Friday, December 16, 2011

Time for a break

My suitcases were much emptier on the return trip to Washington!  

A huge thank you to the hostess with the mostess Carolyn, and to all who came and shopped in MN. I sure enjoyed visiting with everyone. My inventory is very much depleted so the next few months I will need to focus on creating new things. But first I am taking a much needed break! Happy holidays to you all. Ann

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Minnesota Sale

This weekends sale in MN has been great. Thanks to everyone who has stopped in to shop. One of the best parts is all the visiting I get to do with friends, old and new! Not to mention hanging out with the hostess, Carolyn. We are having so much fun. And due to all the requests, we have extended it one more day! So if you missed out stop in this afternoon. After that it all gets repacked into a carry on for the return trip to WA.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Yesterdays Work

More of my new earring style - these have been so popular and I wanted a good selection for my trip to Minnesota this week. I've added a new "twist" to some of them. I made some last week in plain silver, sliver with black and silver with cobalt blue, but forgot to take pictures and they are now packed. If they make it through this weekends sale I will post pictures when I get back.

All have been  SOLD

Green Opal. I love this stone!! It is the matrix that surrounds opals. 
There are small flecks of opal throughout the stone. So rich looking! This one sold the night before the sale. I have a few more of these stones so will make more when I am back in my studio.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Beadware Holiday Sale - Day Two

We spent the afternoon happily crafting sweet grass and cedar bark ornaments 
under the guidance of Jo and George Hart of Wilderness Basketry

They brought some beautiful examples for show and tell. 

 Thanks to all who stopped in this weekend. 
It is always fun to see old friends and have the chance to visit.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Beadware Holiday Show - Day One

Thanks to everyone who came out today for Beadware's Holiday Show & Sale. 
If you did not make it here is what you missed....

A selection of jams, infused olive oils and gift bags filled with pancake mix and handcrafted elderberry syrup.

Beautiful displays of fused glassware and jewelry in a myriad of shapes
and sizes and all colors of the rainbow.

A wonderful performance by Past Tunes. We learned about their various instruments and about the period music that they play. What a delightful way to spend the afternoon!

We will be open again tomorrow from 11am to 4pm.No more music, but starting at 1pm there will be a basketry demo and you can make your own cedar ornament!

Friday, December 2, 2011

New Work - Ocean Jasper

In preparation for this weekends show I have made a few new things.
This design has been extremely popular. I began using square agates for the pendants and those flew out of my booth. I was unable to find more, but found some ocean jasper that was close. These have also been very popular. The ones I made for last weekend all sold. I apologize for the less than stellar pics - my studio is torn apart for this weekends show.

All have been  SOLD

These two are my favs

And some more of my hand-hammered copper earrings - some with a twist!
And also some silver (ones not pictured).

And then something different, hematite, glass and silverplate.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Introducing Past Tunes

Back by popular demand!! On Saturday during Beadware's annual Holiday Show & Sale come and listen to the beautiful music of Past Tunes, the best dang pre-Baroque duo in Port Orchard! Grab a glass of cider and a cookie or two and nestle into a comfy chair. Laurel and Toni will then treat you to musical romps through the festive Renaissance with a nod to medieval roots of our modern Christmas carols, on authentic gut-strung Viola da Gamba and wooden Recorders with a dash of Gemshorn. They have performed at my home several times and it is always a very pleasurable experience.