Thursday, December 31, 2009

Playing with Polymer clay

I tried my hand at polymer clay when I was away from home. I had to keep busy. It was a lot of fun but all so a lot of work. I have a new appreciation for polymer clay artists. Thought I show you my beads I made. I can't wait to get on the torch today.I have color combo's I want to try hearts that need to be made. Four days to play with glass and just enjoy my home. I am a happy camper. Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Hope everyone had a nice holiday. I did I was two weeks out on my bilateral mastectomy and was feeling good. We came home on Christmas evening. It was so good to be home. Yesterday I made some beads for an order I got last week. I wasn't sure I would be able to do it but I surprised my self and made some very cute beads. I forgot my camera so I can't take pictures so you can see. We leave tomorrow for follow up appt. on Tuesday. Hope to get home again after my oncology appt. 1/5. Happy New Year Pam
p.s.. computer in the trailer will not let me comment on blogs I have seen some very nice beads and jewelry in blog land.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Day after Thanksgiving

With a house full and teenagers on the computer I didn't get a chance to say Happy Gobble Gobble Day. Hope every one had a nice dinner and good company. My Tuesday appt. didn't go as I planned. I was sure he was going to tell me when to start radiation but no I got an appointment with the oncology department next week. I have to have more surgery as they didn't get clean edges and further testing showed cancer cells in the lymph node. The best part I have 10 days at home to make beads, take long walks, enjoy the crisp air, read blogs, and try to relax. Then deal with what ever come my way as far as treatment is concern. Just a bigger hurtle to get over. Because I am dancing at all my grandkids wedding.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Earthy colors in the last bracelet I made. Etched amber and light purple lampwork and a raku on discontinue ask glass. silver spacers and glass beads from Michael's. I don't have a Michael's where I live so I am like a kid in a candy store when I go there.


Simple bracelet made out of these cool gray beads from Michael's and one silvered red lampwork bead. Bracelet looks heavy but is so light. I really like this one.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


This bracelet is made with 3 of my rock shape mixed colored beads in greens,orange,creams and blue. Dark wood carved beads from Michael's and tile beads and glass green beads from my favorite bead store in San Mateo, The beading Frenzy.


My favorite color combo Lime green and aqua.


Two days after my surgery my wonderful husband took me to BABE bead show in Oakland. I got these Hot pink resin beads. I paired them with sterling silver spacers and my lampwork beads. I didn't see all the booths as I got tired fast but was glad I went. Other finds were crimp covers, sterling silver spacers sterling silver clasps and more resin beads in green.

Friday, November 20, 2009


I am home for few days before starting 6 weeks of radiation. I was very lucky it was small and only in one lymph node. I am not able to comment on any blogs with my lap top computer. I saw some beautiful work from a lot of you. As you can guess I am away from home getting treatment. We came home for the week-end. I have a few bracelets I put together so I will get them up tomorrow. I even got some polymer clay to play with as I have to keep busy. I was to sore to play with the clay after the surgery. But when the radiation starts I hope to play around with it. Hope to get home a few week-ends. I will keep you posted on my creations. Pam

Friday, October 30, 2009



Bracelet 24 mm pink, green
etched purple and amber lampwork beads
Wire Patina Queen
Jim Holtz clasp

Sorry for being away so long had many doctors appointments. Now the waiting game begins. I am hopefully sure everything will be OK. Yesterday when I got home I made this cute bracelet and lots of beads. Will show those later. I need to start putting things up on etsy. I think is time to put all the Christmas beads up. Going to sit at the torch with black and white and clear glass and see how many beads I can make using just those colors. I find those colors great for the holidays too.
Have a great beading day.

Monday, October 19, 2009


I made these pendants to match the pretty ribbon. I think they look great together. I was trying to make reasonable priced pendants for a show. I didn't cut the ribbon yet I would like to get 2 pendants with one ribbon. Going to our local bead store to see what clasps would work with ribbon. If anyone in blog land know of good clasps for cord and ribbon I would love to hear from you.
The bracelet was made with silk cord and chain and a lot of wire wrapped beads in pinks and purples. There are some hearts from Chinook Jewelry. I love how this bracelet looks and feels on your wrist.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Look at my pretty ribbons I got from Sowzere. Designs on etsy She is across the pond but very fast shipping.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I love this necklace. Simple cord knotted with silver spacers and lampwork beads the focal is worn on the side for nice look. These beads were in my etsy shop for a while. I don't think people know what to do with my big splash disk. So I made a few necklaces. The next necklace was made with waxed linen cord wood beads seed beads my splash disk bead and other lampwork beads. The clasp I made with half round 18 ga sterling silver wire coiled as a toggle.

