The Sand in San Diego

The Sand in San Diego

It’s hard to believe that our glorious summer is winding down, but Labor Day really is next week.  My last tribute to summer is my Seafoam bracelet with my logo magnetic clasp.  A great way to end your summer would be a trip to downtown San Diego to see the Tall...
Spring Sprouts

Spring Sprouts

I will attribute last week’s lack of a post to continuing computer challenges, but things have been going great in the studio.  Recently, I posted about making a lost wax Argentium® sterling silver clasp & the various steps involved.  One of my castings...

The Persistent Luddite Triumphs

I’m not sure if anyone noticed that there was no blog last week. My attempts to get my first video into the blog 2 weeks ago were thwarted by my aging computer & operating system, resulting in an inserted video that is only viewable with an archaic version...
Peridot Passion

Peridot Passion

Last fall at a show, client asked me for a necklace made of peridot for her mother.  Even though peridot is my birthstone, I have never been a big fan.  On my next purchasing trip, however, I found some exceptionally nice 3 mm micro-faceted rondelle beads.  I wove...

The Birth of a Cosmos

Well, we are still here in Tucson for another day, so I thought I’d check in tonight.   I checked out the “Best Bead Show” this year, & as expected, there was a plethora of seed beads of every shape, size, color & assortments, as well as...

Tucson Update

The drive from San Diego was pleasantly uneventful & the Tucson weather spectacular. Our first day of shopping at the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA Gem Fair) was wonderfully productive– I have ready spent half of my budget. The general consensus...