Brighten the Dark Days

I live in California’s Central Valley where snow never reaches but we do have seasons. Here it’s finally fall and though our daytime temperatures haven’t been reflecting that, it’s getting very cool at night. So my designer mind splits: using bright colors to dispel cold and gloom and dark colors to enhance it. Some of […]

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Beautiful Bargains

Here we are in the final quarter of the weirdest and hardest year I—and probably you—have ever lived. As I’m in the Covid-19 at-risk group, I’m still housebound, struggling to write romance and enjoying the beauty of beads. Today, I have earrings to share with you. With all the Zoom calls we’re doing, earrings are […]

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Pandemic Pretties

As you may know, I’m also writer, but sometimes the words just won’t come (thank you, Covid 19). And when I’m not writing, I distract myself with my beads. Today’s photo highlights the result. I’m still fascinated with learning new bead weaving stitches, but my hundreds of gemstone and metal beads guilt me for neglecting […]

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More December Baubles

Wow, two updates in one month! I’ve been taking a short break from writing, so I bought some new beads and just couldn’t wait to use some of them. So here you see three new pairs of earrings and one new bracelet. From clockwise from top: Bronze Lazure earrings, Starlit Night earrings, Blue Moons bracelet, […]

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Some sparkle; a little organic

It’s been a while since I added some new items to the site because I was busy writing another novel. But now I have a few new pretties for you.  You see above a new necklace, Mardi Gras; a new pair of earrings, Cherry Cola Cream; and two new bracelets, Radiant Sunset and Golden Raspberry. […]

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