Holidays and 95°?

It's record breaking weather in October! Temps have been in the 90's for the past week and earlier this month. Not great to be working on the torch, so I have found some other little projects for my annual Holiday Home Show coming up on November 4th & 5th at my house. I will be joined by Maryann Groark who creates beautiful metal art jewelry. And Susan Walter who will have her gorgeous fiber works of art and her soy candle line. If you are in the neighborhood and would like to drop by, send me an email and I will send info.

We recently remodeled our bathroom and I made a little decorative succulent garden in a piece of driftwood. I thought this would be the perfect place to show off my blown born fish I made at GlassStock over Labor Day weekend! That was SO much fun! I also inspired the idea to make more of these little creations for my Holiday Open House. These are great little gifts. Sorry, unable to ship these, but if you're local, give me a shout!
Happy Halloween!

Springtime Show time!

Talk about being busy! I feel like I just got back from the Vegas show, which was great! Thanks to everyone that stopped by the booth. I had a lot of new goodies to show. And I still have plenty, including more new beads for the Art of Adorning bead show going on tomorrow, April 22nd at Bowers Museum. Click HERE for more info!This is a wonderful one day show put on by the Bead Society of Orange County. It's a big end show, with lots of finished pieces, along with bead vendors and textiles.
And just two short weeks from now, May 6th & 7th, it's the SCUBA show. It's a month early this year…so that is keeping me on my toes…actually, it's keeping me on my workbench! I have a coupon good for $3 off the SCUBA show admission. Please email me at and I will send it to you. Ok, gotta go finish packing for tomorrow. Hope to see you soon!

Las Vegas Glass Craft Expo

IMG_4020We are Vegas bound! This weekend is the annual Glass Craft Expo at the South Point in Las Vegas. And not only is it the Glass Expo, but the ISGB is combining their annual conference, the Gathering with the Expo to make it SUPER SIZED! I have been extremely busy getting lots of new beads made. I am particularly proud of my blue whale…its the best one I've ever made. I couldn't even wait to get it off the mandrel before taking a photo! The 2nd photo is almost all of the beads I have made this year. I've been very productive, but unfortunately I haven't had time to do my taxes (yuck) so next week upon my return, I have to get that done. IMG_1088I'm sorry my website has been lacking attention. It's a new version of software and it wiped out my other pages, like my show schedule. I haven't had time to re-do them..or "look" for them as they may be somewhere in the "cloud". April 22 I will be in Orange County for the Art of Adorning show at Bowers Museum. Always a good show…and only day so make your plans! May 6th and 7th is the Long Beach SCUBA Show…yes, it is a month early this year. I will be very busy for the next several weeks. After I get a break, and get those taxes done, I will work more on my website. And maybe, I will put some beads up on etsy too! Like my newest manta ray beads, inspired by the beauties I spent time with in Socorro. Thanks for checking in and I hope to see you at one of my upcoming shows. IMG_4029

I'm Back!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello there! Whew, it's been a while! The software I use to update my website "went away" when I updated my OS…along with a few others. We were considering trying something new, but I couldn't wait any longer so I updated the old one.
more soon after I figure out this new program! So here I am! So busy this year! I will add more soon, but I wanted to let you know I will be teaching a Beginners Glass Bead class at Pacific Art Glass. January 14th and 21st, 2017. It's a 2-day workshop and I am very excited for this opportunity! I will post more shortly…gotta learn a little more of this software. Happy Thanksgiving!buffet

It's a HOT summer around here!

The temps have been in the high 80's lately and now there is a bad fire burning about 50 miles from here. The temps are in the triple digits there! So the sky is an eerie orange/brown'gray. We feel for the fire fighters! I wish I could take them all popsicles! Imagine how nice it would be this little penguin...he looks to be off to a cool place!

Summer is definitely in full swing. Finished another SCUBA show last month. Thank you (sorry it's late) to all who stopped by the booth. Always a fun and busy weekend! As well as after, lots of orders the year! Anyway, next show is the Bead Society of San Diego on August 6th & 7th at the Scottish Rite Center. Another very busy show. And very exciting show news, I will be back in San Diego doing a new show in September called MACNA
This is a show all about aquariums! So if you have an aquarium, or you're interested in them, this is the show for you! I will be in the Atlas room, booth 907. I will be on "Artist Alley" with a bunch of other talented artists! Really looking forward to this. As for the rest of the year, I will be doing a home show first weekend of November. If you live in the general area of Redondo Beach, shoot me an email and I will add yo to that mailing list. Ok, gotta go find a fan and sit in front of it. Enjoy your summer and stay cool!