Kristal Wick's Bon Voyage Giveaway!

Mar 29, 2011

It's time for this beady gal to set sail! I am leaving Interweave as the Beading Daily editor. It's been more than delightful sharing our morning coffee each day, dishing all things beady, and I thank all my beady peeps for joining in. We've laughed (a lot), shared great stories, and beady tips with each other. I'm grateful for each and every one of you who shared in this passion we call beading. To show how much I'll miss you all, I'm passing on some beady love: here's my last Beading Daily Giveaway!

Most of you followed along on my recent trip to NYC and the Martha Stewart Show this month with my BFF Linda Hartung and WireLace. Besides meeting Martha and her awesome crafting talent and producers, I got to visit a couple of very special beadalicious lairs in the Big Apple, and they graciously gave me some FAB goodies to share with you! 

Linda & I with boxes of vintage Swarovski Vintage lucite and pearls galore

Authentic trade beads from
Africa 1920's

Secret Beadtopia Warehouse!
CJS
16 West 36th St., 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10018  (212) 224-1400

I promised you all I would give out the secret warehouse address and contact #411. Here it is!

CJS was amazing and is a MUST STOP on your NYC visit. Having been a long-kept secret by jewelry designers everywhere, I simply have to spill the beads with you (as it were). Room after room of bins and boxes from floor to ceiling of vintage chain, pearls, seed beads, and my personal favorite, original boxes of vintage Swarovski elements. Elyse Schimel and her father, Carl, have been here for many years and were so kind as to give me a tour, loads of historic info on the gems they had there, and shopping tips. Their warehouse is only open to the trade, meaning you have to be a wholesaler and get qualified through them to come and shop. But they do enjoy working with up-and-coming designers as well. Wear your jeans and prepare to dive deeply for those treasures! The giveaway goodies are all from Europe in the 1920s. I will forever carve out half a day there every time I visit. You simple cannot find some of these vintage goodies anymore!

 

Embellishment heaven

Beaded trim delights

Flowers, fibers, and fabrics for your jewelry making

All That Glitters
Tinsel Trading Company
1 West 37th St. New York, NY 10018  (212) 730-1030

One of my vintage dreams, long on my bucket list was this utopia. I'd seen Martha Stewart visit TTC on her show for years and dreamed of someday . . . I was lucky enough to chat with owner Marsha Ceppos, and she graciously gave me pretty spools of vintage silk ribbon to share with you all! TTC was started by her grandfather, and the history of the company is fascinating. Read more about it on their website: http://www.tinseltrading.com. Filled with authentic vintage goodies such as glass glitter from Germany, get lost in rows of trims, silk flowers, tassels, ribbons, handmade paper, buttons, and endless embellishments for your jewelry making, quilts, and mixed-media art fill this treasure trove of a shop, and I'm not embarrassed to say I had to buy an extra suitcase to bring all my treasures home!

 



GIVEAWAY goodies from CJS.
Vintage art deco glass beads and buttons ffrom the 20's.

GIVEAWAY goodies from Tinsel Trading Company.
Spools of vintage silk ribbons and glitter.

Hate to bling-n-run, but I'm off to teach bling in the Bahamas on the Swarovski cruise!

Leave your Beading Daily comments here, and winners (yes, more than one!) will be randomly selected on April 5th. Be sure to tell your friends and good luck!!!

Keep in touch with me for more bead chat and giveaways: http://www.KristalWick.com.

Big ole blingy hugs,

 

 

 


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krnysgirl wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 7:15 AM

Gosh...GORGEOUS - would I LOVE to rummage through CJS!  I am new to the site - but I assume leaving a comment here will enter you in the giveaway?  Sign me up! LOL  and THANK YOU!!!

on Mar 29, 2011 7:34 AM

would love to win these goodies!  Thanks!

on Mar 29, 2011 7:35 AM

Sad to see you go, but best wishes in the future!  :)

Fruitsalad37 wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 7:35 AM

Ooh ahh!! What a wonderful time you had! Wish I could go there too! I love beading so much! What a blast! :-)

Please enter me in the contest, I'd love to win! Thanks!

lisacaryl wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 7:39 AM

Looks like heaven to me, what a fun time it would be to spend a few days going through all of it! Sorry to see you go...

