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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Last days in November...where did the time go...busy..busy in the studio..have a bunch of art glass panels that I have to get done yesterday...they are going to England...I will post some pictures of them when I get finished..I don't think I have ever taken any pictures of my okanagan Fruit series...they are very popular...especially for wedding presents....not much chance of a duplication....
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Can't believe it's been over a month since I last posted....have been on a road trip to California,  participated in the Pottery & Artisan Show @ the Rotary Centre and my classes have for the most part been full....Christmas is just around the corner and we have the snow to prove it.....
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Took a little road  trip up to the Adams River to see the Sockeye Run...just amazing Posted by Picasa 
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Been busy in the studio..getting ready for the REALLY BIG  Potters & Artisans Show & Sale..to be held at the  Rotary Centre for the Arts..
                                Nov. 13  & 14th Follow Me on Pinterest

Monday, September 20, 2010

Come for this class on Wed. Sept. 22..drop into Studio 203 at the  Rotary Centre for the Arts..

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Just finished my fall clean-up in the studio..always a good feeling to get that done..where does all that stuff come from...I am trying to go with the  'LESS is MORE'  attitude.... A good day to do it as it rained  ALL  day more or less

Fall classes are under way @ the R.C.A.    http://www.rotarycentreforthearts.com/
check out my classes listed on their site.

I am doing a fusing project Wednesday (Sept. 22)  afternoon  1:00 - 3:00 pm...
There is room for a few more people..just drop by and  make yourself a pendant or 2 for just $65.00..  These make great Christmas gifts... Follow Me on Pinterest

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Time to get started designing & making  for the November  13 & 14 show...Artisans' & Potters' @  the  R.C.A.  http://www.rotarycentreforthearts.com/  where o where has the summer gone...
Spent lots of time on the water teaching the grandkids to water-ski..whoo-hooo!!! Follow Me on Pinterest

Thursday, August 12, 2010

WOW where did the summer go??? Can't believe August is almost half over...the weather is really nice now..doin lots of boating...have not done much in my studio..have to give it a good cleaning and reorganizing..seems I would rather do that than actually get down to business & makestuff...LOL
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

A fab weekend @ the R.C.A...was the annual Artisans & Potters Show...Thanks to everyone who dropped by to visit...Despite the hot weather we had a lot of interest...Met some great people.
The next SHOW is in November..
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Just a reminder about Canada Day..I am planning on setting up a table down @ the Rotary Centre for the Arts..should be there @ 10:00 till ????
LOTS of good things for sale...
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

just had to post this fab picture that I took tonight of the sun set...today was a very weird day as far as weather...sunny, cloudy, rainy,.etc.
everything in one day... and a fab way to end the day.
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Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer is finally here...
Doing a show down @ the R.C.A. Canada....July 1 starts @ 10:00 AM Follow Me on Pinterest

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A new design just made today..this design allows the focal bead to be changed..
it just slides off the curly part on the bottom wire piece..hammered 20 gauge steel wire..hand made bead by ME............................................. Posted by Picasa
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Posted by Picasa...........Fabulous colour combo of turquoise, lime green & black
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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lots of new ideas swirling around in my head...now if I can just get them done.
Have had lots of family visiting the past few weeks... back to work but it will be busy for the next month with visitors...
we are finally finishing the yard..getting the driveway black-top done....
awesome!! time to start all over again... our house was supposed to be a 5 year project which turned into a 11 year project...oh well..
it's not getting to the end of the road but the journey along the way!!!...so "they" say
I have been busy making some new display pieces for my sale in July @ the R.C.A.
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Sunday, May 02, 2010

May already.....working in my studio....trying out a few new designs..
Found this quote the other day:
'the person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, and becomes nothing may avoid  suffering ...but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.'
                                           by Leo Buscaglia
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Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring is finally here...It's a great day in the Okanagan..lots of wildlife viewing from my yard.. The Loons are out on the Lake..the deer are wandering thru
Things are a bit slow @ the R.C.A. I am now of member of Okanagan Artists Group
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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Had a FABULOUS day at the 'Fabulous Finds' trunk show at Summerhill Pyramid Winery..
could not believe how busy it was all day...non-stop..
Watch for announcement for a show in the fall.
Went skiing to day.. BIG WHITE..the snow was spectacular, but the wind was something else.
Very cold and blowing snow..they don't call it Big White for nothing.!!!!!
We did manage to ski for 4 and 1/2 hours..Not all that many people there either..guess people
have golfing on their minds now.
It's back to work in the studio this week..I have been doing my 'spring' cleaning and re-organizing. Have lots of ideas for new stuff..going to try some STEAMPUNK jewellery..I have
lots of watch parts and old keys... We'll see what I can turn out...
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Sunday, March 21, 2010


An Artisan and Collectors' Show
Saturday, March 27 10 am - 4 pm
Summerhill Pyramid Winery
4870 Chute Lake Road Free Admission


My daughter and I will be there..lots of vintage goodies, incuding jewellery, purses, scarves,
umbrellas, linens, glass wear and nic knacks.

