Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Journals from BAM PT (beads and more) RETREAT!

Day 2 at BAM PT was journal making taught by the wonderful artist Kathy Dorfer! Thank you Kathy for teaching all of us!

These photos show the journals still in progress!

These are 2 of Kathy's smaller journals, they still need the button and the tassels...

Christine's "Dream Big" journal

Sarah's journal that she is still embellishing!!!

The front of my first journal which still needs the button and beads...

and the back.....

and these are 2 plates I started for my second journal...

We are all learning so much. Tons of laughter going on..... a feast of fresh Dungeness Crab for dinner..... and already planning and expanding on next year's event!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

First Annual BAM (beads and more) PT retreat at The Guarino-Slemmons Studio!

Photos from our first evening session. Leather wrap around bracelets taught by the talented Sarah Klopping from Maui.

Kathy's beautiful leather and chocolate pearls...

Andrea's leather and Thai Silver....

Christine's leather with turquoise and crystals....

And Sarah's wonderful leather and glass beads!

Earlier in the day Whit gave a How to Photograph your Jewelry Session. Obviously the photos above are not from that! We were too excited and just took the photos with our iPhones!!!

Today we are making journals taught by Kathy! We can't wait!!!!

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Location:Port Townsend, WA

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I am so grateful for so many things in my life. One of which is great friendships. My dear friend Kathy is visiting for a week and we have been enjoying ourselves here on the Washington coast in Chinook ( right across the border of Oregon ).

My 50th birthday is coming up and Kathy made me this incredible journal..... I was speechless when I opened it. What an amazing gift, I feel so blessed. She also gave me a Jill Platner bracelet! Something I have wanted for years.

Thank you Kathy....... I love you

We arrived just before sunset and visited Waikiki Beach at Cape Disappointment State Park, what a beautiful spot. This was truly a wonderful time.

Well I hope you all had a wonderful weekend as well......

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Location:Thank You

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lounging in the hammock...

We went on a great vespa ride!

Whitster in the reflection.

Dinner with our Dad and Sally...

A cooner lounging while we lounged...

Looking forward to a great hike tomorrow in the Olympics! We are having awesome weather, should get some great photos.

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Location:A great day with my sister

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A day at our county fair......

Then home to our cooners taking naps in our red wood tree....


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Location:A Day of Animals

Thursday, August 11, 2011

More Silver Bangles and a pair of earrings and more..

A few new items listed in MY ETSY tonight....

these are my wave earrings.... I spend a lot of time applying patina to each cup to give them great color

I have been having requests for my interchangeable bead pendants.. so I have listed 3 ....

and then some more sets of 3 sterling silver bangles..... If you have any requests for other sizes be sure and let me know!

Well that's it for tonight....

Saturday, August 6, 2011

And some more....

A few more bracelets in MY ETSY.

I am really happy with the spectrum of colors I was able to get on these bracelets.

I will have more sets of silver bangles to go with these in the next few days... maybe even tomorrow!

Have a great weekend and be sure and go look for the Northern Lights! That's what we will be doing tonight!!!!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

New on Etsy!

Check out some of my new bracelets in MY ETSY SHOP!

These first 2 photos are some of my "wave series" bracelets...

And this is one of my "good vibes" bracelets...

Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Crazy Busy

I have been crazy busy finishing up on orders and trying to catch up with some inventory to put up on Etsy and replace things sold in the Gallery!

Here are some bracelets I finished up yesterday....

And this is part of an order to be mailed out tomorrow... The person who purchased this bracelet didn't want any of the bright colors from the patina.... I thought it came out great!

Tomorrow I plan on working on some gold filled bangles..... there has been a lot of interest in these lately. I will post some photos when they are done!

Monday, August 1, 2011


"I'm a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it's bad or good."
~ Sandra Bullock

Couldn't have said this better! What a great day, week, year.... life this is..... I am very happy to have such good Karma!

Be happy and give and be kind to others..... it comes back a gazillion times over!