Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Ok Carey, now that I know you have received your birthday present, I can post it for the rest of the world to see! A kitchen sink bracelet, made with the beautiful Blue Zircon (December) Swarovski Crystals, flower spacers and top drilled white pearl seed beads. So pretty! I hope you enjoy it and wear it in good health! Happy Birthday!

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Just wanted to say:
Hope you have a wonderful birthday my friend!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Southwestern Style!

Here's a gorgeous watch made with one of Carey's bead sets, that has lots of different colors including purples, browns and turquoise! I just love how this set turned out! It was a custom order and I had requested extra disks for matching earrings. I can create a watch for you like this as well, just pick your beads from Carey's Etsy Store and let me know which one's you like and what shape watch face you are interested in and Viola! It will be custom made and listed in my Etsy Store just for you! Carey and I aim to please so if there is a specific color scheme you have in mind that you don't see, just give us a holler!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Here's a really fun bracelet made with Carey's Rings and some hammered silver circles and toggle. I love these bracelets! They are so fun and versatile! You can wear them with jeans for a casual look and then they can be more elegant when you get all gussied up for the holiday's! The black rings really stand out with the silver!
Very Classy!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Amber Waves...

I just posted this up on my own blog but had to add it here as well.

These are GORGEOUS beads made by Carey, that are an amber color with lots of swirls of purples in them. Oh my gosh, just so pretty! I had some disks that matched as well so I threw them all together with Swarovski Crystals in Smoked Topaz, Amethyst and Light Colorado Topaz. There are some pewter pieces separating the beads and some awesome drum beads. I made lots of charms and then wrapped it all up with coordinating seed beads!! Yummy! The only problem is that it started off as a size 7 1/2" and once I finished wrapping it it fits more like a 7" now. So it will have to be for someone with a small wrist or I can resize it with a slightly different end result (same concept but the seed bead wrap may end up in different places, if you know what I mean?).
Once my bead boards are completed I will start listing in the store again (hopefully mid week next week) but as always if there is something you like that you want to get before it goes up for sale to the public, just give me a holler!

Carey, these beads are gorgeous! You have such a knack for putting my favorite colors together!! Thanks my friend! :) Can't wait to see what you put up next!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Blue Jean Baby!

I posted this up on my blog and now I'm adding it here! A gorgeous mixture of Carey's beads in blue's, greens, and some yellow in all kinds of shapes. I have added a ton of Bali Silver rings, and a Bali Twist Toggle. There's so much going on in this bracelet and I just can't pick my favorite part of it. I love it all! This is a substantial piece, not for those of you who like skinny bracelets! :)
I'm already trying to plan another one of these, going rummaging in my bead stash for more of Carey's FABULOUS beads!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fairy Whispers...

A really cool watch made with Carey's beads. Love the colors in this set! Purples and Greens and disks and focals all mixed together into a stunning timepiece that you can wear with almost anything!

Sunflower Farm...

Here are some pictures of the Sunflower Farm bracelet and matching earrings that I made with Carey's beads. I love this set! Ann came over and SHE loves it... Oh my... it's quite a popular piece! Going up on Etsy, so I hope you'll check it out! Carey, your beads are the best! You keep making them, and I'll keep designing with them! :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Special Gift

This necklace will be shipped off to California to brighten the day of my Aunt Karen, who is undergoing Chemo treatment for breast cancer. I made this necklace at my mom's request for something lightweight and pretty to lift her spirits. Carey's beads always lift my spirits, so finished jewelry is sure to do that for her!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fun filled weekend!

Carey, Ann Marie and I has so much fun this weekend! I was sad to see her go back to Maryland. It was a whirlwind two days as we grabbed Carey and Hailey off the plane and put them in the car and drove much of the state of CT! Carey brought beads with her, which was awesome and we played with them all for hours! :) We are all addicted to glass! We did not make as much jewelry as we had hoped to but spent hours upon hours talking and laughing, which was also a blast. Today we went to the bookstore, because that's what our children wanted to do. Then I took them to Elizabeth park for some pictures to update our blog. I hope you will check back soon as Carey and I have talked about a lot of different shapes and colors for beads, and new jewelry designs as well as some "projects" for our future. Hope you all had a great weekend! Carey and Hailey, it was a pleasure to have you here, come back soon!

Here we are!

Carey and Ann

Hailey just Chillin' out waiting for us to finish walking around.
Hailey made a really disgusting pumpkin! Perfect for Halloween!
Here's Meghan and Hailey at Elizabeth Park

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Carey and I will be spending the weekend together here at my house in CT! Stay tuned for a recap of our crazy weekend! It will be so nice to finally meet in person! We're off to the airport now to pick her and Hailey up! Let the fun begin! :)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The "Spooktacular" Collection...

I would like to introduce to you my Halloween 2008 "Spooktacular" Collection!
I will be listing these over on Etsy shortly! Click the pictures to be brought right to the listings. Since we are close to Halloween, I am marking these pieces 10% off right now!

(1 set available)
(3 sets available)
(1 available)

I'm still working on the spiders and a multitude of other things, but this is what I have so far! Check back later on for more! Carey, you totally nailed it with these beads!

Friday, October 10, 2008

They're HERE!!

UPDATE: Check back tomorrow, I'll have Spooktacular Jewelry posted in the am! These are the best Halloween beads ever! Thank you Carey!

Oh my gosh, Carey! They are more fabulous in person! Love them. I'll get to work and get some pics up as soon as possible for everyone else! Thank you!!

Can't Wait for the MAIL!!!!!!

ooooooooh, I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for today's mail... I hope these beads are in it!! As soon as I get them, I'll get to work! Please check back later... I'm going back to looking out the window for my trusty postal worker to grace my doorstep!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Spooktacular Collection

As requested......ghosts, witches hats, rings and disks! Here is a fun collection of Halloween beads, I hope you like them Kristen!

Autumn Splendor!

As promised, here is the bracelet that I made with Carey's gorgeous hollow beads! This was made with Bali bead caps, Swarovski Crystals in Copper and Olivine, pewter Panten Beads, leaves and pine cones and a gorgeous Bali Silver Toggle clasp. I have already told Carey that more hollows will need to be made as they are FABULOUS to design with!

I'm afraid that this particular piece has already been spoken for, however, this can be custom ordered in a similar style, with Carey's beads, and I have more leaves and crystals and different silver toggle clasps. If this is something that you may be interested in, please let us know and we can create one just for you!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Autumn Hollows

I just absolutely can't wait to see what my dear friend Kristen does with these!!! They are amber hollow beads with accents of browns and greens......PERFECT for the fall!

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Welcome to the premier of "Class With A Whole Lotta Sass!". This is a blog created by Carey of Sassy Stoppers and Kristen of MJM Jewelry Designs dedicated to promoting each other's work and offering fabulous pieces of jewelry featuring Carey's Glass beads and Kristen's Jewelry Designs.

We will post new bead styles here along with photo's of finished pieces. There will be an outpouring of ideas and creativity as the two of us collaborate on some one of a kind styles as well as new seasonal lines.

We started off buying pieces from one another, discovered that we have a lot in common and developed a lifelong friendship that spans farther than the Internet can take us. We hope that you will stop by often, stay a while, visit our own personal sites which you can do by clicking the links to the right, comment and most of all enjoy!

Come back soon to see some of the fabulous creations that we are working on!