Monday, January 28, 2013


what my weekends look like...

the drive to Mt. Bachelor (20 minutes from my house)

snowshoeing the cinder cone

xc skiing with my bestie

everyone is friendly in Bend

more snowshoeing; this time during a storm with my adventurous boys

so feel free to visit, i have an extra room ;)

Friday, January 18, 2013

The shop has been looking a little sad and neglected so new beads were in order.

i'm loving the colors and i even made a few extra for a cuff i'm designing...
more of that news later :)
happy friday!

Monday, January 14, 2013

A New Year

wow, where did the year go and where the heck have i been?!  
upon approaching my most favorite time of the year, i found myself full of tension and stress due to my new "single mom" status.  not only do i worry about the monetary aspect of my situation, but i also worry about how well i'm raising these two beautiful boys of mine.  so i took a break and decided to figure out how to proceed into the new year with less stress and the ability to focus on the important, more enjoyable, things.
happy to report i'm feeling much better and everything around me seems to reflect my positive attitude.
AND, in case you were concerned....i did not sit on my bum the entire time ;)
i've been working with metal and fire!  oh how i love my little butane torch...even bought myself a fire extinguisher, you know, just in case i get out of hand.
SO, in my bead shop, you will now find forged copper with different attitudes.

a preview...

it's good to be back!