Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fall Means It's Football Time in Tennessee!

I think Spring and Fall have to be my two favorite seasons of the year... (and, I am blessed to live in a place where we get the 4 distinct seasons!) But, I especially love Fall, because it brings all the beautiful colors to the trees, cooler days and nights, a glimpse of winter just around the corner, and, of course, my favorite sport... football!!! (I could literally *gush* about our Tennessee Vols here, but that is another post entirely!) :D

Mom (Cheryl) and I have been enjoying our 8th year of selling jewelry at the football games to all of our wonderful Tennessee fans, and cannot tell you how much fun we have each week mingling with, and getting to know them. They are so gracious and kind, and such pleasant people to meet and spend time talking to each home game. I have to say, we have some of the best, and most dedicated fans in the nation!

So, here's to Fall, Tennessee Football, and to the state where "Life is Orange and White"!

Here is a preview of our newest creations for the 2011 football season, and we hope to see YOU soon!

These are available in our Artfire shop,, as well as from us at the games... They come with a handmade copper chain, available in both 16 and 18 inch lengths, and are adorned with 2 Swarovski crystals, in orange and white.

Enjoy Your Fall!

Lisa and Cheryl

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Monday, August 15, 2011

For My Friend Celene

Check out this amazing bracelet I made for my friend, Celene... I absolutely love anything aqua, and wanted to share this beauty with you!
I just love the way this baby turned out, and can't wait to make another...
Isn't creativity fun??!

News from Fresh String Beads!


Well, it's Back-to-School time... again! Always sneaks up on us, doesn't it?? (Well, it does me anyway!)
I hope everyone has had an excellent summer and been enjoying those homegrown veggies, trips to the pool, and most importantly, vacations! It's been super-hot here in our neck of the woods, and we have been busy re-vamping and re-organizing to make your customer experience with us even better!

After much consideration, and lots of back-and-forth, we have decided to move our site over to ArtFire. You will still be able to find all of our handmade findings, wire, supplies, etc. on this site. We were getting stretched a bit thin with the multiple sites, and it seemed to be the answer to a lot of the issues we were having... Everyone who has purchased from us through our shops on Etsy can still find us at:! This move will enable us to give you better prices, better service, and an overall better customer service experience!
All of your favorite items, our beautiful handmade findings, and wire supplies and tools will still be available through this site! Please feel free to contact us for any reason, but especially if you don't see something you have purchased from us in the past, and we will make sure that it is still available to you!
You can also sign up for our new monthly newsletter, which will highlight our news, new items available, and, best of all, coupon codes for your purchases! Use the subscription box on the right, at the top of our blog!
We hope to see you again soon! ...and don't forget, our new address is! :D
Peace, Love, and Creativity,
Lisa and Cheryl