Thursday, August 30, 2007


Just thought I would check in and say hello to everyone! Towanda was feeling a bit left out so I thought I should include her in my blog too! I am leaving on Monday for 2 weeks in Denmark! I am really looking forward to my trip, I will try to post some photos from there on my blog. I will be teaching for 3 days there and then the rest of the trip will be spent exploring Denmark.

My first Masters Class this last weekend was fantastic! The students were awesome. I am looking forward to teaching more of these classes.

Hopefully when I get back I will be able to get some new beads up on my site, I just haven't been able to keep up these days, lots going on.

Take care,

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Jen Geldard and Kathy Dorfer

Had an incredible week with these 2 amazing artist. Kathy is an awesome painter and Jen a fantastic glass artist! Kathy painted a painting and then Jen and I made beads to make a totem that represents her painting! I will try to get some good photos tomorrow!

These beads shown here are very much influenced by Jen's work. I silver cored them using Jim Moore's Press. It is so fast and easy to use!

On another note my hand has been feeling pretty good lately so I am really hoping to get some beads made before the masters class this weekend.

Will be talking to you again real soon!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Great Classes!!!!!

The classes were fantastic! I had awesome students! This is a photo of one of Andrea Land's beads...... everyone did great! It is always so much fun to come and teach at Portia's studio. She totally spoils everyone! Today she even made us pina coladas and home made brownies!!!!!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Checking in!!!

I am still in Naperville, Il teaching at The Gathering Place. This is an incredible place to teach. Portia so spoils everyone!!!!!! I have one more day of teaching and then will be coming home on Monday. My best friend Kathy and Jen Geldard are arriving on Friday! So expect some wonderful beads in the following week! Hopefully Jen and I will be able to collaborate on a few totems again while she is here! So stay tuned...............