Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It's Bead Star time again! Please go vote for your favorites! I have two pieces of jewelry that made it as finalists: "Blush" necklace in the pearls category, and "Moulin Rouge" bracelet in the plastics category, made with my handmade polymer clay beads. My Aunt Sheila also has two pieces in the finalists: "Batik Sarong" bracelet in the glass category, and "Heart's Desire" in the heart design category. Both of her bracelets are made with her fabulous lampwork glass beads.http://www.beadingdaily.com/content/BeadStar2011.aspx

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

I had a blast coming up with this new cuff design...It's kind of Earthy and rustic sprinkled with sparkle from the crystals. A cool combo...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Here's my first attempt at a steam punk piece of jewelry...'not usually my thing, but I found these gear charms and thought I'd give it a shot. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Will Winter never end here in Washington? I just keep sitting here making jewelry, watching the rain and listening to the wind! Here's a new wire wrapped cuff design that I came up with this morning using another one of my Auntie Sheila's amazing lampwork beads. If the weather can't act like Spring, I guess my jewelry will have to!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Bead Trends Magazine February Issue

The February issue of Bead Trends Magazine was a really special one to me. I was honored to have been chosen to be the highlighted designer, with ten pages of my designs photographed beautifully.   Four of my my family members also had designs published in the same issue.  My aunt Sheila had an amazing lampwork bracelet and earrings set in the magazine, my mom had a great necklace, my cousin Stephanie's beautiful bracelet was published, as well as my aunt Penny's pretty three piece set. It was so much fun for all of us to be published in the same magazine!
The featured designs are now available in my Etsy shop at:

Here's a new earring design that I just love!
They can also be viewed at:


Sunday, February 6, 2011

I can finally say it...I am a Bead Star! After being contracted into secrecy for months, the once a year magazine is on the news stands, so now I can blab! I placed second in the plastics category with one of my polymer bracelets! Thank you to all who took the time to vote, it really means a lot to me!

Super Bowl Sunday Coupon Event

I'm having a Super Bowl Sunday coupon event...You can watch the big game and accessorize at the same time! Use coupon code Super 2011 in my Etsy shop and get 20% off your order. Happy Super Bowl Sunday, everyone!