Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Issaquah Salmon Days

If I'm a beadaholic my husband is certainly a fishaholic, so the Issaquah Salmon Days are a perfect festival for us to attend. There are lots of lovelies for me to look at and he can stare at those fish ladders for hours. One booth we both fell in love with was Clark Mundy's Copper Salmon stall. His work is amazing, his website is, and here is a photo of his booth with his lovely wife, and a work in progress.

Gold Filled Nest

This is the first time I 've used gold filled wire for one of my nests. The wire was lovely to work with, but the nests use so much wire this version is pricey! However, this one flew the coop this last week, the day I had to items on the front page of Etsy at different times-wow, what a rush that was. Interestingly, a lovely Etsian from the east coast bought it, and when I peeked at her shop one of her two photos she had listed was a lighthouse from the state I live in, Washington. Here 's a link to her site:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

and another...

this time a necklace with a brass cross I've had for years, utilizing the turquoise colored magnesite beads with the striations that are picked up by the brass beautifully!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Two more creations....

that were the result of the Northwest Bead Society show....very seasonal now that fall approaches...

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Pink Blush Earrings

Oh dear, the Northwest Bead Society had a show at a location waaayyy too close to home, and unfortunately (or fortunately) I was only able to attend one is the first result of some of my purchases...

Monday, August 31, 2009


Sister Weekend

in Langley on Whidbey Island, at the wonderful BoatYard Inn...and a very good time was had by all...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


strikes again! This one seems to be pretty popular....

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A fun custom order for a brooch!

I'm so pleased with how this one turned out--and Cecilia has given me permission to make more and use her name.....stay tuned!

Monday, August 17, 2009

New props, new earrings....

I started using a different background, what do you think?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

New Earrings...

I love these new earrings--the matte silver and white pearls glow!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A couple of days at the coast.....

to help celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. We took along both dogs, and my poor car will never be the same again, what with the sand and the drool....but a very good time was had by all!

Sunday, July 5, 2009


one more spectacular show from last night:

4th of July 2009

Another wonderful 4th of July, spent with friends in Kingston at the end of the dock. We went over twice, the first time in a borrowed Donzi which is able to hit 60 mph...and almost did. We made it there in under 15 minutes and the second time we went via the ferry which took about a half hour. The weather was amazing, hitting at least the mid 80's. A very good time was had by all, thanks everyone!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Tug's been here.....

As evidenced by the lack of appendages on this ball that appears a bit more intact a few photos down.

Chelsea really doesn't care as long as you can still throw it for her...

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009

New Rose

Emery's, the nursery near us, is having a 30% off sale and I couldn't resist this rose:

Friday, June 26, 2009


miss Chelsea is a bit puzzled why anyone would want to add some competition into the mix, and is trying to do her best to be cute!

Meet "TUG"!

We've decided to name the new pup "Tug" (thanks, Heidi!) it suits him perfectly since he almost pulls you over while you're attempting to walk him , plus we wanted something nautical;)....his main vice is very sharp teeth which he wields well while performing appendage-ectomys on all of Chelsea's toys...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Peacock Pearls

and an oxidized cross, along with a Swarovksi Baroque Crystal comprise my new favorite necklace....

Sunday, June 21, 2009


thinks we're crazy, and notes that he doesn't like to chase things as much as she does....

New dog...

We "adopted" a beautiful male chocolate lab yesterday from friends upon who's doorstep he showed up a couple of weeks ago. After searching for his owner, and determining he didn't have a microchip they decided to find a good home for him. He's mellow, and big, and Chelsea thinks he's okay too as long as there isn't any food involved...any suggestions on names?

Sunshine in an Earring....

These Swarovski crystals have a special finish on them that makes them glow--what a nice addition to one's earlobes!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Silk Ribbon Bracelet

I got these luscious hand dyed silk ribbons, and made this bracelet with them....

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wave, a Natural Apatite Silver Ring

I'm very pleased with the way this turned out--it's so organic!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Knotty, knotty, knotty.....

I've started making knotted necklaces again--hah, did I fool you? Sorry these are only pretty, not sexy....

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Today's Creations!

It's really, really nice weather outside and all I want to do is create more sad....but here they are!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Radiant Ribbons...and Bird's Nests...

I got an assortment of hand dyed ribbons in and have enjoyed dangling bird's nests from them--here's a particulary colorful one!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sumptuous crystals.....

I found these amazing rock crystals at Fusionbeads in Seattle--and just had to have them....