Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Well I know this is about as boring as watching some one sleep but this is what I have been up to the last couple of days. Does not really look much different in the back yard for having such big piles in the front yard. The city is supposed to pick this stuff up tomorrow or the next day. Likely as not I will have made the piles bigger by the time they come.

Monday, October 30, 2006

I know you all thought I was in Florida on vacation. I have a jungle and a jumble to deal with. Got to love the fun stuff I can find to do.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Two new brackets I made just before leaving for Marshalltown so you might have seen them already if you were there. No beads the last couple of days as I am trying to get ready to head south to my parents in the Florida panhandle.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Hi again, I just wanted to make sure everyone that might be in the DesMoines area this weekend knows the Bead Bash is actually in Marshalltown, Iowa in the Best Western. So come on out and see all the pretty beads that will be there.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

One last set for the week.

Well here are a couple of new sets that I am taking to Marshalltown Friday. I had another set that I wanted to show but am still having trouble loading pictures.

Well this is what it looked like outside this morning. I have been trying to upload pictures all day and for some reason the computer keeps timing out before I can get them to load. The snow of course has pretty much melted off but it is sure cold and yucky out there. Will try to post some beads now but if not maybe I will be able to get them to load tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Hi there. These are some new beads that I will be taking to the bead show in Marshalltown Iowa this weekend. I love the dragonflies and the new gem beads with them. The gems are hand shaped and I really think they sparkle like gems. The focal beads are etched in each of the sets with the deisgns left shiny. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

This bead was very hard to photograph. Almost as hard as getting just the right things to make it were. I have been playing with combinations for a couple of weeks and am loving the outcome. The shiny leaves on the matte bead and the little rock beads to go with it. Any way watch the next few days for some other neat combos.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Hi this was part of my display this last weekend. I know you can not see the jewelry all that well here on the computer but the wall looked nice in the gallery and the jewelry looked really neat all framed.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Hi there! As you know I have been getting ready to go do the Midwest Lampworkers Guild member show this weekend. It actually runs all month in the Hotshops Gallery in Omaha. I still have to pack and load the van before taking off tomorrow but I thought I would take a minute and show off some of the new bead sets that I have been making. Hope you like them because I really do love these colors. Well the guild show opening is tomorrow night so come on out if you are in the area. The last I heard there were 16 members participating so there should be some wonderful art.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Well these are not beads but I have been experimenting with a new technique that I have been reading about for the past year, and finally got a chance to play with. And they do make nice cabs to bead around. The way the colors swirl together are really neat if I do say so myself. Course they are not perfect yet but hey I am learning something new and playing with a different kiln.