Wednesday, December 29, 2010

ABS December 2010

ABS December 2010
Originally uploaded by Klassy Joolz
This is my entry for the December ABS Challenge: The Captive Robin, John Anster Fitzgerald, c.1864

John Anster Fitzgerald - (1819? – 1906) "Victorian Fairy Painter - he was able to suggest the existence of a coherent alternative world which was ethereal and bizarre." So here is my small interpretation of the weird little creature that is holding on to the beaded rope (or chain) that holds the Robin captive.

The lampwork beads are by two different Artisan Lampwork Artists: and

These beads are made of Triton Glass and that's what gives them that magical (fairly like) appearance.

My blog:

ABS: December Monthly Challenge in Art Bead Scene

December Monthly Challenge in Art Bead Scene

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gorgeous Sunsets and Sunrises Here in the Desert

Check out the STOP Sign in the 1st picture...It must mean STOP and look at this beautiful Sunset.  This is down the street from my house and sun is setting over the lake (Lake Havasu, AZ)

This is a beautiful Sunrise out of the back of my house...WOW...It changes so quickly that is hard to get a picture as the sun is coming up.

Another gorgeous Sunset...While we get no snow here it does get chilly, but I'm so fortune to be able to enjoy God's creation of beautifully vivid colored skies.  Sometimes it just takes your breathe away...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Art Bead Scene Blog: Designer of the Week - Klimt Challenge

Art Bead Scene Blog: Designer of the Week - Klimt Challenge: "Monday, November 29, 2010
Designer of the Week - Klimt Challenge
Each Monday the Art Bead Scene features the Designer of the Week. One of our editors picks her favorite from the Monthly Challenge entries. The inspiration piece is Klimt's Tree of Life, such a gorgeous painting.

This week's featured designer is...

Pam Traub at Klassy Joolz

Here's what Art Bead Scene editor Lynn Davis had to say about Pam's piece...

'Klimt’s Tree of Life painting has a metallic and complicated patterning to it, and Pam's piece has picked up on the coloring and the unique design so effectively. I love the use of the natural stone colors and the boro lampwork beads, to capture the luminous effect of the Klimt. And the focal component captures the dots and swirls in a subtle way, repeating the Klimt effect beautifully. I'm in love with all things metal and glass, so this is the top of the pick for me, combining both. Beautiful work, Pam!'

Congratulations, Pam! Your entry got you in the running to have a chance to win over $100 of art beads from this month's sponsors.

See more of Pam's designs here!
Posted by LLYYNN - Lynn Davis at 2:27 PM
Labels: Designer of the Week
Kristi Bowman said...
Another beautiful creation!! A great month!!!!!"

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton: Thursday Giveaway Winner...

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton: Thursday Giveaway Winner...: "The winner for this past week's Thursday Giveaway is Pam of Klassy Joolz. Congratulations!

Such a wonderful's all about the Animal Print for me....Love Animal Print....I feel so fortune to have won these fabulous beads!!!!  Thank you Andrew and Raida!!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

NOV ABS Challenge

This is my entry for the NOV ABS Challenge:

Tree of Life - Stoclet Frieze by Gustav Klimt

Love the colors in this Egyptian Themed Painting that inspired this necklace created with a handmade Copper Pendant, Borosilicate (Boro) Lampwork Beads made by Stoney Marie Designs @,
Snow Flake Keishi pearls, Swarvoski Crystals and Sterling Silver.

NOV ABS Challenge | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Please visit this beautiful Yellow Turquoise Necklace was included in this collection.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Bunny-licious curated by MeganJaneJewellery on

Thank you to MeganJaneJewellery for featuring my Hippy Hop Lampwork Bunny Pendant in her Bunny-licious Collection...I am feeling pretty special...Three features in less than a week...and won two giveaways in the last two I blessed or what?   Big thanks to everyone!!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010


I love nature of any kind and I'm always aware of natures wonderful and beautiful creatures that we share the world with.  Here are a few friends in the insect world that I am fortune enough to having living in my area.

The Tarantula Hawk is a species of spider wasp which hunts tarantulas as food for its larvae.

Up to two inches (50 mm) long with a blue-black body and bright rust-colored wings, tarantula hawks are among the largest of wasps. The coloring on their wings warns potential predators that they are
dangerous (Aposematism). Their long legs have hooked claws for grappling with their victims. The stinger of a female tarantula hawk can be up to 1/3 inch (7 mm) long, and delivers a sting which is rated among the most painful in the insect world.  (They rarely string humans.)

