Summer at the beach...

I love summer! I know that living here in So Cal is kind of like living in summer most of the year. But there is a whole different feel. I like hearing the kids playing, I love the longer days of sunlight and all the fresh, wonderful fruits and veggies in their peak time. Summer is just a nice time of year. But half way through it gets to be busy time for me.

This year I will be teaching and attending the ISGB Gathering in Seattle, WA. This will be my 4th Gathering and I look forward to the conference as well as hanging with my good friend, Hayley Tsang Sather. Hayley lives in San Francisco, so we don’t get to see each other often. But we make the most of our weekend with the conference, plus wining and dining. (and with wining, I don’t mean complaining!)

Okay, enough of all that personal stuff, what the heck have I been working on?? Recently I made this very cool bottle stopper that I call California Kelp Forest. I also took this very pretty purple turtle bead and created a fun copper and amethyst crystal necklace.

I have quite a few pieces that will be featured in Bead Studio Magazine in the next few months. So please check that out too! One of these days… (sigh)....I will get more bead pics up on my gallery page.

Upcoming shows….I will be showing at the Gathering bead bazaar in Seattle on July 28th. This show free admission and is open to the public. It is ALL lamp work artists! no pearls, no imports, so findings….all GLASS! It’s pretty amazing and there is no other show like it in the world! The following weekend I will back at the San Diego Bead Society annual bead bazaar on August 4th & 5th. Always a fun show. So stop by if you are anywhere near by and say hello. Always tons more at my booth than what I have on the website!

Anyone in the Phoenix area want to take my class? Spots are still available. Please check it out HERE!