Showing posts from 2019


I'm a fair weather artist. I admit it. I have a tendency to vacate my studio for months at a time.

The seasons in Minnesota are brief and extreme. If it is too hot I can't fire up the 1500 degree kiln. If it is too cold I can't run the ventilation system.

This leaves me with spring and fall to get all my creativity in. Sounds legit.

But the weather is turning cooler and I am no longer using the garden as my creative outlet so I have turned back to the studio. Haven't fired up the torch or kiln yet, but I've been having fun thumbing through all my loose pieces and putting together some new jewelry. Keep an eye on my Etsy shop for some fun new pieces and like my Facebook page to see all my new works.


... on my shoulder, makes me happy ...

Pretty sure I just aged myself big time with that little number. Ah well. Sunshine DOES make me  happy - and inspired.

Something about sunrises and sunsets in March are just stunning. Oranges and yellows and pinks! The most brilliantly happy color combination ever put together, brought to you by none other than God himself.

I love looking to nature for amazing color inspiration. This collection of beads was born out of watching a Minnesota March sunrise reflecting off the white blanket of snow.

It is getting warmer and that means more studio time!

These beads will be listed on Facebook after they've been thoroughly inspected and posed for their individual photo shoots. Follow my page to never miss when I list new beads for sale.

Happy Sunshine!

New Year; New Beads

Happy New Year!
Did you make any resolutions? Have you broken them already? I am not much into resolutions, however I do like to set little goals and objectives for myself. Maybe they are the same thing.

One of my goals is to try and stick to a color palette for more than just a pair of beads. I do get bored easily so I want to be able to change up styles and techniques, but stick within a family of colors so that if someone wanted to, they could use them all together in one bigger set.

We'll see how long it lasts and whether or not I stick to it.

Here is my first little grouping of beads for the new year - all in shades of purple and turquoise with some pops of lime green and orange thrown in for that extra oomph. This is one of my favorite color combinations and I don't think I could ever tire of it.

These little bead sets will all be listed on Facebook next week. Follow me to always know when I have new beads available!