Friday, December 28, 2012

New Beadies!!

I've been on a ring thing lately. I love this Southwest combo and the beautiful colors that the glass manufacturers have come out with in the last year.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas to all and may the new year be filled with love, joy and peace!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Just posted the last of the Mismatch sets to my Etsy shop.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Now that the first snows have fallen I have some time to post these pics taken about a month ago. We hiked up above Heenan Lake about 40 minutes from here and visited the Aspen groves where Basque sheepherders spent their summers beginning more than 100 years ago. 

The view from just below the grove where Basque carvings are. You can see the old wagon ruts and a pen on the left side of photo.

Looking up at grove. Fall colors in their prime.

Young trees in grove.

This is one of the two trees with carvings we found still standing in the grove. Sadly the trees with the carvings are dying off. This tree is standing dead.

This is the second and also standing dead. You can see the crack in the bark. As soon as the tree falls it will loose it's bark and the Basque artwork will be lost forever.
There are many wonderful sites on the web for you to see better examples of Basque Arborglyphs.

Monday, November 12, 2012

New Mismatch sets tonight.

Monday, October 29, 2012

A few new items in the store...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Some pretty lavender beads since Fall seems to be behind us here in the mountains.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Rustic Gears in green and gray. A bit of a departure from the warm Fall colors that I've been loving these past couple of weeks.

Monday, October 8, 2012

A few new items on Etsy.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Some fun going on over at Jean A. Wells blog. Head on over for a chance to win this fabulous necklace!

Friday, September 28, 2012

A couple of new items listed for the weekend.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Vacation pics and some glassy goodness:

 Always on the lookout for the unusual, we stayed at a B&B that was converted from an old hospital. Our room was on the top floor facing the ocean with out own private little porch.

One of the residents in the sun on the second floor landing. You'll notice the lack of stairs. I'm glad we hike a lot at home since this ramp is very steep!

The view from our room. The weather was overcast and cool most of our stay but we managed to get some beautiful sunsets.

I mean seriously, what do you do when you're at the beach?

A bazillion little beach agates!

And beach glass!

In hand.

More glassy goodness - a Fresnel lens still in use. I have a thing for lighthouses.

A clear afternoon on the bluffs.

Monday, September 24, 2012

 New listings tonight. Vacation pics tomorrow.

Friday, September 14, 2012

I'm featured today on Art Bead Scene Blog today!! Totally unexpected!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Check out Pretty Things Blog for a book giveaway!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

 Just a few new beads.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Nothing new in the glass shop but this is new in my vintage shop (check below on the left side).

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Something new - "Saucers".

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lots of mixed spacers in my shop. I have used many of the odd lot colors that are now unavailable like Petrified Wood, Tequila Sunrise, River Rock and more.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

 I love the way these turned out!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

In the mood for some Fall colors.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Rustic Odds 'n' Ends available in my shop.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New beads for today:

I haven't made big circles in a while. Rustic and elegant at the same time.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

We are taking a few days off and hittin' the road. We will be heading south on the 395 and will make our first stop at Rock Creek Lakes Resort for an early lunch and then our traditional hike around the lake. A slice of the best pie in the world will top off our visit.

Photo by Tom Kidd

We will then head south to Bishop where we will spend the night after an evening of fishing here
Our meals will be at the Whiskey Creek Restaurant and venues to be announced.
Saturday morning we will troll for trout on Rock Creek Lake and the afternoon will be for antique store browsing (hubby doesn't know this yet). We will head home late Sunday after more fishing and a short hike.
'Til Monday!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New beadies for today.

Streaky Drops - (4) Handmade Lampwork Beads - Russet, Purple, Green

Sunday, August 5, 2012

New pretties just listed.

Chunky Rings - (8) Handmade Lampwork Beads - Russet, Squash

Friday, August 3, 2012

A great giveaway on Lorelei's Blog !

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A super new giveaway on Beads of Clay blog!!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

A few new items before the weekend...

Saturday, July 21, 2012

New items listed. I have been working on a new design and these are the first.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Kristi Bowman Design is having a giveaway! I adore her copper jewelry components and love how they go with some of my beads.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

One box of vintage dug bottle necks in various shades of amethyst found in garbage dumps of Nevada ghost towns.
Oh, the possibilities!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New beads just listed.