Happy Thanksgiving!

My goodness, another year has flown by and here we are at the start of that crazy holiday season. Here in So. CA, we are still wearing shorts and t-shirts during the day! It never feels right...but I do have to say, it's nice to have a sunny walk on the beach Thanksgiving morning! (and a BIG apple pie for dessert!)

As usual, I have been very busy lately, trying to make beads when I can but other projects have consumed my time. We replaced the windows in our house and I had to paint all of the interior trim. (I still have more to go!) But I did get the downstairs done and it looks great. My mother-in-law, Pauline, is here from CT (which is a good thing, and yes, I get along with her very well!) for Thanksgiving, which is the first time she's here for the holiday. We have plenty of fun things to do the next few days, like go to the Getty Museum, maybe a little shopping, walk on the beach and make an apple pie, as well as the entire turkey dinner!

I will be back on the torch this weekend. Be sure to send an email for any Christmas inquiries! I have lots in stock including these adorable penguin earrings.
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Have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving and be thankful!

Two days with Kate Fowle Melaney...

Talk about a chock full of information...Kate knows it all! We played with electro-forming, glass painting, enamels, metal foils and fuming, making new glass colors...you name, she knows it and she taught it! I made LOTS of beads in this class, and bigger than my usual too. That is one of the many reasons I love taking classes, it really challenges you to try new things and hopefully, be pleased with the results!

Kate has been teaching for over 15 years and making beads for longer. She is a wonderful instructor with a beautiful energy. If you get the opportunity to take a class with her, DO IT!