Friday, April 29, 2011

Weather Crazy-ness!!!

Boy what crazy weather! I think this year's will go down in the history books. What I wouldn't do for a few days of sun and warm temperatures. I should consider myself lucky after seeing what some other folks in this country are going through. My heart goes out to all those who were affected by the latest storms and tornadoes.

I think all this craziness is affecting my creativity. I haven't been very productive in the bead department in the last week or so. I have an upcoming show I need to be getting ready for. This weekend I think I will try and find some new inspiration. Any ideas? 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Kawaii" Tropical Bracelet


Oh my, such a sunny color palette in this extra fun bracelet I call "Kawaii". Yep, it reminds me of Hawaii with all of it's colorful tropical lushness. Citrisy orange and lime green with watery aqua and turquoise blue and just a tiny kiss of pink. Handmade lampwork glass rounds, with a ton of color and texture, along with dangles of tiny aqua Czech glass hearts, suspended from sterling silver rings. Rose pink Swarovski crystal and sterling components add lots of sparkle to this stunning bracelet. In my Etsy shop now! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Heart and Soul

"Heart and Soul" necklace. Custom order.

We've been blessed with some sunshine the last couple days. There are still some rain showers here and there though, and even snow flakes yesterday morning! Spring has not arrived to the Pacific Northwest yet. Still waiting.......

X Factor

Tony, our Karaoke host at Norm's Place is auditioning for "X Factor" in Seattle tomorrow. "X Factor", with Simon Cowell, is a reality TV series where individual and group contestants of at least 12 years of age with musical aspirations compete for a $5 million recording contract. I want to wish Tony all the best. He is a very talented guy. I wouldn't want to loose him as a host because we all love him but he deserves a break. So let's see if he has the "X Factor"....

Not the greatest photo of Tony, our Karaoke host at Norm's Place.

Friday, April 15, 2011


Happy Friday! My frustrating email problem has been solved somewhat but I'm still not able to send a group email. Still working on that problem.
Today is my oldest son's birthday and I just want to say HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY TOBY!!! I LOVE YOU! I hope you have a super day.
Our entire family got together at a favorite restaurant for Toby's birthday last Sunday. There were a bunch of us all together to help celebrate. It was really fun to have all of us together. Doesn't happen often enough anymore.
And I hope all of you have a super weekend!
More new stuff added to my Etsy shop today....


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Email woes....

Well, I've spent way too many hours in the last couple days trying to figure out why my email program on my new computer won't work properly. Any of you have issues with Windows Live Mail? It seems to be pass the buck time with tech people trying to get help. I've given up for now so I'm having to resort to using my ISP's website to send and receive email. It works but I have no way to send a group email to all you nice folks who want to be updated when I have new items. The only thing I can offer is to become a follower here on my blog. I always report when I have new items here. could also just check my Etsy shop everyday ;-). I know lots of you do and lots of folks would rather not get the email anyway. Just sayin'....

I purchased a tutorial to make this pendant from the very talented bead artist and teacher, Dustin Tabor. Hopefully I'll add more of my own spin on this great design. By the way, I just added this necklace to my Etsy inventory.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I'm still here.....

"Juliette Rose"
My computer died about a week and a half ago and my new Toshiba arrived yesterday. I've spent a very frustrating day trying to figure out a problem with my email. It seems to be pass the buck time in trying to get help. Oy!

I have managed to add this very sweet bracelet called "Juliette Rose" to my Etsy shop though. And I will have some more things to add as I get time. I know it's been awhile. And I will also post an update on other things as soon as I get caught up, I promise.