Monday, June 27, 2011


I've been taking a little break lately from my work...too many other things to distract me.

Days at the lake...


My, way too cute, hubby...

and poochies...

Life is WAY too short not to enjoy the little things and although it's taken me 37 years to actually understand that exact concept, I finally do and am that much happier because of it.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Holy Guacamole!

Mmmmmm....just writing that word makes me drool with desire. 
I should really run to the store so I can whip up a batch tonight....

Anyhoo, back to the reason I titled my post with that scrumptious word.  Lori Anderson blogged about some of her current favorite beads at ABS and she included a picture of some beads she had purchased from me a couple of weeks ago.  I cannot tell you how delighted I was! 
Making beads, night after night, is a true passion of mine.  Had I not found this passion, I think I would have been declared insane and found tucked away in an asylum...seriously. We won't go into details, but life got a little hectic and I needed something to pour my heart into (other than my beautiful boys). 
Each bead is an object of my enthusiasm, my joy for the life I live.
So without getting too philosophical about a darn bead,
thank you Lori for the feature and appreciation of my work.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I was approached by an Etsy customer a few weeks ago with a special request in mind. 
Both of her nieces were diagnosed with breast cancer and she wanted to make
them something special using my beads.
She wanted the beads to showcase breast cancer awareness,
but to also possess a rustic, warm feel. 

Having never made my own molds before, I thought the ribbon beads came out well...

I also made some more beads with personal imprints in them...initials, words...

and then I antiqued them for the rustic feel. 
I was a little nervous, wondering what my new Etsy friend would think...
I wanted them to be perfect for her nieces...well, it turns out that she loves them.
I was so very touched to be a part of such a personal project and I thank her for that :)