April 30, 07 09:44 AM
Whew! Now THAT was a busy
weekend! I did two shows, Saturday, the Bead
Society of OC at the Bower's Museum and Sunday,
the LA Bead Society Spring Fair in Culver City.
I am a bit tired today, but gotta keep the
steam! Now it's time to make jewelry, lots and
lots of jewelry! It's SCUBA show
time again! I will
still be on the torch and taking orders...but
please be patient with me through emails...I may
be a little slow returning them.
Thanks to everyone I saw at both shows, both new and
returning customers. I appreciate your support of my
glass bead obsession!! See all you fish bead loving
divers in June!
April 27, 07 01:02 PM
The Bead Society of L.A. is
hosting their semi-annual Spring Bead Bazaar
29th at the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium in
Culver City. The bazaar is open from 10 to 5pm.
There is plenty of free parking and a small fee
to get in. Click on the link above for more
info. I have been working on lots of cute
kitties and of course, more shells! If you are a
glass bead maker and would like to make a conch
shell, like the one pictured here, check out the
latest issue of Bead Unique
magazine for my conch
April 22, 07 03:15 PM
Bear with us... we've moved this website to a new
host. Hopefully everything (especially the Gallery!)
will load a lot more quickly and run more reliably,
but there may be some broken links or delayed email.
Be sure to check out the progress of the Leatherback
Scroll down for more info.
April 22, 07 12:46 PM
Roger is always finding
cool websites, and this one is no exception!
The Great Turtle Race
is a REAL
race with REAL turtles! The leatherback turtles
have used the beaches of Costa Rica to lay their
eggs for years. Unfortunately, the leatherbacks
are near extinction from people stealing the
eggs from the nests. (more info here
) With the support from
several large company sponsors, the turtles have
been tagged and their journey to the Galapogos
Islands is being tracked. It's a lot of fun to
check out the progress of each turtle. I have
chosen Purple Lightening
well, I like purple! But I truly support ALL the
turtles. Check out race!
April 06, 07 06:05 PM
The Las Vegas Glass Craft
& Bead Expo was a BLAST! My sister Lisa,
pictured here with me, came out to help me with
my booth AND my gambling luck! She brings "Pony"
(her "stuffed" one) for luck and it seems to
work for her. It always amazes me that she wins
on slot machines, so this year, I tired my luck
and it worked for me too! YAY! But enough about
that...let's talk GLASS!
There were several
amazing artists like my friend Beau Tsai (I wish he
had a website!) who makes incredible glass animal
sculptures, Deb Crowley of big, beautiful fish
fame, Leah Faribanks with her gorgeous
floral and jeweled beads and then I got to meet
the Mazet boys! Josh and Ely Mazet of Mazet Studios, create amazing boro
critters and marbles. I was lucky enough to bring
home this gorgeous sea slug made by Josh.
When I returned home, I had
to get ready for a small craft fair, which meant
stringing up beads. I was actually glad I had
not sold this extra large scallop shell since I
had this idea for a necklace. It turned out
pretty nice, in fact I didn't display it at the
show because I like ot too much. I made another
yesterday in a soft, aqua color, put it out
today and sold it! I didn't even get a photo!
While making jewelry,
Sebastian once again tried to help. Look at him!
All he's thinking about is how much closer he
can get to my bead board and what can he "help"
with. I also put together several new pairs of
my little fishie earrings.
I promise to get photos up
with in the next week. Okay, I hope this has
brought you up to date...now I gotta go do my
taxes...and make more beads!