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12/09/07  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

11/12/07  I miss you all!  Here's a quick update on what I've been up to.  I took my baby to her first show yesterday.  I'm going to try and put a video up on my website soon.

Happy Monday!  I hope you all have a great day! 

10/11/07  I'm back on my torch today after a long hiatus and WOW it feels good!  Right where I belong.  I'll post pictures of some things I'm working on for my show next month just as soon as I can.  For now, here is a picture of some beads I made in the past.

Have a great day!

8/24/07  Sadly I say here that summer is almost over.  I am not ready for the kids to go to school.  Can you believe that?  I have one child going into high school!!! huh??? This certainly means - I am OLD!  How did that happen?

  I enjoyed everything about this summer.  I hope you have some happy memories too.  You all know that instead of making beads I have been riding daily and in case you didn't know, I have a fabulous horse.  I have waited four years to really ride her and she's even better than I imagined all that time.  We're even scheduled for a show in September so there are some good things about the kids going back to school (I'll have more time, thank you Lord).  I'd like to find this horse a rider for that show so that it doesn't have to be me, but anyway, 

Yes, Yes, Yes, I miss my torch!  Bead making is on my schedule for the weekend!  I'll also try to get an updated pic here on my website of that Fable horse I keep talking about!

Have a blessed day!

8/9/07 Here's a pic of one of the horse beads I submitted to "Once Upon a Bead".



Okay, UpdateÖ. (Insert big sigh)

I'm starting a business.  A new business, as in, a start up, as in, what a crazy idea but gotta do it kind of business.  It's a sign business and so there's a lot of art to do with it.  That's a big detail for me.  Anyway, I won't have a lot of time to lampwork.  I won't stop lampworking, but I can't say how many beads I will have for sale, or when.  Many of you stop by my website everyday and vote for me. Thank you so much! You all have inspired me and you have kept me going over the years. Iíve been selling my jewelry for six years at a local gallery and Iíve been selling my beads online for.... I think online, two years now.  All of you out there---You ALL----Youíve helped me so much. Iíve been inspired to levels that I could only dream of the day I started.  Best of all, I have loved every minute of it. 

Thank you!

I will still be selling beads off my website, so come on back now and then.  Iíll need to stop the free beads for votes.  There's not much sense in it but of course, you can still vote for me.  You just won't need to email me. I will miss your emails like crazy!!! You are always so cheerful and you encourage me all the time. We wonít say goodbye, k? And Iíll make sure youíre all on my mailing list.  I'll be busy but don't worry, I'll be back! 

8/4/07  You're invited!  I'm excited to be selected for:

"Once Upon a Bead"

"An exhibit of hundreds of handmade beads in all media made by nationally recognized artist."

August 18 - September 30, 2007

Artist Reception:

Saturday, August 18, 4-6 p.m.

It's in Hunter, NY and so it looks like I won't get to go in person but my beads will be there for me!

On my mailing list? Then watch for your invitation in the mail.

7/31/07  I have new beads with on sale and I also have news!  I have a picture of one of my beads on the back cover of the current Summer 2007 issue of:

The Annealer Magazine

Yes! I'm happy!  I had no idea I was selected.  Thank you all for helping me get here!

7/31/07 Here's a sneak peek at some of the new beads coming as soon as I can get them posted.  Thanks for looking!

7/20/07  Thank you everyone for the votes!  I appreciate that you are keeping me on the boards.  You guys are great!  The last couple of days I've made beads and should have some new ones posted for you next week.  So what have I been up to?  Well, one thing is that my horse returned from training last Friday.  She is now lovely, much better mannered, and a total dream to ride!!!  She just sorta floats.  I raised her from a baby and so it's been a long, long wait.  Anyway, I've been riding early in the morning and guess what I used to do?  Make beads!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thanks again!

Beads are coming soon!

7/10/07  Okay, Update required!  I've submitted pictures recently to two things.  The first is a print advertisement and the second is an exhibition.  The exhibition is titled:  "Once Upon a Bead" and runs from 8/18/07 to 9/30/07 at the Catskill Mountain Foundation.  I'm not in yet!..... I am submitting and do you know why?  I realized that if I keep sitting on my bee-hind and not doing anything, I'll never get into anything either.

  Thank you for your votes and your support!  I hope you know, I couldn't do what I do without all of you!


