feeling brown

I have to say that I’m very happy that brown seems to be a hot color again this fall. I haven’t always felt that way, but have gained a new appreciation for neutrals in recent years. I hope this isn’t one of those signs that I’m getting older. LOL! I … Continue reading

build an ark?

Here’s our forecast: Flash flood watch in effect through Friday afternoon. Rest Of Tonight: thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Low in the lower 60s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north after midnight. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent. Friday: thunderstorms likely in the morning, … Continue reading

basic geometry

What better way to celebrate back to school time, than with a little geometry. Ok, if the thought of geometry makes you break out in a cold sweat, never fear, I’m just talking about some colorful beads with geometric shapes. Inspired by gemstone intarsia beads and the colors of Cancun. … Continue reading

up for a challenge?

Polka Dot Creations has started a new monthly color challenge. Sound like fun? This month’s color is aqua, so mix up a pretty shade of aqua clay, paint, paper, etc. Open to all mediums. Click on the pic for more info.

fun brights

Just finished up a custom order. These beads kind of remind me of gumballs. Haven’t seen tie-dye gumballs before? Oh well, I think they’re lots of fun anyway.

eye on the sky

This time of year the skies over Indianola, IA are filled with hot air balloons. You can find more info on the National Balloon Classic here. If you are in the area, it is definitely a sight worth seeing. This photo is from a couple of years ago. The sky … Continue reading


You can now find me on etsy. I have mostly jewelry listed there now. More beads will be coming soon. Here’s a bracelet designed with my own beads. …and a new photo of Buddy

a little push

ok, maybe I need a big push! I started remodeling my website in January. I bet you can tell where I’m going with this already. Yes, it’s now June and I’m no farther along that I was in January. I actually got quite a bit done when I first started, … Continue reading