Monday, October 12, 2009


This cute bracelet has one of my lampwork flower bead with gun metal beads and small jasper beads. Sounds like a heavy bracelet but its very light.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


This cute pair of beads are etched with shiny dots. I put elmer"s glue for the dots after they came out of the kiln then etched and washed off the dots so the shiny part shows up. I made a few sets that will be on etsy later. Maybe try a scroll next time.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Renate from Put a little magic in your life was talking about Karma what a better way of showing  good Karma than a Pay-It-forward game. I am going to pick 5  people that want to play along. The gift can be whatever you want does not have to be handmade. If you play you will be asked to send to 5 people. I love getting mail but I will get more enjoyment giving to 5 blog buddies. So leave a comment if you would like to play. Good Karma coming your way!

Saturday, September 26, 2009


This stunning bracelet will be the hit of all the holiday party's. Made with black lava rock beads and three red bells with black glass head pins. One off center red lampwork bead. The other bells will be in my etsy shop soon.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Wire wrapped the head Pins from me
Greek silver Nugget from Avenue Beads
Silver hoop from Fire mountain Gems
Earring wires The Hole Affair

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Sue from Sue Beads asked what do lampworkers do with our glass shorts. She got a lots of good tips. I told her about my picture frame I made with my shorts and I added some wonkie beads but I needed them to be flat so I put back on a mandrel slowly put back into the flame got hot and put it into a tea strainer put up to a cool fan and it cracked in half. I glued them on a cheap wood frame with the shorts and used basic mosaic technique. Thats my 2 year old granddaughter in the picture that was 6 years ago. We just got back from watching her soccer game. We live three hours away so I won't see every game which makes me sad. I love watching her play. 

Monday, September 14, 2009


My glass disks
Blue roundels The Hole Affair
Sterling silver clasp Gem show
Silver wire Fusion Beads

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Glass head pins in fun colors
3.5 inches long 

Friday, September 11, 2009


4 Chinook hearts
3 pink swirled lampwork beads
wire Patina Queen
chain The Beading Frenzie
seed beads The hole affair

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Mykonos Greek ceramic beads from Linden Avenue Designs 
My pink frit swirled beads
Wire from Patina Queen

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Holiday week-end free shipping including Monday in my Etsy shop. I will have a few 50 Cent Sunday specials as always. These are beads that have expired from the etsy 6mo time line twice sometimes so they are not doing me any good collecting dust. I rather they go to good homes from my comments they have been well received. Have a great week-end everyone.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Look what I won at Chinook Jewelry What a great magazine. Mellisa has a gorgeous pair of earring on pg 47. Thanks Mellisa!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I got tagged!

From Marcie at Bellajoya  She want to know 10 things about my personality so here it goes...
1. I like Marcie I'm a procrastinator too.
2. I can't sing and I don't even try
3. I hate snakes (saw one in my garden I may never go back in there)
4. I don't like to see people brushing there teeth. Not even in the movies I have to turn away. Best     of all I am a retired Dental Assistant.
5. I am the worst back seat driver.
6. I love Italian food
7. I love HGTV
8. I spend to much money on bead magazines
9. I wear black only but wear bright colored jewelry
10. I love to watch my grandkids play sports. 

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Preserve Jewelry Studio Giveaway

These are so cute. They are to wrap your Jewelry creations for mailing. Check out more here

Jeanette Blix Giveaway

Jeannette is having an awesome giveaway A Jumbo Butane Torch, Tronex Flush Cutters, Swanstrom Round Nose Pliers. plus lots more from her friends check out her blog here 
Jeanette is owner of a fun store full of great beading supplies and more.


Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Down the street from me there was this sign that said CERAMIC mind you I live far from anything so I was thinking lets take a class. I wanted to make pendants using up some frit I have. 
It was all an experament with cute results. I think transparent glasses looks  better. What do you think?

Monday, August 24, 2009



Saturday, August 22, 2009


My pumpkin bead looks so cute with the wooden beads. Check out my Etsy store for pumpkins and black and orange beads. 

