* Chat & Stuff *


Gotta have a place to put chat, gossip, innuendo (no, it's NOT an Italian Suppository), silly stuff, jokes, cartoons, cool links that I just can't live without, news, info, tricks & tips, recipes, pictures from shows, pics & contact info for the Best Looking Men In Beadmaking (watch out, Michael & Kevin), info about new tools & techniques, and other Glorious Stuff, so this will probably be the place.   Brace yourself! 



























11/09/06:   It's official... I will never, ever have time to update this page with cool funky items of info from my oh-so-wacky daily life - but maybe it CAN be used for the occasional rancid joke or picture, eh? 



Cows With Guns!!  It's funny, full of rancid bad puns, and has a song by Dana Lyons that will stick in the back of your mind (once it gets out the front - that takes a couple days) for at least 2 weeks.  Turn up the sound and go to www.cowswithguns.com, and select "To see Bjorne-Magne's cows with guns flash animation... click here".  You'll have to do that twice, on 2 pages, then just sit back and absorb the adventures of the New Cow Guru...  bwahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!  


 * coming soon

 * coming soon


A vampire bat came flapping in from the night covered in fresh blood and parked himself on the roof of the cave to get some sleep. Pretty soon all the other bats smelled the blood and began hassling him about where he got it. He told them to knock it off and let him get some sleep but they persisted until finally he gave in. "OK, follow me," he said and flew out of the cave with hundreds of bats behind him. Down through a valley they went, across a river and into a forest full of trees. Finally he slowed down and all the other bats excitedly milled around him. "Now, do you see that tree over there?" he asked. "Yes, yes, yes!" the bats all screamed in a frenzy. "Good," said the first bat, "Because I DIDN'T!"


Assorted blackmail- worthy images here!  (snicker)

Meet the FlameDames!  We're an official chapter of the Sweet Potato Queens, and we parade every year at the Gathering of glass beadmakers - this pic was Aug. 08 in Oakland, CA.  From the left: Jenny, Janice, Kiera, Shirley, Barb, & me... I had to ditch the ballgown&boa this year for SillyContest duds.  Ain't we cute? 

A Fabulous Formal Portrait of Ann Scherm Baldwin, Grand Poobah Judge of 2007's Silly Contest.  My stupid green hat just can't compete with this magnificence....  sigh. 

Tucson, Feb. 2005, Schermo sent this pic of Bead Folks having way too much fun (see the BeadBabe.com-mobile in back?).  From the left: Libby Bloye, Famous Apprentice; Ronnie Lambrou, Famous Jewelry Designer; Ann Scherm Baldwin, Famous Flameworker, Mudwrestler & Activist for Wombat Rights;  Panas Lambrou, Famous Photographer;  Tonette Piletti, Famous BeadBabe;  Donna and Craig Milliron, Famous Arrow Springs Hairy Couple.


Al Janelle in Tucson 8 years ago.. Bead shows aren't NEAR as relaxed as he makes this one look. In the middle, Donna Milliron at Dinner (planning to dine with her? Do the same as you would if going to see Gallagher - wear a plastic poncho), and Emiko Sawamoto looking sweet and innocent.  Don't let that fool you...

And here's Janice Peacock preparing for a very loose & creative demo at the December 04 SGB Norcal Meeting (I can't tell you what she made after that drink, this is a Family Site) and Tom Colson demo'ing for his chain  making class at our Feb. 04 meeting...  ain't we lucky? 

To the left, your first look at SGB Norcal's  Glorious SLUG-A-RONI entry for the 2004 Slug Fest Silly Bead Contest at the Gathering in Portland.  We won, but so did everybody else!  Want your slug back?  Janice is holding them hostage...   In the middle, a nice pic of Jim Kervin, Prolific Author Of Bead Books, and his wife Peg Bondurant.  And to the right the Notorious Linda Benmour, author of The Bead Directory, wanted in 47 states.  Looks familiar, doesn't she?  You've probably seen her pic at the post office....