What a weekend!

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Whew! Now THAT was a busy weekend! I did two shows, Saturday, the Bead Society of OC at the Bower's Museum and Sunday, the LA Bead Society Spring Fair in Culver City. I am a bit tired today, but gotta keep the steam! Now it's time to make jewelry, lots and lots of jewelry! It's SCUBA show time again! I will still be on the torch and taking orders...but please be patient with me through emails...I may be a little slow returning them.

Thanks to everyone I saw at both shows, both new and returning customers. I appreciate your support of my glass bead obsession!! See all you fish bead loving divers in June!

Bead Society of Los Angeles Bead Bazaar

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The Bead Society of L.A. is hosting their  semi-annual  Spring Bead Bazaar Sunday, April 29th at the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium in Culver City. The bazaar is open from 10 to 5pm. There is plenty of free parking and a small fee to get in. Click on the link above for more info. I have been working on lots of cute kitties and of course, more shells! If you are a glass bead maker and would like to make a conch shell, like the one pictured here, check out the latest issue of Bead Unique magazine for my conch shell tutorial!

New Web Host, hopefully it's working....

Bear with us... we've moved this website to a new host. Hopefully everything (especially the Gallery!) will load a lot more quickly and run more reliably, but there may be some broken links or delayed email.
Be sure to check out the progress of the Leatherback turtles!
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Turtles!

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Roger is always finding cool websites, and this one is no exception! The Great Turtle Race is a REAL race with REAL turtles! The leatherback turtles have used the beaches of Costa Rica to lay their eggs for years. Unfortunately, the leatherbacks are near extinction from people stealing the eggs from the nests. (more info here) With the support from several large company sponsors, the turtles have been tagged and their journey to the Galapogos Islands is being tracked. It's a lot of fun to check out the progress of each turtle. I have chosen Purple Lightening just because, well, I like purple! But I truly support ALL the turtles. Check out race!

Back from Vegas! Check out all the new photos....

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The Las Vegas Glass Craft & Bead Expo was a BLAST! My sister Lisa, pictured here with me, came out to help me with my booth AND my gambling luck! She brings "Pony" (her "stuffed" one) for luck and it seems to work for her. It always amazes me that she wins on slot machines, so this year, I tired my luck and it worked for me too! YAY! But enough about that...let's talk GLASS!
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There were several amazing artists like my friend Beau Tsai (I wish he had a website!) who makes incredible glass animal sculptures, Deb Crowley of big, beautiful fish fame, Leah Faribanks with her gorgeous floral and jeweled beads and then I got to meet the Mazet boys! Josh and Ely Mazet of Mazet Studios, create amazing boro critters and marbles. I was lucky enough to bring home this gorgeous sea slug made by Josh.

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When I returned home, I had to get ready for a small craft fair, which meant stringing up beads. I was actually glad I had not sold this extra large scallop shell since I had this idea for a necklace. It turned out pretty nice, in fact I didn't display it at the show because I like ot too much. I made another yesterday in a soft, aqua color, put it out today and sold it! I didn't even get a photo!
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While making jewelry, Sebastian once again tried to help. Look at him! All he's thinking about is how much closer he can get to my bead board and what can he "help" with. I also put together several new pairs of my little fishie earrings.
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I promise to get photos up with in the next week. Okay, I hope this has brought you up to date...now I gotta go do my taxes...and make more beads!