New Beads in Pastels for Spring and Summer

I've been working more with pastel, muted colors for spring and summer. Here are a few just listed:


Meet Ethan!

I know this is not bead related, but he is related. This is my nephew Ethan. I think he is pretty special, not to mention WAY-adorable! He truly makes my heart sing. Ethan and I have a special day planned in June....we are going to the zoo so he can wear me out!

Ethan loves, loves, loves beads!! I'm "Aunt Beads"....can you stand it???

Here he is in his Don Johnson-Miami Vice shirt

He truly is a Chic-Magnet on the beach!!

Ethan hard at work

Elegant Flattened Focal

**SOLD** When I first started making focals, I really wanted to achieve an eartheral, but soft, elegant style. I used the CZ trio in my first bead, and I think every bead since. Here is a flattened focal (using Glass Diversions frit) offering flowing pinks and plums with hints of green. Murrini, silvered ivory, silver plum dots and CZ's accent this bead making it a very pretty piece.

One of My Favorite Beads

**SOLD** - Ink Blue, Ivory, Silver Plum, Dark Pink and Clear CZ's

Ink blue, light topaz, ivory, silver and yellow CZ's make up the colors of spring!

I recently took a class with Andrea Gaurino-Slemmons and have been practicing the techniques she shared with us. What a wonderful instructor! She is a beautiful person who makes beautiful beads!

Blue and Brown Focal

Here's another new bead. Blue and brown is definately one of my favorite color combinations.

Blues and Browns - My Favorite Color Combo

** SOLD** Welcome to my new blog!

I'm selling at Bead and Button this year (Booth #2). I'm pretty excited about it....and a little nervous. I've never been, so I really don't know what to expect. I'm pretty new to the show scene, having only done local events. The Indiana Museum of Art show has been my largest show...a pretty big deal to us Hoosiers!

My inventory for Bead and Button will be limited. I think I will have a little over 100 peices to show. So, if you are going to Bead and Button, please stop by and say hello! I'm looking forward to meeting my on-line friends.

Here are a few new beads: