Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Southern California Bead Shops!

I am always looking for fun shops to get inspiration from.   I'm not into beading, but you can always fun such fun stuff there.  So many fun shapes and sizes.

I found this list on SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOCAL BEAD STORE ASSOCIATION be sure to visit them for more information fun classes in your area. 

Downtown L.A.
Athenian Fashions, Inc.
820 S Maple Street Unit #5
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Bead Factory/Bohemian Crystal (they share the space)
810 Maple Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90014

413 E. 8th St.
Los Angeles, C.A. 90014
Phone:(213) 627-8783

This one's not downtown, but worth a mention.
7763 1/2 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90036

Los Angeles County

28853 Agoura Hills, Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Beadniks of Santa Monica
203 Arizona Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Beads of Paradise
13451 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

319 Richmond Street, El Segundo, CA 90245

CT's Beads n Things
43791 15th St, West, Lancaster, CA 93534
Phebie's Needleart
532 W. First, Claremont, CA 91711
San Gabriel Bead Company
325 E. Live Oak Ave, Arcadia, CA 91006
Orange County

The Bead Station
24412 S. Muirlands Blvd #A, Lake Forest, CA 92630

16085 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Beads Beads
949 N. Tustin St, Orange, CA 92867

Brea Bead Works
1027 E. Imperial Hwy, D5, Brea, CA 92821

Riverside County
Bead Island
26145 Jefferson Ave #303 Murrieta, CA 92562

Monicas Quilt & Bead Creations
77-780 Country Club Drive #C-D, Palm Desert, CA 92211
San Bernadino County
A Rolling Stone
320 Citrus Ave, Redlands, CA 92373

Bead It!
13460 Central Ave #E, Chino, CA 91710

Garden of Beaden
313 N. 2nd Ave Ste J, Upland, CA 91786

San Diego County

Artists and Craftsman Supply
1911 San Diego Ave. San Diego, CA 92110
Toll Free: 888.761.3934
Phone: 619.688.1911

San Diego Bizmart

Bag Of Beads
12925 El Camino Real, San Diego CA 92130
(858) 509-7668

The Bead Boutique
2676 Fletcher Parkway, La Mesa, CA 92020

Bead Gallery
9823 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92131

Beads & More
4150 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109

Beads Crystals & More
967 S. Coast Highway 101 #B105, Encinitas, CA 92024

The Black Bead
5003 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107

The Bouncing Bead
8876 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942

Dancing Bead Indian Trader
135 Broadway, Vista, CA 92084
Mountain Beadworks
4470 Highway 78, Julian, CA 92036

Ocean Sky Beads
605 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054

243 N. Highway 101 #6, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Pause & Play Beads and More
9157 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Ventura County
Beads of Paradise
1792 Callens Road #C, Ventura, CA 93003

Creative Castle
2321 Michael Drive, Newbury Park, CA 91320

Be crafty!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

CDN Thanksgiving

The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Orient.  Having landed in the Baffin Islands, in the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony to give thanks for surviving the long journey. The feast was one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in North America, although celebrating the harvest and giving thanks for a successful bounty of crops had been a long-standing tradition throughout North America.  First Nations and Native Americans throughout the Americas, organized harvest festivals, ceremonial dances, and other celebrations of thanks for centuries prior to the arrival of Europeans in North America.
During this time, French settlers, having crossed the ocean and arrived in Canada with explorer Samuel de Champlain, also held huge feasts of thanks. They even formed 'The Order of Good Cheer and gladly shared their food with their First Nations neighbours.

Thanksgiving days were observed beginning in 1799 but did not occur every year. After the American Revolution, American refugees who remained loyal to Great Britain moved from the United States and came to Canada. They brought the customs and practices of the American Thanksgiving to Canada. The first Thanksgiving Day after the Canadian Confederation was observed as a civic holiday on April 5, 1872 to celebrate the recovery of the Prince of Wales from a serious illness.
Starting in 1879 Thanksgiving Day was observed every year but the date was proclaimed annually and changed year to year. The theme of the Thanksgiving holiday also changed year to year to reflect an important event to be thankful for. In the early years it was for an abundant harvest and occasionally for a special anniversary.

After WWI, both Remembrance Day and Thanksgiving were celebrated on the Monday of the week in which November 11 occurred. Ten years later, in 1931, the two days became separate holidays.  On January 31, 1957, the Canadian Parliament proclaimed:
"A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed … to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October."

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My Birthday

Well, another birthday has just come and gone and as much as I love cake, I really only want one piece, then the rest can go away.

Maybe if I got a cool cake like this, I'd want to eat it more, even though I'm not a big meat eater!

Check out Meredith and her process for this yummy looking cake!