Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

in the pink....

and purple: Little grouping of lentils and a huge focal :) Working, working!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

More classes!

Working on a date for the Goddess Pin class:
any suggestions? This time it will be in my studio in Lincoln :)
And this Lampwork Explosion:will also be a class in my studio for the coming year! It's a take off of Kate McKinnon's "Pearl Explosion".
And on Etsy today, the start of the Valentine's Day beads will feature these sweet little heart big-hole beads for Pandora and the like: Want a different color? Just let me know! Check out my shop later today for these beauties--link is on the right of your screen :)
Oh--and there's FREE SHIPPING on all my heart beads from now until Valentine's Day!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pictures from class....

of the ladies working away on the project:
We had a really good time!

And it's sure nice to be out among the grown-ups :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lots of Goddess kits.....

are ready for the ladies in Grand Island: They're having a private class on Saturday! Very exciting! And I get to have lunch with my mother before the class--extra fun and exciting!

Edited to add--I have already had interest in having this class at my studio--so if you would like to take the class (probably in January, after my surgery) please e-mail me to let me know!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Pearl Explosion.....

from Kate McKinnon's newest book: Pearls from Kate McKinnon:
PMC ring also from Kate. I love this thing--even Ayden thinks it's fun to play with :)
More new beads as well as clearance beads on etsy!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday, December 03, 2010

Are you ready...

for my Open Studio 49??? I am! Lots of beads & kits: Some are half off!!

Ready-to-wear jewelry items:
Two stands of earrings are half off!! What a great gift handmade earrings make!
And do see all those little flags on my bead trays?

All those beads are half off! Wow! Come early for the best selection--I'm opening Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and closing to take a nap at 3:00 p.m. :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lots of discs....

are being made! I love disc beads: I especially love the darker ones--they appear to be black from a distance, but if you look closely, you'll see they're actually a really dark purple. Just lovely.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Need a quick gift?

Husker Trinket Necklaces are only $19.00 each, plus tax! Comes with a handmade glass Husker trinket, one coordinating black and red crystal trinket, on a velvet adjustable necklace. Pick one up at my Open Studio on December 4th, or call in your order now for shipping :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

New beads....

little rounds that have been hand-faceted: And I had to take their picture in the sun:
Lovely, yes? Too bad this is the very last rod of this color. These might be mine, I haven't decided yet :)
Don't forget my Open Studio on December 4th--10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Stay tuned for more info!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Faces....

on the block for you to meet: These guys are larger focals--what do you think? I like the bottom left the best. He's my guy :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Some frit beads....

I've been making: Pressed flat--beautiful for bracelets:
Pics taken in full sun so you can see the gorgeous colors!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

I found my camera......

at last! Now you can see some of my display at the M.O.N.A. show:

Next show--Southwood Lutheran on Saturday!! See you there!

Friday, November 05, 2010


New pictures!! What can I say? I've been busy! I have lots of these wool felt flowers: Fabulous as hair clips or pins.....
And lots of cool new bead embroidered pieces:
Using my handmade glass discs, naturally :)
Lots of lovely things to see this weekend in Kearney--Saturday & Sunday at the Museum of Nebraska Art! See you there :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Here's Ayden....

at the pumpkin patch last weekend!! Windy, but we had a good time :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

One more....

piece has been finished :)
I did make earrings for this one too, but they somehow didn't make it into the picture.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Long break from blogging....

But not from working! Two bead shows and one art & craft show! Here's some of the loot I came home with! Polymer cabs from Jade Dog: Lovely glass leaves, flowers & daggers:
Some ceramic beads:
More leaves & whatnot :

I did actually make lots of beads but they're long gone now! Next--lots and lots of new jewelry to be made for the M.O.N.A. show, and Southwood Lutheran. More pics as pieces are created!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Another lovely set...

of mixed beads is on Etsy tonight...... On sale! Who could resist? And in Fall colors, no less!
I'm still working on making beads for my two shows next weekend, and one the weekend after next. Crazy busy! Add knitting and making jewelry into the mix--oh, and let's not forget about the boy. I need a vacation :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

These beads....

have been listed on Etsy tonight at a great price--go check them out if you have an extra $15.00 to blow :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

All about the....

BEADS!! Finally, some beads to show! For the next three weeks, it has to be about beads! And maybe some jewelry :) Shows--October 9th, Lincoln Bead Bazaar, October 15th & 16th, Des Moines Treasures Show. Gotta get busy and make the BEADS!

But not tomorrow. Tomorrow I'm going to Grand Island to shop the annual "Junk Jaunt". 300 miles of garage & antique sales. With my sister. Too. Much. Fun. Beads after that :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Today, it's all about.....

the boys: This is the newest member.....Rylee:
A little cutie-pie, of course :)
And Mason was over to play:

The boys had a great time, as usual. Now I'm off to make a few beads while it's quiet!!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Busy time...

of year for me--getting ready for the fall shows, and enjoying the cooler weather! I haven't been taking pictures like I should, but today I got a good shot of the boy:and of the girls:

This Sunday is the Aquired Taste II show--will I see you there?

There has also been a new addition to the family--pictures soon :)