Monday, August 17, 2009


I have been working on the holiday beads and fall colors. I am usually a day late and a dollar short so I started early this year. When is it time to put holiday beads up? I hate to put up too early it turns people off but all the fairs and shows for the holidays are starting in September. 

Friday, August 14, 2009


I don't know what happened to the picture so here it is.

The Muse 2

Monday, August 10, 2009



Enchanted Adornments Giveaway, Number 2: OWLS

Cynthia Thornton, of Green Girl Studios, has written an amazing book called Enchanted Adornments: Creating Mixed-Media Jewelry with Metal, Clay, Wire, Resin & More, Lorelei is having a giveaway Owl pendants and charms from Green Girl Studios. Check out lorelei blog for more details.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


     This week-end my friend came up for a visit, my granddaughter was here too. We went to the Amador County Fair. It was a lot of fun my friend doesn't mind going on the rides so Ta'Neal was happy. We also saw a rodeo. Bull riding and all. Made homemade Strawberry Jam. Planted a rock garden. Went swimming in the kiddie pool.  Today I played at the torch, Its not that hot today so I wasn't dripping sweat all over the place. Sorry about the visual on that.
      Will post some beads on etsy later today. I got some new tools from they are beadrollers that help you make the same size bead every time 
     I have to bring the dog to the vet later as he has a big bald spot under his chin that he keeps playing with. He cut himself on something two weeks ago it didn't seen like a big deal but last night he scratched it raw. Have a nice day

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Heather at Humble Beads

Heather is having a Studio Tour and great giveaways check it out here


The first set is copper green base color with a  stringer of copper green,opal yellow,EDP and turquoise random design.
Set two fall colors 2 rock shape 2 rounds of striking glass that came out with lots of rich browns and golds. It's a nice combination.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Bracelet for Eleanor

My friend Eleanor is getting this bracelet in the mail Just to say I was thinking of her. Its made with 8 lampwork beads, chain and a resin E.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Copper Green Beauties

I just love this new set of beads. Copper green base with handmade stringer of copper green,petroleum green,lapis blue,turquoise. Then I randomly place on copper green base and etched. The bottom set is dark purple with the same stringer design. I like how these came out. I am going to put up on my etsy store today.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Playing with Resin

The bookmarks are from Beaducation I added my hydrangeas flowers and resin. The bezel's  one has little bits of dichroic glass for some sparkle. There is a bead and key in the other one but you can't see the bead. My first try at this I put the wrong stuff to fill in the hole for hanging and the resin poured out and the stuck to my table. They were fun.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Etched Purple Bracelet

The bracelet I used etched vintage white and violet beads with silver spacers 3 of my  purple etched lampwork beads. Sterling silver clasp I got at San Mateo Gem show a few years back. I like the look.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Link Test Two

Check out Doreen's Backyard Beads    My friend Doreen is helping me learn how to link. Thanks
Doreen.  Lets see if it works.

Test Link

Hope this works! Check out Doreen"s Backyard beads

Friday, July 17, 2009

Garden 7/17

The garden!!!!! Oh the best yellow squash I have ever eaten. We made stuffed Zucchini that was super. The tomatoes are still green. The deer got there head inside of the fence and ate half of the tomatoes. I should say they ate the greens and dropped the tomatoes on the ground. So Joe and I are going to move them in a little. They are to heavy to do myself. 
     I have lots of new beads that will be in my etsy shop this weekend. I am going to have my 50 Cent Sunday Sale to get rid of one of a kind beads or extras from sets. Expired beads from etsy will be grouped together for extra savings. So stop buy. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Made a bracelet like this called Love. More lampwork beads in frit swirled design in this one. After taking the picture I can see the copper, brass and antique wire all do not match. Oh well I like it. The beads are so colorful.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Pretty Pendants

Made these beads on Saturday. One of a kind, Not real sure what color combos I used. So I made them into pendants. What can you do with one bead? I like them, hope you do too.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Rain Rain Rain and more Rain

It rained everyday except the 4th and 5th that was good as the party was on the 4th. Had a great time. Forgot my necklace at home so no red white and blue on the holiday. It is so green and beautiful in upstate New York. Wish they would send some rain our way, we could use it here in Ca. I can not wait to get back to the torch. I have a few necklace designs I want to do. Got some new glass before my trip so I am itching to get started. Hope everyone had a nice Holiday.

Monday, June 29, 2009


I am going to N.Y tomorrow. Happy 4th of July to everyone. My necklace for the party on the 4th.