Saturday, December 24, 2011


Merry Christmas to all of you!  I wish you all the most excellent and happy holidays and a wonderful year to come.  

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


I like the winter solstice.  I always have, since learning about it in school as a kid.  I've always thought there was something magical about the longest night of the year.  After this night the sun begins its slow ascent and the days become longer until the snow melts and the wheel of the year brings us back to spring.  In ancient times Midwinter, as some call the solstice, marked the return of the sun, the giver of life.  Such a hopeful and magical thing to think on.  Who couldn't use a little magic in their lives?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Browse 2012 Bead and Button classes HERE!

 The Bead and Button Show website is now open for browsing the classes in June!  You can't sign up until January10th, but you can register and browse and prepare your plan of attack.  There are more than 600 classes this year, and happily for me, 4 of those classes will be taught by myself and my good friend Gail Lannum.  The variety of classes available is staggering.  Whether you're into metal, glass, seed beads, or things I haven't even thought of, there's bound to be a class for you.  Take some time to check out the site, I promise you wont be disappointed.  

Monday, December 12, 2011

Copper and Bronze Mehndi Pendant.

Bronze and Copper Vine Shield Pendant

Bronze Prong Set Ammonite Pendant

Bronze and Copper Desert Flower Pendant

Large Mehndi Shield Pendant

Bunches of new things in the Etsy store today.  I have lots of new work, but getting it photographed and getting descriptions written always challenges me.  I'd rather just make stuff.  Time to put the big girl pants on though and get some of this stuff done!  I'm working on a lot of new things right now, including a tool and supply store on Etsy.  I want to make it easy for my students (and others, of course!) to find the tools that we most commonly use in my classes.  I'm pretty excited about this.  I'll post here when it's up and running.