SandFibers wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 7:41 AM

You will be missed, Krystal. I wish you the best of luck in your future ventures!

Juls Jewels wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 7:48 AM

Awww, we'll miss you Kristal! Best wishes in what you do!  Awesome treasures to be found in NYC huh?? WOW! Sign me up too! Thanks

Kdmkraus wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 7:50 AM

I would love any of these goodies.  I work with vintage textiles and techniques in creating contemporary designs.  Please, please pick me!

25betty wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 7:52 AM

Good blessings as you continue onward in life!! Thanks for all the fun info.

TashaMc wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 8:03 AM

Sorry to see you go, Kristal!

cool_moon wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 8:03 AM

Hope your adventure will continue to bring you beading dreams and treasures, no matter where it leads.

Thanks for the bead 411!  If ever in NYC....

BeverlyGoff wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 8:04 AM

Oh to be a mouse hiding out in your treasure stash....... Mesmerized by the sparkle of the swaroski crystals and pearls.   All that shimmers is not gold as they say.  Having Fibro, I need to have easy crafts and beading is my newest.

Good wishes on your new adventures..........

clembo wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 8:14 AM

I'm a pushover for African beads. Thanks for sharing!

Victoria@82 wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 8:16 AM

Best wishes for your new venture, wish I was on the crystal cruise too.  These look like wonderful finds, thanks for sharing!!  I love seeking out vintage finds, little surprises are so much fun!! Congrats!!

on Mar 29, 2011 8:18 AM

I wish I could get to New York to check out those beady goodie-ness. I'll just live vicariously through you! It's sad to see you go, but I'm sure you will have wonderful adventures ahead!

hgoldsmith wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 8:22 AM

Wow, looks really exciting. ;-)

on Mar 29, 2011 8:22 AM

How exciting to go through all those vintage items. I'm getting ready to go on a trip through Beadventures to Providence RI for a tour of bead warehouses .... if they look anything like CJS I'll be in heaven....

on Mar 29, 2011 8:24 AM

Best wishes for a bright future.  Please enter me for the goodies giveaway.  It looks like any beader's dream come true.

pufflebunk wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 8:26 AM

I have only started beading in the last few months (thanks to Eastbourne Beading Company) and am hooked on it!! My partner (who I'm marrying on the 8th April) is still getting used to me sitting on the floor with beads everywhere trying out new things. This is one of the places that helped me to get new ideas, thank you very much and best of luck for the future!!! x

rosiegizmos wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 8:33 AM

Would love to win these goodies please may i enter.  Dawn

thunderwear wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 8:36 AM

Oh my, all those boxes full of bead treasures! Would love to spend a week or six going through them!

b.barth wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 8:42 AM

Kristal, I feel like I'm losing a beading buddy :-(

You will be missed. To make up for it I hope I win some pretty stuff. Thank you for all your good tips and enthusiasm!

gwyn47 wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 9:02 AM

this sure is pretty - makes me want to live nearer to nyc to see this lovely stash :-)

on Mar 29, 2011 9:03 AM

Hope your future voyages are excellent and beady!

CandyHaze wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 9:15 AM

You will be missed, best wishes on your new blingy escapades Krystal.  

These places sounds like a utopia from my dreams and maybe someday I may get to see all these amazing treasures myself.

DEB@223 wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 9:24 AM

Thank you for all your insight thoughts, wit, and beading wisdom.  I wish you well!

Annie122 wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 9:32 AM

Just a half-day for the warehouse?!?  It'd take me that long to pry my jaw from the floor...

on Mar 29, 2011 9:48 AM

If I ever get to these places I will have gone to heaven!! Just thinking of all the fun you had makes me light headed with anticipation. Wow!! Bet you were overwhelmed!!

jtiede wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 9:55 AM

Looks like an interesting website and magazine.  Glad to hear about it.  Good Luck in your future endeavors.

DAZ52 wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 10:05 AM

now that is my kind of candy store!!!!

DAZ52 wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 10:09 AM

When the light dances on the water, I am sure you will see nothing but crystals floating on the ocean...Bon Voyage :)

on Mar 29, 2011 10:13 AM

So Sad to see you leave Kristal,you will be missed so much!

