need the name of the event, event location, even dates, event times, and event url link to application or a contact name and e-mail.  The event must be within a 50 mile raidus of the KC metro area.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sale Treasures!!!

I found some awesome treasures on sale at

See what I found:

Stop by our treasury and leave us a comment!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Besteam Feature:

Chasing The Nuns - what an intriguing name! And what an intriguing shop!  Chasing the Nuns is an ecletic mix of screen printed and crocheted jewelry, handbags, napkins, baby items, and accessories.

Sarah, the creator, is a stay at home mom who loves to knit, crochet, and sew crafts instead of going crazy. She has been knitting for over 6 years, crocheting for 5 and sewing for longer than she remembers.

Sarah has a B.S. degree in Psychology and a M.A. degree in Sociology both from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL.

Recently she has been working with her friend ,Charles, to bring silkscreen into her work.  Together they make some amazing one of a kind pieces for you to use.

Find Chasing The Nuns Online at: