Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Three Cheers for the Bead Cruise Sponsors!

This post is dedicated to all the sponsors of
Bead Cruise 2010. This year their generosity
was unbelievable. Heather makes up these special
booklets that every person on the cruise gets. Its
packed full of ads, designs and instructions and its
just a treasure all on its own.

The Bead Cruise Book. And this coming soon for
purchase (as a download item). When its available I
would get one...really, its a great "book".

A glimpse of the inside.

You'll find all kinds of information inside too. A trend report.
Its a bead book all on its own. And yes, those earrings are mine.
Heather surprised me with these and I totally love them.
Glass Beads from Sue Beads, little sand dollar charms from
Every Heart Crafts. Design by Heather from Humblebeads.

A cloth gift bag from Ornamentea held a pendant from
Summers Studio Pottery, handmade glass beads made by Sue
and a pendant from Ellen Ray ( you can get them at Ornamentea).
A beautiful pendant from Off Center Productions,
Earthenwood Studios, and one from Marsha Neal Studios.

We have Jangles, Paloma Antiqua and a button from Terri
at Creative Impressions in Clay.

A huge sampling of beads from C Koop Beads. She has a
way with enamels. Lucky for me Bella Modo our on board
bead shop had lots of her items for sale too.

Seed beads from Foxden Designs, and Charlene's Bead shop.
Some crocheted beads and faceted rounds from Halstead Bead.
A beautiful shell pendant from Gaea, sand dollar from
Every Heart Crafts, and a pewter charm from Green Girl Studios.
There was this beautiful bird from Humblebeads.

This was ONE door prize. I also got a book by Kate McKinnon.
There are so many more sponsors to name. Rings and Things,
Soft Flex, Vintaj, Tierra Cast, Hint(Beth Hemmila), Mary Harding,
Sova Enterprises, Bead Trends, No Easy Beads (Beverly Herman),
Margie Deeb, Barb Switzer, Expedition D (Lynn Davis),
Tracy Stanley, International Gem and Jewelry Show,
My humblest apologies if I forgot anyone. But you guys are
the greatest and I will make sure that I support you in every
way possible. You are so very special. Thanks!


  1. That was the best presentation of sharing the goodness from our sponsors. Thank you Bead Cruise Sponsors!

  2. great review Rosanne! Our sponsors are the best.

  3. Ah gee :^)
    I thought they rocked!

  4. Ah, this is such a wonderful review. Thanks so much for the shout out. I'm looking forward to the download version of the 'book.'

  5. Thank you mentioning us -the
    sponsors.. hope you had fun.. looking forward to next year.
    Joan Tucker
    Off Center Productions

  6. What an awesome line up and a great review!

  7. Awesome post, Rosanne! Thank you so much. It's so nice to get a peek at all the beads. Love the pics and the links to the sponsors. I will be checking everyone out!

  8. It was a pleasure to contribute! Let me know if you'd like a beady design for your next year's booklet.
    Kate McKinnon

  9. Ahh, I wish I could have been there...maybe next year! Those look like some wonderful beads and goodies...

    and I am glad you liked the tote, too! ;-)