7/3/07 I haven't forgotten you guys!  I'm working on beads and will send out an email soon.  Pics below....

So many people are off enjoying the holiday.  Isn't it great that it falls in the middle of the week?

I'm making beads and my, oh my, I think I have some pretty horses cooking in the kiln.  You just never know until they're done, but I'm hoping.

Have a great day everyone and thank you all for your votes!




6/25/07 I just posted pictures of a bunch of new bracelets!  Finally I found a minute to update this page. 

We'll pick a name soon!

 6/21/07 Finally as promised, pictures for you today.

Hope you're all having a great week!




6/21/07 Pictures and update later today.  Hope you're having a great day and thanks for all the votes!

6/19/07  I almost forgot--To all the designers out there who purchased my beads, please send me one of your business cards and I'll send you a bead.  Pretty easy isn't it?  Also, if you need more of my cards, just let me know.

Thanks again!

(Keep reading if you didn't see my first entry for 6/19/07.)

6/19/07 Some of you are wondering, "Where is she???"  I'm off designing with the tons and tons of my lampwork beads that I have sitting around.  You didn't think I sell all the beads I make did you?  The best way to show you is with a picture.  I have more to finish and then I'll snap a pic for you.

Thanks for your patience and your votes!

Also, I have a surprise coming up for the next drawing.


Have a great day!

6/12/07 Would you like to see a funny video of our horses being pestered by my husbands RC airplane?  They're just trying to enjoy a peaceful afternoon eating and getting some sun when....well, you'll see.  Check out the link below and if you give it 5 stars, we'd sure appreciate it!

Horses trying to ignore the plane....

6/11/07 New beads just posted!  Click on picture below to be taken to the beads!!!

6/09/07 Thank you all for your purchases last week.  New beads will be listed on Monday, June 11th. 

Have a great weekend!


6/05/07 Shopping cart is now fixed.  Thank you all for your patience!

6/05/07 Shopping cart for the NEW beads will be up shortly.  The delay is caused by Paypal so I'm not sure exactly when I'll get the problem resolved.  See something you like?  Please send me an email.

Click on picture below to get to the beads!!!

5/31/07 Here's a sneak peek at some of the new beads I'm working on.  I'm trying for funky, fun or just a bit outside the box.   These are a work in progress with the hope for some great new sets ready for you to purchase next week.  I'll send out an email for those on my mailing list.  Want to be on the list?  Just send me an email.

Thanks and have a great weekend!

Click on picture for larger view.


5/24/07 New beads will be up sometime tomorrow morning.  I wish I had more finished but I do have some sweeties!

Also, I picked another name for free beads.  CH it's you.  I'm sending you an email. 

Click on pic below to have a look at tomorrows new beads.

Have a great weekend everyone!

5/22/07 I picked a winner this afternoon.  Victoria it is you!  Thank you all for your votes and I still have the hat full of names.  Do you know what that means?  If I get another good bead day tomorrow, I'm picking more names!   Again, thank you!


5/21/07 Here's a quick pic of this weeks beads that I'm working on.  Hope you're having a great day!


5/20/07 New beads are in the works and should be posted later this week.  No one reminded me about the drawing.  Yep, you have to remind me because I can be a scatter brain if something is not on my "to do list".  We'll pick a name in the next day or so, okay?  Meanwhile, have a fabulous week everyone!

Off to put a note on my "to do list"....


5/17/07 The new beads are up!  Click on any picture below to see what's new!

5/15/07 New beads will be posted by Thursday, possibly Wednesday.  I have a lot going on in my life now but I'm making beads slow but sure every chance I get. 

When the beads are ready, I'll send out an email like last time.

Thanks for your patience! 

5/10/07 You guys are great!  All of you!  The last batch of new beads have all sold and I want to thank you for buying my beads.  Thank you!  Thank you! Thank you!

I appreciate each and every one of you!

New beads currently in the making..... 


5/07/07 Please click on picture below for a peek at upcoming beads for this week.  Thanks for looking!

5/7/07 Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a great weekend! 

I have another picture to share sent to me by Constance Corey of Auraeana Original Creations.  She created this gorgeous piece - "Fable's Spirit".  There's a story behind it's creation and it involves a sweet horse named Fable.  Check it out here:

Fable's Spirit


5/03/07 I love when customers send me pictures of their work made using my beads. 

