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

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.