Cha-Ching Cindy!

>> Tuesday, November 17, 2009


We'll be at the Christmas at the Forum Show soon!

>> Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sometimes it's really scary how time flies. I just spent all day today packing up my jewelry displays for next weekend's craft show.

Some of the Bead Sisterhood will be at Halifax's Christmas at the Forum Craft Festival which is a big one. Let's hope the weather will be nice and mild so everyone will want to come. The hours are :

Friday, November 6, 10 am-9 pm
Saturday, November 7, 10 am-9 pm
Sunday, November 8, 10 am-5 pm

If you live here or are close by, do drop in!!


We do custom orders

>> Thursday, August 27, 2009

Millie recently did a custom order. Fran had seen her brass necklace set on the Bead Sisterhood site and loved it. She really wanted a set to match an outfit. But she wanted the beads to be darker brown/green rather than the purplish hue on the original design. And could she have smaller earrings and a bracelet to match too? So Millie waved her "magic wand" and made it all happen as you can see in these pictures. What really happened was Millie not only made the set but she also made all the brass jump rings by hand!


The website went down and we are mad!!

>> Monday, August 17, 2009

Stressed Woman Holding Head
The picture above just about sums up the hair-pulling frustration over the weekend when the Bead Sisterhood site went down, allegedly for non-payment of fees! Tamara, our "webmistress", was fit to be tied for we were paid up and the hosting company was not responding to urgent emails. The site's up now but we're still not impressed and neither would anyone who tried to access it.


Vintage crystal bead jewelry makeover

>> Sunday, August 9, 2009

Today was the first time we almost made a client cry. In a good way. She had come to pick up several pieces of jewelry we made over from her mother's triple stranded AB clear crystal necklace. She was clearly pleased.

It wasn't really her style so Bonnie and Pearl overhauled the necklace and did a complete jewelry makeover so she could wear it. The triple strand yielded so many beads we were able to make several pieces for her with some beads left over!

Bonnie made the bracelet above. The bracelet was just lovely but the photo wasn't as it was hastily taken with a cell phone camera before the client arrived. None of us remembered to bring a camera. Fortunately Pearl did photograph her designs before the were turned over. The designs were based on what the client wanted and preferred to wear.


Third time lucky sign?

>> Monday, August 3, 2009

Sigh. The first time Harbourview did the Sisters Too sign, "sisters" was misspelt as "sisiters". It was redone and hurrah, the sisters is correct but the jewelry is now a hybrid between the British "jewellery" and the American "jewelry". Oh well, good job we are Canadians and can take a mishmash!


Opening Day of the Harbourview Weekend Market!

>> Saturday, July 11, 2009

Today was the first day of Dartmouth's new weekend market and what a response. I just couldn't believe the crowds - there was nearly no parking left when I arrived within the first hour of the market opening. All the more remarkable since the Grand Opening isn't until August.

You can check out the Harborview Weekend Market's website as well as their Flickr slideshow for more pictures and details. The Bead Sisterhood features prominently under the Vendors section of their website.

Some of the vendors are still not quite ready. There are also a few empty booths but with time, I believe the market will grow and be an important part of this community like the Farmer's Market in Halifax. As this is a covered market, the stalls can be open year round. Admission is free on Saturdays and a small fee of $1 on Sundays.

And here is the Sisters Too! booth. Like many vendors, Bonnie and Cindy are still stocking and labelling. The sign was misspelt so it is currently missing in action whilst a new one is made. The picture below show Bonnie arranging our jewelry.

Here is another of a very happy Cindy!


The Sisters Too Booth takes shape

>> Thursday, July 9, 2009

Both Bonnie and Cindy have been working hard on their "Sisters Too" booth with the help of their significant others. They are pictured below wielding tools not usually held by jewelry artisans!

Careful you don't fall off, Cindy!

The booth's nearly ready so tune in for the big reveal!


Our Jewelry at the new Harbourview Market

>> Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cindy and Bonnie are so excited! They are about to open up a stall at the new Harbourview Weekend Market off Portland Street in Dartmouth starting this Saturday and Sunday from 9- 5 pm. Jewelry from the Bead Sisterhood will naturally fill the display! The booth is under construction at the time of writing so the photo above is actually from another craft show we did.

At that craft show, people really liked what we did and asked us if we had a store. We didn't at the time. Then we opened our online store. Now we will be able to tell everyone we have a local store where they can purchase our jewelry.

Stay tuned for more updates!


