Back Again!

I’ve been out of the studio for the past two weeks for a much needed vacation.  While away, I managed to cram in only a few hours of beading. The rest of the time was spent reading, relaxing, visiting tiny villages, and taking long walks in the Irish countryside. We...

It’s Time Consuming, but…

It’s all so beautiful!  I’ve just returned from Murphy’s Gardens with a box full of herbs…thyme, parsley, rosemary, mint, and lots of basil!  They’ve been in a greenhouse so I will harden them off outside during the day and put them in pots on the deck in a few...

I Know…

I said in my last post that the tutorial for the Geometric “Color Play” Square Drop Earrings would be available in a day or two, but stuff happens, life gets in the way, the dog ate my homework (just kidding!).  Well, the tutorial and beading kits are now...

A New Publication!

When I had first purchased my “Now That’s a Jig” wire-working tool at the Bead and Button show in 2015, I made a bracelet that I titled “Climbing Roses Bangle” and wrote a tutorial for it.  The bracelet was composed of a looped steel wire framework that to me...

Confused about Color?

You are not alone….many people have difficulty selecting colors.  They are in a quandary as to which colors compliment or contrast with one another.  I’ve been blessed with an “eye” for color and  thankfully, it has never been a problem for me....

Time to Play with Pentagons!

I’m mixing it up a bit! Because I’m loving wearing my ”Color Play” Geometric Triangle Drop Earrings, I thought it might be fun to work up some earrings that are five-sided while playing with color and pattern. I love asymmetry so it is great fun wearing one...