Saturday, December 29, 2007


I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season! Our Christmas was quiet, which was nice. I got some new glass goodies to play with. My fantastic husband got me a flat lap, which I am dying to try out. I need to make beads to flat lap first though! We are off snow mobiling for a few days over New Years, all the best everyone!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

I am ON Etsy!

I finally did it and put my first Etsy listing up! Check it out!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Tracking Goals

The Flaming Hot blog topic for this week is tracking goals. I have to admit I don't track my goals. I do try and add one new show a year. This year I added Kris Kringle, which I'd do again in 2008 but indoors this time! My goal for 2008 is to apply for Filberg Festival!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Flaxen & Funky Winter (again!)

This weeks auctions are both relists on ebay! Miss Flaxen and Funky Winter!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Being Self Employed

The blog topic on Flaming Hot this week is "being self employed".

I have to say sometimes it's hard to get everything done in a day. I find people often think because you work at home you have alot of extra time, not the case! Between the horses, making beads, assembling some jewelry etc etc, I have no extra time. I am very very happy though, I love working with glass, wouldn't trade it for anything!

Posy & Flaxen

Two new ladies this week, Posy & Flaxen. I had a GREAT week this week. Went to Pt Townsend with some girlfriends. Shopped, made beads, watched movies and had a great time! I am truly lucky to have such great girlfriends!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

New Ebay Auctions

I have two new goddesses up on ebay this week, I love the butt on the turquoise one!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Surviving Kris Kringle

Janine Shea and I survived Kris Kringle! I was very cold as we were outside, something that got pointed out at least 50 times a day to us! The show has a great feel to it. Kris Kringle walking about, cookie making for kids, egg nog samples and entertainment. I'd love to go back next year, but inside....NOT outside! Our booth looked great!

Monday, November 19, 2007

My favorite goddess

Three ladies on ebay this week. The Earth Angel goddess is one of my favorites, I almost kept her! Mrs. Claus is how I envision her is she were a goddess, and who's to say she's not one in real life? Really arent we all just a little bit O' goddess?

Friday, November 16, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Witching Hour?

This weeks Flaming Hot topic is "the witching hour", do you list your auctions at a certain time faithfully each week? NO, I don't! I try and list them Tuesday or Wednesday eve, usually around 6 pm, but the horses and life often get in the way. So, sometimes it's Tuesday around 5pm, sometimes it's Thursday around 8pm. I do however try and have at least one auction up every week.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Ebay Auctions

I have several new ebay auctions up this week! A micro goddess is Christmas red! A large set of earth tones disks and a fun focal pairing that matches the tab set I have up.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


The Flaming Hot topic for this Tuesday is "where do you find inspiration?"

I draw alot of my color palettes from every day things. Flowers, texture in soils and rocks, my animals. I also take pictures alot especially travelling, of colors and ideas I want to try.

Inspiration can come from just about anywhere!

Friday, November 2, 2007

"Embelish" Goddess on Ebay

This is "Embelish" a goddess have up on ebay this week. I have been playing with silver plum, which give this wonderful patina'd look to it. I added silver leaf to this little lady. I wasn't sure at all if I liked her, but in the sunlight "OHLALA!"

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Well Halloween went OK here. There is always a HUGE bonfire next door and fireworks. We bring the two most easily frightened horses in for the night and leave the rest out. They've all been here through several firework displays. It went well, till 3AM hit. Indy (the largest of the bunch) decided he wanted back outside at 3AM! he proceeded to crash and bang about, then started to dismantle his stall till I finally got up and put them outside. Needless to say I am tired today!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Who Do You Admire?

This weeks blog topic on Flaming Hot is "who do you admire"? I admire a lot of people! I've taken a lot of glass classes with amazing instructors. Jen Geldard is a talented bead maker and one of the most precious people I have met in a long time, her spirit really is amazing. Kimberly Affleck one of the best instructors hands down, a very inspiring class and she shares any and all of her skills freely! Andrea Guarino another amazing person, with loads of talent and a eye for amazing art. Sherry Bellamy is always pushing the limits of what you can DO with a bead!

My current show "mate" Janine Shea who really manages to make all our trips and shows a blast! I am always astonished she can put up with me!

My past show "mate" Nicole Le Claire Brown the MOST environmentally conscious person I know. She's who got me inspired to start recycling, and I am looking into solar panels!

Equine instructors I admire, again I've had the pleasure of riding with many! Ray Hunt made me appreciate slowing down and enjoying the process. Monty Roberts made me appreciate who I am and where I've gotten in life. Pat Parelli is one of the best speakers I've ever heard, he is so easy to understand. My on going instructor is Jane Stone, she's got a knack for knowing just how far to push me without making things frustrating!

I have to say my husband inspires me daily. He gets banged up monthly if not weekly at rodeo's and dusts himself off and gets right back to it. He's got a bit notorious for talking to total strangers about "my wife makes beads out of GLASS!"

