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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

It has been a number of years since i was blogging here on blogger! I now have a fb page: "Bead Enthusiast". I am also on Instagram (i have to figure that one out): Bead Enthusiast_etc. Was going to go into business, or get a new job -- and let the beads go by the wayside...NO! That didn't happen, so what is happening: i made 4 lovely beaded beads (some are on my facebook). One is for _me_ to treasure! Stop back and see my creations, colorful & bead worthy!! 
I'll leave You with one thought about the beading hobby. I thought i could raise the nobility of my craft, by knowing "bede" means to...
"(From Middle English _bēde_ (“prayer, request, supplication, rosary, bead”), from Old English gebed (“prayer, petition, supplication, religious service, an ordinance”), from Proto-Germanic *_bedą_ (“prayer, entreaty”). Cognate with Dutch gebed and bede, German Gebet.   bede - Wiktionary")


Monday, April 16, 2012

Welcome to the Lab: Button Swap and Blog Hop, in process

Dear Jenna,

The buttons are on their way...if you haven't received them yet, i have sent:

one earthy-romantic button
one chic, moody button &
two eclectic buttons.
Hope you enjoy!
-Karen McKillip
bd-enthusiast, INC.


Welcome to the Lab: Button Swap and Blog Hop: So happy to be in Cindy Wimmer's Button Swap and Blog Hop. My swap partner is Karen from  bd-enthusiast .  Looking forward to pulling toge...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Thanks for the encouragement!

I appreciate the 'shot in the arm' (... i worked as a nurse for so long). I am excited to see 160-some bead artists & artisans, all set out for the same challenge. It will be interesting to see how each translates their "booty" into wearables & works of art.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hi, Button swapper!

I am glad to make your acquaintance! I like your work, posted on your blog site.
Jenna, do you think you will want the selections i've picked out, already, or do you
have some pre-conceived notions in your mind? Colors you really wouldn't like - -
Let me know, so i can get the package in the mail.

Karen McKillip-bd enthusiast, ETC.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

z Button Swap, 3/25 Sign On

  I am so glad i caught up with this Button Swap...not a day too early!
Buttons + beads, perfect together!   -Karen

Dear Cindy,
I'd like to be part of the Button Hop! This would be my first
I come with enthusiasm, i hope i can be part of it!!
-Karen McKillip


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I was packing for a trip i took last week. I really wanted some earrings to wear with a funky outfit i'd devised.
I'd kept a recent purchase next to the bed...antiqued copper bead caps that looked like the tops of acorns.
With the single cap on top of a very pretty brown nut-like bead, striped with faint darker brown - i dangled a clear crystal & a dark mocha brown pearl, and voilà, i'm ready to go...Note: still had some packing to do!
Happy beading!
Karen - bead enthusiast, ETC.