Thursday, September 30, 2010


What a magnificent fall day! The sky is a brilliant blue and the sun is unusually warm for this time of year.

I've spent the day catching up on household chores that have been ignored for the last few weeks. Still getting the new business ready to open. We have a ways to go yet we will get there. We have had so much help and support from family and friends. We are so blessed. I don't know how we will ever repay them.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Where have I been?

I know I've been pretty scarce lately and I apologize for that. You see my husband and I have started a new business venture. Yes, instead of going into retirement, which Norm just wasn't ready to do after losing his job in this miserable economy, we decided to buy the little neighborhood bar that he has dreamed about since owning one back in the eighties.
No I'm not giving up beadmaking. Norm will run the bar himself with little help from me eventually but getting it ready for the public is taking all the resources we have at the moment. The building has suffered years of neglect and we have been slowly removing years of grime. With the loving help of friends and family we've come a long way but still have tons to do so that's where I've been most everyday the last month minus the days I've spent on the computer filling out reams of paperwork for licenses and such. Oy! So much paperwork!
I intend on announcing our opening here in the next few weeks and then I'll get back to beadmaking. After all, this isn't a blog about a bar, it's a blog about beads ;-)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Southwest feel...

Labor Day has come and gone and the leaves are turning color. Mornings are crisp and cool and there are spider webs everywhere I turn! Fall is here. Our very short summer has ended and it's time to start thinking about warmer clothes and , I've worn flip flops all summer long and yesterday, after wearing sneakers all day, my feet were not happy :-(. And what little bit of summer tan I had is fading very quickly.

Here is another necklace I finished recently. "Cimmeron" features one of my handmade lampwork heart beads and I've paired it with turquoise gemstones in an oval shape and Karen Hill Tribe silver seed beads. You can find it in my Etsy shop.