Busy, busy, busy!

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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.
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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!
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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

Happy 4th of July!

I want to thank everyone who visited my booth at the 2008 Long Beach SCUBA Show! Another record attendance, over 11,000 people! It was unusually hot, so being inside scuba booth an air conditioned convention hall was the place to be! I also want to thank my husband, Roger, who helps me at this show (it's the only one he'll do!) and my good friends, Margaret and Kathi, who helped me take care of the booth. I really could not do this show alone, so I greatly appreciate their help! Also, Rickie Voges of Rickie Voges Designs. for creating some absolutely gorgeous jewelry using my beads, as well as some other talented glass artists. I thought that was a nice fresh touch to the collection this year.

Ever wonder where the name "Jujee" came from? The secret is revealed...Click on my photo above to see my interview for Dive Matrix! My buddy Ken Kopp from Dive Matrix did a nice job interviewing several vendors...check them all out HERE!

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So, moving on to the next show...the San Diego Bead Bazaar put on by the BSSDC, August 2nd & 3rd. This is one of my (many) favorite shows to do. It's a big show, with lots of great vendors, plus I get to spend the weekend with my sister, Lisa, who also helps me out at the show. And right after that, I am going to The Gathering which is a HUGE glass beadmaker conference. This year it will be held in Oakland CA, so I am finally able to attend! On Saturday, August 9th, I will have a table at the one day bead bazaar at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center. This is the MOST amazing gathering of glass artists from all over the world! So if you are into glass beads, better make your plans now!
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Well, I have lots to get made. BUT, sometime with in the next couple of months I PROMISE to update my web gallery. I know I have said this many times, but it is just been too neglected, and I will make the time to put up new pics....even beads that are available! So keep checking back...or email me and bug me about it!