Wednesday, March 30, 2011

{New} Design of the Month

Easter Egg Fairies
Look what I found hiding in the grass...
Just in time for Easter!
Did you know Fairies are born without wings?
It's true!
It takes about a month before their wings grow in.

I made a few of these a couple weeks go, but I've been getting requests for more. So I'm offering them for D.O.T M.
You can place your order for a Easter Egg Fairy here, with wings or without (a baby)

Monday, March 28, 2011


The weather is finally turning Spring like here...
It's starting to dry out with the weather warming up to the mid seventies this week. Yes, mid seventies!
Spring is here!

Yesterday I checked on my bees (it's been about a month due to the weather) Everything looks great...the bees made it through Winter just fine and it looks like I'll be getting lots of honey this year. The first year of beekeeping you must leave all the honey in the hives for the bees. It's all so exciting!

Friday, March 25, 2011

It's like camping

Happy Happy Friday!

You don't realize how much you'll miss something until it's gone.
Like electricity!
This last week it's been kind of like camping (in the snow) here in our little town of 13,000.
Keeping warm by the campfire (in our case a wood stove)
Cooking on an open fire (the BBQ or warming soup on the wood stove)
Sleeping was much nicer though, no sleeping on the hard ground in sleeping bags.

Most of the snow is gone now (little patches here & there) so this weekend we'll start clearing the down trees on our property , including the one that made it's way into the pool.
We are not out of the woods yet though, weather wise. Tonight & tomorrows forecast is more rain & snow. But for now, I'm just doing the happy dance that we have power once again!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Snowed in

Our little town was hit by a snow storm.
Knocking out power to 13,000 of us (the whole town)
There are downed trees everywhere...
They even have closed Yosemite.
They are starting to bring back power very slowly. Starting with town first.
I'm at Starbucks right now, which was one of the first places to get power.
We were trapped at our house all day yesterday with a down power pole on one side and a down tree on the other.
The neighborhood got together and moved the power pole (with our cars) so we could get into town to get gas for everyone who have generators (luckily we have a small one)
They are saying it maybe a week or more before our neighborhood gets power as we lost the main power pole that goes into our neighborhood.
We lost lots of trees here, one even fell into our pool. But we thankful that there was no damage to our house.
Unfortunately we are lined up for 2 -3 more storms to come through our area starting tonight with low snow levels again.
Let's hope the forecast is wrong, and we have sunny skies and 70 degree days ahead. We could use it here...


Monday, March 21, 2011

Off to Market

Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market

Farmer's Market

I was commissioned to make a bracelet in memory of her father who grew and sold his fruits and veggies at his local Farmer's Market. Although he grew a wide variety of veggies, he was known for his hot peppers.
I was honored she asked me to make something so special...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring eggs

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Spring comes this weekend.
I'm ready, are you?

Soon nests will be filled with eggs (I already found one "full" nest in my yard)

The garden is starting to wake up around here, with little Easter Egg Fairies to be found.

Added a couple new things on my site.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A few new


I added a few new beads to the "order page" on my website this weekend.
Farm fresh eggs, octopi, flower bobby pins and starfish...


Friday, March 11, 2011

Hot Diggity

Lampwork Doggie Ring

Lampwork Doggie Ring
Hot diggity dog!

It's Friday...
The weather here is spring like (low 70's)
I'll be playing in my garden this weekend.
Checking in on my bees, making sure everything is going well.
I also added a few new dog (and one kitty) rings on my site today...

What are your weekend plans?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spreading the love

Last week I was in 3 Etsy treasuries.
For my Bluebird on a branch, my lambs and my mushrooms.

With Spring coming, I thought I'd spread the love with one of my favorite things, bunnies!
I found a few I loved on Etsy.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


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I guess it's been a long time sense I've had Taco Bell.
Who knew they had so many choices of taco sauce. I remember when there was either hot or mild...I love the Fire Roasted (tastes like chipotle)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Can't wait...

Water for Elephants was one of my all time favorite books, LOVED it!
Now I can't wait for the movie!

Friday, March 4, 2011

How cute-able!

Lampwork Cupcake Ring

My cupcake rings are featured on Cuteable today!
A sweet way to start off the weekend...


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I've been playing around with some new ring designs...
Cupcakes and puppy dogs (so far) but I have many more designs in the works! So fun...
If you'd like to take a peek at the ones I have now, they are on my website (jewelry page)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Lampwork Cupcake Ring

Lampwork Cupcake Ring

Lampwork Cupcake Ring

Birthday wishes go out to my dad today!
Have a very happy happy day dad!

I've been having fun making rings lately...
These would be perfect for the cupcake lover, don't you think?
And they are adjustable!
I'll be listing these plus a couple other ones on my website this Friday...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New "TO ORDER" page

You guys have asked...and I aim to please.
So starting today I will be taking orders on some of my more popular styles of beads (at a special price) on my new "TO ORDER" bead page.
I will be changing the selection of beads I offer from time to time, so no one gets bored.

I will also continue offering beads (when ready) on my "READY NOW" bead page.

Because I plan on keeping busy filling orders, I have decided to put March's Design of the Month on hold. But I don't think you guys will mind to much as I have lots of fun beads you can still order.