Art Fairs

  • 2013 Art Fairs
  • October 13 ~ Bead Bonanza ~ Southfield, MI
  • December 14 ~ Women's Art Festival ~ Minneapolis, MN
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  • 2014 Art Fairs
  • March 22-23 ~ Art Glass & Bead Show ~ Madison, WI
  • June 5-8 ~ Bead & Button ~ Milwaukee, WI
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  • October 13 ~ Bead Bonanza ~ Southfield, MI

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bracelets & Taxes...

Those are the only things that will be happening in the studio between now and the end of the year! I am so depleted on bracelets, and am going to restock so that I have a great supply heading into 2012! Taxes...ugh, but they need to get done early for financial aid time again. Here is the start....

Friday, October 14, 2011


I have a confession to make...
Sometimes I sneak into my studio in the middle of the night to crack open the kiln and peek at the previous days stash.

BE.... mischievous

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Marine Art Fair

Had a great time in Marine on St Croix for their annual art fair. Saturday was beautiful, Sunday was a bit gloomy and rainy but we had a really nice show. The last hour of the fair I had this necklace stolen...BAD KARMA to whomever swiped it! Then Sunday night it was off to Madison to see my great customers at the Market Show! Thanks to all who stopped by our booth over the last few days! Have a great week!



Monday, September 12, 2011

Little Falls...

Well we made it home from Little Falls last night...exhausted! Thanks to all of you who stopped by the booth to purchase new goodies from CB&CO, and those of you who just stopped by to say 'hi'! It was great seeing all of you and catching up. Now I need to do the catching up, on inventory that is, since we are back at it this coming weekend again in Marine on St Croix! I will be in the studio 24/7 completing orders from last weekend and working on filling up my booth again! Hope to see you next weekend!

BE productive...

Thursday, September 1, 2011


It is almost my favorite time of year, although this year it will be a little bitter sweet. We will be moving our daughter ( & only child ) off to college on Saturday. We have spent the last few weeks planning, organizing, and shopping, and Brad is very glad that as of this afternoon...we have polished off the last of the "to purchase" list! Now hopefully it will all fit into the SUV!

We have also been on the road and out of town for a few weeks with shows. 2 weekends ago we headed to Milwaukee for the 2nd Annual Milwaukee Domes Art Festival. The setting was beautiful, we reconnected with a few friends, like the lovely Becki Moylan ( ), oh how I wish we lived closer to Mequon, and met new. Kendal absolutely fell in love with the works of Emerson Matabele. ( ) I too was completely drawn to and enthralled with the images he is blessed to capture. He is a truly amazing man, I could have spent the entire festival in his booth listening to him talk of his work and watching him interact with the people that were drawn to his booth, as we were.

After 4 days in Milwaukee, we were home for another 4, just barely enough time to give Coop a bath before we had to bring him right back to the vet...poor boy! Then we were off to Green Bay. What a great 3 days we had there! The weather was absolutely perfect for both days of Art Street, a rare feat for ANY art fair to accomplish! We were finally able to drop into The Assemblage Studio in DePere. All I need to say is get there if you haven't been! We were set up almost right across from Debbie and David from The Glass Onion ( ) and were able to catch up a bit with them...LOVE their work! Also had a few brief moments to chat with Tyler Lambert of Doll House Studio. Check out his blog at This is one amazing artist....and he is only 14! Oh the places he will go! We had a great show, and were able to hit The Timeline Saloon & BBQ on the way out of town. We had been wanting to stop there every time we get to Green Bay and finally took the time to stop, and boy are we glad we did. Probably the best BBQ we have had, and the 3 of us ate for $44! Best and least expensive meal of the far! They also have a Harley Shop and Museum! They are about 18 miles West of Green Bay on HWY 29 in Bonduel.

So that brings us back to this weekend, and the looming 'empty nest'. I am a big ball of mixed emotion, sad that K won't be here everyday, being silly and making us laugh, but SO proud of her and the young woman that she is becomming. We are so blessed to have her in our lives, and can't wait to see what is just over the horizon for her. For me, it means sticking my nose to the grindstone and working thru the part of me that will miss her so very much. So beware my shops and galleries, you will soon have OODLES of new inventory from me to fill your shelves!

Wishing everyone a fun-filled holiday weekend!

BE safe...

Monday, May 16, 2011

Off the wait list!

I was just notified that I am off the wait list and officially a vendor at the Edina Art Fair this year! Whew...big relief since I have been there for at least the past 8 years! I am in booth #627 in the US Bank parking lot along 50th. This is a totally new location for me, so I hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

I'm back...