What generated the buzz at our home show

>> Monday, June 8, 2009

We recently had a successful home jewelry party where all the guests enjoyed shopping for one of a kind jewelry in a relaxed atmosphere. There was plenty of buzz with the lovely jewelry on display. However, what also grabbed attention was the sale counter of end of season discounts!


We're celebrating with a jewelry party!

>> Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thanks to the encouragement of our customers, we are celebrating our first birthday and the launch of our new website. And we want to share the excitement with you!

You are cordially invited to our jewelry party, Sunday April 26. Please join us for the first look at our new creations, door prizes, refreshments and special savings. For further details, email us at

Hope to see you there!


It's Here! introducing Our New Website

>> Monday, April 13, 2009

The Bead Sisterhood website is finally live!! The fireworks picture is apt because bead sister Tamara's email when the website was finalised was sprinkled with lots of emoticons and yes, you guessed it, fireworks. Now the hard work comes, uploading pictures of all our pretties!

Thinkstock Single Image Set


We're getting the bubbly ready....

>> Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pouring Champagne

We're super excited! Our new website is virtually complete and we are almost ready to go live! Thanks to Bead Sister Tamara who worked so hard to get it ready.

We've had phone calls, emails and even group chats to come up with our website. Through it all, we managed to giggle our way through brainstorming sessions. It's not easy with five of us, each with our own opinions but we managed it and that is what counts.

The website looks beautiful. Now we are busy loading our new online store with lovely jewelry. So just a little while longer...


Victorian Sterling Silver and Swarovski Crystal Earrings

>> Monday, March 30, 2009

Sterling silver and Swarovski crystal earrings. This Victorian style earring pattern has been around for a very long time and still maintains its popularity! Square sterling silver captures the Light Blue and AB clear Swarovski crystals and ends with twisted curls at the top. A faceted round clear Swarovski crystal dangle finishes this classic design. Measures 2” not including the sterling silver ear wires.


Millie’s Design


Amazonite Bracelet

>> Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Amazonite Bracelet. Rectangular amazonite stones interspersed with silver metal stars and firepolished beads and silver plated toggle. It is called the "hope stone" because it inspires confidence and hope. One source says it is useful to activate lazy teenagers! Measures 81/4” including the toggle clasp.

$29 SOLD

Millie’s Design


Lampwork and Multi Gemstone Bracelet

>> Sunday, March 22, 2009

This bracelet celebrates the colour turquoise in a fun selection of lampwork and gemstones, including sodalite, amazonite and mother of pearl. Electic mixes of sterling silver beads added here and there make this a happy piece to welcome spring. Measures 7 1/4". By special request. SOLD


Susan's Design


Pink Tourmaline and Crazy Lace Agate Bracelet

>> Saturday, March 21, 2009

Pink doesn't always have to be uber-girly! This bracelet features nuggets of pink tourmaline in colours ranging from light pink to burgandy. Rounds of crazy lace agate in fuschia to cranberry are accented with sterling silver beads and daisy spacers. A sterling silver rope toggle makes this easy to wrap around your wrist and enjoy. Measures 7".


Susan's Design


Jasper and Tigereye Bracelet

>> Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Earthy never looked so good! Multi coloured jasper ovals are accented with top quality tigereye and gold filled beads. You'll be drawn in to the visual appeal of the red, gold, butterscotch and grey swirls in this luscious jasper. This bracelet is cool to the touch but will warm up quickly against your skin. Measures 7 1/2".


Susan's Design


Hummingbird Necklace

>> Monday, March 9, 2009

This is oh, so pretty necklace is perfect for all your upcoming spring and summer events. From graduations to weddings to just wanting to feel feminine. Lovely mint coloured pearls are accented with grey and white pearls, sterling silver daisies and sparkling Swarvoski crystals. The hummingbird toggle is worn in the front to add an extra special design element.
Measures 18 1/4 ".


Susan's Design


Hematite Chandelier Earrings

>> Sunday, March 8, 2009

These pretty earrings are "sharp" for they sport delicate laser cut chandelier findings. The hematite dangles are on sterling silver wire complete with sterling silver balls and larger silver plated filigree balls. The ear wires are also sterling silver. The earrings measure approximately 1.5" not including the ear wires.

$18 per pair

Pearl/Beading Gem Design


Inca Puno Chain Maille Necklace

>> Sunday, March 1, 2009

A bold chain mailled necklace accented with a lovely faceted glass focal will surely please lovers of contemporary jewelry. The weave style is known as Inca Puno, Queen's maille or box chain and is made to suit those who prefer a chunkier style.