And teaching "Bling" In the Bahamas on the Sawrovski Cruise! How fun!

I hope your journey takes you to all things Beady and Blingy! ;)

Have fun,Live life and Keep on beadin and Remember:

Dont Worry, Bead Happy! :D

melindanye wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 10:52 AM

What a fantastic experience.  I can't imagine getting to browse through all those goodies.

NatalieE@7 wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 11:44 AM

Thanks for sharing the info on the NYC stores.  They look wonderful!!  Good luck on your future endeavors!

KarenH@140 wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 11:50 AM

Kristal, Thanks for your entertaining and helpful blog. Bon voyage!

Joey@3 wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 12:46 PM

What a great give away. Good luck in the future. Thank you.

on Mar 29, 2011 1:20 PM

Thanks, Kristal, for being so creative and for enriching our beading adventure! See you soon.

on Mar 29, 2011 1:31 PM

Kristal,

Wishing you all the best in your future adventures.  Thanks for all your work and input at Beading Daily.

' looks like you were in bead-heaven, thanks for sharing the photos.  

' hoping to win some of those treasures.

Chris

szamoca wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 2:12 PM

Wow, what beadelicious treasures... Hope to win some of those goodies.

Wishing you all the best for the future!

on Mar 29, 2011 3:08 PM

WOW! Just one suitcase?? Looks like heaven to me!  Have fun on the cruise and will continue to check out your website :)

KarenB@179 wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 3:15 PM

Best wishes. I hope there will be a happy story to your and your family for the next phase of your life.

km.k33 wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 3:20 PM

Who knew: A huge cache of vintage beads? I'd love to add some of these beads to my beading. -Kathryn

km.k33 wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 3:23 PM

I would love to add some of these beads to my own beading. Thanks. The best for your future. -Kathryn

on Mar 29, 2011 4:11 PM

Thanks for leaving us with such great tips for future visits to NYC! You've done a great job and we will be sorry to see you go.  Best of luck to you in your "Gworgeous!" beading future!

on Mar 29, 2011 4:25 PM

Would love to be able to visit these palces - and WIN too of course!

on Mar 29, 2011 4:25 PM

Would love to be able to visit these places - and WIN too of course!

cindy@1950 wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 5:26 PM

Sorry to see you go...  I love reading about your dog models and greati deas.  Consider me signed up for youur final giveaway.  I' sure we will still be  seeing you around beads and fabric!  Thanks for all  youu have done for Beading Daily.  Cinray @ gmail.com

Vixtria wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 6:04 PM

Super envious that you are going on the beading cruise! I was sooo close to joining you!

iye_tala wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 6:13 PM

I love vintage glass and crystals, so I would love to be in the drawing for stuff like this. WHo doesn't like miscellaneous treasures??

Good luck in your ventures, Kristal :)

CryssT wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 10:51 PM

so sorry to see you go.  have enjoyed your columns and insight. hope that all goes well.

Patriciakoko wrote
on Mar 29, 2011 11:21 PM

The goodies at CJS seem like a reason to plan a trip to NYC. Vintage Swarovski sounds like a real find.  Have a great cruise.

Whit313 wrote
on Mar 30, 2011 6:16 AM

Ooh, I am drooling over those photos!  Would love to have some of those beady goodies sitting on my table!!  Good luck to you in your next adventure!

JanineB@7 wrote
on Mar 30, 2011 7:25 AM

Kristal,

You will be missed....I really enjoy your articles and your candid sense of humor...

Good luck in your future quests and please don't forget your friends here at BD....

Janine

wmweeza wrote
on Mar 30, 2011 3:01 PM

Best of luck to you in further ventures! I am insanely jealous of your trip to that warehouse, but delighted you had so much fun! I would've had to take out a loan AND buy two suitcases if I went there!

Thank you for the contest, I would LOVE to win!

Cyn@33 wrote
on Mar 30, 2011 4:38 PM

Will miss your sharing and excitement for beading, Kristal.  Best to you and all your future endevors.