Check out this gorgeous new necklace by Cindy of Sweet Bead Studio!  Cindy's contemporary wirework merges beautifully with the organic feel of the beads.  I love the way she mixed the lampwork with the stone beads.  Sweet Bead Studio website coming soon!


5/01/07  Thank you all for the votes!  The winner of this latest drawing is C.W.!  Congratulations!  I'll be sending you an email. 


5/01/07  New beads are posted.  Please click on either picture below to go directly to the beads!  Thanks for looking!

5/1/07  I have a few more pictures of the new beads still left to do and then I'll list all of this weeks new beads.  I should be done by 10 A.M. this morning. 

I've removed the link for voting at Lampwork Beads.  I just don't get much traffic from that site.  The drawing for freebies will be soon (or just as soon as I come up with the prize)! 

Thank you!

4/28/07  Here's a sneak peak of some of the new beads coming up.

Hope you're all having a great weekend! 

4/27/07  I have some beads in the kiln and it's just terrible having to wait, and wait, and wait.  Another 3 hours and they'll be done!  I think I have some nice ones so come back and see!

 I wish you all a fantastic weekend!!! 

4/26/07 New cords are here!


4/25/07 New beads just added.  Thanks for looking!

Take me to the beads!

4/23/07 The weather is gorgeous so I'm going to go out, make beads and dye silks.

There's nothing like playing with color!  Especially when everything just shines!

  Here's some quick pics of new beads coming up.

Have a fabulous day!

 4/21/07 New beads added 9:15 PM EST.  Thanks for looking. 

Take me to the Beads!!!


4/21/07 I'm working on getting the new beads posted for sale.  I'll be done just as soon as possible.  In the mean time, check out this beautiful necklace  by Constance Corey of Auraeana Original Creations.


 4/17/07 Thank you all for your votes!  I don't answer all the emails for votes but I want you to know that I will definitely always add your name. 

I hope to have some new beads by the end of this week. 

Thanks again!

4/13/07 Here's a quick picture of some new beads I've been working on.

Have a great weekend!

Click on picture for larger view.




4/17/07 Thank you all for your votes!  I don't answer all the emails for votes but I want you to know that I will definitely always add your name. 

I hope to have some new beads by the end of this week. 

Thanks again!

4/13/07 Here's a quick picture of some new beads I've been working on.

Have a great weekend!

Click on picture for larger view.

4/12/07 My son picked three winners for free beads.  Yes, three winners because we love picking names!  The winners are Victoria, C.W. and C.H.  You know who you are!!!  You'll get an email shortly. 

Thank you all for your votes.   

4/12/07 New beads just added.  Click on picture below!

And I want to list some of my amulet bags for sale.  Please check back soon!


4/11/07  Instead or rushing, I'm going to take a bit more torch time to finish work on some new sets I've started.  The new beads won't be ready until Friday.  I hope to make it worth the wait!    

Thank you for the votes!

4/9/07 New beads soon!  Also some new amulet bags I'm working on.  I enjoy working with the leather and what a great way to use up some of my lampwork seconds.  Click on the picture below to see more!

4/4/07 New beads are ready! Find them here.

4/4/07 And the winner of the beads pictured below is... Victoria!  Thank you ALL for your votes!

Hope you all are having a great day!

Click on picture for larger view.


4/3/07 I should have some new beads in the next day or two.  Also, I'd like to do the drawing this week. 

Hope you all are having a great week!

Thank you for your votes!


3/29/07 New beads!  Click on picture below to head on over to the bead page.



3/28/07 This just in and I have to showcase this beautiful bracelet designed by Constance Corey of Auraeana Original Creations.

She did such a fabulous job with design.  Truly an eye catching bracelet. 

More eye candy done by my customers

I'll have some beads tomorrow if I can stay on schedule.  That's the plan.  Thank you All for your votes!


3/23/07 I love this bracelet made by Cindy of Sweet Bead Studio.  Cindy made the bracelet but the original wire design is Kerry Bogert of Kabs Concepts.  The beads come ALIVE with the wirework.  Such lovely eye candy I just had to share!


3/22/07 Hope you all enjoy this beautiful day!  To all designers with photos of your work, I'm still looking for entries for the gallery pages.  

Did you know "opera" was the most common length for a necklace?  It's 28 - 34 inches.  Follow the link to find a quick guide to necklace lengths and their names.