I am blessed by the people I have had the pleasure to cross paths with in my life.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Mizz Plum and Mossy Grove on ebay!

Two ebay auctions up this week. Mizz Plem a goddess, and Mosst Grove a focal I really like!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Perfecting you Craft

The Flaming Hot topic this week is "perfecting your craft". Just let me say, I don't think I'll ever be perfect! I am fortunate to spend alot of time at the torch. Often 4 days a week. I think the constant torching does allow we to get good quality beads holes and symetrical beads. I was once called a "picky" beadmaker in a class! I like my bead holes to be nice and even, no sharp edges ever, and my beads to be balanced. After that I strive for something that flows, catches the eye and that's unique. I have also had the joy of taking alot of classes! I love learning, it gives me the chance to try something outside my comfort zone. It also gives me the chance to play with all my great beadmaking friends!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

New Auctions

I have three new auctions on ebay this week. The "Sea Maiden" Goddess is a tiny one! The "Little Earth" bead has loads of color and a subtle glow to it. The "Caramel Garden" bead would make a lovel focal for a jewelry piece.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Color Combos

Flaming Hot's tips tuesday this week is about color and how you find your color combos. I finally started carrying a notepad with me and jot down color combo's I see while travelling. When really stumped I use the Color Hormony Workbook. Fantastic book!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Presenting it!

The blog topic on Flaming Hot this week is how do you present your work? Normally I do my pictures on a simple white background with natural light. I have to edit them very little after I use this setup!

This week however I am not presenting a darn thing! We laid our dear mare Kinsely to rest on tuesday. My husband, myself and our four legged family are a bit torn up about it all. Here are a couple of pictures of her. One with her daughter Annie and one of her barrel racing.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Joined Flaming Hot...and naming pieces

I joined Flaming Hot a ne site for beadmakers and blogging. It's kinda fun! They have tips and tricks, sell it sundays and commenting on topics. The topic right now is "naming work". The names for my pieces usually just "come to me" often relating to how they look or a feel the evoke. Sometimes I wing it!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Class Update and New Auctions

I spent last weekend in Pt Townsend taking a class with Andrea Guarino, WOW! I had a blast and learnt tons! The silver cored bead in ebay this week is made using the Jim Moore bead press, which we learnt to use in class. I also got the bead press as a B Day Pressy from my fantastic husband!!! The goddess is gold fumed and heavily encased!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

New Auctions

I have a couple new auctions up on ebay! I am trying to get lots of torch time in this week. I have a Masters Class with Andrea Guarino next weekend! I am very excited about it. We'll be doing beads, PMC and riviting using Jim Moore's bead liner tool!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

What alot of travelling!

Well I am home!! 10 days in Newport for Glass Stock followed by our BCRA rodeo finals feel like alot of travelling.

There are pictures here of Glass Stock, Janine Shea took alot. I had such a fantastic time, learnt tons and hung out with my best buddies! I recommend attending for anyone interested in glass in any way shape or form!

We went to Quesnel for our rodeo finals, the weather was great! Unfortunatly my husband didn't draw all that well and had some horses that just don't score high. he placed second in a round, third in another and bucked off two. We had fun though!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Glass Stock Here I come!!!

I am off to Newport Oregon for 10 for Glass Stock!!! I am SO excited!! I am taking some fantastic classes, rooming with some great gals and planning on having alot of fun! No ebay auctions till after I get back sorry!

Friday, August 17, 2007

More Tiny Goddesses

More teeny tiny goddesses on ebay...I am loving making these little ladies!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Big News!!

Big News!! I won second place in a jewlery contest in The Annealer Magazine! I have several auctions up this week on The Annealer Auction Site.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

New Ebay auctions

A few new ebay auctions this week. Two goddesses, one is teeny tiny! Some fun disks, they remind me of cogg wheels.

Friday, July 13, 2007

New Ebay

A few new ebay auctions! A chubby turquoise goddess, a couple sets and a earring pair. I have been playing with a few new glass colors this week. I am loving the Lauscha Carmello!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Sorry for teh gap of silence. I went on our traditional 4th of July rodeo trip. It was really fun, we flew into Bella Coola in a tiny four seater plane. VERY scarey for me but the countryside is gourgeous! I got a good thump on the head at Williams Lake, the drop down feed door on our horse trailer dropped onto me head!! A nasty gash and good concussion was the result. I am finally starting to feel normal 9 days later!

Anyways here are a couple auctions I have up on ebay.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Art In The Park

I am doing the Art in the Park show this weekend in Sooke. I am sharing a booth with Janine of Ghost Town Glass, so it'll be fun as she is a fantastic booth buddy! Come by and see the new stuff we have!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

New Auctions!

I have several new auctions up this week! Some fun disks and matching big hole bead, and a nice earth tone set!