Saturday, May 2, 2015

Great day and back tomorrow!

Such a gorgeous day to be at the studio. Doors open wide, gorgeous Art Show, people wandering the building, Fresh Stella was in the house making soap and pomade so studio smells awesome. Back tomorrow to play a bit more. Hot glass on tap tonight so my studio assistant Zoe will have beads to clean. Adding a few pics from the day... 


Previously sold this necklace still a favorite and took another pre-order today. A rainbow of orphans and what fun that each new will be a unique mix :^)


Wow. All I can say.


Back door wide open!


Love the cow painting on the left... Hmmm... Maybe if I sell a few more necklaces...



Friday, May 1, 2015

Open Studio and Princeton Arts Show this weekend!

At the studio all weekend during the Princeton Arts Society Spring Show and Sale. Many of the buildings tenants including myself will have doors open throughout the show. Stop by for a visit!

Friday May 1st from 6:30 - 9 pm
Saturday May 2nd from 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday May 3 from 12 noon - 4 pm

Princeton Community Center, 18 Boylston Ave, Princeton, MA
Left side door to access the Beeboo Studio


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Help Save this Beautiful Building

I'm becoming a bit political trying to save the building where my studio is housed. It's a gorgeous old school in Princeton, MA, which unfortunately needs quite a bit of work. The town of Princeton has listed a few options one of which is tearing it down, yikes. I'll be attending some of the meetings as listed below. You're welcome to join me if local, or just come along for the ride remotely as I post updates to the saga!

The Historical Commission is meeting tonight, 4/23, 7pm in the town hall annex with the Princeton Center on the agenda. There is also a Board of Selectman meeting on Monday, 4/27, 6pm in the town hall annex. Although I don't know the agenda I'm curious if they'll discuss the applicants to the FPC so will attend. You are welcome to join me at either or both!

If you're remote but have a connection to the town and would like to voice your concerns to the Board of Selectman please contact them at: selectmen@town.princeton.ma.us

Adding a post-Historical Commission meeting update....

The Historical Commission meeting last night was long with a full schedule including a very interesting discussion of all of the cemeteries and ended with discussion of our building. They were planning on discussing the letters received but didn't because they were all positive. Great work! They said they, and the historical society, had met with one of the selectboard members and discussed keeping both buildings viable, Bagg Hall and Princeton Community Center (PCC). It was suggested that the usages might swop with PCC being the town services building and the Bagg Hall being re-visioned as the community and cultural center potentially removing the town hall annex for parking. They discussed retaining the "face" of PCC and building out new from the back. I added that it would also be nice to retain some of the interior of the building with all it's wonderful style and character.

So, long review of a short discussion: nothing will happen quickly, it's all still up in the air, no info on the potential members of the new board, and the letters are definitely helping.

Also, the Princeton Board of Selectman is meeting on Monday 4/27/15 at 6 pm in the town hall annex. Agenda items include letters regarding Facilities Planning Committee volunteers, a move to hire our town administrator, the new Facilities Committee - outlining it's charge, and letters regarding the Princeton Community Center (PCC) building. If you're at all interested in saving the PCC and retaining our Community and Cultural Center (whether in PCC or Bagg Hall) it would be great if you could attend and voice your support! If you're long distance a reminder that you could continue to send letters voicing your support to the Board of Selectmen, 6 Town Hall Drive, Princeton, MA 01541. Thanks!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Website Redo

I'm finally digging in to a rebuild of the beeboo website. Long overdue! Did you know? In my other life... life beyond glass and beads and pretty things if there is such a thing... I'm a graphic artist and illustrator (who knew?) and for work I'm brushing up on my HTML5 and CSS3. Writing the code is actually quite fun (such a geek) and I'll be working on the site throughout the length of the class.

If you'd like to keep an eye on it (http://www.beeboo.com) I'd love your feedback. It's currently a bare bones set up for a standard monitor. It is pretty basic. Next up is making it adaptive to different screens (tablet, smartphone, etc.) I'm also looking into a live shopping experience for my finished jewelry. The bare-naked-beads will continue to live on etsy (http://beeboo.etsy.com).

As for beeboo offline... If you're local, I'm participating in one of my favorite events of the year on April 30th. The Princeton Community Arts Festival at Thomas Prince School in Princeton, MA from 5:30-7:30pm. I'll be set up in Mrs. Cook's art classroom with my torch making some beads and I'll also have a display set up if you want to buy a little something-something.

And I'm at my studio every Saturday 1-5pm (18 Boylston Ave, Princeton, MA) as well as alternate days/times by request. I'd love to meet you! Find me on http://www.facebook.com/beebootoo for photos of the studio and location of the left side entrance. Give a shout if you'd like to meet!

Let's end with something pretty. I've been playing with silk cord again, a throwback to the beginning days of beeboo. Addictive as it's so pretty and fluid and mmmmm....



Thanks for visiting! Beth, Beeboo

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Beeboo December 2014 Show Schedule


St. V's Artisan Holiday Sale
St. Vincent's Hospital Atrium, 123 Summer St, Worcester, MA
Thursday, December 4th, 8:30am-4:30pm

Beeboo Trunk Show at the Bookstore
UMass Medical School Bookstore, 55 Lake Avenue N, Worcester, MA
Friday, December 5th, 11am-3pm

Open Studio in the Barn
Tammy Ricker's Studio, 102 Main Street, Ashburnham, MA
Saturday, December 6th, 10am-6pm
Sunday, December 7th, 11am-5pm

Beeboo Trunk Show at the Eisenberg
Eisenberg Assisted Living, 631 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA
Thursday, December 11th, 11am-2pm

Cummings Holiday Fair
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Varis Campus Center, 200 Westboro Road, North Grafton, MA
Tuesday, December 16th, 11am-2pm

The Beeboo Studio
Princeton Center Building, 18 Boylston Avenue, Princeton, MA
(left side door, up the stairs)
Saturday, December 13, 1-5pm
Saturday, December 20, 1-5pm
and by request
email (bethmellor at verizon dot net) if you'd like to stop by!

Visit the Beeboo website, the gateway to Beeboo on Facebook and Etsy!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Testing the "Lampwork Beads for Sale" waters

I've been watching the auction group on Facebook, Lampwork Beads for Sale. Kinda fun, 24 hr auctions, talented artists, what's not to like? I'm going to make an effort to post every day or so. We'll see how it goes. I'll be pulling some bead sets of beeboo.etsy.com that are close to expiring and maybe listing some fresh new things there too! Bids will start at wholesale cost and "buy it now" will be retail. Good place to try and save a little $ on your beeboo :^) hope to see you there!

Starting with... A pretty set of blue river rocks. Find the auction here. Join the group to bid. Thanks!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A few of my favorite supplies now on Etsy

I've decided to relaunch the beebootoo.etsy.com site for excess supplies and some of my favorite materials for beadmaking and jewelry. Currently it's loaded with cord, sterling chains, and my favorite colors of micro frit, 00 which is the smallest size before powdered glass. I love using it to add surface texture or just a subtle visual texture to the surface of my beads. Mmmmm.... Most people don't carry 00 as more popular grinds are 0 or 1. I buy it myself in bulk and thought I'd share. I'm offering each color with or without a metal tin. The tin adds $1, flip the cover and use it as a frit tray, excellent! Packaged a little over 1.5 oz. A little micro frit goes a long way! It's 96 coe but I use it successfully with a variety of coefficients -- 90, 96, 104, all good. Hope you like it!
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