The "Bumble Bee" is a big, hairy, black or black and yellow bee whose size can range from 3/4 inch to 1 1/2 inch.

There are over 200 types of Bumble bees in the world. Fifty different types can be found in North America. Each different species will have its own preference to types of nectar and prefers different flowers.

The bumble bee is an important, beneficial insect. They pollinate plants and flowers as they forage for food. To gardeners, it is a welcome sight to see these large, flying insects carrying large loads of pollen, flying into and around their flower beds and gardens. While busy searching for food (and at the same time, pollinating plants) bumble bees are rarely a problem when in close proximity to humans. They will actually (in most cases) go out of their way to avoid human contact. Bumble bees will, however, defend themselves if they sense that they are cornered and cannot escape. Most of the time they will fly away from danger but will sting if they are under duress.

The Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus) is a North and South American butterfly in the family Nymphalidae (the brush-foots) with a wingspan of 2.75–3.25" (70–88mm)..

It is orange or brown with black wing borders and small white forewing spots on its dorsal wing surface, and reddish ventral wing surface fairly similar to the dorsal surface. The ventral hindwings have black veand small white spots in a black border. The male has a black androconial scent patch on its dorsal hindwings. Their flight is slow and they are reasonably easy to approach, but will fly for some distance if approached too closely.

Red Velvet Ants – actually wasps – get their name from the hairs that cover their body and because they resemble ants. The flightless females, which are often encountered while wandering on the ground, especially resemble ants. Two common varieties include thistledown (Dasymutilla gloriosa) and red (Dasymutilla magnifica).  They are all in the family Mutillidae. 

Velvet Ants range in size from 1/8 inch to one inch, with great variation within species. Size appears to depend upon size of host used during development. Velvet ants look like miniature walking cotton balls.  Red, orange, yellow, black or white bristle-like hairs, known as setae, cover the entire body. Biologists call this type of coloration "aposematic," and they used the term to refer to conspicuous warning colors of animals that predators should avoid.

Males have wings but no stingers, while females have stingers but lack wings.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Awesome Giveaway from Floridity

Awesome Giveaway from Floridity at Lori's Pretty Things!

Thank You ABS

I was the August Monthly Challenge Winner!

So thrilled to have won a collection of clay beads from the Beads-of-Clay group and a $50 gift certificate from Gardanne.

Thank You ABS & Sponsors!!!

My ABS Entry

Monday, August 30, 2010

Featured in ArtFire Collection

My Jungle Rabbit Lampwork Bracelet was featured in this fabulous collection...I'm so thrilled and honored!!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

ABS - August 2010 | Flickr

ABS - August 2010 Flickr - Photo Sharing!

This is my entry for the ABS August Challenge:  Inspired by the painting "Sunrise" by John "Jack" Savitsky.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Maria Grimes Winners Choice Giveaway

This August marks Maria Grimes 8th year of making lampwork beads and she thought a giveaway was is order!

Not just any giveaway, but a giveaway where you pick your beads!

If you are the winner, she'll ask you to give her one word, but just one!

It can be any word you wish...maybe your favorite color? A holiday? A animal? Anything you want...

She will then make a set of 5-beads in the "theme" of your one word.

How fun is that!
How do you enter? Just leave a comment on her blog:

The winner will be picked by on Monday August 30th

Monday, August 23, 2010

Memento Mori

I just recently completed this beautiful "Skully Necklace" using one of Lynn Davis's ( pendants.  "In the Middle ages, the idea of remembering that all life ends to ensure a rich life was described by the words "In Memento Mori" - in remembrance of Life."  Perfect necklace for anyone who likes skulls, biker chicks or gothic style.

This picture is in an antique finish.

Creations With Heart

Creations With Heart


My bracelet was featured on Creations With Heart's Blog...Thank you so much...Such an Honor!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I'm opening a new Shop on Etsy.   Here is a sneak peek at what I will selling.  Leave a comment on what you think about these hand stamped, hand antiqued, vintage style gift tags.

Halloween Gift Tags

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fire Works

Fire Works
Originally uploaded by Klassy Joolz
July Inspiration is Everywhere Challenge: Inspired by Fireworks.

Beautiful artisan lampwork pendant created with Triton glass by ... wire wrapped in sterling silver with Micro Ekho (Triton) glass artisan lampwork bead dangles wire wrapped in sterling silver by...

Can't you just see this "Fire Work" shooting into the nights sky and then sparkling down fron the heavens in beautiful metallic colors.