Thursday, August 28, 2008

Whoever dies with the most wins!

Do you think I have enough beads? Yes, I made everyone of them and there is another shoe box full that I didn't even get to. I ran out of jewelry trays. Why is it that when I start getting ready for shows that I don't feel like I have enough beads made? If you have the answer, please let me know.

Color Choices

My color choices seem to go in phases. I tend to gravitate towards the earthy shades first. I love greens and shades of turquoise. This bead didn't turn out the way I planned but I like it anyway. I am going to take a group photograph of all the beads that are going with me to the upcoming trunk shows. I am not sure I can get them all in one shot but this should be interesting.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Upcoming Shows

Fall is right around the corner which translates into "busy". My ISGB chapter is doing lots of Trunk Shows at the local bead stores which are great fun. The Market Street Fine Art Show is the only outdoor show that I am participating in. The weather is always risky so hopefully it will not rain this year on that date. I am among the featured artists for the month of November at the Potter's Guild Shop and Gallery. We will be in our new location by then and I will send out an announcement when we move. Here is a schedule of upcoming events. Have a great week!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Antique Keys

My friend went to Canton and I asked her to pick up some skeleton keys for me. I now wish I had requested more. I am sure this is a trend but I think these would look great in numerous ways. I need to go antique shopping!

My first trunk show of the season is Saturday Auguest 20! Look for details tomorrow.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

I wish I could sleep like this

My next door neighbor's kitty sleeps in the strangest places. He has wedged himself up next to the brick wall on the front porch and didn't even wake up when I opened the door. He is the sweetest cat and I brush him everyday to keep that long hair tangle free.

Friday, August 15, 2008


Silver reacts with glass and you never know exactly what you are going to get. I had to order some more and I hope I don't run out before it arrives. Lately, I can't seem to make a bead without picking up the fine silver. This bead is hard to photograph due to the iridescence from the silver but I hope I have captured some of it. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Something New!

I have had this idea in my head for quite a while and finally put it together. About 3 years ago, I took a PMC class and made the silver pendant. It was a fun class but I decided that I would stick with the glass and let others do the PMC. This is fun to wear because it makes little jingling noises when you move it around.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Gearing up for Fall

This time of year always creeps up on me and I start to feel panicked if I don't have a lot of work ready for Fall show season. Last week my son was here having his wisdom teeth extracted and I am glad we have that behind us. I missed a good photo shoot opportunity but I don't think he would have approved.

This is the beginning of more to come. I will post the show dates soon.

Monday, August 04, 2008


I am not sure what happened to the weekend but I did manage to get one bead made that I actually like. We are expecting a tropical storm to hit tomorrow so hopefully all we will get is the much needed rain and temperatures below 100 degrees.