Sunday, April 17, 2011

a fantastic event

the southern california flame surfers sponsored their 1st Beads of Courage event yesterday. Beads of Courage is an arts-in-medicine program for children with serious illnesses. what a privilege it was to take part in this special event.  if you'd like more information please go to

Monday, April 4, 2011

busy, busy

I have been on the torch melting glass like crazy.  When I'm in torching mode (as opposed to silver creating and jewelry designing.  or, to be honest, just screwing around) I am in the zone.  I find it totally meditative and relaxing.  It cleans out my brain in a way nothing else does.  And the colors.  It's like opening a brand new box of crayons everyday.  Can you smell them?  And then LAYERING colors.  That changes everything.  I think I'll allow myself a few more days with glass, then I better move on to the next thing!

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Exciting news! the incredibly talented Sylvie Lansdowne is coming to Southern California to teach at The Mandrel!  Sylvie "The Queen of Whimsy" makes the most fantastic beads and she will be sharing some of her tips and tricks.....
call Donna at The Mandrel for info 310 413 9789

here is a peek at the magic that is Sylvie!!!