Sunday, August 30, 2009


Have you used the Trios Wire by Soft Flex, yet? You should. It is great wire and in gorgeous colors. (And of course, available at Bead Haven In Cedar Rapids, Iowa.) I called this bracelet: "Rolling Green Fields"... the fields around here are still quite green after all that rain last week! There is a little bit of autumn creeping in, but it's still pretty green for this time of year.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wally, you make me smile!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Booth at Brucemore...

Here are some pictures from last Saturday at Brucemore. It was a great day and I want to thank those for stopping by and visiting! My sister was such a wonderful help-I couldn't have done it without her! My booth was located on the Brucemore courtyard by the visitor's center. (Click on the pictures if you'd like to take a closer look.) The weather was beautiful--I don't think it got over 72 degrees so it was perfect weather for visitors to walk the grounds and take in all the various exhibits.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids, Iowa...

The Brucemore Garden and Art Show is tomorrow, Saturday August 22, 9:00 AM - 4:00 p.m. It is celebrated as a festival of products and information for art enthusiasts and gardeners of all types. Headline presenters, unique products, and fine arts are featured. This juried show features more than 35 artists of pottery, painting, jewelry, sculpture, glass, and textiles. I will be one of them, so come visit me--it should be a beautiful day Saturday...sunny and in the 70's!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Here are two cuffs I made using even-count Peyote stitch. I like the clean lines that the Delica beads and the metal cuffs create. I need names for these two...any ideas??
On my beading table this afternoon..."Desert Skies...a medley of handcrafted Lampwork, Mother-of Pearl, Czech glass and copper.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Until one has loved an animal, part of your soul remains unawakened...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Below are two Twisted-Herringbone bracelets that I finished this evening. First, is a herringbone stitched tube featuring fall colors along with a Melissa Rediger lampwork bead flanked with Nigerian resin beads to each side.The second bracelet features, along with the twisted-herringbone tube, a spiked-fringe beaded bead along with chunks of coral and sterling silver.

Friday, August 14, 2009

On my beading table tonight: Indian Corn...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I finished two Sidewinder bracelets today-an olivine bracelet and the blue one pictured below. This one is made with Czech firepolish. The photo is a bit dark, but you get the idea. The olivine bracelet photo was just to dark to post--it was done with Swarovski crystals.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Below are a few new bracelets..two Caterpillars and a Spiral in the middle.
Some bracelets I'm working on today...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Meet make me smile!