New critters....

I made a few sets of these new critters which I am in the process of naming. I was inspired by a really cute birthday card Roger received from our friends, the Holzer's. It was one of those new crazy cards that fold together and have things swinging and so forth...this one has a swinging goldfish with lots of friendly little critters all around him. I have been making shells for several years now and thought I would "whimsy" them up a bit. I think they're a pretty friendly bunch. What do you think? I will be "debuting" these babies at my next show, the Glass Craft Expo in Las Vegas!

Fun and COLOR with Heather Trimlett!

This past weekend I took a two day button class with Heather Trimlett at the Mandrel. Heather is kown for her bright, vivid colored beads as well as her buttons, disc beads and hollows. She was great! An infinite source of glass bead knowledge and quite entertaining as well. We had a wonderful group of lampworkers and I know they all had a great time too!

I had planned on being on the torch all day today with so many bright colors and twistie combos just spinning in my head! was one of those catch up days that became the priority...maybe tomorrow! If you have a chance to take a class with Heather, even if you are not planning to make a lot of buttons (ya neva know!), you can get a lot out of her class! Check out Heather's website and her colorful beads! (that's Karen in the BG, hi Karen!)

Home from Tucson

Five days of beads, beads and more BEADS! Amazing artists and glass every where! Wow, it was a really good 5 days. And to extend that even more, on the sixth day (my day off), I stumbled upon the Whole Bead show and met Andrea Guarino-Slemmons and I couldn't pass up her gorgeous heart pendant! I am taking Andrea's class next month at The Mandrel and I can't wait! Aside from the cool techniques she is teaching, she is a really nice person and I know the class is going to amazing!

Tucson was great! And thanks to everyone that came by my booth. I met a ton of new people during this show and as always, had a great time talking with all of you! I had a wonderful time getting to know Gail Joseph from GG Glass and bought lots of her new "Duos" cane....can't wait to make fish from this! I will post progress soon!

My plan for the next couple of weeks is to (make beads!) update my website and add LOTS of new glass goodies that will be available. Please keep checking back. And always, feel free to send me an email with any questions.