Tuesday, October 03, 2017

No business like show business

Not really:). Did a little local show here a couple weeks ago.  Not my best, let me tell you.  Seems like shows are just going downhill these days.  Too easy to order online.  

I confess, I prefer to order online as well.  No need to leave the house.  Get dressed?  Ugh.  

But there is something to be said about seeing the work up close and personal.  Fondling the beads in my case;). I got to educate a lot of people about my art, and got some nice feedback.  That being said, compliments to not feed the kiddos, am I right, fellow artists?  

So next time you go to an art show, or craft fair, spend a little of your hard-earned money.  Show the artists some love:)


As for me, I will be listing a ton of work in my online shop .  Go have a look, yes?  

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Starfish and Butterflies!

Spent a day or two working on my Huib Petersen projects...

Starfish....pic with my hand for size...he's HUGE!

And the butterfly is finished...also HUGE!

And just because I feel the need to be different, I will be adding in some of my lampwork beads to complete the necklace.  Here's a peek at what I have so far:

Now I have got to put this away and start working on pieces for sale!  I have two shows the next two weekends...April 11-12 is the Omaha Bead Affair.  April 18-19 is the handmade Omaha Spring Show!  Busy, busy:). 

Monday, March 30, 2015


I know, I know.  Hard to believe I am working with pastel colors.  

Spring is getting to me, apparently:). flowers with coordinating spacers.  

And LOTS of cabs are being made.  Lots.  

Next show...Omaha Bead Show,  April 11.  I will be running a show special...all BEAD orders over $100.00 will receive 10% off!   

Contact me if you would like information and I will send you the coupon!

Friday, January 30, 2015


Okay...so I confess!  I think hearts are awesome no matter the time of year!

I mean...who does not enjoy a little love?

Of course I make more hearts in February than any other time of year...so much inspiration!  They are everywhere!  

Anyways...enjoy these hearts.  Straight from the kiln and soon to be in Iowa (feb21) and in my shops any day now!

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Time for my nightly cuppa....

Is there anything like a hot chai tea when the wind is blowing and the snow is falling?

Ayden and I broke away for some Mommy time at the movies today...Big Hero 6.  Excellent.  I recommend.

All and all a successful day.  Kiddos.  Sales.  A good day.  I'll take it.  Now......bedtime.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Made on copper wires, about 4" long.  Lots of room to get crazy with your wraps;)

These are a bit Chihuly inspired

And of course some leaves!

I have a nice handful of each type ready for my next show.  I will no doubt be listing some on Etsy as well.  In time, folks!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Looooong break!

Long time no see!  I am going to try to do better for 2015.  A tiny goal, for sure.  But a goal nonetheless.  If you want weekly-sometimes-daily updates, like my Facebook page!  Jodie Marshall Lampwork Beads.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Been busy...

Making earrings:

Looooong earrings!

To fill up this cool new display piece:

It is an old handmade case that used to hold sewing supplies.  I have re-vamped it to hold earrings and the like:)

I will be in Hastings at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 13th......lots of new beads and jewelry!!!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Beads and School

Well.....school has started!  Which gives me a bit more time to make beads!!!!  These were made last night:

Ayden's first day of 2nd grade:

He's getting so big!  Time flies:)

Friday, May 30, 2014

Stinky Dog Bead Challenge Reveal!!

Reveal Day!

First, a necklace, of course!  I used the large ring, inserted a button, then hung the gorgeous bird from it:

After I finished the necklace, I went on an earring-making binge:).

First pair:

Second (and favorite) pair:


I had to get out some seed beads for the third pair:


The double-hole beads were a bit of a challenge, but I managed to pull these out:


Finally, a full shot of the necklace:

Here is a list of the other participants...be sure to check out what they made!!