Thursday, May 07, 2009

Octopus Goodness

I'm always honored when another lampworker buys one of my beads - it's such a big compliment! Paula of Island Top Glass Art bought one of my Octopus beads awhile ago and turned it into this beautiful necklace. Paula, thanks for sharing!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Remember this?

Do you remember this photo? I think it was one of the first Wearable Art Friday inspiration photos ever. From several years ago... I forgot where I got it... I found it again the other day and thought hmn... yes, that looks like my beads. I guess it has stuck with me all this time.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Aren't these Great?

I knew there was something I forgot to share! Sandy bought my Butterfly Waterfall focal bead and asked for that set I made to go with it - remember? She wanted all the beads so that she could design something special for one of her friends - someone she told me was tall and stunningly beautiful and who had a style all her own. Well, she sent me photos of what she finally came up with - and I love it all - so creative! I'm sure her friend looks wonderful wearing these. Sandy can be reached at: sshacke [!at] (change the [!at] to @ and remove the spaces!). Thanks Sandy for sharing your creations with me - it was so fun working with you!

Monday, May 04, 2009

And Another Year Goes By...

Not since I posted... haha, just since I arrived on this planet. 40. It's just a number, right? Big whoop. Renee Zellweger just turned 40 too, same week as me. Seems she's got the same attitude, from the article I was reading today while waiting to get my haircut. Big whoop. The presents are nice though, I do admit. They keep coming and coming. Today I got cookies and a handmade quilted bag - score! Last week I got a Kindle and money to load books onto it. And smoky quartz earrings. And a really cute watch. And a perfect pedicure. And lots and lots of flowers. And a fabulous Andee bracelet - want to see? I love this thing:

So much has happened since I posted though, it feels like a year. Let's see... how am I going to catch up?

First of all, there is Shirley Cook's amazing vessel that she designed around one of my beads - isn't it fabulous? It's already sold though, so don't get too excited. But do check out her others - they are all beautiful!

What else... oh yes, I made a necklace! My mother was in town visiting and picked this bead from my stash... and I turned it into this for her:

I'm sure there's more.... besides the tulip festival (see below), surprise birthday party (don't ever do that to someone you love, folks, ok?), baseball games, gardening, a blooming magnolia taking up my whole backyard, an art room that is finally organized enough to create in... I know I'm missing something interesting to share with you... but you know what they say, memory is the first thing to go with old age... I'll think of it and be back!