Posts Tagged "inspiration"

Greetings from the California Gift Show!

Posted on Jul 22, 2011 in Paper Bead Creations | 2 comments

Today’s Guest Blogger:  Garry Sullins – Web Developer

Hi everyone, this is my first blog entry on  Janice asked me to step in and cover for her, since she’s busy working the room at the California Gift Show in Los Angeles.  And I’m sure many of you are wondering where the heck she’s been!  Well, a lot is going on for Janice these days.  As you may know, Janice was recently invited to appear on JTV (Jewelry TV) for a second show!  I thought she did really well in her 1st 15 minutes of fame go around, and it looks like I’m not alone – JTV seems to really like her too!  So set your dial for JTV on Thur, Aug 4 – and watch the celebrity princess do her thing!

(Oh yeah, just so you know Janice is alive and well – here’s a picture she just sent me from the show.)

Janice Mae at the California Gift Show

Janice Mae at the California Gift Show

And introducing the newest member of Team JaniceMae:

Kathleen Mito at the California Gift Show

Karoleen Mito at the California Gift Show

Janice will be back on Monday to post her latest inspirations, and no doubtedly share some exciting things that are coming for JaniceMae – the company.  You’ll want to watch this new website come alive:!

Additional note: We have temporarily disabled comments, where necessary, due to overwhelming amounts of spam.  You may have noticed our site slowing down over the last week?  We’re busy working on it and plan on making improvements throughout the site.  Please stay tuned!

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Where I take pictures…..

Posted on Oct 20, 2009 in Musings | 1 comment

Part of the fun in making something is taking photos of it and sharing it with you.  I usually take photos of my “stuff” outside; in my back yard, in the beach or when I’m taking my walks.  It is still quite a challenge to be organized, it seems like I am always forgetting something.  I find that this cart just sitting in my living room is a big help, just carting things around.


I have draped bracelets and necklace to this Japanese lady water fountain, the fountain does not work but I keep it there, aside from the fact that it is super heavy, it is now part of that little garden.


The rusty bird cage I painted in different hues of purple and pink is also part of my “props”, and the indispensable antique white jug I bought long time ago from an estate sale, the handle broke off but it looks pretty when draped with paper beads 🙂


I call these “papa heads”  also a favorite back drop of mine.


I don’t know why but I have a fascination with rusty objects  like this old chandelier, I must have gotten these from one of those garage sales expedition.


My back yard is really small the swimming pool occupied most of it so I have little patch of space I am able to plant Japanese trees, papa heads, herbs and perennials.  This is one of my favorite little garden with little bird bath, this was always a popular hang out for birds summer time.


And of course Bo (means precious in Chinese), white furry pekingese, I call him “King of the Hill” because he always acts like he owns the whole place.  He knows everybody who takes a walk down the street.  Here, you can tell he know the person below down the street.


Bo drooling over the bone I placed for him, as a reward for being good……


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