Busy, busy, busy!

With three shows coming up practically back to back....I have been keeping myself pretty dang busy! I apologize to those I have had to delay orders until September, but I can only make so many beads! As some of you know, I did sneak out of town for a few days...headed up to Seattle with Roger so he could go fishing with his buddy, Brian. While they were floating around the sound, I got to explore the many glass options in the area, which included the Tacoma Museum of Art for Chihuly, Olympic Color Rods and the highlight, the Seattle Glassblowing Studios.
I was lucky enough to catch their artists making a big clown fish sculpture! It was so cool to watch them make a critter I make, only 100 times bigger! The gallery at the studio was bursting with color!

Back to the bead making, I have been busy making all the usual critters, along with a few new surprises...Stay tuned, soon to be revealed!

New frogs are always being made, including the two here, Amber (above) and Gertrude, who I especially like with the ochre colors glass. Click on either photo for more info on each bead.

BTW, Roger and Brian got a total of 5 silver salmon and over a dozen yummy Dungeness crabs. We ate VERY well while in Seattle and thanks again to Brian and his wonderful family for putting us up for a few days. We very well may see you again, same time next year?

Show Schedule:
Bead Society of San Diego County Bead Bazaar: August 2nd & 3rd, I will have my usual booth and also, will be demoing making a fish bead, one each day!
The Gathering Bead Bazaar, Oakland, CA: August 9th
Tucson Fall Best Bead Show: September 5th, 6th & 7th