Friday, March 28, 2014


I finished my Pitaya Necklace from Jill Wiseman Designs!

I didn't follow the exact design, deciding to replace most of the beaded beads with my Lampwork beads.

I did make a single focal beaded bead, and naturally had to add a bit of fringe!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party!

I received my soup!  Kristi Brokaw is my partner and she makes the most awesome glass beads and metal work!  Beautifully packaged:
 Here are part of the ingredients:
 Gorgeous lampwork Bamboo bead with a handmade clasp:
She also included some lovely pearls and amethyst!
I already have a couple of ideas brewing:)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A lot has been happening here...

 Well, we have another couple of kids move in....hopefully temporary:). This is Olivia:
 She is being serious today.  She is 4 months old and a lover of cuddles!

This is her half-sister Marley:

She is 2:). 

If you are a long-time reader of my blog, you know this is not the first time we have taken in foster kids.  Might be the last, however.  I can see why they struggle for homes first hand.  And how broken our system is for these kids!  Not going to start a rant....just sayin'.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Another pic!

Sale beads!  Check out my Etsy shop to purchase!  

The Cigar Box!

Today I will be working on getting these beads:
Out of the box and into my Etsy shop at ridiculously low prices!   Link on the right of your screen.  Sold by the bag:).

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

New Earrings are being made.....

Getting ready for my next show...

November 20th, 5-8 p.m. At the Sheldon Art Museum!

Monday, November 11, 2013

More new rounds....

Dark swirly blues with one white trail.  I am naming these. "Haley's Comet". Love:).

Thursday, November 07, 2013

New beads!

                                             I am in LUV with these chubby cuties!
They will make it to etsy hopefully sometime today!

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

My Next Show!!!

Hey, Kearney, NE peeps!  This will be my only Keaney show this come see me!  
I will be booth #49,  and I will be bringing beads, jewelry and accessories!  Wouldn't your friends and family LUV them some handmade goodies?  I'll bet they would!

Saturday, November 02, 2013

New beads and toys!

New flower beads are listed on Etsy today!  Follow the link on the left of the screen to go to the shop! toys:). My wonderful husband gifted me the new iPad Air!  Listing to my shop and posting to the blog are SO much easier!  Hopefully that means you will be hearing from me more:)

Friday, October 25, 2013


 I love the trees ( and bushes :) changing colors...
 I love pumpkins on porches....

I love skully jewelry :)......

I love all things orange....

and green.....

I love decorating for Halloween....

But most of all I love the little guy behind the mask, who lvoes this time of year as much as I do!

Here is a list of the rest of the participants!!  Please hop on over to their blogs to see more fall inspirations!!

Andrea Glick-Zenith   
Dolores Raml
Karla Morgan
Susie Harris
Mischelle Andrade
Kay Thomerson
Jean Yates
Kelly Hosford Patterson
Kathy Lindemer
Liz E
Jasvanti Patel
Christie Murrow          
Jodie Marshall            
Andrea Trank              
Dini Bruinsma             
Elsie Deliz  Fonseca  
Karla Morgan
Vera Lynn
Rana Wilson
Catherine King
Lily Vincent
Janice Hidey (Janimar)
Cory Tompkins
Candida Castleberry
Cynthia Kent Machata
Alicia Marinache 
Linda Anderson
Leah Curtis
Jennifer Reno (JenRen)
Robin Reed
Tanty Sri Hartanti
Lisa Lodge
Ingrid A.
Judy Turner
Gina Hockett
Nelly May
Sonya Stille
Carol D.
Asri Wahyuningsih
Ginger Bishop
Shaiha Williams
Toltec Jewels (Rita, your hostess)

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

New Fall Things...

A lovely fringe-y bracelet:

I love that little peek-a-boo of green in these!

And matching earrings:

(I have been making lots of fringe-y things :))

Next show?  Hastings, September 14th!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

It has been a SHORT summer!!

But I have been working just a little bit :)

 All of these pieces can be found at the Sheldon Art Museum here in Lincoln...

If you want to see more of what I have been up to, please "like" my Facebook page found here.  It is so much easier to post a quick pic on Facebook!  And you can see what I am listing on Etsy sooner :)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Oh....The COVER!!

One of my lovely customers, Jennifer of Jenniflair Jewelry  made the cover of the July Bead Trends book with my beads!!  How exciting!!

Yes...those are my discs gracing the cover of a book!  And...the discs will be on SALE in my shop!!  Soon, peeps.  Soon.