Friday, January 28, 2011

Force Blooming...

Lampwork Flower Hair Pin

With the unseasonably warm weather this last week, flower bulbs are starting to pop up around my yard.
We should be returning to more "normal" Winter temps in a couple days though. But until then I'm going to savor the Spring like days. Does anyone else have Spring fever yet?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Olive You

Olive You Heart Pendant

Many years ago...I made this set of beads for Valentine's day, which turned out to be very popular.
I even get requests year round for them...

So, last week while making some more hearts for today's update, I thought it might be fun to make a couple Olive Hearts too. Perfect for someone with a good sense of humor, don't you think?
You can check them out here and I added some new pieces here too.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Secret Code Monday's Monday.
Because...I'm in a happy mood.'s going to be 70 degrees here today!
Because...I'm going to play in the garden today.
Because...I love secret codes.
Because...I like you!
I'm going to have a 20% off everything in my Etsy store today (but just for today)

Now you do have to enter a coupon code, HappyMonday (one word) and 20% will automatically be taken off your purchase. I can't give the discount after the purchase has been made.

Happy Monday!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Happy Friday

(Me- age 3)

Are you ready for the weekend?
I know I am!
The weather is nice here in my neck of the woods, feels like Spring is almost here...

Today I added a few new beads to my site. My new faceted beads, which I hope you'll like because I'm having fun making them.

I finished my book Hunger Games yesterday (really liked it) so I'm off to load my iPod with the 2nd book, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.

Have a great weekend xo

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Bead Table Wednesday

I joined a new group, Bead Table Wednesday.
Notice the close-up shot, yes my bead table is a mess, what's new right?...ha

I made these beads earlier in the week. I just haven't decided if I'm going to make them into a bracelet or something or sell the beads alone.

What's on your bead table?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Heirloom Flower Garden

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~The Heirloom Flower Garden Earring~

Today I have a little update on my site.
I love how these earrings turned out. I think it's the perfect mix of lampwork and copper. I then added a patina for an aged feel.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Heavy Metal

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It's been a little hard to keep myself at the torch these last couple weeks...
See I'm a little obsessed with one of my new toys I got for Christmas, an electroforming kit.
There is somewhat of a learning curve, but it's so much fun, plus it makes me feel kind of like a mad scientist...
And I got to cross something off my New Years list..."try something new"

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

It's a good one

I started a new audio book yesterday.
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
Have you read it?
Even though I just started it, I know it's going to be a good one!
I think I'll be doing some overtime in the studio for awhile, as I have a rule, I can only listen to my books while I'm working or while I'm on my daily walks.
Thanks Pam (sister) for suggesting it.

Are you reading or listening to anything good these days?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Heart Felt

Heart Felt Necklace

The theme for today's website update is hearts.
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it just seemed fitting...right?

ok, I'm off to load pics on my site of today's goodies.
If you are on my mailing list, I'll send out a notice once everything is listed.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Bunny Hop

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I was hoping to have a little website update this week...but, I've been busy doing the bunny hop.
But, in between making bunnies and snowballs I've been working on a few other things too.

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like these vintage enameled flower earrings.

The next website update is next week (the date top/right)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Design of the Month

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In honor of the Year of the Rabbit (2011)
This month's design had to be a rabbit...right?

This little Snow Bunny Pendant is sure to please...
Here's to the year of the rabbit!
You can order yours here.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Beginnings...Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

The tree is down...
The lights are put away...
The New Year confetti swept up...
The decorations are back in the attic until next year...

I'm ready for the new year...
Time for new beginnings, new hopes and new goals.

I filled my time off this last week with a little relaxing with family and friends, a road trip up Highway 49 (Gold Country) a little snowshoeing and a little studio organizing.

Yosemite in the Winter time
Driving through Yosemite

Snowshoeing in Yosemite

Snowshoeing in Yosemite (Kurt & Molly)
Kurt and Molly

Snowshoeing in Yosemite (me)

Snowshoeing in Yosemite

Highway 49 (Melones Lake)
Melones Lake

Highway 49
Along highway 49

Highway 49 (Mark Twain Cabin)
Mark Twain Cabin

Molly's favorite traveling spot
Molly's new favorite way to travel

Jackson, CA
Cute dog

Highway 49 (Sonora) Stuff it
Making raviolis in Sonora

Highway 49 (Sonora) Stuff it
We tried the fried gnocchi (yum)

You can see all the photos here & here.

I'll be back in a couple days with the new Design of the Month.
I hope your year is off to good start...