Friday, July 19, 2013

Welcome to my blog!

Hello and welcome to my first blog!
I know, I know, it's about time. 
Let me tell you a little bit about myself...I guess you could say that
my DNA contains the art gene.  My Mother is a artist and my Father
was a painting contractor so I learned at an early age about design
and color from the both of them.
Mom taught me how to draw and paint and a million other artsy
things and Dad, well Dad taught me that if you decide that you
want your room painted hot pink that you will have to live with 
it for a long time-I got my stubborn streak from him!
Now you're probably wondering why I chose the name
The Crazy Bead Hoarder for my blog...
Well, the reason is because I hoard my beads.
Really, they could do an episode of Hoarders about me!
I never met a bead I didn't like!  Ok, so that's not true since
I'm not big on pony beads.
I also love going on Bead Safaris...searching out Big Game
Stones and bagging and tagging them for taxidermy, I mean
jewelry designing!
Here are some photos from my recent adventures in the
deepest and darkest of bead shows where I had to fight
off those that would get in my line of sight for those
elusive bargain beads of lapis and turquois and crystals
I  would also like to show you what I made from some of
the beads lurking in my studio for the
OMG Renaissance Challenge.
This necklace is titled
This Is Why We Have A Moat
Yes, that is a real alligator's foot!
You wouldn't believe what I had to do to get it!

                    This is my second entry for the OMG
         Renaissance Challenge  My bangle bracelet is titled
                  Buddha Meditates in the Temple

I hope this tickled your funny beading bone.

Until my next entry...
Happy Beading,



  1. You did it! I will come back to read - just confirming your post is here on the interwebs!!

  2. Great first post! Love you Buddha bracelet, and you gator is a lot of fun.

  3. Great job. Robin. I knew you could do it once I got you started

  4. Love your post!!!! and the entries for the bead challenge!

  5. Welcome to the blogosphere!! Lovin the turquoise!

  6. Great job! I added you to my Google friends list.
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  7. YEAH ROBIN!!!!! It is a great post for your 1st or your 50th!!! And it is just like the sweet crazy woman I have been blessed to call friend!!! Have a Blessed Day!!!

  8. Yay! Nice job Robin! I will be following you, so don't stop suddenly LOL!
    Best wishes.

  9. since i just found your blog, I had to read your first post.. you make blogging fun