Thursday, June 25, 2009

Look What Dini Made! aka BeadazzledofOregon

I always love to see what becomes of my work once it goes out into the world and finds itself! Dini Alves aka Beadazzled Of Oregon was so very kind and sent me some photos of our "teamwork collaboration". I think this Necklace is perfectly summer! Check out Dini's decadent Etsy shop before your next big event!
Here's a closeup of the Donut Dini used in this necklace. You may have seen it featured on the Art Bead Scene Blog last month, the day before Dini claimed it for her own!
I hope everyone is having a great day!
It's a steamy one here, which I am enjoying!

Monday, June 22, 2009

A day of Smoke and Fun

I had a fun day today! The rain stopped and the sun came out and it was our day!
I have been dying to do a smoke fire for weeks... months... well I guess over a year, since I insisted on saving the cuttings from our apple tree 2 winter's ago.
I used to fire pottery this way pretty often. I had even built a kiln specifically for smoke firing large pots... but with super busy show schedules and the daily grind I hadn't done this kind of firing since we moved into our current home.
An amazing black Matt necklace from a very talented bead worker- MaryLou Holvenstot finally got me moving and the arrival of a perfectly timed package this morning got it done! Here's MaryLou's Work in progress-

I will get these donuts and beads listed in my etsy shop tomorrow afternoon, but I could not wait to share my excitement and some photos with you today!

I hope everyone had a great Father's Day Weekend!
I'm off to my Father-in-Laws right now for a BIG dinner!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Look what Mary Jane Made!

Look at this lovely Bracelet by Mary Jane of
Mary bought some of my older style pendants and beads a couple of months ago when I was having a big destash to clean up for a party.

Check out her description of the bracelet from her etsy listing-
no quote or fancy saying this time... i was driving my daughter to work on the boardwalk this morning and this bracelet came to me... sand, sea & sky... pebbles on the beach, a textured boardwalk...

a stoneware pendant in brown with blue dangles with an amazonite cube from a bracelet made of lampwork glass in sandy brown, mykonos greek beads in soft turquoise & earthy brown, a large wooden bead, an acrylic indochine bead, chrysocolla, and faceted amazonite... lots of bali and karen hill tribe silver... sterling toggle clasp...
standard 7" fit...
I love it! Thanks for sharing your work Mary Jane! :-)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Get while the getting is good! I'm having a sale!

Have you been waiting to get yourself that special something? Something for the fun of summer? Beachwear, weddings... And I seem to be going to parties a lot now that the weather has warmed.
I am offering 10% off all of my finished jewelry this weekend June 5, 6 &7 to celebrate joining team EcoEtsy!Just use this Promo Code” EcoEtsy” in your note to seller to receive the sale price! Your discount will be refunded through paypal. This sale applies only to finished jewelry- my handmade supplies are not included in this offer. So this is your sale! You pick what you want any finished jewelry in my shop-It's not limited to one piece so you can get all your summer birthday presents taken care of in one swoop!
How about my The Sun is Shining Earrings
Or this Brooch- Necklace included! It would be awesome on your sun hat as much as your neck-
I would be feeling Serene if I was wearing this Serene Stoneware necklace for vacation-
Check out my shop- and use the shop sections to view my work by category!
I hope you are having a great weekend! I'm off to party #1 of the weekend-- I know sometimes it's rough! ;-)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I'm am Art Bead Scene Prize Sponsor

Enter Art Bead Scene's monthly challenge this month and you could win this Artisan Clay pendant!
Wassily Kandinsky, Farbstudie Quadrate (Color Study of Squares) Check out the ABS blog for more details on how to enter

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Oh Yeah!

Oh to belong! I am now a member of one of the COOLEST teams on etsy! Team Eco Etsy! Hooray! How do I know it's one of the coolest teams? -- I've already been shopping!
Search TeamEcoEtsy to see what I mean!

And Super Special Announcement #2 I am one of the Monthly Sponsors of the Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge! I was hoping to show you the pendant up for grabs as this month's prize-but- Tari over at ABS says she will be announcing the prizes tomorrow... so ... so will I!

Monday, June 1, 2009

What's New?

What's New? -- Lots of things!
I have listed in my etsy shop all 7 of these earring/pendant/drop bead sets today!
I know I have been slow to add new things to my shop and blog these past 2 weeks, but now that my inventory for the Bead and Button Show this weekend is in Joan Miller's capable hands, I'm working hard to refill my shop. Thanks for keeping me busy!
Joan has TONS of my work at the show. If you are going out to the show be sure to shop our work in Booth #15!

First we have the Black with Turquoise rim set