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It's not just a bead; it's an adventure!

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Bead Lady's Kharma...is now doing business as...

Bead Creation Station...a full service bead store in Ocean City, MD, complete with beads, findings, finished jewelry, wire, tools, a lampworking studio, glass, lampwork supplies, classes, and one-on-one instruction for just about anything you're interested in learning with glass or jewelry.  Do you have a jewelry or beading question?  Pop in and ask one of the many Magical Mavens of Mystical Masterpieces who call Bead Lady's Kharma their second home.  Want to make a souvenir of your beach vacation?  Pick out your beads and findings, and finish it there in the store.  If you're a jewelry novice, Vicki, Ginger, Mike or Joy (that's me) will help you. Friendly, caring, and lots of fun! 

Lauscha Color of the Month Club...Marcie Davis has organized a great new club!  Members get to purchase a newly developed glass from Lauscha, Germany, each month for 12 months!  Find all the particulars on her web site.  She also sells Lauscha Glass!

Beadseller...Selling BDSLR Artisan Jewelry, Beadseller Beads, Semi Precious Beads, Prayer Boxes, Permeable Scent Bottles, Sterling Silver Beads and Chandeliers and More.  Everything you may need to design and create your very own keepsake or resale artisan jewelry.  Paypal Certified.  beadseller@beadseller.us

The Annealer Magazine & Auction Boutique...The only magazine and companion web site for the Lampwork Bead Artist and Lampwork Jewelry Designer.  www.theannealermagazine.com

Mid-Atlantic Glass Beadmakers...Here you'll find news, workshops, classes, instruction,  research resources, and bead galleries, plus a community of glass beadmakers here in the Mid-Atlantic states. I belong to this organization.

...A 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the art of making hand-crafted glass beads.  I am also a member of this organization.


...The Worcester County Arts Council is a non-profit organization, funded in part through grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Worcester County Commissioners and contributions from our membership of approximately 500.

The Lawson Family are friends of mine.  You'll see some of the Lawson and Embry genealogy on their web site.  I work with Cindy at Wor-Wic Community College, and her daughter-in-law, Jamie, sold us our condo in Ocean City.  Jamie and her husband, Lee, had their first child, Brock, in July, 2005.  Cindy and I are trying to get her bright and lovely teenage daughter, Laura, in some of my lampwork classes, and  perhaps some of my jewelry making classes as well.

..."Welcome to Adventures of Beadman! The saga of a lost bead who lives in a bead store and loves to design jewelry but is just not very good at making jewelry. " This has some very cute animation video installments.  It's like a Soap Opera serial about, yes, BEADS!  The site also has links to other bead related sites.

Creation is Messy...What a great new 104 COE glass!  CiM is a new company in the Seattle, Washington area which offers a totally new color palette for 104 COE glass rods and frit.  They call it "Messy Color" and have only 6 colors out as of 8/24/06.   I played with 4 of them just last night, and let me tell you...they are Scrumptious!  You can't buy it everywhere, but I have it, and you can buy it from me.  I'll have it listed on my site as soon as I can get some pictures. Want to see it in person?  Go to Bead Creation Station in Ocean City.

Inspiration Toolworks...Jeff makes the most awesome and unique tools for lampworking, as well as astrology.  He's been so kind as to let me be one of his beta testers.  I love his tools!