Back from Kwajalein

I just returned from a last minute trip to Kwajalein! I know, sounds kind of crazy, but I went with Roger so I could see where he is working on launching a rocket! Pretty exciting! Kwajalein is a small island in the Marshall Islands, about 2600 miles SW of Hawaii. It is beautiful, tropical and HOT! And I mean hot in the true meaning of HOT! and very HUMID!

So aside from my bad hair week, I had a really great time there. Much more to do than one would think, wonderful people, new friends, a fun hobby shop, beaches, SCUBA, snorkeling....just to name a few things that kept me busy.
One day I spent a couple of hours picking up beach glass, another day snorkeling on Omelek, a small near by island where the rocket will launch from. We went diving one day on the most pristine reef, saw an eagle ray, a white tip shark and giant clams in the largest variety of colors I've ever seen. Another day, my new friend Melissa helped me make a ceramic bowl in the hobby shop. It really was a treat to be able to visit this island since not a lot of people can go there. It is by the US military and you have to have permission to be there, so I felt very privileged. Of course, I couldn't make beads while I was there, but I did take a project and managed to get this new, bundle of beads bracelet made. It is called the "South Pacific" bracelet. (click on the pic for more info).

I will be at Dreamstone Bead Co this Saturday and Sunday in Rancho Cucamonga. Please click HERE for hours, address and directions. I hope to see you there!

Thank you for making me so busy!

Thank you to everyone who came to see me at the Long Beach SCUBA show 2009! It was great to see my SCUBA friends, both old and new! I also want to thank my friends Margaret and Lori for helping me over the weekend, as well as my hubby Roger too. Another huge thank you to Rickie Voges who worked with me for the second year in a row, designing beautiful creations with my beads! This collaboration has proved success once again! I designed a new Garibaldi necklace this year....kind of brightened up the kelp forest necklace. I made a few for the show and they all sold. I can re-create the necklace...just send me an email! (click on pic for more info)

Next trunk show at Dreamstone Bead Co. on June 27th and 28th. Thank you to everyone who has ordered the Kissy Fish from the summer issue of Bead Unique magazine. between that and my shows, I am keeping very busy and I am thankful for the business! If you are in the area, I hope to see you at Dreamstone!