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...

I’m still playing with triangles and…

Exploration with color and design is so important! I’ve charted three designs using sixteen different color combinations and I’ve learned that seeing the colors on paper is quite different from seeing the actual triangle worked up! Just look at top four triangle...

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...

It’s Springtime and…

Flowers are blooming everywhere…even in my studio!  These four collections of polymer clay flower and butterfly shaped components have so many possibilities! Each component has a subtle matte iridescence that does not show up in the photos…they truly are...

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...

Another Take on Color…

Finding color combinations derived from nature was the topic of my previous post.  But there are so many other places one can find color inspiration as well.  While browsing a magazine I came across a page that possessed wonderful tropical color combinations! Colors I...