Friday, May 20, 2016

Bead and Button is just around the corner!

It's that time of year when all thoughts are focused on getting ready for Bead and Button!  Making kits, double checking handouts, prepping for Meet the Teachers...trying to stay focused!  For those of you that are going....I still have room in a few classes.  I'd love to have you join me!

A class where you will learn about methods of metal texturing and riveting.  You'll leave this class with your own unique pendant.

If earrings are your thing, I have 2 classes with room:

A full day of fun in:

And another half day class:

All of these classes are open to students of all skill levels!

Anyone that is going to Bead and Button make sure you come to the Meet the Teachers event!  I'll have some kits available and lots of beautiful finished pieces for you to check out!
Hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

New classes on the way!

Now that most of the work on my next book is done, it's time to start designing new classes!  I'll be posting these very soon.... Stay tuned!  Ella says she can't wait!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Bead and Button update!

For those of you going to the Bead and Button I have 2 classes that are almost sold out....
Wrap It, Stamp It, and Bling It Bracelet-- 

Wire Wrapped Earrings -- What Fun! 

 I'd love to have you join us!  Hope to see you there!!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

It's all about the classes.......

The year 2016 is going to be loads of fun....Local classes at Fusion Beads in Seattle, Bead Cruise in May, Bead and Button in June, Creative Castle in August, Beads by Blanche in September....just to mention a few.
Some of my classes are set...others still to be decided.  The following classes are just some of the choices that you may see!



Riveted and Embellished Pendant/Earrings
Rivet, Embellish, Express Pendant
Wrap & Bling It Ring

Wrap, Stamp, Bling It Necklace and Bracelet
A Riveted Pendant
Falling Leaves Pendant and Earrings

By The Sea Pendant

These are my current offerings.  If I am teaching in your area and you have a request let me know!  I would be happy to pass it on to those that decide.  You can contact me at

Here's to hoping 2016 is a happy, peaceful and creative year for all!

Saturday, October 31, 2015


The Bay Area Bead Show is just around the corner!  There is still time to sign up for classes!! 
 This class is Wrap It By The Sea
Friday, November 13th
9 am - 5 pm
 Falling Leaves Pendant
Saturday, November 14th
9 am - 1 pm
 Earrings….you can never have too many!
Sunday, November 15th
9 am - 1 pm

Wrap It, Stamp It, & Bling It Bracelet SOLD OUT!
Email us to be put on the waiting list
Saturday, November 14th
2 pm - 6 pm
Go to the website show and scroll down to my name to sign up for these fun classes!  This will be the only time I will be in the area until next year!
For those in the area...stop by my classroom if you are interested in kits or finished pieces...I'll have some fun things for sale!  Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Things they are a changing!

After much thought and deliberation...I have decided that I am giving up my Studio in Kirkland.  We have just bought a house in Hillsboro Oregon and are going to be living there part time...until we can make a complete move.  Because of that I won't have the time to dedicate to a studio.  I do plan on trying to find places in Oregon to continue teaching if you have any contacts or know of a great store or two in the area....let me know!

I also want to tell you again about the fabulous retreat I am involved with called The Autumn Artist Retreat at Suncadia Resort in Washington State.  I am teaching there along with Sarah Thompson, an amazing wire artist.  The retreat is being held Oct. 23-26 2014.  It will be an amazing and relaxing experience in the Cascade Mountains.  For information check out:  Hope you will join us!
One more thing to tell you about....I will be teaching again this year at the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza- the BABE SHOW!!  This year it is Nov. 14-16th.  If you haven't made it to this show you need to put it on your must do list!!!  It is located in Oakland Ca. A really great location for jumping on the Bart and checking out San Fransisco while you are there!!  You can check it out at:  I am teaching a number of classes I hope you will check out!

Well...that is it for now!  If you have any questions you can always email me at:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Come join me for an Autumn Artist Retreat.....

I am proud to announce that I am taking part in the first annual Autumn Artist Retreat in Roslyn Washington....located in the beautiful Cascade mountains at Suncadia Resort.  You can check out all the details at 
At this retreat you will take a full day class with me and one day with the amazing wire artist Sarah Thompson- you can check out her work on her Etsy site- 
The third day you will have a choice of taking a class from me or one from Sarah!

My classes are up on the website....Sarah's will be coming soon! 
My full day class is a brand new one.....retreat goers will get the first shot at this fun class called: Rivet, Embellish & Express....a necklace piece that makes a real statement!
My half day class is a fabulous ring class called Wrap It & Bling it Ring!

In case you are worried....both of my classes are for all skill levels....if you are comfortable with metal and wire or will have a great time and a successful finished piece you will wear with pride! 

We have very limited space in this retreat so don't hesitate to pull the trigger and sign up!
Check the website for costs.....that include lodging, classes, breakfast and lunch!  Such a great deal!!
If you have any questions you can email me at or check the website for how to sign up!
Hope you can join us!