Cyn

yellowdella wrote
on Mar 30, 2011 8:04 PM

When I first picked up beading again after about a 20 year absence this site was the first place I found the help that I needed. Thank you for all that you brought to us, and good luck in your next ventures.

grammyd526 wrote
on Mar 31, 2011 6:41 AM

I love Beading Daily, and have gotten so much wonderful information from you.  It's a great resource for the basics, and is my first stop when I want to try something new.  

I love vintage and would be thrilled to win one of these prizes.  

Bon Voyage, Kristal!

AngelaB@6 wrote
on Mar 31, 2011 11:23 AM

Best wishes on your new endeavor.  Yes Tinsel Trading is just a treasure trove of inspriation!

Cheryl Bush wrote
on Mar 31, 2011 1:41 PM

I wished I would have known about those places when I went to New York. I bet my husband is glad I did not know about them. Anyway the best to you in all that you do in the future.

DashellJean wrote
on Mar 31, 2011 2:04 PM

You've been a regular in my inbox for awhile now, but we all must move forward.  You can do so knowing that you've inspired, educated and entertained many "Jewelry Hounds", such as myself!  Good luck with your future endeavors, and thank you for the time you've spent with us.

aliceb1210 wrote
on Mar 31, 2011 3:14 PM

Sign me up1 Who could resist all these goodies. Kristal, best wishes for your future, whatever it may be. I have always enjoyed your writing.

on Mar 31, 2011 5:46 PM

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Share a website with you ,

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Believe you will love it.

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on Mar 31, 2011 6:58 PM

*adding NY to places-to-see list*

Thanks for the great info and best success! I'm sure you'll be having fun in your new pursuits!

mcdoni wrote
on Mar 31, 2011 7:22 PM

Hello, , talk about going out with a bang, would love to go on cruise too. sun, beads, water, what else do you need LOL.

mcdoni wrote
on Mar 31, 2011 7:26 PM

Hello, go girl, talk about going out with a bang, have fun, good luck, woul love to join you.

Take Care.

Paka wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 7:12 AM

Kristal, You will be missed.  I've enjoyed your style and the variety that you have brought to the blog.  I've enjoyed your active participation in the forums.  You've done much to make BD more inviting and interesting.  Best of luck in your new adventures!

BeadBarn wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 9:00 AM

Blingy hugs to you too, stay in touch when you can... Hope your waters on board ship and in life stay calm... next time your in CJS tell them 'the public' beads too... good luck for the future... Lynn

Nadine@43 wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 9:27 AM

Bon Voyage Kristal! And please add me to the growing list of beaders who would love to win any of the treasures from this give away. YUMMY!

on Apr 1, 2011 9:57 AM

o0o0o Sign me up!!! However you enter!!!

JeanP@27 wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 10:00 AM

You will be missed.  What great shopping sites, yummy!

jean

ashtonzmommi wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 10:06 AM

What a great giveaway!  These beads are so gorgeous!  I'm still new to this site and I love it!  What a great resource for beaders everywhere!  Thanks so much!

AliciaH@5 wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 10:08 AM

Will definitely have to find time to head to NYC!  I should probably plan for at least a week.  :)  

I would absolutely LOVE to rummage through CJS.  

sha365 wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 10:09 AM

Would love the chance to go to NYC to shop for all types of crafty things, especially beads! Here's my entry for the giveaway!

AliciaH@5 wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 10:10 AM

Thanks for the shopping ideas when in NYC!  I would love to rummage through CJS.  Maybe one day my wish will come true.

Best of Luck to you in your new endeavors in life!!  You'll be missed around here, that's for sure!

mysticalkatt wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 10:11 AM

please sign me up for the give away ...i'm new ty so much :D

soccermom59 wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 10:11 AM

I went to NYC once and HAD to visit TTC! Loved loved it!

Thank you for sharing!

I'd love to win!

~Arielle

laura thomas wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 10:12 AM

Would love to be in NY and rummage through all those beads and components.

mysticalkatt wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 10:12 AM

not sure if my comment was added ,,but please sign me up :D

Arletta wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 10:15 AM

Oh to have the time to have a business so that I could visit CJS! While making jewelry for a profit is a dream, I can only make it for casual sales, gifts, or donations because I work 2 jobs...

LorraineC@11 wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 10:17 AM

What a great day!  Good luck in the future with whatever you do.