The necklace is constructed by hand from bright aluminium and jeweler's brass rings. It measures 17". A matching bracelet is also available if a set is required.

Necklace $58/ Bracelet $29

Pearl/Beadinggem Design


Funky Black and White Pearl Bracelet

This classic black and white combination is given a funky twist with a sterling silver "moon rock" bead. Sterling silver daisy spacers and clear Swarvoski crystals add a dash of glamour to the funk! A sterling silver twisted rope toggle keeps this bracelet secure and fun to wear.
Measures 7 1/4 ".


Susan's Design


Green and Topaz Bracelet

You'll be the star when you wear this nature inspired bracelet featuring green glass beads with topaz coloured swirls. Gold filled beads and Swarvoski crystals accents add a touch of brightness. The star shaped toggle is easy to put on and comfortable to wear. Measures 7".


Susan's Design


All That Sparkle

>> Saturday, February 28, 2009

Diamonds may be girls’ best friend but crystals sure are a close second. This tennis bracelet was created using silver diamond cut beads; sterling silver 2mm beads, breath taking 4mm Swarovski AB crystal bicones and the love of creating.

$ 45.00

Cindy’s Design


A Wee Bit of Ireland

This stunning tennis bracelet was created using diamond cut silver plated beads, small sterling silver beads and 6mm Swarovski crystals. The antique silver clasp is the perfect finding to join the beauties together. The length of the bracelet is 71/2”.


Cindy’s Design


Paua and Sterling Silver Earrings

Handcrafted and hammered sterling silver scrolls sets off the pretty paua discs of this pair of earrings. Ear wires are also sterling silver with the dangles measuring 1 3/4".

$15 SOLD

Pearl/Beadinggem Design


Copper Wire Crochet Bracelet

A confection of copper and warm colored beads on copper wire make this a fun and electic bracelet. A burnished copper toggle clasp makes the bracelet easy to put on and take off. The bracelet measures 7.5 ".

$30 SOLD

Pearl/Beadinggem Design


Turquoise and Aquamarine Necklace

This beautiful Sterling Silver, Turquoise and Aquamarine pendant is strung on black leather cord with a sterling silver closure. Measuring 181/2” this amazing piece now adorns the neck of an equally amazing lady.

$75 SOLD

Cindy’s Design


Beautiful Lampwork and Sterling Silver Bracelet

>> Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sterling silver wireworked bracelet. Coiled 16 gauge wire connect Austin Hamilton black and white lampworked beads. Hand crafted Sterling Silver clasp blends and compliments the design of this modern classic bracelet. Measures 8.5” including the clasp.


Millie’s Design


Rose Lampwork and Crystal Necklace

Swarovski crystals, Austin Hamilton Lampwork focal bead, sterling silver and silver plate connectors have joined together to create this very feminine necklace! Rose, lavender, opal crystals bring out the same colours in the focal bead! Measures 16” including the clasp.


Millie’s Design


Sterling Silver Grey Agate Dinner Ring

Woven Sterling Silver and Gray Agate Gemstone Ring. A beautiful and comfortable Dinner ring with a lovely band ending! Ring Size 7.5 to 7.34.


Millie’s Design


Turquoise Crochet Necklace Set

Turquoise Crocheted Beaded Choker Necklace and Earrings Set. Blue wire crocheted with varying shades of turquoise beads are braided to create this intriguing necklace. Equally becoming when worn casually with jeans or a night out on the town with that little black dress! Earrings measures 1.5” from top of earwire. Necklace measures 16 1/2” including the clasp.

$39 Set SOLD

Millie’s Design


Handcrafted Copper Chain, Sponge Coral and Pearl Necklace Set

Copper and Pearl spacers accentuate the beautifully warm colour of this orange/red sponge coral necklace set. Strands of coral and pearls separated by Delica seed beads are enclosed in a swirl of copper wire. Matching earrings complete the set and measure 1 3/4” from the tip of the copper earwires. Necklace measures 20” including the copper clasp.

$49 Set

Millie’s Design


Hill Tribe Netted Necklace

Sterling silver wireworked necklace. Hill Tribe bead and netted tubes of firepolish glassbeads create the main focal point of this gorgeous necklace. Coiled sterling silver 20 gauge wire connect the main portion of the necklace with strands of silver beads and filepolished beads to complete this beauty. Measures 18” including the toggle clasp.


Millie’s Design


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