Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hearts for Haiti

The Etsy community has put together a shop with all items donated by Etsy sellers.All money (minus Etsy and Paypal fees) goes to Doctors Without Borders to help with the relief in Haiti.The last time I checked there was almost 200 items for sale.Please help with this wonderful cause at:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Treasuries and Treasures

A Treasury is a collection of items from Etsy stores with a common theme(color,material etc.) put together by an Etsy member.It is a way to browse through alot of Etsy shops.Some of these Treasuries are gorgeous.Here is one I just created:
check it out and see what you think!
I am also included in one called Earth,Wind and Fire.
Just to let you know,there is an Etsy store being set up for a relief fund for the victims in Haiti.
I will post the name of the shop when they get it set up.All items for sale will be donated by Etsy sellers and procceds will be donated.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tuesday's Tip

When using large hole beads in your designs,fill the hole with seed beads,rubber earring backs or hollow rubber tubing available from .It will prevent the beads from slipping.Happy beading!

Monday, January 11, 2010

First day of my new Blog

Everyone keeps talking about blogging.So,I decided to start my own.I will be posting events in my life that pertain to my jewelry and Lampwork beadmaking career.I'll try to make it interesting and short.I will try to post jewelry making tips and facts from time to time.

I have had my jewelry featured in several Bead Trends magazines.I have two projects in the February issue.This magazine can be found at Michaels and Joanne Fabrics.If you use your coupon,it's alot cheaper!

I also have a beadwork necklace featured in the Fire Mt.Gems newsletter on January 5,2010.It was my entry in their yearly contest.

I started Lampwork bead making in August 2009 and am totally in love with this wonderful art.

Most of my work can be seen at