Thursday, July 1, 2010

Good Morning

I have a few pictures of new beads to share; after Bead and Button, my head is full of new ideas and things I want to do, but I've only had a couple of days at the torch to try some of them out.

Inspired by the few but precious treasures I brought home from the show, I am experimenting with new motifs and jewelry designs. I bought a button from Anne Choi, some koi from Bob Burkett, and a neat crab from Greg Ogden, of Green Girl Studios (some of Bob's things can be found at Green Girl too). As always, I lament my lack of shutterbuggery when I visit the blogs of friends who were at the show. Not only do they seem to have found all of the very latest and neatest things, they photograph them and everyone who crosses their paths! What a nice way to recap and share memories. I have vowed to do better in the past, and here I go again ;-).

Anyway, here's a picture of my first piece with the Anne Choi button:

It wears nicely, and I love how it hides the wire and jumpring. I like this idea so much, in fact, that I dove into my stash and dug out some of the cool buttons I have collected over the years to use in jewelry designs. More to come!
I also can't resist sharing this guy, ordered at the show and shipped out yesterday:

I was a little daunted at the thought of doing a Shar Pei when I started studying all those wrinkles, but it turned out great. From the side he looks like he ran into a brick wall, just like he's supposed to.


  1. He's adorable. I guess we know who rules that household.

  2. Aloha!!! I am just totally in love with your glass beads!!! Especially this wonderful Shar pei bead... I also noticed that you have a beautiful Cocker Spaniel.... I have one as well but my boy Thunder is a black Cocker. I too am an artist/writer/blogger and was wondering if you would ever consider doing a Cocker Spaniel bead in honor of our Cocker Spaniels??? You can also visit me and view my art work at Have a great 4th!!! Aloha!!!

  3. Please feel free to email me a photo of your dog and I will make a bead to match. Luckily, I happen to be a bit of an expert in Cocker Spaniels, but I will take a shot at any breed :-).