The Tucson Best Bead Show.... I come! All of the beads are made, packed up and almost all priced...still have some work to do on Tuesday. I will be in Tuscon for the Best Bead Show January 31 through February 4th. (yes, I'm going to miss the Superbowl! and the playoffs were so exciting too!) If you are planning on being at the show, please stop by and say hello. I will be in the big "A" tent, booth # 32 usual, look for the fish balloons!

I made this cute little frog on a heart, trying to pick a flower for his Valentine. Sorry about the quality of the photo...all of my lights are packed and I forgot to take the shot before the sun went down. Oh well, you get the idea.

I will have access to email but will not be able to update my website until after the show. I will take orders after the 7th of next month...and then look for a major update to my website too!

yes, it's another photo of my cat!

I can't help it! Look at how handsome he is!! Sebastian is sitting here right now, happy because he just had his greenies and now he's ready for bed! So am I for that matter....but before I retreat to dreamland, just a quick update on the bead front...that IS what this site is supposed to be about BEADS, not CATS!
Last week, Roger and I drove up the coast to see the elephant seals on the beach just north of Cambria, then we went to he Monterey Bay Aquarium to see the great white shark which was very cool! We were very lucky to see it since they released the shark back to ocean yesterday. We had a great is a wonderful aquarium and the location is gorgeous! And I highly recommend Fish Hopper (1/2 block away from MBA) for lunch AND dinner! Anyhoo, I was shark inspired when I came here are the results. (can you ID all three sharks?) They will be taking the trip to Tucson next week. On that note, better go get some sleep, gotta torch all day long!!


Happy new year to all! It's the start of another new year...we've made our resolutions, we've eaten our last cookie and drank the last of the champagne for a what? Well I can tell you that making beads is top on my list! Next stop, TUCSON for the Best Bead Show! I am so excited about this show. It is 5 days long and I can't wait to see a bunch of friends as well as making new ones. I am also excited that the "To Bead True Blue" show is starting on Tuesday, the 30th, giving me an afternoon of visiting folks I didn't think I'd have a chance to see, like Kate Fowle Melaney and Carla Beyerlein of Hearts of Glass.

The beginning of the year also makes me think about getting my books and taxes together, although I always seem to be doing this around the 14th of April...but not this year, I have help!

I wish I could control how many photos I post of Sebastian, but I can't help it! He's so handsome and I just love him to pieces. Hopefully soon I will post pics of beads! Better go get on the torch!

The Annealer Magazine

I am excited to be the "featured artist" for "The Annealer Magazine" which in an online lampwork magazine, which includes it's own bead auction boutique. Click on "Peaches" to check out my article! Thanks Mariyn!