Yearly Archives: 2010

My TV Debut

This week, I had the pleasure of presenting two projects for taping on the show Beads, Baubles & Jewels.  I was invited just before Thanksgiving to be on the show by the host, Katie Hacker.  The show is produced by

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Precious Text catalog

I’ve just returned from the printer and I’m so excited!  I’ve spent about the last 5 days working very hard on the photos and layout of a new catalog.  It’ will be an 8 page booklet and each page shows

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on etsy again

After my teaching gigs this summer, I decided I was ready to release all the projects from the book to new owners.  I sold many items when I was at the Bead & Button show.  I decided I would also

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another entry item

Ahh, so much for my resolution to post more regularly, huh!  Well, I’ve gotten tired of looking at my last post headline so I figured I’d better do something about it. It’s getting to feel a little more like fall

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Back to a routine

Did you all hear the shouts of Hurray!! from the middle of the country? That was me, as school has begun.  My kids went back to school on Thursday last week.  (They always start on a thursday, which I’ve never

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Water, water everywhere

Please pray for residents in Central Iowa facing flooding.  This is the main thoroughfare at the heart of Ames with campus buildings in the background: More rain fell Tuesday morning, and lots more again overnight and this morning.  The creek

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Comforting word

I didn’t sleep much last night.  My husband and I laid awake much of the night listening to wave after wave of thunderstorms roll through.  It began around 10 pm and went on until around 4 am, I think.  At

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be there with bells on? not so much

In an effort to clean up around the studio, I finally made a second silver pistachio shell and added the pearls.  Ok, so the idea of making them earrings didn’t work out for me.  While they look fine… they tinkle

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the routine of no routine

Summer always has it’s own rhythm. It’s out of time for me, yet it is a time to do things differently.  It’s typically a slow time for orders for stores… they rush to fill their inventory in the spring before

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Summer? Is it ever!

I always think that for me, summer never starts until after the Bead & Button show.  By then, the kids are out of school, the pool is open, and I’m ready for that more relaxed routine.  This year, I think

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February 2023
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