Saturday, October 5, 2013

Look who's on the front cover of Bead Chat Magazine!

Having just returned from vacation, I was surprised to see my beads on the cover of Bead Chat Magazine. My beads can also be seen on pages 10 in a creation by Kaushambi Shah, on 23 in Claire Hasemeier's necklace and in Jean Well's necklace on page 45. Thank you everyone!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New glass! 
For those of you who make jewelry I understand the excitement of getting new beads when I get a package of glass in the mail - especially with new colors I haven't yet tried. The usual purples and greens were accompanied by the new colors of opalescent turquoise, a beautiful caramel color I hope won't lose its color in the flame like so many of it's kind do, and an ivory streaked with deep brown. I can't wait for tomorrow!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

 I actually made a large set of marbled beads in one sitting. A rarity for me! Available in the store.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


 One of our alpine lakes at 8500ft profuse with wildflowers

   High mountain windflower

And drama...

The 26,000 acre Bison fire that started on the 4th of July with a lightning strike one mile east of our house.

We are never in short supply!

Please pray for our firefighters.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

These are made from premium hand pulled Red Roof Tile, ivory and Kronos silver glass. 

I've been on a bit of a disk jag as of late. I hope you'll bear with me. I had a nasty fall hiking a couple of weeks ago and had two bum arms as a result. I'm better now and you'll start to see some of my smaller beads shortly.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

 I have a few new items today but just loved how these turned out. 

Tomorrow I will bore you with my mountain flowers from the alpine Sierra's.

Friday, June 14, 2013

I managed to play with a new glass in the teal range and love how it reacts to some of my favorite silver glasses. No matter how much I beat it up in the flame it remained opalescent. I will definitely be using this glass again in the future!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Feelin' Proud, too...

 Judy of Rigglettes  made it into the Summer issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine by making this beautiful Disc-go Dangles necklace - and she used some of my beads!. Congrats Judy!

Make sure you check out her wonderfully playful creations in her store.

Monday, May 20, 2013

I'm finally back in my shop making beads! Yeahhhh!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

 I played with the little bit of out-of-production ASK Silver Cinnamon I have left and love the rich colors I got! There are some sets of Rustic Saucers available in my shop as well.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I love how these turned out! I didn't make them to go together but after I cleaned them they seem to match so well that I strung them up and listed that way.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I've listed some Artisan Pairs on Etsy today as well as several Rustic Square disks.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

 I thought I would take up some space on my blog today to promote my aunt's new book Legacy since it 
 features my great, great, grandmother Sarah Malone on the cover. My extensive family research was the impetus for this book and I am so proud of my aunt for doing such a great job.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

 Make sure you get on over to Art Bead Scene and check out this month's challenge. I'm one of the sponsors along with D'Arsie Manzella of Mamacita Beadworks.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I've listed a new style in the Rustic Squared disks and some hollows.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

New sets of Rustic Saucers just listed. Starting next week I will have my new line of enameled beads and components available.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I've been playing with lavenders and greens this week and a slightly different shape.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Please check out the giveaways on Lorelei's Blog today!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Another style revisited. I love suggestions of past items I should try again. I love hearing from you guys!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

New beads for today. I love how these turned out and I listed some older styles that I have not made in awhile.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

It's been a long week with me here alone at the homestead. I've just listed a large variety of new beads. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, January 7, 2013

I had to play with some Spring colors even though it is cold and icy here. It definitely made me feel better!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

New beads and and some old styles revisited.

I also will state my New Year's Resolution:

More blog time.
More beads.
More jewelry made.

Hold me to it peeps!