Thursday, October 25, 2012


Apple harvest should only last a few more days, then it's back to full time bead making!

This morning we picked apples in the rain.

And it really made me want to be warm and cozy in my studio!

Okay, so I'll have to do a LOT of cleaning before it looks like that again. But first, more beads! 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The best part of being a beadmaker

Do you know what the best part of being a bead maker is?

Even if it's October, and raining, and 11pm ~ I can still pick a bouquet of flowers out of my kiln!


Watch for some of them in my Etsy shop tomorrow :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Artist Spotlight


I have this customer.... 
okay she started as a customer, but she's turned into that fun, crazy friend that you know you'll eventually wind up in jail with!

Anyway ~ she makes some absolutely beautiful and incredibly affordable jewelry and I want to make sure everybody knows about her!

First, she makes these great barefoot sandals!  I have 2 pairs and they are a fun and flirty addition to any summer outfit!
Barefoot Sandals Foot Jewelry Juicy Orange Beaded Swarovski Fire Opal Siam Drops

She also has tons of fun bracelets:

Red Leather Cord Sterling Silver Tube And Beaded Bracelet
Red Leather Sterling Silver Tube
This one I gave to a friend and she
loves it! Lightweight and goes with
Mens-Topaz November Birthstone Swarovski Leather Wrap Bracelet
I bought one like this for myself, but
my 12 year old daughter promptly 
comandeered it because it was
"girl on fire". She wears it all the time!

And of course ~ she uses some lampwork in her designs :)
Flowers For Rue Lampwork Sterling Silver Necklace
Flowers for Rue
Old Glory Lampwork Beaded Black Leather Bracelet
Old Glory
So there you have it ~ quality, affordable, sparkly jewelry from a talented lady with a first rate shop! 

The Holidays are coming up fast, so get started now!

Also, check out FamilyManJewels for a great gift for the men in your life!

Monday, October 15, 2012


I've been wanting to make rings out of my beads for a long time, and I've also been looking for a new use for my square beads.


I'm so excited about these :)

Here's a close up

You know I'm going to be making more of these!
They really are fun to make, fun to wear, and way easier than I thought.

If I can get a friend to do some photography for me, I might just put up a quick free tutorial. Stay tuned!

Here's the song that's been stuck in my head all week ~ enjoy!