Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Amazing Gals of CBC

What's CBC you ask? Why, its my favorite place to hang out on Facebook.

Its called the "Creative Bead Chat" group. Started my Melinda Orr of Melinda Orr Designs about 6 months ago. It has grown with leaps and bounds to over 1000 members.
Her intent for creating this group:

A home for creative component and jewelry designers to share new creations, tool tips and help build our creativity and ...sales ! A home for new designers as well experienced to share your experiences and ask questions. Ultimately we are a team and work together towards the goal of being proud of our accomplishments and accomplishing our dreams.
 
This group has helped me grow so much as an artist, and as a person. I know I can go here and ask questions about anything, even if it is not related to jewelry design, and I will get help, support, answers, guidance, hand-holding, lots of shoulders to lean on, and awesomely great company through everything!

Helping Melinda to "herd the cats" (its an inside joke, you gotta join the group to find out  ;-) are the amazing admins of the group:

Marla James of Marla's Mud
Or shall we say, My Dear, Marla? ;-)
My Dear Marla creates prettiness out of mud...err...porcelain.
See? So pretty?



Next is Karen Totten of Starry Road Studio
Karen is an extraordinary metal clay artist. How cute are these Quilt Strip Charms!





Then there is my dear friend, Marla Gibson of Spice Box Designs.
Her motto is Live, Laugh, Create :-) This sweetheart is going through some difficult health issues right now, so the etsy store is "on vacation" right now. Do drop by her blog and give her some love.
She creates some of the most wonderful bead woven work I have seen. Like this utterly delicious necklace she made for the bead soup blog hop.




And then we have Keirsten Giles of Lune Designs.
Her store is called "Uncommon Handmade Jewelry by Lune Designs"
Uncommon, gorgeous, eye-popping, totally droolworthy. And SO very inspiring!
I mean, if this is not uncommon, gorgeous, eye-popping, totally droolworthy and inspiring, I don't know what is!



So these are the amazing gals of CBC! Do visit their stores to see what goodies they have for you right now!

Oops, I forgot Melinda, didn't I? She specializes in metalwork, patina, leather, oh heck, she does everything :-) (Including debuting chickens on TV)
This is one of my favorites from her store Melinda Orr Designs:


Ok, so once again:
So these are the amazing gals of CBC! Do visit their stores to see what goodies they have for you right now!

23 comments:

  1. Lovely post! I appreciate that you highlighted each admins art specialty, and shared some inside fun ;) I never imagined it's only 6 months old! Great group with so many helpful, gifted artists. Bravo for CBC! Bravo for your shout out, Kashmira!

    namaste,
    Rita

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    1. Yeah, that inside fun is what keeps it so much more interesting, isn't it?

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  2. Oh marvelous, Kashmira! A great "thank you!" Love the photos of each person's work!

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  3. This is so sweet of you Kashmira....We're looking forward to an exciting future! :-)

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    1. Thanks Melinda! Am looking forward to the new blog!

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    1. You are so very welcome, sweetie. Hope you feel better soooooooooooooooooooooooooon!

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  5. Great post Kashmira! CBC is a great place to hang and the talent there is amazing! Wish I could spend more time online,...I'd hang there all day!

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    1. Thanks Shel! You are so right! I also wish the same...for more time to spend there. The talent and the camaraderie are totally amazing!

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  6. I love all the "insider" jokes, Kashmira. Those girls really are amazing artists and super people!

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    1. LOL, yeah, the girls are all so funny :-)

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  7. I just love the way your write! It brings a warm fuzzy feeling. Great post!

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    1. Same as yours, Kumi :-) Loved yours abt the CBC gals :-)
      I think we have a great mutual admiration club going, lol ;-)

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  8. Congratulations on your award ;) Very glad to have discovered your beautiful work, and blog! Am now following :)

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    1. Thank you, Janice! And congratulations to you too! Cynthia is such a darling for doing this for us!

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  9. I love all these guys' work and blogs! Great post!

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  10. Kashmira, so glad you enjoyed your write up :) it has been my complete pleasure getting to know you in the blogosphere! I love your energy, and you've introduced me to so many new fun things .. like this group! I've signed up and ready to meet some new bloggy friends thanks to you!

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    1. Same here, Cynthia! Its been awesome getting to know you too! And CBC is an extremely fun place, you will really enjoy yourself

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  11. All these pieces are beautiful! What talented artisans!

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    1. I know! They are all super talented, and extremely generous.

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