Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Now Available: Jewel Beetle Wings, Undrilled and Double Drilled

Many of you have been asking for me to list some of the Beetle Wings (Elytra), that I've been using in recent projects, so here they are!

I have disinfected these, and culled the herd from the ones that will break easily (though these are still a fragile component), and have stock in Undrilled, and Double Drilled available for your creative process.

Peacock Feather Earring Kit: Purple/Blue Colorway

Freshly back from the Bead&Button Show (I will post more on that later once I've got my ducks in a row), I have added the Peacock Feather Earring Kit in the Purple/Blue colorway to the website.  This is one of my most popular colorways, so I hope that you enjoy it!

Thursday, May 11, 2017


Though I've had Ultrasuede for a long time in my Etsy bead shop, I have only now begun adding it to my regular website.  Sorry it took so long!  I really do love Ultrasuede to back a great many of my jewelry designs, so having a good stock of colors is essential.  The website currently has these colors:

Scoundrel Red

Black Onyx

Egyptian Green

There is currently a wider selection of colors on the, but rest assured that they will make their way over to the regular site in good time.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May the 4th Be With You!

Any of you who know me, know what a big nerd I am, and today is International Star Wars Day, so May the 4th be With You!  I'm not sure who the artist of this is, but if you know, please tell me!

Monday, May 1, 2017

I took an Enameling Class!

This past weekend was the Rocky Mountain Bead Bazaar, held annually by the Rocky Mountain Bead Society, and I had the opportunity to take two classes involving Enameling with Kieu Pham Grey.  I loved them both!  The first was entitled Silver Illuminations and, as you might imagine, it involved enameling over Sterling Silver metal.  The second was called Riveting Enamels, which was enameling over copper, and the use of traditional rivets, affixed with a center punch, and hammer.  I enjoyed both classes, and now my mind is swimming with ideas on how to incorporate these techniques into my work.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Metallic Blue Iris Cabs

I saw these, and immediately had to have them!  They are Preciosa brand Glass cabochons in jet black with a Metallic Blue Iris finish.  These are the 25x18mm size.  I would love to see what you do with them!
Metallic Blue Iris Cabs

Monday, March 27, 2017

Evil Eye Cabs

I've always had a fascination with the symbol of the Evil Eye, so when I saw these hand-painted Preciosa Glass Cabs, I had to pick them up!  I liked these because they were a real oval shape, which is more rare than you'd think.  They are 18x13mm in size, and these two colors are a muted Hazel Green, and a bright Bermuda Blue.
I hope that you enjoy creating with them!
Hazel Eye Cabs   Blue Oval Eye Cabs