Saturday, September 29, 2012


Last weekend was the Intergalactic Bead show in Pompano Beach, Florida.  I had a wonderful show!  Thank you ladies for coming by and saying hello and even bringing me snacks to keep me going.  You guys are amazing!  I also had a little giveaway during the show and the name I picked out of the basket was, Athena Defeo.  Congratulations!

You wouldn't believe who I met at the show!  I was so excited when I saw her name posted as one of the vendors for the show.  I got to meet Joan Miller of Joan Miller Porcelain.  If you haven't seen her work please head over to her Etsy shop and take a look.  The detail of her pieces will blow you away.  I fell in love with a Dragonfly focal of Joan's and she was so gracious as to trade beads with me.  This is the beautiful piece I received.

Can you believe the details!  I love my dragonflies!

I worked on some new things this week for the Etsy shop.  I had several special orders I had to finish this week so I worked on those first.  Here are some new things I posted.

This was a special set for a customer which has sold but I can make more as a special order.  I do have another acorn currently listed on Etsy.  I had a pair of the Sahara beads listed but those sold.

Sand Dollar Set

 I've been making lots of large hole beads to fit the Pandora, Biagi, Etc.  bracelets lately.  I know some customers are just sliding them through leather or chain to finish a simple necklace.

This is a Regaliz Leather bead called Aztec Treasures.

These are large hole slider beads.  I like to use these to slide over finished Viking Knit bracelets or necklaces.  The work great as links, over thick leather, ribbon, etc.  The hole is approx. 7mm

I had some customers come into the studio during the season looking for beads to fit through their own hoops.  The bead used for the Pandora Style beads was a little too big and heavy to use so I came up with these little bead sets to embellish your own hoops.  I call them "HOOP LOOPS".  I'll have different colors and styles posted on Etsy.  Here are just a couple of the colors.

This was a special order for one of my wonderful Etsy customers this week.  I don't do much encasing these days but I do love how they turned out.


To win a pair of these little gunmetal mouse headpins let me know the name of a Art Bead/Jewelry Artist you've currently discovered who you just love their work.  I will pick a winner next Saturday, October 6th.





Wednesday, September 19, 2012


This weekend is my last Intergalactic Bead Show for 2012.  It's been a great year and I can't wait to see all my friends again.  I've been working on all kinds of new glass and clay beads.  I was able to list some of my new clay beads on Etsy yesterday but the glass beads will have to wait to next week so I can get everything together for the show.  Here's the info on the show this weekend.

Saturday, September 22 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 23 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center
1801 N. E. 6th St.
Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Hope to see you there!

Enjoy your day,


Thursday, September 6, 2012


After a wonderful sale this weekend," THANK YOU", my wheels are turning and I'm creating new beads and headpins to add to my Etsy store.  I've made some new headpin colors and Regaliz beads for the leather bracelets.  Also some new colors in the transparent beads.  Here are some pictures.

Vineyards Sparkle Headpins

Iris Bloom Sparkle Headpins

Japanese Garden Sparkle Headpins

Seascape Sparkle Headpins

Polka Dot Puffy Hearts

These are my Stamen Headpins made in Copper instead of brass

A couple of weekends ago my friends Jenny, Mitzy and Karen drove up to the store to visit and of course we went bead shopping.  When I saw these pewter beads I knew I wanted to make a lampwork headpin for the tail portion.  I thought they would make good earrings but I think they're too heavy.  I think they're better as a pendant.  I'm selling the headpin and the loose fish bead on Etsy.  

Aqua Fish Tail

Amber Fish Tail

Indian Summer Transparent

Gypsy Skirt Transparent

Peacock Feathers Transparent

Brandy Regaliz Bead

This is what it looks like on the leather.

Indian Summer Regaliz Bead

This is what it looks like on the leather.

Iris Bloom Regaliz Bead

Enjoy your day,