JameelaH wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 10:24 AM

I think I have seen this place in my dreams! Tell me how to get there....a yellow brick road, a rabbit hole? Lovely!

Analisa

Blissfulcrafter.blogspot.com

lathenson wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 10:29 AM

Please add me for the chance to win these wonder giveaway prices... what a wonderful treat.

Thank You for all your contributions to the Magazine and site. Good luck  for the future.

Annita2 wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 10:31 AM

good luck in your new venture!

on Apr 1, 2011 10:35 AM

Have a great time!

I would love to win this giveaway, boy those are great!

Shannon C

SUeH@72 wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 10:37 AM

Will see you on the Crystal Cruise.  Have to pinch myself that I'm, going and in only a week!   Counting the sleeps until I board the plane!

Sign me up for the giveaway too - I'm feeling lucky!

DarleenM2 wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 10:40 AM

Would love to play with some of these!

3thingsuneed wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 10:49 AM

oh man to win any of these would be absolutely 'tripping the lights FANTASTIC"..  good luck to all entrants..

and Krystal have a wonderful time and experience all your travels have to offer.

KathleenM@70 wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 11:01 AM

Good luck in your future endeavors!  I have a bead brain...bring on the goodies!!

aussierocky wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 11:24 AM

Kristal, so sorry that you are leaving.  Oh my goodness, all that bling!  I could spend a few days there with no problem.  So beautiful.

kimjayhan wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 11:29 AM

Woo hoo!  Like FAO Schwartz for beaders.  Thanks so much!

Marysol wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 11:39 AM

Best of Luck to you Kristal!

Bobbie@39 wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 11:40 AM

What fun to go treasure hunting like that!  Thanks for sharing the info on the stores...now to convince the appropriate people that I need to, must, gotta go to NYC!  Well, if I can't get to New York soon, maybe some of these treasures might find their way to my mailbox...

dmwigginton wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 11:57 AM

Lovely stuff! Sign me up!

vardaam wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 11:58 AM

you are in bead heaven - I'm sooo jealous, wish I could be there ...have fun and enjoy your trips !

vardaam wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 12:00 PM

you're in bead heaven and I'm soooo jealous...wish I could be there too...Have fun and enjoy your trips !

suescan wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 12:14 PM

Bead Heaven in NYC! Sign me up for a chance at the goodies.

robin-1508 wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 12:15 PM

Looks wonderful, would love to browse (dig) through both place.  Winning the goods would be nice too!  

holycrow2 wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 12:27 PM

I'm glad you had fun in New York. Bead shopping in the big city can be tricky and you did well. I'm a fan on Tinsel Trading Company for multimedia projects. I have not been to CJS yet so thanks for reminding me.  Another great bead shopping opportunity is the Annual Bead Society Tag Sale at F.I.T.  in the fall. The membership culls their stashes and everyone benefits from the deals.

juanamana wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 12:33 PM

I wish the best luck for you <3

fryestyle wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 12:53 PM

Two places I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to visit.  It would be so awe inspiring, I think you'd have to shut my gaping mouth and put my eyeballs back in my head.  ;-)

Oh how I would love to win one of these giveaway!

on Apr 1, 2011 1:03 PM

these giveaways are gorgeous!  thanks for the chance to win!

on Apr 1, 2011 1:04 PM

beautiful!

emiea wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 1:10 PM

Wonderful! Enter me to win some goodies :) thx

amafriend wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 1:13 PM

OMGosh~~~what a deLight it would be to win!!!!  Vintage is my allTime favorite ♥ Seems you're moVing forward onto new adVentures~~I wish you the beSt ♥

driggers wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 1:31 PM

Wow!   You'd never get me out of either of those places if I ever got in there!   I'm sorta glad I'm a long way from NY, my self control would be in danger anywhere near there.

Thanks for sharing!

Debbie

on Apr 1, 2011 1:46 PM

Kristal, Best Wishes in future endeavors.

These all look amazing!  ' would love to win!

Chris

123slavicek wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 2:46 PM

Please enter me in the giveaway...good luck to you Kristal !!

abbies girl wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 3:01 PM

You are a most unique person and will be deeply missed. Please sign me up for your giveaway.  Thank  You

on Apr 1, 2011 5:32 PM

So sorry to see you go! Good luck to you!

roselvrwi wrote
on Apr 1, 2011 5:51 PM

You will be missed! I have so enjoyed your articles and enthusiasm!

