Monthly Archives: July 2010


I’ve spent this week getting ready for an art show I’ll be in this weekend.  It is the first formally juried art show I’ve ever been in and I want everything to be perfect (OK, I know that won”t happen! 

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Tiger Lily Love

Heather Powers, an internationally known polymer clay artist, designed the Tiger Lily focal bead in my newest bracelet.  This is one of the beads I purchased at the Puget Sound Bead Festival.  According to Heather’s website, her work is inspired,

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Glass Galore

I’ve posted pictures of the art beads and gemstones I brought home from the Puget Sound Bead Festival, but that’s not all of my loot. I also purchased a lot of sterling silver and the work-horse of  beaded  jewelry:  pressed glass.  It is called

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Art Beads: The Super Stars

What are Art Beads?  They are the super stars of many of my jewelry designs.  Taking center stage; they are original works of art by talented bead artists working in the diverse media of glass, ceramics, polymer clay, metals, and

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My beading buddy, Lee Anne, and I had a BEAD-utiful time at the Pacific Northwest Bead Festival in Tacoma, WA yesterday.  Imagine a convention hall filled with over 100 vendors selling an amazing array of gemstones, art beads, sterling silver, gold,

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Happiness = The Puget Sound Bead Festival

I’m on my way to the Puget Sound Bead Festival in Tacoma.  I’m going with my childhood best buddy, Lee Anne, who has never been to a bead festival before.  This day will just be pure happiness!  Stay tuned for

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Straight From The Heart

It started like this: Jenelle gave this lovely lampworked heart  to her mother for Mother’s Day, and shortly after we met, about a month ago, her mom asked me to design a necklace to go with it.  When I picked up

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