Sunday, October 26, 2014


This is the time of the year that I love living in the Desert (Lake Havasu City, AZ) as the extreme heat leaves and the days because beautiful and pleasant.  We have the most amazing Sunsets and Sunrises.  October seems to be one of the busiest months of the year for our little town.  Octoberfest, Pumkpin Patch, Boat and Jet Ski events, Run to the Sun (the most beautiful Classic Cars), Halloween on Main Street and many more outdoor activities.

So perfect timing of Rita's Octoberfest!

So I had to make some October Jewelry:

Artisan Lampwork Bead Pumpkins by , Swarovski Crystals and Gold Plated Lever Back Earrings.  Isn't this color sooo soft and yummy!

Gemstone Acorns Earrings with Vintja Copper Pewter Bead Caps - 14mm Large Earth Toned Organic Agate Rondelles Gemstones - Matte Finish Acid Etched 

"Mr Skully"
Pewter Skull by Green Girl Studio a gift from Andrew Thornton.  Artisan Lampwork Beads by Mandrel 2 on Etsy, Brass Bead Cap, Swarovski Crystals, Czech Glass Fire Polished Crystals and soft Suede Leather from Nina's Designs

A pair of Crystal Skull Earrings

Fabulous Sunflowers from my Niece Rozzie's garden.  Such a different color!

And the most important and special event for this Fall 2014 was the birth of my Great Niece - REECE JEAN!!!  She was born in August and this is her 1st Octoberfest/Halloween.  She is just so precious!!!

Pumpkin Patch Time - My Niece Rozlynn and Great Niece Reece

One Cute Little Goblin!!!

 My HANDSOME "TANGO"  says bye for now!!!


Thank you for stopping by!  I'll leave you with one of our gorgeous Sunsets by our local Photographer:

Here are the other wonderful Participants: 

Toltec Jewels                            Jewel School Friends (hostess)

Dini Bruinsma                 

Marybeth Rich                          http:/

Mary Govaars                 

Mischelle Andrade-Fanucchi

Karin Grosset Grange     

Andrea Zenith Glick        

Nan Smith                      

Linda Anderson                        http://CherryOnTopDesign.Co

Becky Pancake              

Melissa Trudinger           

Lennis Carrier                 

Sue Kennedy                  

Kim Dworak                  

Jo-Ann Woolverton        

Jennifer Reno                 

Veralynne Malone           

Lori Schneider                

Shaiha Williams              

Alisa Siceloff                  

Pam Traub                     

Cryss Thain                    

Maria Lourdes Rios       

Kathy Lindemer             

Carolyn Lawson            

Blanca Medina              

Debbie Rasmussen        

Heather Richter             

Kathleen Breeding         

Carol Dillman                

Chris Eisenberg             

Rebecca Sirevaag          

Sam Waghorn                

Sherri Stokey                 

Gina Hockett                 

Michelle McCarthy        

Michelle Buettner           

Dana Hickey                  

Claire Fabian                   

Cynthia Abner                

Renetha Stanziano          

Jami Shipp                     


Gloria Allen                   

Lisa Johnson                   

Marde Lowe                  

Jill Bradley                      

Toni Gifford                    

Shawnda D'Arcy            

RaMona Woolson          

Esterina Jagiella              

Sandra McGriff              

Mary McGraw               

Alenka Obid                  

Marianne Baxter            

Ann Schroeder              

Inge von Roos                

Robin Reed                    

Suzanne Berk                 

Mowse Doyle                

Diana Miglionico Shiraishi


Andrea Rivers                

Janine Lucas                  

Tanya McGuire              

Anindita Basu                

Mitzie Crider                 

Deb Fortin                     

Cynthia Kent Machata   

Cheri Reed                    

Laurel Hanson               

Ingrid Anderson            

Karla Morgan                

Lori Anderson               

Louise Mccormick-Glazier

Jasvanti Patel                

Susan Kelly                  

Lee Koopman              

Carol Briody                

Kathy Lindemer          

Renetha Stanziano      

Divya N                     

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


My entry for the Art Bead Scene August Monthly Challenge.   
Art Beads by:
 Gaea (beads),
Suzieqbeads (Owl Pendant and bead): <a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>,
Lampwork Beads:,
Klassy Joolz (Polymer Clay Birdie):

The Indian Rug (or Red Slippers), 1942 

by Anne Redpath

Oil on plywood

Thank you for stopping by to visit.  Have a great day!

Monday, July 21, 2014


My entry for the July Monthly Challenge..."Ocean Marvel" is the name my friend gave this necklace. What a perfect name!  She is now the proud owner of it.  Thank you LaDonna!

Love, love, love this picture and all the wonderful colors for sure!!!...and that Little Skully sleeping in the deeps of the ocean and what's in that Treasure Chest?

Made with fabulous Fancy Disc Lampwork Beads, Sea Urchin Lampwork Beads, Tentacle Lampwork Beads, Jelly Fish Lampwork Beads and Metallic Lampwork Beads ...

Freshwater Keshi Pearls, Czech Glass Bellflowers, Pewter Mermaid and a Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp comprise this necklace. 

