Friday, July 1, 2011


Show was wonderful last weekend.  Got to meet lots of new people and even got to meet some of my Etsy customers who came by.  Thanks guys, I loved meeting you in person!

A good friend of mine Melody designed my new business cards and made me this great banner to drape over my table.  Of course it didn't match my old table cloth so I went out looking for some fabric to match it.  My goodness has fabric gotten expensive.  So I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond and in the clearance section found this great woven fabric in the perfect color to match my banner.  I bought two very long ones and sewed them together in the center so the banner would cover the seem.  Then I was able to get a smaller one to drape over the table and the top of the banner.  With coupons and a little sewing work total cost $38.00.  Unfortunately and fortunately when I got to the show my usual 8' x 3' table was replaced by two 5' x 4' tables.  The table cloth was obviously a little short but I wasn't going to complain about getting extra free space so I made it work!  Here are some pictures.

The rack in the center of the table holds a great deal of my focal beads.  My brother Eddie made it for me.  Last year I met Kimberly, from Kimberly's Corner at the show and she was gracious enough to allow me to take a picture of her lampwork racks.  You can check out her beautiful borosilicate beads and her show schedule at Kimberlys Corner.


This is my friend Michelle McCarthy of Firefly Design Studio. We've been to several shows in Pompano Beach. Michelle's a wonderfully creative ceramic artist, please check out her shop on Etsy Firefly Design Studio.

Here's a couple of pictures of her clay beads.  The fish in the center has a hook through its mouth, adorable!

More of Michelle's ceramic beauties.

Some of my new florals listed on Etsy.

New funky matte rounds, Rio Grande.

Some new head pins for the Etsy shop.

I've been doing a lot of beach going lately so I'll be making different shells to add to the Etsy store.  Here are three new Conch Shells.

Enjoy your day,



  1. Love your table setup. And the new beads look fantastic. Plus Michelle's beads look wonderful too. Will have to check out her shop.

  2. Love your beads, and the shell beads are pretty awesome!