Thursday, September 30, 2010

New Birds - October Special!!

These are my new bird pendants/pins.  I'm running a special through October in my online shop - all birds have been reduced to $35 (originally $45).  They come on a sterling silver interchangeable pendant or a simple pin, if preferred at no additional cost.  Hope you like them!

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Necklaces!

I just added three new necklaces to my shop!  Hope you like them!  My September Special is still going - $20 off all necklaces and $10 off all beads!
Sea of Clio

Love Americoral Style

Calm Under the Waves

Homecoming Weekend

It was Homecoming weekend for my son, Addison.  This is him all dressed up for the dance...I don't see him in a suit very often!  
Addison - Homecoming 2010

With his proud Mom.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Anastasia's Class at Arrow Springs

I just got back from attending Anastasia's class at Arrow Springs Glass near Sacramento, California.   Anastasia is from Germany so I didn't want to miss this opportunity to learn from her while she was teaching in the States.  I absolutely loved this class!  The other students I met were super nice and I'm looking forward to staying in touch with them.  Just being immersed in 'all things glass' for two days straight was heaven for me!  Along with fine stringer tree beads, we worked on a lot of sculptural elements ...which was the main reason I wanted to take the class.  I can't wait to practice these techniques and add more 3-D elements to my beads!  Below are pictures of some of the beads I made in class.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

September Special!!

September is my birthday month and to celebrate I'm running a special through September - just mention my 'September Special' in the comments section upon making a purchase in my shop and get $10 off each bead and $20 off of necklaces purchased!  You will receive a refund via PayPal for $10 for each bead and $20 for each necklace purchased. 
I also want to mention that during September ALL focal beads will include a customized sterling silver interchangeable pendant at no additional cost.

Grande Carnival

Monday, September 13, 2010


I made a couple of toucan pendants yesterday. One yellow and one green one - hope you like them!

Now making interchangeable pins!
Pinned to a jacket lapel.
Back of pin
If you prefer a pin instead of a pendant simply say so  in the 'comments' section upon purchase in my Etsy shop

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tutti-Cutie features my bird beads!

Tutti-Cutie (cutest place on the web) was kind enough to feature my hand-blown birds/toucans on their site.  You can see the article here: Birds by Susan Jones  Thank you Tuttie-Cutie!

Friday, September 10, 2010

More Pictures from the Emmy Awards Gifting Suite

The Warner Brothers Mansion in Beverly Hill, CA. 

Kayln Hemphill - winner of "Models of the Runway" Season 1

 Lots of necklaces done up for the event!

Lisa Van Der Pump of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and Carrie Ann Inaba from "Dancing with the Stars" wearing one of my 'Love' series necklaces!
Carmit Bachar of "The Pussycat Dolls" with one of my 'Animal Print' focal beads.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

More Beads...

Lil' Kelp - Swaying sea anemones and kelp against streaky blues and greens.  Etched for a soft, matte appearance.

Night Tide - Various coral glasses accented with reactive hand-blown shards and murrini.

Violet Shift - Layers of reactive glass encased in clear and accented with fine silver and ivory hand-blown shards and murrini.

Monday, September 6, 2010

2010 Emmy Awards Gifting Suite Pictures

 Nancy and I in my booth at the event.  We were so excited!

Carrie Ann Inaba in one of my 'Love' series necklaces.

Actress Natasha Alam from HBO's "True Blood" series wearing one of my 'Neptunes Nuggets' necklaces.

Allen Evangelista from 'Secret Life of the American Teenager' and Mark Hapka from 'Days of Our Lives'.  Allen selected one of my 'Neptune Nuggets' necklaces for his lovely girlfriend and Mark selected a necklace from my 'Love' series for his special someone.

 Kalyn Hemphill winner of Project Runway chose a necklace from my 'Love' series.

August - News!

Hello everyone!  I thought I would start a blog rather than send out an email newsletter for updates on my work.  August was a thrilling month for me!  I attended a 2010 Emmy Awards Gifting Suite at the Warner Brothers Mansion in Beverly Hills, CA.  I took my friend Nancy with me to help out - thank you, Nancy!  We had a great time and met lots of television celebrities at the event.  I'm still sorting through all the photos (over 1,000) and will be posting some here and on Facebook.  I got pictures of my work with Natasha Alam from HBO's "True Blood" series, Carrie Ann Inaba from "Dancing with the Stars", Mark Hapka from 'Days of Our Lives', Allen Evangelista from 'Secret Life of an American Teenager' to name a few.  Chase Masterson from 'Star Trek, Deep Space Nine' was really beautiful and nice!  She wrote a very nice review of my work on the 'Hollywood Today' web site: Hollywood Today Magazine.   Pictures coming soon!