Wow, it has sure been awhile! I wish I could say that I had spent my time here: Unfortunately I have been hard at work, creating inventory. I had 2 appointments last weekend, plus 2 shows...same weekend! I am regrouping and hard at work, and would you believe that I MADE BEADS last weekend! I am pretty safe to say that it has been well over 2 years since I have lit my lampworking torch, and I am happy to say that I have truly missed it, and relieved to say that it was like riding a bike! Have a happy Monday!



Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Everything Etsy

You can now find me listed on a directory along with other handmade artists on Everything Etsy. I am listed under suppliers. Check out the directory if you have a chance, lots of great artists!

BE...well rested

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bead Soup Party Participants

Happy Saturday! Here is a list of the participants in the current Bead Soup Party! Check tham out, and remember to come back on the 26th to check out the reveal!


1. Lori Anderson, Pretty Things
2. Kitty Durmaj, Perles and Life
3. Michelle Heim, Life In the Bead Lane
4. Lisa Petrillo, Lucid Moon Studio
5. Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations
6. Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
7. Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
8. Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
9. Heidi Post, Ex Post Facto
10. Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
11. Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas
12. Rachel Walsh, Balanced Crafts
13. Marian Hertzog, M's Place
14. Mary McGraw, MK's Musings
15. Sarabeth Burke, Chronicles of Sarita
16. Deci Worland, Gem Trails
17. Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
18. Laura Zeiner, Stick Lizard Designs
19. Kristin Latimer, MJM Jewelry Designs
20. Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Chile Cats
21. Holly Westfall, Silver Rose Designs
22. Janna Harttgen, Palima-Lim
23. Libby Leuchtman, Libby Leu
24. Rebecca Anderson, Songbeads
25. Deb Hunter, Living On Air
26. Diana Ptaszynski, Suburban Girl Studio
27. Jennifer VanBenschoten, VanBeads
28. Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
29. Cyndi Lavin, Beading Arts
30. Courtney Breul, Beads by Breul
31. Stefanie Teufel, Stefanie's Sammelsurium
32. Patricia Gasparino, My Life Under the Bus
33. Tari Khars, Pearl and Pebble
34. Kristi Bowman-Gruel, Kristi Bowman Design
35. Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
36. Becky Fairclough, Chameleons Designs
37. Evie and Beth McCord, EB Bead & Metal Works
38. Lynne Bowland, Islandgirl's Insights
39. Barbara Lewis, Painting With Fire
40. Lorelei Eurto, Inside the Studio
41. Stacy Hartis, Sissy & Jack's
42. Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
43. Marcie Abney, La Bella Joya
44. Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations
45. Nan Emmett, Spirit Rattles
46. Melissa Mesara, One Eared Pig
47. Amanda Davie, Articulations
48. Cherin Poovey, Lanyard Lady
49. Virginia Joste, ViviBijoux
50. Andrew Thornton, The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton51. Lori Dorrington, Lori's Glassworks
52. Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
53. Kate Gardenghi, Tropical Blonde
54. Serena Trent, PinkIce Jewel's Blog
55. Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin de Koning
56. Shai Williams, Shaiha's Ramblings
57. Francy Inman, 8 Second Studio
58. Amy Freeland, Copper Diem
59. Lisa Liddy, Joolz By Lisa
60. Sandi Lee James, Do Be Do Bead Do
61. Mary Harding, Mary Harding Bead Blog
62. Stacey Curry, Star Hitched Wagon
63. Leslie Gidden, Mad Maggie Designs
64. Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals
65. Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
66. Linda Djokic, Lutka and Co.
67. Tracy Bell, Copper, Glass, and Recycled Trash
68. Laurel Steven, Rue's Daftique
69. Ingrid McCue, Wrapped In Silver
70. Birgitta Lejonklou, Create With Spirit
71. Diana Hawkey, Diana Hawkey
72. Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
73. Jeanette Ryan, Jeanette Blix
74. Jackie Ryan, Silver Lodge Gems
75. Jean Yates, Snap Out of it Jean, There's Beading to Be Done!
76. Debbie Goering, Prairie Emporium
77. Valerie Norton, Hot Art
78. Jana Trupovniece, Stories of the Secret Garden
79. Amy Severino, Amy Beads
80. Emma Thomas, Fred Beans Nook
81. Karen Zanco, Everyday Gypsy
82. Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria
83. Janet McDonald, Singing Woods
84. Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Designs
85. Kristina Johansson, Wild Roses and Blackberries
86. CJ Bauschka, CJ Bauschka
87. Angela Barribea, Re: Angela Rae
88. Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
89. Tanya Floyd, Glass Migrations
90. Lisa Kavanaugh, Beading Bliss
91. Sue Hodgkinson, Hello Gorgeous
92. Jenni Connolly, Jenni's Bead
93. Nally Parfyonova, Nally's Creations
