L.A. Bead Bazaar, Oct. 25th...

The Los Angeles Bead Society will hoold their semi-annual bead bazaar next Sunday, October 25th from 10 to 5 pm. Click HERE for more details. I have been busy making all the usuals, plus lots of new designs and color combos. I will be in my usual spot, first booth on the right as you enter the main hall. Hope to see you there!

Last weekend I was up in Chinook WA with my friends Marion Ogle and Vickie Branch of M&D Designs. This is one of my favorite places to be! And some of my favorite people to hang out with. Actually, I went there to teach my Sea of Techniques and Fishing 101 class, but I learned new things myself! Marion's husband, Pat, taught me how to BLOW seashells! Yes, I blew glass! Not my usual way of making shells, plus I was using boro. These are the two shells I made. Then Vickie taught me how to viking knit wire....so be on the lookout for jewelry using this technique pretty soon!.
My first and last day there I was treated to a tour of the WA coast, including Cape Diisappoinment (funny name, far from disappointing!), all the way up to Mt St. Helen's. Can you tell I was little cold? It was a very good weekend. I always enjoy visiting M&D Designs and hanging with the family and friends. By the way, M&D is stock full of all the 104 colors, Bullseye, boro and all the tools....just in case you want to go shopping...they ship!
Blackie, the new studio kitty was purr-fectly content to sit (sleep) in a room with 9 torches...what a happy warm place for a kitty!