Thursday, September 29, 2011


I am still all about the coming Zombie Apocalypse. Ok maybe it's not really going to happen but a girl can dream. The new season of "The Walking Dead" on AMC starts in a couple of weeks. Eeeekkkk I can't wait.
I always wonder if I would be able to survive an apocalyptic event. You know like if the super flu broke out, aliens landing, meteors, the stuff that they make movies about. I would like to think I have enough of the tough genes and smarts to figure it out. 
The only problem is if I could create. I would need to make beads. I wonder if I could make beads if aliens landed? I would be a real pain in the ass if I couldn't get on the torch.  
Maybe I need to re-think this.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

New Obsession

Dang it. I get so mad at myself when I get obsessed with a new bead shape. I just keep making them, and making them. Sometimes they work out like the Pod, but others have gone unnoticed by anyone but me. It's like I have to work it out of my system. Repeating it over and over until I move on. Might be a little OCD but oh well. 

So the first thing I am loving are these bead colleges. I have three so far and I want one to become my new postcard for shows and to include a post card in my Etsy sales. The one pictured is the newest one.

And now we come to the next obsession...those little melon beads you see in the picture. Here is a closer picture of just the melon beads. You can see it's really just a riff off of the pod, just smaller, different shape but still the groves in the glass. I love the texture. They are yummy to hold in your hands and I can't wait to work with them.
I have only a set of 7 on my Etsy site so if you want them snap em up quick.

The show with the the St. Louis Lampworkers was a hit. I got to be next to Mar and we had a blast, or rather she had a blast giving me shit. I forgot to bring a calculator, ran out of sales slips, forgot a mirror and Mar came to my rescue. I did not expect to have a tons of sales given the economy, but I had several repeat customers and I had a great show. So much fun! We have lots of talented bead makers in St. Louis. Rock on girls.


Friday, September 23, 2011

Show Tomorrow

The St. Louis Lampworkers Society are having their show tomorrow. I think it is our 9th show. It's going to be small but mighty. We have a lot of great artists, so if you are in the St. Louis area stop by. 
I will be in Andersonville IL a suburb of Chicago for the Andersonville Arts Weekend Oct 14-16th. I will be at the store Turley Road. So if you are in the Chicago area stop by and see me. I will have tons of new beads and jewelry to see. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

More Inspiration!

If I can offer any advice to fellow artist it is to keep an inspiration book. I went to the book store and got a nice blank book to fill with goodies. I have my own ideas that I have sketched, and I also cut out pictures from magazines that stir my creative juices. I found this picture on a Blog called The Daily Art Muse. It's a great site if you haven't been, go!
When ever I feel like my muse has left the building, I pull out my book. It's fun to see how I have progressed and re-occurring themes.

I have a local bead show coming up this weekend. It's with the St. Louis Lampworkers Society. It's a great little show and I get to see all my bead friends.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

New Listings!

I have had several people ask when I was going to list more Pods. I finally got my butt in gear and photographed and edited the photos and on and on and on.
Really like the new ones, but of course I am working on some new styles too.  
I think I am going to try and make a post card out of this shot. I like all the colors and shapes. Anybody have a good post card company they like?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

And now back to your regulary scheduled program.

Things have settled down and my Dad is back to good health. It was a very trying couple of months but after some changes with his meds and some things to keep an eye on he is doing so much better.

It's been so long since I regularly up-dated my blog. Lot's of great things happening, so lots to catch up on.

Hey did you know that Lori Anderson's Bead Soup reveal is going on today? I was unable to participate this time but you should check it out here. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011