Saturday, February 26, 2011


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Look, my forget-me-not bracelet was featured in a Etsy sweet xo

Friday, February 25, 2011

What's up Doc?

What's up doc?

Well, actually quite a bit...
Filling DOTM orders, working on a few special requests and working on something I think everyone will be happy about, but more about that next week.

I've also had some requests for larger size bracelets like the "dog bones bracelet" that I posted on Feb. 18th post.
A few weeks ago I bought some bulk sterling silver links for my customers that only wear sterling. Unfortunately silver prices are at an all time high,'s CRAZY!
So I also wanted to find a less expensive chain in bulk. Yesterday I think I did! So that's good news!
So hopefully I'll have the "Dog Bones" bracelets in larger sizes soon!

Have a nice weekend...
I'll be spending mine with family, celebrating my dad's birthday!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Subliminal Message

Subliminal Message

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I confess...
I don't like watching the news. Never have.
To me it seems to be all doom and gloom.
Because of this, I don't watch it (much)
My dad says I have my head in the sand (I think that's the term he uses)
My dad loves watching the news.
But, I think sometimes ignorance is bliss...
Don't get me wrong, if there is something I can do about it, sign me up!
Like a charity auction or a local car wash for someone in need.
But watching news on a daily basis, I just can't do it...

How about you, do you watch the news?

Monday, February 21, 2011

A fork in the road

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My son Anthony's hobby while in college was photography. He loved it.
So, when Anthony graduated college last year with degree in Molecular Biology, we were not all that surprised that he wanted to follow his love and give photography a try (full time)
He is now working as a freelance photographer for a few truck/car magazines and he loves his job.
We could not be more proud of's to following your dreams.

Saturday, February 19, 2011




Woke up to this white stuff I think you East coasters call snow?
It's a treat for us that live in California...I'm thinking snowcones for breakfast.

Friday, February 18, 2011

It's coming soon...

I ♥ Spring Bracelet

My Pink Garden Pendant

Bow Wow Wow Bracelet's coming soon.
Gardens will start to bloom and bunnies will be hopping about...

I have a new bracelet design for the dog lover today.
Colorful tabs with dog faces and bones! Do you like?
You can see them here.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011



What's on your bead table this Wednesday (BTW) ?
Mine has lots of dogs and bones with a few other things mixed in.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Spreading the ♥

Valentine cupcakes

Happy Valentine's Day ♥
Cupcakes are made and delivered, red velvet with cream cheese frosting.
Out of towners, got cupcakes in jars (red velvet with buttercream frosting)

And to help spread the love to you, I'm taking 25% off anything with a ♥ in my Etsy store and on my website.
Happy Valentine's Day

How are you spreading the ♥ today?

Friday, February 11, 2011



Earlier in the week on my morning walk, I noticed little blooms starting to spring up along the creek. Which inspired this weeks beads...
I added some new things to both my bead and jewelry pages.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Forget me not

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I'm in full Spring mode (in the studio) making lots and lots of blooms...
I made this Forget Me Not bracelet, perfect for Spring...don't you think?

Friday, February 4, 2011

I scream, you scream

we all scream for ice cream!

Well, kind's not really ice cream.
It is actually made with only one ingredient...bananas (frozen bananas)
Because I have a horrible sweet tooth, I LOVE sweets! I need a healthy substitute for one of my favorites, ice cream.
So this weekend I'm going to give this a try. Maybe top it with some strawberries.

In bead news-
I have been working on the design of the month all week. Yesterday alone I loaded my kiln with over 40 daisies. I need to take a picture of them sitting on my work table waiting to be made into hair clips. They look so cheery...makes me hopeful that Spring is coming.
Have a fun weekend!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


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Bead Table Wednesday...What's on your bead table?

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I finished a new necklace this week (above) Rain On A Spring Day...
Which is on Etsy.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Design of the Month

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I gave you a little sneak peek of the Design of the Month (DOTM) on Friday's post.

Last year I made these for a wedding (in their wedding colors)

I think they are fun for everyday also.
Great for us that have Spring fever...

I am offering the white daisies for the DOTM (which are specially priced)
But, a little later this month I will be offering other flower designs as well.

If you'd like to order a daisy, you can here.