Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Here are a few things I just recently finished. Below is the "Cellini Spiral" necklace that I finished this morning. The next photo is a lime Sidewinder bracelet that screams "Spring is Here". I just finished this bracelet in the last hour. Don't we all have several projects going at once? Isn't that just a normal thing for jewelry artisans...are we crazy or what?And the last photo is of a wire-wrapped cuff that I formed myself and then wrapped with beads I like...pearls, turquoise, Czech glass, Miyukis, etc... etc... you get the idea?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Did you hear about this one reported on April 13, 2009...

A five-centimeter fir tree has been found in the lung of a man who complained he had a strong pain in his chest and was coughing blood. The 28-year-old patient, Artyom Sidorkin, came to a hospital in the city of Izhevsk in Central Russia last week, Komsomolskaya Pravda daily reports. Doctors x-rayed his chest and found a growth in one of the lungs. They made a decision to perform a biopsy, but when they cut the tissue, they were amazed to see green needles in the cut.
“I blinked three times, and thought I was seeing things. Then I called the assistant to have a look,” says Vladimir Kamashev, MD.
The five-centimeter branch was removed from the patient’s body.
“They told me my coughing blood was not caused by any disease,” Sidorkin says. “It was the needles poking the capillaries. It really hurt a lot. But I never felt like I had an alien object inside of me.”
It is obvious that a five-centimeter branch is too large to be inhaled or swallowed, doctors say. They suggest that the patient might have inhaled a small bud, which then started to grow inside his body.
Meanwhile, the piece of lung with the little fir tree has been preserved for further study.

Note: I saw a photo of it-but I'm going to spare you a picture of it!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Did you know ...

Egg Salad Week begins today.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wishing You A Happy and Blessed Easter

Look what "Esther" Bunny brought me! (Thanks, Anita!)

Saturday Classes

These two photos are from Saturday's classes. It is always wonderful to see all the creativity in motion! The ladies created projects with great color combinations! The first photo is of the morning Sidewinder bracelet class. Valerie did the bracelet, at the top of the photo, which was done with Czech 3mm Firepolish & Czech gem cut beads! What a stunning bracelet, Valerie!
I worked on the second bracelet. Scroll down to see the afternoon class project and remember that you can click on the pictures and get a closer look!
The afternoon bracelet class was called "Lovely Lentils." The gals wire-wrapped beautiful focal stones, and then embellished the soldered chain with Czech Lentil beads! Starting in the upper left corner and working clockwise are: Alice's (brown), Tina's (turquoise), Linda's(mauve) and Cathy's (purple). They did such a beautiful job. I hope all the gals enjoyed the day as much as I did. Great job, ladies!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Here is "Brook Trout" from yesterday's Daily Puppy. What a great face--you just can't help but smile...just what I needed today. Until one has loved an animal, part of your soul remains unawakened.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Look at these disk beads from Melissa's Sea of Glass! This photo is from Melissa's website. Just beautiful, Melissa! These will blend with so many different shades of seed beads. They will be treasured in a new "Altered Treasures" bracelet that I will make "someday"...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Simple, pertinent...

St. Theresa's Prayer
May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of you.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Lovely Lentils...

Do you like to work with lentil Czech beads? Do you have a special focal bead you'd like to "showcase"? Pictured below is a bracelet class called "Lovely Lentils" that I am offering at Bead Haven this coming Saturday, April 11 from 2-4pm. It really goes together quite fast and no previous experience is needed! And as Martha would say,that's a good thing!

Friday, April 3, 2009

April Open House at Bead Haven & Trunk Shows!
Friday, April 3rd 5-8pm and Saturday April 4th 10am-5pm
Discounts! Treats! Prizes!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Look at these beautiful sets of wrapped beads done tonight in class at Bead Haven! The top set was done by Dell and the bottom set was done by Diana. Really nice work gals! Click on the photo if you would like to get a close-up of their outstanding work!