Saturday, March 26, 2011


Things have gotten a little crazy lately with bead shows and craft shows.  I have some new things I've listed this week on Etsy I wanted to share with you.  Lots of pictures!

Some new Pandora, Biagi, Troll Style beads on Havana Beads.

These cones are great to use with bead work and cording.

These smaller focal beads are great for smaller necklaces, beaded bracelets, bangles, etc.

This is a large organic focal bead.

These are my etched plates on the following earrings.  All have been etched, antiqued, tumbled and a coat of wax added for protection.  These can be found listed on Gentle Wind Designs on Etsy.  The stone above is a really pretty faceted opalite.  Color is much prettier in person.

These earrings have a pretty faceted Botswana agate dangle

These are my lampwork beads.  These beads in the light have the most magnificent colors in them.

Tree of life earrings with faceted light blue chalcedony beads.

These ethnic style beads have pretty African wood beads as dangles.

If you're local, come see me tomorrow at Victoria Park in Fort Lauderdale.

Art and Jazz in The Park Event
Sunday, March 27, 2010
12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
Corner of Broward and Victoria Park, Fort Lauderdale

Enjoy your day,


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Down the Street Bead Show

I've been working on new frit combinations lately for earrings since you guys love the earring pairs I've been selling.  I'm going to be at the Down the Street Bead Show this weekend and I'm bringing some finished earrings for inspiration.  All the beads to make these earrings will be available.  I also have new antiqued brass, copper and sterling silver ear hooks.  My Havana Beads store will be on Vacation Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  I place my store on vacation when I do shows because I have a lot of "One of a Kind" focal beads.  Here's the info. for the show if you're local:

Down the Street Bead Show
March 18 - 20th
Elks Lodge
700 N.E. 10th Street
Pompano Beach, FL

Friday from 12 - 6 p.m.
Saturday from 10 - 6 p.m.
Sunday from 10 - 2 p.m.

Click below for a $1.00 off Admission coupon
$1.00 Discount Coupon

Here's a little preview of some of the earrings:

Hope to see you there!

Enjoy your day,


Sunday, March 13, 2011

New Beads and New Blooms

I just posted lots of new beads at my Etsy store this morning.  I went outside yesterday to take pictures and noticed that my orchids where calling me to notice them.  They are so very wonderful this time of year, so I took some pictures to share with you.

These are a very pale yellow color.

These are pure white.

These are so showy, and my favorite.

Made another bunny with a heart since the other one sold.

I love how these turned out, they look like they have raindrops on them.

A little spring color with this small focal and sugar beads.

I posted some favorite earring pair beads on Etsy.  These are new colors I've added to my collection.

The following three pictures are of the same floral focal bead.  I took different pictures so you could see the different flowers all around the bead.

These are great for earrings or to use as little charms on necklaces or bracelets.

Another floral focal bead in yellows, amber and ivory.  Next three pictures are of the same bead.

Well thats all folks!  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog.

Enjoy your day,


Monday, March 7, 2011


I thought after the big show this weekend I'd take the day off today from lampworking and maybe do a little jewelry making.  My well thought out plan didn't pan out.  I had a great deal of orders to catch up and I don't like to have my customers waiting . So I thought a couple of hours of lampworking and I'll be all caught up.  Well, the thing with me and lampwork is once I start I have a hard time stopping.  I start thinking of this and that and 5 hours later I'm still lampworking.  Anyways, I love it so it's totally o.k.  I did take some pictures of some beads I made last week and posted them on Etsy today.

Little etched acorn.

This is Gillan my newest fish, and I love his coloring, very pretty.

This is Mitsy, isn't she sweet?

This is Rusty, cousin to Ginger who recently sold.  How silly am I, but they are so funny with their little faces and expressions.

Pugsby, don't get me started on him, he totally cracks me up.

This little key has little mouse ears with pink polka dots on both sides.

These Ocean View beads have been really well received so I made another set.

This is a new lentil design I made for the show this weekend.

I sold a great deal of flower beads at the show this weekend.  Of the new ones this is the only one I have left. It's packed all around with flowers.  I took some pictures with the bead on a slant so you could see the flowers on the top and bottom of the bead.

These are my new bunny beads with a little pink rose or a little red heart.

That's all the show and tell for today, enjoy your evening!


We Have a Winner!

Pinky the fish has found a new home with #19, Kayzkreationz.  Contact me at with your address and I'll send her off to her new home.  I wanted to take a chance now to thank all of my wonderful customers who came by this weekend to see me at the Intergalactic Bead Show.  You guys are the best!  I had a very good show and your support and following is so greatly appreciated.  THANK YOU!

Enjoy your day,


Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I am feverishly working to fill 11 trays and a huge display of focals with beads for this weekend.  Come by and see me if you're local.  I have lots of new frit beads, lentils, enameled beads, enameled head pins, lampwork headpins, vintage skeleton keys with cute little lampwork beads on them, and a partridge in a pear tree.  "What was that?"  No, no partridge in a pear tree.  Here's a little peek of some of the things I'm bringing along.

Intergalactic Bead Show

Sat, March 05, 2011 - Sun, March 06, 2011
Emma Lou Olson Civic Center
1801 N. E. 6th St.
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
If you can attend here's a link to get $2.00 off
Hope to see you there,