Sunday, December 22, 2013

Singing Mermaid Beads

They sort of sing when I take them from the oven and douse them in the cold water.

gold on gold 001

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Lots of Beads

Blog Borg

Mechanical woman with faux turquoise for brains

Thursday, November 14, 2013

neutral rounds

I love color. I'm not afraid of color. But sometimes, toning it down can pack a powerful punch.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Pardo Flame


I've never seen Dr. Who, but that's what people are calling these beads I'm making.

Friday, October 25, 2013


Check out my new postings on Etsy @ sunshine4u


Hey, check out my Etsy shop!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Copper Floral Journal

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Tribal Elegance

Colorful Conical Beads

Rio Sisters

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Quints by
Quints, a photo by on Flickr.

Five more sisters

Monday, October 14, 2013

Tiny Tin Mosaic

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Study in Stripes

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Thinking about Christmas

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Incremental Distortion, Baby!

I love watching a cane distort incrementally.  It's sort of like watching my face age.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Three Sisters

Friday, August 30, 2013

Five Sisters

I am one of five remarkable sisters.  Each one is  unique, but we have certain patterns that we share.  I can't even begin to say what they mean to me.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Two Tins

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Matchbox Pendant

Monday, August 12, 2013

I can never find a purse I like.

I typically go smaller and smaller when choosing a purse.  But maybe this is ridiculous.

Monday, August 5, 2013

From My Planetary Series

More Teeny Tinies

Things that will fit inside:
a folded twenty dollar bill,
a pair of earrings,
27 Jelly Bellies,
a small love note,
a quarter for the gumball machine,
a lucky penny

Friday, August 2, 2013

Matchbox Pendants

I'm doing Craft Lake City Art/DIY Festival next weekend, and they are crazy about recycled, upcycled art, so I found these teeny, tiny European matchboxes and made these little amulet/pendant thingies with a secret compartment.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Are you carrying a torch?


I'm deciding which way to orient this bead...north and south, or east and west.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Back on Track

After yesterday's confession, I wanted to prove that I'm back at work, dutifully crafting butterflies and dragonflies, with only an occasional fairy peeking through.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I am a Worker Bee!

Now, I'm not talking about manual labor in the hot sun, but when I have a job to do, I am a good worker.  I wake up early.  I stay up late.  I wear a path between my studio and my baking station.  I set goals.  I have daily quotas.  I can get her done.  All this is good, because I have eight art shows this year and lots of new retail connections, but for some reason, all I want to do today is play.  I'm still in the studio.  It still looks like I'm working to all outside observers, but my daily quota has flown out the window.  Instead, I made this little fairy.  Don't judge :)

Square Dance Dresses

I follow a French polymer blog, where I saw some cute little dress earrings.  I thought I'd give them an American twist by making them into square dance dresses.  Well, sort of fairy/square dance dresses.  Merci, foufimot!  C'est une bonne idée!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Big, Hollow Beads

Monday, July 8, 2013

More Earrings

Design 360!


I'm revisiting earrings.  I want to try some whose design can be seen from all sides.  What do you think?

Monday, July 1, 2013

What a find! BUG HAT!!!!!!

I found this antique wire egg basket at my local Deseret Industries to display my insects.  Love the shape and the patina.  Looks like a BUG HAT!!!!


These are light and easy to wear, though they have a big presence.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Bead Cap Caper



Monday, May 27, 2013

Floral Swag Necklaces

Friday, May 24, 2013

Les Escargots

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New Bead

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Jack's Journal