I wish I could write like Erin, but I can't so I will just quote her write up about this beautiful painting.  Her words hit it right on because this is how this picture visually felt to me, too:  "Mysterious depths, encrusted treasures, barnacles and tentacles, ethereal beauty, watery mythology all painted with a muted yet lush palette of blues, purples, greens, browns and creams. This challenge painting was filled with inspiration, from the colors and textures, to the sea-life shapes and forms". 

 I tried to incorporate all of the above into my inspiration necklace. 

The Little Mermaid, 1911 by Edmund Dulac 
Pencil, pen, black ink and watercolour with scratching out 
on paper


Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Here is my May entry for the ABS Monthly Challenge:

 Artisan Ceramic Beads by: Mari Carmen Rodriquez Martinez of Spain -  Aren't these beads wonderful?!...the color and the texture are so rich.  I wire wrapped these beautiful beads and accented them with Smokey Topaz Gemstones and Crystal Topaz Spacer Beads.  Simple but elegant. 

I loved the painting that was Chosen:

Capriccio Padovano, 1741
by Bernardo Bellatto
Oil on Canvas
19.3" x 28.7" (49 x 73 cm)

About the Art:

Bernardo Bellotto's style reveals a taste for what is charming and elegant. He specialized in metropolitan landscapes and historical architecture. Often using a technique called camera obscura in order to achieve the greater accuracy of his urban views.

As always thank you for stopping back to visit!

Friday, May 9, 2014

8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party

This is my second Bead Soup Blog Party hostessed by the fabulous  Lori Anderson.  This is basically how Lori sets it up: She held sign ups one day for the event and paired people together from all over the world.  There are around 500 participates. Each pair was tasked with sending each other a Bead Soup, consisting of a focal, a special clasp, and some coordinating beads.  The rules are you MUST use the focal and clasp (but not necessarily in the same piece) and that you use all, any, or none of the coordinating beads sent to you. You can make one piece or many.

I was partnered with Pam DeBoer. Yes Pam and Pam are Bead Soup Partners.  Lori was that clever of you or what?  Please visit her Blog at  Here is what Pam send me as Bead Soup:

Such pretty Gemstones of  Kambaba Jasper, Black Onyx, Adventurine, Ceramic Beads, Kashmiri Beads, Wood Beads, Silver Toned Beads and a Very Large Clasp with enlayed Crystals by Blue Moon.

My 1st Design:

1st design was a necklace using the beautiful Focal Pendant of  Kambaba Jasper and the Kambaba round beads.   I added Brass Beads, Brass Owls, Brass Chain and a Fancy Brass Large Lobster Clasp.

2nd Design:

2nd Design I used the Large Clasp, Silver Toned Beads, and Ceramic Round Beads to make a Choker Style Necklace.  I added Artisan Lampwork Beads, Crystal Spacer Beads (to match the crystals in the clasp), and Glass Pearl Beads.  The Clasp is worn on the side of the neck or could even be worn in the front.

3rd Design: 

3rd Design was a Necklace using the Black Onyx Beads.  I had had this Artisan Lampwork Heart Pendant for the longest time and these Onyx Beads were just the perfect match that it needed.  I added more Artisan Lampwork Beads, Black Crystal Spacer Beads and Black Stone Gemstones.

4th Design:

Introducing one of Little Polymere Clay first attempt at working with Polymere Clay

In my 4th Design I made a bracelet with the Kashmiri Beads. They inspired me to incorporate some Vintage Tibetan Beads that a friend give me from her travels.  They include an Ethnic Tibetan Repousse Bead, Nepal Tibetan Beads,  Tibetan Brass Beads, and some that I'm not sure of.  I, also, added  some Yellow Turquoise, a Polymere Clay Owl Bead that I made and a Tassel.

5th Design:

My 5th and final design was a pair of Feathered Earring using a couple of the Wooden Beads.  I added small Caulk Turquoise  Beads and some beautiful Quail Feathers that I collected from some of the Quail where I live in Lake Havasu City.

And here is what I sent Pam for her Bead Soup:

Her Package

Her Soup

A little something extra

Thank you to Lori, my Blog Hop Partner Pam Deboer and everyone for stopping by...Have a GREAT DAY!

Please go 
 here to get the list to visit all the other participants that joined in the fun.                                  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Big THANKS to these wonderfully talented ladies/designers for putting this all together!!!

Look at all these Pretties!

THEA Elements by Lesley Watt

BlueBerri Beads by Caroline

Smitten Beads Sari Silks

I am so thrilled to be one of 20 that got to participate in this Spring Fever Design Challenge.  The surprise bead set that was send to me is in the middle of the above picture...
and here's what I created from these beautiful ceramic beads and sari silk...

I had the best time designing with these wonderful treasures!!!

Thank you for visiting my Blog and taking the time to look around this amazing BLOG HOP.  
Please visit the other participants Blogs to see their fabulous designs.

Happy Spring!!!!

Here are the Talented Participants Blogs:

Erin Prais – Hintz –
Pam Traub - Klassy Joolz -     YOU ARE HERE
Toltec Jewels -