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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Where Did the Year Go ?

Here it is almost 2017... where did the time go ? I have seriously neglected you my dear blog and will try to do better in 2017..I have been very busy teaching at the Rotary Centre and then Christmas happened..Lots of ideas for New Work so will get started in the New Year.  The snow has stopped coming down for a while but more is  promised for tomorrow... Yeah !  another home day and  time to get some work done.

We have been having a royal battle with the deer population.. We put up a gate across our driveway but the deer seem to find a way in to our yard and eat every thing in sight.  More deer netting is in order I think..
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New Studio News

Well, it's been a while I know... I'm back with sooooo many new ideas, inspirations and announcements for my NEW studio space  Studio 113  down at the Rotary Centre for the Arts...  421  Cawston Ave... downtown Kelowna..
Would love to see you
come for a visit.
   All my fall workshops are up on the Rotary Centre's web-site now
If you would like private or lampworking lessons please send me an e-mail
Thanks for stopping by !!
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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Getting ready for Arts on the Ave.

Not much new happening here.. been busy moving into my Studio at the Rotary Centre..  been painting some shelves and putting some of my jewellery on the wall.  Looks good on my burlap picture frames
I have started to get ready for Arts of the Ave at the end of July.. have to be all ready as we will be away and come back just before the date.  I have some new ideas that I want to get done..

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Where does the time go... I have been busy moving into my Studio ..  113
                         at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna.. 
Setting up classes and getting all the 'supplies' into the studio.. nice & big and loads of storage...

I will be offering classes in Art Glass.. beginner sun-catcher, mosaics, fused glass pendants, Wire work jewellery, and Fragment Art Fusing for now... More to come !!
                             Fragment Art Fusing

I Will be at the Rotary Centre Friday  June 17  from  10:00 - 4:00
come down  for a meet and greet !!
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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop

Thanks to our hostess  Linda Anderson

Well the time has come to unveil my pieces for the Swap N Hop... I received my goodies from the talented Lori Schneider of:  www.beadaddicted.blogspot.com  Here is what I sent Lori:

And here is what Lori Sent me:

I could see that I had my work cut out for me.. I started by picking out a few of the elements that Lori sent and then just following my natural instincts for designing the piece.  I did not have any preplanned ideas for the most part.  I was fortunate that I loved all the colours Lori sent me.   I had some turquoise, red, black, lime  #6 seed beads to add some contrast to the maily turquoise beads.

Here is a sweet little choker necklace I made with the cherry picture..

just added some green glass leaves.
Love those memory wire bracelets.
 Love this sea urchin focal bead..  added some red seed beads for accent. Put the clasp in the front to add scale and interest.

focal clasp

 This elephant was a bit of a challenge.  I ended up gluing a large bail on him and balanced him with two extra large round silver beads.  I graduated the beads for the necklace from large to small.

For this focal piece and lovely clasp I added some green glass leaves, used the white/turquoise beads(interspersed with black seed beads) and some large turquoise beads  (interspersed with lime seed beads)


I really loved this fold form copper piece that Lori sent. I hammered 2 holes in the top and added some jump rings and them a piece of twisted copper wire which I put solder on the end to keep in place.  I used my own handmade  glass head pins as stamens for the silver
flower and added some vintage, very tiny, sparkly seed beads to the flat patinaed beads.  I then soldered the flower pieces onto the back of the fold formed copper piece.  I am very pleased with the out come of this piece.  I have wanted to try fold forming for a while now.. so this will inspire me to get busy and try it.
I used a beautiful vintage chain and hammered copper clasp to  finish off.


Linda Anderson - Hostess - http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com/...
Palak (aka Pallavi Asher)http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/ Krafty Max http://kraftymax.net
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Bead Peeps Swap N Hop

Just a few more hours & I will post my pieces for the Bead Peeps Swap N Hop.. so excited..  I finished them last Wednesday.. Just had to tweak a few of the photos.. luckily
I had great sunshine to take them in...
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Thursday, April 07, 2016

New Bead Shapes

Another beautiful day in Paradise...Hard to stay indoors & work but have tons of stuff to do !!                
    My new wonky heart bead !!

