I'm Back!! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Hello there! Whew, it's been a while! The software I use to update my website "went away" when I updated my OS…along with a few others. We were considering trying something new, but I couldn't wait any longer so I updated the old one.
more soon after I figure out this new program! So here I am! So busy this year! I will add more soon, but I wanted to let you know I will be teaching a Beginners Glass Bead class at Pacific Art Glass. January 14th and 21st, 2017. It's a 2-day workshop and I am very excited for this opportunity! I will post more shortly…gotta learn a little more of this software. Happy Thanksgiving!buffet

It's a HOT summer around here!

The temps have been in the high 80's lately and now there is a bad fire burning about 50 miles from here. The temps are in the triple digits there! So the sky is an eerie orange/brown'gray. We feel for the fire fighters! I wish I could take them all popsicles! Imagine how nice it would be this little penguin...he looks to be off to a cool place!

Summer is definitely in full swing. Finished another SCUBA show last month. Thank you (sorry it's late) to all who stopped by the booth. Always a fun and busy weekend! As well as after, lots of orders the year! Anyway, next show is the Bead Society of San Diego on August 6th & 7th at the Scottish Rite Center. Another very busy show. And very exciting show news, I will be back in San Diego doing a new show in September called MACNA
This is a show all about aquariums! So if you have an aquarium, or you're interested in them, this is the show for you! I will be in the Atlas room, booth 907. I will be on "Artist Alley" with a bunch of other talented artists! Really looking forward to this. As for the rest of the year, I will be doing a home show first weekend of November. If you live in the general area of Redondo Beach, shoot me an email and I will add yo to that mailing list. Ok, gotta go find a fan and sit in front of it. Enjoy your summer and stay cool!

SCUBA Show 2016!

Hi Everyone! It's my most busy and exciting time of year, SCUBA show time! I am always most inspired, most creative and crazy busy at this time of year. Memorial day weekend, what's that? a holiday? Not for me...it's my non-stop, less than a week before SCUBA show, so no "holiday" for me! I am excited about my new designs and beads this year.I worked on bracelets this weekend, so here is a little teaser.

And for all you frog loving fans, I have a few sea themed frogs too! The SCUBA show takes place on June 4th & 5th at the Long Beach Convention Center. It is a HUGE show, with lots and lots to check out, learn and experience. If you're a diver, or thinking of becoming one, I hope you have the opportunity to check this out. It's one of the best shows in the US!

After the SCUBA show, next stop San Diego in August! I hope to see you at one of my shows. I apologize for not having more (or anything) on my Etsy and Amazon shops. It's really hard to do both the shows and keep up an online shop I love doing the shows and talking with people in person, so that's my priority. I do my best to keep up, but it's tough. I'm a "one gal" business, so I can only do so much.
I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend. Please remember what the weekend is for, and give a little thought and thanks to those who have helped keep peace and freedom.

It's BUSY time again!

I love this time of year! It's my busy season...just finished the Art of Adorning show this past weekend, and Vegas Glasscraft at the beginning of April. And now it's all about the SCUBA show! The ideas for new designs are swirling in my head and I'm ready to dive in! I have been making some new beads in the past couple of months, my most recent are Koalas. I
made two and instantly sold them. I do plan on making more.
My pelican "debuted" at Glasscraft. I made two and immediately sold those. I plan on making more of both designs later this week. I probably won't post them because I'm going to be busy, so if you are interested, email me to see the latest. Then an old favorite, my food chain bead. This is a photo of a new one, bright and happy. I do have a few of these available. The SCUBA show takes place on June 8th and 9th at the Long Beach Convention Center. All the details can be found HERE.
I would like to thank all the folks who stopped by my booth during my last couple of shows. It was great to see everyone, both returning customers as well as the new. I love being able to chat with people about my glass goodies!
Please check back as I will try to post some of my new jewelry as I make it. I will end with a new collection of my "Lotus Frog beads", inspired by my yoga practice...and my love of little fogs.

February 2016

Well hello there! and I guess...happy new year, even though we are halfway through February. But that's how I roll....yep, slow as molasses on my updates! I am just getting back on the torch after a bit of a lull. Not sure what my focus is just yet, besides prepping for my Las Vegas show. I've been practicing some new techniques, so I will share when I feel like I can. Over the holiday I finally played around with some felting and made a couple of fish...my goal is to create small pouches with these....stayed tuned.


This is the second year I chose not to do the Tucson spring show. I feel like there are just too many shows and they are long shows too. But I did go and visit during the show period which was a lot of fun. My mom lives there and it was great to be able to visit and not have to work at the same time. The weather was beautifull! I did take one day to visit the shows and it was great to catch up with a few glass bead buddies.

My show schedule is up to date so I hope I will see you at one of my shows this year. Please email me with any questions, requests or ideas. I love the challenges and the inspirations!