Friday, January 27, 2012


Can a dog be crabby?  I think so...

I had to move her from her favorite sunny spot which is my favorite place to take pictures of beads.
Crabby Abby.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Buttons anyone?

I was recently approached, through Etsy, to sell my beads and possibly buttons at a local fiber shop here in Bend.  Talk about exciting, cuz' I'll tell ya, I don't like doing the craft fair, booth's just way too exhausting!  I've made a few buttons, not with any real excitement, but the other night I got to thinking buttons in my new Imprint Series could possibly be really pretty...

sweet little bird

little field mouse

cute as a button?!
sorry, just couldn't help myself...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Winter Has Arrived!

It's been a very unusual, warm winter for us Oregonians, but today...
Jack Frost has finally found his way to us (5 inches and still falling).
My boys are so happy!  Hot chocolate, movies by the fire, snowman making,
and a little extra time for me to bead.
Here's to snow days!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Following Through

As part of my desire to get healthier, ugh, I purchased a juicer.  Not being very hopeful and knowing in the end it would sit, lonely, in the cupboard, I dove right in.  Well folks, I must say, I love this juicing thing.

My favorite recipe that involves the veggie part....
Carrots, cucumbers, spinach, pears, and apple...
all organic, of course, cuz that's what the people say you have to do these days...

add a little ice, blend, and voila, a perfect green conglomeration.
I know, I know, some of you are probably cringing in disgust, but it's actually very tasty and the increased energy, not to mention a few pounds dropped from my back end, make it all the more worthwhile.

Come on, try it!

I double dare ya!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ideas, ideas!!

They pop up in my mind, float around for awhile, and if I neglect them in any way they
end up taking a hike.  I now keep a pretty little notepad by my marble slab so I can jot
these things down before they have the chance to run away.  

Here's my latest idea...
Pretty bead caps.  I've found they're deep enough to create
lovely bell earrings too :)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

SALE Time!

Lots of resolutions this year including the typical weight loss, getting healthy business.  I wonder if there will ever be a year when that ugly issue won't be first on the list?! 
I have vowed, however, to clean up my little studio (so I can actually see what I'm working on) and I've decided to have a daily sale in my Etsy shop during the month of January.  Out with the old and in with the new, right?!  Maybe you'll see something you like ;)

Not as bad, but definitely not enough room to make beads. 
I really must learn to put things away after their job is done.