Monday, April 30, 2012

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glass casting on a little window at Pilchuck



Sunday, April 29, 2012

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Will post more photos and write more tomorrow about the wonderful weekend I had at a bead retreat held at Pilchuck Glass School! I am just too tired tonight!!!! 



Saturday, April 28, 2012

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Having an incredible time here at Pilchuck Glass School! Great place for a bead retreat!! :)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Beautiful rainbow this evening!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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Monday, April 23, 2012

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Can you ever really have enough hammers! If you are looking for a great hammer rack I purchased this one at Rio Grande... It's perfect! Makes things so much easier for me to find the perfect hammer for the job.


Saturday, April 21, 2012

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Love going to our farmer's market! If you find yourself in PT on a Saturday be sure and go uptown and check it out. Awesome produce, sweets, crafts and excellent food vendors for lunch!


I have been very busy in the studio.... 

I finally figured out how to make my wave bracelets into a cuff! I have had so many requests for them.... 


And here are a few of my bangles with the patina before buffing.... I am loving the colors!


If you are in the area May 4 -6 come to The Whole Bead Show in Seattle (Lynnwood). It is totally sold out and should be a great show with lots to offer. I know for sure that there are 7 artisans and many other booths with Czech beads, pearls..... silver...... seed beads.... findings..... chains.....stringing materials.... etsc..... and all at great prices! Come see us.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

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Had fun making pod forms! I think I am ready to make them in silver now and maybe fill them with some glass beads. So many possibilities with these. Stay tuned to see what develops....







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Saturday, April 14, 2012

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First ride of the season. Looking forward to many, many more!!!



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Friday, April 13, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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The road home...

It is always so great to get to this point after one of my journeys. I love this road.... the trees meeting together in the middle... a trail to our home....

This weekend was fantastic! My mind is swimming with new ideas and can't wait to get in the studio this week to try some!

Monday, April 9, 2012

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Tonight was girls night out at the casino! This machine liked me tonight.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

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Too tired to write much tonight... will have to wait till tomorrow or sometime later in the week. All I can say is that I learned tons this weekend!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

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Learning so much in this micro shell forming class! Having a great time.

I love learning..... so many possibilities with these new techniques! Looking forward to day 2.







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Thursday, April 5, 2012

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The skies over Port Townsend today were full of big billowing clouds. Nicole is here and tomorrow we leave for the other side (meaning Seattle area) to take a class in micro shell forming. We are both looking forward to where this class will take us.

Today we went for a hike at Fort Worden. On the beach I found this beautiful stone with a heart in the middle of it. Luck, I think not.... I believe it was a sign from my Mom! I have been thinking about her so much lately and am really missing her....


new beginnings....


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Towanda...... it's all about Towanda!




Monday, April 2, 2012

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Hearts and spirals......


A very dear friend from Hawaii found this beautiful piece of coral in the shape of a heart with a spiral in its center...... She knew I would love it and she was so right! Thank you Nicole for finding such a wonderful treasure and giving it to me! I will treasure it always!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

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What a truly amazing day!!!! Whit and I drove up to Canada to see if we could get a glimpse of the snowy owls. We ended up at Boundary Bay, about 20 miles from the border. There were 12 snowy owls that we could see.... and I am sure there were many more that we didn't see.

The white, two-foot-tall birds, which live in the Arctic the rest of the year, are known to fly south in large numbers every few winters in what is known as an irruption. But this year, the numbers are unusually high. It could be because this last year was an exceptional year for them. Usually they hatch one to two chicks but this last year they were hatching 6 and 7! It could also be because the lemmings population has decreased and they had to come further south for food... no one is really sure.

One thing for sure is it was an incredible sight to see.... here are a few of the over 1000 photos we shot today... we still have another 500 to go through. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!



My Whit.... shooting away!




Just look at this beautiful day we had! This reminds me of the clouds in the southwest!