Thank you all for your votes!  You guys are great!

3/19/07 I had a few chances to make beads last week and you can see the results on the beads page here, or click on the pictures below.

I have to apologize for not updating my page frequently.  There are several reasons, the most annoying is that my ISP or my website host have been having serious issues.  The problems last for days and days and with my schedule, I absolutely need it working when I have the time.  If it continues like this, I'll just have more and more time to make beads.  Guess I can't complain, can I?

  Have a great week everyone!  This is it - I believe Spring has sprung "for real" this time.


Thank you all for the votes! 

Some of you are getting free beads for votes so keep watching for them to arrive.  



3/6/07 Want to see some wall art I've done?  I took the pictures just today to show someone and thought, hey, someone else may be interested.  Take a look here:  Wall Art

3/5/07  Thank you all for your votes!  I'll do a drawing soon.  Have a great week everyone!

2/26/07 New Beads!  I'm still waiting on the sun to shine so I can get nicer pictures.  For now though....see the beads here

2/26/07 - I added some new pictures to the Customer Gallery.  If you have images of pieces you've made using my beads,  I'd love to add them to the gallery.  Check out the latest additions here:

Customer Gallery

Today, I'll attempt pictures of the new beads although with the clouds today, I doubt I'll get any good images.  I have a medley of beads from last week along with a raku set that I just love.  Thanks for your patience and I'll try my best to make it worth the wait!

All my beady friends out there - I wish you a fabulous Monday!  This week will fly by, so make today a good one.

2/22/07 I have the best customers!  You've all been so patient.  Many of you are asking, "where's the beads?".  Well, the cold got to me last week.  I tried, but it was seriously cold!  This week, I'm working better and just now a dear sweet friend brought me some dichroic glass rods to try!  I'm all excited about it.  I'm catching up this week and of course, as soon as I have some beads, they'll be listed here.  Thank you all!

 2/13/07  Today, I had a chance to make a nice batch of beads, although most of today's beads were experimental, I hope I discovered something worthwhile.  I'll have taxes over with tomorrow, so after that I'll be cooking!  I'll have new beads just as soon as possible.  Thank you all for your votes!  Have a great week everyone!

2/9/07 My daughter picked a name out of the bowl last night to win a focal that I made especially for the free bead drawing.  I really want you all to win but of course I can't make that many beads!  Anyway, today I picked two more names.  The drawings are a big deal and all the kids want to pick the winners.  Today, since it was my turn, I can see why they like it so much!  And the three winners are:

Victoria  -  Julie  -  Cindi

Congratulations!  I have one bead made for Victoria and need to get more ready.  I'll be sending you all an email.  Thank you so much for your votes.  I appreciate it!

2/7/06  I'm working on a new tutorial!  Click here:  How to make a simple wrapped loop

2/6/07 New beads posted!

Click on any picture below to go to the beads page.

2/5/07 I have some "interesting" beads that I made last week that I'll get posted here early this week.  I was going to do some asymmetrical earrings for the local gallery and I figured since it's so cold, I only needed a few beads for each earring.  Easy.  Well, I forgot once again that I make beads, not jewelry and I'm not that jazzed about making the earrings.  If I can find my lost pictures of some asymmetrical designed earrings I've done, I'll share them with you.  I know I have a picture somewhere...  Please come on back to see the new beads.  Meanwhile, I'll be on my torch today after another cup of coffee and a bit more of me cheering on the sun...just a few more degrees and it won't be so bad out there in my studio right?  Stay warm!      

2/2/07 Have a great weekend everyone!  New beads coming next week.  Please check back.

2/1/07 - All the new beads have been posted as of yesterday.  I forgot to put a note here, so click on the beads page on the left, or on any picture below to take a peek.  It's snowing today and I'm not complaining about the cold.  Really, I'm not.  It's great!   Have a good day and thank you so much for the votes!

1/30/07 - Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!  Here's a quick picture of my latest set.  I'll have all the new beads posted by tomorrow (see more below). 

Thank you all for the votes!

1/29/07 - Today, my daughter drew the winner for free beads....  And the winner is Chrissie!!!  I'll send you an email. 

Beads won pictured below: 

Click on picture for larger view.


 Still some silver left on the Silver Sale page.

Have a great day!