Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Beads

Beaches and Birds! I fantasize about warm tropical beaches during these cold winter months. I like to think of these as mini vacations in a bead! :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New November Beads!

I had a great time at the BABE show in San Francisco!  Now I'm getting ready for Tucson in January.  I have some new sea beads to post - they can be found in my Etsy Shop

Friday, November 5, 2010

50 Artists on 50th - Saturday, Nov. 6th

Please stop by and see me at the 50 Artists on 50th Show being held this Saturday November 6th from 10AM - 5PM. The show is being held in the Burroughs Community School, the address is 1601 W. 50th Street, Minneapolis, MN

I did this show last year and there are some really amazing artists at this show.  All kinds of fine art, painting, pottery, jewelry....  I promise you will love it!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

New Postcard Series

This is my new 'Postcards from the Beach' series.  Tiny beach scenes surrounded by ocean waves.  Now listed in my Etsy shop.

Postcard from Maui
Postcard from Oahu

Postcard from Fiji
Postcard from Laguna Beach

Friday, October 22, 2010

Twin Cities Bead Bazaar - this weekend!

Print out and bring this coupon to the Twin Cities Bead Bazaar at the Eisenhower Center in Hopkins, MN this weekend to receive 20% off any one item in my booth!  Hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Hydrangea - new bead set!

A new bead set in purples and pinks "Hydrangea". Come see this bead set and many more at the Twin Cities Bead Bazaar at the Eisenhower Center in Hopkins, MN! Show hours are 10am - 5pm Sat. & Sun.  Watch my blog for coupons this week!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Chocolate Blues

A new bead set in blues and browns "The Chocolate Blues".  Come see this bead set and many more at the Twin Cities Bead Bazaar at the Eisenhower Center in Hopkins, MN! Show hours are 10am - 5pm Sat. & Sun.  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More October Beads

A couple of heavily layered focals and a new bird!  These layered focals take a lot of time but are so full of sparkle and depth that I think they are worth it! Now available in my Etsy shop!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sea Beads

I couldn't live farther from the ocean but I absolutely love it.  I wish I could see it every day....maybe some day I will live closer to it.  :)  I made 'sea beads' the other day - hope you like them!  Now available on Etsy!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Raking Leaves - New Bead Set!

I only had to look in my front yard for inspiration - it's full of beautiful Fall leaves in reds, golds and greens. I used those exact colors for this 'Raking Leaves' set. Now available on Etsy!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

New Birds - October Special!!

These are my new bird pendants/pins.  I'm running a special through October in my online shop - all birds have been reduced to $35 (originally $45).  They come on a sterling silver interchangeable pendant or a simple pin, if preferred at no additional cost.  Hope you like them!

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Necklaces!

I just added three new necklaces to my shop!  Hope you like them!  My September Special is still going - $20 off all necklaces and $10 off all beads!
Sea of Clio

Love Americoral Style

Calm Under the Waves

Homecoming Weekend

It was Homecoming weekend for my son, Addison.  This is him all dressed up for the dance...I don't see him in a suit very often!  
Addison - Homecoming 2010

With his proud Mom.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Anastasia's Class at Arrow Springs

I just got back from attending Anastasia's class at Arrow Springs Glass near Sacramento, California.   Anastasia is from Germany so I didn't want to miss this opportunity to learn from her while she was teaching in the States.  I absolutely loved this class!  The other students I met were super nice and I'm looking forward to staying in touch with them.  Just being immersed in 'all things glass' for two days straight was heaven for me!  Along with fine stringer tree beads, we worked on a lot of sculptural elements ...which was the main reason I wanted to take the class.  I can't wait to practice these techniques and add more 3-D elements to my beads!  Below are pictures of some of the beads I made in class.