Monthly Archives: February 2012

Chinook Jewelry Design Partner

I have been very fortunate, this month, to be able to collaborate with Mellisa Essenburg of Chinook Jewelry.  I was given one of her beautifully patterned ceramic buttons to create this necklace, which I titled “Turquoise Tide“. I love ceramic

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Posted in Art Beads, Bead Challenges, Jewelry Design Process

I Heart Macro – Pussy Willows

Its time for another ♥ I Heart Macro Sunday! ♥   We had a huge storm here about a month ago.  Branches and trees blew down all over the city.  We live near a wetland area, where pussy willows grow

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Posted in Flowers, i heart macro, Photography

New Jewelry Studio

My husband got the idea that if we moved our furniture around a bit, I could have a room all to myself for my jewelry work and an office.  So we moved his stuff out of the future bead room.

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Posted in My Studio

I heart macro – Primroses

Primrose Love Its time for another ♥ I Heart Macro Sunday! ♥ My husband gave me a basket of primroses for Valentines Day.  He knows how much I love them.  They always give me hope that spring is around the

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Posted in Flowers, i heart macro, Photography

Bead Table Wednesday: Bead Soup Goodies

BTW: Bead Soup Goodies I am thrilled to be participating in Lori Anderson’s Bead Soup Blog Party for the third time. Lori pairs up the participants and we swap beads. In “beader-talk”, bead soup is a mixture of different beads. 

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Posted in Bead Challenges, Bead Table Wednesday-BTW, Jewelry

I heart macro – Snow

If you’re looking for the blog hop, it’s here: Copper Components Blog Hop Snowmageddon  Its time for another ♥ I Heart Macro Sunday! ♥ The big snow storm that hit us in late January has affectionately been dubbed Snowmageddon in

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Posted in i heart macro, Nature and Wildlife, Photography

Copper Component Blog Hop ~ Welcome!

Copper Component Blog Hop The Challenge My friend, Kristi Bowman,  makes the most wonderful copper components with copper metal clay.  If you follow my blog, you’ve seen several of the earrings I’ve made with her copper connectors and charms. Recently,

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Posted in Art Beads and Components, Bead Challenges

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