Sunday, May 9, 2010

Introducing... Zeke!

This is Zeke's "Look out world, here I come" face!
Wide awake and ready to roll!

Time has flown!

If you are my friend on Facebook, you know that I have a new puppy! I found a wonderful pup (now four months old) at the Humane Society of Huron Valley - part German Shepherd, and part Rottweiler, and perhaps, parts of other wonderful breeds. He is very talkative, and seems to feel the need to get the last word. With me as his mom, this is going to be a lifelong battle! But I AM ALPHA! He is very smart and is growing fast. The whole family loves him... even when he nibbles a little too hard, or chews up a flip-flop...

Stony Creek Bead is celebrating! May 1oth is our 5th "birthday!" That time sure went by fast! Business is great - thanks to all of our customers! Now, on to the next five... and beyond!

I am ready for some serious beading. Working at the shop full-time (six days a week,) raising a new pup, and spending w-a-y too much time on Facebook, all have cut into my creative beading time. I am in the planning stages for a new embroidery project!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tree root in the River Raisin

Several times each summer, I kayak the River Raisin, just north of Manchester (Michigan.) This huge tree root has been in the river for the past few years - beautiful, and FULL of spider webs!
I am inspired by the silvery color of the aged wood - thoughts are brewing about a new jewelry piece...

Sunday, February 28, 2010


This shot was my profile picture on facebook for a while around the time of Christmas '09. It's a bit grainy because it was from a cell phone. Sparkling Swarovski crystal earrings in bright red - perfect for the holiday!

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Year - New Challenges

Happy New Year! Winter in Michigan is beautiful - but the cold weather makes me want to stay inside and play with beads. I'm planning my next large bead embroidery project, and I think it's going to be very 3-D. Beads attached to a flat surface, but rising up from there... Hmmmm... probably Spring flowers.

I'm also working on several necklace designs that use simple techniques, but pack a big punch. Great for intermediate beaders, and using some unusual materials.

I'm getting very excited about the shop's buying trip to Tucson in February. It's a lot of work (beads are heavy!) but the inspiration! Eye candy! New tools! Color overload! Ah-h-h-h! I love it.