Spring is in the air!

We have an orange tree just outside of my studio and it is filled with new blossoms. Lately, every time the breeze comes up, the scent of orange blossoms fills my studio!. It smells so sweet and it reminds me what time of year it is. Unlike others that have begun tending to their gardens...I have entered my busy season with lots of shows. The Las Vegas Glass Expo was wonderful! Both old and new faces visited through out the weekend which kept me very busy! Thank you to all of my customers! I entered a new project of mine called POPPY REEF into the "Gallery of Excellence" and was awarded with the "People's Choice" award in that category! What a thrill! (click on the pic for more info and photos) The first annual hot glass flame off took place which was amazing to watch. I also had family visiting from MD, AZ and Ca, so it was great reunion weekend as well.

Earth Day is officially on April 22nd, but many are organizing events this Saturday, April 18th. I will be volunteering at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and helping with their beach clean-up. Be sure to check your local papers for how you can help in your community and learn to be environmentally conscious and GREEN!

I will be at the Orange County Bead Society's annual Art of Adorning Bead Bazaar held at the Bowers Museum on April 25th. Click HERE for address and directions. The show begins at 10 am and ends at 4 pm, which is an hour early, so make your plans to get there early. You don't want to miss that very special bead!

And coming up on May 30th & 31st is the LONG BEACH SCUBA SHOW. My biggest and best show of the year. This is when all the jewelry happens! All year I am thinking about new design for my sea critters and this is when I take the time to put them all together. So after the OC show, it's all about jewelry! I will take orders during this time, but please know that these may not be filled until the 2nd to 3rd week of June. I do pop out to the torch during my "SCUBA" time, but I don't like to make any promises....too much going on! My big premier this year will be my SCUBA frog (scroll down to see)....stay tuned for more goodies!

by the way, the little Springtime Froggie below is now available on my Etsy.com

April Fools Day!

Well it's no joke that it is April 1st and a big happy birthday to BOB! I have been a very busy beader getting ready for the Las Vegas Glass Craft Expo which runs through this weekend. Not only is the show going to be fun, I'll be spending some time with family as well, so I am looking forward to it! This is one of my latest little "springtime" frogs that will be appearing this weekend. And yes, I know that lady bugs have black spots and not white, but it's all about artists interpretation, right? I have a huge selection of shell sets in both realistic and bright colors, as well as plenty of cute fish and frogs. If you're in Vegas, be sure to stop by and say hello. We'll be in the bead bazaar Friday thru Sunday.

I know I haven't put much up on Etsy lately, but I will try to post a few items when I return next week. Thanks for checking in!