Sunday, October 16, 2011

What's new in Meghan's Etsy Shop...

 Meghan has started making "Mix" packages of seed beads in 6 coordinating colors.  They come in 10 ounce containers.  Above is her Fall Mix.  Click HERE to see them.
 She has over 70 different colors of seed beads for sale now.  Every month we add about 30-40 more colors.  So she has a lot to choose from.
This is her own design...  A jack-o-lantern seed bead tube.  We made it into a pendant and she has it for sale...  Click HERE to see it.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mom's Birthday Bracelet

This is the bracelet Meghan and I made for my Mom's birthday a couple weeks ago.  Meghan made the beautiful beaded tube beads and I made the lampwork beads.  The silver beads are made by TierraCast, which I sell in my Etsy shop.  Meghan sells her tube beads in her Etsy shop.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Meghan's new endeavor...

Meghan has joined the "business" with me :) She is making these awesome beads for Pandora style bracelets. They are very time consuming as she weaves the little delica beads into tubes, then hand flares them onto metal tubes for a more stylish look. Plus, they can be used in other designs (see above). She has an Etsy store of her own at

Sunday, August 21, 2011

I created a "water color" of a sunset photo I took while Chris and I were canoeing the other night. I used a new app I got in the Apple App store, I think it looks pretty neat :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Negligent Blogger - Again!

I have been negligent in my blogging, again! But so much has been happening in the past month and a half, I haven't had time - I swear!
First, Chris went to California for a few days to play in a golf tournament to benefit a scholarship set up in Jillian's name. He had a blast! Above is a picture of Dennis, Eric, Chris and Scott at the tournament. It was held at Rancho Vista Golf Course in Palmdale and was a tremendous success. I have a photo album of the event on the left side of the blog if you would like to see more pictures.
Then, in the beginning of July, Jenn and the boys came for a visit. Above is Jenn, Seth and Sam at Koosah Falls.
And then... Brenda and Hailey came up for a week to visit as well. Unfortunately, poor Eric had to stay home and spend his birthday alone as well because he got an exciting new job and couldn't get time off. But steady employment sure beats the on-again off-again jobs he has been used to. Anyway.... Above is Brenda and Hailey at Benham Falls. Aren't they cute??

Well, that is about it... Now we can focus on building Chris's garage, which is coming along well. The cement is nearly done, they pour the slab this week and we are hoping to begin framing the walls this weekend.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

My 15 Minutes of Fame...

A set of my beads were used in a bracelet made by one of my customers in the 2011 edition of Easy Wire Magazine. This is an annual collectors magazine.
Above is a picture of the spread. Lori Anderson created the bracelet. You can follow her blog at

Friday, June 10, 2011

What kind of fool torments a bobcat?

This little guy does. I got this shot tonight as Chris held the spot light on him.
The raccoons, for some reason, have no fear of Eddie... In fact, they are brave enough to reach in the cage and try to steal cat kibble! But they also like to sit up in the trees around Eddies cage and torment him! A couple times, Eddie has gotten a hold of one, with raccoon fur around as evidence.