Monday, December 29, 2008

A new series I've been working on:

"Lava Lamps"

These remind me a the '60's lava lamps, with big bubbles swimming in a sea of color, contained with a nice magnifying layer of crystal clear. There's about 18-20 beads in each set of petite beads--the entire strand measure about 7 inches long.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

I'm back!

Everyone have a nice holiday? We visited with lots of family and of course ate lots of food!

I rediscovered a pair of chrome chairs under a layer of dust in my laundry room--I decided instead of taking them to the dump, I would cover them and use them in my studio. So about an hour or two and 1-1/2 yards of Amy Butler's Daisy Chain fabric later, I have these:
Cute, huh? I like them, anyway! Now you can have a seat when you come visit me in my studio! Assuming it ever gets finished, I mean :)

Sunday, December 21, 2008


I'm taking a little break (on purpose this time :)) to enjoy the holidays. Meet me back here in a week or so for lots of pics of new beads for the spring & summer, and hopefully the completion of my studio! I am so ready to get moved out there!!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Holiday ornament stockings! Each has a little space inside, perfect for a bit of cash :) Pattern found in the Winter 2008 issue of "Quilts and More".

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Still Here!

I know, I know--where have I been? Busy making last-minute holiday gifts. And torching a bit, of course :)

I'll be around more in January--getting ready for my shows with new beads like these:
And a few others I'll keep under wraps. Don't want to ruin the surprise & fun of shopping at my booth this spring & summer!!!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

I spent part of Ayden's naptime making this necklace for myself:
No lampwork (imagine it!). Nothing fancy. Just a few of my favorite things--seed beads, pearls, abalone shell and a vintage little bird from one of my mother's necklaces. It also doubles as a bracelet if I'm in the mood. Ayden thinks it's "pretty!" and would like to have it for himself---to chew on, of course :)

Holiday Bargains!

More "Mystery Boxes" from my stash--click my Etsy link on the right to check them out :)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Even though the studio is a long way from being finished, I've decided to start organizing and packing up some of my treasures--like my button jar with a gifted bird resting on top:
Or this jar of glass shells:
Don't you just love a great jar?