Sunday, July 31, 2011

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oh how I ♥ the sea.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


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Tide pool inspiration.
I found some new shells this week. I'm thinking new tide pool pendants next week?
I'll just need to make some lampwork sea life first.

Friday, July 29, 2011

as simple as ABC

ABC Burger (avocado, bacon, cheese)

ABC burger (avocado, bacon, cheese)
ok, might not be the healthiest (I am on vacation after all) it was so good after a long walk on the beach collecting shells.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Flying high...

butterfly shell

flying high


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I'm not telling

Luckily she has no idea she's a dog

 I didn't have the heart to show her the sign, she loves running on the beach. Luckily she has no idea she is a dog and everyone else thinks she is a rat on a rope, so we were safe.

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Watching her dad in the distance collecting  moon stones.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Castle on the hill

Old schoolhouse with Hearst Castle

The one room school house was for the Hearst Castle employees from back in the day. 
(Hearst Castle sits on the hills up on the right hand side)
If you are ever driving up the California coast, the castle is a fun tourist stop.  

Monday, July 25, 2011



the beach is where my heart is...

At least for this week.
Enjoying some cool salty air, some down time to relax, some walks on the beach, some good food.

Friday, July 22, 2011


I have fond childhood memories of Sunday drives to Solvang, a little Danish town about 30 miles north of Santa Barbara. Sometimes we'd get these sphere shaped pancake like treats (called ebelskivers) served with raspberry jam and dusted with powder sugar.
Now that I have my own ebelskiver pan, I can get my ebelskiver fix anytime the mood hits me!
Plus, I love saying the word, ebelskiver...such a funny word!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

BTW {Bead Table Wednesday}

Halloween Lampwork Beads

It's Bead Table Wednesday!
So what's on my bead table this Wednesday?
Lots of Halloween goodies.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to answer the poll about rings or bobby looks like I'll be making both!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Foto Friday

Shell-y the Sea Turtle

Lampwork Dog Paddle Necklace

Lampwork Dog Paddle Necklace

Lampwork Dog Paddle Necklace

Lampwork Tide Pool

New things added here and here too.

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

pluggin' along (and a question)

Lampwork Tide Pool
(photo of sold tide pool pendant)

I'm still pluggin' along making upcoming show beads.
I think I'm done making Halloween beads, now I'll need to make them into jewelry. Which I'm looking forward to.
Then I'll start on Christmas goodies. I had no idea how hard it would be to make things out of season. Making snowgirls when it's 100 degrees just seems wrong.
I did find a little extra time to make a couple Tide Pool Pendants (just need to take a couple pics) I'll try and list them on my site soon. So keep an eye out if you'd like one.
Plus, the Dog Paddle set is ending today on Ebay.

I have a question for you.
I have a poll at the top/right of my blog.
As I'm making things for shows/my website store.
If you could only pick one, which would you prefer me to offer...Lampwork Rings or Bobby Pins?

Thanks! Hope you are enjoying your Summer. xo

Monday, July 11, 2011


Molly is still working on her stopping technique.Ouch

Friday, July 8, 2011

Happy Friday and New Beads

Dog Paddle Lampwork Beads

Happy Friday!
Summer is in full swing here, warm weather, BBQ's and a little time in the pool. Thank God for audiobooks, otherwise there would be no time for Summer reads for me! I'm getting ready to start Lisa See's new one, Dreams of Joy. Have you read it?
I've been working on things for a couple upcoming shows, so I had to put a hold on special orders for now.
I was able to make another "Dog Paddle" bead set, which is on ebay if you'd like to take a peek. 

Hope you are enjoying your Summer!
I'm off for my daily walk (3 miles) before it gets to warm. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

March 2012

The Movie is coming in a few short months (8 months to be exact)
Have you read the books yet?
I'm looking forward to seeing it.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th

Hope your 4th was a nice one!
Mine was filled with swimming, BBQ and fireworks.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Design of the Month {July}


Happy July!
Really, where is the time going?

This month I picked a rainbow of colored Octopi for the Design of the Month.
Perfect for Summer pendants, earrings or as a center piece in a bracelet.
They are specially priced throughout this month.
You can order yours here.

Have a Happy 4th of July weekend!