Friday, February 19, 2010

Design Contest

Happy Friday! I just placed my votes in the Beaded Impressions Winter beading contest. Of course I entered in all three categories...Eclectic, Contemporary, and Traditional. My entry numbers are 37, 73, and 85. I am in good company, there are some really great jewelry designs in this contest.
As for the polymer hearts I tried on Valentine's Day, well let's just say I need a little practice! Here's a picture of some pretty beads I did make. Happy weekend everyone!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentines Day! Mine isn't going to be very romantic, but that's okay. My husband isn't home, he's a pilot, so he's gone a lot, but we make hay when the sun shines, right? Our oldest daughter is off to the mall with her friends, so it's the little one (Erin, our four year old)and me for the day.'s polymer clay time!
We're going to make a mess making beads! I'm even going to attempt some hearts in honor of today. I'll post some pictures later...the picture posted here is a bracelet I made with my beads. This bracelet was published in a magazine and is for sale in my Etsy shop. Have a wonderful day, whatever you do!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

First post of my blog

Brand new to blogging, this is my first. I'd love to connect with other designers, and hear how everyone juggles the bead obsession with life's demands that pull us away from our beads (God forbid!)...I love to design, and often create in my sleep. I am a wife, mother, and wannabe Martha Stewart. I know I'm not the only one...

My jewelry design history began about nine years ago when I saw some adorable beaded key chains in a gift shop, saw the price tag, and said to myself "No way am I paying that price, I'll make 'em myself!" I started with one plastic bead box, and the result has been a joyful experience of learning and creating. I now sell my jewelry at many art shows and in my Etsy shop, and my designs have been published multiple times in Bead Trends Magazine.

I'm not sure yet what all I will be doing with my new blog, but I intend for it to be fun and open to possibilities...I look forward to hearing from fellow designers and jewelry lovers.

My jewelry and gift items can be seen at
and if you're into facebook, you can become a fan at

Happy Day!