Thank you for all of the sharing!

Roselvrwi

on Apr 1, 2011 6:10 PM

Everything looks wonderful. All the great things I can image making.

on Apr 2, 2011 6:29 AM

Sorry to see you go, but I wish you all the best.

kathiems wrote
on Apr 2, 2011 9:13 AM

I need those wonderful items.... pick me!!!!!!!

CaroleToad wrote
on Apr 2, 2011 3:49 PM

Just found your website today and downloaded a bunch of free patterns! Thanks so much! Hope you have a wonderful time on your next adventure!

Sansyd wrote
on Apr 2, 2011 4:34 PM

I have been invited in the past to rummage through at CJS by the owner, after reading this I am definitely going to make a trip into the city!!!

Llamberg wrote
on Apr 2, 2011 4:55 PM

I'd love to learn more about those antique African trade beads, and to see your list of reliable resources for such beads.

robynahawk wrote
on Apr 2, 2011 5:00 PM

OMG - I missed all that - sad to see you go Kristal!  BUT WAY HAPPY about this giveaway!  who doesn't love free stuff?

Robyn Hawk

Tucson Gem Show - Live!

tucsongemshow.blogspot.com

on Apr 2, 2011 5:32 PM

Kristal, so sad to see you leave.  You have been inspiring and I've enjoyed following your on line creativity.  Would love to visit CJS next time I am in the Big Apple.  Thanks and good luck to you.

on Apr 2, 2011 5:32 PM

Kristal, so sad to see you leave.  You have been inspiring and I've enjoyed following your on line creativity.  Would love to visit CJS next time I am in the Big Apple.  Thanks and good luck to you.

reliccharm wrote
on Apr 2, 2011 10:05 PM

I am hoping to make it to CJS in May when I am out on the east coast!!!  

Sjbborsavage wrote
on Apr 2, 2011 10:29 PM

Wow! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway, would love to work with these elements!

Best of luck on your next venture!!

Sally322 wrote
on Apr 3, 2011 12:56 PM

Oh Kristal,  we will surely miss all of your input the last several years in the magazines and internet and on Beads, Baubles, & Jewels.  I know we'll still see you in the art because beading is just too much fun to forsake...enjoy those cruises and here's wishing you Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum! Can't wait to book my NY trip to these  great places. Vintage just touches all of our hearts doesn't it?

Fondly,

Sally S.

bohemianice wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 9:31 AM

We will miss you Kristal!  Be blessed.

What fun it would be to have all of those goodies :)  Makes a girl wish she lived in NYC.

Eva  :)

on Apr 4, 2011 10:42 AM

Thank you so much for being a wonderful mentor on this trip of learning more about beading.  We have just started enjoying the pleasure of handling our beads again after years in the corporate world.  We wish you the very best and you notes of sunshine will be missed.

MIssRubyAnn wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 11:37 AM

Here Hear,

                    Sweet Kristal~We raise a swarovski studded champagne flute to you and yours! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful beading insight with your readers while working at Beading Daily. It really was more than a job for you and it showed in the way you wrote your articles, and hand selected inspiring artists to introduce us to as well as new facets of beading that some of us have never tried before like peyote etc. etc. We will miss you being the editor at Beading Daily, but I feel that you will be a forever friend. You are truly an inspiration and I for one think you are a FIREWORK of a person, you shine. Cheers!

~And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,

They danced by the light of the moon,

The moon, The moon,

They danced by the light of the moon.~(this quote made me think of you in the Bahamas)

Annita2 wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 5:11 PM

these things look so interesting, the art deco glass beads and buttons really peak my interest and I love ribbons, would love to be chosen as a winner!

Fredabella wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 5:15 PM

how exciting!  good luck to you!!!

Fredabella wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 5:17 PM

i would love to visit there one day

smartje wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 5:17 PM

Best Wishes in new endeavors!!!  I am drooling over the pics you posted of the beady prizes! :)

lisapartain wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 5:31 PM

Love those goodies

Julie@355 wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 5:38 PM

Good luck Kristal! Thanks for the info in your post. I hope to check some of these places out.

