One of My Favorites

I think this is one of my favorite shawl pins to date. I just listed it in my Etsy shop, and I almost kept it for myself! Delicate iridescent silverglass leaf and hammered copper pin with copper and glass bead accents. It came together SO beautifully! I think I should try to do more…

Leaf Pin

Leaf Pin

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The Final Bay Area Bead Extravaganza!

This weekend, Saturday November 4th and Sunday November 5th, I will be at the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza (BABE!) show at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center. Due to rising costs, this will be the last BABE! show – so lets make it a good one!

If you’re anywhere in the Greater Bay Area, please stop by and visit – there are over 100 vendors including 30 studio artists selling handmade beads, jewelry, and supplies. This has been a fantastic show, and we’ll all be sorry to see it go.

Half-price coupons available here.


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No New Work – It’s HOT!

Temperatures in the high 80s and 90s for the past week – and now we have high humidity too! My studio usually gets about 10 degrees hotter when you add in the kiln and the torch, so I haven’t been melting glass for the last week. I am SO disappointed in the weather! It’s very unusual for us – hello, global warming – as we usually have milder, dry summers.

I have some older work which has never been seen that I’ll put up on eBay next week, but I’m praying for the heat to let up so I can torch again!

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New Stacker on Etsy!

I just listed this fabulous new stacker bead in my Etsy shop, and I think it is my favorite one yet! Exquisite colors and a little bigger than usual. Checker it out:

Five Magics

Sterling silver discs, textured caps, and core. Ready to wear – just slide it onto a chain or cord!

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New Work

I’ve been doing a lot of these “little world” style beads. Like these, a set on eBay this week:


I spent a lot of effort trying to get that super-mottled look on there – obviously the more color, the better – and I think my efforts show. These have a wonderful ravaged look to them, with some really intense color spots. Expect to see more of these!

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Winter Sale Starts Tomorrow, 12/15

My Winter SALE in my Etsy shop starts tomorrow, Thursday the 15th, and runs through the end of the year! Everything in the shop is 10% off – no coupon or code necessary! Check back often, as I will continue to add items throughout the sale!!

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