Friday, May 30, 2008

Marin Art Festival Mail List Special

For those of you on my mail lists, both snail and email, I offer this special for the Marin Art Show......
My "Fun Girl" jewelry stands, in the photo top right, is normally $59, and at Marin they will be $29 if you mention this post. Of course you can use them for jewelry, but they are also fun hand towel racks for the bathroom! One woman was so fond of her fancy underwear, that she bought a girl stand to hang it on !

I only have 5 left, so get there early!!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

New Red Glass Experiments

Here is a pic of some of the beads with lots of red I just made. The neutral experiments didn't turn out so well.
The heart on the gray pearl necklace is nicer in person than in this photo, but I wanted you to see my idea of a detachable pendant. So this is a prototype.
I have been doing a lot of pearls for summer, for a lighter cooler feel.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Back to Work

Well I have been so busy catching up with work that I have forgotten to post anything. But I am trying some new color combinations in the glass, more neutrals and metallics than actual color. It is always interesting to try new things. Tomorrow morning opening up the kiln to see what turned out will be interesting. Sometimes it is a good surprise, and sometimes a bad one. Hate those bad ones. That is the downside of trying new things! It can waste time.
I went to an afternoon party yesterday, and stayed longer than I should have. I wanted to get a kilnload of beads in, but alas, it was a fun party! So after dinner, I raced out to the studio, and focused intently to get a few in the kiln in time to make it to bed at my normal time. I can work until about 10:15 pm, and then I collapse. So last night I got a few beads done, and this morning it was GREAT! Woonderful surprises. I was working on getting intense reds in some of the glass, and it worked. That was a great morning!
Hopefully tomorrow will bring more great surprises with the neutrals and metallics! I am hoping to pair them with pearls.

Friday, May 16, 2008

No Fun Girls at Los Altos Rotary This Year

I am sorry to say that I had to cancel this weekend's Los Altos Rotary show. I havn't recovered from the stomach illness I had at Saratoga, and I am not strong enough to do this show.

I am sorry to miss this, but I am so glad I will get to recover without futher damage to my health. In retrospect, I should have cancelled Saratoga, then I would have been well enough to go to Los Altos. Oh well.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Catching Up

I am finally back to work, and getting caught up on orders, purchase adjustments etc. Sorry I have been so tardy. I started out the year by optimistically telling people these things would take two weeks. Now I know never to say two weeks, since that would be the time frame in the perfect world! So now, two weeks is really four weeks, so I have learned something new......again. Thanks for your patience.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The Show Must Go On

Back in the day I had a 'real' job, I had to be REALLY sick to take a sick day, so I remember many days on the job not feeling well enough to be there. Well, let me tell you that when you are self-employed, there is no such thing as calling in sick, regardless of how sick that might be. Being able to stand upright constitutes the necessary level of health to go to a show.

I was pretty darn sick at Saratoga on Sunday, something I have not experienced before. I tried to lay down for a while, but I actually felt worse laying there in complete awareness of how sick I was than when I was on my feet, keeping busy talking to people. So today, two days later, I am still recouperating . And I am pretty behind on orders. So there is the sad story about that. Now I am going to lay down again.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Saratoga Rotary Art Show this Sunday

I'll be at the Saratoga Rotary show this Sunday, May 4 from 9-5.
Great show too!

My booth is just off the Fruitvale parking lot, far left side of the show as you face the show with your back to the lot. I think the number is #560, but that won't help you much in the parking lot!

My husband's booth faces the lot, paintings by John Muir Reid, and as I type this I am asking myself if he remembered to pack his sign. (sigh)
It is the same space I was in last year, so that may help.
Hope you can come!
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Calaveras County, California, United States
I love the stones and pearls, and the magic that happens when I combine them, and then again combined with the glass I make. You can find me at an Art show somewhere in Northern California most weekends during the spring and summer. Email me at if you like.