94. Karyn White, Releases By Rufydoof
95. Emanda Johnson, Artemisia Studio
96. Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box
97. Cindy Dolezal, Cindy Dolezal Designs
98. Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
99. Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
100. Linda Landig, Linda's Bead Blog and Meanderings
101. Nicole Valentine-Rimmer, N. Valentine Studio
102. Jacinta Meyers, Jamberrysong's Creations
103. Charlene Gary, Gray Girl Studios
104. Rubiee Hayes, Glitter and Keys Galore
105. Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
106. Elizabeth Freeman, Turquoise Sky
107. Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Bead Designs Rhetoric
108. Lynda Moseley, Diva Designs
109. Grace Danel, Grace Beading
110. Lois Moon, Que Onda Quitman
111. Agnes Shapiro, Beader Bubbe
112. Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo
113. Judy Glende, Judith B. Designs
114. Mary Ellen Parker, Bee Tree By Me
115. Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf
116. Charlene Sevier, The Bead Dreamer
117. Alice Craddick, Alice's Beads and Baubles
118. Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie
119. Ronda Adams, The Ravished Heart
120. Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe Designs
121. Anna Lear, The Laughing Raven
122. Susie Hibdon, Vintagesusie & Wings
123. Amanda Austin, Sea Shore Glass
124. Jennifer Velasquez, Jen Judd Rocks
125. Hazel Ward, All Those Things
126. Brenda Salzano, Salzanos
127. Dee Gordon, Runako Designs by Dee
128. Anna Denisova, Anita-M
129. Margaret Saari, Mags-Jewelry
130. Genea Crivello-Knable, Genea Beads
131. Penny Neville, Copper Penny
132. Angela Blasingame, Hopemore
133. Helena Fritz, Beadwork by H's Blog
134. Stephanie LaRose, Confessions of a Bead Hoarder
135. Stephanie Haussler, PixyBug Designs
136. Diane Cook, Rosa & Josies
137. Maryse Thillens, Glass Bead Art
138. Jennifer Pride, Jewelry by J.P.
139. Shannon Chomanczuk, For My Sweet Daughter
140. Lisa Godfrey, Bead Happy
141. Heather Pyle, Welcome to My Muse
142. Regina Santerre, Regina's Writings
143. Liz DeLuca, Creative Arty Facts
144. Sig Wynne-Evans, Beaded Bear's Nonsense
145. Loretta Carstensen, Loretta's Boutique
146. Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
147. Amber Dawn, Inventive Soul
148. Shelly Graves, Stars Dance With Me
149. Jess Italia Lincoln, Vintaj Blog
150. JJ Jacobs, Coming Abstractions
151. Carrie Tahquechi, Carrie T
152. Staci Smith, Staci Louise Originals
153. Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Quiet Area
154. Ema Kilroy, Ema K Designs
155. Magdalena Sikora, Poranna Gazeta
156. Nicole Keller, Nicki's Reef
157. Ann Rishell, My Critical Eye
158. Noemi Baena, Fire, Metal, and Color
159. Christa Murphy, Adventures of One Beady Woman
160. Barbara Blaszczyk, Labotorium Flory
161. Collette Collins, Firefly Myst
162. Carola Greiser, Polymer Clay Shed
163. Joanna Kopijczuk, Bizuteria z Filcu
164. LeAnn Weih, Summers Studio
165. Cassandra Watsham, Design by Cassandra
166. Anna Motz, Stunning
167. Shea Zukowski, Gr8findings
168. Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
169. Lisa Boucher, Lisa's Clay Happenings
170. Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope
171. Alison Crenshaw, Beads by Earth Tones
172. Dorcas Midkiff, Wondrous Strange Designs
173. Melissa Rediger, Sea of Glass
174. Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre
175. Julie Nordine, Julie Nordine Credit River Art Glass
176. Menka Gupta, Menka's Blog
177. Patsy Evins, Patsy Evins Studio
178. Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie're
179. Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux
180. Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
181. Lyn Foley, Lyn Foley Wearable Art
182. Tara Plote, The Newbie Beader's Blog
183. Natalie Schuetz, Natalie S Perlen
184. Kim Hutchinson, Running on Ink
185. Haley Frank, Wide Eyed Smilin
186. Grace Caputo, Suddenly Last Summer
187. Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp, Skye Jewels
188. Erin Siegel, Erin Siegel Jewelry
189. Janea McDonald, Organized Chaos
190. Kristi Evenson, Colie Bug & Co.
191. Linda Inhelder, Must Haves Jewelry
192. Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
193. Whitney Lassini, Whitney Lassini
194. Nancy Schindler, The Rabbit Muse
195. Pam Brisse, The Blue Between
196. Beth Bricker, Vintage Sweets
197. Ruthie Stickney, Rose Works Jewelry and Gifts
198. Rose Noble, Lady Noble Designs
199. Karen Williams, Baublicious
200. Claire Maunsell, The Next Bend
201. Christine Damm, Stories They Tell
202. Kerry Bogert, Kab's Creative Concepts
203. Wendy Blum, Sand & Sea Designs
204. Juli Cannon, Julsbeads
205. Jenny Robledo, La Dona Boutique
206. Krista French, French Elegant Jewelry
207. Pam Krinski, Ewa Beads
208. Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love
209. Dana Jones, Dana's Jewelry
210. Shirley Moore, Homeschooling Life

