Saturday, May 24, 2014

Waxed Linen Cord Blog Hop - Final Design

So, the waxed linen cord blog hop definitely took me out of my comfort zone, but I did have a lot of fun working with (what is for me) a new material.  I used two boro lampwork beads from Stoney Marie Designs, two of my dangle lampwork beads, some czech glass, and brass rondelles.   I had a lot of fun pulling together a tray of great beads from my bead stash and mixing and matching the materials.
I love the little knotted ends, so I wanted to make sure that the design had a lot of those.  This was the most fun part of the design for me.

Below is a list of all the designers who participated!

Susan Kennedy -

Jenny Davies-Reazor -

Vanessa Gilkes -

Sandy Huntress -

Blanca Medina -

Cheryl Brown -

Johana Nunez Rivera -

Barbara Bechtel -

Janet Bocciardi -

Michelle McCarthy -

Kelly Hosford Patterson -

Sharyl McMillian-Nelson -

Linda Younkman -

Sandi Volpe -

Toltec Jewels -

Darlene Mansue -

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Getting Ready for the Waxed Linen Jewelry Blog Hop

So, a little package of awesome waxed linen showed up in my mailbox today from White Clover Kiln and it looks awesome.  I turned on some great music in my studio and started digging through my bead stash. Although my studio assistant (Crusher the dog) was absolutely no help, I was able to pull some of my beads and some cool metal, wood, and gemstone beads to compliment the waxed linen. I also pulled in some more art beads from Staci Louise Originals and Suburban Girl Studio.  I have no idea what's going to happen with all these goodies yet, but I guess that's the fun of trying something new!

Beads getting ready for greatness!

Studios assistant failing on the job.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

April Contest - Two winners will receive FREE BEADS!!!

To celebrate the launch of my new Wix website, two winners will receive one strand of encased nuggets!!  In order to be eligible, simply place your next order using my new website (  In May, I'll draw two lucky winners who will receive one of the strands pictured here.