Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party

Let’s Party! Welcome to the Bead Soup Blog Party!  Here’s how it works.  Lori Anderson, of Pretty Things, paired up all the participants. In January we sent each other a pendant, a nice clasp and some coordinating beads.  My partner,

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Posted in Bead Challenges

View From My Studio

Yesterday: Just a light dusting of snow–grass peeking through. Today: Same view–way more snow!  Snow is a big event in the Pacific Northwest!  There are about 5 inches (12.7 cm) of snow so far. Don’t forget to come back on

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Posted in Nature and Wildlife

Bead Table Wednesday: Sneak Peek!

After having just returned from palm trees and outdoor dining in San Diego, it is a bit of a shock to look out my studio window and see this: The snow is coming down hard right now, with 6 inches

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Posted in Art Beads, Bead Challenges, Bead Table Wednesday-BTW

Monday Meanderings: Sunny San Diego

My husband is a train buff.  He is an amazing font of knowledge about all things public transit.  It’s not unusual to be watching the opening scene in a movie with him and when he sees a train he’ll say

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Posted in Monday Meanderings, Travel

Artisan Pewter Giveaway

Andrew Thorton is having a Giveaway on his blog: The Writings and Art of Andrew Thorton.  There are artisan pewter toggle clasps and charms here, representing the newest work from his family’s business, Green Girl Studios.  Check it out!  

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Posted in Give-Away, Travel

Long Linked Necklace

I finished the necklace I blogged about for Bead Table Wednesday (BTW).  I’m slower at wire wrapping than I wish I were, but I love how it turned out!  It’s rustic, varied and each bead is interesting–not only that but it

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Posted in Beads, Jewelry

Bead Table Wednesday – Playing With Wire & Chain

{BTW – Bead Table Wednesday.  A weekly look at work in progress on my bead table.} Having Fun I’m having fun switching things up and just playing with my beads right now.  I’ve  made several “serious” necklaces and bracelets recently,

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Posted in Bead Table Wednesday-BTW, Jewelry Design Process

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