The Fruits of My Labor…

I do love making polymer clay beads…especially beads that look very old, if not ancient! These are beads that I made last week. I had run out of the faux amber, turquoise, and coral beads used in my “Tibetan Inspired Beaded Rope Necklace” kit and needed to make more,...

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....

A New Tutorial and Beading Kits!

The “Color Play” Geometric Drop Earrings tutorial is finished and beading kits for both the “Color Play” Vibrant Brights and “Color Play” Subtle Brights design are assembled.   You’ll find these items and other goodies in my...

Yowza!

I’m busy building a new earring wardrobe… here’s the latest addition.  I’ve kicked the geometric triangles up a notch  with a few shades that are borderline neon! I can’t help but feel happy when I’m wearing these “Color Play” –...

In a blue mood…

 Last August while on vacation in California, I purchased some wonderful natural crystals from which I created molds. This collection of blue and teal faux crystals were created from those molds. I have a theory as to why some of the faux crystals come out crystal...

I almost missed it!

The deadline for latest Fire Mountain Gems contest featuring Swarovski Crystals was October 8 and I finished this neckpiece just in time to enter! I had been so busy finishing up my latest geometric beadwoven bracelet that I’d forgotten the contest was closing....

Woohoo!!!

I am so excited!!!  In early March I entered my bead-embroidered neckpiece featuring polymer clay flowers and butterflies in Fire Mountain Gems and Beads “Creative Clays” contest.  I’ve been eagerly awaiting results of the contest and winners have...