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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Pretty little Cheers

I don’t know about you, but for me it’s getting harder and harder to feel cheery in 2020. But the colors and shapes and finishes of beads always intrigue me, as do the myriad of patterns I’ve downloaded to teach myself. So here are four of the eight new bracelets I’ve made over the summer—I’m […]

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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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BRACELETS, 3

I’m a huge bracelet lover, so I make a lot of them. And because I can’t keep them all for myself, I’m happy to share these with you. Each of these creations is handcrafted by me. The strung bracelets are one of a kind, not mass produced, so you can wear your purchase with the […]

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