A Real Favorite on eBay Right Now

This has to be one of my favorite beads ever! The colors came out just perfect, and the little bit of dichro at the center has just the right amount of sparkle. It’s up on eBay right now and, surprisingly, it’s not getting a lot of love. Maybe it’s not the right time of year for this type of bead? I was SO happy with it, I just wanted to share it with everyone.

Rainbow Fairy Orb

Rainbow Fairy Orb

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End of Year Sale!

This is it! My Big Sale of the Year! 20% off everything in my Etsy shop through the end of the year! And keep checking back, ’cause I’ll be adding more items as the week progresses!

Don’t miss out – I run sales very infrequently, so if there’s something you’ve had your eye on now’s the time to get it!

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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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