Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Work

In July I will be at the Lavender Farm Faire so that means ....purple!! This is an agate pendent hanging from 3 strands of satin lavender glass seed beads. This has sold.

This one combines a sterling silver bead, crystals, agates and dark purple glass seed beads.This has sold.

 A custom order for a freshwater pearl eyeglass leash.

An agate hangs from strands of dove grey and black diamond glass seed beads. This one sold the first time I had it on display!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

View from my tent - Wings and Wind Chimes

My neighbors this past weekend, Casey and Maya, make the most wonderful wind chimes. They hang obsidian needles that they mine themselves from bird houses made from various natural materials with native birds in mind. "Wings create wind and wind moves wings." You can learn all about them at

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

View from my Tent - Meeker Fest

Oh no Mother Goose!! I heard that over and over this past weekend. 
Kandsye of Blue Fox Glass and I had adjoining booths at Meeker Days in Puyallup. Directly across from us was Humphrey's Farmyard Fun - the land of Mother Goose and Farmer Jack. Mother Goose arrived in costume aboard her Segway with a bunny in a basket. 

We entertained ourselves by competing in duck races, sustaining a running commentary on people and dog fashions, and plotting to steal Farmer Jack's cowbell. On Saturday we sampled a wide variety of food. From empa-naughties (think Hostess fruit pies gone Mexican), caramel/chocolate covered apples, to rhubarb-strawberry-peach pie. Yum! 
On to the next show.........

Thursday, June 16, 2011

This Weeks Work

Glass Gardens - I just can not keep these in stock! I made one and dropped it off at Old Town Framing & Gallery in Silverdale and will have 3 in my booth this weekend at Meeker Fest in Puyallup. All three of these are now sold.

 I also had time to make one new necklace using the pretty new stones I got this spring. This one combines Picture jasper with brown porcelain and bronze glass.
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Thursday, June 9, 2011

My Own Display Case!

I now have my items in their very own display case at Old Town Galley and Framing in Silverdale! 

 The owner Maria has a wonderful selection of locally made art, wearables and jewelry. Not to mention she is a fantastic framer for those special projects. You can learn about current and upcoming exhibitions as well as the gallery's location at their website:

 Jasper, turquoise, magnesite and copper
 Moonstones and amethyst

Colors! Beadware art pins and I just dropped off a glass garden bracelet (not shown).
Porcelain Art Beads

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Green Jasper & Agate

A few more new pieces based on a design that has been very popular.
All have been  SOLD

 Green jasper, copper and bronze glass
 Green jasper, copper and bronze glass.
 Green jasper, moss agate and bronze glass.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Black and Tan

Jasper comes in so many different shades and colors. Here I have paired a pretty tan jasper with black glass seed beads in a necklace, bracelet and earrings set. This has sold.

Monday, June 6, 2011

First Window!

You can now find Beadware in Port Townsend! This weekend I took some of my fun bead art pins up to the Mad Hatter & Co Gallery. I think they are a perfect match for their fun hats and scarves. The best part - they put a few of my pins in their front window!!

The gallery is a collective of 3 businesses: Mad Hatter Hats owned by Janice Tucker, Shadows owned by Marlene Bennett Jones and Mystic Beach Studio owned by Haden Starbuck. Learn more about the gallery on their Facebook page

Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Red Jasper Necklaces

I used up the remaining red jasper beads I had to create these necklaces. Jasper is said to bring joy into your life. Medicinal values attributed to jasper include a belief that wearing it strengthened the stomach. Jasper was also believed to cure gynecological problems. Red Jasper in particular is believed to stop bleeding, help one to breath easier and aid in childbirth. Jasper is also thought to drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites. (Note: This information is provided for curiosity only and is in no way meant to be medical advice.)
So add a little joy to your life with one of these beauties!
All have been  SOLD

 The small beads and clasp are copper. The rectangular beads are red jasper and the pendant is carnelian.
 A mix of red jasper, copper and black glass beads with a triangular agate. 
 Red jasper and copper.
 The small matte beads are Afghan serpentine.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

View from my Tent - Shrimpfest

Now that show season has started it is time to bring back this fun series of posts. This past weekend I was at Shrimpfest in Brinnon on the Hood Canal.

 Last minute touches before the crowds arrive. Kandyse of Blue Fox Glass is on the left and the t-shirt girls of MA Graphics on the right. Fun to be next to folks you know.
 Lots of folks have come out on this beautiful day to celebrate Shrimpfest!
My view was of tomato, blueberry and other veggie plants from a local nursery.
 And there was entertainment. This family from Chehalis was really good!
 And the highlight was the belt sander races! They modify and decorate them.
We have a winner!!