Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween

This is a favorite photo of my son in a mask that didn't fit. Poor child ended up tripping his way though the neighborhood Halloween night :)
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Glitter *Star*

Hi! Just wanted to share with you what I've been working on. I founds this star shaped beveled glass, and knew I wanted to make a glittery creation out of it.
So I added German Glitter glass to it, and soldered the edges. I love the way it sparkles.
Did you know German glitter glass really is made of shards of glass? It's unlike the plastic glitter found in most stores, because the glass it's made out of has an amazing brilliance to it, and creates a beautiful diamond-like appearance to your piece, especially in low light.
I also love the texture the glitter glass gives to the star.

I've been making Christmas ornaments too since I need to get cracking for the Holiday season, and my next show is coming up in a couple of weeks in Carlsbad. I hope you enjoyed the little sneak peek to what I've been up to. We've had loads of rain and even strong thunderstorms here in sunny CA. It makes for a cozy time to create. I hope you're doing well in your neck of the woods.
Take care,

Monday, October 18, 2010

Betsey Johnson Inspiration

Welcome! I love Betsey Johnson, the famous N.Y. designer. Here she is at her 68th birthday party over the summer. She just exudes fun to me, and I love her quirky, uniqueness. She still does cartwheels at the end of her runway shows! In addition to clothing she makes cool jewelry and uses a lot of animal prints like leopard and zebra.
Inspired by Betsey, I decided to come up with a bauble of my own. One side is the leopard...
and the other a zebra. My daughter already ran off with this one, so I'll have to make some more.
You can find them on my website here. It looks nice as a choker,
or long. I think is would be pretty on a charm bracelet too. I'm working on a new design for a bracelet that stretches with beads, and attaches to a chain.
I hope you're having a happy start to your week. Do you have a favorite designer you get inspiration from?
Take care,

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Glitterfest Fun

Welcome! I wanted to thank all of you who came out to Glitterfest. It was such a great show, and loads of you showed up early, lined up at the door. Thanks so much! I know it wasn't the best day to be out with all our humidity, but thanks all the same. Sheryl and Diane did another amazing job putting it all together. The next one is already being planned, and will be in March.
Here is a view of my table. The window display worked great and held up a lot of ornaments. The only problem was because of the glass I couldn't hear what anyone was saying unless I stood up. I kind of felt like a drive through teller behind a window!
I was right by the front door, and was able to see everyone when they first came in.
My daughter was a huge help. It got so hectic sometimes we were madly passing ornaments back and forth to each other. I loved hanging out with her, and we kept each other going.
Here is a view of Stacey's booth. It was great to see her again, and I wanted to steal her fan! She had loads of great items as usual.
Here's Gina's booth. She has so many goodies to choose from and I love them all.
And here's Karin's booth. She had loads of sparkly pretties to choose from. Next time I want to shop!
This is my lovely neighbor Iva. She is a sweetheart, and she has so many beautiful works of art to enjoy. And Iva won an award for the prettiest booth. You can see why!
The pumpkin balloon was one of my favorites that she had made, that and a witches shoe that sold right away.
Well that's all I was able to take. I wanted to get around the whole room and get more shots, but it was just too busy which is a good thing. Thanks for popping in. Were you able to make it to Glitterfest? If so, what were some of your favorite goodies?
Take care,

Friday, October 1, 2010


Hi! Tomorrow's the big day, and I'll be up bright and early bringing my wares to Glitterfest! It's a great show filled with artists selling their handmade goodies. Join the fun tomorrow in Santa Ana, CA from 10-4. The address is 212 S. Elk Lane. Hope to see you there!
Take care,
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