Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Design of the Month

Summer Rain Lampwork Earrings
~A Spring Shower Earring~

The new design of the month is now available.
Something fun for the ears!
You can order yours here.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Kitchen Gadgets

Kurt is a meat and potatoes kind of guy. He also LOVES pasta (homemade pasta)


Once in awhile I'll make him spaetzle.
It's kind of a pain and messy. So I don't make it very often.
You make the spaetzle dough and push it through a colander that is placed over boiling water.


A couple weeks ago I found this Spaetzle maker
I really didn't think it would work. BUT it works so good!
It's my new favorite kitchen gadget!

Do you have a  favorite kitchen gadget? Inquiring minds want to know!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Who let the dogs out

Who let the dogs out! Lampwork Puppies

I've had a very productive week in the studio!
Lots of beads coming from the kiln, being made into jewelry for an upcoming show.

Weekend plans-
Planting flower baskets (for the porch)
Getting into my bee hives (making sure everything's good)
Washing my car (from the snow last week)
Baking a red velvet birthday cake (yum, red velvet)
Celebrating my dad's birthday (hoping he loves red velvet, too)
Watching the academy awards (who do you think will win?)
Watching Kurt on the Speed channel (see below)
Cleaning the house (productive week in studio = messing house!)
Giving Molly a bath (she smells like a dog, go figure)
Placing a glass order (I need all the basics) 

Hope you have a great weekend too!

A few months ago while in Vegas for the SEMA car show. Kurt was invited to partake in The Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational.
Tomorrow it will air on the Speed Channel.

*Spoiler Alert 
 About half way through the race Kurt broke a supercharger drive belt and finished mid pack. Although he was disappointed, he had a blast!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Never was...

photo 002

I found this vintage photo from the 1920's in an antique store.
I just thought it was funny.

I put a hold on taking anymore orders for the Bunny Necklaces, for now.
I'll try and make a few more before Easter though...thanks!


Friday, February 17, 2012

It's coming

The Gang

It's coming...
Soon bunnies will be hopping through the cabbage patch, some will be crunching on carrots and will be hiding decorated eggs.
For a very short time I'll be taking orders for them on my site.
I love Spring!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Washed ashore earrings

Washed ashore
~Washed ashore Earrings~

18mm Lampwork Beads in shades of blues, aquas and ivory
Czech Glass
Antiqued Brass Findings
SOLD-Thank you

Please note- I also have a matching necklace on my site.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Heart Day ♥


"He" took me on a much needed getaway.
"He" always (sometimes) knows just what I need.
"He" spoiled me with long walks on the beach, eating good food and sleeping in...
It was just what I needed.
Oh, how I love "He"

Friday, February 10, 2012

hoppin down the bunny trail...

Hoppin down the bunny trail...

I've been hard at work in the studio...Springtime goodies.
I'm also working on some new things, which I'm hoping to show you very soon (still working out some details)

Again, a big thank you to everyone who placed bids on the Relay for Life Bracelet, you guys are the best!

Have a wonderful weekend, I'm off to spend sometime with my better half...

Monday, February 6, 2012

Relay For Life Auction

Donation to The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life

My dear friend, Donella is a breast cancer survivor.
Her and her family are participating in The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life this year to raise money for this worthy cause.
I offered to donate the bracelet above.
100% of all the money raised will go to The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.
Donation to The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life

The bracelet includes 11- lampwork beads, including this little "lavender" Fairy, which is attached with a lobster clasp in case you'd like to hang it on your purse or use it as a zipper pull. Bracelet is 8" inches, but can be sized if needed.

Donation to The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life

The Details-
Bids will start at $20.00
Place a bid by leaving a comment on this post.
Be sure to post the dollar amount you would like bid, along with your email address.
At the auctions end, I will contact the winner and send them a Paypal invoice.
I will then make a contribution to The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.

Bidding will end on Thursday, February 9th at 6:00pm PST (west coast time) 

Bidding is now over. Thank you everyone who placed bids!  
It's a great cause!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


My dad sent me this video of a guy who lives in Santa Barbara, with his pets.
If you are familiar with S.B., there are some "colorful" people who hang out on lower State Street.
Next time I'm in town, I'll be keeping my eye out for these cute!