I will of course have my hot glass, hand-made jewellery on display for sale & viewing:
beads , bracelets, pendants, & earrings

Drop by and say HELLO Follow Me on Pinterest

Monday, March 08, 2010

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Posted by PicasaJust had to post these pics I took in Ireland two years ago... just fabulous
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new post for Monday...just looking after the grandkids...great day for a BBQ.. I was dispatched to get the hot dogs & buns.. time for a roast on the beach. We do this every spring when the water is low and we can build a fire on the beach Follow Me on Pinterest

Sunday, February 21, 2010

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QUOTE for the week-

Creation is the Artist's True Function
Where there is no Creation there is no Art...Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954)

Had a busy time last week.. taught a lampworking class and a fused pendant class. Great people in both classes.

Did a little skiing..Big White was fabulous.. The Grandkids are doing very well considering they only started skiing last year..

I'm busy designing bracelets, etc. for an up & coming show up at Summerhill Winery..It is called "FABULOUS FINDS" an Artisan & Collectors' Show Sat. March 27... 10 am - 4 pm.

I will be sharing a table with my daughter, who does vintage wares..do plan to drop by... Follow Me on Pinterest

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Winter is now half over...Yeah!!!! Here's a quote I recently saw:

LIFE is a Coin...You can spend it anyway you WISH..but you can only spend it ONCE!!!

Here's a little "HISTORY of JEWELLERY" that I hope you will find interesting:

The first jewellery ever made was produced by hand in the Stone Age. Our ancestors made jewellery from materials they considered to be precious such as shells, stones or bones. The jewellery was not only supposed to decorate the person wearing it but also an expression & proof of success & social standard. The hunter, for instance, proudly wore a chain with teeth & claws from a bear as proof of his courage.
The first glass was formed over 40 million years ago by tremendous heat from volcanoes-it is called obsidian. The first man-made glass (consisting of sand, potash & lime) is believed to have been made about 3500 B.C. in Anatolia & Mesopotamia. Of course the Venetians (from Venice) took glass making to another level. Colours can be made by adding metallic oxides..glass can be poured, molded, stretched, cut, polished & etched..making it ideal to add sparkle & excitement to jewellery.
The first attempt of designing 'jewellery' is to be seen in the arranging of chain links or beads according to size. Already the Sumerians had the manufacturing know-how for making most of the jewellery we know today. The ornament as a unified form of decoration was then found in necklaces, earrings & bracelets. "Ornamento" is still today the Italian word for jewellery. Only in the 15 century the meaning of jewellery gradually changed from a status symbol to a fashionable accessory.
Both men & women adorned themselves with decorative gold necklaces, bangles & bracelets. The individual links could be taken out from the piece of jewellery & used as a means of payment.
During the Renaissance the wearing of jewellery became more & more the exclusive right of women & the styling of jewellery was increasingly influenced by fashion. The fast process of industrialization in the 19th Century brought with it the mass production of jewellery. Today thousands of identical pieces of jewellery can be produced.
For quite some time now fashion jewellery has become the fashionable alternative to real jewellery manufactured by jewellers or industry. However, fashion jewellery cannot & does not intend to replace real jewellery.
Buying hand-made jewellery from an artisan insures that you have a Unique, One of a Kind piece to add to your collection.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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Another fab day in the Okanagan. I looked out my studio window yesterday and this cute little doe was looking back @ me!!!
I've been really busy making a bunch of awesome beads...just took them out of the kiln after annealing them and then cleaned them with the dremel drill. I went to the hardware store and purchased a hose clamp and L-bracket and fixed the drill to my work-bench and then hooked the whole thing up to a foot switch...presto..I can now use both hands to hold the bead & clean it out in 30 seconds flat...such a time saver.
I made a make-shift light box out of large vinegar jug..the photos of my jewellery are much better now..also I have up-loaded them all on Piccasa & it is 2 or 3 touches to fix the photos.
I hope to post some on my Etsy shop soon..taking good photos seems to be something I need to work on...
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another fab day in paradise..here's a pic. of the view from here...
Just got back from a little trip to Palm Springs..had great weather..did some bead & finding shopping.. some things you just can not get here...Time to get down to business and make some
beads and stuff..
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