Saturday, January 24, 2009


Sometimes, rarely actually, I make a bead and think....OMG! That's the best bead EVER!!!! I made two of those this week. Now, before anybody gets their panties in a twist, I don't mean that it's the best bead ever made. I mean it's the best bead I've ever made....and for that, I am truly encouraged and inspired to torch some more.

Friday, January 16, 2009

New beads

First, a pastel puppy bead with a purple nose. Cuter than you can imagine.

Look! It's almost Valentine's Day so I made a heart. I think I'm done with hearts. Next up, bunnies. I love bunny season.

Another bead using the stringer swirl technique from Sarah Hornik. This one I decided to overdecorate.

Speaking of overdecorating....

Oooh, sparkly! Dichro inside, pretty flowers outside. I particularly like how the stems perfectly outline the lentil. That's four stems and no heinous errors. I was thrilled. Wheeeeeeee!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Yes, another Web Jewel

Some of this is funny, some of it is VERY funny. Be prepared to waste at least an hour of your life.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Web Jewels

Funny cartoon. Witty, smart, slightly sarcastic and funny. I live with a computer guy so I thought this one was funny. (click the cartoon to see the whole thing)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

New beads

These beads are going to be made into rings! They're going to my friend Di and her etsy store is . She also sells the most awesome candles!

This next bead is in my etsy store ( ) and is for stringing on your favorite chain. Lots of fun!

Also in my etsy store - this bead I made after reading a tutorial from Sarah Hornik. It's so cool in person. There's lots of depth and layers in it.

Here's a puppy bead that I did in fun colors.

And finally a kidlet you can see through! Neato.
Hope your weekend is going well. :)

Friday, January 9, 2009


You know how sometimes you just need to rant a little bit to get something off your chest? Well, this is one of those times for me....

What kind of mean streak does it take to write your 21 year old daughter and ask if she would like to get together over the holidays (after not seeing her for nearly 10 years) and then get an enthusiastic email from her saying she would like that very much and then NOT EMAIL HER BACK? What the hell is wrong with you, dude? I mean, seriously.