Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I'm back.....

The Madison Art Glass and Bead show is over with and I am happy to be home.
I met some awesome people there including Brenda Schweder who was wearing a most fabulous neckpiece of steel wire. It turns out that she is the talented Brenda Schweder who has authored books on jewelry design and is coming out with another one soon.
Very Cool.
I also saw some great work, like the wonderful metal pendants by Kristi of Colliebug. Not only was her work inspiring, but I wanted to run off with her table cloth and wear it.
I figured she may have noticed it missing and i would be pretty easy to spot twirling around in it.
(thats my beadie bud Melanie of Earthenwood looking over the Colliebug stash.)

Like i said its good to be home. I missed my people and my dogs.
My next road trip isn't until the end of April for the Suburban Bead Encounter. Thats April 25 in Naperville IL, so mark your calenders. Please say "Hi" if you are there. I don't bite, contrary to what you may have heard.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bead Shows!

This past sunday I was at the GLBG Bead Bonanza. It was fun to get my feet wet again the bead season.
I got to spend time with Melanie Brooks and Andrew Thornton which was just icing on the cake.
This weekend I'm off to Madison WI for the ART GLASS & BEAD SHOW.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

New Work!

I am going to debut my new work at the Bead Bonanza tomorrow.
These are my very cool padlock pendants. Yep, they are ceramic.
They are different from anything I've done before, which makes me nervous and excited both.
I will try to get them listed on Etsy next week too.
I'd love to hear what you think about them.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

It's Spring!

That means I am getting ready for the GREAT LAKES BEAD BONANZA . It will be next sunday in Southfield Michigan.
The following week I'll be in Madison Wisconsin for the ART GLASS & BEAD SHOW.
I'm excited to get the season going. I hope to see lots of old friends and new people there.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I'm not dead

Its just been feeling that way. Its the last grey days of the michigan winter that make me crawl under a blanket and stop existing. But I know that is not an option. The dogs need to be let out and the kid needs a lunch packed and I do have a few friends who would miss me eventually.

So I have been busy dealing with paperwork, plugging away with orders, and making beads for shows and just generally feeling robotic waiting for the weather to turn.

Well Hallelujah! Its 60 & sunny and the snow drops are out and the crocus is in bloom.
I feel like a new person. IT'S SPRING!