Bead & Button 2018

This year I was commissioned to make the Commemorative Bead for the 2018 Bead & Button Show. You can find me and my work at Booth 1241 on the Show floor. Come by and say hi!6C696D5A-39B6-4F49-8939-E14B310ECAE5I made over 200 beads! The beads wrapped around my neck is only half the commission. These are blown glass beads, made off mandrel and then tumble etched to take away the shine. Since they’re handmade, each bead has slight variations in color and size. 39B9E40B-9819-4324-90DE-FC90C0D92C62847B3403-BB47-4799-AFE0-B55169E7D8368911F4B3-C2E2-470E-8258-98393719B281The Bead and Button Show is this week starting tonight for registered attendees from 4-8 pm at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, WI. It’s open to the public from Friday to Sunday. Print this coupon for free admission to the show! FA75F77A-986C-4988-AF49-F08430561F81D7962259-4C2D-46F0-9D49-78E22398199E5C0BD300-5700-45C3-B363-A31AA5DF8AF258891F26-1330-4B50-AA8F-2AE6B2217475

Hope to see you there!



Movin’, Movin’ and Etsy Re-opening

We’ve moved cross-country from TX to GA, Z started 3rd grade, and my very neglected (forgotten?) Etsy shop has finally been re-opened. sep 3 header for facebookStaying so long in San Antonio made me realize I’d starting putting down roots unintentionally. It hit me like a ton of bricks, usually when a PCS is coming up I’m allll about the new place and experiencing new things, etc. Hubby was a little concerned with how hard it was for me to get over the fact we were in small town Georgia vs. the bustling city of San Antonio. Spoiled by the convenience of having pretty much any store *somewhere* in town within a 45 min. drive or less. sep 3 kajari trio loose handComparison really is the thief of joy, so I’m getting over it. Slowly. sep 3 kajari hollow2Either it’s because I’m getting a little older, we’re getting closer to hubby’s 20 year mark, or the fact that packing around 2 kids for big moves has made it something to dread rather than look forward to. sep 3 kajari triolooseLight was found at the end of tunnel, thankfully, once my studio was set up and I could fire up my torch again. Ahhh, relief. And now my sewing space is nearly ready and I’m trying to narrow down which project to sew first. Fret not, brain, we shall find our equilibrium! IMG_3784I’ll slowly but surely be adding listings to my Etsy shop- why you take so long Etsy listings?!  This is the necklace worn to this year’s ISGB Gathering in New Orleans, the annual conference we Lampworkers migrate to every year to catch up, network and learn. It was so great to see friends and make new ones.