Friday, February 18, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

New INITIAL pendants!

I have added my INITIAL pendants/charms to my ETSY shop! You can check them out here:

Have a great week!



Monday, February 7, 2011


I took part in a new type of show (for me) over the weekend, it was a Cheerleading Competition with over 40 teams competing. It was loud, exciting, and the teams were unbelievable! I created a line of "CHEER" jewelry with several different related words, and have a few pieces left, so if you are interested, hop over to my ETSY shop! Thanks, and I hope everybody has a great week!



Friday, February 4, 2011

Bead Soup Party REVEAL

My Bead Soup Party partners have received their package from me, so I can finaly show you what I sent to them! I will post what I received later this weekend!



Thursday, February 3, 2011


Made it to another ETSY treasury!

Earthenwood Design Team

I was honored to be a member of the Earthenwood Design Team for the month of January! Melanie sent off the inspiration pieces to us all, this month's theme was "Cabin Fever", then we were to design a piece around them. Here is a photo of the pieces we received, and the necklace that I designed with them. You can find Melanie and the other team members at Thanks for the opportunity Melanie!



Friday, January 28, 2011

Bead Soup Party teaser...

And here is a photo of what I am sending...sorry but you can't get a better pic until later!

Bead Soup Party partners!

So my items for the bead soup party are shipping out today! I am partnered up with the mother/daughter team from EB Bead & Metal Works. Here is a photo of their work, and you can see more at



Vintage BUTTONS!

I have a huge stash of vintage buttons that were given to me by my grandma and my aunt, both who have passed away. They are the odd lots from dresses that my grandma made for my mom and 2 aunts while they were growing up. So I have started to make little shadow boxes for them out of copper that I have etched and lined with vintage script. Now if I can only find all of the old wooden needle cases that I have....



Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Hi all! A bit under the weather lately....that headache is back again, but this one I can deal with! I have listed a new batch of vintage game piece charms on ETSY for $14 each, but here is the sneak peek! Have a great night!



Friday, January 21, 2011

Metal Stamp Give Away!

Yippee...a chance to win a metal stamp set from PJ Tool & Supply!

The letters are small -- 1/8" (3mm), so you can really get a lot of words on your stamped jewelry. This font is whimsical, including a-z and a question mark. The stamps are made of hardened carbon tool steel and can stamp precious metals, soft steel, aluminum, and even wood.

First, thank PJ Tool & Supply for this opportunity.

Please visit their web site by clicking here!

For details on how to enter go to:



Wow, the car said -17 when Brad left this morning! Thankful that I only have to go downstairs to work and not outside! Stay warm!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Vintage Pendants

I love the look of these pieces that I just added to my ETSY shop. ( ) Hope you do as well. Spent most of the day cleaning silver, so my hands are aweful, good thing we are off to another hockey game tonight so I can hide them in my mittens!



Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bead Soup Party!

Click on the link to the left to sign up for Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Party!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Spent the last few days down for the count with a terrible headache, thought I had left those back in 2010! Worked most of today despite the lingering pain. I have just listed a batch a these BINGO charms on ETSY tonight! They are so cute, especially paired up with one of my girlfriend pendants or a big grouping of charms...hhmmm, what's YOUR lucky nimber?


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Etsy Shop

Happy New Year! I know I am a few days late, but they have been a busy few day! We had a hockey tournament over the weekend, took 3rd, and have been stocking the Etsy shop! Now I need to get back to inventory for a few days before I head off this weekend to my first wholesale show of the 2011 season.