Thursday, May 31, 2012


Milwaukee!!! Let the fun begin!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Happiness is a new pair of Keen shoes!!!
It is pretty much tradition for me to get a new pair of shoes before heading off to a show... I love these!!!!

I fly out Thursday and have a little bit of work to do on Friday morning then off to enjoy myself. I am looking forward to walking around downtown Milwaukee and checking out the gallery scene, in my new shoes of course! Class with Tim McCreight starts on Sunday and goes thru Tuesday... then a big dinner banquet at the Milwaukee Market (an awesome place to go to by the way) on Tuesday night. 
Then I have Wednesday off till the evening before I set up to sell at meet the teachers .... this is an amazing event! The whole show is an amazing event actually, but Meet the Teachers is probably my favorite part. So much energy buzzing in the place. Then on Thursday the vendors will be setting up for the preview night. I will be helping a few friends set up. I am really looking forward to participating as a spectator for once! 

If you get a chance stop by and say hi at Meet the Teachers! Looking forward to seeing so many of my friends, sharing lots of laughter and making new friends along the way.... See you soon!

Sunday, May 27, 2012


And the summer continues... high maybe around 70 today! LOL that is warm for us! 

I worked most of the day in the studio but took a zip out on my vespa to enjoy the evening.... a quick trip to Fort Worden ..... another beautiful evening.

Here you can see some of my wave bracelets along with some of my micro-wave bracelets! This photo is after patina and before buffing... my buffing pile is getting huge! I think I may need to enlist Whit and Carly before I leave on Thursday for Milwaukee!

I'll do my best to get some photos up of them after they are buffed....

Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend...

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Day 148

Yup, another beautiful day! Had to take a break from the studio and soak up some rays!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Day 147

Another one of those perfect days here in PT. I had a great day in my studio but it was so pretty out I needed to get out and soak up some rays.... 

And what a beautiful sunset we had tonight.... 

Looking forward to another wonderful day tomorrow... have a great evening.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Day 146

Another beautiful day in PT! Spent the morning hiking North Beach and Fort Worden.... it couldn't have been more perfect.

Spotted this pair of eagles fairly close to the light house

Met Dora...... I really wanted to steal her! She is such a sweetie.... Sure hope I get to run into her more! I do think that Towanda would disown me if I was to bring her home.

And I leave you with the crow.......

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Definitely a magical day!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Great day with my family today! Wedding in November!

Monday, May 21, 2012


Just got a Nike Fuel Band today! Google it and check them out. I'll write more about it another day....

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Yummy healthy dinner! Homemade chicken lettuce wraps PF Chang style!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Micro-Wave Bangles!

I am having so much fun going micro! I ordered some 24kt gold and am looking forward to adding it to this new micro series.....  am also thinking of making some of these in gold.... what do you think????

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Leave a comment for a free micro wave stacker ring!!!!

I'm very excited about my new micro stacking wave rings! I tried something similar to these last year and made them into earrings for Bead and Button. They were much larger than these and had pins through them. I don't think it would be possible to put pins in something this small!  (but who know..... I am always up for a challenge). 

So today I challenged myself to work very, very, very small with some new tools that I had recently acquired. This is the result of my playing around. They are about 1 - 2 mm wide!!!! ( teeny tiny)  You can easily stack 6 or more on a finger and they look awesome! 

Can you tell I am excited about these!!!!!

I am going to try adding some 24 kt gold wire inside them and see how they turn out........

stay tuned....

side note: in this photo I am wearing 8 and they are on my pinky.... that may give you more of an idea as to how small they are!!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012


YAY! Carly's here! And already hooked on draw something!

Sunday, May 13, 2012


My Mom..... I sure miss her...


Just a little late.... Just got home from The Wearable Arts Fashion Show!!! It was so fun!!!! So many of the towns women there. Lots of talking and laughter!!!

Today was a beautiful day!

Friday, May 11, 2012



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Thursday, May 10, 2012


Pure joy!

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


just having too much fun with my friend of almost 20 years.... i forgot to post 128!!!! 

tomorrow it is time to get serious again and get back to my workout routine and back in the studio for my next 2 shows!

Sunday, May 6, 2012


A beautiful way to end an awesome weekend! Sunset over Puget Sound.

 The Whole Bead Show in Lynnwood was one of the best shows ever. I have already signed up for next year as have most of the vendors! Looks like it will probably be even bigger next year with classes. A big thank you to Ava Motherwell for putting on another first class show! 

Saturday, May 5, 2012


I love Dawn's pink boots!!!!

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Blown glass by William Morris on the grounds of Pilchuck

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Lots of new bead sets for the show this weekend! Come by The Whole Bead Show in Lynnwood this Friday, Saturday and Sunday!!! 

I got a sneak peek at some of Aloha Bead's Buttons! You are going to love them! 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Having a great time making bracelets and getting ready for The Whole Bead Show in Lynnwood this weekend.