Summer Farewell & a new Shop Local: Natural Nook

It has been quite a summer. Busy, hot, smoky – forests on fire! – and (thankfully) some refreshing beach time, too. Beach Blackberries! Bee in the Flowers Beads It has also been a summer filled with new beginnings – my beads now found at Beach Books, Maiden Astoria, and Seattle Glassblowing shops and galleries. (exciting!) Shop…

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Back Again

After my planned family summer break in July, I was eager to get back to torching. And I did! I jumped back into my studio right away. Unfortunately, not that long into my first torch session, my elbow started to hurt. This was especially odd since I hadn’t hurt my elbow and I have no…

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Summer Sketchbook: Drink The Wild Air

Inspired by one of my favorite quotes. Live in the sunshine Swim in the sea Drink the wild air —Ralph Waldo Emerson Watercolor and ink. Coloring to Inspire Creativity The above sketch is messy and organic. No pre-planning, it happens as it happens. I like to sketch like this to keep creative ideas coming. It…

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Word Tag and Sea Necklaces

I am happy for a quiet day after the crazy loudness of the 4th. 😮 Hope your holiday was a great one. I previewed new necklaces a few days ago, and now a few of them are in my Etsy shop. Here is what’s new. When I visited the second graders to talk about sand dollars,…

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Shop Online: New works coming up

I have been busy making pieces for Maiden Astoria and Beach Books. Today the focus is online – my natural habitat. 🙂 Here is what is coming up in my Etsy shop over the next few days. Prices range from $29 – 35.00. If you see a piece that you would like to grab prior…

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Shop Local: Beach Books

I couple days ago I wrote about Maiden Astoria carrying my glass and metal jewelry. Today Beach Books in Seaside, Oregon also has a selection of my jewelry! I am so excited. Beach Books is my favorite book store. Beach Books is located on Broadway in the historic Gilbert District in Seaside, Oregon — welcoming everyone to this beach…

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Flash Auctions – ending today!

Surprise opening at Glass Open Market Facebook auction group today! Each seller can list 4 items, closing at 6pm pacific today. I will post the link to each of my auction listings as a separate post on this page and follow up with a blog post when they are all up. The trick is that…

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Shop Local: Maiden Astoria

I am happy to report that a few of my items are in Astoria’s new art-filled shop called Maiden Astoria. #morepaint #astoria A photo posted by Maiden Astoria (@maidenastoria) on Jun 25, 2015 at 5:02pm PDT Located in downtown Astoria, Oregon, this lovely shop drew me in from across the street last weekend. I was surprised and…

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On the Horizon — Seascape Beads

Summer is here. The beach is calling! I hear some of you are getting poured on with lots of rain. Out west, we are baking in record high temps and dry weather. Fire season has started early. 🙁 Torch fire though… that’s a good thing. 🙂 I have been laying low for a bit, working…

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Color Testing and Mixing

Yesterday I posted a new glass bone using a new color of glass. It was a “try before you buy” sample, and I was smitten at first melting, even before it came out of the kiln. Had to have it! Then I went to check the price. Oye. It is expensive. Of course. lol I didn’t…

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