Thursday, October 23, 2008

The above are stunning snowflakes done by tonight's class. Starting in the upper left going clockwise: Sara's, Valerie's, Sandy's, Alice's and Kelley's! I am so proud of how well each and everyone of them did! Beautiful beaded snowflakes, ladies! (I hear we may even get a few of the real thing this Sunday.) Make sure you click on the picture to zoom-in on their creations!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

This is a new necklace I recently designed and created for a class I will teach called: "Choir of Angels." It will be offered in November at Bead Haven in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (It really does make a beautiful sound.) Thanks for the photo, Cindi. Click on the photo to see more detail.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Today: Oct. 21, 1879, Thomas Edison invented a workable electric light at his laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The above are the beautiful Sidewinder bracelets done in the Saturday class. From the top of the photo are bracelets created by: Becky, Kathy, Bonnie, Linda, Sandy and Diana. What a wonderful array of color combinations! Click on the photo to see greater detailing!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Burrrrrr it's cold this morning...right now it is 34 degrees. It will be a cool one at the football game in Iowa City. Stay warm! Bundle up!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Luka...will you be there tonight????

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The above "wire wrapped formed cuffs" were made in class tonight by Rosa (left cuff) and Mary (right cuff). Aren't they beautiful? They did such a great job! They first formed the thick gauge wire by hand to form the cuff base, and then wrapped the cuff with a finer gauge wire & beads. Click on the picture to see more detail...really nice work ladies!

Monday, October 13, 2008

WHO AM I? I was born on this day. In 1987 my album, Graceland, won a Grammy Award.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The above is an asymmetric bracelet I recently designed and created for a new class called "Lovely Lentils." The focal bead is a semi-precious flat stone that is connected to sterling silver chain via wire-wrapped loops. Czech glass lentil beads were placed on sterling silver rings and positioned in the chain. Four different colors of Czech glass lentils were used to reflect the varied colors found in the stone. The bracelet has lots of movement which I especially like! I will teach this class at Bead Haven in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on October 22: 5:30-7:30. Click on the photo if you'd like to zoom-in on the detail. Thanks for the picture, Cindi!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Lookin' for Luka,

Lookin' for Luka,

Lookin' for Luka...