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Derby Bead Madness And A Couple of Discount Codes

May 13, 2011

Woohoo! Well, we got back from our LONGGGGG trip to the home of the KY Derby and apparently cool small bead tours, fairly unscathed. That cannot be said for our pocket book though. lol I apologize for not posting this sooner, it has been a wickedly long week. As you can see, I am posting this at 3:10 am when I should be in bed if that gives you any idea how crazy it has been.

We started out our journey a bit later than I would have liked and of course I ALWAYS forget that we are in a different time zone so didn’t factor that in for the travel time. Hit McNasty’s for a hockey puck breakfast. Here’s where I made my first mistake. They have this new drink (new to me since I don’t go out much or eat there much) froze strawberry lemonade. I thought to myself “self, that looks good for a long drive”. So, I get that instead of coffee which I really wanted one of those vanilla coffees or something. Anything that resembles a latte balms my sore Seattle heart. But I knew better than to drink coffee before starting on that long 3.5 hour journey. Besides my cardiologist BITCHES when I don’t follow orders. Sheez the nerve.

Apparently the strawberry gunk is made with sugar and red dye (die) number 800687. Which they had glopped all over the bottom of the cup. I stirred it up some, but thought hey they know what they are doing right? OMFG puke on stick.gag.a.cat.with.a.dog.on.top.of.a.goat.lickin.SOB. that stuff was nasty! I could taste the chemicals in the DYE! Thank goodness I had water and plenty of it. So I gagged and stirred and stirred and stirred, thinking surely this must mix together and be better.

The best part of the drink was throwing it the hell away. Product not recommended unless you have had your taste buds surgically removed.

Okay so you know we have been having severe flooding down here in KY. Well, it is really REALLY bad, I spent a lot of time oohing and ahhing over the water being so high and moving around and talking with my arms. So much so that I made myself car sick. So we had to stop for emergency Dramamine. LOL I know better than to do that. Leave home without the pills and to make too much motion with my lips and arms in the car.

On the road again we make it in great time, and get in and hit the tables, we had a perfect amount of time. The people running the show were very helpful and nice. The prices were great and we bought some very cool beads and findings that you will see made into cool creations on our new jewelry site http://acharmingtime.com very soon.

Here’s a picture of the bead stash. My favorite were some oval dragon’s blood beads and carved jade beads. I saw lots of new things I had never seen before. I have been working with gemstones since about 1997 or so. That was pretty cool. I found a few names for pieces that had come my way that I couldn’t place, which is great!

All in all it was a great trip with the family, very productive. We made another stop which I hope to blog about this weekend <read rant and roll>.

So, the title of the post promised discount codes. Since you are all new to our jewelry store here ‘s an incentive to do some shopping!

We are currently offering a 15% discount code: BNRONE15off
or
Free Shipping Code: BNRONEfreeship

Orders ship within 48 hours or less.

http://acharmingtime.com

Off To The Bead Show!

May 10, 2011

Well, I am sneaking a quick post in while the guys load up the van. We are driving 3.5 hours to a small bead show in the big city! It should be fun, it is put on by Rings N’ Things and is a wholesale “show”. So there should be some cool stuff. I hope to find some unique things for our jewelry making endeavors.

So, Catch you all on the flip side!