My latest landscape bead.. unfortunately it cracked when I put in cold water then hot water..  So will definitely make some more but will make them thicker. This was just an experiment..  What do you think???

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Swap N Hop Beads have Arrived !!

Went to get my mail today and in my post box was the bead package from my bead partner Lori Schneider of beadaddicted.blogspot.com !!  Wow  what a lot of beads and findings.
I love them all  and my favorite colour of turquoise.. just happens to be my birthstone as well.
I can see that I have my work cut out for me !!

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Hop N Swap beads have Arrived !!

Here's a collage of some of the pieces I sent to my partner Lori.. she received the package yesterday..  I cannot believe how fast they got to the Boston area!!

Basically I made everything pictured above except the blue vintage beads !! All the lampwork, copper wire, forged copper pipe, clasps and the pendant hangers (for the lampwork bead dangles)
I am going to put some of my glass beads up on my Etsy site...
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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Beads on their Way

My beads are on their WAY... mailed them last Thursday
Here's a little peak at the beads I sent.  Hopefully they won't take too long to get to their destination.... near Boston...All the way clear across the continent. !!  I live in a town of about 150,000.  All of our mail has to go to Vancouver and then on it's way to the final destination.. Follow Me on Pinterest

Monday, March 07, 2016

Beads to Go

Getting ready to send my beads to my bead partner.. they are just in the kiln now.  Will be ready to take out after they cool down !! I know I have till  March 15  but I am a bit of a procrastinator when it comes to doing things so hopefully will get them out a few days early !!
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Partner Reveal

And now for the name of my partner ...  Lori Schneider of beadaddicted.blogspot.com   I am still busy making some lovely beads !!!
Have to get an idea  of what  colours Lori likes !!! Follow Me on Pinterest

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Torch Work

Going to do some work at the torch today.. I have a few ideas that I want to try out... Saw some beads with trees on them so will make some using my own techniques.... usually a lot of trial and error to make something new and have it come out like what I picture in my mind.
Here is my first try.. I can see that I need to make a lot more  ....   maybe by my 10th try I will have one that I am happy with !!!
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Swap N Hop

 Yeah !! I just did a cut & paste for the Swap N Hop  badge ....I am  not very savy about all things technical  .... We will be getting our partners tomorrow... can't wait to see who I will be paired up with !!
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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Valentine Window Charms

Another wintery day, softly snowing outside... Great time to go in my studio and make something.... working on these adorable Valentine window charms.

I have been experimenting with copper, pewter,  stamped words and solder.  I have made the head pins holding the crystal with copper wire and lamp working.  Think I will include some of these with my Swap & Hop goodies.  Can't wait to see who I will get for a partner !!
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Monday, January 18, 2016

Signed up for the Bead Peeps  Swap  N  Hop bead.  Very excited to be participating.
 Will try and add a badge in the next little while... in the mean time I have to get busy on the torch and do some lampworking !!!

Think I will make some more of my hammered copper pipe donuts.. I  hang some of my bead dangles from these !!
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Burlap jewelry display board

I am in LOVE with burlap... here is a tutorial on how to make a display board.
I had some  bulletin boards lying around and then found some more at the

paint the frame

use glue gun to attach the burlap

just add jewelry !!

  Women's Shelter thrift store and I  did see some at the dollar store.. this is so easy.
  I used the plain side of the board..the cork side is still useable ....e-mail me if you have any questions.
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January is almost half over... Have been trying to clean up my studio so that I can post  some pictures of it when it is looking reasonably tidy !!
I've also been web surfing looking at different set ups for taking photos.. After countless configurations  I think I have finally come up with one that I am super pleased with...  Now to find a big piece of very white paper to use as a background.
Found a part of my tri-pod that I forgot I had. A little piece that screws on the bottle of the camera and then just clips onto the tri-pod... LOL   which makes it easier to install & uninstall the camera !! My son had put another piece on the camera when he was taking photography (many years ago) & when he was out this summer I gave it back to him as he is now into photography again. 
This piece makes it so much easier to take pics.
The colour in this pendant is very true to life !!
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