Friday, December 26, 2008

Thread and Petal

Check out this new shop on Etsy! It's mine, actually. About a week before Christmas, I decided to step away from the earrings and do something completely different. I have made 1 sale so far, which was very exciting.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Artists and Craftsmen of the Flathead 2008 Holiday Arts and Crafts Show

Great show last weekend! Frantically making jewelry to get ready for the next one starting on Thursday in Missoula.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

These are cute! Bead stringing kits for kids. There are a few different charms to choose from...bee, owl, bear, fairy, dragon, football, cool Native American bird, sunshine and flower. They are $8 each.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Yippee! I got in!

I got a letter on Saturday saying I was selected to participate in a show in Missoula...the BIG city of Missoula. This was very exciting.
I made these little hair clips for the holidays. It was really fun to do, because it is very different from what I normally make. You won't find them on Etsy, though. They are in limited supply and available only from me. Get in touch if you would like for me to send you some. They are $4 for 1, $7 for 2 and 3 for $10.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Holiday Craft Show

Holiday Craft Show
Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell, Montana
Saturday - 10-6
Sunday - 11-3

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Art and craft show coming up!

I am chained to my bench, making jewelry fast and furiously, getting ready for the first holiday show. It's on the 8th and 9th of November at the Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell, Montana.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Off to Colorado!

I am off to Colorado tomorrow. Frantically getting things tied up so I can go. I just checked the Whitefish weather forcast for this afternoon's Harvest Market and it shouldn't rain, which is good. It will be in the low 40's, though.

Just posted all new photographs in my shop on line. Check them out!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Shows, Markets and Open Houses

I got completely rained out at yesterday's market. I thought my canopy was water proof, and it was for a bit, I guess...

Just a quick post to let you know where I will be selling my wares over the next 6 weeks or so before December.

Tuesday 21st October - Whitefish Harvest Festival - 4-6pm

Friday October 24th - 9th Annual Diva Party at Kristin's house in Denver, CO

Friday-Saturday November 7-9 - Holiday show at The Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell

Friday-Saturday November 28-30 - Artists and Craftsmen of the Flathead annual Holiday show at the Red Lion in Kalispell

I am hoping to get into a show in Missoula in December, but still am not sure.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Kalispell Farmers Market

Last Kalispell Farmers Market of the season! 6:00am and I'm off to get my place in line. I joined an Etsy team this week, although I am not too sure what that means. It is a group of Montana artisans who promote and sell their work on Etsy. You can find their collection if you go to and type "montanateam" into the search space.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Jewelry Photography 101

This is a result of my second jewelry photography lesson and I am very pleased with the results. I will spend the day building a light box and getting myself set up to shoot some new and improved photos for my Etsy shop. This necklace is in my Etsy shop and costs $75.00.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fairy Princess Necklace

I collected these seed beads on a "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" type journey through rural Czech Republic. We visited the little factory shops where they make beads, but the shops are only open for an hour or 2 a day. Bead foraging followed by meals of bland broth, processed meat, dumplings and fantastic beer made for an interesting journey. I highly recommend it, but get a driver to take you around!
You can find this necklace on

Center of the Universe

I am finally feeling like I have recovered from our vacation, returning last Sunday. In our travels we visted 2 places that claim to be the center of the universe. Wallace, Idaho and Fremont, Washington, which is a suburb of Seattle.