Monday, December 31, 2007

The last beads of 2007:
Sort of Valentine's Day-ish in pink black & vanilla.

The last bracelet of 2007:

Pattern from Carol Dean Sharpe of SandFibers:

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=25439

Of course, I had to add one of my handmade glass buttons to it! Happy New Year, everyone!!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Been on a little vacation, haven't I? Now it's time to buckle down and get some serious work done. I'm very excited about the beads I'm making for 2008--lots of new shapes, colors and textures are coming out of my kiln. I think you're going to like them!! As soon as I nail down a concrete spring schedule, I'll post it here. No more website--all the news and delicious eye-candy will be posted here from now on.
By the way--you really should click on the picture to enlarge it--the layers on this one are outstanding! I just don't know if I can part with it!! Reminds me of an agate slice.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Okay--I've been busy making lots of focal beads and lots of bracelets!! Have to be ready for those spring & summer shows, right? Fringe bracelets--

Leaf II:
Salsa Dance:
I've been making this style bracelet for at least 4 years now and it's still one of my best sellers--so I keep making them!!


Here's the beads for my next three bracelets and also a peek at the focals I've been making. Don't worry--I didn't take them all. There's still plenty of beads left in the box for your creations!!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

See--I can get some work done!

"Blueberry Sparkle":These beauties came out of the kiln this morning and jumped right onto Etsy!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The first of a new series I'm calling "Robotics":
Look for more of these fun little beads soon :)

Sunday, December 02, 2007

The first Christmas present is finished!! A nice stack of four-patch coasters for my mother that will match her living room. I'm pretty happy that it's only December 2nd and I actually have a handmade gift completed :)
My favorite color combo:
On Etsy now--click the link if you want!!

Friday, November 30, 2007


"Junk in the Trunk" glass bead spacer sets on Etsy now!! Get them while they're H-O-T!!
Well, Ayden has been sick and I've not accomplished a thing around here--so I'll leave you with this:

http://www.yaelkrakowski.com/

Up at the top is a "gallery" link--click on that for some wonderful eye-candy that's just not to be missed!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

My newest obsession? Felting!
I love the cozy feel of the felt and the way it contrasts with the hardness of the glass.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Need a gift for your guy? Here it is! Click the Etsy link on the right to purchase--

Friday, November 23, 2007


More yummy things are being listed on Etsy for your Holiday shopping!! Click the link on the right to check it out!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I finally finished this piece--

"Queen of the Dragons"


Close-up of the beads:

Sunday, November 18, 2007

"Bowl of Cherries"

"Orange Marmalade"


"Peanut Butter & Jelly"

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Spacer sets!! This one just got listed on Etsy:


"Watermelon"

Tomorrow look for "Peanut Butter & Jelly", "Bowl of Cherries" and "Orange Marmelade". YUMMY!

Friday, November 16, 2007




This lovely bracelet and earrings have found their way into my Etsy shop!! Click the link to the right to check them out!

Thursday, November 15, 2007


More cool things being listed on Etsy! Click the link on the right to check them out!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

"Shallow Seas"

"Streaker"

I am on a jewelry-making roll, I tell ya!


"Tie One On" lampwork disc necklace series!! Check it out on Etsy, or come to the Artitudes show next weekend in Lincoln to see them all!

Sunday, November 11, 2007


More new beads on Etsy!! Click the link on the right for a peek!

Saturday, November 10, 2007


Another bracelet on Etsy! You may remember this bracelet pattern made up in different colors--I bought the pattern from a woman in France that makes the most fabulous jewelry!! Here's her link: http://www.biloba.canalblog.com/


Friday, November 09, 2007


New items are being listed in my Etsy shop! Be sure to click the link on the right to check them out!!

Anyone want to come and clean all these spacer beads for me????

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

In an effort to get out of cleaning up my studio--I decided to play a bit with a technique that's been on my mind for a couple of years---bangles!! Here's the two I made today:

Group shot:


And the close-ups:


I made two because who wants to wear only one? Maybe I need a third? These were made following Connie Fox's tutorial at http://www.jatayu.com/Default.htm. Oh, well--off to do some cleaning now!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Wow--November already! Hard to believe, isn't it?


This is an order I finished--I just liked the way the picture turned out :) All bones & skulls with this cute little heart set in the midst of it all---

I like my jewelry to be F-U-N!!! So here's some fun, funky-cool little pendant necklaces that will be for sale at my show in Kearney this weekend:

You like?

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Holiday jewelry! Yes, I know it's Halloween, but I have three more shows before I'm finished for the year--


I'll be at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney this Saturday & Sunday--come see me if you're in the area!!