DebbieO@3 wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 5:53 PM

What a fun assortment.  Beautiful things.

abarrett wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 6:44 PM

Thanks for the giveaway, I would love some vintage beads.

Susan@478 wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 6:53 PM

So bummed that you are leaving us, Kristal :-(  

Thank you for the NY info and websites - it's all been filed away in my New York "someday" trip!

Best wishes to you in whatever new venture you're moving on to!

KathleenF@25 wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 6:54 PM

Hope that your new adventures are as fun as the adventures that you've had with Beading Daily.  I've definitely have enjoyed your articles and want to thank you for the secret info you just gave us.  I've heard about the warehouse before and now I really want to go!!!  

on Apr 4, 2011 7:12 PM

Please sign me up to the drawing.  I envy you the opportunity to hunt through CJS.  I will miss your posts on Beading Daily :(

bsbeading wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 7:16 PM

Recently new to beading took it up as a time filler when my husband passed., and have since fell in love with it. my projects sell to friends and neigbors to quickly, but it makes it even more enjoyable. Love the patterns and info provided. Sorry to see you go, hope it doesn'tchange the site Love itqqqqq

on Apr 4, 2011 7:16 PM

Please enter me in the drawing.  I envy you the chance to hunt through CJS.  I will miss your Beading Daily posts and hope you are moving on to something you will like more.

GemFOX wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 7:26 PM

How generous of you all to give away such cool stuff to multiple winners.  It's so great to see that our hand made arts are not dead nor dying in this era of convenience and automation.  I love being a part of this community!

Holloar wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 7:31 PM

I love the products, projects and postings from other beaders. We will miss your input. Best Wishes!

ElaineG@28 wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 8:13 PM

I would love to win such beautiful goodies!  Beading is good for the soul!  :)

Best of luck on your future endeavor!  You will be missed!

lykesbears wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 8:38 PM

Wishing you the best Kristal.   You leave behind a job well done.  :0)  

BeverlyGoff wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 9:16 PM

I would be like a kid in the candy store !  Just getting into jewelry making and the stash would help my wallet.  Retired with limited income, and my activities are limited also due to Fibromyalgia, I can sit and create gifts for the family.  Hope I have a chance in helping you spring clean..........Beverly Goff

mycali1988 wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 9:25 PM

Best of wishes on your future endeavors. I'm sure we will hear from you at some point. I love all the vintage stuff you had the pleasure of sifting through in NY. My idea of going green is using vintage beads.   -Shawna Stockdale

beverley12 wrote
on Apr 4, 2011 10:42 PM

Thank you for all the great ideas that i have recieved via email i look forward to always getting your news letters i am sorry to hear that you are leaving thank you bev herbst

on Apr 5, 2011 1:46 AM

I'll miss your cheerful posts on Beading Daily, Kristal!  Don't let Stephanie talk you into tooo many margaritas!

asmdgl wrote
on Apr 5, 2011 7:21 AM

I've enjoyed your blog posts very much! Have an awesome time on the Swarovski cruise, that would be a dream vacation for me :)

Kristal Wick wrote
on Apr 5, 2011 10:27 AM

CONGRATS to the following winners of the Kristal Wick's Bon Voyage Giveaway! It’s been a real hoot beading with you all and I’ll miss you more than my luggage, but I’m certain our paths will cross again! Keep in touch my beady peeps. Winners send me your snail mail to receive your goodies! KWick@Interweave.com

Annita Jo Harrison Wilson

labup

ewwaller

BeverlyGoff

b.barth

TheGardenOfDaisies

Crystal Thain

cindy@1950

JanineB@7

Lody

penny55 wrote
on Apr 5, 2011 7:39 PM

OOOOOH I  wish i could go to CJS, it looks lovely.  thanks for the TTS link, will definitely bookmark it.  All I can say is I wish I had been you visiting there.

Enjoy the Bahamas

CryssT wrote
on Apr 27, 2011 9:33 PM

Received my items today.  Thank you so much for the magazines and the cabachons and the bead.  I really like all of them.  

nutkitten wrote
on Apr 29, 2011 8:55 PM

Have never won any bead giveaways.  Could this be the first?  lol