Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Last piece of the puzzle on my "Our Lady of the Pond and her cat Bob" piece.  I went a little crazy. It started with the idea of a turtle dress, and then gold turtle earrings, a turtle head band and a swimming turtle. Fun to just relax with a no pressure/ not an order piece. So I need your opinions, what color should the pond water be? Do you like the pale blues on the left or the clear turquoise shades on the right?

Monday, August 7, 2017


YAY! THE LYNX IS DONE!! I really like this one. The purple mountain and water makes me happy even though the wave pattern in small beads took forever! A bit of a departure from reality adds a nice touch. This is one that really needs to be seen in person. I'll keep it in the gallery for one more day and then off it goes in the mail. The colors are so rich. The overcast day does make for good picture taking so I had to throw in a shot of my lilies. This wet summer really made them spectacular.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


I've just sent the first box off to Santa Fe. If you are going to be there for Indian Market (August 18,19,20 ) Vivi will have my work at the Hotel ELDORADO.  I'm working away on my Lynx and hope to have him go out with the second wave of stuff going down. It is so hard not to get distracted by summer though...

Sunday, June 11, 2017


Simply enjoying life as things get green.    Having a great time with the family, getting the garden in, king fishing, morel mushroom picking, laughing and trying to do the jumping in the picture thing. Right now I'm working on some small cuffs and demonstrating the "how to" on these Nunn cuffs in the gallery. I have the bracelet blanks and material available if you want to make your own. But mainly I'm just breathing in the summer air and feeling lucky.

Monday, April 3, 2017


I was in Anchorage this weekend teaching a class at the Alaska Bead Company. It never ceases to amaze me how warm and fuzzy I feel after a long day with fellow beaders. The common love of beads and the need to create art is strong among us. It was a great group of talented individual. I really appreciate everyone who signed up, we had some people who traveled very long distances to be there!  Thank you Mark for inviting me to teach and especially thank you Linda Meyers for arranging everything, and I mean everything! You are a force.

Sunday, February 12, 2017


All of the beaders in my neck of the woods know that last fall Gig's Beads and Things went out of business. She and her husband Robert moved to Colorado. We all miss Gig personally, she is a wonderful, warm and inspiring person, with a new project always on the craft table. Also, if you're like me, I miss being able to run down and grab some beading needles or a certain color when I need it! So I've decided to take up the bead store mantle and sell some beads and supplies from Kate's gallery. It won't be like Gigs which had everything under the sun, but will have all my favorite seed beads! Specifically tons and tons of 13 cut charlottes, white hearts, cut glass black, which come from the Czech Republic. I'll have lots of beading needles and thread, ( fireline and nymo). My question to you is, what would you like see in the tubes of japanese seed beads? I'm a huge fan of the powder coated colors and the color lined. Do you want the Miyuki Delicas or the regular round style. Size 15 or 11? I would really appreciate your input. This is a new adventure for me and I'm hoping to somewhat fill the big gap that Gig left when they moved, even if there won't be whippets greeting you at the door.
Bead boxes arriving
Gig, Robert and the whippets!