Monday, October 31, 2011


Happy Halloween! Going to watch a little halloween t.v. and hand out some candy! No beads tonight :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wonderings & Buttons

Slowly I'm getting things ready for my many shows in November. There is always just so much going on.....but I wouldn't have it anyother way. My days have been filled with a variety of things and my torch sessions have been short but productive. Yesterday I worked on a few buttons and constructed a few pieces. Here are my latest button designs. I love paisley so I've done my own interpretation.  I've also worked on a large shank style and a smaller version.

:: Wonder what buttons I'll make today? Rarely do I set out with intent rather I like to just go with what strikes me.
:: Dinner? Not sure what to make tonight. Hoping someone will solve this for me.
:: Love Halloween but not looking forward to it on a Monday night. Poor kids......can't be out late due to a school night.
:: Will I have time to just sit and read today? It would be nice to just relax and read and nap. That is a treasured bit of time that doesn't happen as often as it should.
:: Good grief. What happened to my routine of going to the gym. I honestly haven't felt the energy to do so. Maybe energy isn't a good word........maybe it should be time.
:: Wonder if the kids will come to art class wearing their costumes tomorrow. I hope so! Its amusing watching them work on our activities in costume.
:: My knitting projects are pulling at me too. That is one thing that I know will have to wait.

Have a great day everyone......let me know what you think of the buttons so far........making more today!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Etsy Update- Sugar Skulls

Just letting you know that I just placed 4 large sugar skull beads for sale in my Etsy Shop! Here is a necklace I just finished that shows how I like to use them...........wearing it now and love it!


Not the best image here but you can see what I did in Bronwen Heilman's class a few weekends ago. Simply loved this technique.....hope to do some now that class is done. As you can see I have 3 glass pieces that need to be put onto beads.........many steps to this process but fantastic results!

A few weekends ago Pete and I went to Niagra on the Lake for a one night getaway. We had a wonderful and relaxing time. Love this image of a sunrise.

We stayed at the Prince of Wales and these carriages were all over the main street. 

Another view. This is on the side of our hotel. The first thing we did when we arrived was go on a Jetboat on the Niagra rapids! I was totally scared. Pete went last year and I was suppose to go but chickened out. Click on the link and see for was awesome!

This was the sunrise when we left.....foggy and kinda spooky.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Tomatoe red hearts ready to be made into pins........or should I put some in my etsy shop??

Extra large Sugar Skull these!! I have a few more in the kiln. These measure approximately 1 1/4 inches across and almost 1 1/2 inches tall. Making myself an awesome Days of the Dead necklace with one or two of these skullies......the rest will be in my etsy shop tomorrow.

Witch Hat necklace......Candy corn, bones, and other assorted halloweeny beads dangle beneath a fun witch hat.......necklace comes ready to wear! Find it in my etsy shop tomorrow.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Creating Balance

Its been a little bit since my last post, I know. The school year has started which means I'm back in the art room (yeah!!!), my last outdoor show took place a few weeks ago (a great show but thankful its done), I took an awesome glass class with Bronwen Heilman (freakin fantastic) and now I have to re balance my life. Weave in time for blogging (I love to blog), create a new workout schedule (hard with so many things taking up my time) and making sure I get down time.....this is very important to me!! I so need and enjoy time with no comittments or "have to's". Last weekend I took the entire two days and did NOTHING!! I haven't done that in a while and it felt wonderful.

Today is back to bead making. The kiln is warming and I'm shaking off a headache that I woke up with. My day started with an Art Meetup I hosted for students and parents. It was seeing car loads of families with donuts, coffee and kids ready to take part in a scavenger hunt I had planned.

Beads......Yes......I will be working on a few things in a bit but here is a small sample of what I've done recently:

A new bead ring! Love these interchangeable rings......I should have a bunch ready soon.

Bangles! Now I have a better selection of sizes! They sold well at my last show!

Abstract flat bracelets too! Love these........very comfy.