Saturday, December 27, 2008

Snowy weather creations...

Since we were homebound a bit more than usual I created a few new things--here's one of them!

Caught the light.....

But one late afternoon while I was awaiting my ride home from work the sun was setting and I captured some pretty amazing shots....

here's one!


Well, the snow came and came and came and is finally now trying to depart-amazing! It was quite an interesting week, and I am ever so grateful we have a 4 wheel drive truck and someone who knows how to maneuver it in the snow! Thanks, Mike! It was a very quiet Christmas because of it...

Sunday, December 14, 2008


We finally got some snow here, and it was so considerate of it to come on the weekend! I was able to get some really wonderful photos with it in the background of the beautiful new Swarovski pendant!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Baby Blue Silk and Gemstone Necklace

Well, here's another creation thanks to that trip to Fusion Beads...I love this shade of blue!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Cranberries Necklace

I created this little lovely with components from Fusion Beads in Seattle. The link and head pins are hand made with fine silver and a butane torch.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Verdigris Necklace

We stopped in Poulsbo on our way home from the Rain Forest, and there is a lovely little bead shop that called out to's a necklace I created with some unique beads I found there....

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Rain Forest....

We were able to spend Thanksgiving at the Quinault Lodge in the Olympic Forest--we had been hoping for good weather but apparently there is a reason it's called a rain forest.....we had a lovely time anyway!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


We're having a lovely weekend here in the Pacific Northwest and I was able to capture some amazing photos of this fluorite pendant...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Catching the light....

Now that the days have gotten shorter it is more difficult to catch the light for my photos. I had to stand out on the street, away from my trees in order to take this one.....

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Rejected Pearl Necklace

I love pearls, and I think this necklace turned out beautifully! Check out my Etsy site for a better explanation of how it got it's name;)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I took some new photos of an old favorite and caught the light just right...


I love this tree, it always comes through with a spectacular show of color in the fall....

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lots of wrapping going on here....

Wire wrapping, that is! Love how this turned out!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Leaf Necklace

Almost as pretty as the real deal......

The view out my back deck...

This is the view I see while I struggle with photo's for my Etsy site. Isn't it beautiful? I hope the storms don't remove those leaves for a little while longer....

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Issaquah Salmon Days

What fun we had today inspite of the wind and rain at this festival--and what a beautiful city Issaquah is, nestled in the foothills of the Cascade mountains......

Sunday, September 28, 2008

It's the Berries Earrings

Well, being gone for awhile certainly impacts have started creating again. I caught the morning sun and got some pretty highlights on these earrings. Enjoy!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Busy weekend!

Wow, sales have skyrocketed on my Etsy site, especially thanks to a wholesale order. So time to restock! Here's another new piece:

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sweet Swallow Two Tone Necklace

I just got some new items in and have enjoyed working with them! Here's one of my new pieces...

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Worthy Cause

I'm participating in an auction for this family which is going through a tragedy of immense proportions. Check out their blog at:

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008


I thought this turned out beautifully! I found the flower and leave at Red Garnet in Mountlake Terrace and the rest just went together for me.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Copper Raku Necklace

I've fallen in love with the copper burgandy combo. I have had this raku pendant around and had to finally make something with it. Thank you Red Garnet Beads and Buttons!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

New background...

I'm trying out a new background--what do you think?

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sea shell necklace....

I found this beautiful borosilicate shell and had to make something special with it!

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Our niece Charlie helped me out by letting me use her as a model for some of my pieces--isn't she beautiful!? She turns 20 this week! Thanks Charlie!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Cashmere Earrings

These earrings turned out lovely and I got some wonderful shots of them--here's one of really captured the sparkle of the Swarovski crystals!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Rain and Snow Necklace

I reconfigured this piece--and got some great shots of it! I love summer now that it has finally arrived....

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Happy anniversary...!

Mike and I celebrated our 34th anniversary by being tourists in Seattle. We started at Ivar's on Lake Union for a fabulous brunch, then off to the Pike Place Market.

We ended the day with a great dinner at Heidi and Tim's to help celebrate Tim's birthday!

Saturday, July 19, 2008


I've been building these fun rings lately, and people seem to like them, really really like them....

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008

Sun and Sky Necklace

The colors of this necklace remind me of the beautiful weather we are having in the Pacific Northwest right now--it's been perfect!

The loop!

Don't look down!
Today Mike and I took a road trip to Whidbey Island (okay, there was a ferry boat ride in there too) then came home via Deception Pass. We stopped in Langley for some shopping, eating and sightseeing. It was a lovely, fun day!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

4th of July, 2008

We had a delightful evening in Kingston where we went to view the fireworks this 4th of July. We met some wonderful folks on Len's boat. Here's proud Grandma Charlene, and Grandpa Len with the very delightful Muriel!