Tuesday, December 08, 2015

A Facebook Jewelry Showcase

Yes another group showcase in a Facebook group.  This is a showcase of my jewelry and there are a lot of things posted right now and the showcase lasts for 2 days so there will be many more I am sure.  This is the Stylized Artistic Jewelry Jamboree group and I would love it if you would stop by and take a look. 

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Facebook Group Showcase.

Time just flies by I seem to forget to post here like I want to.  Tonight I realized I didn't even do a post about my showcase in the Facebook group Glass Open Market.  You have to belong to the group to see the posts but if you are interested the entire wall is filled with my beads until tomorrow night at 9pm.  Stop by and check it out.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/GlassOpenMarket/

Friday, September 25, 2015

Quilt Week

We are headed to Quilt Week in Des Moines IA tomorrow.  I cannot wait I have never been a vendor at an AQS show before.  If you are in the area please come and say hello. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


 As always it has been forever since I updated this blog.  These are some new daffodil style flower beads I have been playing with.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

In the next 2 weeks I will be having online trunk shows or showcases in 2 different Facebook Groups. First up will be Artisans Open Market https://www.facebook.com/groups/AOMLampworkGlass/ on August 19th and 20th. The following week will be Lampwork Bazaar https://www.facebook.com/groups/lampworkbazaar/ on August 26th and 27th. You have to be a member of these groups to view the showcase and if you are not a member already I sure hope you will join and take a look at all the new beads I have been making. There will be a preview photo coming soon to the page.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Spring has sprung.

 Spring has sprung here in South Dakota.  We are finally having warm weather and some rain.  I made lots of pretty posies in lots of colors.
And some even have lots of colors all in one flower.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Long Focal Beads

I have not made long focal beads in a while.  I had so much fun playing with them for almost 2 days. These are all 2 inches long or longer.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

New jewelry

 I do make jewelry once in a while.  I got these done in time to bring to Milwaukee.  I wanted to highlight this style of bead.
 Most of the time I make beads and when they are done I see a piece of jewelry in them, very seldom do I have the idea and then go make the beads as I did with this piece.
I of course had to make earrings to go with the necklace. And just like the Saturn beads yesterday these earrings would not play nice while having their photo made.

Friday, June 05, 2015

Saturn Beads

Saturn beads are just ornery when you want to take their picture.  They wiggle all over and will not lay nice and neat for the photo.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Modern Art Faces

I have not had a one of these since the Tucson Bead show.  Glad I got some made.  We are setting up at Bead and Button today and the Market Opens tonight for registered attendees.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Etched Beads

 I so want to make these beads in every single color I can.  I love them they are small but bigger than a spacer.
They have a colored core under clear and then are etched.  They just have such a wonderful soft look to them.

Monday, June 01, 2015

Turquoise and Ivory

Another bunch of classic dot beads. These in turquoise and ivory.  I etched these but some I left shinny.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

New Pendants

Some big pendant pieces I am trying out for my prehistoric series. They are etched and big, so we will have to see if people like them. Wish I had more time I would make a new necklace with one.

Friday, May 29, 2015

New Earrings

Almost as soon as we get back from #thebeadandbuttonshow I have an art show to do. So while the kiln was cooling the other day I made some fun little earrings. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Big tapered cones.

These big tapered cones are about all I have ready.  I am guessing that is not going to be enough.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Nice Bright colors

These are so much fun to make.  I love finding out which colors just pop against one another. I etched a batch of these as well and love them too.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

I have also been...........

...........etching beads like a crazy person.  Seems like for ever 3 beads I make I etch 2 of them. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bead and Button Preparation is............

..........in full swing.  I will be a vendor for the first time this year and I have been very busy making beads and changing my booth some.  If you are coming to the show I will be in booth #209.  Please come by and say hello.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Some bright colored Baubles.......

  ...........were also finished up in time to make the trip to #STITCHESSouth
 Since the Market Place opens this afternoon for the attendees I sure hope a few of you will stop by the booth and see all the new things I have made since last year in Atlanta.
The baubles of course had to have matching earrings.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Some purple necklaces.

 I made this simple little purple necklace.
 And then had to make one a bit more complicated.
And earrings to match.  All headed for #STITCHESSouth

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Another necklace...........

 .............headed to Nashville for #STITCHESSouth  http://www.knittinguniverse.com/south2015
 The parts and pieces for this piece have been together on my work table for ages and ages.  I just finally took some time to make jewelry.
 I just love the soft texture the mat finish beads give the piece.  The stacked blue lampwork flower just stands out.
And of course we have earrings.

Monday, April 20, 2015

A new necklace

 I have been working this last week to make some new jewelry to take with me to Stitches South.
 I finished up this necklace and earrings to match just yesterday in time to take some pictures to show it off before heading for Nashville.
 This one does not have a name yet but some how seems to belong in my Suessology Series.  I think it  is the black with the bright colors that makes me think this.
With a big necklace I usually just make some little earrings and these cuties are all of about an inch long.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Something New at Stitches South...

 .......a stitch marker swap.  Stitches South is a great knitting event that we have been vendors at the last few years.  This year for the first time we are going to have a big stitch marker swap.  There is a big thread on Ravelry all about both Stitches and about the swap.
The first batch of beads I could not seem to make up my mind what I wanted to make up for the swap and the second batch I did some of my favorite saucer beads in brights.  I think I am at about 130 done so will probably make about 20 more.

Friday, April 10, 2015

New Necklace

 The beads for this necklace have been laying on my work table for almost a year all set aside to make this necklace up.  I seem to not be giving myself time to make new jewelry.
 That is something that I just really must change.  I love making jewelry. 
I did get this piece ready in time to bring it to Omaha for the show.  So come and see it for yourself. It is so much nicer in person. I just can not seem to take great pictures of these large necklaces.  Of course we have also had rainy drizzly days all week which does not help.
I almost forgot I did make some new earrings to go with the necklace.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Omaha bead Show and kit samples.

 Well we are heading out again to the Omaha Bead Affair and I wanted to catch you up on what I have been doing.  While we were in Minneapolis I sold the last kit sample for my Party Pendant Kit, I of course forgot this and went off to Madison without a single sample to show. 
I set out to make one but four just seemed to pop up off my work table.  Of course my samples are always for sale, I am just making sure I have one to show off this weekend.