Sunday, August 30, 2009


is the name of this new series:
Thanks, girly (you know who you are:) for the inspiration!

I'm having surgery on Tuesday, so I won't be around much next week. See you soon!!

Friday, August 28, 2009


cupcakes were made this week:
Here's one all done up into a pendant:

The perfect birthday gift, if I do say so myself :)
It's my last Saturday at the Piedmont Farmer's Market--come see me, why don't you? I have lots of cool things!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I have earring pairs for you to choose from!
I have lots of little discs too. Better come out to see me on my last Saturday at the Piedmont Farmer's Market!
And the guys got this far on the garage today:In the rain, of course :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Speaking of...

earrings:) Here's a few I finished yesterday:
So that's the long & short of it.

Monday, August 24, 2009


around with Mary's dodecahedron beaded bead: I decided I needed to make a crystal one for my ring :) More on the beaded bead here:

And here's Ayden today, with a little chocolate in the corners of his lips:
Helping his grandma lay out beads for new earrings. More on that tomorrow, I hope!

For those of you...

who might have missed it: this lovely set of "Hearts & Hollows" was listed on Etsy this weekend. Need them? Want them? Click my Etsy on the right and go buy them!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

New things...

are being made. Like these drop earrings: And more petite earrings:

I've also been working on a piece of right angle weave:
Made out of size 11 and size 15 seed beads! It feels like chainmail or a piece of heavy fabric--very cool :) From the new Marcia DeCoster book.

Friday, August 21, 2009

What's new?

This is what I've been doing today....

Listing beads on Etsy: Playing outside with Ayden:

And picking up my new car:

Yes, I will be at the Piedmont Farmer's Market tomorrow--but I'll be driving the Saturn if you're looking for me :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009


is in full bloom:
outside my studio :) It really loves the cooler weather!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Earrings.....

are being made for my next couple of art shows: I just love these petite little things! I think a pair will be made in every color :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Clearance Lentils....

on sale in the Etsy shop now:
More will be listed later on tonight:)

Pagoda class

number 2! Donna and Christina working away: And here's Mary:
We had a good time, of course :)

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Finally--this year's batch of pumpkins are being created! I have earrings pairs:
And some bigger guys:All will be on Etsy later today :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


it's that time of year again when I start making leaves:

The sun lands on my work table at just the right time for pictures :)

There is still room for one or two more in the second "Pagoda Pendant" workshop! Check out the info and pics on the right of your screen :)

Saturday, August 08, 2009


a success! I think everyone had a good time, anyway :) Lots of "Pagoda Pendants" were completed. I had lost my memory card for my camera, so I couldn't even take any pictures! So bummed! Of course, it has reappeared now. Oh, well. Here's what I made today:
Ramdom caps. Haven't decided what I'm making them for, but I sure do love making them!

Next week--look for lots of stuff to be listed in my Etsy shop!!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009


Are ready to be chosen! These babies took some time, being that each one is different and unique :) The Studio Workshop is this Saturday--can't wait!! It's going to be a blast!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009


..from Hastings! A very good show, of course. Thanks to everyone that came out to see the artists :)

I scored this change-a-bead ring at the show:
and immediately had to go through my bead trays for beads that will fit. I chose these bright, fun ones for the remainder of summer. Next, I'll have to make a cool fall one to go on.

This week, I'll be making lots of super-cute kits for my workshops! Did youknow that each kit will be different, so when you make your Pagoda Pendant, it will be unique to you? There's still a bit of space left in my re-run workshop on the 16th if you want to get in! E-mail me :)