January 31, 2012

Bead Soup....

Whooo hooo! I was randomly selected to participate in this cycle of the Bead Soup Blog Party, hosted by the lovely Lori Anderson!

I was paired with the lovely Evelyn Duberry who makes amazing glass beads! They are delicious looking and literally look good enough to eat!

I will post my bead tease shortly!

January 27, 2012

Love Bird

This little Birdy bead is a love birdie. Usually this birdie is formed using a mold made from my original bird and then the other side is hand formed so the bird has two sides. In honor of Valentines Day, this little birdie has become a "Love Birdy"!


Look for a few of these "Love Birdies" in new etsy bundles... next week!

January 25, 2012

Spring Board

I'm getting ready to firing and this is the time when new ideas move from the page into reality. Some things spring from old ideas. I like letting something old link to something new. Recently, someone asked if the "Walking in the Clouds" pendant could be made in something other that a heart shape say a round or square? Heck yah! Why not all the shapes! Here is the work in progress. This is the best part about making your own designs... They are your own and they can be exactly as you want them! This may evolve to have a few leaves or birds flying by...

These pen and ink drawing are super detailed but would make a fun pendant.... we will see where my carving skills are!

January 16, 2012


I guess mid January has swallowed me up! Here is a bit of what is on my plate...

It has been a month of birthdays...

Happy Birthday Joelle!
Happy Birthday Dean!
Happy Birthday Me!

We went out to Agave Maria's for dinner over the weekend. Had my first margarita! Now I'm obesessed! So, at Trader Joe's yesterday, I splurged on some new items to play with. Tequila. Triple Sec. Lime. I think you can see where I'm going here....

Yep! Margaritas! Robert and I shared one and it was perfect for watching the Golden Globes (Yay Ricky!) and making a few new jewelry pieces! 

What is on your plate? Or in your cup?

January 9, 2012

Today Is The Day...

I'm rounding up all the loose ends and creative fly away items! These are the creative things that poke me in the eye as I am about to fall asleep....

Two down...

Happy Monday!

January 4, 2012

Must Remember to Breathe

It literally feels like I've forgotten to breathe. Once you turn that corner from the holidays, and I thought that was a busy time, you find yourself smack dab in the middle of busy central! Taxes (I'm sorry! I had to say the "T" word!) are creeping up. All sorts of due dates for publications. Birthdays. Speeding tickets. Made In Ojai craziness. Life. Oh yes! Beads! That's a good thing. I love the beads. Kind of addicted really. Back when the pomegranates were all lush and beautiful, I would drive by them to and from school and would sigh a deep sigh and wonder when I would make some pomegranate goodies. It never fails that some kind person will be on the same wavelength and make a request.... So here is the beginning... Next stop... glaze!

What's making you breathless?